• Click For Athletic Event Programs

    Shop Hawk Shop Clothing and Apparel

    Nominate a Student of the Month!

    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

Cross Country Season Preview

Cross country is open to boys and girls grades 6th-12th. This fall will be an exciting new year for Hay Springs XC.  We will have small numbers and very young runners that should gain lots of experience this year.

Daniel Hunzeker will be running his first high school meet this year as a freshmen.  Daniel ran in junior high, but now will go against the big dogs running the 5k at high school meets.  Brittany Ferguson, our only returning high school runner, will step up and be our team leader.

We will be selling XC t-shirts as soon as school starts so please contact a member of the team or Coach Mandelko.  Our schedule is also available through the calendar on this site. Please support your XC team…we appreciate it! Coach Mandelko

Music Notes

With year 1 under my belt, I can’t wait to get started on year 2!  Already there are several new additions and new performance opportunities taking place in the music department.

Let’s start with swing choir.  Mrs. Beth Jungck is going to be co-directing this group with me!  We held auditions last spring before school was out.  The 2012-2013 swing choir consists of: Kate Roberts, Brook Scherbarth, Jen Scherbarth, Zoe Schneider , Jordan Encinia, Nate Letcher, Shane Vifquain  & Austin Weyers.  We will again be practicing on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15-7:55.  Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, August 16th.

I am extremely excited with what is happening in our instrumental department.  Numbers are on the rise and I am looking forward to seeing how this group will progress through the year.  I’m hoping you will see a little more of this group!  Right off the bat we will be playing the Star Spangled Banner at the Friendly Festival parade.

Beginning band is making a move into the school day vs. being held after school, which is exciting news for all of us!  The time has not been set in stone yet, but rest assured it will be by the time the students hit the door on the first day of school!  Notes will be sent home with the 5th grade students containing all the information needed that first week of school!

Several groups will be going over to Gordon for the Willow Tree Festival on Sunday, September 9th.  I’m planning on the elementary fun camp swing choir kids performing their “Disney Spectacular” show (we will hold several refresher rehearsals once school is in session), as well as the high school swing choir performing new material we will begin working on right away!  We will be performing from 3:25-4:00 pm.  As the details get all worked out I will be in contact with the students who will be performing!

Another exciting addition to the music department is the addition of the preschool.  If you have a student enrolled in the preschool at the school I am so excited that they will be spending a part of their day with me in the music room!  We will be dancing, singing and playing instruments on a regular basis!  I can’t wait to get started working with these kiddos!

Preschool Welcome

Welcome to Preschool!

I am so excited for the school year to start!  We have a lot planned for preschool this year.  Each day we will have outdoor and indoor play and exploration time, group activities like story time, music and movement, as well as individual activities like art.

Each week we will have a different theme such as a letter of the alphabet, season, holiday, and/or social skill that we will focus on in activities and explorations.

Once the school year begins keep an eye out for weekly correspondence regarding our weekly activities and adventures!  One thing I do ask before school begins is to determine a drop off and pick up plan for your preschooler.  Please let me know your child’s plan on the first day of school!  Thanks!

I am excited to see you all on the first day of school!

Students Headed Back

Students will be headed back to school on Monday, August 13th for a half-day of school. All students need to report by 8:00 a.m. and will be dismissed at noon. NO LUNCH will be served!

Preschool – Parents, please walk your child into the preschool classroom using the main office doors.

Elementary – Students are welcome to bring their supplies into their classroom and then head to the playground. A para will be on duty on the playground to supervise prior to school each day.

Middle & High School – Students will report to the auditorium for an assembly. You will receive your locker numbers, planners, class schedule, and other information at this time.

We are looking forward to another great year!

Concussion Testing

To be in compliance with a new Nebraska State law on concussion awareness in high school athletics Hay Springs Schools will be testing ALL student athletes grades 6-12.

This MUST be done before competition or practice, again this is for all sports not just contact sports.  ALL ATHLETES, ALL SPORTS!

Testing will be done:

Monday, August 6th

1:00 p.m.

at Hay Springs High School

The tests, both a cognitive and a spacial test, will be conducted by the physical therapy department for Box Butte General Hospital.

This test will provide a baseline that athletes must meet before returning to play following a concussion.

It will be difficult to schedule a test after this date and may be expensive.  Plan on attending om Monday, August 6th.

Board Meeting Time Change



The regular board meeting of the Sheridan County School District #3 board of education, originally scheduled for today, June 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. has been moved up to 6:00 p.m. this evening. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the school.

Surplus Yearbooks for Sale

We have MORE surplus yearbooks from past years for sale for $5.00 each. Please contact the school office at (308) 638-4434 if you are interested. The following years and quantities are available:

  • 1 – 2001SOLD OUT
  • 9 – 2005
  • 9 – 2006
  • 6 – 2007
  • 9 – 2008
  • 2 – 2009
  • 7 – 2010