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Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 1st, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM. There is no school on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd.


Picture retakes will be November 6th. Please bring your picture packets back that day to turn in.




Corner Conference Science Fair Judges Needed

  The Corner Conference Science Fair will be held Monday, November 19th, at Fremont-Mills. Each school district is asked to bring 5 judges to the science fair. The judges will meet at 9:30 AM for a brief orientation with judging to follow and end by 1:00 P.M. Previous judges have had positive experiences meeting students from Southwest Iowa and finding out what interests the students. If you are interested in judging, please contact Carla Erickson (cerickson@stantonschools.com), Kevin Blunt (kblunt@stantonschools.com) or call the high school at 712-829-2162. 

7th & 8th Grade Science Fair Projects

  Seventh and Eighth grade students are required to complete a Science Fair project for school. The top 20 projects will then be selected to attend the Corner Conference Science Fair on Monday, November 19th. Projects must be experimental in nature and will be due Monday, November 5th. Each student will need a tri-fold display board for their project. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson (cerickson@stantonschools.com), Mr. Subbert (bsubbert@stantonschools.com), or Mrs. Irr (eirr@stantonschools.com).

Scholastic Book Fair

  The Scholastic Book Fair will held in the elementary school concourse. Dates for the fair are Friday, October 26th through Thursday, November 1st.  Come and visit the fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences or during school hours the week of the fair.

5th Grade Field Trip 

  Last Thursday, the 5th grade class went to Anderson Conservation. We spent the day learning from Deb Karwal. The class spent the morning inside learning about the effects of landfills. She gave us a better understanding of the impact one person can make on the environment. The class had an excellent presentation and lab dealing with DNA. The students built "baby reebops", which dealt with the genetic composition of offspring. After our lunch, the kiddos ventured outside to kayak. We spent the afternoon exploring in a light rain. The class finished the day by picking up litter around the pond. It was a wonderful day learning! Thanks Deb! 

Meteorologist - Mallory Schnell

  Last Wednesday, Mallory Schnell visited our school district and spoke to the K-12th grade students. Ms. Schnell is a meteorologist for WOWT 6 out of Omaha. She had three sessions with the students. Her first was with grades 5th-8th grade; she discussed weather instruments and forecasting the weather. The next group were the high school kids and her presentation was focused on her college studies, which were math and science based. The last group was with the elementary students. It was a lively and an interactive session! We all had a blast learning from Mallory Schnell! Thanks for coming to share your story! 



 Tuesday, October 23rd, was the end of the 1st quarter. We hope you take advantage of our parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, November 1st from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Our part time staff will not be at our Parent/Teacher Conference all day. Here are the hours for them.  If you are not able to make these times work please communicate with them and they will contact you to set up a time to meet.  

Mrs Brooke    8:00-4:00

Mr. DeGroot  12:00-8:00

Mrs. Rico       9:00-3:00 & 4:00-8:00 

Mrs. Driscoll  8:00-11:30 

Ms. Mittag     8:00-10:00  




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 November 2


-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
The Hagan Scholarship

1. Application Deadline November 15, 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, 2019 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 15, 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




Viqueen Volleyball

  On Thursday, October 25th, the Viqueen team traveled to Malvern to take on the East Mills Wolverines in a regional semi-final match. The Viqueens fought hard but dropped the match in three sets with scores of 23-25, 20-25 and 19-25. This was the 10th 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!

Thank You

  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, Amy Tibben and Justin Miller who served as line judges during the season and to Jo Peterson, Emily Irr and Rick and Tammy Boyer for helping at the score table during matches. A huge “Thank You” to our outstanding team managers, Hannah Elwood, Nina Patel and Faith Ogletree,  and all junior varsity team members who helped with stat taking, videotaping and line judging during the regular season and regional play. Thank you to the Stanton Booster Club for providing pizza to the team after Parents’ Night and for providing each player a photo button. We cannot thank Al Thole enough for his generous donations to the volleyball program and Cody Johnson with Rob-See-Co for his 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.

Viking Football

  The Vikings were upset in the first round of the playoffs 14-51 by Exira/Elkhorn/Kimballton. The Vikings are thankful for all those who helped in so many ways to help make their season a memorable one. The Vikings would also like to thank the cheerleaders and all of the fans who supported them throughout the season despite all of the rainy weather! 




  JHUG and CYO will meet at the church this Sunday, November 4th, at 4:00 PM to rake leaves followed by a bonfire & hayride at the Isaacson’s. Food will be provided. Please bring a rake & a lawn chair. Come join the fun and bring a friend!


  The Stanton PTSO will be having a board meeting on Tuesday, November 6th, 6:00 PM in the high school library. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please e-mail ptso@stantonschools.com for more information or to join our e-mail list. 

Stanton Announces 150 Years Celebration

  The Stanton Homecoming 2020 Committee has announced plans for celebrating 150 Years in Stanton. The Sesquicentennial Celebration will be Thursday, July 9th-Sunday, July 12th, 2020. The theme is “Turning the Page….150 Years and Our Story is Still Unfolding.” If you have a project idea to complete before the weekend celebration or questions and comments, please contact Jenna Ramsey at (712)829-2540.

Stanton Youth Basketball Camp 2018

  The Viking Center will host another 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 13th, Wednesday November 14th and Thursday November 15th 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 9th.

***PLEASE NOTE: Camp is different from the Youth Basketball Regular Season.

Youth Girls & Boys (3rd-6th Grades) Basketball Regular Season 2018/19

  Basketball season is just around the corner! With camp coming up in just a few short weeks, we are now accepting the registration forms for the 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade girls and boys basketball teams for the regular season. As of now, all teams practice dates and times are TBD. We are hoping to have a practice schedule completed by the Youth Basketball Camp, which will be held at the Viking Center on Tuesday, November 13th, Wednesday, November 14th, and Thursday, November 15th, from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM each night.

  All tournaments and games will be held on Saturdays in January and February 2019. The tournament and game schedules (locations) will be released following the scheduling meeting in December.

  Regular season registration forms are due by Thursday November 15th.

  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.

**More information on practices will be available during camp.  Practices are subject to change during the season.

***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.



Thursday 1st          No School

                              8:00-8:00-Parent/Teacher Conferences

                              Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, 2nd              No School

Monday, 5th           1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

Tuesday, 6th          Picture Retakes

Friday, 9th              10:00-Veteran’s Day Program






Breakfast Bar




Crescent Roll


Juice, Milk



  on a Stick


Juice, Milk


Long John




Fruit Pocket









Smiley Potatoes

Baked Beans

Mixed Fruit/Cherry Crisp



Chicken Strips

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots





Burrito/Hot Dog


Tomato Juice

Mandarin Oranges








Cinnamon Roll



Corn Dog

Baked Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Macaroni Salad

Pineapple/Mixed Fruit




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