STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BULLETIN NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Veteran’s Day Program
The Senior Government class at Stanton High School will be hosting the annual Veteran's Day Celebration beginning at 10:00 AM today in the gym. All are welcome to come and listen to the patriotic music and guest speaker Major Eric Nelson. All honored Veterans are encouraged to stay afterwards for coffee, cookies and fellowship.
Thank You to our Law Enforcement
The Class of 2018 and the Journalism Class are sponsoring a change war to show support to any Stanton Graduate who is currently a Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, State Patrol, etc. Next week starting Monday there will be buckets in all of the elementary classes and in the MS/HS office for all students and staff, K-12th, to use to participate in the change war. The money collected will be used to buy gift certificates for these graduates as a small token of our appreciation.
November 14, Monday - Penny Day
November 15, Tuesday - Nickels
November 16, Wednesday - Dimes
November 17, Thursday - Quarters
November 18, Friday – Dollars
In addition, we will have a Hat Day on Wednesday, November 16th. For $1.00 they will be able to wear a hat for the day! There will be a reward party for the winning class. We would like to put together a list of names and addresses for these individuals. (Addresses will only be used to send our token of appreciation.) If you know of someone who is currently serving in this occupation, please send names, addresses and where they are serving to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a change of location from what was originally on the calendar. It will be at Fremont-Mills instead of Heartland Christian. Concert will be at 7:00 PM on November 14th.
Give the Gift of Memories
The yearbook staff is offering gift certificates for the 2017 yearbook. The cost of the book is $60.00, icons are $3.50, and personalization is $5.50.
Give the perfect gift – a colorful memory album of “IT HAPPENS NOW” school activities! Contact Tammy Boyer or Christi Elwood at 829-2162 to get your yearbook gift certificate.
A Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by FCCLA, will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at the Viking Center from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Call the high school office at 712-829-2162 to make an appointment. By donating blood at this drive you are not only helping save lives, you are also helping the school earn scholarship money.
Thank you to everyone who brought food for the PTSO luncheon on Thursday, November 3rd. We appreciate your kindness and support!
Scholastic Book Fair
A great big thank you to all who purchased books making the scholastic book fair a success. The book fair grossed approximately $2,100. This will give the school library approximately $400 which will be added to the school account with Scholastic Books. The money will be used to purchase additional books for the school library.
Special thanks to those parents who purchased books from the teachers’ wish list. These books were placed in the classroom.
Book Fair Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Scholastic Book Fair drawing. The winners were: Kindergarten-Elizabeth Kutzli, First Grade-Cash Culver, Second Grade-Corrine Hopf, Third Grade-Madelynn Stewart, Fourth Grade-Jacob Martin, Fifth Grade-Ali Jo Baker, and Sixth Grade-DJ Most. Keep reading.
Parent-Teacher Conferences were held on Thursday, November 3rd. The elementary classes were very close to 100% attendance again. If you were not able to attend I know that those teachers are working to schedule a time with you. Our secondary was at about 50% attendance. As always, you do not have to wait for official conferences to schedule a meeting with our staff. We encourage you to communicate with our staff via email or telephone. Remember that if you need some assistance for passwords to look at grades, check on attendance, lunch accounts or assignments call our MS/HS office at 829-2162 or our Elementary office at 829-2171.
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.
Presidential Scholarships – due November 28, 2016
-must rank in the top 5% of your high school class or have a 3.8 cumulative GPA
-must present an ACT composite of 30 or above
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
ROTC Scholarships- due December 1
-see Mrs. Mainquist
Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management (formerly the J.D. Edwards Honors Program in Computer Science and Management) -University of Nebraska at Lincoln - due Dec. 1
-Regardless of major, the J.D. Edwards Honors Program will cover all the tuition for the required credit hours (total value estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000)
-a composite ACT score of 30 or higher
-3.5 or better high school G.P.A.
-demonstrated interest in technology and business
AXA Achievement Scholarship –December 15, 2016 Apply Early
This program provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors throughout the nation. Fifty-two (52) scholarship recipients are selected; one from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. These students receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each. From this pool of 52 state winners, ten (10) scholarship recipients are selected as national winners, earning an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000 and the opportunity for an internship with AXA. You can learn more about the program and download an application at www.axa-achievement.com.
