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Ala Carte Prices

The school hot lunch program had a hot lunch audit from the state in early February.  One of the findings was that we were not charging enough for our Ala Carte items.  Staring April 1st you will see an increase in the prices charged for Ala Carte items. Go to the school website (stantonschools.com) to see a complete list of the prices.

Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award
  For the past 8 years, KMA and the Green Hills Area Education Agency have presented the Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award. Four instructors within a 40-mile radius of Emerson --Lakin's hometown--receive the awards each year for efforts in enticing students to come to school each day.
  With this spring's process, the Lakins will have awarded $260,000 to area teachers and their associated school districts over the last 8 years. The 2015 spring nominations received for the 2015 awards resulted in winners Joy Best from the A-H-S-T elementary school and Rhesa Leiding from the Nishnabotna High School, each receiving a $10,000 award.
  Winners will be announced in May. No announcements will be made prior to the actual presentation. Teachers nominated for the Award will not be notified of their nomination.
               Number of awards:  Total of 2 primary awards

               annually (1 for elementary schools and 1 for

               secondary schools).
               The winners will receive: $12,500 each. Teacher

               receives $10,000 and school $2,500 (one for

               elementary schools and one for secondary schools).
               There are also 2 runner-up awards who will receive

                $5,000 each.
  To nominate a teacher or for more information please visit http://kmaclosings.connections.net/lakin.php

Junior Class Pasta Meal “Thank You”

  Thank you to everyone who supported the Junior Class pasta meal last Friday night at the Winter Carnival. It was a great success! Thank you to all junior parents who made desserts for the meal and

provided other meal items and to the Junior Class members who worked at the meal and the concession stand. A special “Thank You” to Robin Culbertson, Dori Hampel, Karen Jones and Dawn Weis who helped out in the kitchen and to Mindy Williams for cooking all of the meat for the meal . A very special “Thank You” to Peter Sorensen for making the homemade alfredo sauce. All proceeds from the meal will go towards the 2016 Jr/Sr Prom. Thank you for your continued support!!



Show Choir Contest

  Reminder to show choir students and parents, the group will be competing in the Underwood Show Choir Invitational on March 19th. Warm-up is at 1:40 PM and the performance is at 2:00 PM. We will depart from the school at 11:00 AM. Please contact Mr. Mennenoh if you have any questions.

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.  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!

Red Cross Blood Drive

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

Divine Stella Devine

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

  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-Savanna Moffett; Cortez (Billy) Joshua Mace; Leota-Brandy Morrison; Agnes-Jody Vanderholm; Lane-Waverley Brown; Lori Lane-Baylee Gibbs; Nellie-Madison Franzen; Nina-Ashley Reese; Sam-Logan Herbert;

Penelope Jane-Ally Focht; Extras-Hāllie Lancaster; Ashley Reese; Kelsey Walter.

March Mayhem 2016: April 1st and 2nd

  A large number of obstacles have all collided at once creating a perfect April Fool's prank: March Mayhem 2016 will kick off on Friday, April 1st, and conclude on Saturday, April 2nd. Many more details to be posted on the school website, Facebook page, and in upcoming school bulletins. Parents of students in grades 9th-12th will also be receiving an email with information and details on how to be a part of this year's success story. In addition to our annual 3 on 3 basketball, 5K Glow Run, dodgeball, dunk contest and 3 point shooting contests, we'll also be adding 3 NEW events this year!  Stay tuned!!

Elementary Musical

  The elementary musical will be tonight 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. The Stanton PTSO will be serving ice cream novelties following the musical tonight, with a suggested donation of $1.


Athletic Banquet

  The Athletic Banquet will be held on Friday, April 15th. The menu for that evening will be a choice of pork chop or beef roast, cheesy hash brown casserole, vegetable, roll and a dessert. The cost of the meal will be $8.00 for all guests who would like to attend. Please make sure to sign up in the high school office by April 4th if you are planning on attending. Meals will be provided for the coaches as well as the athletes.

Viking Track

  The varsity track team started this week. They'll be working hard in weight room and on the track as they take their first steps towards another successful season of developing strength, speed, and explosiveness that will help them prevent injury and better their athletic performances from baseball through basketball. Their first meet is scheduled for March 31st with the Viking/Viqueen Relays.


  We have several important dates coming up for our Fine Arts programs that we hope you continue to support. Tonight 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.  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 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

Jack Hyler Memorial Scholarship – due March 15, 2016


-Applicants must be in the top 25% of their graduation class and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

-Preference will be given to students who plan a career in the field of education.

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 lifelong 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.


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.

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.

