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New Cafeteria Video

Posted on November 16th, 2018

Click here to check out the most recent Facebook Live video report of the construction progress by Superintendent  Gregg Slaathaug.

Kindness Week

Posted on November 16th, 2018

Kindness1As part of Kindness Week students were encouraged to participate in acts of kindness. As you can see our Kindness Bingo Board has filled in nicely. Many of the students have enjoyed receiving and giving small acts of kindness. Keep spreading kindness like confetti!




2018 Homecoming Court

Posted on September 19th, 2018

Homecoming Court 1-rCongratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court

Blaine Anderson, Brooke Bungum, Noah Klocke, Lauren Louks, Dylan Monahan, Breanna Mundy, Mason Nitz, Lillie O’Connor, Tristan Rieken, Abigail Stasko

4th Grade Crown Bearers
Rylan Nelsen Kori Lux

Flagpole is Back!!

Posted on May 17th, 2018

Flag 1-rflag 2-rJeff Foster donated time and service to remove flag and put back up after painting and sandblasting. Thank you very much for your assistance.






Exterior Construction Has Begun

Posted on April 26th, 2018

IMG_1791Construction has begun on the exterior of Hayfield High School.  The Facade is being removed, the front bollard lighting is being taken out, the sidewalk and topsoil in the new cafeteria are being removed and the footing for the new cafeteria will be dug later today.  Head on over to our District Facebook page for pictures and videos of the construction process.

School Board Appreciation Week

Posted on February 19th, 2018

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ZED Traveling Art Show

Posted on February 7th, 2018

The Hayfield Art Department cordially invites you to join us for our annual
“ZED Traveling Art Show”

The 24th annual traveling art show will be held in Hayfield High School’s Library on Thursday, February 15th through Friday, February 23rd. The show exhibits work from grades kindergarten through twelfth with a variety of media being used. When you come to the show, you will see artwork from some very talented young students from around the surrounding area as well as artwork from seven talented Hayfield students. Entered this year from the high school is seventh grader, Karson Steele with his colored pencil drawing of a tortoise in “Four Animal Views”. Two freshman artists with their scratchboard drawings include Allie Tufte with “Tranquility” and Joseph Tempel’s “Midnight Migration”. Juniors in the show are Matti Morris with her colored pencil drawing of a lily pad turning into a cupcake called “Transformation” and Alyssa LaPlant’s postage stamp design called “New York”. The final two artists from Hayfield are seniors Zachary Nelson with his “Muhammad Ali” graphite drawing and Steven Miner’s “Chance” mixed media drawing.

On behalf of the seven artists entered into the traveling art show this year and the Hayfield Art Department, we hope to see you at the show!

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Front row left-
Matti Morris “Tranformation”
Karson Steele “Four Animal Views”
Allie Tufte “Tranquility”

Back row left-
Joseph Tempel “Midnight Migration”
Zachary Nelson “Muhammad Ali”
Steven Miner “Chance”

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Not pictured is Alyssa LaPlant, The single artwork named “New York” is hers.

Hayfield Community School Members

Posted on January 12th, 2018

We have unfortunate news to share about a Hayfield Community Elementary student’s family. The family of three (and a dog) are safe, but they lost their home and their personal belongings this morning in a fire.

The community is providing a place to sleep and food for the family the next few days.

You are welcome to assist the family this next week.
You can bring cash donations to the elementary office through next Friday, January 19.

Material items are not appropriate at this time, because they do not have a place to store these items. If you have an interest in providing material donations in the near future, please leave your name and phone number with Tanya in the elementary office.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Posted on December 9th, 2017

Lady Vikes Win at Breakdown Invitational Showcase
The Hayfield Lady Vikings basketball team traveled to Minnetonka High School to take part in the Breakdown Invitational Showcase on Saturday. There were 16 varsity games played at Minnetonka on this day. Hayfield’s opponent was Mayer Lutheran, which is a very athletic team, that won the class A title in volleyball this fall.
The game started poorly for Hayfield as they feel behind 7-2. The Lady Vikes started to warm up and a couple Maggie Streightiff 3 pointers had Hayfield right back in the game. Slowly, but surly, Hayfield built a ten point lead with about four minutes left in the first half. The Crusaders then made a nice run to cut the lead to one. Olivia Matti gave Hayfield a little cushion going into halftime as she made two three pointers in the final minute of the first half. The halftime score was 31-25.
The Lady Vikes started the second half with three straight steals and baskets to put the lead up to double digits and the lead never went back to single digits the rest of the game. The lead got as big as 22 in the second half for Hayfield and the Lady Vikes cruised to a 66-51 victory.
Scoring: Olivia Matti 19, Maggie Streightiff 16, Carrie Rutledge 13, Kate Kruger 8, Elecia Brown 6, and Abby Stasko 4.
Next up for the Lady Vikings is a trip to Pine Island on Tuesday night.

Mr. Conroy Funeral Arrangements

Posted on December 7th, 2017

Dennis Conroy 1-rVisitation will be Friday, December 8, 2017, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 ~ 2nd Street NW in Hayfield and one hour before the service at the Hayfield High School.

The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Hayfield High School, 9 ~ 6th Ave SE, Hayfield, MN with Reverend Aaron de Neui officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield, MN.

We will miss you.

Posted on December 6th, 2017
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Hayfield High School Band Director Dennis Conroy Photo Credit – Rochester Post Bulletin

Click here to read about Mr. Dennis Conroy

Congratulations Maggie & Kate

Posted on November 9th, 2017

Maggie Streightiff


Congratulations goes out to Maggie Streightiff and Kate Kruger. Kate received the Class A All-State Honorable Mention Award and Maggie received the Class A All-State award at the 2017 State Volleyball Banquet!!Kate Kruger 

Posted on November 8th, 2017

Maggie-rCongratulations to Maggie Streightiff, signing to play volleyball at Upper Iowa. Her father Doug is with her in the picture. Way to go Maggie.

Posted on November 7th, 2017

Stewartville Fall Band Fest 2017-rThe following students were selected to perform with the 2017 Stewartville Junior High Honor Band as part of the 2nd Annual Stewartville Fall Band Festival. 7th and 8th grade Students from over 10 area Schools made up the Honor Band. They were directed by retired Band Director, Dave Gudmasted from Winona, Minnesota. Students rehearsed all morning and afternoon Saturday, November 4th, performing on the Stage at Stewartville at 4:30. Congratulations to the following students; Josanne Tempel, Alto Saxophone; Giovanna Galdamez, Trumpet; Anabelle Bamlet, Clarinet; Alexis Roe, Flute; McKenna O’Connor, Trumpet; Isaac Beck, Trumpet, Reese Bauman, Alto Saxophone and Dakota Robinson, Tuba.

Posted on November 7th, 2017

HVL Honor Band 2017-r
Congratulations to the following Junior and Senior Band Members that performed in the 2017 Hiawatha Valley League Honor Band on Monday, November 6th at Stewartville High School. They were directed by Dr. Craig Hancock of Wartburg College from Waverly, Iowa. There were over 90 students in the band representing each of the 12 schools that make up the Hiawatha Valley League.  Jaelynn Therring, Trombone; Hannah Knudson, Alto Saxophone; Paetyn Stadler, Clarinet; Carter Vogel, Alto Saxophone, Olivia Struck, Trumpet; Kelsey Roe, Clarint: Kyle Jacobsen, Trumpet and Jacob Reynolds, Tenor Saxophone.  (Photo by Margaret Roe)

HVL All-Conference Honor Choir

Posted on November 7th, 2017

Choir 1-rCongratulations to Olivia Matti, Dylan Monahan, Carson Anderson, Steven Miner, Mason Nitz, Alexis Dudycha, Miranda Steinfadt & Bailey Lubbert for being a part of the HVL all-conference honor choir. At Stewartville High School, on Monday evening, they performed under the direction of Luther College director Mark Potvin. Fantasic job!

Posted on October 2nd, 2017

CustodianToday is an important day — National Custodian Day!  Please take a few minutes and thank our dedicated custodial team.  We are lucky to have you here at Hayfield Community Schools!  Thank you for all that you do!

Texas Donations

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

Texas-rHayfield Community Schools is featured in the Austin Daily Herald for their charitable contributions to assist students affect by Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to read the article.

Congratulations to the 2017 Homecoming Court

Posted on September 21st, 2017

crown bearers-r4th Grade Crown Bearers: Lila Quail & Kael Steel

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2017 Homecoming Court:
Kaylee Chick – Kyle Jacobson
Kelly Johnson – Hunter Louks
Olivia Matti – Zach Nelson
Caroline Rutledge – Jacob Reynolds
Maggie Streightiff – Ryan Risius

Record Setters!!

Posted on September 14th, 2017
Hayfield’s Carrie Rutledge, left, and Maggie Streightiff have reached the Viking record books with Rutledge breaking the digs record and Streightiff the all time set record. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Hayfield’s Carrie Rutledge, left, and Maggie Streightiff have reached the Viking record books with Rutledge breaking the digs record and Streightiff the all time set record. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Click here to read the awesome article on two of Hayfield’s seniors Carrie Rutledge and Maggie Streightiff. Great records girls, the numbers will just keep climbing.

Referendum Results

Posted on September 11th, 2017

“No doubt, we’re excited about the outcome, mostly for our students and for our future students.  We also feel fortunate and happy for the support we have from/with our families, staff and communities.”

 “There are real needs that were identified and brought forward — safety and security, aging facilities, classroom space, and quality classroom learning environments — that are now going to be addressed.  A huge thank you to the voters of district #203 and the numerous volunteers who helped get the information out to our voters.    Lastly, I want to congratulate Belinda Selfors (past Superintendent) and the Hayfield school board for establishing a vision and working to bring that to fruition with the support of our community.”
Gregg Slaathaug Superintendent of Schools

Way to go Carney Sisters!!

Posted on August 31st, 2017
Sisters Anna Carney, left, and Cela Carney, are both playing libero this fall. Anna is playing at RCTC and Cela is playing for Hayfield. Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

Sisters Anna Carney, left, and Cela Carney, are both playing libero this fall. Anna is playing at RCTC and Cela is playing for Hayfield. Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com

Very nice write-up in the Austin Daily Herald about Hayfield’s Carney sisters. Way to go girls, we are proud of you.  Click here for the Article

Thank you Jacob Reynolds

Posted on August 17th, 2017

























As many of you know Jacob Reynolds (class of 2018) undertook a huge project for his Eagle Scout project this year. His project was to raise enough money to fund the installation of a new full color, digital, informational sign in front of Hayfield Community Schools. He has worked tirelessly on this project and the final result is absolutely amazing. Thank you Jacob for all of your efforts, the sign is wonderful and we are so proud to have you as a student here at Hayfield High School.


