STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BULLETIN FEBRUARY 10, 2017
The FCCLA's annual Pink Out to raise money to fight cancer will be held on Friday, February 10th. The evening will start with a tailgate meal consisting of chili, cinnamon roll, relishes and a drink for a free will donation. We have the following items already donated for the auction and silent auction-a quilt (from Mickey Anderson), 2 crocheted blankets (from Elaine Bruce), a cake (from Eileen Bisbee), a "Magic Bullet" Nutribullet (from HyVee), 12 tickets and "suite" seating to Disney on Ice (Joe Volquartsen and The MAC). There will be more items by the 10th. If anyone wants to donate, please contact the high school office. There will be a 46 second activity, chuck a duck and a performance by the dance team during half time of the games and between games. If you are a cancer survivor, there will be a place to sign up and receive a free gift. Hope to see you all there.
Red Cross Blood Drive
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Friday, March 3rd, from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Viking Center. It is sponsored by FCCLA and not only will your donation save lives but it will also help Stanton students receive scholarships.
National Honor Society Cookie Sale
The National Honor Society will be selling cookies for Valentine’s Day this year. The money raised will be used for two annual scholarships given to Stanton students. Cookie sales began February 8th and will run until February 13th. They will sell for $0.40 each or 3 for $1.00. Order forms were given to the elementary students. Middle school and high school students may get a form from a National Honor Society member or pick one up in the office. Thank you for your support of our students.
State Speech Contest
The Stanton Large Group Speech Team competed at State Large Group Contest at West Des Moines Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa this past Saturday. It was a very successful day for the students. All students from Stanton received a two rating. Stanton competed with the following groups: Radio Broadcasting (Libby Ernst, Jody Vanderholm, Savanna Moffett, Chloe Smith, Abby Volquartsen, Camden Sundberg, Noah Kammerer), Group Improv (Camden Sundberg, Noah Kammerer, Abby Volquartsen), and Group Improv (Megan Shafer, Alexis Stoakes, Chloe Smith). Musical Theater was unfortunately dropped due to illness (Megan Shafer, Alexis Stoakes). The students should be proud of their efforts and commitment to preparing for district and state speech contests. We want to thank the outstanding support from the school, staff, parents, and community! It has been an exciting speech season! Thanks!!
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 (email@example.com), Mr. Subbert (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mr. Blunt (email@example.com). Judging usually takes place from 9:00 AM until lunch time. Thank you in advance for volunteering!
Junior Class Parent Meeting
The Junior class parents will be having a meeting to discuss the Prom meal on March 1st at 7:00 PM in the high school library. All are invited to attend.
We made it through Iowa Assessment Testing. Mrs. Mainquist is finishing up those students who were gone. We always await those scores to see how proficient our students are and see strengths and weaknesses.
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 is posting homework assignments on JMC.
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.
HYVee Foundation Scholarship February 10, 2017 Download on-line
HIGH SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:
Qualified students are eligible to apply every year.
You are eligible for consideration if:
-Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or
subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2016 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2016, AND
-Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.
You will need to submit by February 10 of the current year:
-Completed application form.
-Personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s). Minimum of
300 words, maximum of 500 words.
-Resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts and athletics, community service and future post-secondary plans.
-Official transcript, which should include present student status (for
example, junior second semester), last semester’s GPA and cumulative GPA.
-Test results from the ACT (American College Testing) examination.
-A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator. Although this is not a mandatory submission, it provides the judges with a more complete portrait of the applicant.
Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships – due February 10, 2017 on-line
-Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent
-Some consideration will be given to financial need.
-Most awards are limited to students attending Iowa colleges, universities and community colleges; see scholarship descriptions for details.
-applications available at: https://inanews.com/foundation/scholarships/
World The Class, Mediacom Scholarship Program – February 17, 2017
-Fifty $1,000 scholarships
-Based on academic achievement and leadership
-Eligible students must have a Red Oak, Clarinda or Villisca address
-Scholarship awardees may attend any accredited two-year or four-year college, university, technical or vocational school within the United States.
-You may download the application at http://www.mediacomworldclass.com
Conservation District of Iowa and Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarships
-due Feb 17, 2017
-presented to high school seniors pursuing programs in any field of agriculture or natural resources
-local scholarship of $400
-Winners will be asked to volunteer 4 to 8 hours working in the NRCS office in Red Oak, giving students a better understanding of conservation work done through this organization.
-three state level scholarships of $1,800, $1,200, and $1,000, and $300 for each of the six regional winners
-criteria consideration will be points: 60 points for leadership (leadership includes service, character, and self-motivation – 20 points each); and 40 points for scholastic achievement.
