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Dear Stanton Community School Patrons,

The Stanton Community has suffered two losses in the past week with the passing of Lisa Hammargren and Cassie Williams. We sympathize and support both families through these tough times. Today we are planning to let school out at 12:20/12:30 PM for students and staff to attend the services of Cassie. We feel this is necessary because of the scheduling of bus drivers and ensuring we can get all students home safely.

I apologize for the change in our schedule.


David Gute







High School Large Group Speech 

  The Large Group Speech students having been busy preparing for contest. The students will travel to the Clarinda High School on January 19th. We have two improv groups, two radio broadcasting teams, and one mime ensemble. Schedules will be posted soon for the performance times. The students are looking forward to sharing their talents with the school!   

Winter Ball 2019

  Please join us the week of January 21st to celebrate Winter Ball 2019. We will have dress up days throughout the week with prizes, Pep Rally on Friday, and end the week with a dance for both Middle School and High School on Saturday January 26th.  Middle school (6th-8th grade) will be from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Stanton Fire Station, High School will be from 8:30-11:00 PM. $5 admission per person, all proceeds go to the Stanton Cheerleaders/Dance team.

  Winter Ball Court was announced on January 4th. Any questions feel free to contact Jana McCunn, Cheer/Dance Coach.

Iowa Western Honor Band

  Congratulations to Devin Isaacson, Charles Davis, Cameron Sallach, Elly McDonald, and Addison Olson for being accepted to the Iowa Western Honor Band. They will perform with other select students from across the state of Iowa and Nebraska in a concert on January 31st at 7:00 PM.

SW Iowa Choral Directors Association Honor Choir

  On January 18th, the Stanton vocal department will participate in the SW Iowa Choral Directors Association Honor Choir. Students attending this all day event will be Kami Tibben, Devin Isaacson, Shelby Brockshus, Savanna Moffett, Levi Martin, and Charles Davis. The concert will be at 7:00 PM. in the Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College. Admission will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. The concert will feature the festival choir under the direction of Dr. Derrick Fox, and the IWCC 1st Edition Show Choir.



Corner Conference Basketball Tournament

  The Corner Conference Tournament runs Monday-Saturday next week. Girls action will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with the finals at Griswold on Friday night. Boys action will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday with the finals at Fremont-Mills on Saturday night. Stanton will host the top 4 boys teams in the semi-finals Thursday night.

  Admission prices are $5:00/Adults and $3.00/Students. **NO PASSES ARE ALLOWED** Stanton students will have to pay since this is tournament action.

MidAmerican Energy Night

  The January 11th basketball game with East Mills will be sponsored by Mid-American Energy. Thanks to Wes Royal for this generous donation.

Viqueen Basketball

  The VIqueens got back on the winning track Tuesday, December 18th, with a 54-23 victory over visiting Heartland Christian. Without a question, a quick start led to the lopsided win. Hot shooting by Shelby Brockshus and Tara Peterson shooting 5 for 7 and 5 for 6 from the field respectively helped to push the halftime margin to 41-11 in favor of the Queens. "Having four players in double-figure scoring with 46% shooting makes for an outstanding night offensively.”  Hope Ogletree led the scoring barrage with 14, Shelby chipped in 11, and Tara and Devin Isaacson added 10 each. 

Stanton Girls finish the month of December with a 63-29 victory over South Page and a 5-4 record as they go into the new year. For the second straight game, the Queens put 40 on the scoreboard by halftime.  By half the Queens had a commanding 40-14 lead.  Kaitlyn Bruce's 6 for 6 shooting stood out as three Viqueen's scored double-figures led by Tara Peterson with 20, Kaitlyn added 13 and Kami Tibben pitched in 12.  Shelby Brockshus had an outstanding night on the boards finishing with 11 rebounds along with 7 points.  Hope Ogletree's shut down defense also made a big difference.  "Hope's job in our box and one attack was to shut down their best scorer, Jessalee Neihart.  Hope managed to frustrate her and hold her to 7 points on the night.  Although Hope again led us in steals with 6, that effort tends to not show up in the stats."

Viking Basketball

  We have started the 2019 year off with 2 wins. Last Friday, we went to Sidney to take on a much improved Cowboy team. Sidney was able to come out the 3rd quarter and take the lead. I liked the way we stepped up and took the lead back and went on to outscore them 34-15 the rest of the way. Tuesday night we visited the Griswold Tigers and were able to finish the 1st quarter well and never looked back to take the 73-26 win.

Junior High Girls Basketball

  The Viqueens left before winter break with victories over Fremont-Mills. The full game finished with a score of 41-30. Then the two extra quarters ended with a final of 14-8. On January 3rd, the team was in action with the Hamburg Wildcats. It was a nice win for the team, 33-11. This Tuesday the Viqueens traveled to Clarinda to face the Warriors of Clarinda Lutheran. It was a fast paced game for both teams. The Viqueens finished with a W, 54-40. Yesterday they were back in action with the Knights of Fremont-Mills. We will also be having a game with Lenox on Monday starting at 4:00 PM and that will be in Stanton. Please come out and watch the team! We appreciate the support! 

Junior High Boys Basketball

  The boys' team continues to show improvement and currently have back to back wins. They also have been working even harder in practice as they aim to remain undefeated in 2019. The team's next game will wrap up their regular season on January 22nd in Essex. 



