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The District Office will be closed March 25th-March 30th.


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.

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.

Divine Stella Devine

  The All School Play "Divine Stella Devine" will be tonight at 7:00 PM in the High School Gym. Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. The event will be live streamed.

State Individual Speech Contest

  Congratulations to Camden Sundberg who received a I rating at state speech and Alexis Stoakes who received a II.

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!!

New Corporation

  The Introduction to Business class has started a corporation called Viking Customs. They are using their 3D printing skills to create plastic key chains, name tags, and clips to attach your keychain. Basic 1 color $1
Basic 2 color $3
Custom 1 color $2
Custom 2 color $4
Clip $2
  You can come to the business class and get an order sheet or ask one of the class members for one. We will soon have a Facebook page where you can download an order form. If you would like to see an example, you can go to the Business Class. You can add up to 10 letters on your keychain (keychain sizes may vary). The two color items may be printed in purple, white, black, and gray. Single color items and clips can be printed in white, orange, green, red, purple, gray, and black. GET YOURS TODAY! Orders begin right now and they end on April 6th. For tech questions, call (712)370-8614 (7-8, 11:30-12:45), for orders, call (712) 621-6851 (7-8, 11:30-12:45, 3:30-11). You can also email them at stantonvikingcustoms@gmail.com for orders and tech questions as well. 

Stanton’s Kindergarten Round-Up

Stanton Elementary School will conduct kindergarten assessments on Monday, April 11th, for any child who will be five years of age on or before September 15, 2016.  This year we are changing our format for the screening. 

  On April 11th, pre-school students will come to the kindergarten room at 8:00 am for fun activities in language arts, reading and math.  Since there is a late start for Teacher In-service on that date, we are able to use the kindergarten room for the preschoolers.  The Villisca Lions Club will do free vision checks for students who have the signed consent forms (included in packet sent home).  We would like parents to come at 9:30 to the art room where Mr. Blunt, our principal, will talk about our school.  School nurse, Tamra Ruff, will go over health requirements and paper work needed and Mrs. Allen will discuss the kindergarten program.  The preschoolers will be dismissed at 10:00 am.  Packets will be sent home with preschoolers during the week of April 4th.  We ask that the paper work in the packets be returned on the screening date.  We will also require that a copy of the student’s birth certificate be provided on April 11th.

  Please call Jody at the elementary office at 829-2171 with any questions regarding this new screening format.  If your child will begin kindergarten in the fall and does not currently attend the local

pre-school, we ask that you call the above number prior to April 4th so that your child can be added to our student list.




  Come and enjoy the first track meet of the season at Stanton on the last day of March. We will have 7 boys teams and 6 girls teams competing. Concessions will be by the Stanton Booster Club. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

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.



Stanton Cell Phone Policy for classrooms

Due to distractions caused by cell phone use in the classroom, starting Monday, March 20, this will be the policy we will use.  When students come into all classrooms including music and study hall, they will place their phone where the teacher has prepared it to be placed.  Here are some other notes to the policy. 

  1. Students will not be allowed to keep their phones in their bags or on their person in class or study hall.  If a phone is seen, it will be taken to the office where it can be picked up at the end of the day.  The 2nd time it is taken a parent will need to come to the school to pick up the phone.   There will be no warnings given. 
  2. If there are emergencies where communication is needed to a student, those calls can be made to the office, where the student can be called in with their phone to take any calls and information. 
  3. Students can still use their phones between classes and at lunch. 
  4. We do not encourage students to leave their phones in their locker.  Students can leave their phones in the main office if they like.  Students are not to check out of class to go to their locker to check their phone.  If they are seen looking at their phone during class the phone will be taken to the office  (See #1)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be on March 24th. 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.  



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.

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

Check in the office for more information.

Meredith Communications Southwest Iowa Scholarship – due April 1, 2016

- $1,000 scholarship

-available to students who are graduates of a southwest Iowa high school who wish to further their educational pursuits at a college, university, business or vocational training facility

Montgomery County Farm Bureau Scholarship - due April 1, 2016

-Two $500 scholarships

- You must be a son or daughter of a Montgomery County Farm Bureau member, or an adult member yourself.

