Community Interaction via Facebook

Hay Springs School is diving into a new form of community/school interaction via Facebook. The first opportunity comes from the 5th grade taught by Mrs. Anderson. The class would like the community to weigh-in on their ecosystems and the food chain decomposition project.

Fifth graders have been learning about ecosystems and the food chain to develop the idea that plants, animals, and fungi form a system of interdependent parts, with each part dependent of the other parts for its material nourishment.  In our latest investigation, we made mold terrariums to see if the same food will mold faster or slower in different conditions.  Two groups had to test a way that they could encourage decomposition, and two groups had to test a way that would inhibit decomposition.

Group 1: The Popinators – Will adding soda to the food will cause it to decompose more quickly?
Group 2: The Frighties – Will placing mold terrarium in a warm place cause the food to decompose more quickly?
Group A: Camo Princesses – Will adding vinegar to food will inhibit decomposition?
Group B: The Great & Powerful Mold Stoppers – Will placing terrarium in a freezer inhibit decomposition?

For your chance to weigh-in, follow the link below or log onto the Hay Springs Public Schools facebook page.

Weigh-in Here

Hay Springs School Board Vacancy

Hay Springs Public School

Notice of School Board Vacancy

The Hay Springs Public School at their December Board of Education meeting on December 11, 2017 took action to declare a vacancy on the Board of Education. The Hay Springs Schools Board of Education has experienced a vacancy on the Board of Education as a result of the death of Board Member Mike Hunzeker. In accordance with state law, the Board will begin the process of appointing an individual to complete the remainder of Mr. Hunzeker’s term on the board which will continue until December 31st 2020.

The Hay Springs Board of Education is encouraging community members to consider this volunteer position in support of public education and the students of Hay Springs Public Schools.  Applications will be available December 12th 2017, at the office of the Superintendent located at 407 N Baker St. PO Box 280, Hay Springs NE.  Qualified applicants must be a registered voter and a resident of the Hay Springs School District.

The Board will interview applicants during the regular January board meeting on January 8th at 6:30 PM.  The board will make the appointment of a candidate to the Board of Education, following the interviews.  The newly appointed board member will take the oath of office at the January Board meeting, and begin his term of service to the school district at that time.

Application Deadline:  January 4th, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

If you have questions about this position of service, please call Mr. Lechtenberg at the school office 3008-638-4434 or on his cell at 402-340-0849. Interested individuals may access an application at the superintendent’s office, on the school website at or submit a letter of application to: Russell Lechtenberg, Superintendent, Hay Springs Public School, 407 N Baker Street, PO Box 280, Hay Springs, Nebraska 69347-0280.

Application for the Board of Education

Hawk Football Hoodies for Sale until Monday (9/19) at Noon

The Hawk Football team hoodies are such a hit that they have opened up sales to everyone. You can contact Drew Letcher (one of the team captains) or the school office to place your order. All orders and money are due Monday, September 19th by noon. Hoodies are black with gray lining and a white and green graphic as pictured below.


Youth S,M,L,XL   $27 ea

Adult S,M,L,XL    $36 ea

XXL & XXXL         $40 ea


Jr. Class Magazine Sales

The juniors are out-and-about selling magazines until September 28th. This is a great opportunity for you to purchase new magazines or renew the ones that you already buy plus help the juniors raise money to put on their prom. If you’d like to make your purchase or renewal with a credit or debit card, please follow the steps below.

This will be the only junior class fundraiser for their prom this year.

The juniors and their parents will also be doing other separate fundraising for the post-prom party.


Free Breakfast and Lunch

Free Breakfast and Lunch sponsored at Hay Springs School Cafeteria

Hay Springs School Cafeteria is participating the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be free to all children 18 and under regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. And there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Meals will be provided: Monday through Thursday during the months of June and July 2015

Breakfast: 7:30 until 8:30

Lunch: 11:30 until 12:30

If you wish to file a civil rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program discrimination Complaint For, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request a form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send you completed complaint for or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities my contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Garden Adventures Camp

This camp is set for Monday, June 15 for students in grades K-3, and will be held from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. In this camp participants will explore the outdoors, go on a nature hike, make a garden lantern, paint with flowers, make a bird feeder, and more!!! To register, please call the school office at (308) 638-4434.

Show Me Your Colors Camp

Monday, June 22nd from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm participants will learn about colors that look good on them and about their body style. We also will discuss consumer management. We then plan to travel to Chadron and have them go to a clothing store there and pick out an outfit for another person based on their colors, body fit, and under a budget. This camp is for students in grades 4-8. You will need to bring a packed lunch. Please call the school office at (308) 638-4434 to register. Register by June 18th.

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