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Stanton Community School has an opening for a Cook’s Helper (Dishwasher). This position is for approximately 15 hours per week. Please go to stantonschools.com and fill out an application or pick up an application at the office and return it to Stanton Community School, 605 Elliott Street, PO Box 400, Stanton, IA 51573. Position will be opened until filled. Stanton Community School is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




Instructions to make On-Line Payments For Lunch Through JMC

  You are now able to add money to your child’s lunch account through JMC. You can use your credit card or enter in your bank information. Just log into your JMC account just as you would if checking grades. Click on the lunch tab, then JMC On-line deposit. Put in the amount, name and then choose credit or bank tab. Add all information, expiration date, security code, and email. Then push submit.

  Much easier than the Web Store version, which we will no longer be using. Please call 829-2162 if you have any questions and we can walk you through it.

  You will also be able to do the same thing with textbook fees.



Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving

  The yearbook staff is offering gift certificates for the 2019 yearbook, “COLOR Y(OUR) WORLD”. The cost of the book is $50.00, icons are $3.50, and personalization is $6.00.

  Give the perfect gift–a memory album of all of the moments that will be colored this school year! Contact Tammy Boyer or Christi Elwood at 829-2162 to get your yearbook gift certificate.

Holiday Food Drive

The Student Council and 5th grade class would like to have a Holiday Food Drive to help area families. We want to have a contest for K-5th and 6th-12th classes, to see who can “rack up” the most points from now until December 20th.

  Please bring items to your homeroom class. They will be picked up and counted daily by the 5th grade class. We are thankful for the support during this holiday season!

  The following point system will allow us to see which class can earn the most points. The elementary class winner and 6th-12th grade winner will earn a movie and pizza party in January!


5 Points

Cereal, Peanut Butter, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent

4 Points

Flour, Sugar, Canned Meat, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Meals (SpaghettiOs, ravioli, stew, or chili) Soups, Canned Meats (chicken or tuna)

3 Points

Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Macaroni and Cheese, Cake/Brownie/Muffin Mixes, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Beans, Oatmeal, Crackers, Rice, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Juice

2 Points

Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Body Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Mouthwash, Pizza Sauce, Pasta, Pie Filling

1 Point

Any Canned Good (fruits and vegetables), Boxed Jell-O, Boxed Pudding

  We look forward to helping the people in our community and having a fun contest while doing it! Thank you very much!

Santa Lucia – Elementary/6th Grade Students

  This is a reminder that Santa Lucia is Saturday, December 8th, at 7:00 PM in the high school gymnasium. All students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade will be performing their Christmas music for you.

   Ms Schmidt would like the students to be at the gym between 6:45–6:50 PM and SEATED QUIETLY on the stage bleachers on the north end of the stage. The students will know where they are to be seated and are asked that they stay seated once they arrive at the gym.

   The 4th, 5th, 6th graders who are dancing are asked to meet in the weight room by 6:45 PM.  **The 4th, 5th, 6th graders that dance will

have a required additional practice on Saturday morning, December 8th, at 10:00 AM in the gym. Practice will last

approximately 45 mins. It is important that everyone is present!**

   If you know that your student will not be able to perform on this evening, please call the elementary office at 829-2171. I do expect all students to perform unless I have been notified otherwise. *Extra Santa Lucia clothing items are in the elementary office! Please have your student stop in and see Mrs. Druivenga and she will help them find what they need for their outfit!*



Viqueen Basketball

  Stanton Viqueens evened their record at 1-1 with a 39-27 win over Riverside on last Thursday night.  A quick start utilizing pressure defense lead to easily converted layups and a 15-4 first-quarter lead for the Queens. That defensive effort was highlighted with Hope Ogletree's game-high 7 steals on the night. Coach Snyder said, “I definitely saw improvement from game one, first and foremost we ended the game with 11 total turnovers and the quick start proved to be the difference in the game".

Viking Basketball

  The Vikings have gotten off to a great start to the season. Scores of our games, Riverside, 74-34, Sidney, 71-44 and Griswold, 92-27. Sidney and Griswold were conference games. The Vikings have showed very good effort and unselfishness so far. They have appreciated the communities support at our games. The team has had good, loud crowds and will continue to try and represent our team, school, families and community in a way that all will be proud of the Vikings.  

Junior High Girls Basketball

  The junior high team is continuing to process through our core values. Number Two: We work hard. There are three subcategories: nobody will outwork us, max effort is the norm, and intensity is a premium. The team is intentional about reflecting upon these during practice. We are also now able to relate these at game time. 

  Last Friday, we competed with the Sidney Cowgirls. The team finished the full game with a win, 42-21. Then played two quarters, winning with a score of 19-9. Tuesday the girls traveled to Griswold and defeated the Tigers, 57-4. The game was followed with another two quarters. The Viqueens came away with another win, 26-6. 

