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Notification of Student Absences

Parents must call the high school office (829-2162) or elementary office (829-2171) to report any student absences or to notify the office if a student needs to leave early or arrive late due to an appointment. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school in a timely manner. All student absences with no notification are unexcused absences on the student’s attendance record.  Parents can also email Mrs. Elwood at [email protected] or Mrs. Boyer at [email protected] in the high school office or Mrs. Druivenga at [email protected] in the elementary office to report the above.



Yearbook Sales

The 2019 “COLOR Y(OUR) WORLD” yearbook went on sale January 25th. The cost of the book is $60. Contact a yearbook staffer to order and pay for your book or call the high school office at 712-829-2162.

  You may also purchase your yearbook online with a credit card. To order online, go to www.stantonschools.com and click on the picture that you see to the left. That will take you to shopjostens.com where you can purchase your book. This link went into effect starting January 25th.

  You can personalize your yearbook as follows:

               Icons (up to 4) for $3.50

               One line of personalization for $6.00

  Regardless of which method you use to order, the book has lots of colorful moments that the staff has worked very hard on so don’t miss out on a greatCOLOR Y(OUR) WORLD” book about Stanton High School.

Driver's Education
  Stanton will be starting a Driver's Education class sometime mid-February. Please talk with your student if they are of age 14 or older and have their permit or will be obtaining it before the 1st day of class, they are eligible. If this works for you, have them sign up in the office or give us a call in the high school office at 829-2162. Fees are $315 for in district students and $370 for out of district students.

Red Cross Blood Drive

  The next Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by FCCLA, will be held on Friday, March 15th, from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Please put that on your calendar and help our students with scholarship money. Every day, hospitals provide lifesaving blood to patients in need.



Clarinda Academy Food Drive

  Please support the Clarinda AcademyFood Drive tonight at the basketball game with Stanton. Bring 3 canned goods and receive $2.00 off your admission.

Junior High Boys Basketball

  The JH team finished their season in fine fashion last Friday as they defeated Essex to remain unbeaten in 2019. The coaching staff was very proud and happy with the progress the team has shown since

November. The team developed good chemistry and gave great effort towards individual and team improvements. Congratulations players and coaches! Also, a deserving, "Thank you for your support!" to their parents.

Junior High Girls Track

  The junior high girls track team will begin practice on Monday, February 25th. The week of February 25th and the week of March 4th, the team will conclude practice at school dismissal time daily (3:23 PM). Beginning Monday, March 11th, the team will practice 8th hour and after school until 4:15 PM daily. The first track meet for the team is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th, as we host our Jr. Viking and Viking relays at home. Meet schedules will be sent home with the girls the first week of practice.




Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship - February 8 On-Line


Qualified students are eligible to apply every year.

You are eligible for consideration if:

-Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2018 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2018, AND

-Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

You will need to submit by February 8 of the current year:

-Completed application form.

-Personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s). Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words.

-Resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts and athletics, community service and future post-secondary plans.

-Official transcript, which should include present student status (for example, junior second semester), last semester’s GPA and cumulative GPA.

-Test results from the ACT (American College Testing) examination.

-A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator. Although this is not a mandatory submission, it provides the judges with a more complete portrait of the applicant.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships – due February 15


-Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record, demonstrated talent

-Some consideration will be given to financial need.  

-Most awards are limited to students attending Iowa colleges, universities and community colleges; see scholarship descriptions for details.

-applications available at: https://inanews.com/foundation/scholarships/

World Class, The Mediacom Scholarship Program – February 15 On-Line

-Fifty $1,000 scholarships

-Based on academic achievement and leadership

-Eligible students must have a Red Oak, Clarinda or Villisca address

-Scholarship awardees may attend any accredited two-year or four-year college, university, technical or vocational school within the United States.

-You may download the application at http://www.mediacomworldclass.com/

Conservation District of Iowa and Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarships

-due Feb 16

-presented to high school seniors pursuing programs in any field of agriculture or natural resources

-local scholarship of up to $1,000

-Winners will be asked to volunteer 4 to 8 hours working in the NRCS office in Red Oak, giving students a better understanding of conservation work done through this organization.

