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Veterans Day Program

Posted on November 12, 2014 By Brian Bartley

Veterans Day Programs at Hayfield Community Schools

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, students, staff and community honored our Veterans with programs at each of the schools: Hayfield High School, Hayfield Elementary School and Brownsdale Elementary School. The Hayfield Legion Post #330 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary conducted the programs.

Harry R Kerr-Speaker

Harry R Kerr-Speaker

Post 330 Color Guard

Post 330 Color Guard

The Hayfield Post 330 Color Guard posted the colors at each program. Harry R. Kerr, a Marine veteran and law enforcement criminal justice coordinator, delivered a Veterans Day message. He spoke of his experiences during the Vietnam War and emphasized that our military don’t serve alone. They serve with their fellow soldiers, sailors, Coast Guard, airmen, and Marines and with the support of their families and communities.

During the high school program, the Hayfield High School band, under the direction of Mr. Dennis Conroy, played “The Light Eternal”, by James Swearingen. It is a programmatic piece that musically depicts the Legend of the Four Chaplains that went down with the USS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland in 1942.. Carson Anderson, a Hayfield High School student, was also recognized for his national winning essay in the American Legion Auxiliary Essay. His essay was written on the topic, “How Can I Show My Pride in Being an American.”

At each of the elementary programs, the elementary students sang a patriotic song. They were directed by Mrs. Liz Fjerstad, Hayfield Elementary music teacher, and Mr. Mike Anderson, Brownsdale Elementary music teacher.  Click here for additional photos.

Hayfield SADD Hosts Blood Drive

Posted on October 27, 2014 By Brian Bartley

   Photo-1editPhoto-2editPhoto-6editPhoto-5editPhoto-4editPhoto-3editThe Hayfield SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter hosted a blood drive, October 24. SADD’s goal was to have 45 people donate blood. The Red Cross is in need of many blood donations. All blood donated at the event is spoken for and will be given to someone within 8 days of the donation. Overall, the community was able to donate 44 pints of blood, helping 132 people. SADD will be hosting another blood drive in March. The Red Cross is giving the SADD chapter scholarships for hosting the blood drives. If more people donate blood, the Red Cross is able to give greater scholarships. SADD will give these scholarships to seniors who demonstrate what SADD stands for and actively participate in the program. Barb Guildner, one of the Red Cross members, told SADD that “She loved coming to work in Hayfield because the school and community are so polite and great to work with.” Several people came to donate. One person donated their 200th pint of blood. Another traveled all the way from Albert Lea. It was a very successful day for SADD and the Red Cross and the two groups hope for an even better turn out in spring.


Posted on October 2, 2014 By Brian Bartley

The Minnesota Department of Education announced on Wednesday, October 1st, the schools and districts making improvements in student learning and achievement. The District’s full annual report, including test results, is available by clicking here.

Adequate Yearly Progress
Hayfield Community Schools, Hayfield High School, Brownsdale Elementary School, and Hayfield Elementary have made adequate yearly progress in 2013-2014. The district will continue to revise and monitor our improvement plans focused on math and reading at all three schools and district-wide.

Multiple Measurement Rating and Focus Rating
Minnesota’s plan focuses on closing the achievement gap among Minnesota students. Schools, not districts, will be identified through the new system called Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) and Focus Rating (FR) systems. The MMR is a school performance index calculated by combining proficiency, growth, achievement gap and graduation rates. The FR is a pull-out index from the MMR used to assess the size of a school’s achievement gap and their progress in closing it.

Brownsdale Elementary School will not receive a MMR or FR designation because there is only one grade level tested and, therefore, no growth test data.

Hayfield Elementary School received a Celebration Eligible school designation for a second year in a row. A Celebration eligible school is a school in the 25% (225 schools statewide) of Title I schools directly below the Reward school cutoff. MDE selects approximately 10% of these schools to receive the Celebration school recognition. Hayfield Elementary School’s MMR was 65.71% (55.89% in 2012-13) and their Focus Rating was 71.74% (59.19% in 2012-13) of the points possible in each rating.

Hayfield High School will not receive a MMR or FR designation because they do not receive Title I funds. The ratings are still calculated. Hayfield High School’s MMR was 75.52% (73.33% in 2012-13) and their Focus Rating was 75.94% (72.77% in 2012-13) of the points possible in each rating.

Posted on September 26, 2014 By Brian Bartley
Homecoming Royalty 2014


Posted on By Brian Bartley

Hayfield Viking homecoming pep rally and parade was this afternoon.  Watch the stream at High School Cube

The Vikings take on Goodhue tonight at Hayfield, Inaugural class of the Viking Hall of Fame will be introduced at Halftime

Prep Athlete of the Week

Posted on September 11, 2014 By Brian Bartley

Congratulations to Johanna Bungum on being selected as KAAL TV’s Female Prep Athlete of the week.  We are proud to have you as a Viking!

Click here for the report.

School’s new Solar Panel Project on the News!

Posted on August 14, 2014 By Brian Bartley

KAAL TV visited Hayfield Community Schools and reported on the new Solar Panel Project on the roof of the West Gym.  Click to watch the news report.  Way to go Hayfield!