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Winning Readers

Silver Lake Accelerated Reader Program is proud to announce winning readers for the month of September.  Luck student readers include Madison Karr, Josi Sharp, Michael Trausch, Lexi Wengler, Keaton Karr, Ashley Jensby, and Blake Monie.  Jack Sorensen was not present for the picture. A big thank you goes out to Runza, the Rivoli Theatre, Sonic and Scooters for supporting the Accelerated Reader Program at Silver Lake.  Food, . . .

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FBLA Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive on October 23rd from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at the High School. Please contact an FBLA Officer or call Mrs. Behmer at the high school to set up an appointment!

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Silver Lake Nearly Pulls Off Upset

  On a frigid Friday night, the Silver Lake Mustangs football team faced off against the Wilcox-Hildreth Falcons in Bladen.  The conditions on the field were cold and wet, but that did not stop the Mustang determination to take down the #7 ranked Falcons.  The Falcons jumped out to a quick start racking up two unanswered touchdowns. The Mustangs responded with three unanswered touchdowns of their own.  Oakley . . .

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Heads Up for Homecoming

  Every year, Homecoming week is a week of celebration, teamwork, and creativity. Each day is intricately themed and uniquely presented. Every dress-up day is a competition of the classes. Who will put in their best effort? Who will show their artistic side? Who will idle out, or not try at all? These questions are answered daily as students and staff compete head-on for the most honorific and meaningful reward of all time: . . .

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Running On Schedule

The elementary track is one of the most exciting days in the school year. Unfortunately, last year’s spring meet was canceled due to rain. To make sure that the kids still got to experience the fun-filled day, it was rescheduled to Friday, September 20. The day brings our school and community together, as the track team and seniors help the elementary students participate, the cheerleaders manage the concessions stand, teachers . . .

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JH Volleyball Mustangs Take Home 2nd and 3rd Place

On Saturday, the junior high Lady Mustangs played hard against Wilcox Hildreth and Southern Valley.  The “A” team started out the tournament against Wilcox Hildreth. During the first set, the girls came out strong and won.  During the second set, Wilcox Hildreth fought back, but the girls still managed to finish out the game with a win. In the game versus Wilcox-Hildreth, Emma Schmidt served 8 ace serves, Kaitlin . . .

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Playing For Those Who Can't

Conference rivals, the Kenesaw Blue Devils and the Silver Lake Mustangs, faced off at the Mustang’s stomping grounds on September 24. However, this game wasn’t just a regular game for the teams. It was about more than winning and having the best stats. The game was about playing for those who can’t and supporting breast cancer awareness. On the court, players were decked out in pink, from pink socks to pink hair spray . . .

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October Mustang Message

October Mustang Message

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Picking Up The Roads

On September 23rd, the FBLA and the Student Council members teamed up and picked up trash along the sides of the Roseland Road and Highway 74 with them being clean as can be by the end of the night.  First-time FBLA member, Brooklyn Meyer stated, “I felt really proud of myself to know that I was helping the school which was helping our community.” This was the first event for both of the groups for the school year, and . . .

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Mustang Volleyball Team Take Home Medals at Loomis Invitational

  On Saturday, September 14, Loomis High School hosted their annual 9/11 memorial volleyball tournament. The Mustangs were one of eight teams competing at the tournament, including Loomis, Bertrand, Maxwell, Hi-Line, Shelton, Franklin, and Hampton. The Mustangs earned third place. To start the day, Silver Lake defeated Maxwell in two sets, with scores of 25-15 and 25-23. The . . . read more

JH Lady Mustangs Defeat the Blue Devils

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The junior high Silver Lake volleyball team defeated Kenesaw in the game on September 24th in Roseland, NE. Coach Henkel says, “I think the girls played with a lot of confidence and showed that they deserved to win. We won easily the . . . read more

Out With The Old, In With The New

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Starting on April 28th, 2019, the process of building a new elementary school in Bladen had begun. Construction crews started the process by demolishing the old three-story building. When asked about the process, Kim Bonifas said “It . . . read more

Starting the School Year with a Bash

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  The Silver Lake FFA Chapter celebrated the upcoming school year by holding a “Back to School Bash” at the Braider Barn on August 16. Students 7-12 were invited to the event to learn about FFA and have a fun-filled . . . read more

Mustangs Compete in Windy Conditions at Conference Track

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  Bearing the cold and heavy winds, the High School track team traveled to Sandy Creek to compete at the TVC competition hosted by Lawrence-Nelson. Silver Lake competed against eight other teams including Shelton, Blue Hill, Red . . . read more

Ribbon and Plaque Galore at Franklin Junior High Track Meet

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  The junior high Mustangs came prepared for their third track meet of the season at Franklin on April 16. As soon as the team took their first steps off of the bus, they were focused and ready to compete. Teams competing at the . . . read more

bal de promo!

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  A night of glitz and glam took place at the high school on Friday, April 11, for the 2019 “A Midnight In Paris” prom. After hair and makeup appointments, putting on dresses and tuxedos, and meeting up with dates, each . . . read more

Mustangs Tee Off

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The Mustang Golf Team traveled to Red Cloud for their first meet of the season on Wednesday, April 10. The meet was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11, but with the threat of snow once again the meet was rescheduled to Wednesday. . . . read more

One Last Picture

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One last picture of everyone in front of the Elementary Building! There is still alot of packing and moving to do before the auction Thursday, April 25, @ 10 a.m. and demolition of the building will begin April 28! It's served it's . . . read more

McCarter Leads Mustangs

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Silver Lake High School competed in the annual ACTIONS Day competition at Central Community College-Hastings on Wednesday, March 27.  Silver Lake was one of the twenty-seven schools to participate in the academic meet, with close to . . . read more

