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Yearbook Sales          

“IT HAPPENS NOW” is the 2017 yearbook theme. The staff is already hard at work on this year’s book. The 2017 yearbook will go on sale beginning September 23rd for $50. This will be the lowest price available to buy a yearbook.  The cost will go up after September 29th.  All students who buy a yearbook this week will have their name put in a drawing to win a medium pizza for lunch. Contact a yearbook staffer to order and pay for your book.

  You may also purchase your yearbook online with a credit card. To order online, go to www.stantonschools.com and click on the link that you see pictured above. That will take you to shopjostens.com where you can purchase your book. This link will go into effect starting September 23rd.

  You can personalize your yearbook as follows:

               Icons (up to 4) for $3.50 each

               One line of personalization for $5.50

  Regardless of which method you use to order, the book will have lots of happenings that the staff will work very hard on so don’t miss out on a great book based on what “HAPPENS NOW” at Stanton High School.

Parent AR Access

Many parents have asked how to see their son's/ daughter's AR points. Mrs. Erickson is in the process of setting up parent accounts for AR.  If you would like to try the parent access to AR, please send the following information to Mrs. Erickson's e-mail cerickson@stantonschools.com

Your first and last name
Your child's first and last name
What Username you would like to use (if you don't give me one, it will be auto generated)
What Password you would like to use (must be at least 3 characters and have at least 1 number)- (or it can be auto generated and you can change it later)
Your e-mail address

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.

Senior Class Fundraiser

  During homecoming week, before school starts, seniors will be selling homecoming items such as mini footballs and spirit hair tiers for $4 each, and tattoos for $.50 each. Students who would like to purchase these items may do so each morning before school.  Seniors will be in the elementary concourse from 8:00-8:10 each morning. This money will be used for senior trip.

*Footballs and tattoos may not be available until Wednesday of homecoming week


Southwest Iowa College Fair

  Stanton juniors will all be attending the Southwest Iowa College Fair with Mrs. Mainquist on Tuesday, September 20th. Representatives from nearly 60 colleges, universities, service organizations, and military branches will be in attendance. The purpose of the program is to give high school students an opportunity to discuss admission

requirements, housing, financial aid, scholarships, internships, and specific majors.

  In addition, all area high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about their college options at the Southwest

Iowa College Fair on Monday, September 19th, from 6:30-7:30 PM and Tuesday, September 20th, from 9:00-11:00 AM. The fair will be

held at the Shenandoah National Guard Armory, located at 583 West Ferguson Road.

  The program is free and open to the public. This college fair is hosted by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling and the Southwest Iowa School Counselors. For more information, call Sheila Mainquist, Stanton High School, 712-829-2162.

Junior College Planning Meeting

  The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will be presenting information on college planning from 5:00-6:00 PM for junior students and their parents on Monday, September 26th. The college planning presentation will cover how students should be preparing for college during their Junior and Senior years of high school. The presentation will be located in the high school library.

Senior Financial Aid Meeting

  The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will present a financial aid informational meeting from 6:00-7:00 PM on Monday, September 26th. The financial aid presentation for seniors and their parents will cover the types of financial aid available and how to qualify, including new IMPORTANT updates to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 school year. The presentation will be located in the high school library.



Casey’s Cards

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

Viking Football

  The varsity defeated Lamoni last Friday night to begin District 6 play. The Vikings forced 8 turnovers and generated nearly 500 yards of offense. Tonight the Vikings (2-1) will travel to Corydon take on the Falcons (2-1). Kickoff is at 7:00 PM.

  The JV team played its' first game of the season Monday night in Malvern. The Vikings returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown!  Turnovers and missed assignments plagued the offense and the team only scored 18 points. The Wolverine's offense played very well, especially in the 2nd quarter as they took a 12-12 game to 28-12 by the half. The JV will be in action again next Monday night as they try to match up with a speedy Clarinda Academy. The game will be played in Clarinda with kickoff at 6:00 PM.

Viqueen Volleyball

  On Thursday, September 8th, the Viqueens hosted the Rebels of South Page. The junior varsity squad came out strong and won their matches with scores of 21-6, 21-7, 21-8 and 25-10. The varsity squad came away with a conference win with game scores of 25-7, 25-6 and 25-7. On Saturday, the Viqueens competed in the Shenandoah Tournament. The Queens had 2 wins and 1 loss in pool play which put them in top four of the eight teams in the tournament.  The Viqueens lost both of their matches in the championship bracket to place fourth for the day. On Monday, the junior varsity teams traveled to Tabor to compete in a triangular with Sidney and Fremont-Mills. The teams won two of their four games. On Thursday, September 15th, the team will host Bedford for a non-conference match. The Queens have a busy week next week as they host Southwest Valley on Monday, September 19th, and then host Fremont-Mills on Tuesday, September 20th, to play.  **Please note start time for JV on the 20th–5:00 PM** On Saturday, September 24th, the varsity team will travel to Bedford for the Bedford tournament.

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior Viqueens hosted Clarinda Lutheran/South Page on Thursday, September 8th. The Stanton team was victorious in all six sets of the night with scores of 21-9, 21-14, 15-7 and 21-11, 21-11 and 15-6. Next week, the team hosts Fremont-Mills on Tuesday, September 20th, for matches to begin at 3:30 PM and on Thursday, September 22nd, the team will travel to Bedford for a 4:00 PM match start time. We appreciate your continued support!



Homecoming Parade Entries

  Homecoming is next week, Friday September 23rd. All commercial parade entries should contact Jody Druivenga in the Elementary Office at 829-2171 so that your entry can be listed in the Homecoming program. The “Kiddie Parade” is always a popular part

of the parade. There are three categories for the “Kiddie Parade” – Vehicle, Pet and Costume. All students in 6th grade and below are encouraged to participate and show their enthusiasm and pride in support of our Vikings! Sign up for the “Kiddie Parade” will begin at 12:30 PM in front on John Wenstrand’s shop on Main Street. All entrants should be checked in prior to 1:15 PM. The Homecoming Parade begins at 1:30 PM.

Booster Club Tailgate Supper

  Stanton Booster Club will be serving a tailgate supper for Homecoming on Friday, September 23rd. They will be serving a choice of rib-eye steak sandwich or hamburger, baked beans, potato salad, chips, dessert and drink. Cost of the steak sandwich meal is $7.00, hamburger meal is $5.00. Serving will be from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM. Join them for a great meal and then cheer on the Vikings to a Homecoming victory!!

Good Shepherd Christian Preschool

  The Good Shepherd Christian Preschool will be singing at Mamrelund on Sunday, September 18th. Sunday School starts at 9:15 AM and church starts at 10:30 AM. Please join us to meet our new preschoolers and their families. There will be a potluck lunch afterwards in the church basement. Table service and drinks will be provided.

JHUG and CYO Meeting

  JHUG (7th-8th) and CYO (9th-12th) members and families will have a kickoff with volleyball, games, and bonfire at the Isaacson's home on Sunday, September 25th, at 5:30 PM. Hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair and a snack to share.

4-H Meeting

  4-H starts this Sunday, September 18th, at the Stanton Community Room at 5:00 PM. All 4th grade thru 12th grade are encouraged to sign up. We will be electing officers this week. We would like a parent(s) to be there and we will be providing hamburgers and hotdogs. Please bring a side dish.

Parents’ Night Meal

  Montgomery County Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Cookout on Thursday, September 29th. This is Parents’ Night versus East Mills. Supper begins at 5:00 PM in the High School Concourse. All proceeds go towards cheerleader uniforms.



Friday, 16th            7:00-High School Football at Wayne of Corydon, There

Saturday, 17th        10:00-Griswold Junior Varsity Tournament

Monday, 19th         4:30-Junior High Football at Hamburg, There

                              5:30-High School Volleyball with SW Valley, Here

                  6:00-Junior Varsity Football at Clarinda Academy, There

Tuesday, 20th        SWIA College Fair for Juniors

                 3:30-Junior High Volleyball with Fremont-Mills,Here

                5:30-Junior Varsity/Varsity Volleyball with Fremont-Mills, Here

Wednesday, 21st   K-12 School Picture Day

                  1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 22nd       4:00-Junior High Volleyball at Bedford, There

                  7:00-Homecoming Pep Rally & Coronation

Friday, 23rd            11:20/11:30-Early Dismissal

                  1:30-Homecoming Parade

                  5:00-Booster Club Tailgate Supper

                  7:00-High School Football with Murray, Here

Saturday, 24th        9:00-Bedford Volleyball Tournament ShenFest Parade














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Sausage Gravy Pizza


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Breakfast Bar


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Pancake & Sausage

  on a Stick


Juice, Milk





Crispito/Hot Dog



Peanut Butter Sandwich

Mandarin Oranges




Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beans




Banana Muffin



Ham Sandwich

Cheese Slice


Peas/Green Beans





Italian Pasta









Early Dismissal






STUDENT LOCKERS AND DESKS – Although school lockers, desks and other spaces are temporarily assigned to individual students, they remain the property of the school district at all times. The school district has a reasonable and valid interest in ensuring the lockers, desks and other spaces are properly maintained. For this reason, lockers, desks and other spaces are subject to unannounced inspections and students have no legitimate expectations of privacy in the locker, desk or other space. Periodic inspections of all or a random selection of lockers, desks or other space may be conducted by school officials in the presence of the student or another individual. Any contraband discovered during such searches shall be confiscated by school officials and may be turned over to law enforcement officials.

               The contents of a student’s locker, desk or other space (coat, backpack, purse, etc.) may be searched when a school official has reasonable and articulable suspicion that the contents contains illegal or contraband items or evidence of a violation of law or school policy or rule. Such searches should be conducted in the presence of another adult witness when feasible.

EDUCATIONAL RECORDS – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days of the day the district receives a request for access.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading or in violation of the student’s privacy rights.

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

               Please contact a school official for more information concerning any of these rights.