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Backstage Pass–Junior/Senior Prom

Inserted Image  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!

Parents of Junior Class

  Notes and recipes were sent home with the junior class members last week for the menu items that junior parents are preparing or donating for the prom banquet. We ask that all items be brought to the lunch room at school on the morning of prom (Saturday, April 30th) between the time of 9:00–10:00 AM. This is the only time that there will be someone in the kitchen so your promptness is appreciated. Thank you for your support!  Please contact Mrs. Druivenga or Ms. Warner with any questions.

Prom Servers

  Sophomore and freshmen prom servers are asked to report to the lunch room on Saturday, April 30th at 5:30 PM. Please remember to wear a white button-down shirt, black pants and comfortable shoes.  Please contact Mrs. Druivenga or Ms. Warner with any questions.  Thank you in advance for your help with the prom meal! 

Recess for Life

  Stanton Community School will be holding its’ annual Recess for Life next week. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life already exists in our community, providing an overnight event where community members have the opportunity to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have battled cancer while raising money for the American Cancer Society.

  The students will be participating in the Recess for Life next week (April 18-22). During the week each classroom will have a container to collect loose change donations. Starting Monday, April 18th, through Friday, April 22nd, students may bring their pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesday, quarters on Thursday, and bills on Friday. All money will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

  Stanton Schools have the honor of hearing Paula Schnack of Oakland, Iowa speak about her battle with Melanoma.  The 6th-12th students have been scheduled to attend the assembly from 11:30-12:00 and the elementary has been scheduled from 12:00-12:30.  The public is invited and encouraged to come and listen to Paula Schnack speak and then participate in the afternoon activities.

 Two thirds of all cancer is preventable, but in order to prevent it we need to teach students what they can do to help! Having a Recess for Life will help make children aware about making healthy choices about tobacco, physical activity, nutrition, and sun exposure. Please join Stanton School as we become a school that takes up the fight against cancer!

Elementary Plant Sale

  Spring is Here!! The Elementary Plant Sale will be Tuesday, April 26th, starting at noon until Friday, April 29th. We will have hanging baskets, potted plants, as well as smaller 4 inch plants. Please stop by the elementary concourse anytime between 7:45 AM-3:45 PM to shop! These make great Mother's Day gifts! 



Thank You to All Volunteers

  Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with our JH Viqueen/Viking Relays on Tuesday. We really appreciate the help we receive in making it a successful event.

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 girls track team braved a cold and windy night on Thursday as they competed in the Red Oak meet. The team finished 5th in class A with 59.5 points. Devin Druivenga finished 1st in the Discus and the Shuttle Hurdle team of Ally Focht, Madison Franzen, Abbi Adams, and Chelsea Weis finished 1st. Chelsea Weis was 3rd in the Long Jump, and the 4x100 team of Abbi Adams, Ashley Reese, Devin Druivenga, and Shelby Brockshus finished 3rd. 4th place finishers included: Mallorie Wookey in the 3000; Chelsea Weis in the 100 Hurdles; Ally Focht in the 400 Hurdles; and the 4x400 team of Madison Franzen, Jody Vanderholm, Mallorie Wookey, and Ally Focht.  5th place finishers included: Ally Focht in the Long Jump; and the Sprint Medley team of Devin Druivenga, Abbi Adams, Ashley Reese, and Shelby Brockshus.  Madison Franzen finished 6th in the 100 hurdles, and Chelsea Weis finished 6th in the 400 hurdles.

  The girls track team finished 3rd in Class A at Creston on Monday night. Chelsea Weis won the Long Jump with a jump of 15' 7". The team of Devin Druivenga, Ashley Reese, Abbi Adams, and Shelby Brockshus won the 4x200 with a time of 2:01.63. 2nd place finishers included: Devin Druivenga in the Discus; the Shuttle Hurdle team of Ally Focht, Madison Franzen, Abbi Adams, and Chelsea Weis; Chelsea Weis in the 100 Hurdles; Ally Focht in the 400 Hurdles; the Sprint Medley team of Devin Druivenga, Abbi Adams, Shelby Brockshus, and Ashley Reese; and the 4x100 relay team of Ashley Reese, Devin Druivenga, Shelby Brockshus, and Abbi Adams.  Nicole Graham finished 3rd in the 3000 and Ally Focht finished 4th in the Long Jump. 6th place finishers included: Shelby Brockshus in the 100; the Distance Med Team of Chelsea Weis, Madison Franzen, Jody Vanderholm, and Mallorie Wookey; and Mallorie Wookey in the 800. We are seeing some improvements all the way around and are looking to build on those in the next few weeks. The team competed in Shenandoah last night and will travel to Lenox on Monday night and Corning next Thursday.

Viking Track

  The varsity boys traveled to Clarinda for the Cardinal Relays last Friday and finished 4th out of over 20 teams (1A and JV teams from both 2A and 3A). Despite the cold weather and strong North winds, the Vikings were able to improve their performances from earlier in the week in Treynor. In the field events, Alex Becthold led the way by placing 1st in the discus and the shot put. Drake Johnson finished 3rd in the long jump with a personal best 18'3". In running events, the Vikings improved their shuttle hurdle time and finished 1st. They also placed in the 4x400 and 4x100 relays!  Great Job!

