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Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, October 26th.



All STUDENTS, Kindergarten-12th, who are picked up after school are to be picked up in the “Pick Up Zone” upon dismissal. Parents are asked to use the drive that is west of the Viking Center and proceed around the back of the Viking Center and then pull in to the “Pick Up Zone” which is located in the drive between the High School building and the Viking Center. Thank you for your understanding!



  As stated in the school handbook: Every effort should be made toward getting students to school every day on time. Much of the child’s progress depends on his/her regular attendance at school as students who do not attend school on a regular basis develop gaps in their learning. Students with poor attendance patterns are more likely

to drop out before graduation from high school. Parents should not expect their child to be promoted if skills are not mastered due to

excessive absences. Elementary students that arrive to school after 10:00 A.M. and MS/HS students that arrive after 2nd period will be counted a half day absent for the morning and elementary students that leave before 2:00 PM and MS/HS students that leave before 2:10 PM  will be counted a half day absent for the afternoon.

PARENTS NEED TO CALL THE SCHOOL EACH DAY THAT A STUDENT IS NOT IN SCHOOL. A written note is required only if the parents or guardian does not make telephone contact. Written excuses from the parent should include:

  1. Date of absence
  2. Exact reason for absence
  3. Parent’s signature

All parents are asked to call the elementary office (829-2171) or the MS/HS office (829-2162) if your child will be absent/late/leaving early

from school. It is very important that communication is made to the school



Scholastic Book Fair

  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Elementary School Concourse. Dates for the fair are Friday, October 28th, through Thursday, November 3rd. Come and visit the fair during Parent-Teacher Conferences or during school hours the week of the fair.



ACT Prep

-Stanton students will have an ACT review on October 18th with Mrs. Linda Williams and Mr. Lee Haidsiak. They will be given review books and are expected to have completed only the math section before that day. 

-The following are websites you can visit to help you prepare for the ACT.






Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program

-due The application will close October 25, 2016.


-be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska or western Iowa, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;

-have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);

-critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided);

-involvement in co-curricular and community activities;

-demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0);

-be a resident of Nebraska OR western Iowa in the counties

The Iowa Arts Scholarship for the Arts - due November 2, 2015

-must be enrolled at the senior class level in an Iowa high school

-must have proven artistic ability in the area of music, dance, visual arts, traditional arts, theatre or literature (creative writing)

-be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at a fully accredited Iowa college or university with a major in one or more of the areas listed above

-up to five scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 are awarded annually

-For complete guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit www.iowaartscouncil.org.

The Hagan Scholarship

1. Application Deadline November 15, 2016. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2. Applications reviewed for completeness and eligibility.

3. Applications Evaluated.

4. Semi-Finalists provide supplemental information.

5. Finalists notified and interviewed in April, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri.

6. Scholarships awarded and notifications mailed “Return Service Requested.”

Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of an eligible state.

Must have attended as a junior and senior an eligible public high school.

Must be a student in the 2017 high school graduating class.

Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.

Must score 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the New SAT (Reading & Math).

Must enroll in a four year college the first semester following high school graduation.

Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.

Must complete the FAFSA in 2016 using 2015 tax return information.

FAFSA EFC must be less than $7,500.

Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

Must not have been convicted of a felony.


Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest

-due November 30, 2016 must start on line

-High school senior and U. S. citizen

-based on scholarship, leadership and financial need

- 500 four-year awards ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year

-Forms available in the office or at www.elks.org




Regional Volleyball

  Stanton will host Regional Volleyball on Tuesday, October 18th, and Monday, October 24th. Stanton will play Clarinda Academy on October 18th with the winner playing the winner of the Bedford/South Page game on October 24th. Admission is $6.00 for Adults and Students with no passes accepted.

Viking Football

  The varsity suffered their first loss in district play last Friday after a short week of practice. The team is working hard to bounce back and is preparing to finish the season strong. The team will travel to Humeston to take on Morman Trail tonight. Kickoff will be at 7:00 PM.

  The JV team traveled to Lenox this past Monday and ended up loading the bus and coming back home due to a lightning and rainstorm. The JV game season has ended, but they'll still be working to develop their skills necessary for the varsity level as they also help prepare the varsity for their Friday night games.

Viqueen Volleyball

  The Viqueen volleyball team had a very busy week with play in the Corner Conference tournament. The team wrapped up their week of play at Fremont-Mills on Thursday night as they took on East Mills in the consolation match of the evening. The Queens lost the first set, won the second set and then lost the last two close sets to settle for a fourth place finish in the tournament. 

