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  The school is looking into adding a bus stop in the main part of town. We need to know what interest there is for this to happen. If you have a student that would like to ride the bus and you live east of Broad Ave., south of the school, and north of the railroad tracks please contact the school at 712-829-2162.



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 Gail and Joni Ernst

   Thank you to the Gail and Joni Ernst for their donation to our

 Art and Band 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 last 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 5th. 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.

Junior Class Magazine Sales

  The junior class continues to sell magazine subscriptions. We have extended the order deadline to Friday, October 9th. All orders will be due on this date. Junior class parents-please remind your son/daughter to turn in their orders to the elementary office as soon as they have them! If you are interested in a subscription but have not been contacted by a junior class member, please contact the school at 829-2162! All proceeds from the fundraiser are used towards the Jr/Sr Prom. Thank you for your continued support!

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.

Healthiest State Walk/Fall Fitness Day

  The senior Student Council and NHS members will be hosting a Live Healthy Iowa Activity for K-12th students on Wednesday, October 7th at 1:00 PM. This year, Live Healthy Iowa is teaming up with the State Fire Marshall and encouraging schools to conduct a fire drill in conjunction with a Healthiest State Walk/Fall Fitness Day.  

Our plan is to have a fire drill at 1:00 on Wednesday the 7th. As we come back into the school, we will head down to the gym where the MS and HS students will sit in the upper rows of the bleachers.  K-5th will sit in the lower section. We will have each class (K-5), starting with Kindergarten, tackle the obstacle course while the MS and HS are there to cheer them on.  

  Please remind your students to dress appropriately for the day (good walking shoes, etc.). 

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:

  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.



Conference Volleyball Tournament

  The Viqueen volleyball team will play East Mills on Monday, October 5th at East Mills for the first game in the Conference Tournament. The JV will begin play at 5:30 PM with the varsity game to follow. The winner of this game will play at Sidney on Tuesday, October 6th.

Viking Football

  The varsity team won its first homecoming game since 2011 by defeating the Essex Trojans. After a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, the Viking's offense and defense scored 38 points in the 2nd quarter to extend their lead. The defense played fantastic by communicating well on pass coverage and handling multiple formations with motion.  The team will be using that confidence covering the pass vs a quick and undefeated Fremont-Mills team tonight in Tabor. Kickoff is at 7:00 PM.

JV Football

  The JV team traveled to Tabor this past Monday and fell short on the scoreboard as illness and injuries were rampant. The team will be healthier next week as they travel to play the Sidney Cowboys Monday, October 5th. The game is in Sidney with kickoff at 6:00 PM.

Junior High Football

  The junior high football team took a hard fought loss on Monday to Fremont Mills 24-16. This was the first loss of the season for the boys and we look to bounce back against a tough Sidney team next week. Thank you to the middle school cheerleaders and the football parents/guardians for their continuous support! Go Vikes!   

Viqueen Volleyball

  The Viqueens have had a busy week!  On Saturday, September 26th, the varsity team traveled to Bedford for the Bedford tournament.  The team won matches against Lamoni and Central Decatur and lost matches against Mount Ayr and East Mills. On Tuesday, the Viqueen teams hosted Essex for some corner conference competition. The JV teams won one match (21-19 and 21-17) and lost one match (18-21 and 17-21). The varsity team won their first two sets of the evening (25-18 and 25-22) and then dropped the final three sets (24-26, 16-25 and 11-15). The Queens travel to East Mills on Thursday for another conference match.

  On Saturday, October 3rd, the varsity Viqueens will travel to the Tri-Center tournament. The schedule is as follows (games begin at 9:00   AM with next match following a brief warm up:

9:00        Stanton vs. Red Oak

                              Stanton vs. Westwood

                              Stanton vs. Adair Casey

                              Stanton vs. Tri-Center

                              Stanton vs. AHSTW

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior high volleyball team was in action on Thursday, September 24th as they hosted Bedford. The 7th grade team won two of their four games against the visiting Bulldogs. Match scores were 13-21, 21-18, 13-21 and 15-10. The 8th grade team dropped both of their sets with two close scores of 19-21 and 19-21. On Tuesday, September 29th, the Viqueen teams hosted Essex. The 7th grade won one of their three games with scores of 19-21, 21-13 and 12-15. The 8th grade won all of the games with scores of 21-8, 21-8 and 15-6.  The Jr. Viqueens also won two additional games against Essex with 7/8 combined team–scores were 21-10 and 15-10. The squad was in action on Thursday as they traveled to take on the East Mills junior high team. The junior high girls will have next week off from competition due to the high school Corner Conference volleyball tournament and then will be in action on Monday, October 12th as they travel to Tabor for the Fremont Mills Junior High Tournament.  Information regarding the tournament will be sent home with the players as soon as it is received. Great job girls–keep up the hard work on the court.



