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STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BULLETIN JANUARY 6, 2017

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Junior Class Fundraiser

  The Junior Class will be having a fundraiser at all home varsity basketball games to raise money for the Junior/Senior Prom. During halftime of the varsity games you can have a chance to win a prize by making a three point basket for the cost of a $1.00 for 2 balls.

Music Department Meal

  Stanton Music Department will be hosting a Lasagna Meal on Friday, January 13th. Please stop by between 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM to support our music programs! $5 Lasagna, breadstick, salad, dessert, and drink! And stay for the ballgames with East Mills!

Winter Semi-Formal

  The High School Winter Semi-Formal will be held on Saturday, January 14th from 8:30-11:30 PM at the Viking Center. Cost is $5 per person.

Pink Out

  The FCCLA Pink Out event will be held on Friday, February 10th. Look in future bulletins for more details but put it on your calendars now!

AR Movie Party

  Students in 1st through 5th who met their semester reading AR Goal went to Red Oak's Grand Theater to watch Storks on Thursday, January 5th. Thanks to the PTSO for paying for snack packs for all the students who went.

 

PRINCIPAL

Homework Assignments Online

  We have many parents who would like to have a way to see daily assignments as a way to help make sure that their son or daughter has their work completed and that they get it handed in on time.  

  The 6th-12th staff will work this week to learn and practice posting homework assignments. They will officially begin posting these on JMC starting January 9th.  

  Directions for parents and students to check their assignments is as follows: 

            1) Log into JMC with your password like always.  

            2) Go to "Lesson Plans" (on left hand side) 

3) This will bring up a calendar that has your son/daughter's class assignments. Each class is a different color. If you click on the specific assignment then the entire assignment will appear.  

            4) This is the information the teacher posted.  

5) If you have multiple children then at the top left hand part of the page you will have a menu to scroll down to find which child you want.  

  If you still have questions you can always email or call the teacher.  

Driver’s Education

  We will be starting driver's education earlier this year. The date for starting is tentatively set for February 8th.  It will last until approximately the end of April. The classroom portion will be mainly Wednesdays from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM and Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM. Driving will be scheduled on the other days (not Sundays). We will cut the number off at 24 so please get signed up as soon as possible. The specific cost has not determined yet.  Signup sheet is in the High School office. If you have questions please call the office at 712-829-2162.  

Parking While Picking Up Students After School 

  We have several parents/guardians that pick their students up after school. The parking area when you pick the students up is between the school and Viking Center or right north of the Viking Center in the parking lot. The main reason is for safety of the students. We want to have fewer vehicles around the buses. Also there are several vehicles that are blocking Halland Village resident’s vehicles. Please follow these guidelines for parking to pick up students.  

Entering the School to Pick Up Students

   We have many parents/guardians that enter the school at the end of the day to pick up students. We would like anyone wishing to enter the school at the end of the day to not plan on coming in until 3:00 PM. There will be a cone outside the door and when the cone is brought in that will signal when it is 3:00 PM and you may buzz the door to gain entry. If you need to talk to Jody Druivenga in the office we ask that you call or wait until 3:00 PM. This ensures that classes will not be interrupted until they dismiss for the end of the day. Thank you. 

 

GUIDANCE

Scholarships

Iowa State University – College of Agriculture – Freshman Scholarships in Agriculture – due The priority deadline for freshman scholarship applications is January 15 Online application

https://www.scholarships.cals.iastate.edu/scholarships/freshman

-must rank in the upper 25th percentile in both class rank and national test scores

-demonstrate leadership potential by extracurricular and work experiences

Iowa State University Department of Forestry Scholarships - Due January 15

- log on to http://www.forestry.iastate.edu

Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics – due Jan. 31

http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-scholarships-and-awards/strayer-rairden-scholarship-physics

-$1,000 each year, renewable for up to 3 successive years following the initial award

-must be from the state of Iowa

-must have applied for admission to The University of Iowa and declared physics or astronomy as a major

-must take the Drake Physics Prize exam (deadline for this exam is in early December and it is given at the student’s high school in January)

 

ATHLETICS

Viking Basketball

  The Vikings were able to end the 2016 portion of the season with 2 solid wins. One was at Sidney vs the Cowboys. They are a solid team and getting a good victory at their place said a lot of how we are playing right now. We were able to take that momentum into Clarinda Academy. We started out a little slow but were able to overcome the poor start and get another good victory on the road going into the break.  

Viqueen Basketball

  Sidney defeated the Viqueens 64-33 in Corner Conference action.  The fast pace play caused numerous problems for the Queens.  Stanton 5-3 continued Conference play last night with a makeup game vs Fremont-Mills, followed with a game tonight vs South Page.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

5th Quarter

  Grades 7th-12th are welcome to Mamrelund basement after Friday night home basketball games until 11:00 PM for FOOD, FRIENDS, AND FUN!
Lil’ Vikes Basketball Program 2017–Registration Now Due Friday January 6th!
  The Viking Center will be hosting its third “Lil’ Vikes” youth basketball program for children Pre-K (4yrs old +) through 2nd grade.  Participants will be introduced the basic fundamentals of the game including dribbling, passing, rebounding, offensive and defensive motions, and shooting. We will meet for 6 one hour sessions on Saturday mornings, beginning Saturday January 7th, lasting through February 25th from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM (excluding January 28th and February 11th). T-shirts will be provided for all participants.  Cost for the program is $10 for Viking Center members and $25 for non-members (t-shirts included in cost of program).
  Registration forms can be found at the Viking Center and on our website: www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Forms can also be found at the Stanton Elementary Office. Registration is due by Friday January 6th (this is a change from the previous deadline).  Forms can be turned into the elementary office or the Viking Center. Please make checks payable to: Stanton Viking Center, PO Box 42, Stanton IA 51573.

 

COMING EVENTS

Friday, 6th              5:30-Junior High Girls Basketball with South Page, Here

                 7:00-Varsity Girls Basketball with South Page, Here

Monday, 9th           4:00-Junior High Basketball at Heartland Christian, There, ISD Campus

                 6:00-Varsity Basketball at Heartland Christian, There, ISD Campus

Wednesday, 11th   1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 12th       Large Group Picture Day

                  6:00-Varsity Basketball with Southwest Valley, Here

Friday, 13th            4:00-Junior Varsity with East Mills, Here

                              5:00-Music Department Lasagna Meal

                 6:00-Varisty Basketball with East Mills, Here

Saturday, 14th        8:30-Winter Semi-Formal Dance at Viking Center

 

 

 

BREAKFAST MENUS JANUARY 9-13

Monday

Pancakes

Fruit

Juice/Milk

 Tuesday

Omelet

Toast

Muffin/Fruit

Juice/Milk

Wednesday

Sausage Gravy Pizza

Muffin/Fruit

Juice/Milk

Thursday

Long John

Muffin/Fruit

Juice/Milk

Friday

Waffle

Fruit

Juice/Milk

 

 

LUNCH MENUS JANUARY 9-13

Monday

Chicken Fajita

Corn

Black Bean Salad

Butter Sandwich

Pears

Peaches

Tuesday

Ham & Potato Casserole

Squash

Peas

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges

Roll

Wednesday

Stadium Dog

Chili/Cheese

Tri-Tater

Baked Beans

Craisins/Apple

Milk

Thursday

Chili

Carrots

Applesauce

Pears

Cinnamon Roll

Milk

Friday

Walking Taco

Lettuce/Cheese

Diced Tomatoes

Refried Beans/Corn

Pineapple/Oranges

Peanut Butter Bar

Milk