Thank you to these businesses for sponsoring our Student of the Month program:
Security First Bank, Shear Style, Silver Dollar Bar, Sacker’s, Main Street Grind, Farm To Family Cooperative, Cutting Edge
The Hay Springs Public School PK-5th grades enjoyed a Ground Hog Day celebration this morning…or rather a “Hound Dog Day” celebration…with a special visitor! After learning about the weather outlook for the next 6 weeks, the kids had some yummy treats before returning to their room. A huge thank you to Mrs. Weyers for organizing this warm and wonderful event on such a cold day!
Third through fifth grade students who were drawn from quarter 2 Hawk Bucks participated in the breakfast of champions on Wednesday, January 13th. High school students who were nominated for student of the month in quarter 2 were also invited to participate. Students had donuts and orange juice and then were invited to play games with their guests.
Drawn Kindergarten-2nd grade and 6th-8th grade students went to the 2nd quarter Breakfast of Champions on Wednesday, January 11th. Students were drawn out of the 2nd quarter Hawk Bucks recipients. Students receive Hawk Bucks for exhibiting positive behavior at school. When selected, students are welcome to bring an adult to the breakfast where they have donuts, orange juice, and get the chance to play games! The breakfast of champions is sponsored by PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
Inspired by Elizabeth Magie, the inventor of Monopoly, kindergarten designed their own game boards. 2nd grade came over to play with us. There was lots of twirling, jumping jacks, and crawling like a caterpillar when you landed on a sticker.
The Third Grade classroom is excited to announce that Willow Frink received a certificate for third place in the local Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District’s 2021 Local Poster Contest. This year’s theme was titled “Healthy Forests Healthy Communities”. Congratulations Willow!
The First Grade classroom is integrating some new technology pieces this year. They received an iPad and Osmo Genius gaming system. This week they began exploring the Tangram game during work stations . Students build and work through different puzzles. The Osmo system projects their work onto the screen and turns the 2D image into an animated character when they work through it correctly. It has been a lot of fun so far!
Fifth grade got their hands dirty with some pumpkin math! Before digging into their pumpkins, they counted the lines, found the circumference, weight and height, and observed if pumpkins sink or float when submerged in water. Then they dig in and counted how many seeds their pumpkin had. According to the data they collected, they concluded that the greater the circumference, the greater the number of seeds.
Last week at our assembly, students who earned Hawk Bucks (positive reward tickets) during the first quarter were eligible to be put in a drawing to attend the Breakfast of Champions. Each Hawk Buck earned was put into the drawing. This week elementary students who were selected attended the Breakfast of Champions on Wednesday. Middle level students who were selected attended on Thursday along with our High School Student of the Month nominees. Students invited an adult guest to enjoy donuts and juice as well as play games. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us!