4th Grade Eggsperiment

“Eggsperiment is how we test items to help in a crash. Like airbags.”

Kindergarten Cartographers

Kindergarten made a map of Hay Springs and then went for a walk to the grocery store to see if the map worked! We made it down and back and our map was right!

2018 Academic Fair (PK-12th) and ML/HS Awards Night


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The annual Academic Fair and the 6th-12th grade awards night will be combined again this year Wednesday, May 16th. PK-12th grade student projects will be on display in Lister-Sage from 4:30-6:30 pm. The 6-12th Grade awards program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm in the Old Auditorium.

Excellence In Teaching Award

The Excellence in Teaching Award is sponsored by Security First Bank along with the American Legion. This award seeks to encourage and recognize the professional and leadership excellence of Hay Springs educators essential for quality education, increase awareness of the positive aspects of education in Nebraska, and promote pride in the school and community.  Use the form below to nominate a teacher.

Nomination Form

WNCC Open House

Yesterday, April 4th, 2018, eight HSHS students attended the WNCC open house for applied technical trades. Students were able to tour 7 technical trades offerings. They were: Advanced manufacturing, Aplied Ag Technology, Auto Body, Auto Tech, Aviation Maintenance, Power Line Construction and Maintenance, and Welding.

Many tours offered simulators and demonstrations from their modern and complete facilities. About 150 students from surrounding areas came to learn about career possibilities and programs that would give them the background for jobs with great potential and the need for skilled technical workers.

“Best high school field trip!” quoted senior Ciara McCance.

2018 Quiz Bowl

The Eighth grade quiz bowl team and the gold medals they were awarded for their performance at the Chadron Middle School Quiz Bowl competition.

The Panco meet in Crawford was cancelled due to weather. However, the Middle School participated in the Chadron Middle School Meet on Wednesday, March 21st. We took two teams of seven students, one eighth grade team and one seventh grade team. The eighth graders finished 2nd last year in the seventh grade division and we were looking for a win this year.

The Chadron meet has grown to include 12 schools: Alliance, Bridgeport, Chadron, Crawford, Gering, Gordon/Rushville, Hay Springs, Hemingford, Lusk, Mitchell, Scottsbluff, and Sidney. The competition is tough as many of the larger school compete in several meets over the year. The two teams with the highest total points for three rounds go to the Finals to determine the winner.

Both Hay Springs teams performed well answering questions on a variety of topics including: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts. When we finished the day, both teams had placed third. However, the next day we were notified that due to an error, the eighth grade team should have been in the finals and would be awarded gold medals. Congratulations to the Eighth Grade!

Members of the 2018 Middle School Quiz Bowl team are:
Eighth Graders – Ashley Tobiasson, Gabe Varvel, Julie Johnson, Jazzy Smith, Laney Smith, Logan DeCoste, and Sam Hindman.
Seventh Graders – Aydon McDonald, Breely Smith, Colter Meeks, Hally Johnson, Mia Skinner, Samantha Morrison, and Toby Scherbarth

Skype With An Author

Thursday, Feb 28th, the third and fourth grade were part of a worldwide Skype with an Author. Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver answered questions and discussed their work together. Winkler, who is dyslexic and had learning problems all his life; succeeded as an actor, producer, and now author. Some of you may remember him as the Fonz on the television series “Happy Days”.

Winkler and Oliver are authors of the Hank Zipzer series. Hank is a smart, funny, intelligent boy who has learning challenges. The stories are about his everyday adventures and misadventures. An interesting note: The font used in the books is called Dyslexia and was created by a typesetter who had children with dyslexia. It is easier to read than the usual font used in most books.

If you would like to view this author visit. Click here.

Read Across America

HSPS participated in the Read Across America contest! Click the link to read more and vote!


First Grade Matter Experiment

We are conducting an experiment this afternoon. We observed water in a cup. Then we added a “mystery powder” to our cup and observed how the properties changed. After we added our mystery powder we put our cups in the refrigerator and are (im)patiently waiting to see if/how our matter will change!  What do you think will happen?

Nebraska Blue Books

Those 4th graders are at it again!  The fourth graders put together their own Nebraska Blue Books. Their books included symbols of the state, the flag, and a familiar sight or two. Check them out you may learn something new.

Click here to view the books!