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Thank you to Barb Franks of Lincoln, Nebraska, for the library books donated to the school. She has contributed over 500 books to the elementary and high school library. We want to thank her for the great contribution she has given to the school. Mrs. Franks is a former graduate of Stanton Community Schools.



Large Group Speech Contest

  Stanton has 2 groups participating in Large Group Speech in Shenandoah on Saturday, January 23rd. Alexis Stoakes and Megan Shafer will do musical theater at 10:52 AM and Alexis Stoakes, Megan Shafer, Camden Sundburg, Noah Kammerer, and Joshua Mace will do improv at 1:05 PM. The van will leave the school at 9:30 AM. 

Yearbook Sales

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  The 2016 “TIMELESS’ yearbook will go on sale beginning January 25th. From January 25th through January 31st the books will cost $50.00 and February 1st through February 8th, the books will cost $60. Contact a yearbook staffer to order and pay for your book.

  You may also purchase your yearbook online with a credit card. To order online, go to www.stantonschools.com and click on the link that you see pictured above. That will take you to shopjostens.com where you can purchase your book. This link will go into effect starting January 25th.

  You can personalize your yearbook as follows:

                Icons (up to 4) for $3.50

                One line of personalization for $5.50

  Regardless of which method you use to order, the book has lots of timeless moments that the staff has worked very hard on so don’t miss out on a great “TIMELESS” book about Stanton High School.

Pink Out

   FCCLA is sponsoring a basketball "Pink Out" on January 29th  when the Vikings and Viqueens play Fremont-Mills. There will be a potato bar supper from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM and lots of activities throughout the night.  All proceeds go to the Montgomery County Relay for Life. 

Cheerleaders Thank You

  The Stanton Cheerleaders along with their sponsors Jenny, Lisa, and Amber would like to thank everyone who participated in and helped with the 2015-2016 Spirit Leaders program. The girls were all amazing. Special thanks to the Viking Center, Justin Miller, Sabrina Guerra, Sydney Straw, Jody Druivenga, Stephanie Burke, and Pizza Hut. Watch for signups for next year at 2016 school registration.

Thank You to Red Oak Grand Theater and PTSO

  Thank you to the Red Oak Grand Theater for letting our elementary students who met their AR goal watch the movie “The Good Dinosaur” on Wednesday. Thank you to the PTSO for buying snack packs for students.



Viqueen Basketball

  The Viqueens hosted Sidney last Friday in a Corner Conference girls basketball match-up. The game was a tough defensive battle for both teams. Sidney ended up with a 39-30 victory over Stanton. The team then traveled to South Page on Monday night to face

Nishnabotna in the Corner Conference Tournament. Stanton faced a tough press in the first half and Nishanbotna held on to a 23-19 lead at halftime. Nishnabotna went on to outscore the Viqueens 32-19 in the second half to get the 55-38 tournament win. The Viqueens are now 5-8 overall and will return to conference play on Tuesday  as they host East Mills at 6:00 PM.

Viking Basketball

  Stanton Vikings were able to defeat the Sidney Cowboys Friday night in double overtime 55-49. This improves our record to 12-0 and 10-0 in the conference. That takes us into the conference tourney where we have the #1 seed. Tuesday's weather forced the quarterfinal games to Wednesday night where the Vikings defeated the Heartland Christian Eagles 73-10. We hosted the semifinals on Thursday night with Fremont Mills (#4 seed) vs East Mills (#6 seed) at 6:00 and then the Vikings took on the Trojans (#4 seed) of Essex in the other semifinal game. Winners will play for the championship at 7:30 PM and losers will play in the consolation game at 6:00 PM both in Malvern on Saturday night. 

JV Girls Basketball

  The JV girls basketball team played 2 quarters against Sidney on Friday night and lost 30-9. They will return to action on Tuesday, January 26th as they host East Mills at 4:00 PM.



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.


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

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.

John Deere Scholarship Feb 1

John Deere will sponsor 5 $2000

Check it out online at www.ffa.org/scholarships

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award – due February 1

Application procedures:

1. Complete and mail the application for the Hixson Opportunity Award by February 1 at http://www.dso.iastate.edu/hixson/application

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1

    at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

3. Complete the Iowa State University admission process by February 1.

4. Submit a recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, or community leader that specifically discusses your qualifications based on the Criteria for Eligibility.

Tim Dwight Foundation, Inc. Scholarship – Feb. 1

-have applied to one of the following accredited 4-year universities:
    -the University of Iowa, Iowa State University or the University of Northern Iowa

Iowa 4-H Scholarships

-February 1

-list of scholarships, instructions, and application available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/grants.html

-also available at the Montgomery County Extension office

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship –February 1, 2015

-up to 375 winners nationwide

-Scholarships of $2,000

-You can learn more about the program and download an application at www.axa-achievement.com

Masonic Scholarship - due February 1, 2016

-Approximately 60 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded

-Must be a senior planning to attend an accredited institution which provides (1) a two or four year college program or (2) vocational training

-Need not have a Masonic connection

-The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis  upon leadership roles in these areas.

-An applicant’s record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also considered carefully as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official.

-The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application itself is also a factor considered in the selection process.

-The Scholarship Selection Committee will select a number of finalists who will be asked to appear before the committee for a personal interview.

-Applications may be found in the office or at www.gl-iowa.org.

FFA Scholarships – due Feb. 1, 2016

-must be a U.S. citizen

-must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college

-information available at http://scholarships.ffa.org and click on the “scholarship” link



Senior/Junior Parents After Prom Meeting

  Senior/Juniors Parents After Prom meeting will be held in the school library on February 4th at 6:30 PM.  If you cannot attend, please contact Dawn Weis or Wendy Confer



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

Tuesday, 26th          4:00-JV Basketball with East Mills, Here

                    6:00-High School Basketball with East Mills, Here

Thursday, 28th         3:30-Junior High Basketball with Essex, Here

                    4:00-JV Basketball at Essex

                    6:00-High School Basketball at Essex

Friday, 29th              4:00-JV Basketball with Fremont-Mills, Here

                    5:00-FCCLA Potato Bar Supper

                    6:00-High School Basketball with Fremont-Mills, Here

Sunday, 31st            11:30-Swing Choir Luncheon at Mamrelund

Monday, 1st              90 Minute Late






Late Start


Sausage Gravy Biscuit


Juice, Milk


Breakfast Pizza


Juice, Milk



Juice, Milk


Sausage, Egg, Cheese

  on a Biscuit


Juice, Milk











Mashed Potato Bowl


Mandarin Oranges

Mixed Fruit




Chicken Pattie/Bun


Garbanzo Beans

Mixed Vegetables

Fruit Salad/Applesauce



Tuna Noodle Casserole


Green Beans


Peaches, Roll



Turkey Burger/Bun


Potato Wedges

Broccoli & Cheese

Pears/Apple Crisp