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Paris–Junior/Senior Prom

  The Junior Class has been busy planning the big night of prom for the past several months. This year’s theme is Paris.  Prom will be held on Saturday evening, April 29th. Everyone is invited to watch walk-in which will commence at 6:30 PM. Walk-in will be held in the upper parking area near the high school building entrance. There will be bleachers to accommodate the on-lookers but please feel welcome to bring a lawn chair to watch as the Juniors and Seniors and their dates make their entrance into the school. Julie Strickland of Strickland Photography will take pictures beginning at 4:30 PM that afternoon. Students will sign up in the office for a time. We ask that no parents, siblings or friends are in the picture area when the couples are being photographed. No other picture taking is permitted at that time. The meal will be served at approximately 7:00 PM with the dance to begin at 8:30 PM. We ask that only prom-goers and invited guests are in the concourse/gym area after the walk-in. If you want to take pictures of your child/date, please do so prior to this time. After-prom activities will conclude the evening. The Juniors and Seniors are looking forward to a fun-filled and safe evening and hope to see you all at walk-in!

Stanton’s Kindergarten Round-Up

  Stanton Elementary School will conduct kindergarten assessments on Wednesday, April 26th, for any child who will be five years of age on or before September 15, 2017. Our format for the screening will be the same as last year. 

  On April 26th, pre-school students will come to the kindergarten room at 1:30 PM for fun activities in language arts, reading and math, a short recess and a snack. Since there is an early dismissal for Teacher In-Service on this date, we are able to use the kindergarten room for the preschoolers. The Villisca Lions Club will also be on hand to do free vision checks for students who have the signed consent forms. On the 26th, parents of next year’s kindergarten students should go to the art room where Mr. Blunt, our principal, will talk about our school.  School nurse, Elizabeth Shirley, will go over health requirements and paper work needed and a discussion about our kindergarten program at Stanton will be held. The preschoolers will be dismissed at 3:00 PM. Registration forms and consent forms for the vision screening will be sent home with preschoolers the week before the assessment date.  We ask that the paper work in the packets be returned on the screening date. We will also require that a current record of immunizations and a copy of the student’s birth certificate be provided on April 26th.

  Please call Jody at the elementary office at 829-2171 as soon as possible to sign up your child for Kindergarten Round Up and to answer any questions you might have regarding the format for the afternoon. If your child will begin kindergarten in the fall and does not currently attend the local pre-school, we ask that you call the above number prior to April 20th so that your child can be added to our student list.

Farm Bureau Coloring Contest

  The Stanton 4th graders created posters for a Farm Bureau Coloring Contest for Severe Weather Safety. The winners were Kiela Franzen (1st place), Evan Gettler (2nd place), and Ella Peterson (3rd place).



Athletic Banquet

  The Athletic Banquet will be on April 21st. It will be held at the Viking Center this year. The meal being served is a pork chop, baked potato, corn, roll, dessert and a drink. The cost of the meal will be $8.00. The meals for the coaches and athletes will be provided to them at no cost. Please sign up in the high school office by today if you plan on attending. 




Altrusa International Inc. of Red Oak and Altrusa-Nellie Nelson Scholarship - due April 7, 2017


-Two college scholarships are offered every year and are designated for graduating seniors attending Red Oak, Stanton and Villisca high schools or is a Montgomery county resident

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship – April 10

- Two $500 scholarships will be awarded

- The recipient must plan on majoring in a healthcare related field

- Open to any applicant residing in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Pheasants Forever Scholarship - due April 15


-$250 scholarship

-must be a senior planning to attend a college or trade school requiring more than one semester

-Qualifications include a one page or less, word processed, essay summarizing your appreciation of conservation, wildlife, and the outdoors.  

-All students are encouraged to apply

Don & Ken Schenck Scholarship Trust – April 15

-One scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded each year to a senior of the graduating class from Stanton Community High School who is enrolled to attend a four-year undergraduate college or university, recognized and accredited by the Board of American Colleges and Universities.

-The scholarship is not dependant upon grades/GPA.

-The scholarship is not dependant upon financial need.

-The scholarship is not dependant upon gender, race, religion or family background.

-The scholarship will be awarded to the student who exemplifies a combination of Integrity, Character, Scholarship and Athleticism.

-The Don & Ken Schenck Scholarship Trust Application should be accompanied by two letters of character reference.

-Activities Record must be completed and submitted along with application.

-Personal interviews will be arranged by the Trustees.

-Should you be eligible to receive another scholarship, such as a Pell Grant, which would conflict with and reduce the monies received from that scholarship, then the Don& Ken Schenck Scholarship will be awarded to someone else.

