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.
The cookie dough delivery is scheduled for Monday, May 2nd, between 4:00 and 4:30! Please come to the school cafeteria to pick up your orders. Just a reminder – all cookie dough needs to be kept frozen!
The 2022 Prom will be held in the auditorium on April 30th. The Grand March will be held in the auditorium beginning at 8:30. The doors will open to the public at 8:15 p.m. to attend the Grand March and parent dance ONLY. All public, including parents, are asked to leave immediately following the parent dance so that the students can enjoy spending the evening with their classmates and friends. This is a reminder to parents and students that only students in grades 9-12 are eligible to attend prom. In addition, 9th & 10th grade students must be eligible the week of April 25th in order to attend prom.
The Hay Springs Public School Talent Show is quickly approaching and as a member of the public, you too can sign up and help celebrate each other’s unique talents! Here is a link to the form if you are interested, or just contact the school:
De-escalation Workshop to be held April 20th, 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM MDT. An opportunity to learn more strategies for coping and handling stressful situations in the home and how to defuse situations without hands-on. This workshop is intended for parents and other caregivers raising children with mental health and/or behavioral challenges.
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Look who made the cover of the Nebraska magazine! Thumbs up to Jordyn Anderson for representing Hay Springs!
Hay Springs Students Cast a Vision for the Future of Their Community
Last Tuesday, the Hay Springs High School student council shared their perspectives about their community and priorities looking 10 years into the future. This activity was funded in part by a USDA-RD grant for the Northwest Nebraska Rural Prosperity initiative and facilitated by Craig Schroeder with the Heartland Center for Leadership Development.
Key themes that emerged from the students’ work included: appreciation for living in a closely knit small town with community support for youth activities, valuing local small businesses, desire for more activities for teens, community improvements including the golf course and parks, renovation and new uses for rundown buildings, more restaurants, and quality affordable housing. The students noted the annual Friendly Festival as an important community event and would like more activities for teens to participate in.
Regarding the future, the students expressed interest in more career and business opportunities in addition to agriculture, increased access to the local health clinic, and added educational options to prepare student for a variety of career pathways. They also envision construction of a sale barn, more restaurant options, a movie theater, bowling alley and activities including fishing tournaments, demolition derby, golfing and summer league sports.
The next step is to invite additional Hay Springs students to share their ideas with community leaders and together determine one or more priorities to begin work on.