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Toys for Tots

Posted on December 19, 2014

Students with some of the donated toys

For the past few weeks students at Hayfield High School have been collecting brand new toys and donating them to the Toys for Tots program.  The students collected 526 toys over this time period.  Each grade level was competing against the others to see who could collect the most toys.  It was a very close race but the Seniors (Class of 2015), were victorious over the Juniors by just 3 toys with the 7th graders finishing third.  The toys will be distributed on Saturday December 20th at the Hayfield Fire Hall from 7:00 am until noon.

FFA Members Lend a “Helping Hand”

Posted on December 18, 2014
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FFA Members

15 Hayfield FFA members, all students at Hayfield High School, were in the giving spirit recently. They went shopping to a local department store in Austin and purchased socks and underwear for 35 families totaling 73 kids in the Hayfield school district that needed a “Helping Hand” this Christmas season. Money for this Annual event was funded a portion of the proceeds raised by this years Corn Drive.  An AWESOME bunch of kids with a kind heart.


Robotics Competition

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Congratulations to both Hayfield High School Robotics teams for their fine performance!


Time to Program

Team 6776H Shockwave United, comprised of Carter Behnken, Trey Chatman, Travis Kruse and Lyle Sorensen took 2nd place at the Vex Robotics Tournament in Albert Lea on Saturday, December 13, 2014. They now have qualified to participate in the State Tournament which will be held January 23-24, 2015 in St. Cloud, MN.


Build & Repair

Team 6776J Hayfield High School, comprised of Joshua Jacobsen, Kyler Johnson and Carter Vogel also participated in the Vex Robotics Tournament in Albert Lea on Saturday, December 13, 2014.


Holiday Choir Concert

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Concert Choir

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Jr. High Choir

The Concert Choir and Junior High Choir gave a fantastic performance for their Holiday Concert last week. If you missed the concert, don’t worry. Portions of the program can be heard December 25th at 9:30am on KFAN AM 1270 Rochester and FAN1270.com.

Veterans Day Program

Posted on November 12, 2014

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.

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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

   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.