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  The last day of school will be May 27th with dismissal at 1:05/1:15 PM.



Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the Spelling Bee Winners:
            Grades 1st-2nd-Will Roberts
            Grades 3rd-4th-Nolan Grebin
            Grades 5th-6th-Roary Blair

Accelerated Reader Party

  The school year is coming to an end and it is time to celebrate!  Students who have made their Accelerated Reader goal for 3rd and 4th quarters will be going to the YMCA on Wednesday, May 25th
  The bus will leave at 12:15 PM from Stanton and leave from Red Oak by 2:45 PM. Students will be allowed to use the swimming pool and the basketball courts. There will also be a snack and drink provided by the PTSO. 
  Students should bring a swimsuit and towel for the pool. Gym (PE) shoes would also be very useful for the basketball courts. It works best if the student can fit everything into a bag. The drawstring bags work really well!
  We look forward to celebrating the reading achievements!!

Talent Show

  There will be an informal Talent Show for Grades 3rd-5th on Wednesday, May 25th, from 8:45 AM-9:30 AM in the high school gym.

Kindergarten Class Field Trip

  The kindergarten class went on a field trip Tuesday, May 17th, to Red Oak. We toured many places in the Hy-Vee store, including the kitchen, bakery, storage in the back, freezer, dairy and flower cooler, and saw the crusher smashing boxes. We tasted yummy strawberries in the produce department and ate fresh cookies after we got back to school. At the YMCA we were shown the gym, tennis and racquet ball courts, pool, weightlifting area, and track. Their favorite was running around the track. John Blomstedt also gave each student a day pass to the YMCA. The last stop was Pizza Ranch where they made 6 large pizzas for us and gave us the party room. We really appreciated the great hospitality shown to our 26 students and 7 chaperones by these Red Oak businesses. Now we are drawing pictures of our experiences for thank you posters.



Softball/Baseball Parents’ Night

  Parents’ night for Softball/Baseball will be Friday, June 3rd - Varsity games against Fremont-Mills. Pictures will begin at 5:00 PM. The athletes will be announced at the conclusion of the softball game prior to the baseball game starting. Thank you!!

Viqueen Track

  The Stanton Viqueens finished with 52 points at the regional meet in Griswold on May 12th. In the discus, Devin Druivenga finished 3rd and Jody Vanderholm finished 7th with her season best throw of 85' 2". Chelsea Weis was 2nd and Ally Focht finished 5th in the Long Jump. Nicole Graham was a 5th place finisher in the 3000. The Distance Medley team of Chelsea Weis, Ashley Reese, Shelby Brockshus, and Mallorie Wookey finished 8th with a season best time of 5:02.47.The 4x200 team of Devin Druivenga, Ally Focht, Shelby Brockshus, and Abbi Adams finished 3rd. The 4x100 team of Ally Focht, Devin Druivenga, Shelby Brockshus, and Abbi Adams earned a 3rd place finish with a season best time of 55.61. The Sprint Medley team of Abbi Adams, Devin Druivenga, Ashley Reese, and Shelby Brockshus finished 4th. Ashley Reese was 7th in the 200 and the 4x400 team of Mallorie Wookey, Madison Franzen, Nicole Graham, and Ashley Reese finished 7th overall.  

  The Shuttle Hurdle team of Ally Focht, Madison Franzen, Abbi Adams, Chelsea Weis, and alternate Shelby Brockshus finished 2nd overall and qualified for state with a season best time of 1:11.61.  The girls ran in the state meet prelims last night and full results can be found on the Iowa Girls Athletic Union website: www.ighsau.org.  If the girls are one of the top eight teams to qualify for finals, they will run at 11:10 on Saturday morning. We are proud of all of the girls, the work they put into the season, and the improvements they made throughout the season. Go Viqueens!  

Viking Track

  The boys' competed in the State Qualifying meet in Griswold last Thursday and again set some personal bests in several events. With weather challenges, the team had only run and competed on an all-weather track in 3.5 meets leading up to the state qualifier, so the team had confidence they could improve their performances. In the field, Drake Johnson jumped 19' 1.5" which placed him 3rd in the long jump. Alex Becthold continued to show his dominance in the Discus and Shot Put with gold medals in both events, setting a new personal best and re-breaking the school record with a shot put of 51' 3.75".   

  On the track, Chris Jones finished with 2 gold medals and qualified for the state meet in the 100M and 200M dash taking down a school record held by Greg Focht. Congratulations to the entire Viking team as they celebrate a successful season.

  Alex Becthold threw the shot put and Chris Jones ran in the preliminaries of the 100M and 200M at the State Track Meet yesterday. Alex will throw the discus at 4:30 PM today. The finals of the 100M is at 12:25 PM on Saturday with the 200M finals at 1:35 PM.

Junior High Girls Track

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team completed their 2016 season at the Corner Conference track meet at Fremont-Mills on Friday night, May 13th.  The weather was cold and windy but the team managed to set several personal best finishes for the season.  The Viqueens team placed 3rd overall out of the 8-team field.  Kami Tibben earned a personal best in the discus with a throw of 66’ 07 “ for 3rd place and Nicole Vorhies followed in 4th place with a throw of 62’ 01”. Devin Isaacson also earned a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 26’ 08” which earned her a 5th place finish. Tara Peterson placed 3rd in the long jump with a leap of 13’ 04.5” and Brooklyn Adams followed in 4th place with a jump of 12’ 07.75”. Anika Wenstrand earned a 2nd place finish in the high jump after clearing 4’ 04” and Stormy Strough tied for 5th in the event.

