HSPS Student Joins National Guards

From SFC Bubba Page, Recruiting and Retention NCO:

Please help me welcome James Scott to the Nebraska Army National Guard! “Gus” joined as a 91B wheeled vehicle mechanic and will attend basic training next year after graduating from Hay Springs High School! James Scott volunteered to serve the state of Nebraska AND the United States of America. He is now apart of less than 1% of Americans who volunteer to serve! Welcome to the team!

Hawk Tumblers

Freshman class is going to start selling Hawk tumblers 32oz(like last year) and a 20oz.

You will have the choice of green/grey/white/yellow/black.

32oz -$35
20oz – $30
add $5 for personalization

Please contact Mrs. Mandelko at the school to get one ordered!

Class Supply List 2022-2023

Hay Springs Public School Class Supply List for the 2022-2023 School Year


Pre-K AM & PM

  • 1 regular backpack, labeled with student’s name
  • Extra change of clothing (labeled)
  • 1-75 count container of Clorox Wipes
  • 1 composition notebook (labeled)

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade

  • $25 – paid to Hay Springs Public Schools; due on the first day school
  • Backpack, labeled with student’s name
  • Water Bottle that closes (labeled)
  • Gym shoes with non-marking soles (labeled)
  • 1 box of Kleenex (do not label)
  • 1 – 75 count container of Clorox Wipes (do not label)
  • Kindergarten Only – Extra set of clothing (labeled)
  • 1st through 5th Grade – Ear buds or headphones (labeled)

Pre-K & Elementary Notice

  • Label all supplies (except those marked as do not label) with student’s name in permanent marker.
  • Send supplies on the first day of school.
  • Please do not purchase items unless indicated.
  • 25$ owed to Hay Springs School due the first day of school for supplies.

6th-8th Grade

  • 2 – 2” 3 ring binder
  • Pens (red, black, blue)
  • Pencils
  • 2 ~ Notebook
  • Headphones
  • 2 ~ Graph Paper notebook
  • Simple Calculator
  • Highlighters (blue, green, yellow, pink)
  • 2 ~ 3×5 packs of note cards
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Ruler
  • Physical education classes require gym shoes, gym clothes, and gym bag

9th-12th Grade

  • Calculator (T1-83)
  • Compass
  • Lined Notebooks
  • Graph Paper notebook
  • Binder (2” or larger) 3 ring
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Markers (8 count think or thin)
  • Markers (Black extra fine sharpie)
  • Protractor
  • Ruler
  • Geometry – Bound book of notecards
  • Physical Education Classes – gym shoes, gym clothes, and gym bag

Community Visioning

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.

Breakfast of Champions, Part 2

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.