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Upcoming Events
5/15/2014
5/18/2014
5/19/2014
- School Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
HPS Administration Building, 1924 W. A Street, (402) 461-7500



Click here or on the picture to learn more about the bond. 
Click on a building below to view the newest conceptual drawing.

 ALCOTT   HAWTHORNE   LINCOLN   LONGFELLOW    WATSON  

Bond Q & A

Hastings Tribune Bond Articles

HPS may bus kids if school bond passes (April 16, 2014)

HPS stays flexible as school plans progress (April 5, 2014)

Council Hears Update on HPS Bond Proposal (March 19, 2014)

$21.5M Bond Issue on May 13 Ballot (January 21, 2014)

 HPS committee backs 5-elementary plan (December 17, 2013)

New gym, infrastructure improvements recommended (November 27, 2013)

Finding a new purpose (November 25, 2013)

Facilities plan tackles Alcott challenge (November 23, 2013)

Lincoln Elementary would require least work under committee's plan (November 22, 2013)

Hawthorne's courtyard would give way to new classrooms, gym (November 22, 2013)

Watson's student population would triple under proposed expansion (November 21, 2013)

New plan builds on old schools (November 20, 2013)

HPS committee tackled task keeping love of community schools in mind (November 20, 2013)

HPS committee recommends 5-school model (October 16, 2013)



A vacancy exists on the Hastings Board of Education due to the resignation of Matt Pershing. The Board plans to appoint a successor to take office at the May 15 Work Session. The applicant selected will complete Mr. Pershing’s term, which expires on December 31, 2016. Interested candidates for this position should call Janelle at 461-7511 for an application. Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, May 2, to Jim Boeve, Board President, 1924 West A Street, Hastings, NE 68901. Questions regarding this appointment may be directed to the Superintendent’s Office at the above address or by calling 461-7511.          Board of Education Application




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Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during the weeklong summer program. Led by HPS teachers, elementary school children will be immersed into fun-filled, exciting, activities that reinvent summer fun. Throughout the week, children work together to solve real-world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century. Whether they are creating an epic, insect-themed pinball machine or dismantling broken devices, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems! Discounts are available – register today! 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org
Camp Invention will be held June 2nd-6th at Watson Elementary.











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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Hastings Public Schools now provides parents an easy way to make food service payments for their students. Online payments for food service may be made using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. Click here to begin: 
hastingspublicschools.revtrak.net

For instructions on how to complete this process click here or click on "PARENTS" above and then "Online Lunch Payments".




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