Posted on August 16th, 2017

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Posted on June 6th, 2017
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Great article in the Austin Daily Hearld about the Hayfield Viking Softball team. Go Vikings!!  Click here to read.

Discus thrower at State

Posted on June 5th, 2017

ThoeVery nice write-up on Hayfield’s Katrina Thoe.  Click here for more info.






Student Council

Posted on June 5th, 2017

CouncilCongratulations to the following ST. COUNCIL MEMBERS for the 2017-18 year.
Reese Bauman
Christopher Dick
Anna Bamlet
Brooke Bauer
Jenna Jacobsen
Lynsey Knudson
Courtney Ellis
Nathan Grav
Carly Hauschild
Brooke Bungum
Dylan Monahan
Morgan Burt
Kyle Jacobsen
Olivia Matti
Jacob Reynolds

Posted on May 26th, 2017

Track-2-rHayfield High School Track & Field athletes advancing onto Sections are Maryx Young (1600), Hannah Tempel (4×2), Lila Gronseth (4×2, shot, disc), Kalli Jo Klocke (PV), Katrina Thoe (shot, disc), Abby Stasko (4×2), Alexandra Louks (4×2), Steven Miner (200, 4×2, HJ, TJ), Masen Walsh (4×2, LJ), Steele Tebay (4×2), Trey Chatman (disc), and not pictured, Alex Heins (4×2). Congratulations to you all and good luck next week at Sections in Elgin!

Posted on May 16th, 2017



Posted on May 1st, 2017


Thank You

Posted on April 26th, 2017

Admin Assistant Appreciation

Community Invited to Facility Information Sessions and Tours

Posted on April 26th, 2017

TourTo learn more about the Community Facility Information Sessions and Tours, click here.



Spelling Bee

Posted on April 26th, 2017

30th Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by the Hayfield American Legion & Auxiliary

3rd grade- Eva Smith, Arianna Stone
4th grade-Owen Smith, Elaina Masching
5th grade – Cohen Heins, Chelsea Christopherson

Congratulations Mr. “C”

Posted on April 12th, 2017

Teacher of the Month: Mark Carlson, of Hayfield Elementary, to read story in the Post Bulletin Click here.


Posted on April 6th, 2017

Trace Tebay signing to play basketball at Gustavus next year. Pictured with him are his parents Angie and Jason Tebay and AD/Head BBB Coach Chris Pack.Tebay-r

Lane Canny signing to play football at RCTC next year. Pictured with him are his mother Tammy Canny, Head Football Coach Adam Schroeder, and AD Chris Pack.Canny-r

Speech Team

Posted on April 5th, 2017

SPeech-rHayfield Speech Team Competes at Sub-Section Tournament

On Monday April 3rd, six students traveled to Wabasha-Kellogg High School for the sub-section 1A-1 speech tournament. The relatively inexperienced team competed well, with sophomore Anikka Bjornson earning a place as alternate to the section tournament in Creative Expression and junior Tucker Cordle advancing to sections with a second-place finish in Discussion. Teammates Dylan Monahan (Drama Interpretation), Kelsey Roe (Creative Expression), Hannah Breault (Creative Expression), and Paetyn Stadler (Discussion) also competed well at their final tournament of the season. Coaches Brandon Greenfield and Laura Hoebing are proud of the team’s growth and successes this year and look forward to growing the team with these student leaders next year! Tucker will compete at the section 1A tournament in Byron on Saturday, April 8.

Baseball Team Florida trip

Posted on April 5th, 2017

IMG_6qo982-rThe Hayfield baseball team recently completed their trip to Florida for spring training. The team left on March 23rd and returned on March 28th. They were able to get in six varsity scrimmages, three JV scrimmages, and two practices while on the trip. They stayed at the International Palms Resort which is right on the ocean and provided nice amenities. The team was also able to experience 20170327_184500-rFun Spot America Amusement Park and Disney Springs as part of the trip. Twenty-two players in 9th-12th grade were able to experience this great trip and make lifelong memories along the way!

Dancing at Hayfield High School

Posted on March 30th, 2017

DancingA number of Hayfield High School students have had the opportunity to learn to dance in Mr. Dicks Phy Ed class.  With the assistance of Mary Peterson the students are learning the moves.  Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view the videos.





Posted on March 29th, 2017

Music2Today, the High School Choir & Band participated in the MSHSL Large Group Contest at Stewartville High School. Both ensembles received the highest rating of superior. Congrats to both the band & choir for their fantastic performances!!

Congratulations “Mr. C”

Posted on March 19th, 2017

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Chess Tournament

Posted on March 19th, 2017

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Tiger 1st place, Anthony 2nd place K-1 grade Hayfield Chess Tournament 3 11 17 (Small)-r

K-1st Grade

2nd Grade

2nd Grade

Quinn 1st place and Andrew 2nd place 3rd grade Hayfield Chess Tournament 3 11 17 (Small)-r

3rd Grade

1st place Christopher and 2nd place Charlie 4th grade Hayfield Chess Tournament 3 11 17 (Small)-r

4th Grade

1st place Nicholas and 2nd place Isaac 5th grade Hayfield Chess Tournament 3 11 17 (Small)-r

5th Grade

Macy 1st place, Seth 2nd place 6th grade Hayfield Chess Tournament 3 11 17 (Small)-r

6th Grade

Honor Band

Posted on March 18th, 2017

Congratulations to these five students for representing Hayfield at the South East Minnesota Middle School Honor Band. These students performed with over 100 students from over 30 other schools under the direction of Dr. Steven B. Thompson, director of bands at Bethel University in St. Paul. They began rehearsing at 9:00 AM and performed a concert in Knowlton Auditorium at Austin High School at 5:00 PM. Their selections were; “A March on the King’s Highway” by Pierre La Plante, “First Light on the Chesapeake” by James Hosay, “Onward” by Gary Gilroy and “The Incredibles” by Michael Giacchino. Their day long hard work paid off in an outstanding performance that evening.

Left to Right in the picture;
Lucas Brennan (Tuba), Grace Becker (Alto Sax), Isaiah Tempel (Trumpet), Kylie Zubke (Clarinet) and Allie Tufte (Flute).

Lady Vikes

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

Section semifinal Girls Basket Ball vs. Rochester Lourdes, 2:00 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium. Come support our Ladies!
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Lady Vikes

Posted on February 26th, 2017

Hayfield Lady Vikes Win Opening Round Playoff Game

The #2 seeded Lady Vikes opened up playoffs at home on Thursday night vs. #15 seed Triton. The game was close for the first few minutes as teams traded early buckets, but Hayfield went on a big run from their and put up 61 first half points to take a commanding 61-18 lead into halftime. The second half went quickly as the running time mercy rule went into effect. Hayfield won by a final score of 96-36. Five different Viking players scored in double figures on the night. Next up is #10 seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa who pulled off the upset over #7 seed Dover-Eyota. That game is Monday, February 27th in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center Arena. Game time is 6:00pm.  Let’s turn the Civic Center Blue & Gold, wear you Viking gear and come support our Lady Vikes!!

5 Razorbacks to STATE!

Posted on February 26th, 2017

The Westfield Razorbacks (combined Hayfield & Blooming Prairie) have an AWESOME day. This brand new team will be sending 5 team members to the State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Congratulations go out to Colton Krell, Morgen Moreno, Mitchell Oswald, Trey Chatman, Ethan Arett. Way to go Razorbacks!!

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

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Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Posted on February 21st, 2017

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FFA Week

Posted on February 21st, 2017

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Posted on February 17th, 2017

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Girls Basketball t-shirts

Posted on February 16th, 2017

The Lady Vikes have designed a t-shirt. The logos below are going on the front and back of the
HVL Blue Division Champion T-Shirts.
They are gray in color and cost $10 and can be ordered today (Thursday 2-16) or tomorrow (Friday 2-17)
by contacting Hayfield T-Shirts, 507-477-2727
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Hayfield girls b ball hvl blue champs 2017.cdr

SADD Students

Posted on February 16th, 2017

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Girls Basketball

Posted on February 15th, 2017

Lady Vikes Clinch the HVL Blue Division Title

The Hayfield Lady Vikes traveled to Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday with a chance to do something that only one other Hayfield girls basketball team has ever done, and that is win a division title in the always tough HVL conference.

The game started well for Hayfield as they opened up an early ten point lead 14-4.  KW was able to chip away at the lead the rest of the first half, but Hayfield still led at halftime 32-28.  The second half started well for the Vikings and soon their lead was double digits.  The lead got as big as 20 points and then the Knights made one last comeback push. KW was able to get as close as 7 points in the last few minutes but Hayfield shot well from the free throw line down the stretch and held on to win 66-58.  Scoring for Hayfield:  Maggie Streightiff 25 (6 three pointers), Olivia Matt 22 (5 three pointers), Carrie Rutledge 10, Kate Kruger 4, Sophia Waldner 3, and Elecia Brown 2.

The win gives Hayfield the HVL Blue Division title and a spot in the HVL Championship game.  That game takes place on Monday, February 20th at Kasson-Mantorville.  Game time is 7:00pm.

The Lady Vikes do have one game left in their regular season and that is a home game this Thursday vs Cannon Falls.  It will be senior night.

On a side note, Kenyon-Wanamingo star Mara Quam scored 32 points in the game last night, including her 2,000th career point, and we want to congratulate her on that amazing accomplishment!

ZED Traveling Art Show

Posted on February 15th, 2017

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HVL Band Clinic

Posted on February 8th, 2017

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Snow Week

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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Posted on February 7th, 2017

I Love to Read 2017 Elem-r

Posted on December 23rd, 2016
The Hayfield Community School District is thanking Karla Anderson for all her years of service as the Hayfield High School Secretary.  Her pleasant smile and joyful welcome has greeted hundreds of students and families. 
Thank you for being a part of our team and HAPPY RETIREMENT to you.

Ice Skating

Posted on December 23rd, 2016

img_1340-r38 Hayfield High School Phy. Ed students went to the Dodge County Ice Arena in Kasson on December 23rd to practice up on their ice skating skills. The trip was coordinated by 9th Grade Phy. Ed teacher Marty Dick.img_1341-rimg_1343-rimg_1344-rimg_1346-r

Posted on December 20th, 2016


High School Holiday Choir Concert

Posted on December 1st, 2016

deck-the-hallsLooking for some holiday spirit? Join us at 7:30 on Monday evening December 5th o hear some great singing from our 6th-12th graders. Also, join us in the tradition of singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to end our concert.




Holiday Book Fair

Posted on November 30th, 2016


A teacher who ‘believes in all his students’

Posted on November 29th, 2016

mark_carlsonOur very own Mark Carlson was featured in a recent Post Bulletin article. Way to go Mark. We are proud to have you here at Hayfield Community Schools. Click here for the article.






