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STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BULLETIN JANUARY 8, 2015

The Stanton Community School Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 14th at 5:30 PM in the Board Room.

 

Stanton students and staff:  Thank you so much for taking the time and giving the effort to make the generous donation to our community's food pantry!  It is very much appreciated!  

Mamrelund Food Pantry

 

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Pink Out

   FCCLA is sponsoring a basketball "Pink Out" on Friday, January 29th, when the Vikings and Viqueens play Fremont-Mills. Next week, T-shirts order forms will be sent out with the elementary students and there will be an order form in the High School office. On the 29th, there will be a soup supper before the games and lots of activities throughout the night. Look in future bulletins for more details. All proceeds go to the Montgomery County Relay for Life. 

Pink Out T-shirts 

  FCCLA is selling Pink Out t-shirts for the annual Pink Out event that will be held on January, 29th. The t-shirts need to be ordered by Tuesday, January 12th. Order forms were sent home with elementary students. High School students and others can sign an order form in the High School office. Payment needs to be made at the time the order is made. The t-shirt design will be the same as the football pink out t-shirt.  

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.

Lasagna Meal

  On Friday January 8th, the music parents will be hosting a Lasagna Meal. Please stop by between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to support our music program!

Student Council Thanks You

  A big thank you to everyone who donated canned food items for the local food pantry before Christmas break. We also want to thank everyone who donated money in the Student Council change war.  We raised $245.47, which will go towards the Student Council fund.  Finally, congratulations to the sophomore class for winning the Christmas door decorating contest!

 

ATHLETICS

MidAmerican Energy

  MidAmerican Energy will be sponsoring the basketball games on Friday, January 8th, Stanton vs Nishnabotna. Thank you Wes Royal.

Viqueen Basketball

  The varsity girls returned to action last night as they traveled to Fremont-Mills. They will continue with the second round of conference play as they host Nishnabotna at 6:00 PM tonight.  A full recap of both games will be in next week's bulletin.

Viking Basketball

  Going into the new year we are excited to be 8-0 and know that we have a tough January and are anxious for the challenge. We had two road victories to end the 2015 year. We beat an improved East Mills team 67-48 getting 4 players in double digit scoring and then playing a nonconference game at Griswold and came out with a 56-51 win.  We were then able to scrimmage Mt Ayr of the Pride of Iowa Conference over the break to help us prepare for the rest of the season.  

  The conference tourney will be starting the 18th for both the boys and girls. The girls will play on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday while the boys play on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The conference AD's will have that schedule out on the 13th.   

Junior High Girls Basketball

  Right before Christmas Break, the junior high girls team played East Mils in Nishna Valley. It was a physical game, which ended with a score of 25-26. We played two more quarters and finished 14-7.    

  Over break, the girls had a couple days in the gym to continue moving forward with the season. The focus was on form shooting and that “shooters shoot.” The Viqueens played Fremont-Mills on Thursday, January 7th. We will not have a game tonight against Nishnabotna. Nishnabotna is combined with Sidney, who we played earlier this season. On Monday, we travel to Lenox for a 4:00 PM game. The Viqueens have a new game scheduled for Thursday, January 14th. This game will be in the Viking Center at 3:30 PM against South Page (Clarinda Lutheran). The team continues to appreciate the wonderful support of the school, friends, families, and community! Go Viqueens!!!

 

PRINCIPAL

  With the close of the semester on January 15th brings the update of schedules for 2nd semester. Classes need to be finalized no later than Wednesday, January 20th

 

GUIDANCE

Scholarships

Robert E. Byers Scholarship Trust – January 8, 2016

-Four $500 scholarships

-must be enrolling in an Iowa college or university

-must be majoring in community enhancement or environmental areas of study

-applications are available on-line at www.keepiowabeautiful.com

-applications will only be accepted by e-mail

http://www.keepiowabeautiful.com/_literature_131297/2016_Byers_Scholarship_Application

United States JCI (Jaycee International) Senate Foundation Scholarship – due January 15, 2016

-$1,000 grants awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools

-http://www.usjcisenate.org State Scholarships for Excellence in Agriculture - due The priority deadline for freshman scholarship applications is January 15

Online application http://www.ag.iastate.edu/scholarships/freshman/

-rank in the upper 15% of your high school class after six semesters

-have the potential to make a significant contribution to society (as demonstrated by extracurricular activities or employment experiences)

-have a high school cumulative grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

-have an ACT or SAT percentile rank of 90 or higher

-have applied for admission to Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture

Iowa State University – College of Agriculture – Freshman Scholarships in Agriculture – due The priority deadline for freshman scholarship applications is January 15

Online application http://www.ag.iastate.edu/scholarships/freshman/

-must rank in the upper 25th percentile in both class rank and national test scores

-demonstrate leadership potential by extracurricular and work experiences

Iowa State University Department of Forestry Scholarships - Due January 15

- log on to http://www.forestry.iastate.edu

Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics – due Jan. 31

http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-scholarships-and-awards/strayer-rairden-scholarship-physics

-$1,000 each year, renewable for up to 3 successive years following the initial award

-must be from the state of Iowa

-must have applied for admission to The University of Iowa and declared physics or astronomy as a major

-must take the Drake Physics Prize exam (deadline for this exam is in early December and it is given at the student’s high school in January)

Dora Ossian Eastlack Scholarship

Candidates shall be enrolled at or intending to enroll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  First preference shall be given to the Valedictorian of Stanton High School.  Second preference shall be given to the Salutatorian of Stanton High School.  Third preference shall be given to a graduate of Stanton High School majoring in Journalism.  Fourth preference shall be given to a graduate of Stanton High School with good academic standing.

