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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!

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! 

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! 

ClassDojo Award

  This past quarter the 1st grade and 3rd grade classes were both recipients of the ClassDojo award for physical education. They were granted their choice day in physical education class this week and they both received their personalized certificates. Stay in-tuned to ClassDojo and see what exciting things we are doing in class. Also, I have received the Jump Rope for Heart prizes finally so please have your son or daughter stop by my room this next week in the morning before school. Any questions in regards to ClassDojo or Jump Rope for Heart prizes please call the school or email me at ckem@stantonschools.com.  



Viqueen Track

  The girls track team competed in Shenandoah last Thursday evening. The team scored 33 points to finish 7th overall. The following individuals and relays placed at the meet:

Discus: Devin Druivenga 4th place

Long Jump:  Chelsea Weis 4th place, Ally Focht 5th place

Shuttle Hurdle: Ally Focht, Madison Franzen, Abbi Adams, and Chelsea Weis 3rd place

Distance Medley: Shelby Brockshus, Chelsea Weis, Ashley Reese, and Mallorie Wookey 3rd place

4x200: Devin Druivenga, Ashley Reese, Abbi Adams, Shelby Brockshus 3rd place 400 Hurdles: Ally Focht 6th place

Sprint Medley: Abbi Adams, Devin Druivenga, Shelby Brockshus, Ashley Reese 4th place

  The Viqueens were scheduled to run at Lenox on Monday, but the meet was cancelled due to rain. They ran at Southwest Valley last night and will compete at Essex on Monday, April 25th, Fremont-Mills on Tuesday, April 26th, and Griswold on Thursday, April 28th.

Viking Track

  The Vikings finally got in another meet this past Tuesday as they traveled to Hamburg to compete in the Bob Weber Relays. This marked our 2nd full team track meet. Many athletes improved their times and distances. The team will continue to work hard to continue to set personal bests as they head into the 2nd half of the season. Alex Becthold broke Lucas Oster's shot put record of 48' 4" set in 2010, with a throw of 50' 10". The Vikings were in action Thursday, April 21st in Sidney; and will be in action on Monday, April 25th in Essex; Tuesday, April 26th in Tabor; and Thursday, April 28th in Griswold. Alex Becthold will also be competing in the Discus at the Drake Relays next Thursday at 3:00.  Go Vikings!

Junior High Girls Track

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team competed at the Fremont Mills Junior High meet on Thursday, April 14th. The team placed 3rd out of the 8 girl’s teams with 94 points. Nicole Vorhies placed 1st in the discus with a personal best throw of 67’ 09”. Anika Wenstrand placed 2nd in the high jump and Tara Peterson jumped to a 2nd place finish in the long jump with a personal best leap of 14’ 02”. Stormy Strough placed 5th in the high jump with a personal best of 4’ 02” and  Devin Isaacson threw the shot put to a 3rd place finish and achieved her personal best throw of 25-04. 

  1st place finishers  in the running events  were the 4 x 100 relay team (Brooke Adams, Faith Ogletree, Hope Ogletree, Tara Peterson) and the sprint medley relay team (Hope Ogletree, Nicole Vorhies, Devin Isaacson and Tara Peterson). Stormy Strough placed 2nd in the open 800. 3rd place finishers for day were Brooklyn Adams in the 200 hurdles and the 4 x 200 team (Devin Isaacson, Nicole Vorhies, Faith Ogletree and Anika Wenstrand), the shuttle hurdle relay team of (Devin Isaacson, Brooke Adams, Hope Ogletree and Tara Peterson) and the distance medley team (Anika Wenstrand, Nicole Vorhies, Faith Ogletree and Stormy Strough).  Devin Isaacson placed 4th in the 100 hurdles. The girls were scheduled to participate in the Sidney meet on Monday but it was canceled due to wet conditions.   The team’s next outing will be Tuesday, April 26th when they travel to the Hamburg meet with field events scheduled for a 4:00 PM start. 

Junior High Boys Track

  The junior high boys track team finished last week in a 3rd place finish behind Fremont-Mills by only 4 points. That was a tremendous jump in team points due to losing at our home meet to them by more than 50 points. We have had some impressive showings by the 8th grade group and the 7th grade continues to show growth. Sadly, we were cancelled this past Monday due to rain. I want to state that these gentleman have been working extremely hard in practice and continue to grow as young men. Keep it up!!



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. 

Stanton After Prom

  Attention all Junior, Senior, and Prom Server Parents. A letter stating the rules for the After Prom Party have been given to your son or daughter. So, please inquire your child about the letter so that you will be familiar with rules for the evening of April 30th. One of the major changes is the ending time of the after prom activities.  We will be concluding the evening between 3:00 and 3:30 AM. this year. So, if you child leaves prior to 3:00 AM. you will be contacted. If you have any questions or need another copy of the letter please contact Dawn Weis (712-370-8880) or Wendy Confer (712-621-2816).    

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 Registration

  Registration for the 2016-2017 Preschool Class will be held on Wednesday, May 4th, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM at the Viking Center. Classes are for 4 year olds. For more information or to register at an alternate time call 829-2421 or 829-2317.



Monday, 25th         90 Minute Late Start

                              4:30-High School Coed Track at Essex

Tuesday, 26th        4:00-Junior High Track at Nishnabotna (Hamburg)

                 4:30-High School Coed Track at Fremont-Mills

Thursday, 28th       3:00-Drake Relays (Alex Becthold)

                 5:00-High School Coed Track at Griswold

Saturday, 30th        6:30-Prom

Monday, 2nd           90 Minute Late Start







Late Start







Fruit Pocket




Breakfast Burrito




Bacon & Egg Pizza







Crispito/Hot Dog


Mandarin Oranges


Peanut Butter Sandwich




Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beans



Banana Muffin



Ham Sandwich

Cheese Slice


Peas/Green Beans

Peaches/Mixed Fruit




Mini Corn Dog

Mac & Cheese

California Vegetables

Smiley Potatoes





Chicken Wrap


Mixed Vegetables

Cooked Carrots