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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!


National Honor Society Induction

  The Stanton Community School will induct six new members into the National Honor Society. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony on October 22nd beginning at 10:00 AM. Congratulations to Libby Ernst, Ally Focht, Charles Truka, Jody Vanderholm, Abby Volquartsen, and Chelsea Weis.

Junior Class “Thank You”

  The junior class would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to all who ordered magazines or gave monetary donations toward their annual fundraiser for Prom. The fundraiser was very successful. We appreciate your continued support!

Vote For Madalyn

  Great News! Madalyn Johnson, an artist from Stanton Middle School, has been selected as a finalist for this week's grade 7th-9th "Artist of the Week" award. Please go online and vote for her.
  The student who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday, October 17th, will be selected as the featured Artist of the Week. To cast your vote, simply go to the following link:
  The winning "Artist of the Week" will be featured on the Artsonia homepage during the upcoming week (starting on Sunday) and will receive a commemorative plaque from Artsonia. In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning teachers and $50 to the winning artists. Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group.
  Thank you for helping us celebrate the creativity of students around the world!

Free Homework Help

  The Viking Center is offering free homework help again this year after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:00. If your child is planning to go there after school, they need to sign up in the office that morning.

Book Closet

  The Stanton PTSO is working on a project and needs your help! We are helping the elementary teachers start a book closet. This book closet will have leveled books so teachers can provide reading instruction to meet the needs of the students. A letter will be coming home with elementary students soon. For a $25 donation, you can sponsor a set of books. We will put a label inside the book if it's in honor or memory of someone. Our goal is to raise $1,000. The deadline for this project is November 16th. Please contact Jenny Gettler (621-6420) if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting our students! 

Fourth Grade Field Trip

  The fourth-graders had a great time on their trip to Anderson conservation on Wednesday. Thank you to Deb Karwal and the Montgomery County Conservation Board for this opportunity.

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.

Reminder For Parents

  As stated in the school handbook: Every effort should be made toward getting students to school every day on time. Much of the child’s progress depends on his/her regular attendance at school as students who do not attend school on a regular basis develop gaps in their learning. Students with poor attendance patterns are more likely to drop out before graduation from high school. Parents should not expect their child to be promoted if skills are not mastered due to excessive absences. Elementary students that arrive to school after 10:00 A.M. and MS/HS students that arrive after 2nd period will be counted a half day absent for the morning and elementary students that leave before 2:00 PM and MS/HS students that leave before 2:10 PM  will be counted a half day absent for the afternoon.

PARENTS NEED TO CALL THE SCHOOL EACH DAY THAT A STUDENT IS NOT IN SCHOOL. A written note is required only if the parents or guardian does not make telephone contact. Written excuses from the parent should include:

  1. Date of absence
  2. Exact reason for absence
  3. Parent’s signature

All parents are asked to call the elementary office (829-2171) or the MS/HS office (829-2162) if your child will be absent/late/leaving early

from school. It is very important that communication is made to the school



Calendar Change
Monday Oct. 19th.  JH Football will be played in Council Bluffs, not East Mills as the calendar says. All games will take place at Roberts Park at 1048 N. 25th St. 
Game schedule is below

4:00-Stanton Junior High Football with Heartland  Christian,  2 Quarters
4:30- Stanton Junior High Football with  Fremont-Mills,  2  Quarters
5:00- Fremont-Mills Junior High Football with.Heartland Christian,  2 Quarters
6:30-Fremont-Mills JV Football with Heartland Christian

Thank You

  We wish to thank the family of Norman Peterson who left memorial money to the Stanton Athletic Department in honor of Norman. Norman was a huge Stanton Booster for many years.

Regional Volleyball

  Stanton will host the first two rounds of Regional Volleyball on Tuesday, October 20th, and October 27th. Stanton will play Lenox on October 20th at 7:00 PM. Admission is $6.00 and no passes are accepted. Come support the Viqueens.

MidAmerican Energy

  MidAmerican Energy will be sponsoring the football game on Friday, October 23rd, Stanton vs Nishnabotna. Thank you Wes Royal.

Viking Football

  The Vikings defeated the 47-player roster of Cowboys from Sidney last Friday night to improve their overall record to 5 wins, 2 losses.  The starters played the first half and the JV played the second half giving every eligible young man the opportunity to be on the field for Father/Son night. The Vikings are preparing for a trip to Lenox tonight to take on a very physical and athletic, undefeated and highly ranked, Lenox Tiger team. Kickoff is at 7:00 PM.

JV Football

  The JV team played their last scheduled game this past Monday against Lenox. The Tigers scored early and often on offense, defense and special teams. Outside of the Vikings first scoring drive down the field, the Vikings struggled to earn consistent positive yardage. The team will continue to grow and show improvement as they work hard in practice to help the varsity prepare for their games.

