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District Individual Speech

  Speech students will travel to Bedford on Saturday for Individual Contest, the schedule is as follows:

          8:00 AM-Megan Shafer; Musical Theater

          8:11 AM-Alexis Stoakes; Improv

        11:11 AM-Joshua Mace; Improv

        11:19 AM-Alexis Stoakes; Musical Theater

          1:12 AM-CamdenSundberg; Spontaneous Speaking

          3:23 AM-Noah Kammerer; Improv

Get a Head Start on Science Fair!

  Each year, seventh and eighth grade students are expected to complete Science Fair projects. Students will present these at school beginning March 14th. The top 20 projects will have the opportunity to present at the Corner Conference Science Fair in April. Please speak with your son/daughter about their project. It is much easier to find a project now and have ample time to complete it. If you need any assistance, please contact Mr. Subbert or Mrs. Erickson.

Junior Class Pasta Meal

  The Junior Class will serve a pasta meal during the PTSO Winter Carnival Festivities on Friday, March 4th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The meal will be held in the high school lunch room. Pasta with red, meat or alfredo sauce will be served with a breadstick, assorted desserts and a beverage. A free will donation will be accepted with all proceeds going towards the 2016 Junior Class Prom. (Notes were sent home with junior class members as to what they should provide for the meal.) Please join us for a night filled will good food, games and fun!

Parade of Bands

  Parade of Bands will be held tonight at the Stanton High School Gym. The band department is going to be taking you to the movies and to the rock 'n' roll stage featuring music from Star Wars, Shrek, The Incredibles, Pretty Woman, and Jurassic Park. The High School Band will also be doing musical tributes to Disney and the band, Queen. This concert will also hold the main stage debut of the fifth grade band. Come for a night of fun music.

Red Cross Blood Drive

  The FCCLA is sponsoring another Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 16th. It will be at the Viking Center from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Jump Rope for Heart

  Quick reminder to all elementary students to keep raising money for Jump Rope for Heart. We have a little over 1 week left to raise money for the American Heart Association. We are about halfway to our goal of $1,500. Also, please email Mr. Kem at ckem@stantonschools.com with pictures of your elementary son or daughter being active outside of school. Thank you to those that have raised money and have already sent me photos of your children!!


Viqueen Basketball

  Congratulations to the following girls basketball players on their Corner Conference honors:

Chelsea Weis- 1st Team Elite

Devin Druivenga- 2nd Team

Ally Focht- Honorable Mention

  Seniors Devin Druivenga and Nicole Graham were also named to the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-District Team. 

  Congratulations girls!!

Viking Basketball

  The Vikings have started off district play by defeating Griswold, 50-41 at Bedford and Nishnabotna, 73-49 at Fremont Mills. We came out against Nishnabotna and got a good start and were able to keep some pressure on them. This takes our record to 21-2. Great to have a large, loud  following to support us.

Junior High Girls Track

  The junior high girls track team will began practice on Monday, February 22nd. The week of Feb 29th, the team will conclude practice at school dismissal time daily (3:23 PM). Beginning Monday, March 7th, the team will practice 8th hour and after school until 4:15 daily.  

  The first track meet for the team is scheduled for April 12th as we host a meet at Stanton.


  We have several important dates coming up for our Fine Arts programs that we hope you continue to support.  Tonight is the "Parade of Bands" concert at 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 27th our speech students compete at Bedford.  On Friday, March 11th is the elementary musical at 7:00 PM, March 18th is our All School Play, and Tuesday, March 22nd is our Pops Concert. We hope you get a chance to watch these students perform at these programs. 

  A month from now, March 24th, please plan on attending the Parent -Teacher Conferences. These conferences will run from 8 AM to 8 PM at the school. The attendance in the elementary is always very close to 100% and the secondary attendance improved to about 60% for the fall conferences. We hope that you take this opportunity to spend a little time with our staff and talk about your son's or daughter's work and how we can work together.  



Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship

-Sponsored by Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Fraternity

-due March 1st, 2015

-three $1500 scholarships

-given to Lutheran gentlemen entering Iowa State in the Fall of 2016

-applicants will be evaluated on their scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches

Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship (MCEC Technical Scholarships) – due March 1


-plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa community college

-applicant’s academic record, communication skills, financial need and plans for the future are considered carefully

-application available online at www.gl-iowa.org – click on “MCEC Scholarship Form in PDF” - or see Mrs. Mainquist

Page County Farm Bureau – due March 1

-applicant must be a boy or girl from a Farm Bureau member family

-must have at least a 3.0 grade point average

-scholarship available only to those entering professions or vocations requiring at least a minimum of two years of college

The Soyfoods Council Culinary Arts, Food and Nutrition or Foodservice Scholarship Program– Due March 1

- $1,000 scholarship

-3.0 GPA or better

-Recipients must show scholastic achievement, community leadership, other achievements and interests.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship Program -due March 1

-must be a son and/or daughter of an Iowa Farm Bureau member

-must be accepted by or enrolled in an accredited college or university or community college

-must be a high graduate or have an expected graduation date of Spring 2016

-college freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university are eligible to apply

-students must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average throughout their college career to continue to qualify for this scholarship

-applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following occupational areas of agriculture and/or agribusiness: (1)Production, (2) Horticulture, (3)Sales and Service, (4)Products and Processing, (5) Forestry, (6)Conservation, (7)Mechanization, (8) Research, (9) Economics, (10) Education and (11)Ag Health

-Apply at www.iowacollegeaid.gov and look under scholarships OR www.iowafarmbureau.com

Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship - due March 1


-four scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000

-must actively participate at the Iowa State Fair (past or present)

-must be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school

-must plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university

Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship – March 2, 2015


- $500 scholarships

-Scholarships are for graduating seniors whose parents/guardians are members of Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative and reside in their service territory.

