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Large Group Speech

  District Large Group Speech Contest will be at Abraham Lincoln High School this Saturday, January 21st. The following are approximations of the schedule: Center Four, Group Improv (Camden Sundberg, Abby Volquartsen, and Noah Kammerer), 1:30-1:45 PM; Center Six, Musical Theater (Megan Shafer and Alexis Stoakes), 10:00-10:15 AM; Center Seven, Radio Broadcasting (Jody Vanderholm, Chloe Smith, Abby Volquartsen, Libby Ernst, Savanna Moffett, Camden Sundberg, and Noah Kammerer), 9:55-10:00 AM; Center Eight, Group Improv (Megan Shafer, Alexis Stoakes, and Chloe Smith), 1:45-2:00 PM. The speech students have performed this week for the entire student body. The group is excited to start the speech season! Good Luck!! 
Swing Choir Luncheon

  Swing Choir Soup Luncheon will be Sunday, January 29th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM at Mamrelund Lutheran Church. They will be serving Ham & Potato, Broccoli Cheese, and Chicken Noodle. The swing choir will be performing between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM. Cost is free-will donation.

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 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.

7th & 8th Grade Science Fair Projects

  Students in 7th and 8th grades will present their Science Fair projects beginning Monday, February 6th. Please make sure your son/ daughter is preparing their presentations and is ready to present on February 6th. Students will need to have their information on a standard Tri-fold board with information similar to the graphic. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Subbert or Mrs. Erickson.

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!



Iowa Assessments

  The Stanton Community Schools will administer the Iowa Assessments beginning Tuesday, January 31st, to all students in grades 3-11.
  The purpose of the Iowa Assessments is to provide the school with

information and to help teachers make sound educational decisions about student's learning. The scores will allow teachers to check

each student's year-to-year growth and to identify each child's strongest and weakest areas of achievement. When test results are used in conjunction with teacher observation and other information from the classroom, teachers and parents can work together to identify and address the educational needs of each student.
Just as in the everyday school activities, you can help your child do their best by seeing that he/she is fully rested. This year, like last year, all students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth will be




offered breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the testing week. This breakfast will be at no cost to the students and ALL STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO GO DOWN FOR THE BREAKFAST BUT DO NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SERVING LINE IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO EAT BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL. The breakfast is being offered to those who would like to eat breakfast at school. The Stanton PTSO, along with the school, has generously offered to donate funds to help cover the cost of breakfast for the students. The menu for the 3 days is as follows:

  Tuesday, January 31st-Sausage Gravy & Biscuit. Juice, Milk

  Wednesday, February 1st-Breakfast Pizza. Muffin, Juice, Milk

  Thursday, February 2nd-Pancake and Sausage on a Stick, Juice, Milk


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


To be eligible to receive a Tim Dwight Foundation, Inc. Scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

be a United States citizen

be a graduating senior from an accredited Iowa high school

have applied to and ultimately be accepted by and enrolled in on a full-time basis (12 credits or more) one of the following accredited four-year universities:

the University of Iowa

Iowa State University

the University of Northern Iowa

submit official transcripts for grades 9 through 11( including class rank and cumulative GPA)

complete The Tim Dwight Foundation Inc. Scholarship Program Application in which the applicant provides evidence of the difficulties and challenges faced in achieving his/her goals during high school and the challenges the applicant will face while attending one of the above-listed universities.


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

2017 Future of Iowa Agriculture Scholarship Program

February 3, 2017




Applicants for “First-year Scholarships” must be entering their first undergraduate year at an accredited junior college, college or university.

Applicants for “Upperclassmen Scholarships” must be entering at least their second year at an accredited junior college, college or university.

Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or Graduate degree in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa.

Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member or son/daughter of An ICGA member.

Apply for ICGA membership at www.iowacorn.org.

Scholarship applications will be available on our website at www.iowacorn.org

By November 1,2016, and must be submitted by February

3, 2017.



Parents’ Night

  Parents’ night for the basketball season will be January 31st.  Pictures will be taken from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the lunch room area. Athletes, managers and cheerleaders will be announced between the girls and boys game against Sidney that night. Come fill the gym and support the kids for all their hard work this basketball season!!

Viking Basketball

  The Vike's have been busy both at home and on the road over the past week posting 3 wins as they hosted SW Valley, Thursday (62-54) and East Mills, Friday (53-32), then on the road for the first round of the Corner Conference Tournament at Clarinda Academy vs Heartland Christian (82-35). The Vikings hosted the Conference

Tournament Semi-finals Thursday night as Fremont-Mills played East Mills and the Vikings took on the Sidney Cowboys. The consolation and championship games will be play Saturday night in Tabor.  Please see last week's printed bulletin for brackets and game times.  Go Vikings!

Viqueen Basketball

  The Viqeen's continue to roll defeating SW Valley 43-33 in nonconference action last Thursday night in Stanton.  "The quick start really took the wind out of their sails while adding a boost of confidence for us. Going in we felt we needed to control two aspects of the game, getting to the free throw line and limiting their 2nd chance points, which is something we did very well the 1st half.” Coach Snyder said. SWV did manage to make things interesting in the 3rd quarter cutting a 12 point deficit to 3.

  Stanton Viqueen's won their 5th straight defeating East Mills 54-37.  Deja vu from Thursday night with a big first quarter. The Queens built a 18-5 first quarter lead and never looked back. East Mills played a combination of man and zone defense throughout the game to no avail. 


Food Pantry Thank You

  A big thanks to the community for the generous donation of food and other needed supplies for the Mamrelund Food Pantry. This will help many families throughout the year. A special thanks to Mr. Mainquist and his class and members of the High School Student Council for collecting, organizing, and delivering the items to the pantry.

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.

After Prom Parent Meeting

  There will be an After Prom Meeting for all Junior and Senior Parents on Thursday, February 2nd, at 6:30 PM in the school library.  If you cannot make it please contact Dawn Weis at 712-370-8880



Friday, 20th            7;30-Girls Conference Basketball Tournament Finals at East Mills, Stanton vs Sidney

Saturday, 21st        District Large Group Speech Contest

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

Tuesday, 24th        3:30-Junior High Basketball with Essex, Here

                  4:00-Junior Varsity Basketball at Essex, There

                  6:00-Varsity Basketball at Essex, There

Wednesday, 25th   1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 26th       6:30-Honor Band Concert at IWCC

Friday, 27th            4:00-Junior Varsity Basketball at Fremont-Mills, There

                  6:00-Varsity Basketball at Fremont-Mills, There

Sunday, 29th          11:30-Swing Choir Soup Luncheon at Mamrelund






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Crispito/Hot Dog



Mandarin Oranges


Peanut Butter Sandwich



Ham Sandwich

Cheese Slice


Peas/Green Beans





Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beans




Banana Muffin



Potato Bar/Hot Dog

Assorted Toppings



Mandarin Oranges



Chicken Wrap


Mixed Vegetables

Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit