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Thank You to the PTSO and Cast Iron Cafe

  Thank you to the PTSO and Cast Iron Cafe for the wonderful meal during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We appreciate it!

Backstage Pass–Junior/Senior Prom

  The Junior Class has been busy planning the big night of prom for the past several months. This year’s theme is Backstage Pass.  Prom will be held on Saturday evening, April 30th. Everyone is invited to watch walk-in which will commence at 6:30 PM.  *Please note that this is a time change from previous years!* Walk-in will be held in the upper parking area near the high school building entrance. There will be bleachers to accommodate the on-lookers but please feel welcome to bring a lawn chair to watch as the Juniors and Seniors and their dates make their entrance into the school. Julie Strickland of Strickland Photography will take pictures beginning at 4:30 PM that afternoon. Students will sign up in the office for a time. We ask that no parents, siblings or friends are in the picture area when the couples are being photographed. No other picture taking is permitted at that time. The meal will be served at approximately 7:00 PM with the dance to begin at 8:30 PM. We ask that only prom-goers and invited guests are in the concourse/gym area after the walk-in. If you want to take pictures of your child/date, please do so prior to this time. After-prom activities will conclude the evening. The Juniors and Seniors are looking forward to a fun-filled and safe evening and hope to see you all at walk-in!

March Mayhem

  What a weekend!  A big “Thank You” to all those parents and students who helped in some way Friday night through Saturday night with all of the set-up, clean up, baked goods, events, and concessions. Also, thank you to all of those who participated the activities and demonstrated such good sportsmanship. 

  This year’s champions included:

Glow-In-The-Dark Volleyball=No Dig’gity (Brady Johnson, Mike and Cyndi O’Rourke, Carmen Subbert, Christa Subbert, Travis Herzberg, Macy Elwood, and Ashley Palmquist)

5K Glow Run=everyone wins and earns a T-shirt and several glow sticks!

3-on-3 Basketball:

   JH Boys’ Division=Mighty Vikings (Kywin Tibben, Joshua Martin, Levi Martin, and Chase Roeder)

   HS Boys’ Division=Division 6 Bound (Jon Spunaugle, Donevan Kelley, Cody McClarnnon)

   Women’s Division=Subbert’s (Carmen Subbert, Kadie Subbert, and Christa Subbert)

   Men’s Division=Team Sauce Boss (Wyatt Henkenius, Austin Glawe, Connor Hehli, Scott Palmer)

   JH Girls’ Division=#TeamKellen (Libby Mensen, Sophia Walker, Ellie Rengstorf, Allie West, Chloe DeVries)

Rugby=Van Meter Bulldogs  (varsity rugby team)

Dodgeball=All Knight (Greg and Grant Focht, Clay Waterbury, Hunter Baldus, Zach Hiller, Ben Strathman.

   Planning for next year’s March Mayhem starts with reviewing the successes and areas in need of improvement from this year’s event.  We’d love to hear all comments you have to help make everyone’s experience even better. Next year will mark the 15th Annual event and we’d like to see how many of the members from the classes of 2006 and 2007 would be able to make an appearance to see how what they started has developed into. Those classes worked very hard in those first years with very little profit and laid the great foundation that has enabled thousands of dollars to be donated back to community causes. If you have a community cause you feel we could support today, please call or email Jeff Grebin 712-829-2162, jgrebin@stantonschools.com. All feedback should be addressed to Mr. Grebin as well. Thanks again for all of positive support in helping make this event special to so many people.

Science Fair Participants

  The Seventh and Eighth graders recently presented Science Fair Projects at school. There were several great projects this year that will be advancing to the Corner Conference Science Fair which will be held April 20th at Fremont Mills. The following are the students that will be attending and their project titles.

            7th Grade:

            Brooklyn Adams- Cupcake

            Griffin Anderson- Protect Your Teeth

            Rylan Houston- Hand Warmer Ice Sculpture

            Mackenzie Lancaster- Homemade Water Filters

            Tara Peterson- Why Some M&M’s Melt Faster

             Alyssa Resh- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

            Colby Royal- Are Video Games Good For You?

            Kegan Sundberg- Are You Eating Nails for Breakfast?

            Nicole Vorhies- How Popcorn Pops

            Keaton White- Balloon Test

             8th Grade:

            Cody Bolton- Why Are Some People Double Jointed?

            Kayla Casey- The Effects of Exercise on Heart Rate

            Carlee Culbertson- Disappearing Water

            Christian Graham- How Deadly Are Nuclear Weapons?

Easton Hultman- When Air Masses Collide

Devin Isaacson- DiabetesCharles McCusker- Does Appearance Affect Taste?

Will Roberts- What Kind of Gum Blows the Biggest Bubble?

Wyatt Sederburg- How Water Conducts Electricity and Heat

            Anika Wenstrand- Amps Matter

Career Day

  Mrs. Mainquist took 38 students (4th and 5th grade) to Washington Intermediate School in Red Oak on Tuesday, March 15th, for a Career Day. Each group rotated to different stations to listen to speakers about the different career paths. It was a great morning! 

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 AM 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 were 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. 



Jr. Viqueen/Viking Track Meet

  Come and enjoy the Jr. Viqueen/Viking track meet at Stanton on Tuesday, April 12th. We will have 7 teams competing. Field events start at 4:00 PM with running events starting at approximately 4:45 PM. Concessions will be by the Stanton Booster Club. Admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 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.  Meals will be provided for the coaches as well as the athletes.

Viqueen Track

  The HS Girls Track team competed in their first meet of the season on Tuesday night in Clarinda. Due to lightning and rain, the meet was called off after the 4x200 race, so some of our events were unable to compete. We were able to score some points in the field events and one of our early relays. Chelsea Weis finished 2nd in the long jump with a jump of 14' 9". Ally Focht finished 4th in the long jump at 14' 6".  In the discus, Devin Druivenga threw a personal best 94' 1" to finish 2nd overall. Finally, the 4x200 relay team of Devin Druivenga, Abbi Adams, Ashley Reese, and Shelby Brockshus finished 3rd with a time of 1:58.89. The team competed in Red Oak last night and will travel to Creston on Monday.

Viking Track

  The high school boys’ track and field team competed in a few events Monday night in Treynor to open their season. The team posted several performances with times and distances better than last year’s season. Those events included the Shuttle Hurdle relay,  4x200 relay, 1600 Medley relay, and the discus. Alex Becthold broke his own school record and placed 1st in the discus with a throw of 171’9. Alex also placed first in the shot put with a distance of 45’1.5”.  Our first full JV/V track meet will be this Friday in Clarinda with field events beginning at 4:30 PM and running events beginning at 4:45 PM. 

Junior High Girls Track

  The girls junior high track team has been hard at work preparing for their track and field season. There are twelve seventh and eighth grade girls participating in track this year. The first outing for the junior high athletes will be Tuesday, April 12th when we host the Stanton Jr. Viqueen/Viking Relays. The meet will begin at 4:00 PM with field events followed by running events. 



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



After Prom Donations
  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 is 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. 

After Prom

  This year instead of the Juniors and Seniors bringing food for After Prom, we are asking each Junior and Senior for a $5.00 donation. This can be paid at the High School Office by April 15th. Thank you for your support.

Viking Center Softball Pitching Clinic

  The Viking Center will once again be hosting a Softball Pitching Clinic to be held on Sunday afternoons beginning April 17th.  Pitching expert Denny Stanton will give his advice, teaching the fundamentals how to become the best Softball Pitcher you can be!  This clinic is open to all girls, grades 3-12.  We will meet for three Sunday sessions: 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1. Participants that are in grades 3rd-7th will have their clinic session from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, and grades 8th-12th will be from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM each of the three Sundays. Cost of the program is $10 for Viking Center members and $20 for non-members.

  Registration forms can be found at the Viking Center, the Stanton Community Schools, or on the Viking Center website:  www.stantonvikingcenter.com.  Registration forms are due by Friday April 15th!  Forms can be turned into the Viking Center or mailed to:  Viking Center, PO Box 42, Stanton IA 51573.  Any questions, please contact the Viking Center at 712-829-2900 or email vikingcenter@myfmtc.com

2016 Viking Center Softball/Baseball Program

  It's that time of year again!  Softball and baseball is right around the corner, so be sure to get your child signed up.  The 2016 Viking Center Softball/Baseball Program will be having a team for all grade levels, and they will be broken down as follows:

1st/2nd Grade Softball & Baseball

3rd/4th Grade Softball & Baseball

5th/6th Grade Softball & Baseball

Junior High Softball & Baseball (Grades 7th & 8th)

  The season for all grade levels will begin in May at dates later to be determined.  Registration forms and uniform order forms are located at the Viking Center, the Stanton Elementary Office, and on our website:  www.stantonvikingcenter.com.  Cost for the program is FREE for Viking Center members, and $30 for non-members.  The cost of a uniform, if needed, is extra. The registration deadline is Friday April 22nd!

  Please call the Viking Center at 712-829-2900, or email  vikingcenter@myfmtc.com for any questions!

Relay for Life

  Relay for Life is still looking for performers for the event on June 11th. Please contact Mr. Mennenoh if you are interested in performing.

Wanted Old Stanton High School Yearbooks

  The Stanton Public Library is looking to add to their collection a set of old Stanton High School Yearbooks. If you have one or know of anyone willing to make a donation to the library just drop the yearbook off at the library or call 712-829-2290.



Friday, 8th              4:30-High School Boys Track at Clarinda

Monday, 11th         90 Minute Late Start

                  Kindergarten Roundup

                  5:00-High School Girls Track at Creston

Tuesday, 12th        4:00-Jr. Viqueen/Viking Relays

Wednesday, 13th   5:00-High School Solo/Ensemble Program

Thursday, 14th       4:00-Junior High Track at Fremont-Mills

                  4:30-High School Girls Track at Shenandoah

Friday, 15th            6:00-Athletic Banquet

Saturday, 16th        State Sole/Ensemble Contest at Bedford

Monday, 18th         90 Minute Late Start






Late Start


Breakfast Wrap

Muffin, Fruit



Sausage Gravy w/Biscuit




Breakfast Pizza












Black Bean Salad






Chicken Strips

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots





Stadium Dog


Potato Wedges

Baked Beans

Mandarin Oranges/Pears



Mandarin Orange Chicken

Brown Rice/Cooked Carrots

California Vegetables





BBQ Pork

Coleslaw/Baked Beans



Chocolate Chip Bar