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The last day of school will be Tuesday, May 30th, with an early dismissal at 1:05/1:15 PM.  There will also be an early dismissal on Wednesday, May 24th.  There WILL NOT be an early dismissal on Friday, May 26th.



State Solo/Ensemble Contest Results

  On Saturday, April 8th, 8 groups from the Stanton Music Department participated in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Fremont-Mills. The following are results for the day:

Charles Davis, Vocal Solo- Division II

Alexis Stoakes, Vocal Solo- Division II

Emma Roberts, Clarinet Solo- Division II

Women’s Triple Trio (Alexis Stoakes, Aprill Fort, Jody Vanderholm, Savanna Moffett, Devin Isaacson, Megan Shafer, Libby Ernst, Chelsea Weis, Shelby Brockshus)- Division II

Noah Kammerer and Austin Houston, Vocal Duet- Division III

Jody Vanderholm, Cello Solo- Division I

Mixed Brass Trio (Matt Truka, Jody Vanderholm, Noah Kammerer)- Division II

Mixed Brass Quintet (Matt Truka, Jody Vanderholm, Noah Kammerer, Devin Isaacson, Emma Roberts)- Division II

  Please congratulate these students on a job well done!

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 4:00 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!

2017-2018 Dancing Queens Squad

  We are forming our 2017-2018 Dancing Queens squad. Any incoming freshmen to senior girl interested in joining the Stanton dance team, please sign up in the office by Friday April 21st. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hammargren at 712-370-8612

Last Chance to Purchase the 2017 Yearbook

  “IT HAPPENS NOW” is the 2017 yearbook theme. The staff has been hard at work on this year’s book. The 2017 yearbook will go on sale beginning April 21st for $60. This is your last chance to purchase this book of this year’s memories.  Contact a yearbook staffer to order and pay for your book.

  You may also purchase your yearbook online with a credit card. To order online, go to www.stantonschools.com and click on the yearbook  link. That will take you to shopjostens.com where you can purchase your book. This link will go into effect starting April 21st.

  You can personalize your yearbook as follows:

               Icons (up to 4) for $3.50 each

               One line of personalization for $5.50

  Regardless of which method you use to order, the book will have lots of happenings that the staff will work very hard on so don’t miss out on a great book based on what “HAPPENS NOW” at Stanton High School.

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.

Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Speech Contest

  Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Speech Contest was held last Thursday. This program provides a valuable public speaking experience for young students. Students in grades five through eight are eligible to compete at the local level and advance to further levels of competition. Stanton had several participants this year: Levi M., Jack K., Evan H., Brody H., Preston C., Mackenzie L., Abby B., Alyssa R., Emily H., Brooklyn S., Addison O., and Jenna M. Winners are 1st Place Emily H., 2nd Place Mackenzie L., and 3rd Place Brooklyn S. Congratulations to all who participated and a Big Thank You to Mrs. Denise Hoskins for coordinating the event.


Thank You

  Thank you to all the adult and student workers who helped at the track meet on Tuesday, It was a beautiful day and it’s great to have so many willing workers who take pride in helping us to have a quality event for our student/athletes.

Viking Track

  The high school boys' kicked off their season last Friday in Clarinda and followed up with a second meet this past Monday night. The team has been working hard, but weather and inconsistent practice schedules has made on the track conditioning time very limited. As the weather continues to improve, so will the team's times and distances. The team will compete Monday, April 17th, at Lenox. Field Events begin at 4:30 PM, running events begin at 5:00 PM. 

Thursday, April 20th, the team will be at Sidney. Field events are currently scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM.

Junior High Boys Track

  Congratulations to the Jr. High boys on their second place finish at the Viking/Viqueen track meet last night!