-You must be entering college for the first time.

-You must be a high school graduate or expect to graduate in the spring

-GPA minimum of 3.0 is necessary.

-Scholarship is not renewable.  It is payable at the beginning of the second semester of school following proof of first semester 2.0 minimum grade average and enrollment in school.


 30% Demonstrated Need

 20% Scholastic

 20% Involvement

 30% Recommendations and interviews (interviews may be conducted for final selection)

Professional Educators of Iowa - Teacher of Tomorrow Award due April 1


-four $500 scholarships

-must be an Iowa student aspiring to teach

Marcia Bandstra Memorial Scholarship – April 1

-one $500 scholarship

-must be entering a humanitarian degree program

Ray and Ruth Wallin Scholarship - due April 1


-open to all seniors at Stanton

-Since this is a church sponsored scholarship the primary basis for consideration in awarding this scholarship are the following:

    -religious affiliation and activity

    -financial need

    -level of community and employment activity

    -probable success in chose area of study

Mamrelund Scholarship - due April 1


-available to any member of the Mamrelund Congregation who is enrolled in a Lutheran college

-Since this is a church sponsored scholarship the primary basis for consideration in awarding  

  this scholarship are the following:

    -religious affiliation and activity

    -financial need

    -level of community and employment activity

    -probable success in chose area of study

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company - due April 1

-two $1,0000 scholarships

-must reside in an area where the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company provides service

-must have existing telephone service with a prefix number of either 585, 586, 829, 785 or 826

-must rank in the upper 1/2 of their class

-applicants entering a technical school, a two-year college, or a four-year school will be given consideration

Dr. Dick Alan Bergren Scholarship – April 1

-the purpose is to promote a course of study in the fields of science, technology, physics, chemistry or math

-open to high school students who reside in Montgomery county or attend a high school in Montgomery county

-The focus of the scholarship is to promote learning in specific fields of study related to the sciences.  The primary emphasis in selection of the final applicant will not be placed on academics or academic standing but more on the course of intended study being pursued by the applicant.  Financial status of parents, family or applicant will be considered secondary to the potential skills of the applicant in the chosen field of study.

Montgomery County 4-H County Council Scholarship  - April 1

-Must be an active member in Montgomery County 4-H

-Must be a senior in high school

P.E.O. Scholarship – April 1

A woman is eligible for consideration of a local P.E.O.

Scholarship provided she:

• Exhibits excellence in leadership, extracurricular

activities, community service, academics, and

potential for future success

• Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her

secondary education and is 20 years of age or under

• Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0

on a 4.0 scale

• Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary

educational institution in the United States or

Canada, full time or part-time in the fall of the

academic year following high school graduation

Iowa Pork Foundation President’s Scholarship – April 1

-Incoming college freshman in the fall of 2016 at any two or four year institution in Iowa

-Iowa resident

-Major in an ag related field with an emphasis on swine production

-Applicant must live in the trade area of an Independent Telephone Company participating in the netINS Scholarship competition.  Applicant must have existing telephone service with a prefix number of either 585, 586, 829, 826, or 785.

-Applicant must be accepted for admission and enrolled in an Iowa college or university.

-the applicant must write a 300 word essay on “The historical and future impact of the Internet on society.”

-Apply at http://netins.net/scholarships/ and submit applications to scholarship@netins.net

Altrusa International Inc. of Red Oak and Altrusa-Nellie Nelson Scholarship - due April 6, 2016

-Two college scholarships are offered every year and are designated for graduating seniors attending Red Oak, Stanton and Villisca high schools or is a Montgomery county resident

Montgomery County Pheasants Forever Scholarship - due April 8

-$250 scholarship

-must be a senior planning to attend a college or trade school requiring more than one semester

-Qualifications include a one page or less, word processed, essay summarizing your appreciation of conservation, wildlife, and the outdoors.  

-All students are encouraged to apply

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship – April 10

- Two $500 scholarships will be awarded

- The recipient must plan on majoring in a healthcare related field

- Open to any applicant residing in Montgomery County

netINS Scholarship – April 15

-Applicant must be a resident of Iowa or attend and graduate from an Iowa high school.

-Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or one of its official territories.

-Applicant must graduate or have graduated from high school between January 1, 2016 and July 1, 2016.

Don & Ken Schenck Scholarship Trust – April 15

-One scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded each year to a senior of the graduating class from Stanton Community High School who is enrolled to attend a four-year undergraduate college or university, recognized and accredited by the Board of American Colleges and Universities.

-The scholarship is not dependant upon grades/GPA.

-The scholarship is not dependant upon financial need.

-The scholarship is not dependant upon gender, race, religion or family background.

-The scholarship will be awarded to the student who exemplifies a combination of Integrity, Character, Scholarship and Athleticism.

-The Don & Ken Schenck Scholarship Trust Application should be accompanied by two letters of character reference.

-Activities Record must be completed and submitted along with application.

-Personal interviews will be arranged by the Trustees.

-Should you be eligible to receive another scholarship, such as a Pell Grant, which would conflict with and reduce the monies received from that scholarship, then the Don& Ken Schenck Scholarship will be awarded to someone else.

John F. Hossle 4-H / FFA Scholarship – April 15

-Open to Montgomery county 4-H and FFA members

Mills-Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship - due April 15

-$250 to $500 scholarships

-open to all graduating seniors who are residents of Mills or Montgomery County or of bordering counties if they attend school in Mills or Montgomery County and the majority of their activities are in these counties

-applicants will be evaluated for scholastic achievement, community involvement, and interest in the beef industry

Reifel-Elwood Education Fund - due April 15

-open to all high school graduates who are residents of Montgomery County



Camp Fundraiser
  The men of the Evangelical Covenant Church would like to invite you to attend their Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser for their summer youth camping program on Saturday, April 2nd. Serving will start at 5:00 PM and will feature spaghetti with your choice of sauce, salad, breadsticks, drink and dessert for a free will offering. Plan to come and enjoy the meal and fellowship.

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, 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

Tuesday, 22nd        7:00-Pops Concert

Thursday, 24th       No School

                              8:00-Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, 25th            No School

Monday, 28th         No School

Tuesday, 29th        No School

Wednesday, 30th   No School

Thursday, 31st       School Resumes

                              4:30-Viqueen/Viking Relays

Friday, 1st              March Mayhem

Saturday 2nd          March Mayhem

Monday, 4th           90 Minute Late Start

Tuesday, 5th          4:30-High School Girls Track at Clarinda

Thursday, 6th         5:00-High School Girls Track at Red Oak

Friday, 7th              4:30-High School Boys Track at Clarinda

Monday, 11th         90 Minute Late Start







Monday, 21st

Late Start

Tuesday, 22nd

Breakfast Bar

Muffin, Fruit


Wednesday, 23rd

Pancake & Sausage

  on a Stick



Thursday, 24th

No School

Friday, 25th

No School

Monday, 28th

No School

Tuesday, 29th

No School

Wednesday, 30th

No School

Thursday, 31st





Friday, 1st

Fruit Pocket



Monday, 4th

Late Start


Tuesday, 5th

Breakfast Burrito



Wednesday, 6th

Bacon & Egg Pizza



Thursday, 7th

Long John



Friday, 8th

French Toast







Monday, 21st

Stuffed Crust Pizza







Tuesday, 22nd

Creamed Turkey

Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans

Mixed Fruit/Applesauce

Strawberry Shortcake



Wednesday, 23rd




Mixed Vegetables



Thursday, 24th

No School

Friday, 25th

No School

Monday, 28th

No School

Tuesday, 29th

No School

Wednesday, 30th

No School

Thursday, 31st







Friday, 1st

Turkey Burger


Smiley Potatoes

Broccoli & Cheese

Peaches/Mixed Fruit


Monday, 4th



Black Bean Salad




Tuesday, 5th

Ham & Potato Casserole

Green Beans/Peas

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges



Wednesday, 6th

Burrito/Hot Dog


California Vegetables

Strawberries & Bananas



Thursday, 7th





Cinnamon Roll


Friday, 8th

Chicken Pattie


Garbanzo Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Pineapple/Mixed Fruit