Upcoming Activity Info

Changes
*No Junior Varsity Boys or Girls basketball until further notice.*
Dec. 6th, Varsity Girls will tip off at 5:00 PM followed by the Varsity Boys.
Dec. 9th, Varsity Girls ONLY against Hot Springs with tip off set for 6:00 PM.
Dec. 13th, Varsity Girls will tip off at 5:00 PM followed by the Varsity Boys.
Dec. 15th, Varsity Girls will tip off at 4:30 PM followed by the Varsity Boys.
Dec. 17th, Varsity Girls ONLY will travel to Sioux County to take on Lusk, WY at 12:00 PM.

Monday, December 5th, 2022
What: Varsity Wrestling Triangular
Where: Crawford
When: 5:30 PM

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
What: Varsity Basketball vs. Morrill – No JV games
Where: Hay Springs Lister Sage
When: Girls Varsity tip off at 5:00 PM, followed by Boys Varsity

Thursday, December 8th, 2022
What: Santa Soup Cookoff
Where: Hay Springs Lister Sage
When: 4:00 – 7:30 PM

What: The Nights, The Lights, and Music Concert
Where: Hay Springs High School Auditorium
When: 7:00 PM

Friday, December 9th, 2022
What: Varsity Girls Only vs. Hot Springs
Where: Hay Springs Lister Sage
When: 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 10th, 2022
What: Girls JH Basketball vs. Crawford JH
Where: Hay Springs Lister Sage
When: 10:00 AM

What: Varsity Wrestling @ Gordon-Rushville
Where: Gordon-Rushville High School
When: 10:30 AM

Monday, December 12th, 2022
What: Girls JH Basketball Tournament
Where: Hay Springs Lister Sage
When: 9:00 AM

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022
What: Varsity Basketball vs. Hemingford
Where: Hay Springs Lister Sage
When: Girls Varsity tip off at 5:00 PM, followed by Boys Varsity

Thursday, December 15th, 2022
What: Varsity Basketball vs. Creek Valley
Where: Creek Valley High School
When: Girls Varsity tip off at 4:30 PM, followed by Boys Varsity

Saturday, December 17th, 2022
What: Varsity Wrestling Tournament
Where: Sidney High School
when: 9:00 AM

What: Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lusk, WY
Where: Sioux County High School
When: 12:00 PM

All Conference/All District

Congratulations to these student athletes for making All District and All Conference!

All Conference
Dylan Young
Dylan Raymer
Gage Mintken
Jordyn Anderson
Toby Scherbarth
Cutter Scott

All District
Gage Mintken
Dylan Raymer
Dylan Young
Cutter Scott
Toby Scherbarth
Jordyn Anderson

Santa Soup Cookoff

Join the Hay Springs FFA and The Hip Hop as they host the Santa Soup Cook-off Thursday, December 8th from 4:00-7:30 at the Lister Sage Community Center. We have a nice assortment of craft & food vendors who will be ready for the public at 4:00 PM. Great time to do some Christmas shopping!

There are 12 soup contestants vying for the Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice awards. Soup sampling begins at 5:00PM sharp.

The Hay Springs Senior Center ladies will have their delicious desserts available for after (or before!) you eat some soup.

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there from 5-7 to visit with the kids and pose for pictures, compliments of “moments” by Bev.

The Middle Level & High School Band & Choir, along with the Community Choir, will present a concert at 7:00 in the auditorium.

State Accountability Ratings

Last week, the Nebraska Department of Education lifted the embargo on information on state accountability ratings. Congratulations to everyone in our district who has and is leading and educating our students. We are very pleased to announce that our schools have rated very well! Here are the links to our school’s results:

Hay Springs Elementary is rated – Excellent
Hay Springs Middle School is rated – Great
Hay Springs High School is rated – Excellent
Hay Springs District is rated – Great

We will continue to do the right work with the goal of the best possible education for all students and support our teachers and leaders in their daily work!