Viqueen Track

  The Stanton Viqueens competed at the Red Oak Track meet last Thursday and placed 5th. The results were:

Devin Isaacson placed 6th in the 100M Hurdles (20:28) and 4th in the 400M Hurdles(1:24.75), Jody Vanderholm placed 5th in the Discus (82’ 11”), Chelsea Weis placed 4th in the Long Jump (13’ 9.5”), The 4x100M Relay (Ally Focht, Chelsea Weis, Shelby Brockshus,  Abbi Adams) placed 1st (57.53), the 4x100M Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Ally Focht, Madison Franzen, Abbi Adams, Chelsea Weis) placed 1st (1:16.1), the 4 x 200 Relay (Ally Focht, Chelsea Weis, Shelby Brockshus, Abbi Adams) placed 2nd (2:04.74), the 4x400 Relay (Devin Isaacson, Madison Franzen, Waverley Brown, Libby Ernst) placed 5th (6:11.79), and the Sprint Medley Relay (Abbi Adams, Madison Franzen, Ally Focht, Jody Vanderholm) placed 4th (2:17.99)

Junior High Girls Track

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team competed in their first track meet of the season as they traveled to Sidney on Friday, April 7th.  The team of nine girls finished in second place (120 points) out of the five teams participating. Faith Ogletree threw the shot put to a second place finish (26’2”) on her first night of throwing and Olivia Soar placed sixth in the shot put (23’1”).  In the discus event, Olivia Soar threw to a second place finish (75’10”) followed closely by Nicole Vorhies with 69’6. First time high jump participants, Brooke Adams and Allie Sandin, placed fourth and fifth with jumps of 3’10” and 3’8”.  In the long jump, Tara Peterson jumped to second place (12’11”) followed by Hope Ogletree with a leap of 12’4”.

  All relay running events  were first place finishes for the team:  4 x 200 relay (Nicole Vorhies, Faythe Goodman, Allie Sandin, Faith Ogletree ), Sprint Medley team (Faith Ogletree, Faythe Goodman, Hope Ogletree, Nicole Vorhies ), 4 x 100 relay team (Brook Adams, Faith Ogletree, Allie Sandin, Hope Ogletree. The shuttle hurdle relay team (Brook Adams, Allie Sandin, Hope Ogletree, Tara Peterson) had the best time of all boys and girls teams for the night with a 1:20.44. Brook Adams placed first in the 200 m hurdles with a time of 35.33. Tara Peterson set two records at the Sidney junior high track meet. In the 100 hurdle event, Tara raced to a 17.97 time which broke the previous record of 18.57 which had been set in 2014. In the 400, Tara came in to the finish line with a 65.12 which bested the previous record  of 67.03 set in 2012. In the 1500, Nicole Vorhies placed third with a time of 6:58.32. Bethany Goodemote placed sixth overall in the 800 with a time of 3:45.75.

  Congratulations girls on your superb results and congratulations to Tara on her two track records! Keep up the good work everyone!!

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team competed in their second track meet of the season as they hosted the Junior Viqueen/Viking Relays on Tuesday, April 11th. The team finished in second place (112.5points) out of the seven teams participating. Tara Peterson placed first in the long jump with a leap of 13’8” and Hope Ogletree placed third with 12’ 7.5”.  In the high jump, Brook Adams set a personal best with 4’1” for third place and Allie Sandin jumped to 3’11” for a sixth place finish. Faith Ogletree threw the shot put to a third place finish with a throw of 25-06.50 and Olivia Soar threw 21-06.25 for a fifth place finish. In the discus event, Olivia Soar placed third with 72-05 and Nicole Vorhies earned a fourth place finish with her throw of 71-09 which is her personal best in the discus event.

