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All STUDENTS, Kindergarten-12th, who are picked up after school are to be picked up in the “Pick Up Zone” upon dismissal. Parents are asked to use the drive that is west of the Viking Center and proceed around the back of the Viking Center and then pull in to the “Pick Up Zone” which is located in the drive between the High School building and the Viking Center. Thank you for your understanding!


Thank You MCMH

  Thank you to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for providing a meal before a football game and donating their proceeds to the school. It was greatly appreciated.

Thank You Stanton Care Center

   Thank you to the Stanton Care Center for their donation to our

 Art, Music, and Play departments. The students and staff appreciate your support of their programs.     

National Honor Society Applications

  Senior and junior students who are eligible for admission into the National Honor Society were given application forms on Monday. To be eligible for consideration for membership in National Honor Society, a student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. The completed forms must be returned no later than October 5. Eligible students are asked to fill out an application to be reviewed by members of the faculty. This application asks students to highlight their leadership and service activities throughout their high school careers. The application also asks the students to write a short essay on their character strengths. The selection procedures are found in the student handbook and on the school website. The application may also be accessed on the school website.

Balloons for Homecoming

  The High School Cheerleaders will be selling balloons at the Homecoming game to be released at the time of the first touchdown. Cost will be $2.00 each and can be found on the home side concession stand.

Junior Class Magazine Sales

  The Junior Class Annual Magazine Fundraiser is underway. All members of the junior class are selling magazines subscriptions and renewals. We appreciate your continued support of this fundraiser and the proceeds will assist the juniors in planning the 2016 Jr/Sr Prom. Please contact the school at 829-2162 if you are interested in purchasing a subscription and are not contacted by a junior class student.

Viking/Viqueen Designs

  On October 10th the High School Cheerleaders will be painting Viking or Viqueen designs on driveways for $20.00 each. Please sign up and choose a design at the Homecoming game or talk to any High School Cheerleader.

Thank You Eileen and PTSO

  Thank you Eileen Bisbee for the wonderful cupcakes! In honor of Homecoming, the PTSO organized a cupcake treat for K-12 students to enjoy on Wednesday. They were delicious! Thanks Eileen!

Stanton Trash Bag Fundraiser

Fall is rapidly approaching! We still have a supply of trash bags for sale for all of your fall leaf collection needs. The bags are of great quality. Sizes available are 15 gallon, 39 gallon and 55 gallon and are $10.00 per roll. Please contact the elementary office at 829-2171 if you are interested in purchasing trash bags.

Attention 4th and 5th Grade Parents

  Attention 4th and 5th Grade Parents: Your child has a wonderful opportunity to participate in a STEM class sponsored by the Iowa State Extension Office. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The classes will be held AT STANTON in the school library every Tuesday in October from 3:30-4:45 PM. The cost is $10 for 4H members and $15 for non-members. The PTSO is willing to pay $8 for any student who participates. Please return your

yellow form and payment to school and give to your child's teacher. If you need a new form, contact your child's teacher.

Spirit Leaders Mini Cheer Camp Update:

  Today, parade participants are to meet at the old fire station on Broad Street (near John's Heating and A/C) at 1:15 PM. This is a change from your pink sheet so mark the time please. The parade starts at 1:30 PM. Again, the girls are to wear their camp shirts, black shorts, hair ribbons and comfortable shoes. We will march as a group and then be released at the end of the parade route. Please have someone near the end to collect your child.

  On Friday, October 9th-Arrive at 6:50 PM for the 7:00 PM game. Please wear your camp shirt, ribbon, long black pants and long black shirt under the camp shirt if weather is bad, and tennis shoes. They will sit as a group and cheer on the team until half time. At that time, they will take the football field and do their cheers and dance once more. After their performance, they will be free to go with their parents or family. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please come out and support our Viking boys and the next generation of cheerleaders. Cost of entry at the game- Spirit Leader Girl= Free, Adults= $5, Students= $3.


Viking Football

  The Varsity suffered its' first loss of the season Friday night at the hands of a solid 4-0 East Mills team. The players and coaches have learned more about their strengths and weaknesses and will be working together to regroup and bounce back. They will test their defensive passing skills by hosting a high-powered passing attack in tonight's homecoming contest against Essex. Kickoff is at 7:00 PM.

JV Football

  The JV team got off to a great start Monday against the Essex Trojans and led at halftime 22-16. The second half was much different as the Vikings fumbled on the first play of their next three possessions and gave Essex short field position and even one safety. The Vikings put things back together in the 4th quarter by putting together one long sustained drive for a TD. They'll be taking that momentum into next Monday's game against Fremont-Mills at Tabor. Kickoff in Tabor is 6:00 PM.

Junior High Football

  Junior high football plays at Fremont-Mills next Monday at 4 PM. The boys are undefeated so far this season with completing two large victories over Nishnabotna and Essex. This next week will be a real test for them. We look forward to practice this week and the challenge that awaits ahead next Monday. 

