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Pink Out

  The FCCLA is sponsoring a basketball Pink Out on Tuesday, January 23rd, when we play Essex. We hope to do another order of t-shirts (the same t-shirt that was sold for the volleyball Pink Out). The order form will be in the high school office after the first of the year.  Other activities are being planned-watch the bulletin for more details. All of the money raised goes to the Montgomery County Relay for Life.  

7th and 8th Grade Science Fair

  The 7th and 8th grade students will be presenting Science Fair projects beginning January 22nd. Corner Conference Science teachers have decided to only include experiments at the Corner Conference Science Fair. Please make sure your son/ daughter is working on finding an experiment for the Science Fair. The top 20 presentations will attend the Corner Conference Science Fair in February. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Subbert or Mrs. Erickson at the school.

5th Grade Class

  The class has been working hard to collect and organize items for the local food pantry. The elementary and high school students have brought in a nice amount of items this month. This service project offers a great chance to also talk about needs and how they differ from wants. The students really reflect well and understand the importance of helping other people. Thank you for contributing to the food pantry!

Eating Lunch with Your child

We encourage parents, grandparents, etc. to eat lunch with their child. The school DOES REQUIRE that you call 24 hours ahead if you plan on eating lunch with your child so our kitchen staff can plan accordingly.  Also you MUST pay for your lunch and receive a lunch ticket in one of the offices before going to the lunchroom. Cost of lunch is $4.30.



Junior High Girls Basketball

  The junior high girls played against Fremont-Mills in Tabor last Friday. The Viqueens finished with a loss, 18-29. We then played two quarters against the Knights and won 16-11. The team was in action with Sidney in Stanton. We lost 22-35 to a solid team. The Queens played two quarters with the Cowgirls and the final score was 9-17. The team will practice over the winter break and then be back in action with Hamburg on January 4th in Stanton. Thanks for the support! Go Viqueens!

Junior High Boys Basketball

  The Jr. Vikes had two very exciting games this past week. The A team got a victory over Fremont-Mills by a score of 48-45 in overtime. The B team also defeated Fremont-Mills by a score of 28-22. The teams traveled to Sidney on Tuesday and dropped a close contest in the A game, 40-39. The B team also lost to Sidney, 39-30. The team won’t be in action again until January 4th.

CMOC Event

  Athletes are getting pulled in so many directions.  Coaches are yelling, parents are expecting more… and athletes are left confused and wondering… why can’t I be ‘mentally tougher’!

Join P3 Performance for a 2-hour Competitive Mental Obstacle Course in Stanton, Iowa (Stanton Viking Center) where your mental

skills will be challenged and tested, while learning 4 critical skills you cannot afford to miss!

  DECEMBER 22nd from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM - Coaches and Parents ENCOURAGED to Participate! Ages 12 and up to college athletes!

Pre–register price: $20, Walk–In Registration: $30 at the doors. 

   You can find the event online by searching Google: Competitive Mental Obstacle Course + Eventbrite OR type this link into your browser:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmoc-competitive-mental-obstacle-course-tickets-41177134919




National Wild Turkey Federation - due January 1 On-Line

-must be a senior with a 3.0 grade point average

-must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education

-must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports—a copy of a current hunting license is required

-must be willing to become a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation (Xtreme JAKES, student or regular membership)

-must be involved in school activities

-must demonstrate ability as a leader among his or her peers

-must demonstrate community involvement

-must submit an essay and autobiography exhibiting dedication to conservation

-must submit three letters of recommendation

-Local Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $250

-State/Provincial Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $1,000

-National Scholarship Winner will receive $10,000

-Forms available at http://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/jakes-scholarship-application

United States JCI (Jaycee International) Senate Foundation Scholarship – due January 5, 2018

-$1,000 grants awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.

Online application: http://www.usjcisenate.org/programs/scholarship

State Scholarships for Excellence in Agriculture - due The priority deadline for freshman scholarship applications is January 15

Robert E. Byers Scholarship TrustJanuary 6, 2018

-Four $500 scholarships

-must be enrolling in an Iowa college or university

-must be majoring in community enhancement or environmental areas of study

-applications are available on-line at www.keepiowabeautiful.com

-applications will only be accepted by e-mail


Iowa State University – College of Agriculture – Freshman Scholarships in Agriculture – due The priority deadline for freshman scholarship applications is January 15 Online application


-must rank in the upper 25th percentile in both class rank and national test scores

-demonstrate leadership potential by extracurricular and work experiences

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award – due January 15

Application procedures:

1. Complete and mail the application for the Hixson Opportunity Award by January 15 at http://www.dso.iastate.edu/hixson/application

2. File FAFSA by December 1 (Iowa State University deadline).

3. Complete the Iowa State University admission process by February 1.

4. Submit a recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, or community leader that specifically discusses your qualifications based on the Criteria for Eligibility.

Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics – due Jan. 31


-$1,000 each year, renewable for up to 3 successive years following the initial award

-must be from the state of Iowa

-must have applied for admission to The University of Iowa and declared physics or astronomy as a major

-must take the Drake Physics Prize exam (deadline for this exam is in early December and it is given at the student’s high school in January)



5th Quarter

  We will have 5th Quarter tonight after Clarinda academy game at Mamrelund Lutheran Church till 10:00 PM.

Lil’ Vikes Basketball Program 2018

  The Viking Center will again be holding its “Lil’ Vikes” youth basketball program for children Pre-K (4yrs old +) through 2nd grade.  Participants will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of the game that include dribbling, passing, rebounding, offensive and defensive motions, and shooting. We will meet for 6 one hour sessions on Saturday mornings, beginning January 6th and will last through February 24th from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM (excluding January 27th & February 10th). Cost for the program is $10 for Viking Center members and $25 for non-members of the Viking Center. Lil’ Vikes Sports t-shirts are available for $15 if your child would like one.

  Registration forms can be found at the Viking Center and on our website: www.stantonvikingcenter.com. Forms can also be found at the Stanton Elementary Office. Registration is due by Thursday January 4th. Forms can be turned into the elementary office or the Viking Center. Please make checks payable to: Stanton Viking Center, PO Box 42, Stanton IA 51573. Please contact the Viking Center with any questions at: 712-829-2900 or email:  vikingcenter@myfmtc.com

Collect Pop Tabs-Help Ronald McDonald House   

  Virginia Abraham is collecting pop tabs to help the Ronald McDonald House. You may help by collecting them and dropping them off at the 216 Broad Ave., Stanton, or calling her at 829-2433. This program is an easy way for people of all ages to support Ronald McDonald House and know they are making a difference for families.



Thursday, 21st       1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

                              4:30-Junior Varsity Boys Basketball with Clarinda Academy, Here

                              6:00-Varsity Basketball with Clarinda Academy, Here

Friday, 22nd-Tuesday, 2nd     NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, 3rd     School Resumes

                              NO EARLY DISMISSAL

Thursday, 4th         3:30-Junior High Basketball with Hamburg, Here at Viking Center

Friday, 5th              4:30-Junior High Boys Basketball at Heartland Christian, ISD

                              5:30-Junior High Girls Basketball at South Page

                              7:00-Varsity Girls Basketball at South Page












Bacon & Egg Pizza




French Toast




Breakfast Wrap










Corn Dogs

Baked Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Macaroni Salad




Beef Fritter

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges/Roll



Chicken Wrap


Mixed Vegetables

Green Beans