Mexico Presentation

Sam Orr, a Hay Springs Public School alumni, was our guest speaker today as we explored the culture of Mexico. Sam shared a presentation which covered the following topics: flag, location, size, travel requirements, weather, food, language, Mariachi music, money, homemade fireworks, and the crafters market on wheels. Mexican dishes start with these main ingredients: tomato, onion, peppers, and garlic. One of Sam’s favorite traditional foods is “Elote” (street corn). The students received the book, P is for Pinata, and Churros for their snack. After the presentation, the 2nd graders enjoyed making Mexican Mirrors. Thank you Sam for taking the time to share with the students. Thank you also to Snow-Redfern Foundation for your generosity that makes these cultural programs possible.

Possible Make-up Days

With a possibility of our school needing to make up days due to the snow days this winter, I have looked at the calendar and determined that the following days would be scheduled to be used as make up days if needed.

March 31st
April 21st
April 28th
May 5th

These are for reference at this time only, we will only schedule make up days if we go over our limit. Right now we are sitting at one snow day left in the bank before we will have to make up days. If you have any questions, please let me know.

George Clear

Wrestling Information

Schedule Change:
Boys High School wrestling will NOT be attending the Ainsworth wrestling meet on Saturday, January 28th, but instead they will be joining the Mitchell invite on Friday January 27th.

Friday, January 27th, 2023
What: Mitchell Tigers Wrestling Invitational/WTC Girls Wrestling Tournament
When: 1:00 PM
Where: Mitchell, NE High School Gym
Admission: Admission is $5.00 for ADULTS and $4.00 for STUDENTS.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
What: WTC/SPVA/MAC/PAC Wrestling Tournament Boys Only
When: 9:00 AM
Where: Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, NE
Admission: $6.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Students

Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th, 2023
What: District D-4 Wrestling Tournament
When: Friday: 5:00-8:00 PM CST / Saturday: 9:30-12:30 CST and finals begin at 1:30 PM CST
Where: Sutherland High School, Sutherland, NE
Admission: Friday: Adults $6.00, Students $5.00 / Saturday: Adults $9.00, Students $7.00

Streaming Links

As always, the live stream links for activities are available on the homepage by clicking on the “NFHS” tab, the link that says “Click here to watch our Live Stream on the NFHS Network!”, or the big red, white, and blue button that says “NFHS Network – Watch Live”(like the image you see attached to this post).  The NFHS Network is a subscription based service so you must have a subscription to watch the stream.

To make it even more simple, here are the direct links to the individual games:

Boys JH Basketball vs. Sioux County @ 2:00 PM –

Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Sioux County @ 4:00 PM –

Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Lusk @ 7:00 PM –

eSports Heads To State Finals

Today the Hay Springs eSports Mario Kart Team 1 qualified for state finals in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, beating out Wynot, NE by a margin of 88-68. There were some very tense moments during the four races, but Kaden Langford, Emily Nelson, and the Tobiasson Two(Taden and Tanner) fought on and triumphed in the end! The Nebraska State eSports Association State Finals will be held on Friday, February 3rd in York, Nebraska at York College. Hay Springs(Division 4) matches will go from 9:00AM-12:00PM CT/8:00AM-11:00AM MT and will be streamed live at so be sure to watch and cheer on our team! Thank you Mrs. Beguin for the awesome pictures!


Parent Teacher Conferences

Hay Springs Public Schools will be hosting parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, February 2nd from 4:15 PM until 8:15 PM. If parents are unable to make it during this time frame, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to set up another time to visit. Looking forward to seeing our parents on February 2nd!

Girls On The Run

3rd-5th Grade Girls – Please let us know if you are interested in restarting the Girls on the Run program here at Hay Springs!

It runs from mid-March-May with a celebration 5K for all panhandle teams in Chadron in May. This program promotes healthy habits through exercise, social emotional well being, and building friendships. The team meets twice a week after school (we would work around youth volleyball schedules during April). There is some running but it is so much more than that and it is worked into games and activities!

3rd-5th grade parents, please contact Mrs. Heiting ASAP if your daughter is interested so we can get things set up!