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District Individual Speech Contest

  The Stanton High School speech students traveled to Shenandoah High School on Wednesday, February 27th, for Individual District Speech. It was a very successful day for those competing. The students received the follow: Devin Isaacson a rating 1 in storytelling and rating 1 in prose, Andrew Hammargren a rating 1 in radio announcing news, Nick Mueller a rating 1 in radio announcing news, Sam Lindgren a rating 1 in poetry, Bethany Goodemote a rating 1 in literary program, Brooklyn Adams a rating 1 in expository address and a rating 2 in poetry, Charles Davis a rating 2 in improv and a rating 2 in poetry, and Ryan Volquartsen was unable to perform in improv due to the rescheduled date. Those students receiving a district rating 1 will advance to state competition at Nevada High School on Saturday, March 9th. We also had a fantastic support of parents and community members at contest! Best of luck at State!

   State Schedule:

               Center P Radio News

Draw Room 8/Prep Room 6

Audience Room 5

10:58 AM Draw Nick

11:28 AM Perform Nick

               Center G Room 24 Storytelling

11:45? AM Devin

               Center V MS Room 10 Prose

12:50? PM Devin  

               Center P Radio News

Draw Room 8/Prep Room 6

Audience Room 5

1:45 PM Draw Andrew  

2:15 PM Perform Andrew

               Center S MS Room 5 Poetry

1:50? PM  Sam 

               Center T MS Room 7 Lit. Program

2:35? PM Bethany

               Center N Room 4 Ex. Address  

2:50? PM Brooklyn

Individual Speech–Corner Conference Speech

  The individual speech students went to South Page High School on Thursday, February 21st, for the Corner Conference Speech Contest. It was a great opportunity to have a performance before district contest. Here are Corner Conference results:


1st: Devin Isaacson

               Radio News

1st: Andrew Hammargren

2nd: Nick Mueller

               Expository Address

2nd: Brooklyn Adams

               Lit. Program

3rd: Bethany Goodemote

 Special Guest – Matt Lothrop

  Tuesday afternoon, Nick Mueller and Andrew Hammargren spent time video chatting with Matt Lothrop. Mr. Lothrop is a sports anchor for Omaha's KETV. The 30-minute conversation was a great opportunity to discover more about the field of news broadcasting for both students and also Mr. Mainquist. Matt shared the importance of delivering sports news. He has such a passion for his career! Nick and Andrew asked questions to help prepare them for their upcoming state speech contest. Mr. Lothrop was an awesome coach! We truly appreciate the support!! Thanks!

 All-School Play

  Thank you for supporting the students at the high school play on Friday, March 1st.  Par for the Corpse was a murder-mystery for of twists and turns.  It was a very busy time for the students! They handle the shorten-practices very well due to the many snow days. It speaks volumes to the students who have been juggling speech, play, dance, basketball, work, and school. The actors and crew deserve big thanks for the time and effort they committed!

 Corner Conference Band Festival

  On March 12th, thirteen Stanton band students will be participating in the Corner Conference Band Festival in Stanton. These students will be performing in a 7:00 PM concert in the Stanton gym with other students from the Corner Conference. The following students are participating: Carly Roberts, Dacey Henneman, Abby Burke, Addison Olson, Elly McDonald, Jenna Stephens, Evan Hopf, Leah Sandin, Kaitlyn Bruce, Charles Davis, Cameron Sallach, Devin Isaacson, and Levi Martin.

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.

Conference Art Fair

  The Conference Art Fair will be held in Essex on March 30th-April 1st. Public viewing will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 6:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, March 31st, 1:00-3:00 PM, and Monday, April 1st, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. Please come out and see what our students have accomplished.

Junior Class Parent Meeting

  The Junior class parents will be having a meeting to discuss the Prom meal and how parents will be helping with the meal on March 13th at 7:00 PM in the high school library. All are invited to attend.

Elementary Musicals

  Stanton’s K-3rd graders don’t lock up any animal at their fun-filled farm. The cows are “udderly” the best and their chorus line will prove it to you! The neatnik pigs never make a stink. Their gourmet goats have attitude and only eat the finest food. To top it off, their chickens are always shaking a leg and doing the “funky chicken strut.” Come attend the K-3rd grade performance of “A Barnyard Moosical” tonight at 7:00 PM and meet all their barnyard friends! Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. 

  Pirates are very bad people. Make no mistake! They rob innocent peasants as well as sing bawdy songs hardly ever in tune. Yes, pirates are very bad people, but a stowaway

aboard Stanton’s 4th-6th grade pirate ship really wants to be one. It has been a dream of hers ever since she was a child. When the pirates are getting ready to set sail to the pirate singing contest in the big pirate sea, the stowaway sneaks on board hoping the pirates will let her become a pirate just like them. Will she become a pirate or be sent to Davy Jones’ Locker? Come attend the 4th-6th grade performance of “Pirates! The Musical” tonight at 7:00 PM. and find out! They will be performing after the K-3rd grade performance of “A Barnyard Moosical.” Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

PTSO Ice Cream Fundraiser

  The Stanton PTSO will have an ice cream fundraiser after the elementary musical in the high school concourse.  All treats are $1.  The PTSO would like to thank Hy-Vee and Fareway for their support of this fundraiser! 