Viqueen Volleyball

  The Viqueen volleyball team had a very busy week with play in the Corner Conference tournament. The team wrapped up their week of play at Farragut on Thursday night as they took on Essex in the consolation match of the evening. The Queens, who were seeded fifth prior to the tournament, earned a place in the consolation due to a victory over fourth seed East Mills on Monday and a loss to first seed Sidney on Tuesday. The Queens overtook the third seed, Essex, in a five set match with game scores of 25-23, 25-9, 15-25, 20-25 and 15-12 to bring home the third place trophy in the tournament.

  On Saturday, our freshmen team traveled to Red Oak for the Red Oak Freshmen tournament. The team won their match against Creston (21-8, 19-21, 15-11) but dropped matches to Red Oak (11-21, 16-21) and Glenwood (9-21, 7-21). 

  On Tuesday, October 13th, the Viqueens hosted the Clarinda Academy Eagles. The JV team was victorious with scores of 21-13 and 21-10.  The varsity squad posted another conference win with a victory (25-4, 25-6, 25-6). On Thursday, October, 15th, the team hosted the Sidney teams for our last regular season match of the season. Parents’ night was observed and the three seniors and their parents were recognized between the JV and Varsity matches.

On Saturday, October 17th, one of the junior varsity teams will travel to Orient for the OM Junior Varsity tournament. Admission to the tournament is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. It is an 8-team tournament and the Stanton schedule is as follows:

        10:00      Stanton vs. Creston

        10:45      Stanton vs. Nodaway Valley

        1:00        Stanton vs. East Union

  The top two teams from each pool will advance to tournament play following the pool play games.

  The varsity squad will head in to regional action on next Tuesday, October 20th as they host Lenox for the first round. Game time is 7:00 pm. No passes are allowed and admission for regional games is $6.00 for everyone. Come out and support the Queens as they travel the regional trail!

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior high volleyball team was in action on Monday, October 12th as they traveled to Tabor for the Fremont Mills junior high tournament.  he girls came away with a victory of Heartland Christian and losses to East Mills and Fremont Mills. The team is in action in their last regular season match-up on Thursday, October 15th as they host Sidney. The team will continue to practice next week to prepare for the Stanton Junior High tournament witch will be held on Saturday, October 24th at the Viking Center. More information regarding the tournament will be in next week’s bulletin. Thank you to everyone who has supported the team this season!  A very special “Thank You” to John Schultz who has officiated all of the junior high home matches for many years!



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.






Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program

-due The application will close October 25, 2015.


-be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska or western Iowa, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;

-have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);

-critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided);

-involvement in co-curricular and community activities;

-demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0);

-be a resident of Nebraska OR western Iowa in the counties

The Hagan Scholarship

-due November 15, 2015 Applications postmarked after November 15, 2015 will be returned unopened to sender. NO EXCEPTIONS.

-Must be a resident of Iowa and other eligible states.

-Must have attended as a junior and senior an Eligible High School.

-Must be a student in the 2016 high school graduating class.

-Must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher.

-Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or, must have scored 1110 on the SAT (Reading and Math).

-Must enroll in a four year college the first semester after high school.

-Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to start of college.

-Must complete the FAFSA in 2014 using 2013 Tax Return Information.

-Must provide a complete copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (5 or 6 pages.)

-FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500.

-Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

-Must not have been convicted of a felony.




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, 16th            ASVAB-All Juniors

                  7:00-High School Football at Lenox, There

Saturday, 17th        Orient-Macksburg JV Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 19th         90 Minute Late Start

     4:00-Stanton Junior High Football with Heartland Christian, 2 Quarters
     4:30- Stanton Junior High Football with Fremont-Mills, 2 Quarters
     5:00- Fremont-Mills Junior High Football vs Heartland Christian, 2 Quarters
     6:30-Fremont-Mills JV Football vs Heartland Christian

Tuesday, 20th        Picture Retakes

                  7:00-Regional Volleyball, Stanton vs Lenox, Here

Thursday, 22nd      10:00-National Honor Society Induction

Friday, 23rd            7:00-High School Football with Nishnabotna Here

Monday, 26th         90 Minute Late Start







Late Start


Breakfast Burrito


Juice, Milk


Bacon & Egg Pizza


Juice, Milk


French Toast

Juice, Milk


Breakfast Wrap


Juice, Milk





Chicken Fajita

Black Bean Salad


Mandarin Oranges

Mixed Fruit



Stuffed Crust Pizza






Pork Chopette/Bun


Baked Beans/Ranch Potatoes

Apple/Mixed Fruit

Oatmeal Cookie



Tuna Noddle Casserole


Green Beans






Sloppy Joe

Baked Beans



Cherry Crisp