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Upcoming Events
9/11/2014
9/15/2014
- School Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Administration Building, 1924 W. A Street, (402) 461-7500
Register your child for Kindergarten by calling (402) 461-7500.
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!
We are excited to see everyone and can't wait to get
back to assuring the essential and expanding the possible!


All HPS Elementary schools (grades K-5 only) will dismiss at 1 p.m. again next week, August 25-29. Preschool, HMS, and HHS will run on their normal schedules. 
 

Just a quick reminder to everyone who drives, please be extra mindful of students who may be walking or biking in the area. Parents please remind your children to watch for vehicles as well and to utilize crosswalks where they are available. Let's keep everyone safe, happy, and healthy!
2014-2015 School Supply Lists
 
Alcott Hawthorne Lincoln
Longfellow Morton  Watson 

HMS
 
HMS start and end time: 8:10 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

HHS start and end time: 8:05 - 3:30 p.m.

​Kindergartners have a staggered schedule for the first week:
Half of each kindergarten class from every elementary will attend school on Monday (18th), Wednesday (20th), and Friday (22nd) and the other half of the students will attend on Tuesday (19th), Thursday (21st), and then on Friday (22nd). For which specific day your Kindergarten student should attend, contact the school (if you haven't already heard).


Pre-school will start on August 25th.

 


For more information, click on one of the two options below:

Objectives for District Goals

Dashboard of Student Performance: 
How are we doing at meeting our goal?

 
 
  Former HHS German teacher, Katie Shepard, challenged these HHS teachers to do the ALS ice bucket challenge and they accepted! Principal, Jay Opperman explains at the beginning what ALS is and why it is important to recognize the reason behind why the challenges are happening. From left to right sitting down, Pete Theoharis, Mike Nanfito, Carla Hedstrom, Ann Mays, and Katie Funkey. Watch the video to see who they challenged! Take the challenge, donate, and help create a world without ALS!  http://www.alsa.org/





 
 



 





 

 

 

 

 


 
 



On Monday, May 12, 2014, the Hastings Public Schools Foundation awarded 37 scholarships worth $40,500, to graduating seniors. Click here to read more...

 
Congratulations to Hastings Middle School for being recognized as a Breakthrough School by the Metlife Foundation! They are featured in the May 2014 issue of Principal Leadership.

Click on the magazine cover to read the article.
 



 
 

 

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recently awarded and recognized Hastings Public Schools as a 2014 “Best Communities for Music Education” (BCME) recipient.  HPS was one of only two districts in the state of Nebraska to be named this year. Hastings previously was selected for this award in 2001.  

The NAMM Foundation spotlights schools across the country for exemplary dedication to music programs, designating them as “Best Communities for Music Education”. This year, NAMM designated 376 districts, out of over 2,000 applications, as “Best Communities for Music Education” and 96 individual schools as “Support Music” Merit Award winners for offering students access to comprehensive music education.  

Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and greater access to music education. Now in its 15th year, the BCME program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction.  

The Hastings Public Schools music department offers: K-5 elementary music education, Middle School and High School vocal music programs, 4-12 String Orchestra music programs, and 5-12 Instrumental Music programs.  A variety of Artist In Residence programs are held throughout the district reaching all levels of students, bringing in professional musicians to mentor and inspire students and the community.  

This award is recognition of the efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders working to assure music education is part of the core curriculum.  Recognition like this is a collaborative effort, so a huge collective thanks goes out to all of those who made this award possible:  the HPS Board of Education, administration, principals, teachers, support staff, students, parents, patrons, Hastings College, the Hastings Symphony Orchestra, the Hastings Chorus of the Plains and the entire Hastings community. 
 

 

 
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