Burger King Scholars Program – December 15, 2016
-$1,000, $5,000 and $25,000 scholarships available to high school seniors
-www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/The University of Iowa’s
National Wild Turkey Federation - due January 1
-must be a senior with a 3.0 grade point average
-must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education
-must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports—a copy of a current hunting license is required
-must be willing to become a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation (Xtreme JAKES, student or regular membership)
-must be involved in school activities
-must demonstrate ability as a leader among his or her peers
-must demonstrate community involvement
-must submit an essay and autobiography exhibiting dedication to conservation
-must submit three letters of recommendation
-Local Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $250
-State/Provincial Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $1,000
-National Scholarship Winner will receive $10,000
-Forms available at http://www.nwtf.org/jakes/xtreme/scholarships.htmlIowa
On Thursday, October 27th, the Viqueen team traveled to Audubon to take on the Wheelers of Audubon in a regional semi-final match. The Viqueens fought hard but were not able to come out ahead of the strong Audubon team losing the match in three sets. This was the 8th consecutive year that a Viqueen team has been in a regional semi-final match. Congratulations Viqueens–we are very proud of how you represented our school and community!
The Viqueen volleyball team and coaches would like to express their appreciation for the tremendous support the team received this season. Thank you to all of the parents who helped provide meals/snacks for the team during weekend tournament play. A special “Thank You” to Chris Stephens, Paul Vanderholm and Justin Miller who served as line judges during the season and to Jo Peterson, Christi Elwood and Rick and Tammy Boyer for helping at the score table during matches and Hannah Elwood and others who taped many of our matches this season. Thank you to Chloe Smith, Madison Franzen and Baylee Gibbs who helped with stat taking during the regular season and regional play. Thank you to the Stanton Booster Club for providing pizza to the team after our last regular season game and for providing each player a photo button. We cannot thank Al Thole enough for his generous donation to the volleyball program and also to Robin and Robert Wright for their generous Gatorade donation. A huge “shout out” needs to go to our student section who did an awesome job supporting the team at home and away games. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community and the positive support and encouragement we have received is very much appreciated.
Viking Center Youth Girls & Boys Basketball
With volleyball and football seasons coming to an end, that means basketball is upon us. The Viking Center Youth Basketball season will start up at different times. Registration forms have been passed out at school, but they can also be found at the Viking Center, Stanton Schools Elementary Office, and on our website: www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Here is some information on each team:
- 5th/6th Grade Girls: The 5th/6th grade girls will be coached by Lacey Stephens, and will begin their season with practice Tuesday November 8th from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM. They will practice each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the season from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM. Registration forms for the 5th/6th grade girls are due by Friday November 11th.
- 3rd/4th Grade Girls: The 3rd/4th grade girls will be coached by Sally Stoakes, and will begin their season with practice on Wednesday November 16th from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM (Wednesday practices are ONLY on early dismissal Wednesdays). They will practice each early dismissal Wednesday from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM and Thursdays from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM. Registration forms for the 3rd/4th grade girls are due by Wednesday November 16th.
- 5th/6th Grade Boys: The 5th/6th grade boys will be coached by Jeff Grebin, and they will begin their season later in November/early December. Practice dates and times are TBD. Please turn in their registration forms by Wednesday November 16th.
- 3rd/4th Grade Boys: The 3rd/4th grade boys will be coached by Mark Johnson, and they will begin their season later in November/early December. Practice dates and times are TBD. Please turn their registration forms in by Wednesday November 16th.
Please watch for updates on practice dates and times for all teams. Please note that the coaches will be in contact with parents throughout the year for any changes with practices and the game schedule. The game schedule will be released after the scheduling meetings in December. Once we have figured out the gym schedule, we will let parents know.
Friday, 11th 10:00-Verteran’s Day Program
Monday, 14th 7:00-Corner Conference Vocal Festival at Fremont-Mills
Tuesday, 15th 7:30-Senior Announcement Orders Due
Wednesday, 16th 1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal
Thursday, 17th 4:00-Junior High Basketball with Bedford “A” game followed by “B” Game
BREAKFAST MENUS NOVEMBER 14-18
LUNCH MENUS NOVEMBER 14-18
Black Bean Salad
Ham & Potato Casserole
Broccoli & Cheese
Chocolate Chip Bar