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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. We ask that parents DO NOT park in the staff parking area or in front of the school to pick up their student. ALL 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.  Safety is our first priority for all of our students and it is for safety reasons that we ask parents to follow the above guidelines. Thank you for your understanding!



Blood Drive

  FCCLA is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 8th at the Viking Center from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Call the high school office for an appointment at 829-2162. By attending the blood drive, not only do you save lives but you help Stanton students receive scholarships.

Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving

  The yearbook staff is offering gift certificates for the 2016 yearbook.  The cost of the book is $50.00, icons are $3.50, and personalization is $5.50 for one line or $7.50 for two lines.

  Give the perfect gift – a “TIMELESS” memory album of school activities! Contact Tammy Boyer, Christi Elwood or Whitney Warner at 829-2162 to get your yearbook gift certificate.

Holiday Food Drive

  The Student Council would like to join the Elementary classes and have a Holiday Food Drive to help area families. We want to have a contest for all K-12th classes, to see who can “rack up” the most points from now until December 18th. The following point system will allow us to see which class can earn the most points. The class with the most points will earn a movie and pizza party in January! 


5 POINTS-Cereal, Peanut Butter, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent

4 POINTS-Flour, Sugar, Canned Meat, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Meals (spaghettios, ravioli, stew, or chili) Soups, Canned Meats (chicken or tuna)                                                        

3 POINTS-Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Macaroni and Cheese, Cake/Brownie/Muffin Mixes, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Beans, Oatmeal, Crackers, Rice, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Juice

2 POINTS-Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Body Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Mouthwash, Pizza Sauce, Pasta, Pie Filling

1 POINT-Any other Canned Good (fruits and vegetables), boxed

Jell-O, boxed Pudding

  We look forward to helping the people in our community and having a fun contest while doing it!  Thank you very much!

5th Grade Field Trip

  The 5th grade class went to Anderson Conservation on Tuesday, November 24th. It was a great day full of learning and exploring! The students learned about water quality and how to be responsible for the future of the Earth. We also became water engineers and developed a plan, which we later tested with the water table model. The afternoon was spent outside, enjoying the nice fall day. The class also discussed how our actions impact Iowa prairies. We made a campfire, learned more about how to respect the land, and had a tasty lunch. We finished the day with geocaching, a game of predator vs. prey, and learning about animal population. The fifth grade class would like to thank Michael Pastore for helping us that day! Thank you Deb Karwal for such an AMAZING day!! 

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.



Viqueen Basketball

  On Tuesday, November 24th, the varsity girls basketball team opened season play at home against a very tough Bedford team, ranked #5 in class 1A. The Viqueens got off to a good start and were up 6-5 halfway through the first quarter. From that point, Bedford used their full court pressure to force us into turnovers and held us scoreless for about 10 minutes. The Bulldogs took a 35-11 lead into halftime. The Viqueens played tough and never gave up through the second half, but we were unable to cut into the lead that Bedford had created in the second quarter. Bedford ended up defeating Stanton 65-39. Leading the way for the Viqueens was Jody Vanderholm who finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Devin Druivenga and Chelsea Weis added 8 points and 7 points respectively. Nicole Graham finished with 6 points, Ally Focht added 5 points and 8 rebounds, and Savanna Moffett finished with 3 points on the night.  Druivenga and Weis each had 3 assists to lead the team.

  The Stanton Viqueens opened conference play on Tuesday, December 1st,  as they hosted Essex. The Viqueens opened the game with a 9-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, it was a back and forth battle and the team headed to the locker room down 17-19 at the half. In the second half, Essex was able to outscore the Viqueens 20-13 to go on and beat Stanton 39-30. Chelsea Weis and Jody Vanderholm each recorded double-doubles for the Viqueens. Weis finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Vanderholm scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on the night. Nicole Graham scored 4 points, Devin Druivenga finished with 2 points, and Savanna Moffett scored 1 point for Stanton. Ally Focht also finished with 6 rebounds and 5 assists.  The Viqueens loss puts them at 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in conference play. They continue with varsity action tonight as they travel to South Page. The Viqueens will return home next Tuesday evening to host Heartland Christian.

Viking Basketball

  The Vikings have started off on a positive note for the 15-16 season. They had a great team performance vs Essex coming out on top, 71-42.  They passed the ball very well and had 4 in double figures for scoring and our defense did a good job of making Essex work pretty hard for their shots. A good way to start off the season and the conference season. Essex will have a solid year so having the result we did was very encouraging.   

JV Girls Basketball

  The JV girls basketball team opened play on Tuesday, November 24th, with a 21-3 loss to Bedford in 2 quarters of play. On Tuesday, December 1st, the JV squad showed a lot of improvement to gain a 15-7 victory (2 quarters) over the Essex Trojans. Ashley Reese led the JV team with 6 points while Shelby Brockshus chipped in 4 points, Savanna Moffett added 3 points and Hallie Lancaster finished with 2 points. The JV girls will return to face Nishnabotna on Thursday, December 10th.

JV Boys Basketball

  The JV Boys Basketball team started their season off with a 40-34 victory over the Essex Trojans Tuesday night. The Vikings were led by Freshmen Donnie Weis and Drake Johnson with contributions from a host of other Vikings. The JV basketball has been working hard to develop its youthful roster in all areas of the game. As the season continues we are looking for increased contributions from

the freshman as they develop. The JV Boys will be in action Thursday night as they host Riverside and will travel to South Page on Friday. Thank you to all the parents for their support! GO VIKINGS!

Viqueen Volleyball Post-Season Honors

  Congratulations to Ally Focht and Chelsea Weis who were recently named to the IGCA All-District 1A volleyball team. Chelsea Weis was also recognized as a Western Iowa Honorable Mention All-State team member. Congratulations Ally and Chelsea-we are all very proud of you!

Junior High Girls Basketball

  The junior high girls team is continuing to learn that “together we are better.” We had our season opener with the Bedford Bulldogs. The A team battled all four quarters, but lost 14-20. The B team worked just as hard, but finished with a loss of 11-26.The Viqueens played East Mills and showed great improvement with rebounding. Stanton won the A game with a three point shot, 36-26.Then we had two quarters with the Wolverines and won 10-5.Tuesday we played Essex for our first away game. The girls won 24-14 and then we had twelve minutes of action with the B team, losing 4-8. Friday we take on the South Page Rebels at 4:30 pm. The team is working very hard! Go Viqueens!!!

Junior High Cheerleaders

  We want to wish the Junior High Cheerleaders the best of luck on Saturday, as they travel to Des Moines to compete in the UCA Hawkeye Championship. The girls competing are Captain Devin Isaacson, Kami Tibben, Brooklyn Adams, Emily Hammargren, Faith Ogletree, Tara Peterson, and Alyssa Resh. Good luck girls!




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

Burger King Scholars Program – December 15, 2015

-$1,000, $5,000 and $25,000 scholarships available to high school seniors

-www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/The University of Iowa’s

Presidential Scholarships – due December 21, 2015


-must rank in the top 5% of your high school class or have a 3.8 cumulative GPA

-must present an ACT composite of 30 or above



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.

Santa Lucia Caroling

  All junior and senior girls who are participating in caroling for Santa Lucia should meet in the Halland Village Community room immediately after school on Friday, December 11th to package cookies. The girls will then meet in the elementary school parking area at 8:00 AM on Saturday, December 12th to carol and deliver cookies plates. All girls should be dressed in their Swedish outfit. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Weis or Jody Druivenga.

Santa Lucia Food Booth

  The annual food booth on the night of Santa Lucia will be in the school concourse as in past years. This helps to fund the Santa Lucia Festival of Lights. All that can are encouraged to bring items to sell &/or to come to purchase; they may be left on the tables on the north side of the concourse any time on Saturday. Tack Sa Mycket!

Santa Lucia

  For the 64th year, Stanton will begin its holiday season with the traditional Swedish Santa Lucia Festival of Lights to be held on Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 PM in the Stanton High School gym.

  This is an all-community project that has been growing each year to give people and children of the community an understanding and appreciation of their Swedish heritage. Newcomers of the community, with no Swedish background, are encouraged to join in on the fun. Newcomers enter wholeheartedly into the project, which begins early in the morning and lasts throughout the day until after the coronation of the queen in the evening.

  Voting will take place at the Stanton Senior Center between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Residents of the Stanton School district who are school age and above are eligible to vote. Families of open enrolled students may also vote. The candidate receiving the most votes will be crowned Santa Lucia Queen that evening.

Sidney Music Students Fundraiser

  Sidney Music students are hosting a Cookie Tray Bake Sale Fundraiser for their Band/Choir Florida trip in May on Friday, December 11th during the Sidney vs. Stanton Basketball game. Come out and support your team and enjoy some holiday baked goods to share with family and friends!!!! Thank you in advance for your support.



Friday, 4th              4:00-Junior High Boys Basketball with Lenox, Here

                  4:30-Junior High Girls Basketball at South Page,There

      6:00-JV Boys Basketball at South Page, There

      7:00- Varsity Girls Basketball at South Page, There

Monday, 7th            90 Minute Late Start

Tuesday, 8th           8:00-2:00-Red Cross Blood Drive at the Viking Center

                  3:30-Junior High Basketball with Heartland, Here

                              6:00-Varsity Basketball with Heartland, Here

Thursday, 10th       4:00-JV Basketball at Nishnabotna

                  6:00-Varsity Basketball at Nishnabotna (Farragut)

Friday, 11th            3:30-Junior High Girls Basketball with Sidney, Here (Viking Center)

                 4:00-Junior High Boys Basketball at Sidney, There (Elem. Gym)

                 6:00-Varsity Basketball at Sidney, There

Saturday, 12th        7:00-Santa Lucia

Monday, 14th         90 Minute Late Start







Late Start


Breakfast Bar



Juice, Milk


Pancake & Sausage

  on a Stick


Juice, Milk





Juice, Milk


Breakfast Burrito


Juice, Milk






Rib/Hot Dog



Mandarin Oranges




Chicken Alfredo

California Vegetables







Chicken Pattie/Bun


Garbanzo Beans

Mixed Vegetables

Fruit Salad




Beef Fritter

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots







Italian Burger/Bun


Broccoli & Cheese

Mandarin Oranges


Pumpkin Bar