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  On Wednesday, March 20th, the school board agreed to forgive two weather-related student days. As a result, the last day of school is currently scheduled to be May 31st.  Let’s hope we do not have to make any more adjustments to the calendar. Thank you for your understanding and working with us through this unusually difficult winter.


Breakfast is for Everyone

  Breakfast is served at school starting at 7:40 AM each morning and runs through 8:10 AM. If your child is a walker or is dropped off, they may arrive at the lunchroom at 7:40 AM to get their day started off right. This time will allow them to get breakfast eaten and arrive to class on time.

Flood Donations

  Due to recent flooding in Hamburg, IA, Stanton High School students Easton Hultman, Luke Brockshus, and Shelby Brockshus thought this would be a good opportunity for Stanton Schools and the community to come together and donate much-needed items to the Hamburg Community.

  If you would like to contribute here is a list of items that are in high need: Clean up items, paper products, personal hygiene items, non-perishable food items, and cash donations or gift cards. Each class will have a box outside of their homeroom teachers' classroom to put your donations in. Donations will be accepted through today.

  This is going to be a very difficult time for many Southwest Iowa communities. We think it is very important to reach out a helping hand in any way that we can. Please join Easton, Luke, and Shelby in giving your support to the Hamburg community.

Thank you, everyone, and let's show Southwest Iowa how much we care!

Toy Drive for Flood Victims!
  Stanton Student Council will be partnering with the East Mills Student Council and the Healthy Initiative Grant Group 5210 to collect toys for the kids that were affected by the floods. We will have drop off locations at both the Stanton High School and Stanton Elementary School offices.

  We will be accepting new and gently-used toys and baby items. All items must be clean and in working order. We want to make this an amazing event for these kids that have lost so much!

  Start your spring cleaning early! We need dolls, stuffed animals, books, puzzles, bikes, Legos, games, baby equipment, and so much more! We will be collecting items through today.
Any questions, please call the high school office at 829-2162.

Yearbook Sales

The 2019 “COLOR Y(OUR) WORLD” yearbook is for sale. 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.

   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.

March Mayhem

  Last weekend marked another successful March Mayhem in the books.  The sportsmanship and family-friendly atmosphere was maintained and noted by several observers. So, thanks, to all the participants for their help in keeping up the tradition!

  A big "Thank You" to Paul Aufdenburg for smoking the brisket and delivering it to the school along with the buns. Also, a huge "Thank You" to Amy TIbben for her tremendous number of hours, early and late, Friday and Saturday helping anywhere and everywhere help was needed.

Junior Class Parent Meeting

  The Junior class parents will be having a meeting to discuss the Prom meal and make punch on April 17 at 7:00 PM in the FCS room. All are invited to attend.

Stanton’s Kindergarten Round-Up

  Stanton Elementary School will conduct kindergarten assessments on Friday, May 3rd, for any child who will be five years of age on or

before September 15, 2019.  We will follow a new format for the screening this year.

  On Thursday, May 2nd, parents of incoming kindergarten students will meet at 4:30 PM in the elementary concourse. Our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Henneman and our principal, Mr. Blunt will present information about the kindergarten curriculum, school policies, etc. Mrs. Elizabeth Shirley, the school nurse, will also be present to go over health requirements and paperwork needed for incoming kindergarten students. At this time, parents will sign up for a time to return the following day, May 3rd, with their child for the Kindergarten screening. The screening process and follow-up with parents should

take approximately 20-25 minutes on this date. Registration forms will be sent home with pre-school students the week before the assessment date. We ask that the paper work in the packets be returned on the screening date. We will also require that a current record of immunizations and a copy of the student’s birth certificate be provided on May 3rd

   Please call Jody at the elementary office at 829-2171 as soon as possible to sign up your child for Kindergarten Round Up and to answer any questions you might have regarding the format for the above dates. If your child will begin kindergarten in the fall and does not currently attend the local pre-school, we ask that you call the above number prior to April 30th so that your child can be added to our student list.



Junior Viqueen/Viking Relays

  The Junior Viqueen/Viking Relays will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, at the Stanton track with field events starting at 4:00 PM. Admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. Seven teams will be participating.

Athletic Banquet

  The Athletic Banquet will be held in the school gym on Friday, April 12th, starting at 6:00 PM. This year's meal will be a choice of an Iowa Chop or Fish. Cost of meal for student athletes, cheerleaders, and coaches is free, $8.00 for all others. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the achievements of our student athletes.

High School Girls Track

  The track season is underway and the Viqueens have participated in their first two meets. The team of 6 runners scored 60 points at the Stanton meet that was held at Griswold. The girls were entered in 8 events that night and scored in each one.

  The girls also ran at the very tough Clarinda Relays in Clarinda and scored 33 points to finish 6th out of 10 1A schools.

  The team ran again last night at the Lady Tiger Relays in Red Oak.

