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Pink Out

   FCCLA is sponsoring a basketball "Pink Out" on Friday, January 29th, when the Vikings and Viqueens play Fremont-Mills. 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. 

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 with DJ Zach Bowers. Cost will be $5.00 each. Nice jeans are allowed but no boots or heels on the gym floor.

Divine Stella Devine

  Stella Devine is the aging star of the popular Ritz Theatre. She and her fellow company of actors are preparing for the epic play ’Civil War Darlin’s’ written by the theatre’s acclaimed playwright in residence, Nicole, who has written starring roles for Stella for 20 years. Ginger, a ’sweet Southern belle from Georgia, visits a rehearsal to watch her favorite star up close. She adores Stella, she idolizes Stella, she worships Stella, and most of all, she’s there to steal Stella’s starring role. Pretending to be a struggling waitress who’s trying to raise money to get back home, Ginger lies and cons her way into the part written for the famous star. Meanwhile, Billy, an unscrupulous newspaper reporter looking for a scoop, would love nothing more than to catch Stella throwing a tyrannical fit so he can sensationalize her in a national paper. But in the midst of collecting facts, Billy and his girlfriend Loeta uncover Ginger’s evil ploy and set out to uncover her diabolical scheme. Throw in Brad and Chad, a set of twins played by the same person; Trevor, a bad actor (with a bad toupee) who thinks he really is fighting the Civil War; a dim-witted beauty of the stage; and an overbearing stage mother, and you have a fun, delightful comedy that’s different than anything you’ve ever seen before!  

  Stella-Skotyi McNamara; Colleen-Chelsea Weis; Nicole-Megan Shafer; Ginger-Abby Volquartsen; Marilyn Monet- Alexis Stoakes; Trevor Trace-Camden Sundberg; Dash Tripett-Noah Kammerer; Chad and Brad-Chris Jones ; Natasha-Paige Fiscus; Cortez (Billy)     Joshua Mace; Leota-Brandy Morrison; Agnes-Jody Vanderholm; Lane-Chloe Smith; Lori Lane-Baylee Gibbs; Nellie-Madison Franzen; Nina-Savanna Moffett; Sam-Logan Herbert; Penelope Jane-Ally Focht; Vivian Baucom; Hāllie Lancaster; Waverley Brown; Ashley Reese; Kelsey Walter



Viqueen Basketball

  The girls basketball team traveled to Fremont-Mills last Thursday to finish their first round of conference play. The teams were evenly matched throughout the first half and Stanton took a 22-20 lead into halftime.The Viqueens had a tough time scoring in the 3rd quarter and Fremon-Mills outscored Stanton 11-4.  Fremont-Mills would go on to beat the Viqueens 47-38. The girls returned to action on Friday night and hosted Nishnabotna. Nishnabotna jumped out to a 32-12 lead at half and Stanton ended up losing 52-36. The Viqueens are now 5-6 overall and 5-4 in the conference. They continue conference play tonight as they host Sidney. The Corner Conference Tournament will begin next week.

Viking Basketball

  Stanton boys picked up 3 solid wins to stay undefeated, winning at Fremont-Mills which enabled us to stay on top of the conference regular season race. We defeated Nishnabotna on Friday at home and then went on the road to take down Clarinda Academy. This brings our record to 11-0 overall and 9-0 in the conference. We received the number 1 seed in the conference tournament which starts next week. We also will be hosting the semifinals on Thursday, January 21st. The finals will be in Malvern this year for the boys. Lots of exciting basketball to be played in the next 10 days.  

JV Girls Basketball

  The JV girls played at Clarinda Academy on Tuesday night. The girls were only scheduled to play 2 quarters and were tied at 19 at the end of 2 quarters. Stanton ended up with a 23-19 overtime victory. The JV team will also return to action on tonight to host Sidney at 4:00 PM.

Junior High Boys Basketball

  The junior high boys basketball team picked up right where they left off before break with wins over Sidney. The A team came away with a 46-22 victory and the B team came away with their 3rd straight victory with a score of 19-18. The boys look forward to some time off before their next game against Essex at the end of the month. They will continue to work hard at practice these upcoming weeks and we all appreciate the continued support from friends and family! 



  With the end of the semester upon us I would like to thank Mrs. Mainquist, Mrs. Elwood and Mrs. Boyer for their efforts in scheduling all the secondary students and getting that information to them. There are always changes and adjustments. Please take some time to talk to your son or daughter about their schedule. Any changes in their schedule need to be taken care of by Wednesday, January 20th. Talk to Mrs. Mainquist about those changes that the student would want to make. Hopefully you continue to look at JMC to follow their assignments and grades. Our staff is expected to keep those updated at least every 2 weeks so that a current grade can be seen. As always do not hesitate to contact our teachers with any questions you have.  



Iowa College Access Network

  Steve Irvin from the Iowa College Access Network will be in Stanton on Wednesday, January 27th. He will be visiting with students in the classroom from 9:50 AM-11:30 AM. He would be available any other time in the day if Stanton senior parents need help with the FAFSA. They would have to estimate with their 2014 taxes, but if students are planning to go to University of Iowa or UNI, they want the FAFSA done as soon as they can. That would be estimating with the 2014 taxes and would require it be updated when the 2015 taxes are done.
  Please let Mrs. Mainquist know if you would like to meet with him.


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


-$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



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. 

JHUG & CYO to Open Door Mission/Movie

  JHUG and CYO will be going to Open Door Mission/Movie, Sunday, January 17th. Meet at church 1:30 PM. Please contact Susan Isaacson by Saturday if you are interested in going.



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

                6:00-Girls Conference Basketball Tournament

                  Stanton vs. Nishnabotna at South Page

Tuesday, 19th       6:00-Boys Conference Basketball Tournament

                                Stanton vs. Heartland Christian at Farragut

Wednesday, 20th  Girls Conference Basketball Tournament Semi-Finals at Essex

Thursday, 21st       Boys Conference Basketball Tournament Semi-Finals at Stanton

Friday, 22nd            Girls Conference Basketball Tournament Finals at Fremont-Mills

Saturday, 23rd        District Large Group Speech Contest at Shenandoah High School

                              Boys Conference Basketball Tournament Finals at East Mills

Monday, 25th         90 Minute Late Start






Late Start


Breakfast Burrito


Juice, Milk


Bacon & Egg Pizza


Juice, Milk


French Toast

Juice, Milk


Breakfast Wrap


Juice, Milk




No School


Teacher In-Service


Stuffed Crust Pizza







Sloppy Joe


Baked Beans

Mixed Fruit


Chocolate Chip Bar



Potato Bar/Hot Dog

Assorted Toppings






Pork Chopette/Bun


Baked Beans

Ranch Potatoes

Mandarin Oranges