Stephanie (Peterson) and Christopher Stein Scholarship – April 1 -  Must be attending Iowa State University. Based on moral character, attitude, leadership, activities in school, and community service.  Number of scholarships designated annually.  $500   

Ashley and Brooke Maley Memorial Scholarship – April 15 - Amount to be determined yearly. Open to all senior students.  Students may be pursuing any type of post-secondary education.

Sherie Goodemote Wistrom Memorial Scholarships–due April 15

- One $250 music or medical (nursing) related scholarship will be given.  In order to receive the scholarship you must be a graduating senior from Stanton Community High School, you will need to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and be registered for college the following semester.

Darwin L. “Rosy” Rossander Memorial Scholarship–due April 15

-A scholarship has been established in memory of Darwin L. “Rosy” Rossander, a life long Stanton resident and community supporter. Youth, the activities youth were involved in, and the Stanton community were his passion.  He attended almost every Stanton school event and loved supporting the Vikings and Viqueens.  Rosy was a 4-H leader.  He led 4-H shooting sports and enjoyed helping youth improve their skills.  Through his American Legion activities he planned and organized numerous community service events and projects, including the veterans’ memorial that is on Main Street.  The scholarship will be given to a Stanton student with evaluation based on involvement including, but not limited to: athletics, 4-H, choir, and community service activities. 

Stanton Masonic Tarkio Lodge #645 A.F.& A.M. Scholarship Endowed Fund -March 21

This scholarship was established in 2018.  The scholarship shall be awarded to a graduating senior of Stanton Community Schools.  Applicants will submit a local scholarship application, and will include a written letter containing personal information and post-secondary education plans.  Based on: Integrity, citizenship, leadership, and participation in school, church, and community activities. Amount to be designated annually. The scholarship money will be available in August of the awarded year.

Iowa Communications Alliance Scholarship Program – March 13 On-Line


-Must be graduating high school senior or student currently enrolled in a two or four-year college/university or vocational technical school

-Receive any local telecommunication service from a RIITA member (have existing telephone service with Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and have a prefix number of 585,586, 829, 785 or 826) and be from a rural area

-Must be accepted/or enrolled by an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational school

-Must have at least a C grade point average

-Express an interest to live and work in a rural community following graduation

-applications must be sponsored by Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and bear Kevin Cabbage’s signature.

Youth Scholarship Program – March 15

-Must have been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21

-Must be under the age of 25 at the time of application

-Must be a legal resident of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin for at least one year

-Must be accepted to attend an accredited two to four year university or vocational/technical school

-Must complete the application process

IOWA AMVETS - Due March 15

3 - $2000 Scholarships

Given on an annual basis only to graduating high school seniors.

The Scholarships may be used at any accredited college, university, area community technical or trade school.

There are no restrictions as to course of study.

Applicants must be the son, daughter or grandchild of a current Iowa AMVET or new Iowa AMVET member. Stepchildren, foster children and other children dependant upon the member for support, and living with the member in regular parent-child relationship, are eligible.

Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship-due March 15 On-Line
-Sponsored by Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran Fraternity
-three $1500 scholarships
-given to Lutheran gentlemen entering Iowa State in the Fall of 2019
-applicants will be evaluated on their scholastic achievement and active participation in their communities and churches



Community Appreciation Supper

  Justin Miller has dedicated 5 years to the Stanton Viking Center and Stanton Community and we would like to send him off in style! Please join us on Saturday, March 16th, from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Stanton Community Room. Supper will be sandwiches with a variety of side dishes and bars and is FREE. If you are willing to donate a side, please drop off at the Stanton Community Building from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM on Saturday, March 16th, or contact Jenna Ramsey or Barb Allen. If you cannot stay for supper, please stop by and tell Justin THANK YOU!

Hunter Education Class

  Hunter Education Class will be held on March 16th and 17th in Shenandoah. Register at www.iowadnr.gov. Any questions or help call Ernie Robinson at 712-621-1682.

5th Quarter Thank You

  THANKS so much for all of the Support & Donations for 5th Quarter this year it was greatly appreciated!



Friday, 8th              7:00-Elementary Musical

Saturday, 9th          State Individual Speech Contest at Nevada

Monday, 11th          2:05/2:15-Early Dismissal

Tuesday, 12th        7:00-Conference Band Festival Concert, Here

Friday, 15th            End of 3rd Quarter





Sausage Gravy Pizza








Scrambled Eggs

Sausage Pattie





Long John




Breakfast Bar













Ham & Potato Casserole

Green Beans/Peas

Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




Chicken Pattie/Bun


Mixed Vegetables

Tomato Juiced

Fruit Medley/Pineapple







Cinnamon Roll



Tuna Noddle Casserole

Peas/Green Beans






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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