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Veterans’ Day Programs

Posted on November 17th, 2016

20161114_084328-rOn Monday, November 14, Hayfield Community Schools students and staff held Veterans’ Day Programs to recognize and appreciate our Veterans’ for their dedication, commitment and service. Click here for more photos.





Veterans Day Program

Posted on November 11th, 2016

General Public is Invited to Attend

Congratulations to Lori Rouhoff

Posted on November 10th, 2016

lori-ruhoff-rSchool Board Member for being awarded the Leadership Development Certificate from the Minnesota School Board Association’s (MSBA). Lori was presented the award upon completion of MSBA’s Phase I-II-III-IV training for school board members by Christopher Ebling, School Board Chair.




High School Students Voting and Student Election Results

Posted on November 9th, 2016


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Posted on November 8th, 2016


Lady Vikings to play for Section Championship!!

Posted on November 4th, 2016

The Hayfield Vikings volleyball team defeated #1 ranked Bethlehem Academy 3-1! They will play Saturday November 5th at 1 pm at the Rochester Mayor Civic Center against #5 ranked Caledonia. Grab your Viking gear and come support our awesome ladies! Way to go girls!  Click here to read article in Austin Daily Herald.

Posted on November 3rd, 2016


Posted on October 31st, 2016

20161028_093330-rOn Friday, October 28th, the Mill City String Quartet visited our elementary music room. They are a group professional musicians based out of Minneapolis. Minnesota Public Radio graciously sponsored the group and it was a free performance for any public school.

The string quartet consisted of 2 violins, a viola and a cello. The group performed a 45 minute show for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. They told the kids about their instruments and explored how music makes us feel. At the end, our kids asked some very insightful questions. Through these questions we learned how musicians record music for movies, that the cello that was played was made in 1865 and a lot of other interesting facts. To see more pictures of this event, Click here, go to Mrs. Fjerstad’s webpage.

Posted on October 17th, 2016


Hayfield welcomes the newest Fernbrook Staff

Posted on October 12th, 2016

Hayfield Community Schools is proud to welcome Alana Milde & Taylor Farr.


Alana MIlde

Alana Milde, MS, CT-MHP
Post-Masters, Pre-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Resident

1998 Hayfield High School graduate
Undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from University of Phoenix
Graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University

Providing therapy and skill-based work (working at Fernbrook since April, 2016)




Taylor Farr


Taylor Farr, LSW
Bachelor of Science in Social Work

2012 Blooming Prairie High School Graduate
Undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University at Mankato

Providing skill-based work (New to Fernbrook)

The goal of School-Linked Mental Health Services is to reduce barriers (such as transportation, financial restrictions, mistrust/stigma, waiting lists, stress, and scheduling conflicts) for students, in order for them to receive comprehensive mental health services. Services that may be provided include intake interviews, diagnostic assessments, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, individual skills work, and family skills work. These services will be covered by individual and family health insurance companies. If costs are a barrier, SLMH services may be covered by grant funding.

National School Lunch Week is Coming

Posted on October 12th, 2016


Yearbook Drawing

Posted on October 5th, 2016

Parents and students,
Thank you to every 9th – 12th grade student who took advantage of the Homecoming Week sales drive! We are off to a great start!

We will continue the $5.00 down and $10.00 a month payment option until the Christmas break (to allow 5 full months for $10.00 payments).

Down payments need to be made in Mrs. Weaver’s room (25) before or after school, OR, on the 10th of October (the next payment date) in the old concession stand during lunch.

A drawing for a Christmas stocking, stuffed with goodies, will be held on Wednesday, December 21st. One guy and one girl will take home a “Thank you for Buying a Yearbook” gift from the Yearbook staff.

Get your name in the drawing and buy a yearbook today!  In school or at jostens.com.

Thank you,
Hayfield Yearbook Staff

Grades 6-12 Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

Conferences are for the parents/guardians of students in grade 6-12.  The conference night is Monday October 10th from 4:00-8:00 pm. We hope to see you there.


Posted on September 22nd, 2016
Hayfield students in the Austin Daily Herald.

Posted on September 21st, 2016

A very nice article about the Hayfield Vikings by Megan Kennedy of KROC. Way to go Vikings, we are so proud of you.


Hayfield Community Schools on KAAL TV

Posted on September 8th, 2016

 Click on the abc 6 NEWS logo to watch video.


Hayfield Elementary Preschool Screenings

Posted on August 31st, 2016

Hayfield Elementary has Preschool Screenings coming up. If you or someone you know needs a screening please pass this information. Wednesday September 28th 8am-3pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church Tuesday October 4th 3pm-7pm @ Hayfield Elementary Library Contact: Tiffany Paulson 507-272-6205

Save Receipts For Your Child’s Education Expenses

Posted on August 31st, 2016

Minnesota has two programs to help you pay for your child’s education expenses. The K–12 Education Subtraction and the K–12 Education Credit can lower the tax you pay or increase your refund when filing your Minnesota income tax return. You may qualify for the K-12 subtraction, the K-12 credit, or both — if you save your receipts. Click here for more information.

Posted on August 25th, 2016

Welcome to our new staff!

Hayfield Community Schools is excited to welcome 12 new staff members to the district this year. We are looking forward to having these folks become a part of the Hayfield team!

Misty Crable, Special Education
Becky Dahle, Paraprofessional
Lynn Dorenkemper, Paraprofessional
Tori Flores, Special Education
Karla Gustafson, Paraprofessional
Peter Hayes, Physical Education and Health
Bryon Meyer, Science
Jane Prihoda, Paraprofessional
Lisa Sackreiter, Agriculture and Industrial Technology
Bailey Slowinski, Paraprofessional
Danielle Tesmer, 6th Grade
Barb Thompson, Paraprofessional

Hayfield Class of 2022 and Class of 2023

Posted on August 15th, 2016

The staff and students of Hayfield Community School invite you to our

Tenth annual WEB 6th & 7th Grade Orientation

1:00 pm – 4:15 pm, August 24, 2016, In the west gymnasium

The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth and ninth graders will be serving as Leaders and mentors to the sixth & seventh graders. Large and small group activities are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. Wear comfortable clothes and don’t bring all your stuff…travel light! If you have any questions, please call WEB Coordinators Dorien Grav at 507-477-3235 ext. 264 or Laura Hoebing ext 268. You may also contact us via e-mail at gravdo@hayfield.k12.mn.us or lkuisle@hayfield.k12.mn.us

We look forward to seeing you there!

iPad Distribution Sessions

Posted on August 10th, 2016

Monday 8/22
5:30 – 6:30 New students & 7th grade students and their siblings A -> K
6:00 – 7:00 New students & 7th grade students and their siblings L -> Z
The next sessions will be for students with the last name beginning in the following ranges.
7:00 A -> C
7:30 D -> H
8:00 Open

Tuesday 8/23
5:30 I -> M
6:00 N -> R
6:30 S -> Z
7:00 Open

Contact the school for more information at 507-477-3235 extension 222

Welcome New Families

Posted on August 7th, 2016

We welcome new families to our school district! If you are new to the District and looking to enroll your child(ren), please contact the District Office 507-477-3235 Ext. 246 or by email at lrehnelt@hayfield.k12.mn.us

Hayfield Community Schools Auction

Posted on July 27th, 2016


Hayfield Community Schools Auction

Posted on July 18th, 2016

What: Independent School District #203 is selling items no longer needed at Public Auction. Items include Desks, Tables, Chairs, Shed, Playground Equipment, Commercial Kitchen Equipment & Much More.

When: Saturday, August 6 @ 10:00 a.m.

Where: Brownsdale Elementary School
101 Latham Street
Brownsdale, MN 55918

Click here for more information.

Summer Hours

Posted on June 21st, 2016

Our summer hours are Mondays through Thursdays from June 13 through August 5.
The District Office and Hayfield Middle/High School (Grades 6 – 12) will be open from 7:30 to 3:00 p.m.
The Hayfield Elementary Office will reopen on Monday, August 1st.

We welcome new families to our school district! If you are new to the District and looking to enroll your child(ren), please contact the District Office 507-477-3235 Ext. 246 or by email at lrehnelt@hayfield.k12.mn.us

Thank You!

Posted on June 1st, 2016

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Viking Volunteer Team

Posted on May 17th, 2016

Our staff has begun the process of transitioning and relocating from Brownsdale Elementary to the Hayfield campus.

We are still seeking volunteers for many different tasks. Volunteers under the age of 16 need to supervised by an adult.  Thank you for your willingness to assist the District during this transition! We are so grateful to our community for your support! Click here to volunteer!

BOGO Book Fair

Posted on May 17th, 2016

Be a Summer Reading Super Hero!!

Buy one get one Free Book Fair

Hayfield Elementary Library

May 25th: 7:45am – 8:00pm

May 26th: 7:45am – 5:00pm

Open House & Scavenger Hunt

Posted on May 5th, 2016

PIE will be there hosting the scavenger hunt!!
Come join the fun for all elementary students, Hayfield and Brownsdale!!!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

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Preschool Boost

Posted on April 28th, 2016

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Great Job!

Posted on April 14th, 2016

Congratulations to Kasey Krekling for being named Minnesota’s Girls Basketball Assistant Coach of the Year. This is the second time in 3 years he has won the award. His dedication and commitment to the program is greatly appreciated!


Posted on April 14th, 2016

Congratulations to Savanna Cordle for earning Academic All State honors during the 2015-2016 basketball season. The Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association recognized her recently for demonstrating Academic & Athletic excellence.

Crossing Guard Appreciation Month

Posted on April 12th, 2016

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Welding Competition

Posted on April 11th, 2016

Welding-rHayfield High School Ag Metals class competed against 105 students and teachers from around Minnesota and Iowa in the Riverland Community and Technical College 10th Annual Welding Competition on Friday April 8th in Albert Lea, MN.  Josh Therring placed 1st overall and Vincent Miner placed 3rd.  Josh received a welder for his personal use while Vincent earned a welding helmet. Both students also earn a $100 scholarship to the Riverland book store.

Going to State!!

Posted on April 11th, 2016

Logan & Dylan Monahan & Masen Walsh Sectional Competitors in Byron.

Congratulations go out to Logan and Dylan Monahan.  They have both qualified (4th time for Logan, 1st time for Dylan) to compete at the State Speech meet this Friday, April 15th.  Way to go!!






Speech Team

Posted on April 6th, 2016

speech subsections-rOn April 4th, the Hayfield High School speech team traveled to Wabasha,MN  for a Subsections meet We had a very new team this year, which worked hard during the season and competed well! Three participants received top places at the subsection competition. Logan and Dylan Monahan received 2nd place in Duo, and first-year participant Masen Walsh received 5th place in Discussion. All three will be moving on to sections in Byron on Saturday, April 9th! Good luck and congratulations Hayfield Speech on a successful season!

