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STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BULLETIN OCTOBER 23, 2015

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES         
National Honor Society Induction

  The Stanton Community School inducted six new members into the National Honor Society on October 22nd. We would like to thank our speaker, Terri Vennerberg, and congratulate our new members, Elizabeth Ernst, daughter of Gail and Joni Ernst; Ally Focht, daughter of Rod Focht and Lori Peterson; Charles Truka, son of Charles and Kim Truka; Jody Vanderholm, daughter of Paul Vanderholm and Becky Kia; Abby Volquartsen, daughter of Joe and Amber Volquartsen, and Chelsea Weis, daughter of Tom and Dawn Weis.

Scholastic Book Fair

  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the elementary school concourse. Dates for the fair are Friday, October 30th, through Thursday, November 5th. Come and visit the fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences or during school hours.

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.

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. A note from the doctor, dentist, etc, is required upon returning to school.

 

ATHLETICS

Viking Football

  The Vikings jumped out to a 12-0 lead to start the game last week against an undefeated Lenox. The Viking defense played very well.  They only allowed 30 points by taking the ball away from the Lenox offense 3 times, and making a goal line stand (1st and goal from the

1) late in the game. The Vikings were unable to pull off the upset falling by a score of 32-38. The Viking offense struggled to execute for 4 quarters and allowed the Tigers a fumble return for a touchdown and a safety. The Vikings suffered their 3rd road loss of the season and have been plagued by injuries and ineligibility. The team will have to continue to develop depth and find ways to overcome the adversity in order to bounce back this Friday night and qualify for the playoffs. A win tonight vs Nishnabotna would ensure a playoff berth. The Vikings have not lost a game at home this season and will provide plenty to cheer about again tonight. Kickoff is at 7:00 PM. Go Vikes!

Junior High Football

The junior high football team finished out their season in Council Bluffs this past Monday with a win against Heartland Christian (26-0)

and a loss to Fremont Mills (14-12). Both of these games were only 2 quarters each. The boys ended with a 3-4 record on the season and

graduated many promising 8th graders to the high school team. There are many gifted young men on this team and we look forward

to what lies ahead for them in their upcoming years. Go Vikes!  

Viqueen Volleyball

  The Viqueen volleyball team finished their regular season conference play last Thursday as they hosted the team from Sidney.  One of the junior varsity teams lost both games with match scores of 7-21 and 15-21. The second junior varsity squad won one of their three games with scores of 15-21, 21-14 and 8-15. The varsity team put up a hard fight but lost their 3-set match with scores of 28-30, 19-25 and 20-25. The varsity team ended their regular season with a 5-3 conference record. Parents’ Night was also observed.  We would like to thank the Booster Club for all of the time put into organizing the event and taking pictures of all team members and their parents. 

  The junior varsity team traveled to Orient on Saturday for the Orient Macksburg JV tournament. The team won all of their pool play matches, posting victories over Lamoni 1, Orient Macksburg and East Union. Their pool play seed of #1 put them in the championship pool of the tournament. The team battled hard in a 3-set match against Earlham (25-17, 19-25 and 8-15) which placed them in the top four of the 8-team tournament. Congratulations girls on a strong finish to your season!

  On Tuesday, October 20th, the Viqueens hosted Lenox for Round 1 of regional play. The Queens came out on top of the Tigers with scores of 25-11, 25-8 and 25-13. The Viqueens will host Essex for Round 2 of regionals on Tuesday, October 27th. Game time is 7:00 PM. Admission is $6.00 for all. Come out and support the Viqueen volleyball team!!

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior high volleyball team was in action on Thursday, October 15th as they hosted Sidney. The 7th grade team won one of their three games (16-21, 21-11, 14-16) and the eighth grade dropped their four games (9-21, 17-21, 14,21 and 13-21). This was the team’s last regular season game of the school year. Thank you to everyone who supported the team this season! This Saturday, October 24th, the team will participate in the Stanton Junior High Tournament to be held at the Viking Center and the High School gym. It is a 7-team double elimination tournament with games at both sites. The Stanton team will begin their day of play at 8:30 am as they take on the Clarinda team in the high school gym.  Brackets were sent home with the players last week. Concessions will be available at both sites.  Admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. 

