Parent Organization Supporting Student Education
P.O.S.S.E is for all elementary and high school parents who want to become more involved in their children’s education and improve Silver Lake schools. From fundraising to sponsoring a trip, you can choose the activities that fit your schedule. Take an active role and show your children that volunteering is a good and honorable thing. For more information, contact Silver Lake Schools at (402) 756-6611.
President – Sara Swanson
Vice President – Jenn tenBensel
Treasurer – Stacy Parr
Secretary – Teresa Schmidt
What is the purpose of P.O.S.S.E?
The P.O.S.S.E organization exists for the betterment of our schools and to help improve the quality of education for the youth of the Silver Lake School District. It promotes a positive and productive relationship between parents, teachers, and administration.
Who is involved in the P.O.S.S.E. organization?
The P.O.S.S.E. organization is open to all parents with students in the Silver Lake School District. Any other interested person who does not have a student in a Silver Lake School may attend meetings as an interested party but may not vote. We encourage more participation from parents to get fresh ideas for improvement. Attending a meeting is the first step
How does P.O.S.S.E help our students and schools?
Its main function is to raise money and then distribute the funds evenly between the elementary and high schools to help in ways the parents and administration and/or teachers see fit. Besides fundraising, parent members help sponsor school trips, work in concessions and volunteer in other activities as needed. There are many ways to get involved and help.
Previous Contributions of P.O.S.S.E.
1998 – 1999 Donated $1,200 toward the high school’s new sound system
1999 – Bought books for the Elementary Read-In
1999-2000 – Rewarded Honor Roll students with pop certificates
2000 – Contributed $2,700 towards stage curtains for the elementary and high schools.
2002 – Bestowed $1,200 for a new sound system for the elementary gym
2002-2003 – Contributed $1,000 towards the Accelerated Reader program
2005 – 2006 – Bought 2 popcorn machines for $1,400
2007-2008 – Donated money to buy the high school computer storage cart
2008 – 2009 – Contributed $500 for Post Prom
2009 – Donated $500 for the elementary Dr. Suess day
2011 – Purchased timers for elementary and high school Quiz Bowls
2015 – Spent $910 on books for the book club
2016 – Bought a tow behind large propane grill for $5,060
2017 – Purchased wiggle chairs for $400
2020 – Contributed $2,800 for a Striv backdrop and camera
Annually – Donate $250 to the Silver Lake Foundation Scholarship fund.
Multiple donations to the AR program.
Cake raffles, state tournament t-shirt sales, working in football concessions & football and basketball meal deals, 5k Walk