Hayfield Elementary Chess Tournament

Posted on March 31st, 2016

20160319_085347-rBelow are the results from the Hayfield Elementary Chess Tournament that was held March 19th, in Hayfield.  All the students did a wonderful job and represented Hayfield with pride.  Click here to see more photos.

K & 1, 4 students participating

1st Tiger Coolidge, Hayfield, 2nd Dylan Weis, Kasson, 3rd Torsten H-Quint, Kasson

2nd grade, 10 students participating

1st Quinn Weis, Kasson, 2nd Brock Weis, Kasson, 3rd Kallie Snyder, Hayfield

3rd grade, 7 students participating

1st Chris Thompson, Hayfield, 2nd Sieren Petersen, Hayfield, 3rd Charlie Meyer, Hayfield

4th grade, 6 students participating

1st Isaac Fjerstad, Hayfield, 2nd Zack Amerud, Hayfield, 3rd Corbin Krueger, Hayfield,

5th grade 2 students participating

1st Seth Petersen, Hayfield, 2nd Macy Holtan, Hayfield

Yearbook News

Posted on March 31st, 2016

7th and 8th Graders:
Your final day to order a memory book is this Friday, April 1st. The memory books will arrive on the last week of school.
Don’t miss your chance to recap the year!
Drawing for the Sweet April Fools Deal will also be Friday at the end of the day. Six lucky students will go home with a sweet bag of goodies as our Thank You for purchasing a Hayfield Memory Book.

High School Yearbook News: All students who have purchased a yearbook will be added to the list of names for the television drawing this Friday, April 1st! NO KIDDING! High school sales do not end until June 1st, but the TV is gone Friday! Don’t miss out! Order before April 1st to ensure your name is in the drawing.

Good luck! The Yearbook Staff

Hayfield High School Spring Musical

Posted on March 31st, 2016

Twelfth NightThis Friday and Saturday, April 1 & 2, 2016, 7:30 in the West Gym, Come see the wonderful job our students do in this performance.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, adapted by Tom Large, is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.

Music by Stephen Murray, Lyrics by Stephen Murray and Tom Large

Vikings Singers Show Re-scheduled

Posted on March 31st, 2016

The April 9th Vikings Singers Show has been moved to May 7th. Performance will be with the Jazz Band. It is the Jazz Band/Viking Singers Show. Come on out and hear some great music.

Viking Softball on KAAL

Posted on March 30th, 2016

The Hayfield Viking Softball Team was recently featured on KAAL TV 6.  Hayfield_softball_seeks_return_to_North_Mankato_in_2016-syndImport-105152Click here to watch the video and read the story.  Good luck this season girls.

Special Band Concert

Posted on March 30th, 2016
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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 2:30 in the West Gym at Hayfield High School. This concert will feature the songs the band will be performing at Large Group contest on April 6th, a couple of Al Mavis-routstanding small group performances and the Premier of “Skirting the Issue”. The High School Band commissioned composer Lane Powell of Harmony, MN to write this special work to honor the memory of long time Hayfield resident and musician, Alvin Maves. It seems that every small town had their local musician and band that everyone knew. This song pays tribute to that small town musical tradition as well as the man himself. Come join us in this special celebration of music, meet the composer and enjoy refreshments after the concert.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

The Chef is Back!

Posted on March 16th, 2016

JAMMIN-JAMAICAChef on Demand will be returning next Wednesday, March 23rd!
Chef Patrick will be here preparing a Jamaican themed meal for all to enjoy.
The lunch items have changed from the original posted menu:
First choice will still be Meatball Sub
Second choice will now be Jamaican Jerk BBQ Chicken served with Coco Bread and Yellow Rice (We will not offer Penne Pasta with Meatsauce).
All other entrees will be available as usual.  Yellow Rice, Vegetable Rundown and Mango Fruit Salad will be available with all entrees.

Congrats to 6th Grade Math Masters Team

Posted on March 16th, 2016

DSCN0941-r - CopyDSCN0939-r - Copy   Two 6th Grade teams competed March 3, 2016 in Austin.  Special Awards went to Kailyn G who placed 10th in the Individual Round and Lexi R. who placed 6th in the Fast Facts Round.
Teams Members Include:Kobe F., Natalee H., Brody O., Anna B., Reagan B., Isaac B., Madalynn J., Jori R., and Nolan K.

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Battle of the Grains

Posted on March 14th, 2016

Hello! The Battle of the Grains is back this Wednesday, March 16th at lunch. We will again be sampling Quinoa. Quinoa is one of the only plant foods that are a complete protein, offering all the essential amino acids in a healthy balance. Join us Wednesday, March 16th to try a sample of Caribbean Quinoa Pineapple Crisp.

Board meetings rescheduled

Posted on March 4th, 2016

Due to the death of a family member, the School Board Work Session scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM in the Hayfield High School Cafeteria was held on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 7:00 PM in the Hayfield High School Cafeteria. The regular School Board Meeting will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Hayfield High School Cafeteria.

New Books

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

IMG_20160302_142610134-rTHANK YOU for all your support with our book fair. We surpassed our goal of $7,000 in sales! I was able to use our Scholastic Dollars to buy $1,300 worth of new books!!!  Thanks again to all who supported us through sales and volunteering to help. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!
-Sara Gillette


Public Hearing

Posted on February 25th, 2016

For information regarding the Public Hearing that was held on February 29th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm in the Brownsdale Elementary Gym/Cafeteria, Resource Links and FAQs, please Click Here  (New information added 03-02-16)

DARE Graduation

Posted on February 22nd, 2016

On February 19, 2016, the Hayfield Fifth Graders Graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. It’s a 10 week program, that teaches the students to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.

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The DARE ESSAY winners are:
Back ROW (L-R): Sheriff Rose, Clare Woslager, Sydney Risius, Autumn Bjornson, Fay Harrison, and Deputy Skadson.
Front ROW (L-R): Daisy Trader and Ava Carney

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The DARE POSTER winners are:

Sheriff Rose, Luke Domino, Macy Holtan, Dakota Robinson, Haeven Skjervem, JoJo Tempel, and Deputy Skadson.



Paper Tigers

Posted on February 19th, 2016
 You are invited to attend a screening of Paper Tigers on
Tuesday, February 23rd at 4:00 pm. at the
 Triton High School Performing Arts Center
813 W Highway Street
Dodge Center, MN  55927
Hosted by Zumbro Education District
Admission is complimentary
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, Washington. Their approach has radically changed how they discipline students, and in the process, has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families. Many children of our community have adverse childhood experiences that impact their school career and transition to adulthood. This film includes strategies for preventing and de-escalating problem behavior and learning more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma-Informed Communities-a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of ACE’s. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life. The Zumbro Education District would like to invite all to learn more about trauma-informed care and brain development in order to assist our children to become more successful adults. For more information on Paper Tigers and to view the trailer, visit www.PaperTigersMovie.com or contact Scott Tryggeseth at ZED ALC, 507-775-2083.

Jackson Heydt

Posted on February 19th, 2016

Hayfield_Wrestler_Overcomes_the_OddsTwice-syndImport-073343KAAL TV interview with Hayfield High School student/wrestler Jackson Heydt.  Awesome interview!  Way to go Jackson!  Good luck to you and all of the wrestlers on Friday afternoon February 19th at the Mayo Civic Center.  Click here to watch the interview.

Ronald McDonald House

Posted on February 18th, 2016

rmh1 rmh2 rmh3 rmh4Students from the Foods 3 class planned, cooked, and served at Rochester’s Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, February 16th. The menu consisted of Cheddar Ranch Chicken, California Blend, Coleslaw, and Chocolate Lava Cake with Ice Cream. Alyssa Klocke and Dani Jax acted as head chefs and their sous chefs were Jana Wagner, Laura Wagner, and their mothers Jeanne Klocke and Becky Jax. Food was donated by Cargill. Alyssa and Dani are the first students in the newly created Foods 3 course. This course is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and ProStart. Students fulfill the national requirements of 400 hours of working in the restaurant industry and college level course work. They can then take 2 national tests. When all 3 requirements are met, students receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association that they can use for possible college credits and advanced jobs in the restaurant industry. Alyssa and Dani received many compliments and A+ grades as residents came back for seconds and asked for the recipe. Good job girls!!!

The Hayfield SADD chapter will also be serving at the Rochester Ronald McDonald house on March 9. SADD is sponsoring a drive to collect items on The House’s need/wish list. If you’d also like to donate items or money, SADD will deliver items to The House on that night.

Battle of the Grains Winner

Posted on February 18th, 2016

The Battle of the Grains winner for February was Mushroom Barley Soup.  Wild Rice Beef Chili will face off against Mushroom Barley Soup to see which will move on to the championship round.

Hayfield Elementary Book Fair!

Posted on February 18th, 2016

book fairFebruary 16 – 22
In the Hayfield Elementary Library . . .
Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:40 am – 8:15 am, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Thursday, Feb. 18th: 7:40am – 8:15pm, 2:45pm – 8:00pm


Friday, Feb. 19th: 7:40 am – 8:15 am, Lunch with Books 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 20th: 10:00 am – 1:00p m

Monday, Feb. 22nd: 7:40 am – 8:15 am

All State Symphonic Band

Posted on February 10th, 2016

Savanna-Band-rSavanna Cordle, member of the 2015-16 MMEA All State Symphonic Band, performs Saturday, February 13th at Orchestra Hall. The All State Symphonic Band rehearsed in August at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Dr. Peter Haberman, Director of Bands at Concordia, directs the Band.

Savanna plays Bass Clarinet in the Symphonic Band. She was selected last spring based on her audition. The MMEA All-State Bands and Orchestra feature the top 300 high school instrumentalists from across Minnesota. The All State Orchestra, Concert Band and Symphonic Band perform at 1:30. Tickets are available online from Orchestra Hall or in person.

ZED Traveling Art Show

Posted on February 9th, 2016

ZED Traveling Art Show-rThe 22nd annual traveling art show will be held in the Hayfield High School’s Library on Thursday, February 11th through Friday, February 19th. The show exhibits work from grades kindergarten through twelfth with a variety of media being used. When you come to the show, you will see artwork from some very talented young students from around the surrounding area as well as artwork from five talented Hayfield students. Entered this year from the high school are three freshman- Anikka Bjornson with her acrylic painting titled “Avatar”, Alyssa LaPlant’s “Potere Dei Fiori” scratchboard of a rose, and Paetyn Stadler’s “Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker” acrylic painting. Also in the show are sophomore Masen Walsh with his scratchboard “Wolf” and senior Nikki Cortez’s “Koi Fish” sharpie drawing on canvas.

On behalf of the five artists entered into the traveling art show this year and the Hayfield Art Department, we hope to see you at the show!





