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
Fifth graders recently attended Launching Nebraska-Nauts into the 4-C’able Future. We had a full day learning about space exploration, listening to real life astronauts in space, utilizing critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity to accomplish tasks, and hearing from business and industry professionals. We appreciate the Nebraska Extension and 4-H staff for hosting this event and allowing us to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Elementary students took a trip to the Hay Springs Fire Department this week to learn about fire safety. Volunteer firefighters Matt Anderson, Craig Housh, and Everette Langford were present to teach students about fire prevention and the steps to take in the event of a fire. HSVFD would like to remind all families to review their fire safety plan, check the batteries in their smoke detectors regularly, and have at least one fire extinguisher in their home.
This week kindergarten got to meet Mr. Lechtenburg our school leader. We found out his job is to keep us safe and make sure we learn. We also meet Mayor McKay, whose job it is to keep Hay Springs safe and orderly. He helps with crosswalks, the new bathroom, and the swimming pool!
The Cravath Memorial Library is pleased to announce that famed magician Jeff Quinn will be back this summer! You may remember his amazing performance from two years ago. This year he will stun us again with his Reading Safari Magic Show! 🧙
🦁 Join us June 4th at 10am in the school cafeteria for a safari adventure 🦁
On Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, Hay Springs Public School held the elementary awards show in the auditorium. Awards were given out to students in each grade who exhibited excellence in academics as well as good attendance, following the SOAR expectations, and in a variety of other categories. A special award was given to Mrs. Olson for her amazing volunteer work she does for the school and the community! Congratulations to ALL of our elementary students on a great school year!
Kindergarten and First Grade celebrated a successful year with a Scooter Day! They decorated their scooters and paraded around the nursing home. A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this fun for the kiddos! We are scooting right into summer!
Last week Kindergarten had a special visitor, Ava Stock. Ava came to visit and tell us about Angelman’s syndrome. We learned that her DNA doesn’t follow the ABAB pattern. She has two dad genes next to each other. We learned how we were like Ava (she likes pizza and so do we) and how we are different (she can’t walk yet, but we can). We finished out the week supporting Angelman’s syndrome by participating in the Angelman’s syndrome walk!
Fifth graders have spent the last several months raising Rainbow Trout. Last Thursday was release day! We were fortunate to get permission from Nebraska Game & Parks to release them at Walgren Lake. After the release, we went on a “Water Bug Hunt”. Some “water bugs,” or macroinvertebrates, are more sensitive or tolerant of pollutants than others, so they can be a good indicator of water quality.
Fifth and sixth graders dissected trout last Thursday with the Trout in the Classroom program. Students learned about the functions of a trout’s internal and external anatomy. They identified different organs such as the liver, kidney, heart, gallbladder, and stomach. They also extracted the lens from the eye. A fish’s lens is spherical which helps them to see in all directions.
The second and third grade classes went on a field trip Wednesday, May 5th to Agsplosion in Bridgeport, Nebraska. We had a great hands-on learning experience about the importance of agriculture and learned about the farm to table process with beef, potatoes, swine, beans, irrigation, corn, machinery, dairy and wheat.