Elks National Foundation

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

- Legacy Awards for Children of Elks - due January 29, 2016 Must start on-line

-Child, grandchild, step-child or step-grandchild of an Elk in good standing and a high school senior

-based on leadership development and civic responsibility

-250 $4,000 scholarships

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Local Author Publishes Book

  Charmla Carpenter, resident of Stanton, has written and published a book called “Just Commit Me.” This book, published by Westbow Press, is newly released and a best seller in the Family: Parent and Adult Children genre. The Stanton Public Library will be hosting a book signing on Saturday, January 16th, from 10:00 AM through noon. Books will be available for purchase at this time and if you have already purchased one, bring it in for a signing! Charmla grew up in Stanton and has been writing for years. She finally took the huge step to publish and has gained valuable experience. “Just Commit Me” is a true story about Charmla’s journey to become a committed Christian through personal family struggle. The book is written as a journal that details the roller coaster ride of learning, accepting, and parenting an adult child who is also an addict. This soul searching story concludes with the knowledge that God was with her throughout the entire ride, and continues to be right beside her.

Booster Club Soup Supper

  The Stanton Booster Club is having a soup supper from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, January 15th. We will be serving Chili or Potato Soup, Cinnamon Rolls and a drink for $5.00. Please come enjoy a warm supper and cheer on the Viqueens and Vikings as they play Sidney in basketball action. Thank you for supporting the Stanton Booster Club. 

 

COMING EVENTS

Friday, 8th              3:30-Junior High Boys with Nishnabotna, Here

                              5:00-Music Parents’ Lasagna Meal

                              6:00-Varsity Basketball with Nishnabotna, Here

Monday, 11th         90 Minute Late Start

                              4:00-Junior High Girls Basketball at Lenox

Tuesday, 12th        5:00-JV Boys Basketball at Clarinda Academy

                              6:00-JV Girls Basketball at Clarinda Academy

                  7:30-Varsity Boys Basketball at Clarinda Academy

Thursday, 14th       Large Group Picture Day

                 3:30-Junior High Girls basketball with South Page/Clarinda Lutheran at the Viking Center

                 5:30-School Board Meeting

Friday, 15th            End of 1st Semester

                 4:00-JV Girls Basketball with Sidney, Here

                 4:30-JV Boys Basketball with Sidney, Here

                 5:00-Booster Club Soup Supper

                 6:00-Varsity Basketball with Sidney, Here

Monday, 18th         No School

                 Teacher In-Service

 

 

 

 

BREAKFAST MENUS JANUARY 11-15

Monday

Late Start

Tuesday

Breakfast Bar

Toast

Muffin

Juice, Milk

Wednesday

Long John

Muffin

Juice, Milk

Thursday

Pancake & Sausage

  on a Stick

Muffin

Juice, Milk

Friday

Omelet

Toast

Muffin

Juice, Milk

 

LUNCH MENUS JANUARY 11-15

Monday

Chicken Wrap

Lettuce/Cheese

Mixed Vegetables

Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit

Pineapple

Milk

Tuesday

Mini-Corn Dog

Mac & Cheese

California Vegetables

Smilie Potatoes

Strawberries & Bananas

Mandarin Oranges

Milk

Wednesday

Chili

Carrots

Applesauce

Pears

Cinnamon Roll

Milk

Thursday

Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beans

Coleslaw

Pineapple

Oranges

Banana Muffin

Milk

Friday

Ham Sandwich

Cheese Slice

Lettuce/Tomato

Peas/Green Beans

Peaches/Pineapple

Rice

Milk

 

 

HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

  The Stanton School Board shall make reasonable efforts to identify homeless children and youth of school age within the district, encourage their enrollment and eliminate existing barriers to their receiving education which may exist in district policies or practices.

  A homeless child is defined as a child or youth between the ages of 5 and 21 who lacks a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes a child or youth who is living  on the street, in a car, tent, or abandoned building or some other form of shelter not designed as a permanent home; who is living in a community shelter facility; or who is living with non-nuclear family members or with friends, who may or may not have legal guardianship over the child or youth of school age.

  Guidance Counselor Sheila Mainquist may be contacted at 712-829-2162 to be made aware of any homeless children or youth

 

 

ANTI-BULLYING/HARASSMENT POLICY

  Harassment and bullying of students and employees are against federal, state and local policy, and are not tolerated by the board.  The board is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.  To that end, the board has in place policies, procedures, and practices that are designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as processes and procedures to deal with incidents of bullying and harassment. Bullying and harassment of students by other students, by school employees, and by volunteers who have direct contact with students will not be tolerated in the school or school district. 

  The board prohibits harassment, bullying, hazing, or any other victimization, of students, based on any of the following actual or perceived traits or characteristics, including but not limited to, age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.  Harassment against employees based upon the employee’s race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age or disability is also prohibited.