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Winners for the August AR drawing include: Autumn Woodard, Casey Cassell, Victor Geist, Katelyn Karr, Brock Karr, Michael Trausch, Nathan Acosta and Perla Gomez. A big, beginning of the year, thank you goes out to the following businesses for supporting Silver Lake’s Accelerated Reader program: Reggie’s Bar & Grill, Cherry Berry, Eileen’s Cookies, Dairy Queen, Fridley Theaters, Perkins, and Davi . . .
Deney and Victor Geist, seniors at Silver Lake, are enrolled in College Algebra through Central Community College. The students engage in this independent style class daily through Distance Learning.
The Silver Lake FBLA chapter kicked off the school year with over 35 students on Tuesday, August 30. The Future Business Leaders of America hosted a pizza party, and featured the hit movie Freedom Writers . The night started with an introduction of this year's officers, and a quick summary of FBLA, and all of the activities Silver Lake’s chapter is involved with throughout the year. After a quick dinner of pizza, pop, . . .
As the leaves start falling off the trees, the Mustangs prepare to leave nothing on the court or field. The girls volleyball team has been nothing short of intense in these last few weeks of practice and Coach tenBensel was super pleased with how conditioning week and the first week of practice went. “I’ve got a group of girls that work hard for me pretty early in the morning” commented Coach . . .
From Friday, August 26 th thru Sunday, August 28 th , the Silver Lake FFA Chapter volunteered for the second year at the Oregon Trail Rodeo. This is one of their annual community service projects. They went to the Oregon Trail Rodeo in Hastings and took tickets among other things. Miranda Erickson also videoed the rodeo which was then projected to the big screen for the crowd to view. She did this all three nights of the . . .
On August 25, the Silver Lake Lady Mustangs volleyball team split themselves up into two teams and scrimmaged each other. Coach tenBensel commented on the beginning of the season saying, “The girls are doing a great job at staying positive and encouraging others! If anyone would walk into the gym, one would find almost all girls are cheering for each other no matter what drill we are doing. We are working constantly on . . .
On Friday, August 19th, the Silver Lake Elementary kicked off their year with Back To School Bingo Night. Ten to fifteen years ago they did a bingo night during the school year but never at the beginning. Mrs. Ewing said, “ The kids really seemed to enjoy it. Although they brought an adult with them, many sat with their friends to play. You could hear giggles as the numbers were called and all who got a bingo enjoyed walking . . .
Silver Lake is excited to have welcomed three new teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. This year the three new teachers include: Linda Cooke, Ashley Harrison, and Caitlin Crowe. Mrs. Cooke is the new K-12 Spanish teacher. She grew up in Lincoln and she graduated high school at Lincoln Southeast. She attended college at UNL, University of Minnesota, and Hastings College. Mrs. Cooke now lives in Hastings and is . . .
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