  Stanton Community School District invites parents and students to a meeting on Thursday, January 17th, at 3:30 PM in the high school library to discuss the school’s wellness policy. Having healthy choices at school keeps our children healthy and ready to learn. The school wellness policy encourages our school to create an action plan for nutrition and physical activity. Please join us in helping our district to become healthier.

  Parents who are unable to attend the meeting can email comments about the wellness policy or nutrition and physical activity at their school to: eshirley@emschools.org.

  We hope you will join us!




United States JCI (Jaycee International) Senate Foundation Scholarship – due January 11

-$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

Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics – January 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

Tribute Award – January 31
Any current high school Senior who meets the following qualifications is eligible:
-Is enrolled in an accredited public or private high school in the United States
-Has at least 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for the 9th and 10th grades
-Demonstrates accomplishments in Leadership and Community Service and has faced a significant roadblock or challenge.
-To apply online, go to https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html
Dora Ossian Eastlack Scholarship

Candidates shall be enrolled at or intending to enroll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or the University of Nebraska at Omaha. First preference shall be given to the Valedictorian of Stanton High School. Second preference shall be given to the Salutatorian of Stanton High School. Third preference shall be given to a graduate of Stanton High School majoring in Journalism. Fourth preference shall be given to a graduate of Stanton High School with good academic standing.



WinterJAM is here!!

  The Stanton Covenant youth group is planning to attend WinterJam in Council Bluffs, at the MidAmerica Center, on Thursday evening January 24th. There are no tickets; it’s only $15 at the door. Students interested in going will meet at the Stanton Covenant Church after school and need to bring money for a quick supper stop and the concert.

  We will leave Stanton by 4;00 PM, stop in Glenwood at McDonald’s for supper, then proceed to Council Bluffs.The concert is over by 11:30 PM, and we will head back to Stanton at that time. Parents should plan on picking their students up at the Stanton Covenant church between 12:30-12:45 AM. Youth group leaders realize this is a school night and a late hour; every effort will be made to return by this time.

  Adult volunteers will provide transportation and supervision for this outing.


  Winter camp is just around the corner! Twin Lakes offers a weekend camp during the winter just for junior/senior high students! While at Wintertainment, they will get to experience all the winter fun and activities camp has to offer, grow in their faith, and make new friends.  

  If you want to know more, check out their website www.twinlakesbiblecamp.org/. You can click on the Wintertainment icon to learn more about winter camp. You can also get a jump start on checking out summer camp too!!

  The date for Wintertainment 2019 is Friday, February 1st--Sunday February 3rd.  Cost for this camp is $125 per student; however, the Covenant church will provide $25 per student toward that fee. If additional monetary help is needed, please contact Pastor Matt King. Scholarship funds are available through the church.

  Adult volunteers from the Stanton Covenant church will provide transportation to and from the camp for any students needing a ride. We will meet at the Stanton Covenant Church after school on Friday February 1st and leave by 4:00 PM. We will return Sunday afternoon February 3rd, between 3:30-4:00 PM. Any student interested in attending this camp need to have their registration forms filled out and remaining payment ready to go before departing for camp.

  Camp is such a great experience! Thank you for taking the time to check this out & consider sending your student to camp! If you have addition questions, you can contact Matt King or Shawna Olson.

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.

Stanton Strivers 4-H Club Sub Sandwiches

  February 3rd is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. Let the Stanton Strivers 4-H Club make sub sandwiches for your football party!!

Two 6” Sub Sandwiches $5.00

White or Wheat

Ham, Turkey or Roast Beef

American, Cheese, Lettuce, Onion, Pickles

   Pick them up between 1:30-2:30 PM on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd, at Mamrelund Lutheran Church. Please contact a Stanton Strivers 4-H Club member to order



Friday, 11th            12:20/12:30-Early Dismissal

                              4:00-Junior Varsity Basketball with East Mills, Here

                              5:00-Music Department Meal

                              6:00-Varsity Basketball with East Mills, Here

Monday, 14th         1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

                              4:00-Junior High Girls Basketball with Lenox, Here

                              7:30-Girls Conference Basketball Tournament

                                Stanton vs Essex at Essex

Tuesday, 15th        6:00-Boys Conference Basketball Tournament

                                Stanton vs Essex at Clarinda Academy

Wednesday, 16th   Large Group Picture Day

                              Girls Conference Basketball Tournament at Sidney

Thursday, 17th       Boys Conference Basketball Tournament at Stanton

Friday, 18th            Girls Conference Basketball Tournament Finals at Griswold

Saturday, 19th        District Large Group Speech Contest at Clarinda

                              Boys Conference Basketball Tournament Finals at Fremont-Mills







French Toast




Breakfast Wrap




Sausage Gravy

  with Biscuit




Long John




Breakfast Pizza





Stuffed Crust Pizza




Apple Crisp



Mashed Potato Bowl


Mandarin Oranges

Mixed Fruit




Sloppy Joe

Baked Beans










Cinnamon Roll



Chicken Fried Steak/Bun


Sweet Potatoes

Baked Beans

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, smainquist@stantonschools.com, (712) 829-2162.



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