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Corner Conference Vocal Festival

  Corner Conference Vocal Festival will be held November 16th in Essex and will involve the entire choir. Afternoon rehearsal will commence at 1:00 PM with a concert at 7:00 PM. Please contact Mr. Mennenoh with any questions.

FCCLA District Meeting

  Destination Leadership: Pave the Way was the theme for the District 8 FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) meeting on October 28th. The meeting was held in Shenandoah and Stanton had 28 FCCLA members attend the meeting.  

  Congratulations to Alexis Stoakes who was elected District President and will preside over next year's meeting. The speakers during the meeting were Kristan Gray, author of the book "No One Could Know", and Brandy Powers from the Page County Public Health.  

Scholastic Book Fair

  A great big thank you to all who purchased books making the scholastic book fair a success. The book fair grossed a total of $2046.50. This will give the school library approximately $500.00 in scholastic dollars which will be added to the school account with scholastic books. The money will be used to purchase more books for the school libraries.

  Special thanks to those parents who purchased books from the teachers wish list. These books were placed in the classroom.

Book Fair Winners

  Congratulations to the winners of the scholastic book fair drawing. The winners are: Kindergarten-Cash Culver, First Grade-Christian Jones, Second Grade-Dylan Reynolds, Third Grade-Blaine Sundberg, Fourth Grade-Tara Monahan, Fifth Grade-Marissa Strough, and Sixth Grade-Jack Roberts. Keep reading.

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

  We still have a supply of trash bags for sale for all of your 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.

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. 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 Monday, November 16th. Please contact Jenny Gettler (621-6420) if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting our students! 



Thank You

  We wish to thank the family of Grace Schultz who left memorial money to the Stanton Athletic Department in honor of Grace. Grace was a huge Stanton Booster for many years and served as the “Girls’ Basketball Mom.”

Viqueen Volleyball

  On Friday, October 30th, the Viqueen team traveled to Bedford to take on the Pride Of Iowa conference champions, Mt Ayr, in a regional semi-final match. The Viqueens were victorious in the exciting match with scores of 25-19, 13-25, 25-23 and 25-19. This win advanced the Queens to the regional final match against Sidney.

  The Stanton Viqueens traveled to Clarinda on Wednesday, November 4th for the regional final against Sidney. The Viqueens fought hard but lost the match with game scores of 17-25, 16-25 and 14-25. The Queens ended their season with a very successful record of 22-16 and their seventh consecutive trip to the regional final.  Congratulations Viqueens–we are very proud of how you represented our school and community!

Thank You

  The Viqueen volleyball team and coaches would like to express their appreciation for the tremendous support the team received this season. Thank you to all of the parents who helped provide meals for the team during the regional games and to Wendy Confer and other “volleyball moms” for organizing and preparing the meals. A special “Thank You” to Chris Stephens, Paul Vanderholm and Justin Miller who served as line judges during the season and to Jo Peterson and Rick and Tammy Boyer for helping at the score table during matches and Hannah Elwood who taped many of our matches this season.      Thank you to Paige Fiscus, Alexis Stoakes and Skotyi McNamara who blessed our crowd with their singing of the National Anthem at the home matches. Thank you to the Stanton Booster Club for their continued support. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community and the positive support and encouragement we have received is very much appreciated.



  Parent-Teacher Conferences were held on Thursday, November 5th. The elementary classes were very close to 100% attendance again. If you were not able to attend I know that those teachers are working to schedule a time with you. Our secondary is normally at about 50% attendance and this year it appears we are closer to 60%. As always, you do not have to wait for official conferences to schedule a meeting with our staff. We encourage you to communicate with our staff via email or telephone. Remember that if you need some assistance for passwords to look at grades, check on attendance, lunch accounts or assignments call our MS/HS office at 829-2162 or our Elementary office at 829-2171.  

  Our basketball teams and their seasons are right around the corner.  Mr. John Mainquist is the JH girls coach, Mr. Connor Kem is our JH boys coach and Mrs. Katie Elwood is our HS girls head coach.  Mr. Jeff Grebin and myself are the co-coaches for the HS boys teams. Mr. Ed Engstrand is our girls assistant and Mr. Dan Stoakes is our boys assistant. Mrs. Brandie McFarland is volunteering for the HS girls team this year. We hope you find the time to support our basketball teams.  