Ashley and Brooke Maley Memorial Scholarship – April 15

(this is one of the local scholarships)

-The Ashley and Brooke Maley Memorial Scholarship was established in the spring of 2003 in memory of Ashley and Brooke Maley who were students of the Stanton Community School.

– Amount determined yearly

-Open to all senior students

-Students may be pursuing any type of post-secondary education

-Applicants will submit a local scholarship application, which contains a letter stating information about their family, their educational goals and career plans, their work experience, and their reasons for applying for the scholarship.

-The scholarship will be paid to the student after completion of the first semester of college.

John F. Hossle 4-H / FFA Scholarship – April 15

-Open to Montgomery county 4-H and FFA members

Mills-Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship - due April 15

-$250 to $500 scholarships

-open to all graduating seniors who are residents of Mills or Montgomery County or of bordering counties if they attend school in Mills or Montgomery County and the majority of their activities are in these counties

-applicants will be evaluated for scholastic achievement, community involvement, and interest in the beef industry

Reifel-Ellwood Education Fund - due April 15

-open to all high school graduates who are residents of Montgomery County

Duane Sturm Family Scholarship – April 15

-The Scholarship for $500 will be presented each year to a graduating senior from the Clarinda School District and $500 to one of the following: Red Oak, Stanton, Bedford, South Page, Clarinda Academy or Southwest Valley Community Districts. The following guidelines will be used in making the Scholarship selection.

-The recipient(s) shall be a graduating senior from the Clarinda, Red Oak, Stanton, Bedford, South Page, Clarinda Academy or Southwest Valley Community Districts. The recipient(s) may use said Scholarship toward participation in full time studies in a College, University, or Trade School.

-Students should provide a list of achievements, honors, elected positions, and volunteer/service experiences.
-The student must plan to take classes in either Business and/or Christian education Curriculum. If he or she does not, the runner up applicant will be awarded the Scholarship money.

-The selection committee shall disburse half the Scholarship grant to the post High School institution designated by the recipient upon the successful completion of their first semester and the remaining grant balance upon successful completion of the second/final semester. A copy of the students’ transcript must be provided to the Duane Sturm Family at the end of each semester.

-The Scholarship shall be awarded without regard to race, color, creed, gender, national origin or physical handicap.

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Employee-Sponsored Scholarship - due April 19, 2017

-open to any graduating high school senior residing in Montgomery County or any graduating senior residing in southwest Iowa whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) work at the Montgomery County Medical Campus

-amount to be determined each year

-recipient must plan on majoring in a health care field

-recipient must have at least a 3.0 grade point average

-must attend an accredited college or university

Jim Logan Scholarship – April 20, 2017

-for a graduating high school senior in Montgomery County who is pursuing further training and education in mass communications/journalism

Good Samaritan Society Healthcare or Spiritual Ministries Scholarship

-Application MUST BE RECEIVED by April 30

Criteria for Eligibility:

High School Senior that is graduating in the 2016/2017 academic school year

Accepted into a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing/related field or in religion/spiritual ministries.  Students pursuing C.N.A. certification are also eligible to apply.

netINS Scholarship – April 30

-Applicant must be a resident of Iowa or attend and graduate from an Iowa high school.

-Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or one of its official territories.

-Applicant must graduate or have graduated from high school between January 1, 2016 and July 1, 2016.

-Applicant must live in the trade area of an Independent Telephone Company participating in the netINS Scholarship competition.  Applicant must have existing telephone service with a prefix number of either 585, 586, 829, 826, or 785.

-Applicant must be accepted for admission and enrolled in an Iowa college or university.

-the applicant must write a 300 word essay on “The historical and future impact of the Internet on society.”

-Apply at http://netins.net/scholarships/ and submit applications to scholarship@netins.net

Great Western Bank Scholarship - due April 30

- number of scholarships and amount to be determined yearly

- graduating high school seniors

- may attend any two or four year college or university or an accredited business school

- must be a resident of Montgomery County

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – May 1

-Must be of the Protestant

-Must be a resident of the State of Iowa

-Must be a full-time student at the University of Iowa

Robert D. Blue Scholarship - due May 10 - Online

-The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the 2016-2017 school year.

-The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university.

-Select an individual from your community (not a family member) that has demonstrated the responsibilities of being a citizen of a community. Write a 500-word essay on what this individual has done for his/her community.

-Each applicant is "graded" upon their high school GPA, financial need, references, and their essay.