  First place finishers  in the running events  were: Sprint Medley team (Faith Ogletree, Faythe Goodman, Hope Ogletree, Nicole Vorhies ), 4 x 100 relay team (Brook Adams, Faith Ogletree, Allie Sandin, Hope Ogletree ). Brooke Adams won the 200 hurdles event with a battle at the finish line and ran her personal best of 33.11. Nicole Vorhies ran her personal best time in the mile with 6:51.64 which placed in her fourth.  The 4 x 200 relay (Nicole Vorhies, Faythe Goodman, Allie Sandin, Faith Ogletree) placed second. The entire team bettered their previous times on their team/individual events!  Special highlights of the evening were some record breaking performances from the Viqueens. The shuttle hurdle relay team raced to a record breaking finish with a 1:17.36 time which beat the previous record of 1:23.02. Tara Peterson ran a 1:03.74 in the 400m run which bettered the old record standing since 1983 of 1:05.66. Tara also finished the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.56 which beat the previous record of 18.71. Congratulations to all on your achievements! The girls will travel to Fremont-Mills on Thursday for their third meet of the season.  


Junior Financial Aid Meeting

  The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will present a financial aid informational meeting from 6:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18th. The financial aid presentation for juniors and their parents will cover the types of financial aid available and how to qualify, including new IMPORTANT updates to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 school year. The presentation will be located in the high school library.


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


2017 Viking Center Softball/Baseball Program

Softball and baseball are right around the corner, so be sure to get your child signed up! The 2017 Viking Center Softball/Baseball Program will be having a team for almost all grade levels, and they will be broken down as follows:

  • 1st/2nd Grade Softball & Baseball
  • 3rd/4th Grade Softball & Baseball
  • 5th/6th Grade Softball & Baseball
  • Junior High Baseball (Grades 7th & 8th)

The season for the above grade levels will begin in May at dates later to be determined. Registration forms and uniform order forms are located at the Viking Center, the Stanton Elementary Office, and on our website: www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Cost for the program is FREE for Viking Center members and $30 for non-members. The cost of a uniform, if needed, will be extra. The registration deadline is Friday April 21st!

  Please call the Viking Center at 712-829-2900 or email: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com for any questions!

Wellness Wednesdays at the Viking Center with Dr. Drew Whigham

  The Viking Center’s Wellness Wednesdays with Dr. Drew Whigham continues this month on April 19th from 6:30pm-7:30pm! 

  The topic of discussion for April will be “What are Calories? Should You Be Counting Them”. This session will be held in the Viking Room at the Viking Center. This program is FREE and open to the public. Dr. Drew will be discussing what Calories are, dispelling some common myths and outlining the role they should play in a healthy diet. 

  For more information, please contact the Viking Center at: 712-829-2900 or email: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com

City of Stanton Spring Clean Up

  The City of Stanton Spring Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Containers will be located at the City Maintenance Building. You may drop off junk, old furniture, wood, appliances, metal and other such items. We will also accept batteries. Please separate metal from other junk as metal will go in a separate trailer. Senior and disabled citizens who are unable to transport their items can call 829-2613 to arrange for pickup on Friday, April 21st, from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM.

  We will NOT accept brush, limbs, trees or leaves. These items are accepted at the City Dump.


Varfest 2017

Varfest will be held April 28th at 6:30 PM. It will held at Mamrelund Lutheran Church and is sponsored by the Stanton Community Betterment Association. Conni Delinger will speak about her travels and about being from the Swedish Village of Kingsburg, CA




Friday, 14th            NO SCHOOL

Monday, 17th         4:30-High School Coed Track at Lenox

Tuesday, 18th        6:00-Juniors/Junior Parents Financial Aid Meeting

Wednesday, 19th   1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 20th       4:30-High School Girls Track at Corning

                  5:00-High School Boys Track at Sidney

Friday, 21st            Conference Art Fair Starts, Here

                  6:00-Athletic Banquet at the Viking Center





Pancake & Sausage

  on a Stick




Fruit Pocket




Sausage, Egg, & Cheese

  on a Biscuit




Bacon & Egg Pizza




Breakfast Burrito






Pork Chopette/Bun


Baked Beans

Ranch Potatoes

Apple Crisp

Mixed Fruit










Grilled Chicken/Bun


Mixed Vegetables

Garbanzo Beans


Chocolate Cake



Beef Fritter

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




BBQ Pork


Broccoli & Cheese