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Music Department Meal

  Stanton Music Department will be hosting a Lasagna Meal on tonight. 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!

Large Group Speech

  Mark your calendars to attend the District Large Group Speech Contest at Abraham Lincoln High School on Saturday, January 21st. The students worked hard over Christmas break and have been practicing every day to sharpen their performances. Stanton will have a radio broadcasting, two different improvisation groups, and a musical theater entry. Please stay tuned for more information and schedules. The speech students are excited for the upcoming season! 
State Swing Choir Contest
  The Stanton Swing Choir will travel to Lewis Central Middle School on January 30th, to compete in the Iowa High School Music Association State Show Choir Contest.
  They will perform at 3:50 PM and the public is encouraged to come and watch their performance. Stanton is the only school performing in class 1A. Please come early because they close the doors for every performance and will admit no one once a group has begun their performance. The admission charge is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Hope to see a big Stanton crowd.

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!

Honor Choir

  On January 21st, the Stanton vocal department under the direction of Kelsie Schmidt will participate in the SW Iowa Choral Directors
Association Honor Choir. Students attending this all day event will be
April Fort, Jody Vanderholm, Chelsea Weis, Ally Focht, Alexis Stoakes, and Noah Kammerer. The concert will be at 7:00 PM in the Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College. Admission will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. The concert will feature the festival choir under the direction of Mark Babcock, and the IWCC 1st Edition Show Choir.
Honor Band
  On January 26th, select students from the Stanton high school and
middle school bands will participate in the Iowa Western Community
College Honor Band. The following students were selected: Emma
Roberts, Jody Vanderholm, Matt Truka, Devin Isaacson, Slade Graham, and Cameron Sallach. The concert will start at 6:30 PM in the Arts Center located at Iowa Western Community College. Admission is free for the concert.

Georgraphy Winner

  8th grader Kegan Sundberg was the winner of the 4th-8th grade Geography Bee. He will be taking the State Geography Bee qualifying test.  

Corner Conference Science Fair

  This year's Junior High Corner Conference Science Fair will be held on February 15th at Fremont-Mills. It is being held earlier this year to allow the top projects to advance to the State Science Fair Competition.

  If you are interested in being a judge this year, please contact Mrs. Erickson (cerickson@stantonschools.com), Mr. Subbert (bsubbert@stantonschools.com), or Mr. Blunt (kblunt@stantonschools.com). Judging usually takes place from 9:00 AM until lunch time. Thank you in advance for volunteering!
5th Grade Class
  The Stanton 5th graders would like to thank the American Legion for

the their wonderful time on Wednesday! The students worked extremely hard on their flag essays, “What the Flag Means to Me”, during the month of December. It was exciting to finally give our speeches to those who served for our military branches. The class has learned the proper ways to respect the American Flag and how to also correctly fold the flag. We truly appreciated our time with the members of the Ernie Johnson Post #406. It was such blast having breakfast and many conversations at the American Legion.



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 has been practicing posting homework assignments and officially began posting them 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. 




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


-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


-$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)

John Deere Scholarship Feb 1

John Deere will sponsor 5 $2000

Check it out online at www.ffa.org/scholarships

Tim Dwight Foundation, Inc. Scholarship – Feb. 1

-have applied to one of the following accredited 4-year universities:
    -the University of Iowa, Iowa State University or the University of Northern Iowa

Iowa 4-H Scholarships

-February 1

-list of scholarships, instructions, and application available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/grants.html

-also available at the Montgomery County Extension office

Masonic Scholarship - due February 1, 2017

-Approximately 60 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded

-Must be a senior planning to attend an accredited institution which provides (1) a two or four year college program or (2) vocational training

-Need not have a Masonic connection

-The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas.

-An applicant’s record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also considered carefully as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official.

-The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application itself is also a factor considered in the selection process.

-The Scholarship Selection Committee will select a number of finalists who will be asked to appear before the committee for a personal interview.