-Application is available only online at www.rdblue.org or https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/robert-d-blue-scholarship

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship - June 15, 2017
Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must:
*Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by spring of 2017 with plans to enroll at a non-profit post-secondary institution by fall of 2017
*   exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
*Demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
*Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity
*Be involved in community service activities
*Be 30 years old or younger
*Be a United States citizen

The Tylenol Scholarship – June 30

-ten $10,000 grants and 150 $1,000 grants

-undergraduate and undergraduate student

-health related fields of study

Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Scholarship Program – June 30

-sign up at wellsfargo.com/collegesteps

-students will be given tips about scholarships, financial aid, testing, and college preparation at no cost

-Wells Fargo will give away $1,000 college scholarships to 100 high school seniors

2017 Balanced Man Scholarship – due July 31

-awarded to incoming freshman at Iowa State University, Drake University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa or University of Minnesota

-based on scholarship, athletics, leadership, and community involvement

-to request an application email http://www.greek.iastate.edu/prospective-members/scholarships



Spaghetti Supper

  Come join us for the Annual Covenant Men’s Spaghetti Supper, which will be held on Saturday, April 8th, with serving from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  A free will offering will be accepted with all proceeds going to the camp fund. 

Viking Center Softball Pitching Clinic

  The Viking Center in Stanton will be hosting a Softball Pitching Clinic to be held on Sunday afternoons beginning April 23rd. Pitching expert Denny Stanton will give his advice, teaching all of the fundamentals to become the best softball pitcher you can be! This clinic is open to girls currently in 3rd-12th grades (this includes girls outside of Stanton). We will meet for three Sunday sessions: April 23rd, April 30th and May 7th. Participants that are in grades 3rd-7th will have their clinic session from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, and grades 8th-12th will be from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM each of the three Sundays. Cost of the program is $10 for Viking Center members and $20 for non-members.

Registration forms can be found at the Viking Center, the Stanton Community Schools, or on the Viking Center website: www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Registration forms should be turned in by Friday April 21st. Forms can be turned into the Viking Center or mailed to: Viking Center, PO Box 42, Stanton IA 51573. If there are any questions, please contact Justin Miller with the Viking Center at:  712-829-2900 or email: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com

Viking Center’s Lil’ Vikes Soccer Program

  The Viking Center would like to introduce “Lil’ Vikes Soccer”, a brand new program for boys and girls in PreK-2nd grades. The Lil’ Vikes Soccer Program will be held on four different Saturday mornings at Danny Anderson Field (Little League Field) from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. Saturdays that the program will take place are:  April 8th, April 22nd, April 29th and May 6th (we will not meet April 15th during Easter weekend). Participants will get the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of the game such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and goaltending, to name a few. Cost of the program is $10 for Viking Center members and $25 for non-members of the Viking Center. 

  Registration forms need to be turned in no later than today and can be returned to the Viking Center or the Stanton Elementary office. Forms can be found at the Viking Center, Stanton Elementary office and on our website: www.stantonvikingcenter.com

This is a new program for the Viking Center and volunteers are needed!! If you are interested in helping out with this program please contact the Viking Center. Any questions can be directed to the Viking Center at:  712-829-2900 or email: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com.  In the event of inclement weather on the days that the program meets, it will be moved to the Viking Center.

Viking Center Lower Level Closed

  Due to the re-waxing of the floors, we will be closing the entire lower level of the Viking Center from 5:00 PM today and will re-open at 5:00 AM on Monday April 10th. There will be no usage of the wellness center, gymnasium or Viking Room during this time. The upper level will remain open during this time, which will include the Stanton Public Library and walking track. We apologize for the inconvenience.


  Southwest Iowa REC is looking for summer help to assist our line crews in Stanton. If interested, please stop by one of our locations or call to request an application. The applicant must be at least 18 years old. The job is only for the summer months of 2017. For more information – please call (888)220-4869 and press option #3.



Friday, 7th              4:00-Junior High Track at Sidney

                  4:30-High School Boys Track at Clarinda

Saturday, 8th          State Solo/Ensemble Contest at Fremont-Mills

Monday, 10th         4:30-High School Girls Track at Creston

                  4:30-High School Boys Track at Lenox

Tuesday, 11th        4:00-Junior Viqueen/Viking Relays, Here

Wednesday, 12th   1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 13th       4:00-Junior High Track at Fremont-Mills

                              4:30-High School Girls Track at Shenandoah

Friday, 14th            NO SCHOOL




Sausage Gravy Pizza













Breakfast Bar








Mini Corn Dogs

Mac & Cheese

California Vegetables

Smiley Potatoes

Applesauce/Cherry Crisp



Chicken Strips

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots








Baked Beans

Mixed Fruit/Pears



Creamed Turkey

Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans/Peaches


Strawberry Shortcake