The Hay Springs Board of Education is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the board beginning July 1st, 2022 until December 31st of 2024. Letters of application should be submitted to the Hay Springs School Office of Superintendent by June 10th and applicants should plan to be available at the June 13th, 2022 Board meeting for interviews.
Spanish I reading their Spanish Nursery Rhymes to Mrs. Heiting’s First Grade and then the First Grade showed us how to play games.
On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, the Hay Springs FFA Chapter hosted their 2nd annual FFA Banquet for the public to attend. They started off with the opening ceremonies performed by the 2021-2022 Chapter Officers followed by the free meal that consisted of pulled pork, potatoes, and salads and desserts that were provided by the FFA members and their families. Once everyone concluded with the meal, we resumed the ceremony with our guest speaker Dana Soukup. Dana was a keynote speaker who was once taught by our own Mr. Lechtenberg and who became the State FFA President and moved on to become the National FFA President during the years 1988 and 1989. He started out as a small part of a company and worked his way up to becoming the President of Siemens Industry Inc, a global organization.
After Dana finished his speech, the ceremony moved onto the recognition of the State Degree recipients, the Star Greenhand recipients, and the Chapter Star recipients. This year we gave two awards to Honorary Chapter Members for giving a lot of community support. These awards were presented to David Russell and representatives of Westco based in Hay Springs.
Following this, there was the Chapter Leadership Award presented to our president, Braydon Binger, for possessing the most ideal leadership qualities in our chapter. This year, we had two senior FFA members who were also officers. These two seniors, Logan Decoste and Laney Smith, both gave their retiring addresses and showed their support for the future FFA members.
As most of you know, Mr. Lechtenberg, our ag advisor and superintendent, is planning to retire this year. To honor everything he did for us, the chapter made him an appreciation slideshow with clips from his family members and from students he inspired. The FFA members also made him a precious gift to honor his time as an advisor and to always remind him of what he accomplished. To end the night, the 2021-2022 FFA officers announced and installed the new officer team for 2022-2023. It was then put upon these officers to finish off the evening with the closing ceremonies.
Fifth graders kicked off our Monday morning with a trout dissection! Students worked in groups to identify the external and internal anatomy of the trout. Everyone’s favorite part is squeezing the sphere-shaped lens out of the eye!
Here is a chance to get grab some Hay Springs Hawks apparel before the school year is over. The store closes on the 30th of May, so hurry! Go to the following link to see more products!
Hay Springs Public School is accepting applications for the following positions:
Hay Springs Public School is a Class D school which successfully operates on a four-day academic week Monday through Thursday. If you have an interest in any of these positions please contact either Mr. Clear or Mr. Hagge at the following:
George Clear, Superintendent
Or Mark Hagge, Principal
Hay Springs Public School
P O Box 280
407 N Baker St
Hay Springs, Nebraska 69347
Hay Springs Public School District is an equal opportunity employer.
Today the first grade class released 18 butterflies. The class has watched their butterflies metamorphosize from caterpillars. Mrs. Marie Nelson and Mrs. Melissa Mracek from our county extension office have visited with us over the past few weeks. They taught us many things about the life cycle of the butterfly and the parts of a butterfly. If you see any painted lady butterflies flying around town, they might be ours!
Looking for something to keep your kids busy this summer? Look no further than your Sheridan County Extension for lots of fun workshops to keep the summer boredom at bay. Here is a list of the summer workshops being offered:
And here is a printable registration form:
Fifth graders traveled to Chadron State Park for their Trout in the Classroom field trip. We started off the cool, wet day with some fishing in the pond. We got our hands dirty baiting our hooks and caught several bluegill and a couple smallmouth bass. We even had one student catch his very first fish ever! Next we released our trout. We received these trout eggs in January from Nebraska Game and Parks, and raised them in our classroom fish tank. Students were a little sad to say goodbye. Finally we went on the hunt for aquatic macroinvertebrates aka water bugs. Macroinvertebrates are helpful in determining water quality. The damselfly nymphs and dragonfly nymphs are indicators of potentially good water quality.