-Applications may be found in the office or at www.gl-iowa.org.
The Iowa Arts Scholarship for the Arts - due February 1, 2017

-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.

FFA Scholarships – due Feb. 1, 2017

-must be a U.S. citizen

-must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college

-information available at http://scholarships.ffa.org and click on the “scholarship” link



Viking Basketball

  The Vikings were defeated by the Fremont-Mills Knights last Thursday at home, 60-53. Fremont-Mills jumped out strong and led at half by 6. The Vikes ended the 3rd quarter well and took the lead for a brief moment but a Fremont-Mills shot at the buzzer put them in front and Stanton was not able to pull it out in the end. The loss was disappointing but we know what to focus on and continue to get better.  

  On Monday the Vikings traveled to Council Bluffs to the ISD campus to take on Heartland Christian. Stanton jumped out to an early lead and kept adding to that lead to end up winning 69-26.
Viqueen Basketball

  Stanton Viqueen's raced out to an early 1st quarter lead 11-4 vs. the Fremont-Mills Lady Knights. The Queen's maintained an advantage throughout the contest. Down the stretch late game pressure by the Fremont-Mills Knights caused  Stanton to sputter but big plays late in the game by Kami Tibben and Savana Moffett gave the Queen's the edge they needed for the win. 

  The Viqueen's used their inside outside game to defeat the South Page Rebels Friday night 46-34. With Chelsea Weis scoring from the premier and Jody Vanderholm taking care of business in the paint Stanton rolled to a big lead. South Page did not go away easy as they cut Stanton's lead to 8 with two minutes remaining.

  Queen's took a win, 51-32, over Heartland Christian in a contest that featured 56 total free throws. Needless to say we had foul trouble issues in a slow paced game. Stanton was led in scoring by Chelsea Weis with 17 points and Ally Focht with 13. Kami Tibben led in the rebounding category with 14. The Queen's were at home last night playing SW Valley and tonight will host East Mills.
Junior High Girls Basketball
  Right before Christmas Break, the junior high girls team played Sidney. It was a great opportunity physically and mentally to compete against a solid team. The Viqueens fought hard, but ended up with a final score of 26-40. We played 2 quarters after that game and were unsuccessful, finishing 6-24. Our team knew we had to keep on improving and come back stronger for our next game.

  Over break, the girls had a few days in the gym to continue moving forward with the season. The focus was on shooting and driving to the hoop.

  The Viqueens have been busy with three games in row. Thursday the team traveled to play the Hamburg Wildcats. The first quarter was slow going, but the Queens quickly picked up the score. The team finished with a W, 49-18. Friday we had a home game playing the Rebels from South Page. Stanton worked hard on both sides of the gym floor, allowing for a 39-22 win. Monday we competed at the Iowa School for the Deaf playing Heartland Christian. We had close game all four quarters! Stanton came out with the win, 30-26. The Fremont-Mills game will be January 19th in Tabor. Our last game of the season will be January 24th with Essex in Stanton. The team continues to appreciate the wonderful support of the school, friends, families, and community! Go Viqueens!!!


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!
PTSO Board Meeting

  The next PTSO board meeting will be Monday, January 23rd, at 5:30 PM in the high school library. Everyone is welcome! If you would like to be added to our email list please send a message to ptso@stantonschools.com.



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

Monday, 16th         6:00-Girls Conference Basketball Tournament Stanton vs Heartland Christian at Essex

Tuesday, 17th         6:00-Boys Conference Basketball Tournament Stanton vs Heartland Christian at Clarinda Academy

Wednesday, 18th    1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal


                  6:00-Girls Conference Basketball Tournament at Sidney

Thursday, 19th       7:30-Boys Conference Basketball Tournament at Stanton

Friday, 20th            6:00-Girls Conference Basketball Tournament Finals at East Mils

Saturday, 21st        District Large Group Speech Contest

                  6:00-Boys Conference Basketball Tournament  Finals at Fremont-Mills






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