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!”

Pink Out Order Form

The PBIS team is doing a “PINK OUT” fundraiser. Our pink out games will be October 14th at the VB and FB games vs. Sioux County.

*Notice pink shirts are very hard to come by right now so we have opted for black with pink writing in hopes that everyone will get the same thing and youth will be able to order.

Staff In-Service

The Hay Springs staff ended their three-day in-service last week with a little bit of relaxation and rejuvenating prior to greeting parents and students at the open house. Dahn and Mandy Hagge prepared delicious fruit and vegetable trays, meat and cheese trays, cupcakes and some refreshing punch. The staff was engaged in three days of classroom preparation, curriculum and student management planning, PBIS in-service and data analysis as we continue with our school improvement process. Staff were also involved in numerous committee meetings. Thanks to the Hagge’s for their efforts!

January 2021 Student of the Month

Sam is an extraordinary young man. I am so thrilled to see him receive student of the month. He is always kind to everyone that is around him. He has an infectious smile and a wonderful heart! I loved having him in my classroom and enjoy visiting with him whenever I see him around the school or community.

Sam is one of those rare students who realizes how fortunate we are to be in Hay Springs, NE! He has a positive outlook and generally sees the best in people. He is grateful and appreciative of any extra time teachers spend working with him. Sam has an outstanding work ethic and when he says he will do something, it gets done, oftentimes exceeding expectations. Sam is quick with a witty comment and a laugh that is contagious. An honor well deserved!

Sam has been a student that I can count on to come to class prepared, having completed work before arriving at class. He is constantly looking for new challenges and once he achieves those challenges he’s looking for something more. He is a student who goes above the expectation and encourages others to do more.

Sam’s talents never cease to amaze me. He’s a reader, an excellent writer, he’s kind to everyone, he helps try to steer his class in a better direction when the conversation deteriorates, he’s a gamer, and he’s excellent at reciting poetry and speeches. He’s just all-around fantastic!

Sam is a true leader in the school. He does this by how he carries himself. He treats everybody with respect and is friendly to everyone. His academic skills are top-notch and his talents in his extracurricular activities are amazing. Sam is well-deserving of this honor and will continue to help make our school great!