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  Homecoming is today. This year the parade theme is “Decades” and the dance theme is “Space”.

The festivities began with spirit week with each day having a theme. Students were asked to show their school spirit and dress accordingly.
            Friday-Purple Day

 Congratulations to Queen Abbi Adams and King Reece Anderson who were crowned last night. The rest of the royal court is as follows: Seniors: Waverley Brown, Madison Franzen, Baylee Gibbs, Emma Roberts, Tanner Anderson, Dawson Culver, Noah Kammerer, and Cameron Walter, Juniors: Nina Patel and Thomas Bates, Sophomores: Devin Isaacson and Will Roberts, Freshmen: Hope Ogletree and Rylan Houston, Flower Girl Lucy Dreyer, and Crown Bearer Noah Marsh.

Pictures of the court will be taken at 12:30 p.m. by Strickland Photography on the west side of the school today.
  The parade is at 1:30 p.m. and the game against the East Union starts at 7:00 p.m. The dance will start after the game and end at 11:30 p.m.

National Honor Society Applications

  Senior and junior students who are eligible for admission into the National Honor Society (must have at least a 3.0 GPA) were given application forms on Wednesday. The completed forms must be returned no later than October 5th. Eligible students are asked to fill out an application to be reviewed by members of the faculty. This application asks students to highlight their leadership and service activities throughout their high school careers. The application also asks the students to write a short essay on their character strengths.  The selection procedures are found in the student handbook and on the school website. The application may also be accessed on the Shared Student Folder (X:) at school.

FCCLA Sponsoring a “Pink Out” Night

  Stanton’s FCCLA is sponsoring a “Pink Out” night on October 12th, during the volleyball games against Sidney. They are selling Pink Out t-shirts and orders are due NOW (October 3rd). They are $10 for YM-adult XL, $11 for XXL, and $12 for XXXL. Payment is due at the time of signup (in the high school office).

Scholastic Book Fair

  The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming in October. The fair will be held in the elementary concourse. Dates of the fair are October 27th-November 2nd.


Viqueen Volleyball

  The Viqueens have had a busy week! On Saturday, September 23rd, the varsity team traveled to Bedford for the Bedford tournament. In pool play, the team won matches against East Union and Central Decatur and dropped a match to East Mills to set them up for a second place finish in their pool. The team went on to the championship bracket to take on Lamoni, who was 1st place in their pool. The Viqueens won that match 25-19 and 25-23. In the finals, the Viqueens took on Mt. Ayr in a three-set battle with the Viqueens coming out on top in game one (25-22) and then dropping sets two and three (14-25 and 11-15) to earn second place out of the eight-team tournament. On Tuesday, the Viqueens hosted Essex for corner conference competition. The JV team won their match with scores of 21-13, 21-14, 21-19 and 21-18. The varsity team lost their match in three sets (22-25, 9-25 and 13-25). The Queens traveled to East Mills on Thursday for another conference match. Next week, the squad is in action in the Corner Conference Tournament. In round one, the Queens will take to the court against Fremont-Mills at home on Monday, October 2nd. Junior varsity action is slated for 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity.

  On Saturday, October 1st, the varsity Viqueens will travel to the Tri-Center tournament. The schedule is as follows (games begin at 8:30) with next match following a brief warm up:

               Stanton vs. Lawton-Bronson

               Stanton vs. Westwood

               Stanton vs. Fremont Mills

               Stanton vs. Tri-Center

               Stanton vs. Red Oak

Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Viking Football

  The varsity defeated Murray last Friday night to improve their district record to 3 wins and 0 losses. Tonight they'll host the powerful Eagles of East Union in another tough district match-up. The Viking defense will be working hard to contain one of the top rushers in the district as well finding ways to reach the end zone through a physical and hard hitting defense. Good Luck Vikes!

JV Football

  The JV football team has yet to return to action due to low numbers. Stay tuned for an announcement concerning the game scheduled this coming Monday vs East Mills. Both teams are suffering low numbers.

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior Viqueens hosted Bedford on Thursday, September 21st.  The Queens were victorious in the match with game scores of 21-16, 21-13, 21-17, 21-13, 21-19 and 11-15. On Tuesday, September 27th, the team hosted Essex and again were victorious in the match (23-21, 22-24, 21-12, 21-16, 21-12 and 21-6). On Thursday, the team traveled for a match with East Mills. The team does not have games scheduled for next week due to Corner Conference tournament play and will be back in action on Monday, October 9th, at the Fremont-Mills Junior High Tournament which begins at 4:30 p.m.



Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program

-due The application will close October 25, 2017.


-be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska or western Iowa, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;

-have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);

-critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required);

-involvement in co-curricular and community activities;

-display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;

-demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0);

-be a United States citizen
The Hagan Scholarship

1. Application Deadline November 15, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2. Applications reviewed for completeness and eligibility.

3. Applications Evaluated.

4. Semi-Finalists provide supplemental information.

5. Finalists notified and interviewed in April, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri.

6. Scholarships awarded and notifications mailed “Return Service Requested.”

Must be a Citizen of the United States.

Must have attended as a junior and senior an eligible public high school.

Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class.

Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.

Must score 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the New SAT (Reading & Math).

Must enroll in a four year college the first semester following high school graduation.

Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.

Must complete the FAFSA in 2017 using 2016 tax return information.

FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.

     Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

Must not have been convicted of a felony.


Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest   Online

-due November 27, 2017 must start on line

-High school senior and U. S. citizen

-based on scholarship, leadership and financial need

- 500 four-year awards ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year

-Forms available in the office or at www.elks.org


Elks National Foundation

-Forms available in the office or at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

- Legacy Awards for Children of Elks - due November 27, 2017 Must start on-line

-Child, grandchild, step-child or step-grandchild of an Elk in good standing and a high school senior

-based on leadership development and civic responsibility

-250 $4,000 scholarships

The University of Iowa’s Presidential Scholarships – due November 28, 2017


-must rank in the top 5% of your high school class or have a 3.8 cumulative GPA

-must present an ACT composite of 30 or above

ROTC Scholarships- due December 1

-see Mrs. Mainquist


Community Youth Group

  Community Youth Group is starting up on October 4th. It meets every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.at the Covenant Church.  

Booster Club Tailgate Supper

  Stanton Booster Club will be serving a tailgate supper for Homecoming tonight. They will be serving a smoked brisket sandwich, baked beans, chips, dessert and a drink. The cost of the meal is $7.00. Serving will be from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Please join them for a great meal and then stay for the game and cheer on the Vikings to a Homecoming victory!
Booster Club Selling Stanton Clothing
  The Stanton Athletic Booster Club will be selling Stanton clothing to support our teams and community starting at 11:00 a.m. on Main Street in Stanton today. Our location is south of the REC in the American Legion Memorial area. Our new design wearables will be available until shortly after the parade ends. Sales will resume at 5:00 p.m. in the Stanton High School concourse during the tailgate meal. Items available: distressed baseball caps in an assortment of colors $15.00, Adult hoodies and 1/4 zip sweatshirts $25.00, Adult Men's shirts, Ladies shirts, and Long Sleeve T-Shirts $17.00, Adult T-Shirts $15.00, Youth Hoodies $20.00, Youth T-Shirts $12.00, Women’s and Girls leggings $25.00
  We will also be taking orders for stadium seats and have other wearables from the 2016-2017 school year for purchase. We look forward to celebrating a fun filled Homecoming day and cheering our Vikes on to a Viking Victory!

Stanton Senior Center Fundraiser

  The Stanton Senior Center will be serving pie, ice cream and coffee today starting at 11:00 a.m. There will also be a rummage sale-no furniture. If you want to bring something in be sure to put a price on it. All proceeds will go to the senior center to help pay bills.


Friday, 29th            11:20/11:30-Early Dismissal

                              1:30-Homecoming Parade

                               5:00-Booster Club Tailgate Supper

                               7:00-High School Football with East Union

Saturday, 30th        Clarinda Band Jamboree

                               8:30-Tri Center Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 2nd           4:00-Junior High Football at East Mills, There

                               5:30-Conference Volleyball Tournament

                               Stanton vs Fremont-Mills

                               6:00-Junior Varsity Football at East Mills, There

Tuesday, 3rd          7:30-Conference Volleyball Tournament @ Sidney

Wednesday, 4th     NO EARLY DISMISSAL

Thursday, 5th         6:00-Conference Volleyball Tournament Finals at  


Friday, 6th              NO SCHOOL

                               7:00-High School Football at Lenox, There

Saturday, 7th          9:00-Red Oak Freshman Volleyball Tournament









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Juice, Milk


Fruit Pocket


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Donut Holes


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Crispito/Hot Dog


Mandarin Oranges


Peanut Butter Sandwich



Chicken Nuggets

Baked Beans



Banana Muffin



Sloppy Joe


Broccoli & Cheese

Mixed Fruit




Chicken Fried Steak/Bun


Sweet Potatoes

Baked Beans