-scholarship application is online at http://cdiowa.org/conservation-districts-of-iowa/programs/public-education-acknowledgment/scholarships
-all applications must be typed
Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship
To qualify for the scholarship, students must:
Register by Feb 17, 2017. Online
Complete two online financial literacy tutorials created by Iowa Student Loan.
Take an online financial literacy assessment test created by Ednalysis, an Iowa educational research company.
Thirty $2,000 scholarships for Iowa high school seniors who plan to attend college in fall 2017. To qualify, students must register by February 17, 2017, complete two online financial literacy tutorials and complete a related financial literacy assessment test.
Tribute Award –due 2/28/2017
Any current high school JUNIOR who meets the following qualifications is eligible:
-Is enrolled in an accredited public or private high school in the United States
-Has at least 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for the 9th and 10th grades
-Demonstrates accomplishments in Leadership and Community Service and has faced a significant roadblock or challenge.
-To apply online, go to https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program – March 1, 2017
-Be high school seniors or be current undergraduate students
-Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2017–18 academic year
-Be interested in pursuing a career that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry
-Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States
Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship
-Sponsored by Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Fraternity
-due March 1st, 2017
-three $1500 scholarships
-given to Lutheran gentlemen entering Iowa State in the Fall of 2017
-applicants will be evaluated on their scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches
Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship (MCEC Technical Scholarships) – due March 1
-plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa community college
-applicant’s academic record, communication skills, financial need and plans for the future are considered carefully
-application available online at www.gl-iowa.org – click on “MCEC Scholarship Form in PDF” - or see Mrs. Mainquist
Page County Farm Bureau – due March 1, 2017
-applicant must be a boy or girl from a Farm Bureau member family
-must have at least a 3.0 grade point average
-scholarship available only to those entering professions or vocations requiring at least a minimum of two years of college
Admission to all boys district games is $6.00 for adults and students. No school or conference passes are accepted for tournament games.
The Vikings had a successful 3 game stretch by defeating Clarinda Academy at home 85-72. We played better Monday night at Lenox and defeated the Tigers 67-41. In that game only 2 Lenox players scored for them I felt our defense made them work very hard for their points. On Tuesday, February 7th, we defeated the Diagonal Maroons 69-29. We host Bedford tonight for our last regular season game. It will also be the "Pink Out " night so we hope it is an electric atmosphere for a great cause and to see two good basketball teams play.
Stanton Viqueen's added another win Monday night in nonconference action with a 40-28 victory over Lenox. Due to illness Stanton had two sidelined creating a thin roster that was thin to start with. Coach Snyder said, "We were an organized mess most of the game, not only did we have players missing we also had a couple not feeling the best out on the floor". When Stanton did seem to find some offensive rhythm Lenox found a way to knock down a 3 and keep it close. In all Lenox hit 6 "3's" on the night to just 4 two point field goals. The Queens had a big night boarding the ball with Chelsea Weis grabbing 14, Jody Vanderholm 11 and Savanna Moffett, 9.
The Stanton Viqueen's improved their record to 16-5 with a 40-32 victory over 14-7 Diagonal. Stanton survived a late first half and early second half scoring drought to prevail. Ally Focht and Chelsea Weis knocked in 6 and 7 points respectfully in a 15 point fourth quarter. "We played shorthanded for a second straight night and the girls really stepped it up tonight", said Coach Snyder.
Junior High Girls Track
The junior high girls track team will begin practice on Monday, February 20th. The week of February 20th and the week of February 27th, the team will conclude practice at school dismissal time daily (3:18 PM). Beginning Monday, March 6th, the team will practice 8th hour and after school until 4:15 PM daily. The first track meet for the team is scheduled for March 31st as we travel to a meet in Sidney. Meet schedules were sent home with the girls last week.
Friday, 10th 5:00-Pink Out Meal
6:00-Junior Varsity/Varsity Boys Basketball with Bedford, Here
Tuesday, 14th 7:00-Girls Regional Basketball at Essex
Wednesday, 15th 1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal
Thursday, 16th Boys District Basketball, Here
6:30-SW Valley vs Sidney
8:00-Stanton vs Griswold/East Mills winner
Friday, 17th 7:00-Girls Regional Basketball at Sidney
BREAKFAST MENUS FEBRUARY 13-17
LUNCH MENUS FEBRUARY 13-17
Ham & Potato Casserole
Strawberries & Bananas
Broccoli & Cheese
Chocolate Chip Bar