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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!



Santa Lucia

  Santa Lucia is tomorrow night, Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 PM. in the high school gymnasium. All students in grades first through sixth grade will be performing their Christmas music for you.

  Students need to be at the gym between 6:45 – 6:50 and SEATED QUIETLY on the stage bleachers on the north end of the stage. The students will know where they are to be seated and we ask that they stay seated once they arrive at the gym. The fourth through sixth graders who are dancing are asked to meet in the weight room by 6:45 PM.

  Reminder of what to wear:

Boys: White shirts, dark pants, red vest, red tie or red suspenders (if you have one)

Girls: White blouse, colored skirt (red, blue, or yellow), apron (if you have one), red or white tights or knee socks

Santa Lucia Practice

  There will be a rehearsal Saturday at 10:00 AM in the gym for all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls and 5th and 6th boys. No 4th grade boys. It will last around 45 minutes.

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, 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!

2nd Annual Winter Semi-Formal

  The cheerleaders 2nd Annual Winter Semi-Formal Dance will be January 16th from 8:00 PM-11:30 PM at the Viking Center. Cost will be $5.00 each. More information will be available closer to the date.

Random Acts of Kindness

  Jr High students are doing random acts of kindness during the month of December. Last week they complimented someone, purchased drinks for patrons at the Viking Center and teacher's lounge, made cards for deployed soldiers and brought snacks for a teacher. The participation has been so overwhelming, they have definitely shown what good character and kind hearts they have. Keep up the good work!!

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

  Kindergartners brought many cans of vegetables to school for the soup and food drive. They peeled carrots and potatoes Tuesday so Mrs. Allen could cook the soup that evening. We counted 113 people who attended the “feast” including kindergartners, 4th graders, 6th graders, school administrators, teachers who teach kindergartners, secretaries, kitchen workers, librarians, bus drivers, custodians, and relatives of my students! Thank you to the room parents who provided popcorn for everyone. And a big thank you goes to Mr. Mennenoh for the kindergarten and 6th grade music we enjoyed.

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

  The girls basketball team traveled to South Page on Friday. They scored 16 points in the first quarter and started out with great pressure and intensity on defense to create good shot opportunities on offense.  The team took a 36-11 lead into halftime and finished with a 62-17 conference victory. Chelsea Weis and Devin Druivenga each scored 18 points to lead the Viqueens. Ally Focht added 10 points and 10 rebounds, Jody Vanderholm finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds, Nicole Graham chipped in 6 points and 8 rebounds, and Savanna Moffett finished with 2 points. Druivenga also led the team with 7 assists and Weis led the Viqueens with 6 steals. 

  On Tuesday, the Viqueens returned home to face Heartland Christian.  The Viqueens got out to another great start using their defensive pressure to their advantage. The girls worked hard to get out right away and their intensity paid off.  They were able to gain a 51-10 advantage at half and would finish the game with a 76-18 victory. Devin Druivenga led all scorers with 28 points. Chelsea Weis added 13 points for Stanton, while Nicole Graham added 12 points and Ally Focht scored 10 points. Hallie Lancaster, Jody Vanderholm, and Shelby Brockshus each chipped in 4 points for the Viqueens and Savanna Moffett finished with 1 point. The Viqueens are now 2-2 on the season and 2-1 in the conference. They played at Nishnabotna last night and will travel to Sidney tonight. Scores and stats will be in next week’s bulletin.  

Viking Basketball

  The Vikings have an overall 3-0 record and are 2-0 in the young conference season. They defeated Riverside on December 3rd, 64-35. David Sorensen led the balanced scoring with 20 and Connor Hultman with 15. Alex Becthold had a career high 15 rebounds. Stanton then defeated Heartland Christian on December 8th, 77-23. Brady Johnson had 28, 24 of those came in the 1st half.  Connor and David again had double figures scoring as we were able to jump out to a large halftime lead and maintain that.  

Junior High Girls Basketball
  The junior high girls team played last Friday against South Page in College Springs. South Page is combined with Clarinda Lutheran and they worked hard for all four quarters. The Viqueens came out with a win, 33-25. The team played one game against the Rebels. Tuesday we played Heartland Christian in Stanton. We lost 15-20 to a quick team that presses well. The Viqueens are back in action this Friday against Sidney. The game will be in Stanton at the Viking Center. The team appreciates the wonderful support of the school, friends, families, and community! Go Viqueens!!!  



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.

Legion’s Santa Claus

  Stanton children up to and including second grades are to have a visit from Santa Claus the evening of Saturday, December 19th. Santa will not have time to leave the city limits, so country children are asked to arrange to be at the home of a friend or relative in town. If the children don’t have a place in town to go, please bring them to the Legion Hall at 7:30 PM where Santa will visit them. Santa’s helpers will be waiting to talk on the telephone (829-2510) to the children on Wednesday, December 16th and Thursday, December 17th, from 5:30-7:30 PM. Be sure to tell Santa each child’s name and the home at which they will be on December 19th. Give this information clearly in order that Santa will not forget anyone.

JHUG & CYO Christmas Caroling

  JHUG & CYO members & families will meet Sunday December 20th at 5:00 PM at Mamrelund to go Christmas Caroling/ Pizza Party.

Stadium Seats

  The Booster Club still has some stadiums seats available for $45.00.They would make excellent Christmas gifts!! Please contact Dawn Weis at 712-370-8880 or there are some available in the elementary office.

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, 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

                              6:30-Yearbook Party

Tuesday, 15th        4:30-Junior Varsity Boys Basketball with Clarinda Academy, Here

     6:00-Varsity Basketball with Clarinda Academy, Here

Wednesday, 16th   5:30-School Board Meeting in the Board Room

Thursday, 17th       7:00-7th-12th Grades Christmas Concert

Friday, 18th            3:30-Junior High Boys Basketball with East Mills, Here

                 4:00-Junior High Girls Basketball at East Mills, (Nishna Valley)

                 6:00-Varsity Basketball at East Mills, There

Monday, 21st         90 Minute Last Start




Late Start


& Egg Pizza


Juice, Milk


French Toast

Juice, Milk


Breakfast Wrap


Juice, Milk


Sausage Gravy

  with a Biscuit


Juice, Milk







Walking Tacos


Refried Beans



Peanut Butter Bar



Ham & Potato Casserole

Green Beans


Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




Burrito/Hot Dog


California Vegetables





Chicken Fajita

Black Bean Salad


Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




BBQ Pork

Baked Beans

Broccoli & Cheese