High School Boys Track

  The Vikings kicked off their season last Thursday night by hosting their home meet in Griswold. We had 10 athletes participate in the meet and will continue working hard to improve time and distances.  The team did come away with a couple of first place finishes: Jack Roberts (High Jump) and Brett Silva, Donnie Weis, Thomas Bates, and Jack Roberts in the 4x200 relay. The team will be competing next at Clarinda today.

Junior High Girls Track

  The junior high girls track team has been hard at work preparing for their track and field season. There are thirteen seventh and eighth grade girls participating in track this year. The team is anxious to get outside and on the track as the weather warms up! The first outing for the junior high athletes will be Tuesday, April 9th, when we host the Stanton Jr. Viqueen/Viking relays. The meet will begin at 4:00 PM with field events followed by running events. 




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 lifelong 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. 

John F. Hossle 4-H / FFA Scholarship – April 15

-Open to Montgomery county 4-H and FFA members

Mills-Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship - due April 15

-$250 to $500 scholarships

-open to all graduating seniors who are residents of Mills or Montgomery County or of bordering counties if they attend school in Mills or Montgomery County and the majority of their activities are in these counties

-applicants will be evaluated for scholastic achievement, community involvement, and interest in the beef industry.

Reifel-Ellwood Education Fund - due April 15

-open to all high school graduates who are residents of Montgomery County
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Employee-Sponsored Scholarship - due April 19

-open to any graduating high school senior residing in Montgomery County or any graduating senior residing in southwest Iowa whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) work at the Montgomery County Medical Campus

-amount to be determined each year

-recipient must plan on majoring in a healthcare field

-recipient must have at least a 3.0 grade point average

-must attend an accredited college or university

Jim Logan Scholarship – April 20


-for a graduating high school senior in Montgomery County who is pursuing further training and education in mass communications/journalism

Iowa Western Community College Foundation Scholarship – due April 22

-Scholarships awarded on basis of academic achievement and/or financial need

Apply on line at: http://www.iwcc.edu/Future_Student/financial_aid/scholarships.asp

Montgomery County Pheasants Forever Scholarship - due April 27

-$250 scholarship

-must be a senior planning to attend a college or trade school requiring more than one semester

-Qualifications include a one page or less, word processed, essay summarizing your appreciation of conservation, wildlife, and the outdoors.  

-All students are encouraged to apply

Good Samaritan Society Healthcare or Spiritual Ministries Scholarship

-Application MUST BE RECEIVED by April 30

-High School Senior that is graduating in the 2018/2019 academic school year

-Accepted into a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing/related field or in religion/spiritual ministries

-Students pursuing C.N.A. certification are also eligible to apply.

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – May 1

-Must be of the Protestant

-Must be a resident of the State of Iowa

-Must be a full-time student at the University of Iowa

DMACC Scholarships

May 3 Online only @ 4 p.m. (CST) [Application will open on 1/2/19]


Robert D. Blue Scholarship - due May 10 - Online

-The applicant must be an Iowa resident planning to attend an Iowa college/university during the 2019-2020 school year.

-The applicant can be a current high school senior or someone already enrolled in a college/university.

-Select an individual from your community (not a family member) that has demonstrated the responsibilities of being a citizen of a community. Write a 500-word essay on what this individual has done for his/her community.

-Each applicant is "graded" upon their high school GPA, financial need, references, and their essay.

-Application is available only online at http://www.rdblue.org/scholarship/



Spaghetti Supper

  The Covenant Church, 308 Eastern, is holding a Spaghetti Supper Camp Fundraiser tonight, April 5th, from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM to help send kids to camp. Please come and support our kids.


  JHUG and CYO will meet on Sunday, April 7th, at 5:00 PM for a mixed up supper and games. Please bring a friend & come have fun!



Friday, 5th              4:00-High School Girls/Boys Golf at Griswold

                              4:30-High School Boys Track at Clarinda

Saturday, 6th          State Solo/Ensemble Contest at Fremont-Mills

Monday, 8th           2:05/2:15-Early Dismissal

                              4:30-High School Girls Track at Creston

                              4:30-High School Boys Track at Lenox

Tuesday, 9th          1:30-High School Boys Golf at Shenandoah

                              4:00-Junior Viqueen/Viking Relays, Here

Thursday, 11th       1:30-High School Girls Golf at Shenandoah

                              4:00-Junior High Track at Fremont-Mills

                              4:30-High School Girls Track at Shenandoah

Friday, 12th            6:00-Athletic Banquet





Sausage Gravy Pizza








Scrambled Eggs

Sausage Pattie





Breakfast Bar




Pancake & Sausage

  on a Stick






Stuffed Crust Pizza







Chicken Fajita


California Vegetables

Mandarin Oranges


Butter Sandwich



Sloppy Joe

Baked Beans



Apple Crisp



Italian Pasta








Fish Sandwich

Potato Wedges

Mixed Vegetables

Mixed Fruit






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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