STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BULLETIN NOVEMBER 10, 2017
Junior Class “Thank You”
The junior class would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to all who ordered magazines or gave monetary donations toward their annual fundraiser for Prom. The fundraiser was very successful. We appreciate your continued support!
Parent Access to AR
Would you like to know how your child is doing with their AR points? The school is able to provide you Parent Access to view your son/daughter's current AR points and book levels. Parents who signed up previously may use the same information as in the past- if you have a new child in the system, please let Mrs. Erickson know so she can add that child. If you have not previously signed up for this option, you may do so by e-mailing Mrs. Erickson firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
Preferred Password (must contain at least three characters including one number)
Students to be added
Scholastic Book Fair
A great big thank you to all who purchased books making the Scholastic Book Fair a success. The book fair grossed $2,149.48. This will give the school library around $500.00 in scholastic dollars. This will help purchase additional books for the school library.
Special thanks to those parents who purchased books from the teachers wish list. These books will placed in the classroom.
Book Fair Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Scholastic Book Fair drawing. The winners were:
1st Grade-Tristan Douglas
2nd Grade-Mara Adams
3rd Grade-Adrianna Valdez
4th Grade-Jasmine Carr
5th Grade-Jayden Schwery
6th Grade-Lexi Chambers
Thank you to the PTSO and everyone who donated items for the luncheon during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Thanks to Cast Iron Cafe for catering it!
On Thursday, October 26th, the Viqueen team traveled to Essex to take on the Trojans of Essex in a regional semi-final match. The Viqueens fought hard but dropped the match in three sets. This was the 9th consecutive year that a Viqueen team has been in a regional semi-final match. Congratulations Viqueens–we are very proud of how you represented our school and community!
The Viqueen volleyball team and coaches would like to express their appreciation for the tremendous support the team received this season. Thank you to all of the parents who helped provide meals/snacks for the team during weekend tournament play and after games. A special “Thank You” to Chris Stephens, Paul Vanderholm, Sean Druivenga and Justin Miller who served as line judges during the season and to Jo Peterson and Rick and Tammy Boyer for helping at the score table during matches. A huge “Thank You” to our superb team managers, Hannah Elwood and Faith Ogletree, and all team members and junior high team members who helped with stat taking/line judging during the regular season and regional play. Thank you to the Stanton Booster Club for providing pizza to the team after Parent’s Night and for providing each player a photo button. We cannot thank Al Thole enough for his generous donations to the volleyball program and Sheila Mainquist for her donation of bottled water for the team. Thank you to Mike and Valerie Vorhies for their on-the-road hot breakfasts that they provided to the team every Saturday while traveling to tournaments. A huge “shout out” needs to go to our student section who did an amazing job supporting the team at home and away games. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community and the positive support and encouragement we have received is very much appreciated.
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
Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management (formerly the J.D. Edwards Honors Program in Computer Science and Management) -University of Nebraska at Lincoln - due Dec. 1
-Regardless of major, the J.D. Edwards Honors Program will cover all the tuition for the required credit hours (total value estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000)
-a composite ACT score of 30 or higher
-3.5 or better high school G.P.A.
-demonstrated interest in technology and business
AXA Achievement Scholarship –December 15, 2016 Apply Early Online
This program provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors throughout the nation. Fifty-two (52) scholarship recipients are selected; one from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. These students receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each. From this pool of 52 state winners, ten (10) scholarship recipients are selected as national winners, earning an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000 and the opportunity for an internship with AXA. You can learn more about the program and download an application at www.axa-achievement.com.
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship –The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early
-up to 375 winners nationwide
-Scholarships of $2,000
-You can learn more about the program and download an application at https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/
Burger King Scholars Program – December 15, 2016 Online
-$1,000, $5,000 and $25,000 scholarships available to high school seniors
The Santa Lucia skit is being written but we are looking for "actors" who would like to participate. The skit will be a funny take on a Swedish Christmas hotline service. If you would like to have a part email Matt King at email@example.com
Our next PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) board meeting will be Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:15 p.m. in the high school library. All are welcome to attend. If you would like more information about PTSO please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Youth Girls & Boys (3rd-6th Grades) Basketball
5th/6th Grade Girls: The 5th & 6th grade girls basketball regular season will begin the week following Thanksgiving (week of 11/27). The girls will practice twice a week with dates and times TBD. The tournament and game schedule will be played on Saturdays during January and February 2018. A practice schedule will be set by Youth Basketball Camp. Registration forms are due by Thursday, November 16th.
3rd/4th Grade Girls: The 3rd & 4th grade girls basketball regular season will begin late November/early December. We are currently seeking another volunteer to help coach the girls, if you are interested please contact the Viking Center. When we know more about practices times and days of the week, we will let everyone know. Registration forms are due by Thursday November 16th.
5th/6th Grade Boys: The 5th & 6th grade boys basketball regular season will begin late November/early December. The boys basketball practices days and times are TBD. The tournament and game schedule will be played on Saturdays during January and February 2018. A practice schedule will be set by Youth Basketball Camp. Registration forms are due by Thursday November 16th.
3rd/4th Grade Boys: The 3rd & 4th grade boys basketball regular season will begin late November/early December. We are currently seeking another volunteer to help coach the boys, if you are interested please contact the Viking Center. When we know more about practices times and days of the week, we will let everyone know. Registration forms are due by Thursday, November 16th.
The cost of the program for all grade levels is FREE for Viking Center members and $30 for non-members. Jerseys are not included in the program cost (please see below for uniform information). Checks can be made payable to: Viking Center, PO Box 42, Stanton, IA 51573. Registration forms can be found and turned in at the Viking Center or the Stanton Elementary Office.
*Schedules of scrimmages and tournaments will be available in December after the scheduling meetings.
***Starting this year, it is mandatory that parents help out by volunteering with something during the basketball season, especially with the home basketball tournament. More details on this to come, but parents are expected to help. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Stanton Youth Basketball Camp 2017
The Viking Center will host a youth basketball camp for boys and girls who plan to play basketball this season in grades 3rd-6th. Camp will be held in the Viking Center gym on Tuesday, November 14th, Wednesday, November 15th, and Thursday, November 16th, from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM each day. During camp, we will teach and demonstrate the fundamentals of the game prior to the regular season, which begins in December. In addition to going over the fundamentals, there will be plenty of games and contests each day! Cost of camp is $15/participant. Registration forms can be found at the Viking Center, at the Stanton Elementary Office, and on our website: www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Forms are due no later than Friday November 10th.
***PLEASE NOTE: Camp is different from the Youth Basketball Regular Season. Forms for the regular season will be released within the next few weeks***
Friday, 10th 10:00-Veteran’s Day Program
Monday, 13th 7:00-High School Conference Vocal Festival Concert at South Page
Wednesday, 15th 1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal
Thursday 16th 4:00-Junior High Girls Basketball with Bedford, Here, ‘A’ game will be first followed by the “B” game
4:00-Junior High Boys Basketball at Bedford, There, ‘B’ game will be first followed by the ‘A’ game
BREAKFAST MENUS NOVEMBER 13-17
Sausage Gravy Pizza
LUNCH MENUS NOVEMBER 13-17
Peanut Butter Sandwich
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Strawberries & Bananas
Black Bean Salad