  On Saturday, our freshmen team traveled to Red Oak for the Red Oak Freshmen tournament. In pool play, the team won their matches against Creston and Atlantic and lost a match to the Carroll Kuemper team which placed them second in their pool. In the Championship round, the team lost to a very strong Red Oak team. Great job girls!

  On Tuesday, October 11th, the Viqueens traveled to Clarinda to take on the Clarinda Academy Eagles. The JV team was victorious with scores of 21-8 and 21-7. The varsity squad posted another conference win with a victory (25-5, 25-8, 25-5). Last night they traveled to Sidney for their last regular season conference match. 

The varsity squad will head in to regional action on next Tuesday, October 18th, as they host Clarinda Academy for the first round.  Game time is 7:00 PM. No passes are allowed and admission for regional games is $6.00 for everyone. Come out and support the Queens as they travel the regional trail!

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior Viqueens traveled to Tabor on Monday to participate in the Fremont-Mills Junior High Volleyball tournament. The Viqueens won their match against Sidney in straight sets with scores of 21-16 and 21-18. The Queens then went on to take on East Mills and lost two close sets 18-21 and 19-21. Their final match of the night was against Fremont-Mills and the squad came out on top in a 3-set battle with scores of 21-12. 16-21 and 15-12. Congratulations girls on a very strong performance!

  Yesterday the team traveled to Sidney for their final regular season match of the year and on Saturday the team will participate in a 4-team tournament at the Viking Center in Stanton. Other teams participating are Murray, Creston and Sidney. Games will be held at the VC and the high school gym. Schedule is as follows:

VC                                        HS

9:30        Sidney vs. Stanton                               Murray vs. Creston

10:30      Creston vs. Sidney               Murray vs. Stanton

11:30      Creston vs. Stanton              Murray vs. Sidney

Admission is $3.00 for adults and $2 for students/children. 



Santa Lucia Skit

  The Santa Lucia committee is looking for someone to be in charge of the skit this year. Santa Lucia is set for December 10th. If you are interested, please contact Leanne Johnson or Sheila Mainquist

Trick or Treat on the Trail

  Stanton Betterment Association’s 10th Annual Trick or Treat on the Trail will be held on October 29th from 3:00-5:00 PM. They are in need of candy, groups to pass out candy, hayrack ride helpers and approximately 400 little goblins. To sign up or for further information, call Jacque Bates at 829-2814 or email her at batesjnb@myfmtc.com. No dogs please. Trick or Treat at the Care Center will be 3:00-4:00 PM.

JHUG & CYO Hayride

  JHUG& CYO will be having a Hayride/Campfire at the Robert & Kimberly Peterson home on Sunday October 23rd at 6:30 PM. Please bring a snack & lawn chair. Also if each family could donate a bag of candy for Trick or Treat on the Trail on October 29th. We are needing volunteers.

ISU Extension Needs Volunteers

  ISU Extension and Outreach is looking for 2-3 volunteers to lead a STEM Afterschool Program in Stanton. Training and STEM kits will be provided by the Extension office. The STEM Afterschool Program is FREE, fun and hands-on active learning geared for youth in 4th, 5th and 6th grade. Participants in the STEM program will be encouraged to explore, create, make and learn about science, technology, engineering and math. The Extension office will provide snacks and supplies for each meeting. The STEM Program may be held once/week or twice/month or once/month depending on volunteers time commitment and schedule. Please contact Chelsea Cousins or Rachel Bergren at the Extension office (712-623-2592) for more information. Thank you!



Friday, 14th            7:00-High School Football at Mormon Trail, There, Game is at Humeston

Monday, 17th         4:00-Junior High Football at Sidney, There

Tuesday, 18th        7:00-Regional Volleyball at Stanton, Stanton vs Clarinda Academy

Wednesday, 19th   1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 20th       10:00-National Honor Society Induction

Friday, 21st            End of 1st Quarter

                  7:00-High School Football at Bedford, There







Sausage, Egg, & Cheese

  on a Biscuit




Breakfast Burrito




Bacon & Egg Pizza




French Toast




Breakfast Wrap









Pork Chopette/Bun


Baked Beans

Ranch Potatoes

Mandarin Oranges











Grilled Chicken


Mixed Vegetables

Garbanzo Beans


Chocolate Cake



Beef Fritter

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




Corn Dog

Baked Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Macaroni Salad