  Congratulations to our volleyball and football teams for their successful seasons. Both teams went to their prospective state tourney on Thursday. The football teams saw the 8-man semifinals and the volleyball team saw several classes of semifinals of the state VB tourney. We know that many of these same student-athletes will be on the court this winter.  




 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 2015 using 2014 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.

Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest

-due December 4, 2015

-High school senior and U. S. citizen

-based on scholarship, leadership and financial need

- 500 four-year awards ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year

-Forms available in the office or at www.elks.org

AXA Achievement Scholarship –December 15, 2015 Apply Early

This program provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors throughout the nation.  Fifty-two (52) scholarship recipients are selected; one from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.  These students receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each.  From this pool of 52 state winners, ten (10) scholarship recipients are selected as national winners, earning an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000 and the opportunity for an internship with AXA.  You can learn more about the program and download an application at www.axa-achievement.com

ROTC Scholarships- due December 1

-see Mrs. Mainquist

Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management -University of Nebraska at Lincoln - due Dec. 1

-Regardless of major, the J.D. Edwards Honors Program will cover all the tuition for the required credit hours (total value estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000)

-a composite ACT score of 30 or higher

-3.5 or better high school G.P.A.

-demonstrated interest in technology and business



Collect Pop Tabs-Help Ronald McDonald House   

  Virginia Abraham is collecting pop tabs to help the Ronald McDonald House. You may help by collecting them and dropping them off at the 216 Broad Ave., Stanton, or calling her at 829-2433. This program is an easy way for people of all ages to support Ronald McDonald House and know they are making a difference for families.

PTSO Meeting

  Our next PTSO meeting will be Tuesday, November 17th, at 5:30 PM in the high school library. Any parent, student, teacher, or community member is welcome to attend our meetings! Please send a message to ptso@stantonschools.com for questions or if you'd like to be included in our email list. 

Viking Center Boys (3rd-6th Grade) Youth Basketball 2015/16

  5th & 6th Grade: The Viking Center will begin the 5th & 6th grade boys basketball season on Sunday November 22nd from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.   Practice will be every Thursday from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, and Sundays from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (excluding holidays or unless otherwise noted by coaches).

  3rd & 4th Grade: The Viking Center will start the 3rd & 4th grade boys basketball season at the beginning of December, dates and times of practice are to be determined. Once we know what will work best for coaches and the gym space at the Viking Center, we will let parents know when practices will be. New incoming 3rd grade players will need to order a team jersey that will be worn during games.

  The cost of the program for all grade levels is FREE for Viking Center members and $30 for non-members. Jerseys are not included in cost. Registration forms will be available at the Viking Center, Stanton Elementary Office, and on our website: www.stantonvikingcenter.comForms are due by Friday November 20th.  Please turn into the Stanton Elementary office, drop off at the Viking Center, or mail to the Viking Center, PO Box 42, Stanton IA 51573.  Please contact the Viking Center at:  712-829-2900 or email:  vikingcenter@myfmtc.com for any questions.

Schedules of tournaments and scrimmages will be released following the scheduling meetings in December.

Viking Center Girls (3rd-6th Grade) Youth Basketball 2015/16

  The Viking Center will begin the youth girls basketball season for grades 3rd-6th on Tuesday November 17th from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM.  Practice will be every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the season (except for holiday weeks or unless noted otherwise) from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM. The price for participants will be free for members of the Viking Center, and $30 for non-members (jersey and shorts NOT included).

  New incoming 3rd grade players will need to order a team jersey that will be worn for games (the same jersey is worn for volleyball and softball). If your daughter ordered a jersey for softball or volleyball, she will not need to order a jersey. Registration forms can be found at the Stanton Elementary office, the Viking Center, and online at:  www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Forms must be turned in by Friday November 13th! Please contact the Viking Center with any questions.



Friday, 13th            State Volleyball

Saturday, 14th        Girls Basketball Scrimmage at Atlantic

Monday, 16th         90 Minute Late Start

                  7:00-Corner Conference Vocal Festival Concert at Essex

Thursday, 19th       4:00-Junior High Girls Basketball with Bedford, Here (“A” Team 1st)

                  4:00-Junior High Boys Basketball at Bedford, There (“B” Team 1st)






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            Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their child/ren in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:

March 1, 2016—Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2016-2017 school year for students in grades 1-12.

September 1, 2016—Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten students and those students falling under the “good cause” definition for the 2016-2017 school year.

Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose income falls below 160% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance.  This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend.

Parents should be aware that open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility.

For further details, contact the school office at 712-829-2162.