Viqueen Volleyball

  On Thursday, September 17th, the Viqueen volleyball traveled to Farragut for a conference match with the Blue Devils of Nishnabotna.  The junior varsity squads came away with two victories and two losses with game scores of 25-17, 15-9, 16-25 and 10-17. The varsity squad won a five set match with scores of 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 13-25 and 15-7. On Monday, the Queens traveled to Corning for a non-conference match up with Southwest Valley. The junior varsity teams won three of their four games with scores of 21-12, 21-17, 18-21 and 15-13. The varsity squad won their match over the Timberwolves with scores of 28-26, 25-11 and 25-17. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Tabor for matches with Fremont Mills. The junior varsity squad posted wins in all of their games (21-19, 21-15, 21-13 and 15-8. The varsity Queens dropped a hard fought five match battle with match scores of 21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-23 and 9-15. 

The varsity Viqueen team will travel to Bedford on Saturday for the Bedford Tournament.  The schedule for the team is as follows:

    9:00        Stanton vs. East Mills in large gym

    12:00      Stanton vs. Lamoni in small gym

    1:30        Stanton vs. Mt Ayr in small gym

Consolation and championship brackets to follow pool play.  Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. 

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior high volleyball team was in action against Nishnabotna on Thursday, September 17th. The 7th grade team won both of their games with scores of 25-14 and 25-17. The 8th grade team won 1 of their 3 games with scores of 25-22, 30-32 and 10-15. On Tuesday, September 22nd the team was in action against Fremont Mills. The 7th grade won all of the games with scores of 21-16, 21-11 and 15-12.  The eighth grade won two of their three games with scores of 21-16, 21-23 and 21-14. The team will be in action on Thursday, September 24th as they host Bedford. Next week, the teams are in action on Tuesday as they host Essex and at East Mills (Nishna Valley School) on Thursday. Thank you for your continued support!


Wendy's High School Heisman Award

-Deadline-October 2

-Eligibility is limited exclusively to men and women whose senior year of high school is the 2015–2016 academic year, who have at least a “B” grade average, and participate in at least one school sponsored sport.

-Go to wendyshighschoolheisman.com



  Southwest Iowa REC has an opening for a part-time Janitorial position at its Stanton office located at 415 Broad Ave. We are looking for a responsible individual at least 16 years old that is able to work independently and is detail-oriented. This position is approx. 4 hours per week. Please apply in person. Southwest Iowa REC is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Trick or Treat on the Trail

  Stanton Betterment Association’s 9th Annual Trick or Treat on the Trail will be held on October 31st from 3:00-5:00 PM. They are in need of candy, groups to pass out candy, hayrack ride helpers and approximately 400 little goblins. To sign up or for further information, call Jacque Bates at 829-2814 or email her at batesjnb@myfmtc.com. No dogs please.


  JHUG & CYO members and families will kick off the year on Sunday, September 27th, at the Rod Hart Pond. Fishing will begin at 4:30 PM and hot dogs and bonfire around 6:00 PM. Please bring a side dish and a lawn chair (hot dogs will be provided). Bring a friend and join the fun!!

Covenant Women’s Food Sale

  Be sure to stop by the Covenant Women’s Food Sale at Rick Johnson’s building, 1st building south of the Senior Center on September 25, Homecoming.

Stanton Booster Club Homecoming Tailgate


  The Stanton Booster Club will be having a tailgate supper tonight, September 25th, in the High School Lunchroom from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM. They will be serving:

Ribeye Steak Sandwiches & Hamburgers-Meal includes baked beans, potato salad or chips, dessert & drink! Cost is $7.00 for Ribeye meal and $5.00 for Hamburger meal.

Good Shepherd Christian Preschool

  The students from the Good Shepherd Christian Preschool will be sharing special music during church service at Mamrelund this Sunday, September 27th at 10:30 AM. Families are also invited to stay after church for a pot luck honoring our preschoolers. (Preschool families are our guests so they don't need to bring any food to share.)


Friday, 25th            11:20/11:30-Early Dismissal

                              1:30-Homecoming Parade

                  5:00-Booster Club Tailgate Supper

                  7:00-High School Football with Essex, Here

Saturday, 26th        9:00-Bedford Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 28th         90 Minute Late Start

                 4:00-Junior High Football at Fremont-Mills, There

                 6:00-JV Football at Fremont-Mills, There

Tuesday, 29th        3:30-Junior High Volleyball with Essex, Here

                 5:30-High School Volleyball with Essex, Here

Thursday, 1st        4:00-Junior High Volleyball at East Mills,  (Nishna Valley) There

     5:30-High School Volleyball at East Mills, (Malvern) There

Friday, 2nd              7:00-High School Football at Fremont-Mills, There

Saturday, 3rd          Clarinda Band Jamboree

                  9:00-Tri-Center Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 5th           90 Minute Late Start





Late Start


French Toast

Juice, Milk


Breakfast Wrap


Juice, Milk


Sausage Gravy/Biscuit


Juice, Milk


Breakfast Pizza


Juice, Milk





Potato Wedges

Mixed Vegetables

Mixed Fruit/Applesauce



Chicken Strips

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots





Burrito/Hot Dog


California Vegetables

Mandarin Oranges












BBQ Pork/Bun

Baked Beans

Broccoli & Cheese


Chocolate Chip Bar