PTSO Thank You

  Thank you to everyone who helped with the PTSO 2016 Winter Carnival. We had a great turn out, and it was a very successful night! 
After Prom
  The Stanton After Prom Committee is working on planning a safe and fun evening for all the prom goers on Saturday, April 30th. The entertainment provided for the students that evening are funded by donations the committee receives from donors. If you or your business would like to make a donation to the after prom activities the Stanton After Prom Committee as well as the students would greatly appreciate it. Please contact Wendy Confer at (712)621-2816 or Dawn Weis at (712)370-8880 if you would like to make a donation or have any questions. 


Friday, 11th            7:00-Elementary Musical

Saturday, 12th        State Individual Speech Contest

Sunday, 13th          2:00-Spring Ahead, Turn your clocks forward one hour

Monday, 14th         90 Minute Late Start

Wednesday, 16th   5:30-Budget Hearing and Board Meeting

Thursday, 17th       7:00-Corner Conference Band Festival

Friday, 18th            End of 3rd Quarter

                  7:00-All School Play

Saturday 19th         2:00-Show Choir Contest in Underwood

Monday, 21st         90 Minute Late Start






Late Start






Sausage, Egg, & Cheese

  on a Biscuit




Sausage Gravy Pizza










Rib/Hot Dog


Potato Wedges

Mandarin Oranges




Chicken Alfredo

California Vegetables






Chicken Pattie


Garbanzo Beans

Mixed Vegetables

Fruit Salad/Applesauce



Beef Fritter

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots





Fish Sandwich

French Fries

Baked Beans

Mandarin Oranges





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. This policy is in effect while students or employees are on property within the jurisdiction of the board; while on school­owned or school­operated vehicles; while attending or engaged in school­sponsored activities; and while away from school grounds if the misconduct directly affects the good order, efficient management and welfare of the school or school district. If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of this policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures which may include suspension or expulsion. If after an investigation a school employee is found to be in violation of this policy, the employee shall be disciplined by appropriate measures which may include, termination. If after an investigation a school volunteer is found to be in violation of this policy, the volunteer shall be subject to appropriate measures which may include, exclusion from school grounds. “Volunteer” means an individual who has regular, significant contact. When looking at the totality of the circumstances, harassment and bullying mean any electronic, written, verbal, or physical act or conduct toward a student which is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of the student and which creates an objectively hostile school environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:

Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property;

Has a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health;

               Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance; or

Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

“Electronic” means any communication involving the transmission of information by wire, radio, optical

cable, electromagnetic, or other similar means. “Electronic” includes but is not limited to communication via electronic mail, internet­based communications, pager service, cell phones, electronic text messaging or similar technologies.

Harassment and bullying may include, but are not limited to, the following behaviors and circumstances:

Repeated remarks of a demeaning nature;

Implied or explicit threats concerning one's grades, achievements, property, etc.;

Demeaning jokes, stories, or activities directed at the student; and/or,

Unreasonable interference with a student's performance.

Sexual harassment of a student by an employee means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

Submission to the conduct is made either implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of the student’s education or benefits;

               Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting that student; or,

The conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive education environment.

In situations between students and school officials, faculty, staff, or volunteers who have direct contact with students, bullying and harassment may also include the following behaviors:

Requiring that a student submit to bullying or harassment by another student, either explicitly or implicitly, as a term or condition of the targeted student’s education or participation in school programs or activities; and/or,

Requiring submission to or rejection of such conduct as a basis for decisions affecting the student.

Any person who promptly, reasonably, and in good faith reports an incident of bullying or harassment under this policy to a school official, shall be immune from civil or criminal liability relating to such report and to the person’s participation in any administrative, judicial, or other proceeding relating to the report. Individuals who knowingly file a false complaint may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action

Retaliation against any person, because the person has filed a bullying or harassment complaint or assisted or participated in a harassment investigation or proceeding, is also prohibited. Individuals who knowingly file false harassment complaints and any person who gives false statements in an investigation shall be subject to discipline by appropriate measures, as shall any person who is found to have retaliated against another in violation of this policy. Any student found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Any school employee found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, termination of employment. Any school volunteer found to have retaliated in violation of this policy shall be subject to measures up to, and including, exclusion from school grounds.

The school or school district will promptly and reasonably investigate allegations of bullying or harassment. The principal or designee will be responsible for handling all complaints by students alleging bullying or harassment. The principal or designee will be responsible for handling all complaints by employees alleging harassment. It also is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the investigator and principals, to develop procedures regarding this policy. The superintendent also is responsible for organizing training programs for students, school officials, faculty, staff, and volunteers who have direct contact with students. The training will include how to recognize harassment and what to do in case a student is harassed. It will also include proven effective harassment prevention strategies. The superintendent will also develop a process for evaluating the effectiveness of the policy in reducing bullying and harassment in the school district. The board will annually publish this policy. The policy may be publicized by the following means:

Inclusion in the student handbook,

Inclusion in the employee handbook

Inclusion in the registration materials

Inclusion on the school or school district’s web site,


and a copy shall be made to any person at the central administrative office at 605 Elliott Street, Stanton, IA.