 

PRINCIPAL

  October 30th will be the end of the 1st quarter. Remember to check your child(s) grades online to see where they are currently standing as well as see if there are any assignments that can still be done.  We hope you take advantage of our parent teacher conferences on Thursday, November 5th from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. High School Staff will be in their rooms until 2:00 PM then they will be located in the library. As always, I encourage you to contact any staff any time if you have questions.

 

GUIDANCE

Scholarships

Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program

-due The application will close October 25, 2015.

https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm

-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.

-www.hsfmo.org

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stadium Seats

  The stadium seats that were ordered through the Booster Club are in. Please call Dawn Weis at 712-370-8880 to make arrangements to pick up your order.

JHUG & CYO Hayride and Bonfire

  JHUG & CYO members & families will have a hayride and bonfire at the home of Mark & Nancy Lindgren on Sunday, November 1st, at 6:00 PM. Please bring a lawn chair, a snack, a friend and come join the FUN!! We also are asking each family to provide a bag of candy for the "Trick or Treat" on the trail for Saturday, October 31st. We need workers that day also so please contact Susan if you can help.

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.

Poinsettias for Sale

  Mamrelund Lutheran Sunday School Students

 are selling poinsettias. We are offering a small

red for $12 or an extra-large red for $20. Please

contact any Sunday School student to place an

order, or contact Leanne Johnson or Cheryl Case. Orders are due by Sunday, November 8th. The poinsettias will be available for pick up in early December.

 

COMING EVENTS

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

                                Here

Monday, 26th         90 Minute Late Start

Tuesday, 27th        7:00-Regional Volleyball at Stanton

                   Stanton vs Essex, Here

Wednesday, 28th   State Football Playoffs

Friday, 30th            Scholastic Book Fair

                  End of 1st Quarter

                  7:00-Regional Volleyball at Bedford

 

 

BREAKFAST MENUS OCTOBER 26-30

Monday

Late Start

 Tuesday

Sausage Gravy

with Biscuit

Muffin

Juice, Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast Pizza

Muffin

Juice, Milk

Thursday

Pancakes

Juice, Milk

Friday

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese

  on a Biscuit

Muffin

Juice, Milk

 

LUNCH MENUS OCTOBER 26-30

Monday

Walking Taco

Lettuce/Cheese

Refried Beans

Corn

Oranges/Mixed Fruit

Milk

Tuesday

Beef Fritter

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots

Peaches

Pineapple

Roll

Milk

Wednesday

Chicken Pattie/Bun

Lettuce/Tomato

Garbanzo Beans

Mixed Vegetables

Fruit Salad

Applesauce

Milk

Thursday

Chicken Alfredo

California Vegetables

Lettuce

Pears

Apple

Milk

 

Friday

Skeleton Bones or Gnome Legs

Witch’s Warts

Bat Wings

Slugs

Chicken Beaks

Milk

 

 

 

NOTICE TO PARENTS:

STUDENT LOCKERS AND DESKS – Although school lockers, desks and other spaces are temporarily assigned to individual students, they remain the property of the school district at all times. The school district has a reasonable and valid interest in ensuring the lockers, desks and other spaces are properly maintained. For this reason, lockers, desks and other spaces are subject to unannounced inspections and students have no legitimate expectations of privacy in the locker, desk or other space. Periodic inspections of all or a random selection of lockers, desks or other space may be conducted by school officials in the presence of the student or another individual. Any contraband discovered during such searches shall be confiscated by school officials and may be turned over to law enforcement officials.

            The contents of a student’s locker, desk or other space (coat, backpack, purse, etc.) may be searched when a school official has reasonable and articulable suspicion that the contents contains illegal or contraband items or evidence of a violation of law or school policy or rule. Such searches should be conducted in the presence of another adult witness when feasible.

EDUCATIONAL RECORDS – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days of the day the district receives a request for access.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading or in violation of the student’s privacy rights.

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

            Please contact a school official for more information concerning any of these rights.