-three state level scholarships of $1,800, $1,200, and $1,000, and $300 for each of the six regional winners

-criteria consideration will be points: 60 points for leadership (leadership includes service, character, and self-motivation – 20 points each); and 40 points for scholastic achievement.

-scholarship application is online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JW9EbHywzGbGs3VTVSZ1hpXy11SlhxNDdDOGxxa3RTVk5Z/view?usp=sharing

-all applications must be typed

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship - Feb. 22


-Complete online financial tutorials and a related online assessment created by Iowa Student Loan.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program – Feb 28

-Be high school seniors or be current undergraduate students

-Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2017–18 academic year

-Be interested in pursuing a career that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry

-Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States

Iowa Scholarship For The Arts Iowa Arts Council Due March 1 On-Line
-The Iowa Scholarship for the Arts supports the development of outstanding high school seniors who excel in the arts and are enrolled in accredited educational programs leading to careers in the arts. Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are awarded https://iowaculture.gov/arts/opportunities/arts-recognition/iowa-scholarship-for-the-arts
Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship (MCEC Technical Scholarships) – due March 1


-plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa community college

-applicant’s academic record, communication skills, financial need and plans for the future are considered carefully

https://grandlodgeofiowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/MCECScholarshipApplication2019.pdf _Application.pdf – click on “MCEC Scholarship Form in PDF” - or see Mrs. Mainquist

Page County Farm Bureau – due March 1

-applicant must be a boy or girl from a Farm Bureau member family

-must have at least a 3.0 grade point average

-scholarship available only to those entering professions or vocations requiring at least a minimum of two years of college



Benefit Spaghetti Supper

  A Benefit Spaghetti Supper will be held on February 2nd, at the Viking Center, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM. Meal will be spaghetti, breadstick, salad, drink, and dessert. Event is hosted by the Stanton Class of 2014 and Class of 2016. There will be a fundraising bake sale during the supper. Cost is a free will donation. All proceeds will go to the memorial funds of Lisa Hammargren and Cassie Williams. To donate money or baked goods to the supper please contact: Macy Elwood at 712-370-1480 or Allison Aufdenberg at 712-829-2355 or 402-890-2196.

Stanton Strong Bracelets

  Stanton Strong Bracelets are available in the high school and elementary offices. The cost of each of the white and purple rubber bracelets is $5.00. The bracelets are imprinted with “Stanton Strong”. Proceeds from the bracelets will go to the Hammargren and Williams families. The bracelets will also be available for purchase at the Lisa Hammargren and Cassie Williams Benefit Spaghetti Supper on February 2nd. If interested in purchasing bracelets, please send the money with your student to the high school or elementary office.



Friday, 1st              5:45- Varsity Girls Basketball at South Page

                              6:00-Junior Varsity/Varsity Boys Basketball at Clarinda Academy

Saturday, 2nd         State Large Group Speech Contest at West Des Moines Valley High School

Monday, 4th           1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

                               6:15-Varsity Basketball at Lenox

Thursday, 7th         7:00-Girls Regional Basketball at Murray

                                Stanton vs Murray

Friday, 8th              6:00-Junior Varsity/Varsity Boys Basketball with Bedford, Here






Breakfast Burrito




Bacon & Egg Pizza




French Toast




Breakfast Wrap




Sausage Gravy

  with Biscuit








Smiley Potatoes

Baked Beans

Mixed Fruit/Cherry Crisp



Chicken Strips

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots





Burrito/Hot Dog


Tomato Juice

Mandarin Oranges




Orange Chicken

Brown Rice/Carrots

California Vegetables





BBQ Pork


Broccoli & Cheese


Chocolate Chip Bar



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.







            Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their child/ren in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:

March 1, 2019—Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2019-2020 school year for students in grades 1-12.

September 1, 2019—Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten students and those students falling under the “good cause” definition for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose income falls below 160% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance.  This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend.

Parents should be aware that open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility.

For further details, contact the school office at 712-829-2162.


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