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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.



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!

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.

Art Show

  Corner Conference Art Show will be held at Stanton this year on April 22nd, with a Saturday night public viewing from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Monday, April 24th, with a school and public viewing from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Stanton Schools Welcomes Tim Felton: Appropriate Social Media use, Internet Safety, and Drug/Alcohol Awareness Speaker

   All adults in the community, ages 21 and older, especially parents of children with cell phones, are invited and strongly encouraged to attend an eye-opening presentation by Tim Felton, deputy sheriff in Winneshiek County, on Monday, May 1st, at 6:00 PM in the Stanton High School Gym. Mr. Felton is also employed through Eagle Ridge Tactical as a consultant and educator for schools, business, and government agencies in both security and drug abuse prevention and awareness programs.

   Mr. Felton’s presentation will be centered around the appropriate use of Social Media and cell phones, Internet safety, and Drug and Alcohol Awareness among today’s youth. He is a long-time D.A.R.E. Officer in NE Iowa. He will be speaking with the communities and students in both the Stanton and Griswold school districts. April 30th-May 2nd. He will meet with individual classes of students in grades 5th-12th, in Stanton Schools on Monday, May 1st.

Thank You to the PTSO

  The students in grades 6th-12th went to see the movie Hidden Figures on Tuesday, April 18th, at the Red Oak Grand Theater. Thank you to the PTSO for providing their ticket and snack packs. Thank you to the volunteers from the theater for offering us a special showing. The story is about a team of African American women mathematicians who served in a vital role for NASA in the early years of the space program. 


Viking Pride Cafe

  The Foods II class is planning to prepare a meal for the Viking Pride Cafe. It will be served at noon on Thursday, May 4th, in the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom.  The menu is honey garlic chicken, parmesan smashed potatoes, asparagus, cranberry salad and peanut butter chocolate heaven. The class is still working on the price but will let you know. Limited seating so call the high school office at 829-2162 to reserve your spot.  

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.



Viking Track

  The Vikings continue to show improvement and desire to compete as they scored 88 poinst and came away with a few 1st place medals at the Lenox Coed Meet. Congratulations to following 1st place medal winners: Dillion Rocha, Shot Put; Drake Johnson, Long Jump; 4x200 team of Drake Johnson, Connor Hultman, Cameron Walter, and Easton Blunt. A few of the relays are posting times that are better than the team has seen in many years. Congratulations Vikings and keep up the hard work!

Junior High Girls Track

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team competed at the Fremont-Mills Junior High meet on Thursday, April 13th. The team placed second out of the 7 girl’s teams entered.  Olivia Soar placed first in the discus with a personal best throw of 84’ and Nicole Vorhies earned third with a throw of 69’1”. Tara Peterson jumped to a second place finish in the long jump with her best jump this season of 14’ and Hope Ogletree placed third with 12’5”. Brook Adams placed fifth in the high jump with her personal best jump of 4’2”. In the shot put, Faith Ogletree placed fourth with 25’9.5” and Olivia Soar placed fifth with 21-10.5”.

  First place finishers in the running events were the 4 x 100 relay team (Brook Adams, Faith Ogletree, Allie Sandin, Hope Ogletree) and the shuttle hurdle team (Brook Adams, Allie Sandin, Hope Ogletree, Tara Peterson). Tara Peterson placed first in the 400 dash with a new personal best of 63.56. Brook Adams was the winner of the 200 hurdles and Tara Peterson was the winner of the 100 hurdles. The 4 x 200 team of Nicole Vorhies, Faythe Goodman, Allie Sandin and Faith Ogletree placed second with their personal best time of 2:13.02 and the sprint medley team of Faith Ogletree, Faythe Goodman, Hope Ogletree and Nicole Vorhies ran a personal best of 2:20.74 to place second. Nicole Vorhies placed fifth in the 1500.  Bethany Goodemote placed sixth in the 800 and Faythe Goodman placed sixth in the 100.  Great job girls! The team’s next outing will be Tuesday, April 25th when they travel to the Hamburg meet with field events scheduled for a 4:00 pm start. 

Softball/Baseball Shirts

  The Stanton Booster Club will be selling baseball/softball shirts this year. They will be taking orders until May 5th, payment is needed at time of ordering. Prices will be T-Shirt $15.00, Youth M-L $12.00, Long sleeve T-shirt $17.00, Crew Sweatshirt $23.00, Hooded Sweatshirt $25.00, and Tank Tops $15.00. You may call the High School at 829-2162 to order.




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



Good Shepherd Christian Preschool Registration

  Good Shepherd Christian Preschool registration will be May 4th, 5:30-6:30 PM at the Stanton Viking Center. For more information or to register at an alternative time call 829-2421.

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.

  Please note: No Hazardous Waste, Explosives, Tires, Tvs, Computers, Liquids, Paint, Railroad Ties Or Raw Garbage.

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.

Viking Center Softball Pitching Clinic Registration Due Today

  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: 4/23, 4/30 and 5/7. 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 Softball/Baseball Program: Registration Due Today

  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!

JHUG and CYO Meeting

  JHUG and CYO will meet this Sunday, April 23rd, at 5:30 PM at the Isaacson's home for games/bonfire/hot dogs. Please bring a lawn chair & come join the Fun!!

PTSO Plant Sale

  The PTSO plant sale will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd, at noon in the elementary concourse. It will run until 3:15 PM on Friday, May 5th



Friday, 21st            Conference Art Fair Starts, Here

                  6:00-Athletic Banquet at the Viking Center

Saturday, 22nd       6:00-Art Show Public Viewing

Monday, 24th         8:00-Art Show School/Public Viewing

                 4:30-High School Girls/Boys Track at Essex

Tuesday, 25th        4:00-Junior High Track at Hamburg

                              4:30-High School Girls/Boys Track at Fremont-Mills

Wednesday, 26th   1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Thursday, 27th       4:30-High School Girls/Boys Track at Griswold

Saturday, 29th        6:30-Prom Walk In





French Toast




Breakfast Wrap




Sausage Gravy

  with a Biscuit




Breakfast Pizza










Crispito/Hot Dog


Mandarin Oranges


Peanut Butter Sandwich



Chicken Fried Steak/Bun


Sweet Potatoes

Baked Beans





Sloppy Joe



Fruit Salad


Pumpkin Bar



Mashed Potato Bowl


Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




Chicken Wrap


Mixed Vegetables

Broccoli & Cheese