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2013 Hay Springs Christmas “Angel Tree”

Many families and individuals will be in need this Christmas Season. Some need warm clothing, some need nutritious food, and some need a present under the tree. If your family has special needs this Christmas, fill out the adoption form that was sent home from school with your child or complete the form below:

Angel Tree Form

Young Hawks Basketball

basketball1All 3rd thru 6th grade boys and girls who have signed up with Chadron Community Recreation for basketball or intend to sign up by this week please come to an organizational practice on Thursday, November 14th at 4:30 in Lister Sage.  The practice should be over between 5:30-6:00.  If you have not signed up and sent money into Chadron Community Recreation, it needs to be done ASAP in order to participate.

2013 Youth Basketball Registration

Fall Book Fair Underway

Our fall book fair is underway. Books are available for preview in the elementary library after school and during Parent-Teacher conferences on October 24th from 4 to 8 p.m. You can also scan and Shop the Online Book Fair for more choices.  The online fair runs through November 5.

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2nd Annual Santa’s Bake Shop

christmas cookiesWhat:    Let’s get together to make and decorate sugar cookies! It will be a Take Some – Share Some. That is, you will take some of the cookies you made home to enjoy, and, others will be shared with Hay Springs’ elders. We’ll get a youth delivery team together to get the cookies out to our older generation.

Where:   At the Hay Springs School Cafeteria

When:    Sunday December 8, 2013   Sugar cookie “construction” starts at 1:00 PM and we’ll probably be finished by 3:00 PM.

Opportunity for Guitar Lessons

music - notes1Has your child ever thought they wanted to play the guitar?  If so, now may be the opportunity they have been looking for.

Hay Springs Public Schools, in collaboration with Sandy Ferrel, and Chadron State College will be offering group guitar lessons free of charge this school year.  Elementary (grades 3-5) classes will be offered after school on Thursdays and Middle School/High School classes will be offered before school on Wednesdays.

A parent/student organizational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th after school in the Elementary School Library.  This will determine student interest and answer questions you may have.

Guitar Rental:  Haggerty’s in Rapid City will rent guitars with cases for $50 for a three-month trial period.  If the student decides to purchase the instrument, the rental will apply to the cost of the guitar, which is approximately $200.

For additional information contact Sandy Ferrel or call the school at (308) 638-4434.

Geocaching in Sheridan County

Looking for a fun, year-round,  family activity to do right here in Sheridan County, how about geocaching?  Nineteen youth and five adults from Gordon to Chadron and one youth from Bozeman, MT recently learned to play the game of geocaching.  A one-day class, part of the Hay Springs Schools summer fun camps, was organized and presented by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension as part of their youth programming. The class introduced the participants to how GPS technology works and how to play the geocaching game. Playing the game gives youth an opportunity to use the GPS technology, practice problem solving, get outdoors and see parts of the area they might not otherwise visit and is a fun way to spend time with a key adult.

Geocaching is an outdoor activity, where the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or smart phone and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches”. Geocaching is a world-wide electronic treasure hunt game started  in the spring of 2000 when GPS signals with increased accuracy were released for public use. There are hundreds of caches across the state of Nebraska and the Northern Panhandle has well over a hundred. (see map).  To learn more about the game, checkout www.geocaching.com or give UNL Extension Educator Cindy Tusler a call at 327-2312.  GPS units are available to checkout at the Extension office.

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Robotics Summer Camp

Hay Springs School is hosting a GEAR-TECH-21 geospatial and robotics camp July 29th through August 2nd.  The camp will run from 8:30 to 3:30 each day.  This camp is for 4th to 8th graders.  Please register by July 8th.

Lockers for Sale

The middle school/high school lockers are being replaced this summer. If you are interested in purchasing a set of the old lockers, let us know or stop by.  Cost is $10/locker.  So a set of 4 lockers would be $40, a set of 5 lockers would be $50, a set of 6 lockers would be $60, etc. First come…first served. You can contact us at (308) 638-4434.