  Homecoming 2015 was a great success. We had good participation during the week, a good float building day, an exciting pep rally and coronation with congratulations going out to our king Jacob Lindgren and queen Devin Druivenga. We had great weather for pancakes and parade and of course a Viking victory over the Essex Trojans!! The cheerleader and pep club sponsors of Amber Volquartsen, Jenny Gettler and Lisa Hammargren deserve a big hand for their efforts.  

  It was already midterms on last Tuesday. The quarter is already 1/2 over. Hopefully all parents have made it a point to follow their children's progress by checking grades on the internet, emailing teachers with questions and also phone calls or stopping by to visit with them. We appreciate you efforts to stay on top of their grades and taking a big part in the learning process



ACT Prep

-Stanton students will have an ACT review during the week of October 19th with Mrs. Linda Williams and Mr. Haidsiak. They will be given review books and are expected to have completed only the math section before that week. 

-The following are websites you can visit to help you prepare for the ACT.







PTSO Tailgate Supper

  The PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) is having a tailgate on Friday, October 9th, from 5:00-700 PM. We will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, dessert, and drink for a $5 donation. Thanks!


  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.



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

                 Conference Volleyball Tournament

                 4:00-Junior High Football at Sidney, There

                 6:00-JV Football at Sidney, There

Tuesday, 6th          Conference Volleyball Tournament

Thursday, 8th         Conference Volleyball Tournament Finals at Farragut

Friday, 9th              7:00-High School Football with Sidney, Here

Saturday, 10th        9:00-Red Oak Freshmen Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 14th         90 Minute Late Start




Late Start



Juice, Milk


Sausage, Egg, & Cheese

 on a Biscuit


Juice, Milk


Sausage Gravy Pizza


Juice, Milk


No School




Chicken Fried Steak/Bun


Sweet Potatoes

Baked Beans

Mandarin Oranges










Grilled Chicken/Bun


Mixed Vegetables

Garbanzo Beans


Chocolate Cake



Pork Pattie

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges





No School





Date:   October 2, 2015

To:       Parents, Students, Guardians and Employees of the Stanton Community School District

From:   Board of Directors of the Stanton Community School District

            Chris Herrick, Superintendent, Asbestos Program manager

Re:      Asbestos Notification


            The United States Congress has enacted a piece of legislation entitled “Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act,” or AHERA, which requires all public and private schools in the nation to comply with the provisions by October 12, 1988. AHERA supersedes a previous federal law, “Asbestos In Schools” or AIS, which was enacted in 1982. The purpose of the legislation is to ensure that all students and employees of the nation’s schools are not subject to contact with asbestos materials, as it has been determined that inhalation of friable (flaky particles) of asbestos may lead to a cancerous disease of the lungs called asbestoses.

            The Institute for Environmental Assessment was employed by the Stanton Community School District to inspect school buildings and determine if there are any asbestos containing materials (ACM), especially in the form that could represent a risk. Of most concern are areas of asbestos-bearing materials which can be easily crumbled under pressure (friable materials) and inhaled into the lungs.

            Beyond the asbestos assumed to be located in some concrete, roofing felts, pipe elbows, carpet glue, etc. which is of minimal public health concern, asbestos was found in some of the following types of materials: thermal pipe joint connections; thermal pipe insulation; thermal boiler insulation; vinyl floor tile.

            Stanton Community School has a minimum of ACM in its buildings. These materials have been properly encapsulated by certified EPA personnel. Signs are also posted in each of these areas. Encapsulated asbestos containing materials were found primarily in non-occupied locations such as the custodial storage room and boiler room at the High School. No known dangers to students or employees currently exist. The new elementary school is asbestos free.

            A detailed Asbestos Management Building Plan is on file in the school building. This plan may be inspected by the public upon request. A District Plan is also available for review at the office of the Superintendent of Schools. The Stanton School District has complied with recent legislation and has sent an Asbestos Management Plan to the State Department of Education prior to the deadline.

            The Board of Directors and Administration plan to meet or exceed EPA standards as required by law and do whatever is necessary to continually ensure a healthy working/teaching/learning school environment. As always, your input and/or concerns are welcome. On behalf of the board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your continued support and cooperation.


Chris Herrick, Superintendent of Schools