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Dear Parents and Guardians;
  We have had an unusual amount of missed school days so far this winter. I know you are aware that we will be making up two of those days on February 18th with a 1:05/1:15 dismissal and April 23rd with a 3:10/3:18 dismissal. This leaves us with several more days to be made up. At this time, starting on Monday, February 25th, we are planning to add one hour to Mondays through the end of the school year. Because the state of Iowa allows hours to be added up for the missed school days, by adding an hour on Mondays we will make up two more days. School will be dismissed in the elementary at 2:05 and the high school at 2:15. The remaining days that need to be made up will be added to the end of the year. I hope the worst part of winter has passed us, but it is still possible to miss more school days. If we miss more school, we may need to reevaluate our plan. 


National Honor Society Cookie Sale

  National Honor Society is making cookies for Valentine's Day again! The money raised will be used for two annual scholarships given to Stanton students. The cookies are $0.40 each or 3 for $1. Order forms are due on February 12th. Order forms were given to the elementary students.  Middle school and high school students may get a form from a National Honor Society member or pick one up in the office.

State Large Group Speech Contest 

  This Saturday the Stanton High School speech team traveled to West Des Moines Valley High School. Four group ensembles performed and received the follow ratings: 

Radio Broadcasting Team - 7WEST (YEHA)

Andrew Hammargren, Savanna Moffett, Hannah Elwood, Charles Davis, Levi Martin, Haylie Huddle, Ryan Volquartsen  

Overall: 2 (1, 2, 2) 

Radio Broadcasting Team - LUNR

Nick Mueller, Mallorie Wookey, Devin Isaacson, Brooklyn Adams, Bethany Goodemote, Anika Wenstrand 

Overall: 1 (1, 1, 1)

Group Improv 

Charles Davis, Sam Lindgren, Kegan Sundberg, Ryan Volquartsen, Cameron Sallach 

Overall: 2 (2, 2, 2) 

Group Improv 

Devin Isaacson, Brooklyn Adams, Levi Martin 

Overall: 2 (2, 2, 2) 

  Thank you for the wonderful support of friends and family! 

All-State Speech Festival

  The Stanton High School speech team will travel to the All-State Large Group Festival at Iowa State University on February 16th. The radio broadcasting team of Nick Mueller, Mallorie Wookey, Devin Isaacson, Brooklyn Adams, Bethany Goodemote, and Anika Wenstrand will be performing their space theme production of LUNR. There will be more information sent out to the students soon. Please stay posted on the details. Congratulations to the students on this high achievement! Best of luck at All-State!  

Individual Speech 

  The students for individual speech are practicing away for the upcoming contests. Their first performance will be the Corner Conference Speech Contest on February 20th. Then on Saturday February 23rd, the students will be at Shenandoah High School for District Individual Speech Contest. 

All-School Play 

  The Stanton High School will be performing Par of the Corpse by Craig Sodaro. "Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado". The play will be on March 1st at 7:00 PM. Please make plans to attend! 

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 February 11th, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM. 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. Payment will be due by Monday, February 18th.

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.



Congratulations to Coach Blunt

  Congratulations to Coach Kevin Blunt. Last Friday night’s win gave Coach Blunt 400 career wins in boys basketball in a career coaching at Essex, Bedford, and Stanton. Coach Blunt joins Coach Bruce Subbert and Coach Don Hicks in achieving this milestone at Stanton High School.

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.




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



Modern Worship Evening

  On February 10th, at 7:00 PM the Covenant Church will hold a modern worship evening with contemporary music from artists such as Hillsong, Bethel, and Chris Tomlin. Everyone is invited.   

“Galentines” Special Event

  On February 13th, 6:30-8:00 PM the Covenant church youth group is hosting a "Galentines" special event for Jr and Sr High girls. Come and enjoy an evening of food and friends in honor of you.

Made From Scratch Pop Up Café

  Make your reservations for dinner at the Made From Scratch Pop Up Café in Stanton at the Senior Center on Broad Street for Saturday, February 16th, 5:30 PM-8:00 PM. Proceeds will help in purchasing a new furnace for Stanton Senior Center. Call Terri at 712-370-3727 for reservations.


  JHUG & CYO will meet Sunday, February 17th, at 5:30 PM in the Mamrelund Lutheran Church for games/movie night. Food will be provided. Bring a friend and come join the fun!



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

Monday, 11th         1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

                              1:30-Drivers Education Class

Tuesday, 12th        7:00-Girls Regional Basketball at Diagonal

Thursday, 14th       6:30-Boys District Basketball at East Mills

                                          Stanton vs Riverside

Friday, 15th            7:00-Girls Regional Basketball at Centerville

Saturday, 16th        All State Large Group Speech at ISU




Breakfast Pizza













Sausage Gravy Pizza










Pork Chopette/Bun


Baked Beans

Ranch Potatoes


Mixed Fruit



Chicken Fajita





Butter Sandwich



Grilled Chicken


Mixed Vegetables

Garbanzo Beans


Chocolate Cake



Beef Fritter

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Cooked Carrots

Mandarin Oranges





Corn Dog

Baked Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Macaroni Salad





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.






            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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