Hayfield FFA to Host Donkey Ball

Posted on February 5th, 2016

New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” on Monday February 15th from 6:45-10:00pm in the West Gym of Hayfield High School. It’s basketball played on real, live donkeys and it will be wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus! All the players are local and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time. It’s a thrill a minute, a spill a minute. Laugh as you never laughed before at this wild and crazy basketball show. This year again we will have 4 teams. Advance tickets can be purchased in advance at Citizen State Bank in Hayfield, and Greenway C-Store in Brownsdale or from any Hayfield FFA member for $8 in Advance otherwise it is $10 at the door. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Hayfield FFA and Ag department.


Posted on February 4th, 2016

IMAG0821-rChristine Keeney a PA (Pathology Assistant) from the Medical Examiner’s office at the Mayo Clinic was at Hayfield High School on Thursday morning February 4th to talk to our students about her job.





January Battle of the Grains

Posted on February 1st, 2016

And the Winner is….Ruby Wild Rice Deep Dish Chili.  I hope everyone enjoyed trying Wild Rice in January!

The Battle of the Grains is back this week! Join us this Thursday February 4th at lunch in the High School Dining Room to sample and vote on our first Barley recipe, Buffalo Chicken and Barley Salad. .

Click Here for more information about Barley

Posted on January 15th, 2016

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Letter of Intent Signing

Posted on January 15th, 2016
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Hayfield High School Senior Honor Student Savanna Cordle signs her letter of intent to further her education, participate in college band, and play volleyball for Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa this upcoming fall. Paul Meyer, the Waldorf Head Volleyball Coach, is very excited to have Savanna be a part of his program!




Reimbursed Senior Volunteer Positions

Posted on January 15th, 2016

National Senior Corps-rLutheran Social Service of MN is looking for Volunteers (age 55 & older) to serve in our Foster Grandparent Program at Hayfield Community Schools. Our Volunteers receive a tax-free hourly stipend, as well as mileage reimbursement and other benefits.  Foster Grandparents have the opportunity to work in a variety of school settings providing support and assistance for students.  Please come join us for rewarding experiences working with the youth of our community!
Contact Rachel Wiebold at 507-356-2107 or
e-mail: Rachel.Wiebold@lssmn.org


Battle of the Grains

Posted on January 11th, 2016

FoodForThought_Poster2-rThe A’viands Nutrition Services Department is implementing a new wellness program starting this month called Food for Thought. Food for Thought is a program designed to introduce you to new food items from different food groups and encourages you to try them through sampling at our Thoughtful Bites events during lunch.  During the Thoughtful Bites events you will: Sample one new recipe with the featured item of the month – Receive recipe cards of that recipe to take home – Fill out a ballot.  Each Month January-April will feature a new Whole Grain (Wild Rice, Barley, Quinoa and Wheat Berries).  Be sure to stop by January 13th and January 20th at lunch and get a free sample of a new dish . You can then vote whether you “like” or “dislike” the new dish. The recipe with the most “Like” votes each month will move forward on the bracket and continue on in the Battle of the Grains.

Academic Triathlon News

Posted on January 11th, 2016

IMG_3161-rIn the second round robin competition of the year, the Challenger team made up of Anna Bamlet, Lexi Roe, Allyson Rouhoff, Lexi Koelsh and Annabelle Lindquist placed third. Macy Holtan earned a creativity award also.  Great job!!





Winter Concert on KFAN

Posted on December 22nd, 2015
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Concert Choir singing Handel’s Hallelujah Choir with Hayfield community members

The Hayfield High School Winter Choir Concert will be broadcast on KFAN this Thursday, December 24th.

Portions of the choir concert can be heard from 4:00-4:30 pm on KFAN AM 1270 or Fan1270.com.

Tune in to hear some great holiday music from our choirs.  Click here to see more photos from the concert.

FFA Share Christmas

Posted on December 21st, 2015

FFA Presents-rOn Thursday December 10, 8 members of the Hayfield FFA did our annual share Christmas shopping for 57 anonymous individuals in 32 families with funds raised from the local FFA chapter.






Academic Triathlon

Posted on December 17th, 2015

20151211_191413-rThe Academic Triathlon teams kicked off their season on Friday, December 11. This year, they are excited to have two junior high “Cross-Trainer” teams for the first time, and Mrs. Talcott is excited to have lots of students for her first year as the elementary “Challenger” coach! While none of the four teams at this meet were able to bring home ribbons, they had lots of fun and gained some great experience. Their next meet will be in Stewartville on January 8. Click here for more photos.


Stocking Stuffer Idea

Posted on December 4th, 2015

The yearbook staff has an awesome stocking stuffer idea for you.  Click here for more info.

FFA on Facebook

Posted on November 23rd, 2015

The Hayfield FFA is on Facebook.  Click here for latest information and photos.

Band Pizza and Fruit Fundraiser

Posted on November 19th, 2015

The Annual Band Pizza and Fruit Fundraiser has begun. See any Junior High or Senior High Band member to place your order. Click here to visit the Band webpage for more information.

Hayfield Community Schools Honor Our Veterans

Posted on November 12th, 2015

20151111_092609-rOn November 11, 2015, Hayfield Community School students and staff honored our Veterans during ceremonies held at Hayfield High School and Brownsdale Elementary School.

Commander John Kiser of American Legion Rothie Post 330 led each of the ceremonies. Chaplin Richard Jensen set an inspirational tone for the ceremonies as he recited the opening prayer. Music was provided by Hayfield High School Band, Hayfield Elementary students and Brownsdale Elementary students. The Veteran’s Day speaker, Sandy Fredrickson, who is the Department of MN Auxiliary President, shared a meaningful message encouraging the audience to always respect and honor the duty, service, and sacrifices of our Veterans. The Hayfield Post 330 Color Guard presented and retired the colors to open and close the ceremonies. At the close of each ceremony, students and staff thanked each veteran in attendance individually to honor and recognize them for their service to our country and our communities.
To see additional photos of these ceremonies at Hayfield High School, click here.
To see additional photos of these ceremonies at Hayfield Elementary School, click here.
To see additional photos of these ceremonies at Brownsdale Elementary School, click here.

Overstocked Yearbooks now on sale!

Posted on November 11th, 2015

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Would you like to own a Hayfield yearbook from 1952?  1971?  2000?  2014?  Another year?  Now is your chance!  There is a limited supply of yearbooks available!  This is a first come, first served offer, so act now!  Great gift idea for a past graduate.  Orders can be placed by email at:  yearbook@hayfield.k12.mn.us.  Shipping available at an additional cost.  We accept checks, must be fully paid before delivery.  Click here for a complete list of available yearbooks.

ECFE on Facebook

Posted on November 10th, 2015

The Hayfield Elementary ECFE program is now on Facebook.  Click here to visit them.

Wendy’s High School Heisman

Posted on November 9th, 2015

IMG_0534-r2We are proud to announce that Wendy’s High School Heisman has named Bryanna Hetrick and Donavan Phoenix as School Winners for the prestigious program.  The Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.







Webmasters Note

Posted on November 6th, 2015

It has been a very busy time here at Hayfield Community Schools and we are posting quite a few pictures of the recent activities.  Just a reminder, that with most of the pictures that are posted on the Current News and the Archived News sections of the website, if you click on the picture it will bring up a larger version of that picture.

Cowgirl Peg Visits our Elementary Schools

Posted on November 6th, 2015

Author Peg Sundberg visited our elementary schools on Monday, November 2nd. Also known as “Cowgirl Peg,” she writes books that use real animals to deliver messages regarding character traits and values to young readers. Cowgirl Peg shared her stories and pictures with all students and went into more detail on the process of getting her books published with the older students. It was a great day enjoyed by all! More information on the Cowgirl Peg Books can be found on her website.

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Elementary School News Link

Posted on November 5th, 2015

newsletterThere is a brand new link on our website for Parents of Hayfield Elementary & Brownsdale Elementary Students.  This Link is for the Monthly Elementary News.  This link can be found on our website under Elementary/Parent Student Resources/Elementary School News, Then you will be able to select the month that you would like to see the newsletter.  Click here to view the November Elementary School News.

KAAL TV Female Athlete of the Week

Posted on November 5th, 2015

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Hayfield’s own Savanna Cordle was chosen as this weeks Female Athlete of the Week.  Congratulations Savanna!  We are all proud of you and your accomplishments.

Click here for the video


HVL Honor Band

Posted on November 5th, 2015

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HVL All-Conference Honor Choir

Posted on November 5th, 2015
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from left to right: Jason Klimavicz, Katie Robinson, Justice Edds, Owen Novotne, Melanie Eggler, Kayli Hetrick, and Luke Risius

On Monday evening, seven Hayfield High School students sang in the HVL All-Conference Honor Choir. Congratulations to their musical success and a great performance.




“Chef on Demand” day

Posted on November 5th, 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined us for lunch last Wednesday on “Chef on Demand” day! We hope you enjoyed chatting with Chef Patrick and eating his cooking! Chef on Demand will be back in January!

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Hayfield Community Schools Operating Levy Vote Passes

Posted on November 3rd, 2015

The operating levy election for Hayfield Community Schools passed with 389 votes in favor of and 297 opposed. The operating levy will generate approximately $230,000 in revenue for the district to maintain its programs.

Christopher Ebling, School Board Chair, commented on the election results, “Our school district and our students are the winners today. This is a vote for the children of our communities. We thank the voters of our school district for their support.”

Belinda Selfors, Superintendent of Schools, stated, “We are extremely grateful that our communities have given their support for our school district and our students. We appreciate the community’s trust and will continue to work to be financially responsible with the resources we have been given to operate our schools.”

Hayfield Community Schools Operating Levy Information

Posted on October 27th, 2015

On November 3, 2015, Hayfield Community School residents will be able to vote on a school operating levy request. To ensure voters have all the information they need, the school district has created a number of ways to learn more about the levy.
Click here for more information.

To access the information presented at the Community Meetings on October 19th & October 26th, click here.

Hayfield High School Fall Play

Posted on October 27th, 2015
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The Cast of The Revenge of Ichabod Crane

The Revenge of Ichabod Crane by L. Don Swartz will be performed both Oct. 30th and 31st at 7:30 in the West Gym. Admission will be $6 for adults and $4 for students.




SAAD Blood Drive

Posted on October 27th, 2015

IMG_0683-rSADD (Student’s Against Destructive Decisions) hosted a blood drive Friday OctobIMG_0681-rer 23rd. IMG_0677-rOverall, SADD was able toIMG_0682-r collect 38 pints of blood with the help of the American Red Cross. With the recent events in South Carolina, extra blood donations are needed across the country. The donations taken at Hayfield High School will be able to help 114 individuals. SADD would like to thank all students and community members who volunteered their time for this great cause.