Silver Lake Quiz Bowl Brings Home the Hardware

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The Silver Lake High School Quiz Bowl Team was very competitive in their competitions this year.  On Wednesday, March 20 th , the team brought home the second place finish in the Twin Valley Conference Quiz Bowl.  The day before, . . . read more

Mustangs Show Up Strong at Regional Science Fair

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Silver Lake took 26 students to Hastings College on Tuesday, March 12 for the Regional Science Fair. Students got to go to regionals if the judges at the local science fair thought that the student's projects were good enough and . . . read more

Mustangs Receive Runner Up at District Speech

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  On Monday, March 11, the Silver Lake Speech Team woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed to make their way to Loup City to compete in the D-2 district speech meet. This was the meet that determined who would move on to the state . . . read more

Mustangs Tie For Third At UNK Business Day

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On Friday, March 15 fifteen FBLA members along with Mrs. Behmer headed to the Loper Business Invitational hosted at UNK. This is the second year this event has taken place and the Mustangs proved ready more than ever this year with taking . . . read more

Sub-Districts Don't Go as Planned for the Mustangs

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  Going into sub-districts, the Mustang Men were hungry for a third win against the Warriors. With a tough loss to the Shelton Bulldogs just three days before, the Mustangs were ready to bounce back. The Mustang boys had the Silver . . . read more

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  The students of Silver Lake Elementary spent February 25-28 celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  The week began with Mismatched Monday as the students arrived at school wearing some pretty wacky . . . read more

Lady Mustangs End Season with a Tough Loss

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  The Lady Mustangs traveled to Sandy Creek to kick off sub-district play against the Red Cloud Warriors. This was the teams’ fourth matchup against each other this season. The Mustangs won the first two regular season games, . . . read more

Elementary Quiz Bowl Heads To ESU 9 For Competition

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The Silver Lake Elementary Quiz Bowl team was one of 40 elementary teams competing in this year’s ESU 9 meet on February 5, 2019.  The team is lead by sixth-grade captain Clay Plambeck, and consists of sixth-grade members Casey . . . read more

The Season Slowly Coming To An End

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  On Tuesday, February 5th, the Lady Mustangs traveled to Shelton to compete with the Bulldogs, hoping to gain another win to the season. The Mustangs started out super strong in the first quarter. They brought up 11 points while . . . read more

Junior High Mustangs take on the Warriors and Bobcats

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  On January 28, the Junior High Mustang boys traveled to Red Cloud to take on their longtime rivals, the Red Cloud Warriors. Jake Knehans led the Mustangs with 6 points. The boys put a stop to Red Cloud’s best shooter after . . . read more

Bartels Takes Home First Place at Webster County Spelling Bee

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  Apprehensive. That was Sydney Bartels’s mood at the 2019 Webster County spelling bee. It was also the word that she spelled to be deemed the champion speller. She competed against 30 of the best spellers in Webster County . . . read more

Class of 2019 Information

Class of 2019 class items Class Colors: Turquoise Blue, Black and Silver   Class Song: “Happier” by Marshmello   Class Flower: Calla Lily tipped in Blue with silver and Black ribbon   Motto: "We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun." read more

Breaking Records

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  After much anticipation caused by weather delays, 46 Pre K-6th graders put a bow in for the day to learn from the experts--the High School Cheer Squad. Freshman cheerleader, Natalia Cassell had this to say about her first year of . . . read more

We've Got Rhythm

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On Thursday, December 13, the Junior High choir, the High School choir, and Band all came together and performed for their parents, grandparents, and the Silver Lake community. To start, the High School sang “Sound of Silence,” . . . read more

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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  On the 6th of December, the elementary students along with Mr. Morrison started the Holiday Season by welcoming the Silver Lake community to their annual Christmas concert. They kicked off their concert by introducing the new . . . read more

Working as a team, winning first place

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“When playing to win you always have to keep your head in the game at all times and play with intensity the entire game,” said leading scorer Georgi tenBensel about the JH basketball tournament on Saturday, December 9. The Lady . . . read more

One Last Performance

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On November 27, the One-Act cast and crew traveled to Shickley to perform one last performance of “We’re Not Make This Up as We go - Honest” at Districts. The District consisted of seven other schools including Dorchester, . . . read more

100 Years Later

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  In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Silver Lake high school Student Council held a program on Monday, November 12 for the elementary and high school students and teachers. To prepare for the program, the Student Council . . . read more

We've got the rhythm

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On Monday, November 5, the Silver Lake High School choir made their way to Deshler to show everyone their singing talent. The group left at 1:00 which they sang with 9 other schools that night after practicing all day long. The schools were . . . read more

Red Ribbon Week

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  Red Ribbon Week is nationally celebrated October 23-31 every year. This year, the students and staff of the high school and elementary participated in the national event throughout the week of October 23-26. The members of the . . . read more

Junior High Ends Season with a Win

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For the first year of the Silver Lake Junior High football team, the team finished with a record of 4-1. Taking on the Hampton Hawks, Monday, October 22.  The Mustangs defeated the Hawks with the score of 44-26. Braden Karr commented: . . . read more

4th Graders Attend Health and Fitness Day

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On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, eighteen fourth graders, Mrs. Sharp, Mr. Conroy, and Megan Mattison attended Health and Fitness Day at Hastings College.  The students spent the morning participating in fitness activities that included . . . read more

Parents: Please See Informational Video

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Non-Discrimination Statement

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions . . . read more

Elementary Weather Station

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The weather station at the elementary is up and running.  Mrs. Bartels and the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade science classes plan on using the station to study weather in science class.   The WeatherLink website for current . . . read more

Elementary School News

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Click on the link below for elementary school news. Elementary School News read more