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Senior and Parents: Slide Show Info

  A large envelope was sent home with each senior. Please send 1 baby photo, 1 senior photo and any group photos of sports, parties, etc. in the envelopes by March 27th. Photos will be scanned in and returned by April 10th.

  Envelopes can be given to Mrs. Stephens, Mrs. Druivenga or Abby Volquartsen. Digital files can be emailed to avolquartsen@gmail.com.

Junior Class Parent Meeting

  The Junior class parents will be having a meeting to discuss the Prom meal and how parents will be helping with the meal on March 29th at 7:00 PM in the high school library. All are invited to attend.

Individual Speech

  The Stanton High School speech team traveled to district individual speech contest at Shenandoah High School on Saturday, February 25th. The students performed very well throughout the morning and afternoon. All students who competed on Saturday have advanced to the state individual speech contest. Stanton students will compete at Johnston High School in Johnston on Saturday, March 11th. The results from district individual speech contest are:

        Abby Volquartsen, I in storytelling

        Alexis Stoakes, I in acting and I in improvisation

        Megan Shafer, I in musical theater and I in spontaneous      


        Libby Ernst, I in literary program

        Noah Kammerer, I in improvisation and I storytelling

        Camden Sundberg, I in spontaneous speaking and II in      


        Chris Jones, I in radio news

        Connor Hultman, I in radio news

        Jody Vanderholm, I in prose

        Austin Houston, I in poetry and II in spontaneous


  The team continued their enthusiasm from Wednesday’s Overall School Champion for Corner Conference Speech award. Students will be continuing to polish up their speech performances. We would like to thank the excellent support we had at contest from friends, family, and community members! Congratulations to the individual speech students! Good luck at state!!!!

All School Play

  The All School Play is tonight! Cast and crew have been creating a humorous theater experience. The play starts promptly at 7:00 PM, arrive early to claim the best seats in the house. The play should make you laugh, cry, and quite possibly put “fear” in your life! So invite and bring your friends, family, neighbors, and anyone that is Swedish (i.e. related to a Swede, knows a Swede, pretends to be a Swede, denies being a Swede). Take this evening to share many smiles and joys with an outstanding student drama department. This family friendly play is Swamp Pirate Zombies by Andrew Ross. “Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado”

March Mayhem

  2017 marks the 15th year of this event!  Glow-in-the-Dark Volleyball will kick things off Friday, March 31st. All other events will take place on Saturday, April 1st. Rounding out the events this year will be a 5K Fun Run/Walk, six divisions of 3-on-3 Basketball, Dodgeball, slam dunk contest, 3-PT shooting contest, and a Bean Bag Toss Tournament (Singles and Doubles). Information and rules will be posted on the school's website in the coming days. Registration forms will be available at the school as well as online. 

  A parent meeting for all parents of students in grades 9th-12th was held last week. A group of parents are going to tackle the organization of the concession stands and will be sending communication to all parents to let them know how they can help make this a record year. The students from each class will be helping work the concessions as well as admissions and event handling.

Geography Bee

  Congratulations to 8th grader Kegan Sundberg who has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geography Bee! The Iowa State Bee will be held on Friday, March 31st at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Good Luck Kegan!

Elementary Musical

  On Friday, March 10th, at 7:00 PM., the elementary students will be
performing their elementary musicals. This is a required concert for
all students and will be graded. Kindergarten through third grade
students will be performing our very own rendition of “Granny’s
Favorite Musical Hits,” and fourth through sixth graders will be
performing the musical “The Granny Awards.” Please refer to notes sent home for required costumes and other specific details. We look forward to seeing you all on March 10th!




Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship Online


-Sponsored by Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Fraternity

 -due March 5th, 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

Dennis Lloyd Scholarship

-due March 10


-for students interested in graphic art or journalism

This scholarship is renewable for 4 years,

provided the student maintains a "C" or above average in college. Applicant must include transcript with application

Letters of recommendation are encouraged

Iowa Western Community College Foundation Scholarship – due March 15 Online

-Scholarships awarded on basis of academic achievement and/or financial need

Apply on line at: http://www.iwcc.edu/Future_Student/financial_aid/scholarships.asp

Jack Hyler Memorial Scholarship – due March 15, 2017 Online



-Applicants must be in the top 25% of their graduation class and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

-Preference will be given to students who plan a career in the field of education.

LOCAL STANTON SCHOLARSHIPS - due March 13, 2017     

Double Dozen Scholarship - Academics, character, leadership and potential for growth and success.

Duane Falk Scholarship - Based on academics, leadership, and participation in school and community activities.   Number and amount designated annually.

Larmon Scholarship - Based on academics excellence and achievement in school and community activities.  Number and amount designated annually.

Randy Larson Memorial Scholarship - Sponsored by the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary.  Based on academic and leadership accomplishments.  Must be a relative of a veteran.     $200.00

National Honor Society Scholarship - One member---one non-member. Based on classes taken and grades.   $100.00 each

Stanton Faculty and Administrators Scholarship - Must be going into an education field.  

