Congratulations to Hally Johnson on receiving the Hagan Foundation Scholarship! The Hagan scholarship is a national scholarship that provides up to $60,000 over 4 years, as well as the opportunity to apply for an additional $30,000 for graduate school. As a Hagan scholar, Hally will also have the chance to study abroad during her junior year of college! Way to go Hally!
The Hay Springs chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 7 new members on Wednesday. They are James Scherbarth, Gabrielle Twarling, Alexa Tonjes, Abigail Russell, Gage Mintken, Jordyn Anderson, and Lillian Dorshorst. Current members who conducted the ceremony are Mia Skinner, Samantha Toof, and Hally Johnson.
The National Honor Society is made up of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who exhibit the four pillars of the society; Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Students who have a 3.60 grade point average or above are asked to complete an application, and are then selected by a faculty council based on how well each applicant has demonstrated the four pillars throughout their high school careers.
Congratulations to our new members!
Hay Springs Public Schools held its 3rd Quarter Assembly on Thursday, March 16th in the School Auditorium. Pictured are the honor roll students from each grade level(3rd-12th):
Gordon, NE – 21st Century Equipment welcomes Toby Scherbarth as part of the company’s Ag Tech training program in conjunction with John Deere.
Toby will be sponsored by 21st Century Equipment’s Gordon dealership. Toby is a senior at Hay Springs High School and is the son of TJ and Holly Scherbarth. He will attend school at Southeast Community College in Milford, NE.
“We’re proud to have Toby as part of our team,” said Jake Palmer. “We know he will be a great asset to 21st Century Equipment.”
The John Deere Ag Tech program is a unique alliance between John Deere, John Deere dealers and various 2-year colleges across the nation. Students will graduate from the program with an associate of applied science degree while also completing a cooperative work experience at a John Deere dealership.
Students gain knowledge on all aspects of John Deere products, including receiving their certifications in hydraulics, electrical and service advisor diagnostics software and developing a strong understanding of the current technologies that are available on John Deere equipment.
21st Century Equipment’s Ag Tech college program provides reimbursement for up to 100% of college tuition, books, fees, room and board, plus Snap-On tools and a toolbox.
For more information about the John Deere Ag Tech program, contact Recruiting@21stCenturyEquip.com, or visit 21stCenturyEquipment.com/Careers.
On January 25th, Hay Springs Public School students traveled to Chadron to compete in the sixth annual “Best of the West Business Invitational” sponsored by CSC and the Nebraska Council on Economic Education. We had 19 students competing in the event.
Business Calculations – 4th Abigail Russell
Business Communications – 5th Lillian Dorshorst
Intro to Business – 2nd Dylan Young, 5th Dylan Raymer
Intro to FBLA – 4th Julia Russell, 5th Dylan Young
Intro to Financial Mathematics – 2nd Lillian Dorshorst
Job Interview – 2nd Mia Skinner
Joleen Pieper, Rita Peters, Cheri Johnson, and Marlene Heiting, from the sewing club, came and helped 4th graders hand stitch an Oregon Trail mini quilt. The 4th graders loved learning to sew but they didn’t really want to do a whole quilt by hand.
Kindergarten is exploding with excitement! We are adding, subtracting, working on our shapes (2D and 3D) as well as reading CVC(consonant vowel consonant) words and writing stories. Each week we study new spelling words and learn 3-5 new vocabulary words. So if you see a Kinder please ask them what they have been learning and be prepared to have a great conversation! Ms. Meeks is super proud of all of her Kinders!
First grade applied for and was awarded a $100 grant through the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to study where our food comes from and where it is produced in Nebraska. Our first lesson this week was about milk. We learned about a dairy farm and milking machines in Diller, Nebraska. Locally we also were fortunate to have community member Megan Reimann send us a video about how to care for and milk a dairy cow! She also sent us fresh cows milk. It was very interesting to see the difference between fresh milk and store bought!
We also used some of our grant money to buy the ingredients to make homemade ice cream in a bag! Our main reading story this week was “From Cows to You.” We are able to tie in our Agriculture in the Classroom activities to include reading and social studies content as well!
Our curriculum has 10 different food items raised and produced in Nebraska so be looking for more updates!
Hay Springs Public School had two students complete the Microsoft Excel 2019 certification tests, Lillian Dorshorst and Brooke Winter. Both are now certified for life. One of our students is the State Champion in Microsoft Excel 2019 test. She will be moving on to the National competition in June. Lillian Dorshorst we are very proud of you!
4th graders started the quarter by traveling the Oregon Trail through Nebraska. We started at the Little Blue River where we ate Skeeter cakes (cornmeal pancakes with mosquitos in them, really it was flax seed). Next we traveled to Ft. Kearney where we accidentally pulled water hemlock (poison) and ate it killing 3 wagon members. Windlass Hill and Ash Hallow were very beautiful and had refreshing water but some of our wagons got stumped (rolled down the hill and crashed). One family even had a new baby here, which they named Ash. At Jailhouse and Courthouse Rock we saw rattlesnakes and tried hardtack. Our next stop was Chimney Rock were we learned to make a toy named a “humdinger”. Our last stop is Scott’s Bluff. Hopefully, we can finish through Nebraska without digging any more graves!