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Music Parents’ Meal

  Stanton Music Parents' are hosting a Frito Pie Supper on Friday, August 26th before the East Mills game. Come on out and support the Music Department and the Stanton Vikings. Supper will be served from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at a cost of $5.00. Then stay for football action with the East Mills Wolverines. All proceeds will go to the Music Department.

Junior Class Magazine Sales

  The Junior Class Annual Magazine Fundraiser is underway. All members of the junior class are selling magazines subscriptions and renewals. We appreciate your continued support of this fundraiser and the proceeds will assist the juniors in planning the 2017 Jr/Sr Prom. Please contact the school at 829-2162 if you are interested in purchasing a subscription and are not contacted by a junior class student.

Homework Helper

  Homework Helper will once again be offered at the Stanton Library after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, August 30th.  This program is offered to any student in grade Kindergarten - Fifth Grade.  Mrs. Penny McDaniel is available in the library from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM on these days to help students with any of their homework needs.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. McDaniel with any questions at 712-370-0099.


  Homecoming preparations are underway for the 2016 school year. This year the parade theme is “Reality TV/Game Shows” and the dance theme is "Neon"

The Queen and King Candidates are

Ally Focht , Brandy Morrison, Abby Volquartsen, Rylee Walter, Drei Hampel, Connor Hultman, Chris Jones, and Charlie Truka.

The Class representatives are:

        Juniors: Baylee Gibbs and Tanner Anderson

        Sophomores: Shelby Brockshus and Brett Silva

        Freshmen: Stormy Strough and Sam Lindgren

The Flower Girl is Cooper Stephens and the Crown Bearer is Rhys King.
  The Homecoming Pep Rally and Coronation will be held on September 22nd at 7:00 PM. The parade is September 23rd at 1:30 PM and the game against the Murray Mustangs starts that evening at 7:00 PM.



Casey’s Cards

  The football and volleyball teams are selling Casey’s cards as a fundraiser. The school will have the cards available for $20.00 if interested. Great values on pizza, subs, gas, etc.

Viking Football

  The varsity kickoffs their season tonight with Parents’ Night and the East Mills Wolverines. Parents are asked to be available for a picture with their son from 5:00 PM-5:15 PM. Parent/son introductions will begin at 6:45 PM.  Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM.

  The JV team will kick off their season on Monday night against the Sidney Cowboys. The game will start at 6:00 PM.  If, as a parent, you would be available to help with announcing, running the score clock, working the chains and down marker, please let Don Hicks, Kevin Blunt or coach Grebin know. 

Viqueen Volleyball

  The Viqueen volleyball team officially started the 2016-17 on Tuesday, August 23rd as they traveled to Riverside for a triangular with Riverside and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln. The Queens came out on top of the Riverside squad with game scores of 25-16 and 25-10. The Viqueens lost a very close three-set match to the Abraham Lincoln team with game scores of 22-25, 25-23 and 13-15.  What a great start to the season!  Keep up the great work girls!

The Viqueens will be in action for their next competitive matches on Saturday, September 3rd as they compete in the Clarinda Tournament. Information will be in next week’s bulletin.

Thank You!

  The Viqueen Volleyball team would like to thank Robert and Robin Wright for their very generous donation of Gatorade for the volleyball team!

Softball Players

  If you have not turned in your softball uniform yet to Coach Stephens or Coach McFarland please do so ASAP. Thank You!



  Welcome back for staff and students. I thought the first day went very well. The transition for all students for classes, new staff, online classes and especially for 6th graders went smoothly thanks to all the staff and secretaries for getting schedules to everyone. I believe the seniors will have a successful year and that they will set a positive tone for the entire school to follow.  

  Thursday we welcomed the first Red Oak students who are taking several of Mr. Grebin's classes for the semester. We hope that this will be a positive experience for them, similar to the experience that Stanton students have had taking classes in Red Oak.  