Chef Patrick Moore at Hayfield Schools

Posted on October 26th, 2015

“Chef Patrick Moore will be in Hayfield to prepare a special meal for students on Wednesday, Oct. 28. This meal will also be available at Brownsdale Elementary. Please stop by and try his great cooking! Other regular menu items will also be available.”
For more information, click here.

District #203 Teachers and Leaders Collaborate in Learning

Posted on October 19th, 2015

On October 14, 2015, teachers and leaders from Hayfield Community Schools participated in a full-day inservice of growing and learning. The focus of the training was Monitoring for Learning. Teachers developed their skills to monitor and track student progress during instruction. The goal is for our teachers and leaders to build their capacity to do their best work to increase student learning and achievement.

We are very PROUD of our teachers and their commitment to be purposeful in continually developing their abilities to their best work in meeting the needs of all of our students. Click here for photos of our teachers in action!

Special Meeting of the Hayfield Community School Board-Facilities Review

Posted on October 12th, 2015

The Hayfield Community School Board has scheduled special meetings to provide a review of the facilities in the district.

Monday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Brownsdale Elementary School Gym

Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Hayfield High School Cafeteria

The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to the public that the School

Board has learned regarding the facilities in the district.

* In April 2015, the School Board began collecting information regarding the condition of the facilities in the district.

* In May 2015, the School Board determined that a more comprehensive study of the facilities was needed and sought out the services of ICS, an independent consulting firm.

* On June 8, 2015, the School Board received a report on the current status of the facilities, as well as areas in need of maintenance and repair, from ICS.

* On July 6, 2015, the School Board reviewed and discussed the facilities report in further detail as well as possible funding solutions for the issues that were identified.

* During the August School Board meeting on 08/10/15, the School Board directed the Superintendent to present the facility information during a public meeting in Brownsdale and Hayfield in late September or early October.

The agenda for these special meetings is found by clicking here. Read more »

Viking Mascott REVS up the Crowd!

Posted on October 9th, 2015

Viking mascott, Noah Maier, shows school spirit during the Hayfield vs. Southland football game. Way to go Vikings!

YearBook is now using ReplayIt

Posted on October 6th, 2015

Josten’s now has a new way for students, parents and community members to submit photos with the yearbook staff.  It is called ReplayIt, this new service is available via computer by going to ReplayIt.com or by downloading the app to your personal device (Apple & Android devices are supported).  Once you have created an account you can submit your photos to the yearbook staff.

Tribal Competition

Posted on September 28th, 2015

On Friday September 25th, all the homerooms competed to create the best “tribe” dance/cheer, poster, and mascot to represent them for the year. Mrs. Borsenberger’s homeroom, “The Bergers,” was voted as the best homeroom from grades 7-9 and Mr. Klennert’s senior homeroom was voted best in grades 10-12. Homeroom tribes will be competing in different challenges throughout the year.

Overstocked Yearbooks Now on Sale!

Posted on September 17th, 2015

Would you like to own a Hayfield yearbook from 1952? 1971? 2000? 2014? Another year? Now is your chance!

There is a limited supply of yearbooks available!   This is a first come, first served offer, so act now!

Click here for more details and list of yearbooks available.


New Feature From A’viands Food Service

Posted on September 14th, 2015

A’Viands, the food service provider for Hayfield Community Schools has introduced a new monthly feature called Nutrition News.  This is a fresh perspective on health and wellness newsletter .  Click Here to view Newsletters.

ECFE in Hayfield announces upcoming classes

Posted on September 10th, 2015

Combo Classes
Monday and Wednesday parents and children stay together throughout the whole class and enjoy special activities, free play, music, games, and a snack.
Ages: 0-5
Dates: Mondays- Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19, & 26
Wednesdays- Sept. 30 and Oct. 21 & 28
Time: 9:30-11:00 AM
Location: Room 117 Hayfield Elementary

Readiness Classes
Tuesday and Thursday 4 and 5 year olds (non-kindergarten) can come prepare for Kindergarten with this readiness program. Students will start basic learning of letters, numbers, and different themes.
Ages: 4-5
Dates: Sept. 15, 17, 22, 24, & 29
Oct. 1, 6, 13, 20, 22, 27, &29
Time: 8:30-11:30 AM
Location: Room 117 Hayfield Elementary

Themed Evening Classes
We are also offering a variety of different themed evening classes from 6:30pm-8pm.
Welcome to ECFE 9/14 (Hayfield) Pumpkin Night 10/19 (Hayfield)
My Name Night 9/21 (Brownsdale) Halloween Party 10/27 (Hayfield)
Fishing for Friends 9/29 (Hayfield)
Fire Fighter Night 10/5 (Hayfield)
Harvest 10/13 (Brownsdale)
To Register: Tiffany Paulson at (507)272-6205 or the Hayfield Elementary office (507)477-3236

Community Education Information

Posted on September 10th, 2015

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, the ISD 203 Community Education Brochure will be posted on the website. The link is found under the “Distict” tab. Please check often for information and updates.

Hayfield Community Schools welcomes new paraprofessional staff for the 2015-2016 school year!

Posted on September 3rd, 2015

We are excited to have these folks join our school district.
Darcy Drake-Tapp, Brownsdale Elementary School
Salena Knudson, Hayfield Elementary School
Tina Quail, Hayfield High School
Stephanie Swanson, Hayfield High School

High School Open House

Posted on August 31st, 2015

September 2nd – 6:00-8:00

6:00, 6:30 & 7:00 – Welcome Back, Mr. Howe – Old HS Gym

6:00-8:00 Teachers available in rooms
School pictures taken on the stage in Old HS Gym
-Picture forms available
Hayfield Bus Company available to discuss transportation
Food service – questions/pay lunch bill
Pick up/fill out forms
Pay fees
Purchase student planners, sports passes, late bus passes
*Planners – 7th grade ONLY

**Students please bring your iPads. They will be used to access class schedules. Paper copies will be available for those that have not yet picked up their iPad.

Hayfield Community Schools welcomes new teaching staff for the 2015-2016 school year!

Posted on August 26th, 2015

We are thrilled to have these folks join our school district.
Jessika Beucler, High School Industrial Technology and Agriculture
Emily Bisel, Grade 2 Teacher
Rebecca Jennings, Special Education Coordinator
Tiffany Paulson, Early Childhood Education Teacher
Courtney Schroeder, Grade 5 Teacher
Jeff Snider, High School Mathematics Teacher

iPad Distribution Sessions

Posted on August 20th, 2015

The student and parent/guardian must attend the assigned session.
Look at the schedule below to find the scheduled time for your family.
The schedule is based on the students last name.

Monday 8/24
5:30 – 6:30 7th grade students and their siblings A -> K
6:00 – 7:00 7th grade students and their siblings L -> Z
The next sessions will be for families of returning students with the last name beginning in the range
7:00 A -> C
7:30 D -> H
8:00 Open

Tuesday 8/25
5:30 I -> M
6:00 N -> R
6:30 S -> Z
7:00 Open

Please contact the office if your family has a conflict or question at (507-477-3235 extension 222)

Hayfield FFA Members Honored

Posted on August 19th, 2015

Three Hayfield FFA members were honored by the Rochester Ag. Chamber for their FFA projects at the 2015 Olmsted County fair. Bethany Bauer was named the Premier Exhibitor in Dairy, Blaine Anderson was named Premier Swine Exhibitor and Charles Morgan was named Premier Agricultural Construction exhibitor. The students received their awards during the Rochester Ag Committee annual awards program at the Clarion Hotel. Congratulations!

Fall Sport Sign-up Success

Posted on August 5th, 2015

Thank you to all of the parents and students that attended the Fall Sports Signup Tuesday evening August 4th.  There was a great turnout and everyone did a great job.

The new online registration & payment system was a big success.  Thank you to everyone that participated.

Fall Sports Sign-up

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Tuesday, August 4th.
Sign-up from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, in the Hayfield High School – West Gym
Meeting for all athletes and parents at 6:00 pm in west gym
Meeting by sport following athletes & parents meeting around 6:30 pm
Football will be in the West gym
Volleyball will be in the High School lunchroom
Cross-country will be in the High School Library.

Viking Golfers at State Tournament

Posted on June 9th, 2015

Aaron Anderson & Brady Becker will play two more rounds of golf on June 9th & 10th.  Good Luck Guys!


Posted on June 9th, 2015

Congrats to Cody Carpentier for finishing 6th at state in the shot put.

Dear Hayfield School District families,

Posted on May 26th, 2015

As many of you may be aware, one of our district families experienced a fire in their home late Monday night. They were able to get out of the house, but they will need our help. Clothing can be dropped off at 914 3rd Avenue SE in Hayfield. They will need sizes 5T and 14-16 for the two boys & the mother needs 2XL clothing..

Monetary donations may be dropped off at the Citizens State Bank in Hayfield where an account has been set up to help the family or at any of the Hayfield School district offices. The district will take any donations to the bank. Checks can be made out to the Michelle Miller Fire Fund.

One of the greatest benefits of being in our small school district is the generosity of our students, families, and communities.

Thank you on behalf of the family.


Hayfield Schools

Concurrent Enrollment Classes for College Credit

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Class of 2016 and 2017 Students and Parents,

The link below leads to a document describing the Concurrent Enrollment classes our Juniors and Seniors can earn next year while attending Hayfield High School. We have talked about this earlier this year. Thank you for your patience, as our staff has worked to be approved to offer these courses on our campus.

Students will receive a master schedule for next year this week. You will find these courses listed on the master schedule. Many of you will be anxious to get more information. Mrs. Connelly will meet with each grade level to clarify and answer questions. Everything will be clear before you register for the 2015-2016 school year.

Click here for Concurrent Enrollment Document.

New School Record!

Posted on May 18th, 2015

Gabe-Record-RCongratulations to Gabe Tempel on breaking the Hayfield High School Boy’s 3200M record by more than 6 seconds on Friday May 15 at the 13 team Triton Invitational ! He has set the new record at 10:07.23!  Way to go Gabe!  AWESOME JOB!


Wounded Warrior Project

Posted on May 14th, 2015

6th Gtade2-RThe 6th Graders have been donating their change (and dollar bills) to the “Wounded Warrior Project” this 6th Grade1-Rschool year. This special group uses donations to help injured warriors who are living with the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The 6th grade students are having special dress-up days to promote awareness for this project. Students may donate $.25 each day in order to participate in the dress-up days and all the money donated will be given to the Wounded Warrior Project.

A’viand’s Executive Chef Michael Norman on site today!