Stanton Care Center Vetter Scholarship - Based on academics, leadership, character, and potential for success in a health related area.  Number and amount designated annually.   

Stephanie (Peterson) and Christopher Stein Scholarship –  Must be attending Iowa State University. Based on moral character, attitude, leadership, activities in school, and community service.  Number of scholarships designated annually.  $500    

Ruth Stone Memorial Scholarship  - Based on citizenship, leadership, participation in school, church and community activities.  Scholarship may be used for any type of higher education. $300

Ashley and Brooke Maley Memorial Scholarship – Two scholarships are available with the mount to be determined yearly. Open to all senior students.  Students may be pursuing any type of post-secondary education.

Class of 1963 – One scholarship given to a graduating senior from Stanton Community High School.  Students may be pursuing any type of post-secondary education.  $200

Stewart Sisters Scholarship - As alumnae of Stanton H. S., Shauna, Shalée, and ShaRee value the education we received there and feel it is important to give back. Based on academics, leadership, and participation in school and community activities.  Open to graduating high school seniors.  Submit a local scholarship application.  Number and amount designated annually. 

Sherie Goodemote Wistrom Memorial Scholarships

- One $250 music or medical (nursing) related scholarship will be given.  In order to receive the scholarship you must be a graduating senior from Stanton Community High School, you will need to maintain a grade point average of 2.5 and be registered for college the following semester.

Brooke Engstrand Scholarship - The Brooke Engstrand scholarship established in the spring of 2013 is intended for seniors planning to further their education in a 4-year or 2-year college program, or a technical school. Brooke had a passion for music and making the most of her life and the opportunities she was given. She was involved in many activities while a student at Stanton Community School, both in and out of school.  Her love of horses and for others filled her life with joy and fulfillment. Brooke graduated in 2008 from Stanton High School.  The number and amount of scholarships will be determined yearly.  Scholarships go to a graduating senior.  Submit a local scholarship application, including a letter with personal information, post-secondary education plans, and need for this scholarship.

Darwin L. “Rosy” Rossander Memorial Scholarship

-A scholarship has been established in memory of Darwin L. “Rosy” Rossander, a life long Stanton resident and community supporter. Youth, the activities youth were involved in, and the Stanton community were his passion.  He attended almost every Stanton school event and loved supporting the Vikings and Viqueens.  Rosy was a 4-H leader.  He led 4-H shooting sports and enjoyed helping youth improve their skills.  Through his American Legion activities he planned and organized numerous community service events and projects, including the veterans’ memorial that is on Main Street.  The scholarship will be given to a Stanton student with evaluation based on involvement including, but not limited to: athletics, 4-H, choir, and community service activities.  

Iowa Communications Alliance Scholarship Program – March 27, 17

-Must be graduating high school senior or student currently enrolled in a two or four-year college/university or vocational technical school

-Receive any local telecommunication service from a RIITA member (have existing telephone service with Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and have a prefix number of 585,586, 829, 785 or 826) and be from a rural area

-Must be accepted/or enrolled by an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school

-Must have at least a C grade point average

-Express an interest to live and work in a rural community following graduation

-applications must be sponsored by Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and bear Kevin Cabbage’s signature

Apply: online http://www.iacommunicationsall.org/page/ICAScholarship/Iowa-Communications-Alliance-Scholarship-Programs.htm

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund - March 31

Check in the office for more information.

P.E.O. Scholarship – March 31, 2017

A woman is eligible for consideration of a local P.E.O.

Scholarship provided she:

• Exhibits excellence in leadership, extracurricular

activities, community service, academics, and

potential for future success

• Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her

secondary education and is 20 years of age or under

• Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0

on a 4.0 scale

• Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary

educational institution in the United States or

Canada, full time or part-time in the fall of the

academic year following high school graduation

Meredith Communications Southwest Iowa Scholarship – due March 31, 2017


- $1,000 scholarship

-available to students who are graduates of a southwest Iowa high school who wish to further their educational pursuits at a college, university, business or vocational training facility



Viqueen Basketball Post Season Honors

  Corner Conference All Conference picks for Girls Basketball have been announced. Stanton placed the following on the first and second team.

Chelsea Weis, All Conference First Team Elite

Jody Vanderholm, All Conference First Team

Ally Focht, All Conference Second Team

Savanna Moffett, Honorable Mention

Congratulations girls on these well-deserved honors!



Iowa Hunters Education Course

  Hunter Education Course will be held on April 1st-April 2nd at Anderson Conservation Area. Students must be at least 11 years old to participate in this course. It is free of charge. You may register on line at http://register-ed.com/events/view/97370. This class does have limited space so register as soon as possible. All individuals born after January 1, 1972 must complete the Iowa Hunters Education Course in order to obtain a state hunting license.

PTSO Board Meeting

  The next PTSO board meeting will be Thursday, March 9th, at 5:30 PM in the high school library. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to join the PTSO email list please send a message to ptso@stantonschools.com.



Friday, 3rd              7:00-All School Play

Wednesday, 8th     1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Friday, 10th            End of 3rd Quarter

                 7:00-Elementary Musical

Saturday, 11th        State Individual Speech Contest at Johnston





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