  This week the varsity does not have any meets, but things change dramatically as they will have 3 meets per week the following 3 weeks!

Junior High Girls Track

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team competed in their first track meet of the season as they hosted the Junior Viqueen/Viking Relays on Tuesday, April 12th. The team of 12 girls finished in 2nd place (122 points) out of the 7 teams participating. Anika Wenstrand placed 1st in the high jump with a personal best of 4’ 6” and Kami Tibben placed 2nd in the high jump. Tara Peterson jumped to 2nd place in the long jump and Brooke Adams placed 5th in the same event. Devin Isaacson threw the shot put to a 3rd place finish and achieved her personal best throw of 25’ 3.25”. Nicole Vorhies earned a 5th place finish with her throw in the discus event.

  1st place finishers in the running events were: 4 x 200 relay (Devin Isaacson, Anika Wenstrand, Faith Ogletree, Kami Tibben ), Sprint Medley team (Hope Ogletree, Faith Ogletree, Anika Wenstrand, Tara Peterson ), 4 x 100 relay team (Kami Tibben, Hope Ogletree, Brooklyn Adams, Tara Peterson ).  Stormy Strough won the 800 and Brooke Adams won the 200 hurdles.  2nd place finishers in the running events were shuttle hurdle relay (Devin Isaacson, Brooke Adams, Tara Peterson, Hope Ogletree ), distance medley (Anika Wenstrand, Faith Ogletree, Nicole Vorhies, Stormy Strough ), 4 x 400 relay (Nicole Vorhies, Kaitlynn Thomas, Stormy Strough, Faith Ogletree ).  Devin Isaacson placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles with a personal best time of 19.91.  Kami Tibben placed 4th in the 100 meter dash. The girls will travel to Fremont-Mills on Thursday for their 2nd competition of the season.     

  Congratulations girls on your superb results – keep up the good work!!



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

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Employee-Sponsored Scholarship - due April 19, 2016

-open to any graduating high school senior residing in Montgomery County or any graduating senior residing in southwest Iowa whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) work at the Montgomery County Medical Campus

-amount to be determined each year

-recipient must plan on majoring in a health care field

-recipient must have at least a 3.0 grade point average

-must attend an accredited college or university

Jim Logan Scholarship – April 20, 2016

-for a graduating high school senior in Montgomery County who is pursuing further training and education in mass communications/journalism

Project 21 Council Bluffs Scholarship - due April 28

-open to all high school students

-five $1,000 scholarships

-five $500 scholarships

-ten $250 scholarships

-students must submit an article, poster or project on the topic of underage gambling

-the article, poster or project must be presented to the students in the school by use of the school bulletin or displaying the poster or project to the student body

Great Western Bank Scholarship  - due April 30

- number of scholarships and amount to be determined yearly

- graduating high school seniors

- may attend any two or four year college or university or an accredited business school

- must be a resident of Montgomery County

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – May 2

-Must be of the Protestant

-Must be a resident of the State of Iowa

-Must be a full-time student at the University of Iowa



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.

Good Shepherd Christian Preschool

  The Good Shepherd Christian Preschool will sing at Mamrelund Lutheran Church Sunday at 10:30 AM. We will serve pizza after church in the basement to the preschool families and any of the Sunday School students and families before we go bowling. Plan to meet at Red Oak Lanes at 1:00 PM to bowl. The Sunday School will pay for students shoes and one game of bowling. We hope that the preschoolers will join us too! Please contact Cheryl Case or Leanne Johnson if you plan to eat pizza so we can plan accordingly. 



Friday, 15th            6:00-Athletic Banquet

Saturday, 16th        State Solo/Ensemble Contest at Bedford

Monday, 18th         90 Minute Late Start

                              4:00-Junior High Track at Sidney

                              4:30-High School Coed Track at Lenox

Tuesday, 19th        4:30-High School Boys Track at Nishnabotna

Wednesday, 20th   Junior High Science Fair at Fremont-Mills

                  5:00-Solo/Ensemble Program

                  5:30-School Board Meeting

Thursday, 21st       4:30-High School Girls Track at Corning

                  5:00-High School Boys Track at Sidney

Monday, 25th         90 Minute Late Start







Late Start


Sausage, Egg, & Cheese

  on a Biscuit




Sausage Gravy Pizza




Breakfast Bar




Pancakes & Sausage

  on a Stick





Chicken Fried Steak/Bun


Sweet Potatoes

Baked Beans

Mandarin Oranges












Grilled Chicken/Bun


Mixed Vegetables

Garbanzo Beans


Chocolate Cake



Pork Pattie

Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




Corn Dog

Baked Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Macaroni Salad







Solo/Ensemble Schedule

Saturday, April 16th at Bedford High School



Mixed Brass Trio

Center 2


Alexis Stoakes solo

Center 1


Emma Roberts solo

Center 2


Jody Vanderholm solo

Center 2


Baylee Gibbs solo

Center 1


Flute Duet

Center 2