  The shuttle hurdle relay team of (Devin Isaacson, Brooke Adams, Hope Ogletree and Tara Peterson) placed 1st with their best time of the season (1:20.01). The Sprint Medley team (Hope Ogletree, Faith Ogletree, Kami Tibben and Tara Peterson) placed 1st. The 4 x 100 team (Kami Tibben, Hope Ogletree, Brooke Adams, Tara Peterson) placed fourth. The 4 x 200 team (Devin Isaacson, Anika Wenstrand, Faith Ogletree, Kami Tibben ) placed 2nd. The 4 x 400 team (Nicole Vorhies, Emily Hammargren, Stormy Strough, Anika Wenstrand) placed 3rd with their best time of the season of 5:33.53. The distance medley team (Anika Wenstrand, Faith Ogletree, Nicole Vorhies, Stormy Strough) placed 2nd with a personal best of 5:35.24. Brooklyn Adams placed 2nd in the 200 hurdles and Devin Isaacson placed 3rd in the 100 hurdles. Stormy Strough placed 3rd in the 800 run.

  Congratulations on a very successful season girls and a huge “Thank You” to all who came to the meets and supported the team during the season!

Junior High Boys Track

  This past week we finished up our junior high track season with a second place finish. Field events: Keygan Day 1st discus, Will Roberts 2nd long jump, Tyler Peteson 4th long jump, and Wyatt Sederburg 4th in discus. Individual running events: Will Roberts 3rd 100 meter dash, Keygan Day 3rd place in 800 meter run, Sam Lindegren 6th place 800 meter run, Wyatt Sederburg 2nd place in 100 meter hurdles, Keygan Day 1st place in mile, Wyatt Sederburg 3rd in 200 meter hurdles, 4X100 3rd place with Tyler Peterson/Dacota Bolton/Easton Hultman/ William Roberts, 4X200 2nd place with Tyler Peterson/Colby Royal/Wyatt Sederburg/Easton Hultman, 4X400 3rd place with Tre Strough/Sam Lindgren/Rylan Houston/Charlie Davis, Sprint med 1st place with Colby Royal/Dacota Bolton/Easton Hultman/William Roberts, Distance med 1st place with Tyler Peterson/Tre Strough/Dacota Bolton/Keygan Day. What a fantastic way to end the year with a second place finish at conference. For many of these boys, track season was one of the toughest things physically they have ever done. However, they need to get out of their comfort zone in order to continue to grow as an athlete and as a human being. Great work on an awesome season fellas!!



Class Schedules for Next Year

  All class schedules for next year for students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades need to be turned in as soon as possible. These schedules need to be signed by parents, so if you haven’t seen your child’s schedule for next year, please ask them about it!



Swedish School

Students who have completed first grade (or 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th), it’s time to sign up for Swedish School! It will be held this year Monday through Friday June 13 – 17, 9 am until 12 noon, at the Stanton Swedish Heritage Center, 410 Hilltop Avenue.

There will be Swedish songs and dances, culture, crafts, games, snacks, and lots of fun!  Students will then perform at the Midsommar celebration at the Center on Saturday evening, June 18.

Cost for the entire week is just $10 per student. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Call Yvonne Johnson, 712-586-4504, or Diana Kia, 712-829-2501, or leave a message at the Swedish Heritage Center, 712-829-2840 to register.

Stanton Public Library Summer Reading Program

  The 2016 Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set”, is open to preschool age through adults, with prize drawings and more. You may register for the reading program any time after the last day of school at the library or go online to www.stanton.lib.ia.us and click the summer reading tab and then register online link. The summer reading program begins May 30th and runs until July 15th. Story Hour will be Tuesday from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM beginning May 31st. A cardboard structure contest is also planned. For more information, call the library at 712-829-2290 or visit the website www.stanton.lib.ia.us.

Stanton Summer Program Baseball/Softball Photo Day

  The Stanton Summer Program baseball/softball photo day will be Tuesday, May 24th. Photographs will be taken at Anderson Park in the dugout. Please note the following times.

               1st & 2nd grade boys              5:00 PM

               1st & 2nd grade girls                              5:20 PM

               3rd & 4th grade boys                             5:40 PM

               3rd & 4th grade girls                              6:10 PM

               5th & 6th grade boys                             6:30 PM

               5th & 6th grade girls                              7:10 PM

  Al photographs will be taken by Strickland Photography. Please be on time, in your uniform and ready to go.

Shoot-It Basketball Academy comes to the Viking Center in June!

  The Viking Center will be hosting a summer basketball shooting camp this upcoming June! The Shoot-It Basketball Academy will be taking place at the Viking Center each Thursday in the month of June (6/2, 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23). Students in grades 4-12 (grade this coming fall) will have the chance to learn the 4 phase shooting program starting with basic fundamentals and advancing all the way to a competitive shooting “league”. The academy will be led by basketball expert Doug Diers, who operates his academy throughout the state of Iowa, reaching thousands of youth each year!

  Cost of this 4 week program is $79 and includes a t-shirt.  Registration forms can be found at the Viking Center, Stanton Community Schools, or online at: www.shoot-it.com, and www.stantonvikingcenter.com.  You can register online or mail registration to: Shoot-It, 1200 Washington St. Pella, IA 50219.  If you have any questions, please contact the Viking Center at:  712-829-2900, or email vikingcenter@myfmtc.com



Friday, 20th            Girls/Boys State Track

Saturday, 21st        7:00-Senior Commencement in the Gym

                  Girls/Boys State Track

Monday, 23rd         90 Minute Late Start

                              7:00-8th Grade Graduation

Tuesday, 24th        6:00-Varsity/JV Softball at Sidney

                  6:00-JV/Varsity Baseball at Sidney (Greenfield)

Friday, 27th            1:05/1:15-Last Day of School, Early Dismissal

                  5:30-Varsity/JV Softball at East Mills

                  5:30-JV/Varsity Baseball at East Mills

Monday, 30th         10:00-Memorial Day Service in Gym







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