  Finally, your community support of our students and staff is essential for our activities being successful. Our staff and students recognize that your support and your attendance is a big part of their success. We know that not all of you have children or relatives participating but hope you choose to enjoy the events. We hope that while you attend the activities you see friends, enjoy the meals before games and cheer on the Viqueens and Vikings. We also encourage you to get an activity ticket. It is a large savings when you take into account all the home contests for the entire year. For more information call Tammy or Christi in the office at 712-829-2162.



  High school students will have until Monday, August 29th to notify the office of changes to their schedules. They will need to have it approved by Mrs. Mainquist and then get a change of schedule sheet from the office. The classroom teachers and parents must sign this form. It must be returned to the office by Tuesday, morning at 8:10.

Students wishing to drop an online college class must do so by Friday, August 26.




After School Bible Club!

  We are so excited for this new year of After School Bible Club which starts September 7th!  We will have fun games, crafts, snacks and Bible stories.  Bible Club will start at 1:20 PM and end at 3:00 PM.  We can offer to give rides to the Stanton Daycare Center.  Please be sure to mention if you would like that.  Register by calling 712-829-2543.

5th Quarter

  Fun, Food, Friends, come "Hang Out" with your friends after home football games (except homecoming). Grades 7-12 are welcome to come to Mamrelund church basement until 11:00 PM.  Anyone wishing to help support this activity through a monetary donation or donate food please contact Susan or Marta. Thanks so much in advance for helping give our "kids" a safe place to "Hang Out" after Friday Night Home Games!

Viking Center Flag Football 2016

  The Viking Center flag football program will be entering our 3rd year this fall!  We are looking to have two teams, one for grades 1st-3rd and one for 4th-6th (some 3rd graders may play up depending on numbers). This will be a 6 week program, with the first practice on Tuesday August 30th. Practices will be held each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM-6:15 PM. Games will be held on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons, depending on the opponent and where we will play. Details on the game schedule are TBD, but the games will be played here in Stanton at Anderson Park, Red Oak, and Villisca. Kids who are participating in flag football this year will have the opportunity to play at halftime of the varsity home game on Friday September 9th.

  The t-shirts that have been used the past couple of years will be used again this year. The cost of the program for members will either be FREE if a shirt is not needed, or $10 if a shirt is needed. The cost for non-members is $30 if a shirt is not needed, or $40 if a shirt is needed. T-shirts will be used as jerseys for the kid’s to wear on game days. 

  The schedule will be coming soon as we approach our first practice.  Registration forms can be found at the Viking Center and on our website at:  www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Please return registration forms no later than Friday August 26th to the Viking Center OR Stanton Elementary Office. Shirts will be ordered on Monday August 29th, so please turn in forms ASAP. All checks can be made out to:  Viking Center, PO Box 42, Stanton IA 51573. For any questions, please contact the Viking Center at: 712-829-2900, or email:  vikingcenter@myfmtc.com

Stanton PTSO Meeting

  The Stanton PTSO will hold its first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 13th, at 5:30 PM in the high school library. We will be electing Junior class board members that evening and anyone is welcome to attend! Please send a message to ptso@stantonschools.com if you would like to be included in our email list.



Friday, 26th            5:00-Music Parents’ Meal

                  6:40-Parents’ Night-Introductions on the Field

                  7:00-High School Football with East Mills, Here

Monday, 29th         6:00-JV Football with Sidney, Here

Wednesday, 31st   1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 1st         3:30-Junior High Volleyball with Hamburg, Here              

Friday, 2nd              7:00-High School Football at Fremont-Mills


Saturday, 3rd          8:30-Clarinda Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 5th           No School, Labor Day

                              Band Marches at Essex





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Breakfast Bar


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Rib/Hot Dog

Baked Beans


Mandarin Oranges




Chicken Fajita

Black Bean Salad


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Chicken Pattie/Bun


Green Beans

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Pork Pattie

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Cooked Carrots






Italian Burger


Broccoli & Cheese

Mandarin Oranges


Pumpkin Bar




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  The board prohibits harassment, bullying, hazing, or any other victimization, of students, based on any of the following actual or perceived traits or characteristics, including but not limited to, age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status.  Harassment against employees based upon the employee’s race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age or disability is also prohibited.