Student Of The Quarter

Congratulations to Mason Albrecht, our 2nd quarter(2022-2023) Student of the Month!

“Mason Albrecht is an outstanding young man; he demonstrates tremendous character in and out of our classrooms on a daily basis. Mason’s work ethic is outstanding, he strives to make the most of his natural abilities always. Moreover, Mason treats others with respect and dignity at all times, his leadership is appreciated greatly.”

“Mason is one of those kids that doesn’t come around very often. He is definitely one of a kind. He is such a hard worker in everything he does whether it be in the classroom or in his extracurricular activities. I can honestly say I have never heard anything negative come out of his mouth! He is always kind and respectful. He will stand up for what is right and doesn’t fall into the peer pressures of today’s world of what is “popular”. Not only is he a great student-athlete he is a great friend and big brother to his siblings. He is so responsible and caring with them. I see a bright future for Mason and he will be a great leader someday.”

“Mason is a very pleasant young man who is not afraid to try new things whether it be in school or on the mat.”

“Mason is a very good kid that flies under the radar and doesn’t receive the recognition he deserves. He portrays some of the best character out of our high school students and showed his leadership in the conduct of chapter meetings contest this year. He is very considerate towards others, never has a negative thing to say, and has a heart to serve and help others. Mason is the definition of optimism. He has a natural ability to always find the good in things around him and it rubs off on his peers and school in general. He is very deserving of this honor.”

“Mason is growing into an excellent leader in the classroom and in his different activities. He is willing to step away from the crowd and try new things, oftentimes excelling in his ventures. This young man is on the rise.”

First Quarter PBIS Assembly

On Thursday, October 20th, we celebrated the end of the quarter with a PBIS assembly. The PreK-12 students were divided into groups and given a task to work together to finish. We then recognized the A Honor Roll and AB Honor Roll students from grades 3-12. Our 2022 First Quarter Student of the Quarter recipient was Kaden Langford. The Student of the Quarter receives gift certificates from: Security First Bank, Shear Style, Farm to Family Cooperative, The Outlaw Saloon, Main Street Grind, Cutting Edge, and Sacker’s & the Patio. Please thank these generous businesses for their continued support of our school.

Student of the Quarter

“Kaden Langford is an intelligent student who works hard both in and out of school. Presently he is working two jobs and is participating in numerous extra-curricular activities. Kaden is an active member of the E-Sports program in which he was instrumental in developing. Congratulations to Kaden for being accepted in to the School of Mines where he plans to get a degree in Computer Engineering.”

“Kaden is such an exceptional young man; over the past 4 years he has grown into a leader that knows where he wants to go with his future. He excels in so many things, is always busy but finds the time for friends and family.”

“Kaden is a fun kid to have in class. He has a wonderful sense of humor and when he’s interested in something, he goes all in. Congrats Kaden!”

“Kaden has an excellent sense of humor and puts forth great effort when something is important to him. He has shown great leadership on the stage, in the music room, and with e-sports and robotics. Kaden is willing to listen and take direction and try to implement ideas right away. He is coachable and willing to put himself out there in a way
other students shy away from.”

“Kaden is a very driven individual. He is willing to help others and works well with others. Kaden plans to attend School of Mines majoring in Computer Engineering.”

“What can I say about Mr. Langford that hasn’t already been said?  He is a trustworthy, responsible young man who has a very bright future ahead of him.  As I have gotten to know him better over the last few years, he has matured from a slightly silly(but still very good!) kid into an adult(still slightly silly!) who I am very proud to count among my friends.  Congratulations Kaden, you are a prime example of the amazing kind of people we raise in Hay Springs!”

3rd Quarter PBIS Assembly

The 3rd Quarter assembly was held on Tuesday.  Students worked in teams to create a project that measured more than 80 on the ruler.  We then talked about our school improvement goal of “80% of Hay Springs School students will meet projected growth and/or 80% of students will be proficient on NWEA MAP assessments in Math, Reading, Language Arts and Science.”  This will be our final year in this cycle and we are so close to meeting this goal!  Students made posters to help others to do their best on the test.  PBIS drew for K-8 Breakfast of Champions and A and B honor roll students were recognized.

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.

Breakfast of Champions, Part 1

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)

Breakfast of Champions

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!

PBIS Quarterly Assembly

Kindergarten through 12th grade students celebrated a successful first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year with this year’s first quarterly assembly. One highlight of the assembly was a team building game. Each team had to organize themselves to create a given number. Mr. Hagge then congratulated the student body on their hard work both academically, athletically, and in extra curricular activities as well. We have very talented students in all areas!

Students who made the Honor Roll for the first quarter were announced. The assembly wrapped up with the PBIS team’s drawing for the Breakfast of Champions and announcement of the Student of the Month. Way to go Hawks on a successful beginning of the school year!

September Student of the Month

“Braydon has been an excellent leader for our FFA Chapter over the entire summer and in particular with the “Kelly Fundraiser”. He has also taken a great leadership role as we have begun the school year in encouraging new and younger members to become active in the FFA. He demonstrated that leadership in the development of our FFA float for “Friendly Festival” and the petting zoo. He was also instrumental in organizing and running the concession stand for the first Football and Volleyball games. He is a very caring and encouraging individual and one of the best FFA officers I have had in my 30 years as an Ag Teacher. He is very passionate about FFA and works tirelessly to encourage others to be involved. Braydon is very deserving of this honor.”

“Braydon has demonstrated hard work, personal accountability, teamwork, and dedication to not just the FFA but to the school in general. He is always volunteering himself to help out when needed and is a valued asset to the school.”

“Braydon has grown into such a great student and leader. It’s been fun to watch him mature and take on bigger and bigger challenges, while also keeping up with his classwork. Braydon brings a fun bit of humor into my class whether he’s debating about the value of adding juice to the lunch program(he really misses it!), providing instrumental moments (ask him – he has lots of tunes in his head), and working to persuade his junior class that they should be going by the name of Pancake Club. Braydon is a great young man who fully deserves the honor of Student of the Month!”

“Braydon Binger is a great young man. He is not much of a talker (unless you ask his 4th grade teacher) but when he says something he has quick wit and always makes me laugh. He works hard on community projects and is very good to his friends and family. Braydon is an exceptional young man!”