The second and third grade classes went on a field trip Wednesday, May 5th to Agsplosion in Bridgeport, Nebraska. We had a great hands-on learning experience about the importance of agriculture and learned about the farm to table process with beef, potatoes, swine, beans, irrigation, corn, machinery, dairy and wheat.

Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge State Champions

Congratulations to the two Hay Springs teams that competed! The first team that competed in the Personal Finance Challenge were Hannah Hoos, Ashley Tobiasson, and Gabe Varvel. This team placed third in the Western Region. The second team to compete in the Personal Finance Challenge were Kaden Langford, Spencer Kadlecek, and Sam Hindman. This team placed first in the Western Region moving them on to the State Championship round and they placed third in the State Competition.

Conservation Festival

On Tuesday, May 4th, the fifth graders attended the Conservation Festival in Chadron hosted by UWNRD. Students visited 8 different presenters who set up hands-on stations to teach about conservation. A few of the stations students experienced were the GPS Scavenger Hunt, Weed Watchers, Migratory Birds Game, Tree Cookies, and always a favorite, the Water Rockets. We had a great day and learned more about how to protect our valuable natural resources. A few students take-aways from the day:

*I learned about aquifers and how water flows through.
*I learned that it is hard for birds to migrate.
*I learned that peeling bark off trees is bad.
*I learned how to use a GPS.
*I learned about different noxious weeds in Nebraska.
*I learned how weeds spread.
*I learned that tree rings will grow bigger if it is healthy.

Robotics Open House

Mike’s Dream F.T.C. #16292 robotics team invites you to their open house this Wednesday, May 5th @ Lister Sage from 5 until 8 pm.  Join us in celebrating our state championship and great Mexican food.  Free will donation.  See you there!