Hawk Wrestlers 48th of 64 Teams at State

In only the second year of our revitalized wrestling program and only having freshmen and sophomores on our team we qualified half of our six man team for the state tournament in Omaha at the Century Link Center. The three qualifiers were freshman Levi Ray at 126 lbs, sophomore Joey Johnson at 132 lbs and sophomore Stevin Horrocks at 220 lbs.

Levi lost his first match to state runner-up Mason Klingelhoefer of Amherst and his second match to Garrett Sonderup of Fullerton. Joey lost his first match to Evan Ashcroft the third place finisher from Plainview and his second match was a loss to Cody Brouilett of MCJU.

Sophomore Stevin Horrocks won his first match over Scott Adams of Freeman by a pin in :51 seconds. His second match was to eventual 2 time state champion Jarrod Bazata of Howels by pin in 2:58. In the wrestlebacks Stevin pinned James Starr of Mullen in 4:58 then lost to eventual third place finisher Kalen Pfeiffer of Amherst. Both of his loses were to Seniors and place finishers.

Being a young team and a growing team we are looking for good things next year and a better showing at the state meet. The team placed 48th out of 64 teams with 7 points.


Seniors to Attend County Government Day

On March 29th, the senior class of Hay Springs will join Seniors from Gordon-Rushville and participate in the annual County Government Day. County Government Day was started in 1942 to educate high school seniors about how local government works. The American Legion Posts and the Auxiliaries from Hay Springs, Rushville and Gordon go together to sponsor the event. The Auxiliaries provide the midday meal.

Each senior will shadow a county court officer for the day. They will see what each officer does in the course of their day. Seniors will find out how county government works and how local tax money is allocated.

At Hay Springs High School, the seniors campaign for four different offices and the student body chooses the winners. Any one not winning election was appointed to another office. This year the offices will be held by the following people.

County Sheriff Marc Sandberg

County Assessor Tauna Letcher

County Treasurer Jerilyn Scherbarth

District Judge Dustin Lee

Public Defender Kelsey Kudrna

County Commissioner Kerisa Marx

County Attorney Dylan Mathson

Road Superintendent Kyle Parker

Weed Superintendent Seth Badje


Hawks Recognized for Outstanding Small Ensemble

Congratulations to the Hay Springs Small Instrumental Ensemble for being recognized as the outstanding small ensemble at Panhandle Conference Music Contest on Friday, March 23rd at Sioux County. The group consists of: Cydney Jancik, Kate Roberts, Jen Scherbarth, Whitney Heiting, Katie Scherbarth, Brittany Ferguson, Shaunna Hunter, Eli Badje, Jordan Encinia & Chris Ray.

Elders’ Wisdom 2012

This Year’s Honorees:
Mrs. Donna Sipp & Mr. Don Peters
Thursday, March 29
5:30 p.m. — Soup Supper in Cafeteria
7:00 p.m.— Program in Auditorium
Cookies and Coffee to follow in cafeteria

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Your Input Is Important

In an effort to support continuous improvement in education at Hay Springs, we ask the community for their input on Hay Springs Public Schools.  We are asking all parents and community citizens to complete a short survey.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Academic Achievement Survey 2012

Substitutes Needed

Hay Springs Public School is taking applications for substitutes in the areas of: kitchen aide, custodian, secretary, and paraprofessional. Call (308) 638-4434 for an application.

Box Tops Update

A great BIG thank you goes out to those who collected box tops. Mrs. Olson just sent in a total of $725.00 worth of box tops.  This money is used to buy supplemental materials for classrooms, new playground equipment, and other non-essentials. Your support is very much appreciated. Way to go and keep on collecting!

You are welcome to drop your Box Tops at the school anytime.  Starting April 2, 2012, you will also be able to drop your Box Tops off at Security 1st Bank in Hay Springs. Look for our “Box Top Drop-Box” in the lobby. Go Hawks Collectors!

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Math and Muffins

The 1st grade room was a little crowded on March 8th as parents and family members joined their students at school for Math & Muffins.  The idea behind Math & Muffins was to involve family members in the learning process.  While enjoying juice and muffins family members and kids played math games to reinforce what’s being learned in the classroom.  It was a very successful event and the students are already asking when we can do it again!

Swing Choir to Perform

On Thursday, March 22nd the high school swing choir will be giving performances in preparation for their upcoming contest on Friday, March 23. At 2:30 pm, the Swing Choir will be performing for the elementary students in the cafeteria.  At 3:00 pm, they will be performing in the lobby at Security First Bank.

Book Fair Begins

The Scholastic Book Fair starts next Monday, March 19 and runs through Monday, March 26. We will be open Thursday evening during Parent Teacher Conference. You can also order online. There is a larger selection online and the books will be delivered to the school with free shipping. Below is the link for the Online Book Fair:

Online Book Fair