-Special consideration will be given to any student attending an accredited  lineman school.

-application may be downloaded at www.swiarec.coop

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship - due March 2, 2015  Applications for scholarships to be awarded in 2016 will be available in December.


-awarded to graduating seniors interested in the pursuit of automotive or truck-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration.


The Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) College Scholarship Program – due March 3 http://www.frs.org/youth-programs/college-scholarship-programhttp://www.frs.org/youth-programs/college-scholarship-program

-30 $2,000 scholarships will be awarded with 19 remaining awards distributed proportionate to the number of applications received per region

-must be a graduating high school senior

-must have existing telephone service with Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (prefix number of 585,586, 829, 785 or 826)

-must be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school

-must have at least a C grade point average

-express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation

-applications must be sponsored by Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and bear Kevin Cabbage’s signature

-http://www.frs.org or http://home.myfmtc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=111&Ite


Conservation District of Iowa and Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarships

-due March 3

-presented to high school seniors pursuing programs in any field of agriculture or natural resources

-local scholarship of $400

-Winners will be asked to volunteer 4 to 8 hours working in the NRCS office in Red Oak, giving students a better understanding of conservation work done through this organization.

-three state level scholarships of $1,800, $1,200, and $1,000, and $300 for each of the six regional winners

-criteria consideration will be points: 60 points for leadership (leadership includes service, character, and self-motivation – 20 points each); and 40 points for scholastic achievement.

-scholarship application is online at http://www.cdiowa.org/awards.html

-all applications must be typed   

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

To qualify for the scholarship, students must:


Register by March 4, 2016.

Complete two online financial literacy tutorials created by Iowa Student Loan.

Take an online financial literacy assessment test created by Ednalysis, an Iowa educational research company.

The three online components will take a total of about an hour for you to complete. The 20 seniors who score highest on the Ednalysis test will receive a $1,500 scholarship sent directly to their college in fall 2016. If a tiebreaker is necessary, tied students will be asked to write and be judged on a short essay. (Please note: Scholarship winners' names, pictures and other personal information may be used or shared by Iowa Student Loan for promotional purposes.)Iowa Student Loan will email you financial literacy tips focusing on college success as well as instructions for completing the online tutorials and assessment test between December 2015 and February 2016.

Iowa Auto Dealers Association - due March 9

-$1000 scholarships

-awarded to graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career within the automotive industry

Dennis Lloyd Scholarship

-due March 10

-for students interested in graphic art or journalism


PTSO Winter Carnival

  The PTSO Winter Carnival is Friday, March 4th from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM in the gym. Admission is $5 for children and adults are free. There will be cake walks, a bounce house, an obstacle course, face painting, and more!  We will also be raffling off a Mini IPAD. Forms came home this week-- 1 ticket for $1 or 6 for $5. Forms are also available in both the elementary office and the high school office. The Junior Class will be serving a pasta meal that night from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM in the cafeteria. 

Montgomery County Relay for Life

  Montgomery County Relay for Life is looking for entertainment acts for this summer’s relay event on June 11th. If you are interested please contact Mr. Mennenoh at 712-829-2162 or 712-829-2665.

5th, 6th, & Junior High Softball & Baseball Signup

  5th/6th Grade & Junior High Softball and Baseball signup sheets are located in the elementary and high school offices. If you are in 5th-8th grade this year and interested in playing softball or baseball, you are encouraged to sign up. Registration forms will be available from the Viking Center in mid-March once we have an idea of the number of participants.


Friday, 26th            6:00-Art Fair in the Concourse

                  7:00-Parade of Bands Concert

Saturday 27th         District Individual Speech Contest

     7:00-Boys Substate Basketball at Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson

Monday, 29th         90 Minute Late Start

                 High School Girls Basketball Team to StateTournament

Friday, 4th              5:00-PTSO Winter Carnival

                Junior Class meal in the Lunch Room

Monday, 7th           90 Minute Late Start






Late Start


Fruit Pocket




Breakfast Burrito




Bacon & Egg Pizza




French Toast






Crispito/Hot Dog

Corn, Lettuce

Mandarin Oranges, Raisins

Peanut Butter Sandwich



Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beans/Coleslaw


Banana Muffin



Ham Sandwich

Cheese Slice/Lettuce


Green Beans, Rice




Italian Pasta







Tuna Noodle Casserole

Peas/Green Beans







            Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their child/ren in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:

March 1, 2016—Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2016-2017 school year for students in grades 1-12.

September 1, 2016—Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten students and those students falling under the “good cause” definition for the 2016-2017 school year.

Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose income falls below 160% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance.  This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend.

Parents should be aware that open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility.

For further details, contact the school office at 712-829-2162