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District Speech Results

  Congratulations to Alexis Stoakes (improv) and Camden Sundberg (spontaneous speaking) who received I ratings at district speech on Saturday and advanced to state on March 12th.

  II ratings were earned by Alexis Stoakes and Megan Shafer in musical theater and Noah Kammerer and Joshua Mace in improv. 

Conference Speech Results

  Congratulations to Stanton Speech Students and their Coach Amber Volquartsen! Stanton hosted the Corner Conference Speech last week and welcomed several schools. Everyone did an awesome job! Camden Sundberg earned 1st place in Spontaneous Speaking, Megan Shafer 3rd place in Musical Theater and Alexis Stoakes 3rd place in Improv. Well done!

  Thank you to Samantha Kelly, Caleigh Johnson, Tammy Boyer, Sheila Mainquist, Christi Elwood, Sally Alger, Dan Shehan, Angie McKee, Abby Volquartsen, Skotyi McNamara, Jody Vanderholm and Ryan Volquartsen for all your help with Corner Conference Speech.

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.

Seeking Judges

  We are looking for 5 people to judge Science Fair projects at the Corner Conference Science Fair. This will take place the morning of April 20th (usually 8:30 AM until lunchtime) at Fremont-Mills in Tabor. If you are able to help, please let Mr. Subbert or Mrs. Erickson know as soon as possible. Thank you!

Junior Class Pasta Meal

  The Junior Class will serve a pasta meal during the PTSO Winter Carnival Festivities tonight 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. Please join us for a night filled will good food, games and fun!

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.

All School Play, March 18th

  Mark your calendars for the All School Play "Divine Stella Devine" March 18th at 7:00 PM in the High School Gym.

Jump Rope for Heart

  Just a quick reminder that the Jump Rope for Heart Fundraising stops after this Friday, March 4th. We have had many students donate money and receive their precious dogs. The students look forward to the possibility of putting a pie in Mr. Kem's face this Friday at our Jump Rope for Heart assembly!

Read Across America

  The K-12th grade students participated in a Read Across America on Wednesday, March 2nd. The younger students paired up with older students and read books together. It was a great time to celebrate literacy and emphasize the importance of reading no matter how old you are.

Elementary Musical

  The elementary musical will be Friday March 11th at 7:00 PM and will feature two shows: Heroes All (4-6) and Hats (K-3). Please let Mr. Mennenoh know if you have any questions. Dress rehearsal schedule will be posted on Monday.  The Stanton PTSO will be serving ice cream novelties following the musical on March 11th, with a suggested donation of $1.



Viking Basketball

22-3 overall / 13-1 Conference and Tournament, Regular Season and District Champs

  A super season for the basketball team. We had a tough end to the season with the loss to a very good basketball team, 63-41. Wow, the following and support that Stanton and the area showed was truly awesome. It was so important for the team all year long.  We will lose 3 very talented seniors who will be tough to replace. We feel we have some talented players coming back with good experience.  Some players will have to step up and be ready to go. If we put in some work over the summer then I think we will have a chance to be successful next year too.  

Junior High Girls Track

  The junior high girls track team began practice on Monday, February 22nd. 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. 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. 

  This month on 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.  




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.

Dennis Lloyd Scholarship

-due March 10

-for students interested in graphic art or journalism

Iowa Western Community College Foundation Scholarship – due March 15

-Scholarships awarded on basis of academic achievement and/or financial need

Apply on line at: http://www.iwcc.edu/Future_Student/financial_aid/scholarships.asp

Iowa Communications Alliance Scholarship Program – March 18

-Must be graduating high school senior or student currently enrolled in a two or four-year college/university or vocational technical school

-Receive any local telecommunication service from a RIITA member (have existing telephone service with Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and have a prefix number of 585, 586, 829, 785 or 826) and be from a rural area

-Must be accepted/or enrolled by an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school

-Must have at least a C grade point average

-Express an interest to live and work in a rural community following graduation

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

Apply: online http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.iacommunicationsall.org/resource/resmgr/2016_Scholarship_Application.pdf

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund - March 31, 2016

Check in the office for more information.
LOCAL STANTON SCHOLARSHIPS - due March 21, 2016     
Double Dozen Scholarship - Academics, character, leadership and potential for growth and success.

Duane Falk Scholarship - Based on academics, leadership, and participation in school and community activities.   Number and amount designated annually.

Larmon Scholarship - Based on academics excellence and achievement in school and community activities.  Number and amount designated annually.

