Nebraska Beef to Hot Lunch Program is a reality at Hay Springs Public School. The students, staff, administration and the Board of Education are extremely excited about the fact that we will be serving locally grown beef in our school lunch program. This program is a great way to support the health and nutrition of the student attending Hay Springs School. Today, we had a “Beef to Table Kick-off” event prior to our first home football and volleyball games to be held on Friday, September 7th. Parents and patrons were invited to join us for the noon meal.
We are so grateful to those individuals on the Board of Education and local beef producers that have been instrumental in researching and developing this very important program. Their dedication towards getting locally produced beef on the table for our students is greatly appreciated. A huge thanks go to those who have contributed to the success of our initial stage of this program. Those include Sheridan Livestock Market and Judd Hoos for donating the first two beef animals, Security First Bank for paying for the processing, BNSF Railroad and Russ and Sue Lechtenberg for donating freezers, Greg Heiting and Brian Forney for transporting the animals to slaughter and processed beef back to the school, and to Sandhill’s State Bank for their monetary donation. KDK Meats at Bridgeport, Nebraska, a USDA inspected packing plant is where the beef was process and KDK donated the cost of the inspection and testing for the animals and processing.
Local beef producers are stepping up in a big way to provide nutritious beef to our students. We currently have two additional animals donated for processing later in the year but will need additional animals as we continue this program. If you are interested in supporting this program in any manner, please contact the Hay Springs School administrative office or any of our Board of Education members.
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM GOING STRONG THROUGH JULY 26, 2018
Children 18 and under eat breakfast and lunch for free!!!!
BREAKFAST: 8:00 – 8:30 A.M.
LUNCH: 11:30 – 1:00 P.M.
MONDAY – THURSDAY except July 4
ADULTS CAN EAT FOR A CHARGE:
LUNCH : $3.50
PLACE: HAY SPRINGS SCHOOL CAFETERIA, 407 N. BAKER STREET, HAY SPRINGS
The 2018 Elders’ Wisdom honorees were Lloyd and Mary Ann Hunzeker. You can watch the video of the program below!
March 1st was the second Family Movie Night. This time featuring “The Lorax” based on the book by Dr. Seuss. After the movie parents and students gathered in the cafeteria for Lorax activities and treats. They made Lorax wraps for milk cartons then planted marigold seeds. There were pictures to color and words games for all ages.
On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Hay Springs Jr. Robotics Team made their official debut in Sidney, NE. The team, launched in October 2017, has been following the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Curriculum. This program, in conjunction with 4-H, introduces kids ages 6-10 to STEM concepts. This year’s theme was AQUA ADVENTURE. The teams learned Core Values of the program, conducted research, utilized Engineering Notebooks, voted on team names, selected real-world water problems to tackle, engineered and built LEGO models to solve their problems, programmed moving parts to include in their models, and managed to have fun in the process! The teams compiled their hard work and ideas on “Show Me” Posters which were presented along with their LEGO builds at the showcase in Sidney.
Hay Springs had three of the seven teams participating in the Junior Division. It was remarkable to see our school represented in such an impressive manner. This was the first expo experience for all involved. The kids did an amazing job presenting and answering the judge’s questions. The parents and family members that made the trip completed this awesome positive experience. The dedication and support of so many individuals made this “experiment” possible!
The “RoboKids” team consisted of Riggen Binger, Jacob Dorshorst, Cora Summers and Catherine Two Bulls. The “RoboHawks” team consisted of Luke Edwards, Brayden Heiting, Cade McKillip and Easton Mintken. The “Smartie Hawks” team consisted of Emma Albrecht, Mason Albrecht, Megan Anderson, Will Gaswick and Devyn Young. The teams were coached by Melissa Mracek and Erika Gaswick. Many thanks to Miriam Kearns and the “big” robotics team for visiting with us and showing us what our future may hold. Thanks also to Aaron Taylor for speaking to our group about our water and it’s journey.
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