Posted on May 14th, 2015

cod-RTODAY! Thursday, May 14th A’viand’s Executive Chef Michael Norman will be on campus presenting a new program called Chef on Demand!! Chef Michael, along with the kitchen staff, will be preparing and helping serve an additional lunch option, a Chicken Fajita Salad. The two middle serving lines will be serving the Chicken Fajita Salad and the outer two lines will have all other options available. Please stop by at lunch and visit with Chef Michael and watch the Chef on Demand!




“Borning Cry”

Posted on May 13th, 2015

Class of 2015 Parents and Hayfield community members:

At the Baccalaureate service on Wednesday, May 20th, we invite parents, Hayfield School staff, and Hayfield community members to sing “Borning Cry” for this year’s Senior class​. We will be rehearsing in the choir room before the service at 6:40 pm. We hope you will be able to join us.

Band Fundraiser

Posted on May 12th, 2015

The Senior High Band Kicked off their “Schwan’s Cares” fundraiser today and it will run through June 25th. If you are interested in purchasing any Schwan’s products, the band will receive 20% toward their 2016 Band Trip to Florida. Click on the following link and then you can select a student you would like to support or “support the campaign” will go to all the students.

Click here for more info.

Class of 2015 Students & Parents

Posted on May 6th, 2015

Work on the Graduation Senior Slide show has begun.

We are asking each senior to bring in the following pictures to include in the show:
Baby/child picture
senior picture
several (6-8) candid pictures
The baby/child picture should be something that shows a little personality. Usually a childhood photo preschool age or younger is the best but not so young that it is difficult to recognize the student. Think face covered in spaghetti or wearing your dad’s boots! Of course a traditional posed childhood picture is also good! The candids are totally your choice. They can be you with friends or family or really most any pictures that would make the slide show fun for you and your family. (Of course make sure all photos are school appropriate!)

Also, if you have a suggestion for a song to play in the slide show please let me know.

Please be sure your name is on the back of your printed photos so we can return them to you as soon as we get them scanned. You can also submit your photos digitally if you prefer. Digital photos can be emailed to Mrs. Grav at:


Your cooperation will ensure that this show is awesome! If you aren’t sure what photos you should submit, please talk to Mrs. Grav, 507-477-3235 ex:264.  Photos should be received by May 11th to give our media staff time to finish the show before graduation.

Thanks so much.

New Books for Brownsdale Elementary

Posted on May 6th, 2015

The200_Books_Donated_to_Brownsdale_Elementary-syndImport-105154 number of books at the Brownsdale Elementary School library is bigger thanks to a national campaign called, “The Magic of Storytelling.”  The non-profit “First Book,” along with ABC and its parent company Disney, is donating one million children’s books nationwide. ABC 6 News was given 1,000 books to distribute to schools and organizations locally.

Brownsdale Elementary is one of five places the station chose to receive books. ABC 6 News Anchor James Wilcox, who is a former student at Brownsdale Elementary, surprised students with a donation of 200 books.

“Thank you very, very much from the bottom of our hearts. We love to read here so every time we get new books or anything like that we greatly appreciate it,” said Brownsdale Elementary Principal Annette Freiheit.

Schools and organizations in Austin and Rochester are also getting donations, including the Ronald McDonald House.

Click Here to see the news video.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted on May 5th, 2015

submitted by Belinda Selfors, Superintendent of Schools


Did you know . . . ?

Our teachers are experienced.

  • In total, the teachers on our staff have 1080 years of experience!

Our teachers are loyal.

  • More than 60% of our teachers have been teaching in Hayfield for over 10 years.
  • We have 6 teachers who have dedicated their entire careers to Hayfield Community Schools for 30 or more years!

Our teachers are well-educated.

  • Over 65% of our teachers have pursued the completion of credits beyond their Bachelors’ degrees.
  • Nearly 1/3 of our teachers have a Masters’ degree with additional credits.

Our teachers are dedicated. The teachers at Hayfield Community Schools:

  • Care deeply and do everything possible to ensure the success of their students.
  • Believe that all students have the ability to learn and achieve.
  • Work beyond the school day to plan lessons, research best practices, assess student work, tutor any student wanting help, and coach.
  • Make connections with parents, counselors, and others to ensure the needs of students are met.
  • Feel pride when their students experience success in accomplishments that are both big and small, such as learning how to read, solving a problem, conquering a fear, working with a peer, displaying a talent, scoring a goal, and receiving a high school diploma.

Our teachers love what they do – and they do it for our students. The greatest reward for their time, effort, and dedication is when a student, parent or community member says “Thank you.”

During Teacher Appreciation Week, please take a moment to express your appreciation to a former teacher or any of our wonderful teachers at Hayfield Community Schools.

AAA Banquet

Posted on May 4th, 2015

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.

5:30 p.m. Appetizer, punch, View some of the projects our students have created this year.
6:00 p.m. Banquet: High School Lunchroom.
7:00 p.m. – High School Gymnasium.

A very generous amount of scholarship money will be awarded. A variety of arts and academic awards will be presented and the program will conclude with the induction ceremony to the National Honor Society.​
We respectfully request that all students wear semi-formal attire.

Dinner tickets must be purchased in the high school office on or before Wednesday, May 6.
Seniors receiving awards will receive dinner compliments of the Hayfield Student Council.
Seniors are required to pick up their complimentary dinner ticket in the main office on or before
You will need to present your ticket in order to be served.
Tickets will not be available at the door.

Cost $7.00 for adults and students.

Dinner prepared by A’viands, Pasta made by Chef Michael Norman
Menu: Garden Salad
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Vegetable Penne Pasta
Garlic Bread
Watermelon and Mint Fruit Salad
Assorted Cookies and Brownies for dessert
Coffee, Water, Milk

Plant Sale

Posted on May 1st, 2015








The Hayfield Ag Department independent Horticulture class has been working hard at growing Annual Spring Bedding Plants. Plants will go on sale starting Friday May 2nd and continuing through
Saturday May 3rd. Friday’s hours are 7:30am-4pm, Saturday hours will be 8:30am-1pm

Congratulations Savanna Cordle

Posted on May 1st, 2015

savanna-RHayfield High School Junior, Savanna Cordle was selected to the 2015-16 Minnesota All-State Symphonic Band.  Savanna auditioned in March and was selected from approximately 1500 sophomore and junior musicians in the state of Minnesota.  She will be performing with the All-State Symphonic Band in August at St. Olaf College and again in February at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.  Savanna is the 1st Hayfield All-State Band member since Kelsey Zubke in 2005.




Boys Golf Wins Southland Invitational

Posted on April 27th, 2015

golf-RBoys varsity golf won the rain-shortened Southland Invitational on Friday April 24th  with a 186. Brady Becker was the meet medalist.



Big Band Bash

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

The Hayfield Community School Jazz Ensemble will be presenting the 10th Annual “Big Band Bash” on Saturday, May 2nd in the West Gym at Hayfield High School. The evening will begin with a free dance lesson from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm taught by award winning ballroom dancer Katy Jablonski. Music will begin at 7:00 performed by the Hayfield Viking Jazz Band and special guest, The Stewartville High School Jazz Band. Music will include Big Band classics like; “In the Mood”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Danny Boy”. Come to listen or dance to the great tunes of the Big Band Era. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. Desserts, coffee and water will be available for purchase. Questions please call Dennis Conroy, Hayfield Senior High Band Director. 507-477-3235

Nutrition Services Survey

Posted on April 20th, 2015

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FFA Region 8 Award Winners

Posted on April 14th, 2015

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On Monday April 13th, several Hayfield High School FFA members were presented awards at the 33 school Region 8 FFA Awards night at Dover Eyota High School.


Jax Bauer

Jax Bauer was presented  with the 2015 Region 8 FFA Star in Agriculture Placement. This Star award is given to the FFA member in Southeastern Minnesota who exhibited the strongest Supervised Agriculture Experience program and combined it with the strongest leadership skills.

Caitlyn Severson, a Freshman in Ag 1, was awarded the 2015 Region 8 FFA 1st place Creed Speaker. She is now advancing to State on April 26-28th.

The Hayfield FFA Forestry team was awarded its 1st place team plaque. Team members are Josh Jacobson, Josh Therring, Vincent Miner, Jason Klimavicz and Donavan Phoenix. This team will be advancing to State April 26th-28th.


Forestry Team


Donovan Phoenix back row center

Donavan Phoenix will be representing the Hayfield FFA and the Hayfield School District as he serves his term as 2015 – 2016 Region 8 FFA Vice President.  Donavan is also the Hayfield FFA Chapter President.


Congratulations to all FFA award winners!


Going to State Again!

Posted on April 13th, 2015
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Logan and Hannah

Logan Monahan and Hannah Johnson are making their third appearance at the state tournament as a duo after their 2nd place finish at sections on Saturday April 11th in Byron. They will be participating in Lakeville on Friday April 17th, so be sure to wish them good luck next time you see them!

Congratulations are also in order for Cam Stadler, Hannah Knudson, and Tucker Cordle, who finished the season strong at the section tournament. They will not be advancing to the state tournament this year, but they competed well.  Their coaches and teammates are very proud of how much they accomplished this year.


Welding Competition

Posted on April 13th, 2015

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Aaron Anderson

Four Hayfield High School students in the Welding and Fabrication class competed in the Riverland Community College welding contest on Friday April 10th. Matt Slowinski, Tyler Dietrich, Josh Jacobsen and Aaron Anderson competed against more than 70 students from southern Minnesota and North Iowa.

Congratulations to Aaron Anderson for placing 6th overall!!

Congratulations Jo Bungum

Posted on April 13th, 2015

Congratulations to senior Johanna Bungum on her signing with the RCTC Yellow Jackets.
Watch the video to see what her new coach has to say about Johanna and other local talent.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA)

Posted on April 12th, 2015

Students in seventh, eighth, and tenth grade are taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) for Reading during the week of April 13, 2025. Students will take the test during their regular English class. The test is not timed, so each student will complete the test during two or more class periods. We have found that students benefit from taking the test in segments of time. This assessment is important to the students and the school district.

Please get a good night sleep and have breakfast at home or at school every day.
Your focus and great effort in taking the MCA will show you and us how much you have grown. Your results will represent your knowledge, the support, and effort you, your family, and your teachers have contributed to your success.
Good Luck!​

Masterclass with MN Opera

Posted on April 10th, 2015
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Alisa working with Senior Kristen Eggler

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Students listening to Alisa sing

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Alisa Working with Concert Choir

While the Minnesota Opera was here working with the Elementary music classes the Concert Choir had the opportunity to work with Alisa Magollon, a Soprano from the Minnesota Opera. During this time Alisa taught students about opera and worked with the choir on vocal and music skills. Students were also able to hear a live opera aria sung by Alisa. Alisa also worked with Senior Kristen Eggler on her solo “Allelujah”. Here are some pictures from the class.




