December Mustang Message

December Mustang Message

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A Close Curtain Call

  On December 3, 2019, the Silver Lake One Act team rode to Shickley to compete against many other schools for the chance to make it to state. At the show, the team put their best foot forward and pulled their way through the competition. In spite of a few sick cast members, a boiling hot stage, and the rush for a missing costume, everyone played their characters as if they truly were people! Sadly, state wasn’t meant to . . .

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Silver Lake Girls Basketball Preview

Experience is a key factor that the Silver Lake Lady Mustangs have been missing out on for the past few seasons. This year, the Mustangs are returning seven players with varsity experience, including four starters from the 2018-2019 season. The Mustangs lost their top rebounder, Elizabeth Trausch, who secured 9.1 rebounds per game. However, they are returning seniors who have a lot of experience and drive in Abbie Skupa and Makayla . . .

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Reading Reaps Rewards

Silver Lake Mustangs enjoying the rewards of the Accelerated Reader Program for the month of November include:  Caleb Sands, Samantha Bonifas, Blaine Simonton, Jackson Young, Zane Journey, Marissa Eriskson, and Makayla Dinkler.  Not pictured is Lexi Wengler. Our school is so appreciative of the businesses that support this Reading Program: Pastime Lanes, McDonalds, Runza, Sonic, and Scooters.

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Silver Lake Raises Over $1000

  Once again, the FBLA hosted their traditional event of the March of Dimes, but this year they also added the Pennies for Patients organization to this annual fundraiser. Based on the previous year’s donations, this year Silver Lake FBLA organization set a goal of $650. The Mustangs were able to end up with an impressive total amount at the High School of $1108.17. To award these hard-working students, the FBLA . . .

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2nd Place Goes to Silver Lake At Junior High TVC Quiz Bowl

The Red Cloud Warriors escaped the intellectual ability of the Silver Lake Junior High Quiz Bowl team as they narrowly defeated the Mustangs sending them to the Loser’s bracket during the first round of the Twin Valley Junior High Quiz Bowl competition on November 21 st .  The young Silver Lake team remained confident as they worked their way through the brackets defeating Harvard, Lawrence/Nelson, and Franklin.  The . . .

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Silver Lake Thrives at FFA Fall CDE's

  In search of a ticket to state and serious competition, Silver Lake FFA traveled to Kearney, Nebraska on November 6 for fall CDE’s. The Mustangs spent a great amount of time studying and preparing for this event. Freshmen Samantha Bonifas, Kassi Jones, Brooklyn Meyer, Reagan Rust, and Georgi tenBensel, along with sophomore Katelyn Karr participated in junior livestock judging. Sophomores Tyler Cumpston, Trista Hanson, . . .

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Honoring Those Who Served

  The Silver Lake Student Council put on their annual Veteran’s Day Program on November 11th. The event took place at the high school, where all local veterans were welcome to attend. Kindergarten through 12th-grade students attended the program honoring the veterans with an honorary speech and a song given by the elementary students. Makayla Dinkler, Vice President of Student Council, opened the program by . . .

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Impressive First Competition

The Silver Lake Junior High Quiz Bowl team competed impressively at the Franklin Invitational Competition on Wednesday, November 13 th .  The Mustang team, consisting of Sydney Bartels, Keaton Karr, Madison Karr, Lana Swanson, Trey Vance, Clay Plambeck, Katelyn Strampher, and Brandon Trausch, defeated Minden and Southern Valley in pool play.  They fell at the hands of Alma and Bertrand and placed fourth in the . . .

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Readers, Readers, Readers

October saw a record number of student readers as Silver Lake students continue reading and earning Accelerated Reader points.  Lucky winners in the monthly drawing include Natalia Cassell, Kerigan Karr, AJ Sommer, Jenna Bonifas, Taylor Hanson, Grant Young, Quinn Rosno, and Emily Monie.  These students are enjoying coupons and “give-aways” from Domino’s, McDonald's, Scooter’s, and Sonic.  A . . .

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Current Highlights

Say No To Drugs

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  Every year for a whole week, students can let their freak flags fly and celebrate being drug-free.  The high school students started out the week by finding as much red as they could and dressing up in red.  On . . . read more

Silver Lake Slams Hampton

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  The Silver Lake Mustangs traveled to Hampton High School for a meet up under the lights on Friday, October 11.  On the frigid Friday night, the Hampton Hawks were set to celebrate their Homecoming, but Silver Lake had plans . . . read more

Mustangs Take Home Second Place in Home Invite

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  In her last games on her home court in Roseland, senior Makayla Dinkler played a big role in helping the Mustangs earn the second place plaque in their home invite on Thursday, October 24. Starting early at 4:00, the Mustangs . . . 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

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

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

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

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

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

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