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Top Notch Readers

Congratulations to Michael Trausch, Tyler Cumpston, AJ Sommer, and Madison Karr for being the top readers in the Silver Lake Accelerated Reader Program for the 2019-2020 year.   Together these four students earned 1,835 Accelerated Reader points. throughout the year.  Michael totaled 596 points and Tyler earned 419 points to take the top High School Students’ Award.  At the Junior High Level, . . .

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Track & Field Triple Threat

To start off the competition at the Lawrence-Nelson Invite at Sandy Creek on May 2, Makayla Dinkler placed 1st place for girls high jump with a jump of 4’10”. For girls long jump Katelyn Karr had placed 4th with a jump of 13’ 3” and Dinkler helped her team out tremendously by placing 1st with a jump of 15’ 11.5”. To finish off girls’ field events, Amanda Ehrman placed 5th in girls triple jump . . .

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Mustangs Compete in Windy Conditions at Conference Track

  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 Cloud, Kenesaw, Franklin, Harvard, Lawrence-Nelson, and Deshler. To start off the morning in the girls long jump, Makayla Dinkler placed first with a jump of 15’ 5” and also placed . . .

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Ribbon and Plaque Galore at Franklin Junior High Track Meet

  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 meet included Alma, Wilcox-Hildreth, Franklin, Blue Hill, Red Cloud, and Silver Lake. To start off the long afternoon of track, team members headed to field events first. Brooklyn Meyer set a personal . . .

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Readers Finishing Strong

Winners for the month of April in the Accelerated Reader program include Manuel Fontes, Braden Karr, Jack Sorensen, AJ Sommer, Jenna Bonifas, Jackson Young Shaylen Beaty, and Arely Fontes.  Throughout the year, students engaged in reading thus building a life-long positive pastime.  A big thank-you to these businesses for sponsoring this program:  Amigos, the Rivoli Theater, Davi Nails, Cherry Berry, Sonic and . . .

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Mustangs Compete at Blue Hill Invite

  On Tuesday, April 16, the Silver Lake Mustang track team traveled all the 10 miles it took to Blue Hill to compete. They competed against seven other teams and came home with quite a few medals. The girl's team had a successful day. Both Makayla Dinkler and Katelyn Karr placed in Long Jump. Makayla placed 1st, with a jump of 16ft, while Katelyn Karr placed 2nd, with a jump of 14ft. Makayla also placed 1st in High Jump, . . .

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Lead the pack! Run track!

Taking home the 3rd place overall for both girls and boys, the Silver Lake track team had a great day in Kenesaw on April 6! Starting with the girl's field events. Being the only Silver Lake girl competing in high jump, Makayla Dinkler soared over the high jump bar at 4 feet 6 inches and gave her a 3rd place standing. Brooke Kamler killed the competition throwing 31 feet and 4.75 inches in shot put, putting her in 4th place. Amanda . . .

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Run, Run, Run

  The Junior High Mustangs track team went to Sandy Creek on Tuesday, April 9 for their second meet of the season. The meet was a larger one, with 11 teams competing including: Shelton, BDS, Superior, Sandy Creek, Blue Hill, Lawrence-Nelson, Elba, Red Cloud, Harvard, and Deshler. Starting with the girls, Brooklyn Meyer placed second in both long jump and high jump with jumps of 13’ 7” and 4’6” . . .

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Current Highlights

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

FFA Reaches 5 Year Mark

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  Silver Lake held and celebrated its fifth annual FFA Banquet on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Mrs. Curlo and her students spent the day preparing and decorating the gym with the FFA colors of national blue and corn gold. There were . . . 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

December Mustang Message

Welcome to MUSTANG MESSAGES.  This newsletter is specially designed for senior parents and seniors.  It is my hope that the information given in this newsletter will be useful as you make plans for the future.  I plan to include information on scholarships, important dates that you may want to remember, college rep. visit reminders, and other information that seniors and . . . 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

Lady Mustangs End the Season with a Sting from Red Hornets

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  “I think we could have communicated better and at times we seemed to lack effort and enthusiasm,” said head coach Jenn tenBensel about Monday night’s game. The Silver Lake volleyball team took the short drive to . . . 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

Mustangs Fall to Red Hornets in Season-Ender

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The Mustang football season came to an end on Friday, October 19 as the team took a heartbreaking loss to the Heartland-Lutheran Red Hornets with a score of 12-78. Scoring for the Mustangs were Tommy Grimes and Zane Journey with one . . . read more

Order on the Court

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  Silver Lake, Deshler, Heartland-Lutheran, and Axtell squeezed in the gym for the Silver Lake invite on Thursday, October 19. To start out the long evening of volleyball, Silver Lake was matched up against the Deshler Dragons. The . . . read more

Ending the Season with a Victory

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“I think from our first game to our last game we improved as a team, I’m excited to see what next year brings us,” says Lexi Wengler after her last junior high game. The Lady Mustangs played an extreme game against the . . . 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

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Going the Distance

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“I think the boys have improved on being mentally tough,” said Coach Baker.  Although Camp Kateri Tekakwitha may have been a rough course the boys sure didn’t show it and they stayed strong throughout the whole 3.1 . . . read more

Mustangs Steal the Win from the Hawks

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With a final score of 59-21, the Silver Lake Mustangs pulled off the first win of the season against the Hampton Eagles. “We have just been clicking as a team the last game and a half. We are playing really good football right . . . read more

We are the Champions

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On Saturday, September 29, the junior high volleyball girls battled against two tough teams to claim their place of getting first in the Silver Lake Invite Tournament. For the first game, the girls played against Southern Valley. The first . . . read more

Kindergarten Field Trip

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The Kindergarten class had a fun time on their trip to the Helgoth’s Pumpkin Patch! read more

Keeping It Safe

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On September 19th, 2018 the Silver Lake FFA members volunteered at the annual Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety day at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Farm Safety day is for all Silver Lake students pre-k through 7th grade. FFA members . . . read more

Earth Jamboree 2018

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On Tuesday, September 18th h , 5 th and 6 th graders from Silver Lake Elementary attended the Earth Jamboree at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Clay Center.  The students participated in eight different sessions that discussed topics . . . read more

Gumballs, Gumdrops and Peppermints Galore

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  With homecoming spirit filling the halls and some friendly competition between the 7-12 classes, homecoming week was a great success that included many memories for all. Senior Taran Hanson gathered his thoughts to say this about . . . read more

New School Year, New People

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  With the new school year in full swing, the new teachers have become adjusted to the schedule and have been getting to know all of the students. This school year, the Silver Lake school district has welcomed 5 new teachers and . . . read more

4th Grade Hits The Trail

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Eighteen Silver Lake fourth graders had the opportunity to attend a field trip to a special kid’s day sponsored by the Oregon Trail Rodeo on Friday, August 24, 2018. Our Silver Lake students got to meet this year’s Miss Rodeo . . . read more

Lets Play B.I.N.G.O!!!

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Every few minutes, you can hear multiple people shouting "B.I.N.G.O!" Once again, the Silver Lake Elementary School hosted the annual B.I.N.G.O Night on August 17th to start the school year off with some fun. Once Mr. Behmer came . . . read more

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