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Picture retakes will be on Wednesday, October 26th. If you are getting retakes, please bring back your package. If you missed pictures the 1st time, make sure to bring your order and payment with you.



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



  The Stanton Community School inducted five new members into the National Honor Society on October 20th. We would like to thank our speaker, Mr. Lee Haidsiak, and congratulate our new members, Abbi Adams, daughter of Jana McCunn and Brandon Adams; Reece Anderson, son of Mickey and Marla Anderson; Tanner Anderson, son of Eric and Shelley Anderson; Connor Hultman, son Bret and Danis Hultman; and Megan Shafer, daughter of Brian and Laura Shafer.

Memory Project

  Baylee Gibbs, a student at Stanton High School is participating in the Memory Project. The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty. The charity wants the portraits to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well-being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. For the art students, the charity wants this to be an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness.

Baylee has been matched up with a child in Colombia who lives in a very poor shanty town.

Junior High Vocal Festival

  Monday, October 24th, the Junior High choir will be traveling to South Page to participate in the Corner Conference Junior High Vocal Festival. They will leave school around 12:10 PM and arrive in South Page around 12:40 PM. The Junior High will then rehearse with other schools from the Corner Conference to prepare for their 5:00 PM concert. Parents and family members are invited to attend the concert in the South Page High School. After the concert, the Junior High will head for home and should arrive back to Stanton around 6:45 PM. Students are asked to wear nicer jeans and a school shirt or a school colored shirt. South Page will not be providing the students with supper. Parents are asked to please plan accordingly.

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.



  The end of the first quarter is today. Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up on Thursday, November 3rd.  We always have close to 100% attendance for the elementary classes and would like to see the attendance increase for the secondary. Times for this are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. MS/HS Teachers will be in their classrooms until 2:00 PM then they will be in the library until 8:00 PM. A reminder that the Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place Monday through Thursday of that week in the elementary foyer.   

  With the end of Junior High football and volleyball comes the basketball seasons. Mr. Mainquist and the Junior High girls have

started and Mr. Epp and the Junior High boys will be starting soon.  Their first games are November 17th with Bedford.  

  The High School basketball teams will be starting soon also, November 7th for the girls and November 14th for the boys. Those coaches will be getting schedules for practices and games. We hope the High School volleyball teams and football teams are still playing for their seasons and cause a delay in the start of practice for the basketball teams.  

  We have made a change in the all school play. It will now be March 3rd and the play director will be Mr. John Mainquist.  Mr. Mainquist has a signup sheet in the office. Please encourage your son or daughter to participate in the play. Talk to Mr Mainquist to find out how you can be a part of the play.  



Attention Parents and Students:

  It has been brought to my attention that a type of prescription medication was found on school grounds without being in the original container. I want to remind everyone that our policy at school requires all medications to be in their original container and brought to the office to be administered by trained staff. This includes any over the counter medications as well. Please keep your medications in the appropriate container in the office to prevent this from happening again. Thank you for complying with our school medication policy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.




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 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 Monday, October 24th with Stanton playing Bedford. Admission is $6.00 for adults and students with no passes accepted.

Viking Football

  The Vikings picked up a win last Friday in Humeston. The team is working hard this week in planning for their regular season finale in Bedford. With playoff aspirations on the line for both teams, the intensity on the field, as well as the cheering on the sidelines will be at a season high. As you make your way to Bedford, enjoy the drive, the beautiful leaves, and the fall weather! Kickoff is at 7:00 PM! It should prove to be a very exciting game! 

JV Football

  The JV team has been working hard simulating a Bedford offense and Bedford defense to help their varsity teammates prepare to be the best they can this Friday night in Bedford!

Viqueen Volleyball

  The Viqueen volleyball team finished their regular season conference play last Thursday as they traveled to Sidney. The junior varsity team battled hard but lost their match against Sidney. The varsity team put up a hard fight winning one set of their 4-set loss against Sidney with scores of 15-25, 25-22, 15-25 and 20-25.. The varsity team ended their regular season with a 4-3 conference record. We would like to thank the Booster Club for providing the squad pizza after the game. 

  On Tuesday, October 18th, the Viqueens hosted Clarinda Academy for Round 1 of Regional play. The Queens came out on top of the Eagles with scores of 25-7, 25-7 and 25-11. The Viqueens will host Bedford for Round 2 of Regionals on Monday, October 24th. Game time is 7:00 PM. Admission is $6.00 for all.  Come out and support the Viqueen volleyball team!!

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior high volleyball team played their last matches of the season last week.  On Thursday, the team traveled to Sidney and won 3 out of their five sets with scores of 21-8, 21-14, 27-25, 9-21 and 13-15.  On Saturday, the team participated in the Viking Center Junior High tournament.  The team was undefeated on the day against the other three teams:  Sidney, Creston and Murray to win the tournament.  Congratulations girls on a great finish to a very successful season!

  The team and their coach would like to thank all of the parents, grandparents and friends who came out to support the junior high team throughout the season.  A very special “Thank You” to Valerie Vorhies who made sure the team had homemade snacks after every game!



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 will NOT be having the Hayride this Sunday, October 23rd. We will meet at Mamrelund church parking lot on Saturday, October 29th at 8:00 PM to go to Brooks Haunted House for a spooky night of FUN! Cost is $5.00.

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, 21st            End of 1st Quarter

                  7:00-High School Football at Bedford, There

Monday, 24th         5:00-Junior High Vocal Festival Concert at South Page

                  7:00-Regional Volleyball at Stanton, Stanton vs Bedford

Tuesday, 25th        7:00-Yearbook Meeting

Wednesday, 26th   Picture Retakes

                  1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 27th       7:00-Regional Volleyball at Audubon

Friday, 28th            State Football Playoffs-Qualifiers & Site TBD






Sausage Gravy

  with Biscuit




Breakfast Pizza













Sausage Gravy Pizza







Crispito/Hot Dog


Mandarin Oranges


Peanut Butter Sandwich



Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beans




Banana Muffin



Sloppy Joe


Broccoli & Cheese





Tuna Noodle Casserole


Green Beans


Mixed Fruit




Han Sandwich

Cheese Slice


Corn/Mixed Vegetables