High School Spring Play

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Cast of Boyfriend

Hayfield High School will perform the romantic comedy Boyfriend by Blackmail written by Tony Howell on April 17th and 18th at 7:30 in the West Gym.

This play, written in 2014, is a very modern tale of the classic “hate-to-love” transformation, made popular by such movies as The Proposal and The Wedding Date. A large cast of 23 set the perfect stage with a large family planning a party, a high school crush realized, a marriage transformed, hopeless desire, and thwarted revenge.

Please mark your calendars for April 17th or 18th because this will be a play that you won’t want to miss!

Speech Sub-Section Results

Posted on April 1st, 2015

The Hayfield Speech Team had a great night IMG_0570-Rat sub-sections in Wabasha by taking 7th place overall! Also, 5 individuals made their way to sections in Byron! Hannah Johnson and Logan Monahan got first place in their
Duo Category! Tucker Cordle and Hannah Knudson both placed in Discussion with Tucker getting 2nd and Hannah getting 4th! Lastly, Cam Stadler moving on in Extemp. Speaking by getting 6th place overall! The speech team overall had a great season. Ms. Kuisle and Mr. Greenfield are both proud of everyone that participated and looking forward to these kids doing their best at sections in Byron on April 11th.

Click here for additional photos.

Dennis Conroy chosen one of “The Area Best”

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Dennis Conroy

Dennis Conroy – Band Director, Hayfield High School was recently on the “8 of the Area’s Best” list of local teachers as nominated by their students.  Congratulations Mr. Conroy!!  Click here to read the article.




MN Opera coming to Hayfield Elementary School

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Representatives from the MN Opera will be coming to Hayfield Elementary School on April 1st, 7th, 8th and 9th to teach the elementary students about opera. All K-6 students have been learning music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to prepare for this event. Hayfield Elementary students, along with soloists from the MN Opera, will perform at our Spring Concert on April 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the High School West Gym.

6th Grade Math Masters

Posted on March 30th, 2015
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6th Grade Math Masters

Congrats to the two Hayfield 6th Grade Math Master Teams who competed in the Math Masters Competition on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Austin MN. Lynsey Knudson received a ribbon for placing 14th out of 110 students in the Fast Facts Round and Adam Pike received a medal for placing 4th out of 110 students in the Individual Round. The two Hayfield 6th grade teams placed 10th and 18th out of 24 teams from the southeast Minnesota area.

Vocal Small Group Contest

Posted on March 24th, 2015
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Small Group Contest Vocal Participants

On Monday, March 16th, 27 Hayfield Choir members performed at MSHSL Small Group Contest. Many were involved in more than one performance in solos, duets, trios, and small ensembles. Six soloist, a trio, and two ensembles were award with a superior rating from Hayfield. Here are the results from the day.

Superior Solos: Kara Decker, Kristen Eggler, Emily Grav, Kayli Hetrick, Katie Robinson, Kiah Thorson
Superior Trio: Kristen Eggler, Emily Grav, Kaila Meyer
Superior Ensemble: Alexis Dudycha, Bobbi Gunsallus, Kelly Johnson, Olivia Matti, Alyssa Sotelo, Brooke Zahnle.
Superior Ensemble: Viking Singers-Kristen Eggler, Emily Grav, Jason Klimavicz, Owen Novotne, Jacob Olive, Luke Risius, Katie Robinson, Remi Van Beek
Excellent Solos: Melanie Eggler, Remi Van Beek
Excellent Duet: Amy Jarrett & Bailey Lubbert
Excellent Trio: Lily Decker, Justice Edds, Kayli Hetrick
Excellent Ensemble: Kristofer Aasen, Jason Klimavicz, Carter Louks, Steven Miner, Owen Novotne, Jacob Olive, Max Olive, Luke Risius

Congratulations to all that participated!

Magic Show

Posted on March 18th, 2015

Jim_Jayes-RWednesday March 18th, the Brownsdale PIE (Parents in Education) group sponsored Jim Jayes, magician and puppeteer, from Austin, MN. He did a magic show at Brownsdale Elementary School and the students loved him.




Speech Team

Posted on March 18th, 2015

Speech2-RThe Hayfield High School Speech Team had another productive competition at the conference tournament on Monday March 16th. This tournament brings out the best in everyone and also gives the team a good idea of what sub-sections will look like in 2 weeks. Logan Monahan and Hannah Johnson performed well and earned third place overall in the category of Duo Interpretation. Tucker Cordle keeps improving week after week and reached 5th place in the conference in the category of Discussion in only his third tournament ever. The rest of the team also competed well, and we are looking forward to traveling to Lake City for a tournament on Saturday. Good luck, Viking speakers!

Tool Donation

Posted on March 16th, 2015

Ag Students with tool donation.

On Monday March 16th the Hayfield High School Agriculture Department received a very generous donation from Tractor Supply Company or TSC of Rochester, MN. The donation consisted of $1500 of brand new Kawasaki power tools. The Agriculture 1 & 2 class of 9th and 10th graders assisted Mr. Ben Slowinski from Tractor Supply Company (a graduate of Hayfield High School and the Ag department) with the unloading of the 25 plus pieces of equipment. The students, Mr. Thompson and Hayfield Community Schools would like to express our sincere appreciation for this very nice and unexpected donation!

Science & Inventors Fair

Posted on March 11th, 2015

On Tuesday March 10th, Hayfield Elementary School hosted the Annual Science & Inventors Fair in the Hayfield High School West Gym

Over 160 students had the opportunity to participate. 60 students from grade 4 had their inventions judged. 101 students from grades 5 & 6 had their science projects judged and were awarded ribbons based on the total score received from the judges.

35 students were selected to move on to the next level of competition at Stewartville Wednesday, March 18th.

Click here for pictures and a breakdown of ribbons awarded

Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest

Posted on March 9th, 2015

Saturday March 6th, members of the 5th and 6th grade bands competed in the Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest held in Brownsdale. Schools attending were: Stewartville, Grand Meadow, Kingsland, Hayfield Elementary and Hayfield Jr. Hi. There were 78 events from all of the schools.

Hayfield students involved include:

6th grade: Lynsey Knutson, flute solo. She received 39 out of 40 points from her judge!!!
6th grade: Isaac Blas-Fernandez-alto saxophone, Logan Burt-alto saxophone, Jack Pennington-trumpet, Luke Brennen-tuba, Joey Tempel-snare drum.
6th grade: Cameron Thoe and Lucas Hansen – trumpet duet
5th grade: Aine Stasko and Alexis Roe – flute duet.

At the contest there are five sites with 5 judges that listen to 15-18 events each during the morning. At the end of the morning, each judge picks the best event they heard. We call this the Best in Site award. The five Best in Site award winners play for the entire assembly. Hayfield Jr. Hi. had two such winners. They are:
8th grade: Carter Vogel – alto saxophone solo
8th grade: Peyton Stadler – clarinet solo

Congratulations to all of the participants.

Speech Team Results

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Speech Team-Spring Grove

The Hayfield Speech Team did an amazing job in Spring Grove on the 28th of February by placing 4th overall. The team had a stellar performance, with 7 out of 9 participants placing in the top 5 of their respective categories. In Duo, Logan Monahan and Hannah Johnson received 1st place while Kelsey Roe and Olivia Struck placed 5th. In the category of Informative, Lyle Sorensen received 2nd place and Lezlie Sorensen placed 4th. Dylan Monahan earned 2nd place in Storytelling. Gabe Tempel and Emily Grav also competed well in their first meet of the year in the categories of Poetry and Drama. Congratulations to all participants!


Choir Concert

Posted on March 4th, 2015
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Junior High Blue & Gold Choir

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The Junior High, Viking Singers, and Concert Choir had a wonderful performance on Monday Night, March 1st. If you missed the concert, visit Hayfield’s High School Cube to take a listen.



Viking Wrestlers Heading to the State Tournament

Posted on February 24th, 2015

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Dylan Arndt

Congratulations to Hayfield Viking Wrestlers, Jackson Heydt 113 lbs & Dylan Arndt 195 lbs.  They have both qualified for the individual state wrestling tournament in their respective weight classes. They will both wrestle in the 1st round Friday 2-27 beginning at 11:00 am.  Way to go GUYS!!



FFA Pancake Feed

Posted on February 19th, 2015

The FFA Pancake Feed will be today Thursday, February 19th, from 7:30am until 11am in the Ag Department.The general public is invited to participate in the wonderful FFA event.  Please register at the High School Office.

Congratulations to Kasey Krekling!

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Mr. Krekling in the classroom


Excellent Educator Award

Kasey, has been recognized as an Excellent Educator by KAAL Channel 6 News! The award was presented to Kasey during an all-school assembly in Brownsdale this afternoon. To view the entire story and to see the TV broadcast, click here. Great job, Kasey!



1000 Point Milestone Reached

Posted on January 27th, 2015
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Johanna Bungum Center

Congratulations to Johanna Bungum who joins the list of 1000 point scorers.  On Thursday January 29th she became only the 7th player in Hayfield Viking girls’ basketball history to score over 1000 points.




Hayfield Community Schools Welcomes School-Linked Mental Health Services

Posted on January 26th, 2015
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Becky Morrow

Hayfield Community Schools staff and students are thrilled to welcome Becky Morrow and Hannah Driver from Fernbrook Family Center to the district as School-Linked Mental Health (SLMH) Services providers on our campus. Hannah is a therapist working with families and students in grades K-12 in the areas of mental health and family concerns. Becky is a mental health practioner working with students and families providing both skill-based and direct services. Both Hannah and Becky are located in the Hayfield Elementary School Office.

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Hannah Driver

School-Linked Mental Health Services is a partnership with community providers to offer mental health treatment and services at the Hayfield school site. These services are available to all students in the district and are intended to be flexible to meet the needs of students and their families. Grant funds may be available to cover the costs of services.

The goal for School-Linked Mental Health Services is to reduce barriers for students in order for them to receive comprehensive mental health services. These barriers may include: transportation, financial restrictions, mistrust and/or stigma, waiting lists and intake processes, stress, and/or scheduling conflicts. Mental health services provided in a school setting have a greater potential to impact the learning environment and positively increase educational outcomes.

Services that may be provided include: intake interview; diagnostic assessment; individual, group or family psychotherapy; and individual or family skills work.

Services are covered by the individual and family health insurance company. If costs are a barrier, SLMH Services may be covered by grant funding. Families and students who are interested in accessing these services are asked to contact the school at 507-477-3235 to speak with the counselor (Kathy Connelly) or social worker (Jamie Hansen) to start the referral process.

Toys for Tots

Posted on December 19th, 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 18th, 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

Posted on December 18th, 2014

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

Posted on December 18th, 2014
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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 12th, 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 27th, 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.


Posted on October 2nd, 2014

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 26th, 2014

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 11th, 2014

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 14th, 2014

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!