  The team is ready for our first home game of the season this Friday. It will be at the Viking Center with East Mills. We will be starting at 3:30 PM. Please make sure you get a chance to view the effort of the team. It is wonderful to see the positive support we have had so far this season!

Junior High Boys' Basketball

  The Junior High boys' have played all home games so far this season and have a record of 2 wins and 2 losses. They picked up wins against Sidney and Griswold and were defeated by 2 very good teams in Bedford and East Mills. The JH Vikes will be traveling for their first road game today at East Mills with tipoff at 4:00 PM. The game will played at the East Mills Elementary school between Emerson and Hastings. Good Luck Vikings and Viqueens!



AXA Achievement Scholarship –December 14 Apply Early   Online

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set

and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2019 program will be accepting applications from September 1, 2018 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 14, 2018, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 completed and submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.


Burger King Scholars Program – December 15 Online


-$1,000, $5,000 and $25,000 scholarships available to high school seniors

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award – due December 15

Application procedures:

1. Complete and mail the application for the Hixson Opportunity Award by December 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 January 1.

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



5th Quarter

  Food, Friends, and Fun for 7th-12th grades meet in the Mamrelund Lutheran Church basement till 10:30 PM after home Friday night
basketball games.

JHUG and CYO Christmas Caroling

  JHUG and CYO will meet at the Mamrelund Lutheran church Sunday, December 16th, at 5:00 PM to go Christmas Caroling. There will be a pizza party to follow. Please bring a friend!

Legion’s Santa Claus

  Stanton children up to and including second grades are to have a visit from Santa Claus the evening of Saturday, December 15th. Santa will not have time to leave the city limits, so country children are asked to arrange to be at the home of a friend or relative in town. If the children don’t have a place in town to go, please bring them to the Legion Hall at 7:30 PM where Santa will visit them. Santa’s helpers will be waiting to talk on the telephone (829-2510) to the children on Wednesday, December 12th and Thursday, December 13th, from 5:30-7:30 PM. Be sure to tell Santa each child’s name and the home at which they will be on December 15th. Give this information clearly in order that Santa will not forget anyone.

Santa Lucia Cookies Needed

  Please consider baking your favorite Christmas cookie to share with the community after Santa Lucia. They can be dropped off at the school kitchen the night prior to Santa Lucia.

Santa Lucia Bake Sale

  The Santa Lucia Bake Sale Committee would greatly appreciate community members to donate baked goods to the bake sale. Please bring the items to the school concourse on Saturday, December 8th, before 6:00 PM.

Goodies and Coffee

  Yesterdays’ Teenagers will be serving goodies and coffee at the Senior Center the day of Santa Lucia voting, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. Free will donation.

East Mills Boosters Winter Sports Tailgate

  The East Mills Boosters will be having a Winter Sports Tailgate tonight before the Stanton/East Mills Basketball game. They will be serving Fazoli’s Pasta with Marinara or Alfredo Sauce, Salad, Breadstick, Drink, Dessert from 5:15 PM-7:00 PM. Cost is

adults-$8.00, students 2nd-6th Grade-$5.00, students 1st grade and under-$3.00



Friday, 7th              3:30-Junior High Girls Basketball with East Mills at the Viking Center

                              4:00-Junior High Boys Basketball at East Mills (Nishna Valley Gym)

                              6:00-Varsity Basketball at East Mills

Saturday, 8th          7:00-Santa Lucia

Monday, 10th         1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

                              4:00-Junior High Boys Basketball with Lenox, Here, This is a makeup game

Tuesday, 11th        3:30-Junior High Basketball with Essex, Here

                              4:30-Junior Varsity Basketball at Essex

                              6:00-Varsity Basketball at Essex

Friday, 14th            3:30-Junior High Girls Basketball with Fremont-Mills, Here

                              3:45-Junior High Boys Basketball at Fremont-Mills

                              6:00-Varsity Basketball at Fremont-Mills





Bacon & Egg Pizza




French Toast


Juice, Milk


Breakfast Wrap


Juice, Milk


Sausage Gravy

  with Biscuit




Breakfast Pizza













Potato Bar/Hot Dog

Assorted Toppings






Shrimp Poppers


Smiley Potatoes





Orange Chicken

Brown Rice/Cooked Carrots

California Vegetables





Mac & Cheese

Mini Corn Dogs


Cooked Carrots

Mixed Fruit/Mandarin Oranges



It is the policy of the Stanton Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mrs. Sheila Mainquist, 605 Elliott St., Stanton, Iowa 51573, [email protected], (712) 829-2162.



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