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    Thank you to these businesses for sponsoring our Student of the Month program:
    Security First Bank, Shear Style, Silver Dollar Bar, Sacker’s, Main Street Grind, Farm To Family Cooperative, Cutting Edge

State Track

It was a long trip down to Burke but it was worth it to watch these four boys compete. Dylan and Gage ran in the 110 Hurdles. Dusty ran in the 3200 meter. Wes in the 1600. Wes took home a 4th place medal! They all ran hard and made us proud.

Public Notice

The Hay Springs Board of Education is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the board beginning July 1st, 2022 until December 31st of 2024. Letters of application should be submitted to the Hay Springs School Office of Superintendent by June 10th and applicants should plan to be available at the June 13th, 2022 Board meeting for interviews.

FFA Banquet

On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, the Hay Springs FFA Chapter hosted their 2nd annual FFA Banquet for the public to attend. They started off with the opening ceremonies performed by the 2021-2022 Chapter Officers followed by the free meal that consisted of pulled pork, potatoes, and salads and desserts that were provided by the FFA members and their families. Once everyone concluded with the meal, we resumed the ceremony with our guest speaker Dana Soukup. Dana was a keynote speaker who was once taught by our own Mr. Lechtenberg and who became the State FFA President and moved on to become the National FFA President during the years 1988 and 1989. He started out as a small part of a company and worked his way up to becoming the President of Siemens Industry Inc, a global organization.
After Dana finished his speech, the ceremony moved onto the recognition of the State Degree recipients, the Star Greenhand recipients, and the Chapter Star recipients. This year we gave two awards to Honorary Chapter Members for giving a lot of community support. These awards were presented to David Russell and representatives of Westco based in Hay Springs.
Following this, there was the Chapter Leadership Award presented to our president, Braydon Binger, for possessing the most ideal leadership qualities in our chapter. This year, we had two senior FFA members who were also officers. These two seniors, Logan Decoste and Laney Smith, both gave their retiring addresses and showed their support for the future FFA members.
As most of you know, Mr. Lechtenberg, our ag advisor and superintendent, is planning to retire this year. To honor everything he did for us, the chapter made him an appreciation slideshow with clips from his family members and from students he inspired. The FFA members also made him a precious gift to honor his time as an advisor and to always remind him of what he accomplished. To end the night, the 2021-2022 FFA officers announced and installed the new officer team for 2022-2023. It was then put upon these officers to finish off the evening with the closing ceremonies.

Trout Dissection

Fifth graders kicked off our Monday morning with a trout dissection! Students worked in groups to identify the external and internal anatomy of the trout. Everyone’s favorite part is squeezing the sphere-shaped lens out of the eye!

Employment Opportunities

Positions Available
Hay Springs Public School is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Assistant Cook
  • Custodian

Hay Springs Public School is a Class D school which successfully operates on a four-day academic week Monday through Thursday. If you have an interest in any of these positions please contact either Mr. Clear or Mr. Hagge at the following:

George Clear, Superintendent
Or Mark Hagge, Principal
Hay Springs Public School
P O Box 280
407 N Baker St
Hay Springs, Nebraska 69347
george.clear@hshawks.com
mark.hagge@hshawks.com
308-638-4434 (p)

Hay Springs Public School District is an equal opportunity employer.

First Grade Butterfly Release

Today the first grade class released 18 butterflies. The class has watched their butterflies metamorphosize from caterpillars. Mrs. Marie Nelson and Mrs. Melissa Mracek from our county extension office have visited with us over the past few weeks. They taught us many things about the life cycle of the butterfly and the parts of a butterfly. If you see any painted lady butterflies flying around town, they might be ours!

Sheridan County Summer Workshops

Looking for something to keep your kids busy this summer?  Look no further than your Sheridan County Extension for lots of fun workshops to keep the summer boredom at bay.  Here is a list of the summer workshops being offered:

https://www.smore.com/hp7mq-sheridan-county-summer-workshops

And here is a printable registration form:

https://hshawks.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-Sheridan-County-Summer-4-H-workshops.pdf