Randy Larson Memorial Scholarship - Sponsored by the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary.  Based on academic and leadership accomplishments.  Must be a relative of a veteran.     $200.00

National Honor Society Scholarship - One member---one non-member. Based on classes taken and grades.   $100.00 each

Stanton Faculty and Administrators Scholarship - Must be going into an education field.  

Stanton Care Center Vetter Scholarship - Based on academics, leadership, character, and potential for success in a health related area.  Number and amount designated annually.   

Stephanie (Peterson) and Christopher Stein Scholarship –  Must be attending Iowa State University. Based on moral character, attitude, leadership, activities in school, and community service.  Number of scholarships designated annually.  $500    

Ruth Stone Memorial Scholarship  - Based on citizenship, leadership, participation in school, church and community activities.  Scholarship may be used for any type of higher education. $300

Ashley and Brooke Maley Memorial Scholarship – Two scholarships are available with the mount to be determined yearly. Open to all senior students.  Students may be pursuing any type of post-secondary education.

Class of 1963 – One scholarship given to a graduating senior from Stanton Community High School.  Students may be pursuing any type of post-secondary education.  $200
Stewart Sisters Scholarship - As alumnae of Stanton H. S., Shauna, Shalée, and ShaRee value the education we received there and feel it is important to give back. Based on academics, leadership, and participation in school and community activities.  Open to graduating high school seniors.  Submit a local scholarship application.  Number and amount designated annually. 

Sherie Goodemote Wistrom Memorial Scholarships

- One $250 music or medical (nursing) related scholarship will be given.  In order to receive the scholarship you must be a graduating senior from Stanton Community High School, you will need to maintain a grade point average of 2.5 and be registered for college the following semester.

Brooke Engstrand Scholarship - The Brooke Engstrand scholarship established in the spring of 2013 is intended for seniors planning to further their education in a 4-year or 2-year college program, or a technical school. Brooke had a passion for music and making the most of her life and the opportunities she was given. She was involved in many activities while a student at Stanton Community School, both in and out of school.  Her love of horses and for others filled her life with joy and fulfillment. Brooke graduated in 2008 from Stanton High School.  The number and amount of scholarships will be determined yearly.  Scholarships go to a graduating senior.  Submit a local scholarship application, including a letter with personal information, post-secondary education plans, and need for this scholarship.

Darwin L. “Rosy” Rossander Memorial Scholarship

-A scholarship has been established in memory of Darwin L. “Rosy” Rossander, a life long Stanton resident and community supporter. Youth, the activities youth were involved in, and the Stanton community were his passion.  He attended almost every Stanton school event and loved supporting the Vikings and Viqueens.  Rosy was a 4-H leader.  He led 4-H shooting sports and enjoyed helping youth improve their skills.  Through his American Legion activities he planned and organized numerous community service events and projects, including the veterans’ memorial that is on Main Street.  The scholarship will be given to a Stanton student with evaluation based on involvement including, but not limited to: athletics, 4-H, choir, and community service activities.



PTSO Winter Carnival

  The PTSO Winter Carnival is tonight 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 tonight 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.

JHUG and CYO Bowling Fun

  JHUG and CYO members & families will meet Sunday, March 13th at Red Oak Lanes at 1:00 PM for an afternoon of bowling fun! $1.50 for shoes, $3.50 a game. Come join the fun!!

Summer Help Wanted

  Southwest Iowa REC is looking for summer help to assist our line crews in Corning, Stanton and Mount Ayr. If interested, please stop in or call to request an application. The applicant must be at least 18 years old. The job is only for the summer months of 2016. For more information–please call (888)220-4869 and press option #2 for Duane Schafer in Mount Ayr, option #1 for Gary Goldsmith in Corning, or option #3 for Ken Van Wyhe in Stanton.



Friday, 4th              5:00-PTSO Winter Carnival

                 5:00-Junior Class Pasta Meal in the Lunch Room

Monday, 7th           90 Minute Late Start

                 Boys Basketball Team to State Tournament

Friday, 11th            7:00-Elementary Musical

Saturday, 12th        State Individual Speech Contest

Monday, 14th         90 Minute Late Start








Late Start


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Pork Chopette/Bun


Baked Beans

Ranch Potatoes




Mashed Potato Bowl


Mandarin Oranges

Mixed Fruit




Sloppy Joe

Baked Beans



Pumpkin Bar



Chicken Wrap


Mixed Vegetables

Cooked Carrots

Pears/Mixed Fruit



Potato Bar/Hot Dog

Assorted Toppings