eSports Heads To State Finals

Today the Hay Springs eSports Mario Kart Team 1 qualified for state finals in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, beating out Wynot, NE by a margin of 88-68. There were some very tense moments during the four races, but Kaden Langford, Emily Nelson, and the Tobiasson Two(Taden and Tanner) fought on and triumphed in the end! The Nebraska State eSports Association State Finals will be held on Friday, February 3rd in York, Nebraska at York College. Hay Springs(Division 4) matches will go from 9:00AM-12:00PM CT/8:00AM-11:00AM MT and will be streamed live at so be sure to watch and cheer on our team! Thank you Mrs. Beguin for the awesome pictures!


Parent Teacher Conferences

Hay Springs Public Schools will be hosting parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, February 2nd from 4:15 PM until 8:15 PM. If parents are unable to make it during this time frame, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher to set up another time to visit. Looking forward to seeing our parents on February 2nd!

Girls On The Run

3rd-5th Grade Girls – Please let us know if you are interested in restarting the Girls on the Run program here at Hay Springs!

It runs from mid-March-May with a celebration 5K for all panhandle teams in Chadron in May. This program promotes healthy habits through exercise, social emotional well being, and building friendships. The team meets twice a week after school (we would work around youth volleyball schedules during April). There is some running but it is so much more than that and it is worked into games and activities!

3rd-5th grade parents, please contact Mrs. Heiting ASAP if your daughter is interested so we can get things set up!

China Presentation

On Monday, January 23rd, Bev Wellnitz was at Hay Springs Elementary to give our students a presentation about China. Accompanying Mrs. Wellnitz as an observer was Mrs. Jeanie Snyder, who taught for 28 years before retiring. Bev read the kids a book about China, passed around some chopsticks for the kids to look at, and spoke about the Chinese zodiac. Each year of the 12 year Chinese Zodiac cycle is represented by a certain animal and many Chinese believe that a person’s personality traits are determined by that animal. The students also learned about the Chinese New Year which is on January 22nd and how this year is the year of the rabbit. Several short videos were shown to the kids as well, the first about “pinyin”, the art of paper cutting. The second video was about how about silk material is produced from silkworm cocoons. The last video was about Chinese shadow art or shadow puppetry. And what presentation about China would be complete without forturne cookies for the audience?  Thank you Mrs. Wellnitz and Mrs. Snyder!

Strategic Planning Survey

Hay Springs Public Schools will be taking part in Strategic Planning this year, similar to what our district did last year. We are partnering with the Nebraska School Boards Association again this year and will be sending out surveys to the parents whose email addresses that we have on file. We ask you to take the survey and share your view point on all aspects of our district.

Employees, Board Members, Parents and Students (5-12) will be provided the opportunity to take the survey starting on January 23rd. The school district will utilize the feedback from the surveys to set goals to keep improving the educational process and experience for our students. Names of those who take the survey will not be shared with the school.

Thank you for your support of Hay Springs Schools, and thank you for giving us your perspectives on how we are doing. If you have any questions, please contact me.

George Clear

Employment Opportunity

Hay Springs Public School is accepting applications for the following position:

  • High School/Middle School Jumping Coach for Track

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 this position, please contact Mrs. Kudrna at the following:

Linda Kudrna, Activities Director
Hay Springs Public School
P O Box 280
407 N Baker St
Hay Springs, Nebraska 69347
308-638-4434 (p)

Hay Springs Public School District is an equal opportunity employer.

Trout In The Classroom

On Thursday, January 12th, the fifth grade class received our Rainbow Trout eggs! We received approximately 100 eggs from Nebraska Game & Parks as part of the Trout in the Classroom program. We will raise them in our classroom tank until April when we will release them at the pond at Chadron State Park.