CSC Scholastic Contest

On November 9th, twenty-six Hay Springs students traveled to Chadron to compete in the annual CSC Scholastic contest. The contest hasn’t taken place for the past two years because of the pandemic. CSC decided to try holding Scholastic Day in the Fall this year because of the unpredictable weather that usually occurs in the spring (ironically, the campus opened late that day due to snowy road conditions). Hay Springs placed 3rd in Division IV. The following students placed in the top 25% in their tests!

Jordyn Anderson – 6th in Algebra II and 7th in Personal Finance
Colter Meeks – 1st in Animal Science (receives a $500 tuition waiver to CSC and a sweatshirt!)
Lillian Dorshorst – 3rd in Business Math (medal)
Hally Johnson – 5th in Literary Analysis
Sam Toof – 6th in Literary Analysis
Mia Skinner – 7th in Physics
Dylan Raymer – 8th in Plane Geometry
Abigail Nelson – 5th in Vet Science

Way to go Hawks!

STEM Fair

Please plan to attend the STEM Fair this Sunday, November 20th in the Lister Sage building from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  In addition to the free-will-donation pulled pork meal, there will be numerous activities such as a Lego station, a coloring contest, a building competition, and many fun science experiments!  Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!

Mobile Apps

A number of you may already be using these apps, but for those who aren’t, they are a very handy way to access information from your mobile device.  By using the Activity Scheduler app, you can easily keep track of upcoming events on the school activities calendar.  And the Infinite Campus apps allow both parents and students to have real-time access to announcements, assignments, attendance, grades, schedules and much more.  Finally the Remind app allows you to stay connected with the school community.  Please consider downloading and using these apps as yet another way to receive communications from the school!  The instructions and links to these apps will always be available under the “Apps” tab on the school website.

Activity Scheduler App
This app will allow you to view the events on school activities calendar on your mobile device.  First download the appropriate app for your device:

After the app is installed and you open it the first time, you will be asked to choose the correct state.  Use the search box and start typing “Nebraska”.  When it shows up, select it and then you will be asked to choose the correct school.  Again use the search box and start typing “Hay Springs”.  The school “Hay Springs Public School Activities” should show up.  Select it and you are done with setup!  To see upcoming events, select the “Calendar” icon.

Infinite Campus Parent App
Campus Parent puts your student’s school information at your fingertips. Real-time access to announcements, assignments, attendance, grades, schedules and much more.  First download the appropriate app for your device:

After installing and opening the app, you will be asked to type the first three characters of the District Name.  Just type “Hay” and then pick “Nebraska” from the drop down list under the “State” heading.  Click the “Search District” button and choose “Hay Springs Public Schools”.  Then log in using your username and password(available from your student).  After the app verifies the login credentials, you should be set!

Infinite Campus Student App
Campus Student puts your school information at your fingertips. Real-time access to announcements, assignments, attendance, grades, schedules and much more. First download the appropriate app for your device:

After installing and opening the app, you will be asked to type the first three characters of the District Name.  Just type “Hay” and then pick “Nebraska” from the drop down list under the “State” heading.  Click the “Search District” button and choose “Hay Springs Public Schools”.  Then log in using your username and password.  After the app verifies the login credentials, you should be set!

Remind: School Communication App
Remind is a communication platform that helps every student succeed. Whether you’re in the classroom, at home, or anywhere in between, Remind makes it easy to stay connected to your school community.  To use this app you must be signed up to Remind notifications already.  Please contact the office for information on getting signed up!  First download the appropriate app for your device:

After installing and opening the app, you will be asked to enter your phone number.  After doing so, you should get a message saying that a 4 digit code was texted to you.  Wait for the text message containing the 4 digit code and then enter it into the app.  Next you will be prompted to create a password for the Remind app.  After doing so, you should be set up!

One Act Play Public Preview

Hay Springs Public School would like to invite parents, public, and theater fans of all ages to the public preview of this year’s One Act Play performance of “Only Human”.  Everyone is encouraged to come to this first performance and then come to the last performance(date to be determined) to see how our thespians have improved their craft!  Please be aware that there is a non-violent death in the play so use your best judgement for younger viewers.  The first public preview will take place on Thursday, November 17 @ 6:30 PM.  Please note there are no admission fees for any of these performances so plan to come support our students and have an entertaining evening at the theater!