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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.


Toy Drive for Flood Victims!
  A HUGE Thank You to everyone who donated toys, books and baby items to the Toy Drive sponsored by the East Mills and Stanton Student Councils and the Healthy Initiative Grant Group 5210.

  Everyone who came to the "Toys for Friends" event this past Sunday was very appreciative for all the support that they are receiving. It was quite touching to see the kids who were able to come and shop through the toys and enjoy milk and cookies. Some of the kids were able to find a replacement of their “favorite” toy that has been lost in the flooding. Your support of this endeavor has touched many families. We are very proud of your support.

Hamburg Flood Donations

  We, Shelby, Luke, and Easton, would like to thank Mrs. Lacey Stephens for helping us put together the flood donations at school for the last few weeks. It was an amazing opportunity for us as well as a great success. The donations piled up higher each day they were collected. We had things from brooms to bedding. Money donations were also collected, and there was more than $1,000 to bring to Hamburg. We took three truckloads and a trailer down on March 31st, as well as two more truckloads the following Friday. Going down to Hamburg was a very eye opening experience for us. It makes everyone very thankful for what they have. We could not have reached the success that we did without our outstanding school, staff, and community of Stanton. Thank you again to everyone who helped us out.

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.

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.



Athletic Banquet

  The Athletic Banquet will be held in the school gym tonight, 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 Viqueens continue to improve each time they compete on the track. The girls scored 34 points at the Lady Tiger Relays at Red Oak. Tara Peterson brought home the gold medal in the 400 hurdles. The girls scored 35 points at the Lady Panther Relays at Creston. That night the girls were entered in 7 events and were able to score points in each event Devin Isaacson and Nicole Vorhies had personal best throws in the shot and discus. The Viqueens hit the track again last night at Shenandoah.

Junior High Girls Track

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team competed in their first track meet of the season as they hosted the Junior Viqueen/Viking Relays on Tuesday, April 9th. The weather was perfect and the team of thirteen girls did an outstanding job.  Addison Olson placed first in the long jump with a leap of 12’11.75”. Teammate Marleigh Johnson followed in second place with a leap of 12’-9.5”. Eighth grader Abby Burke jumped to 4-5 in the high jump for a first place finish and Leah Sandin placed third with a 4-3 jump in her first competition in the event.  In the discus event, Brooklyn Silva placed second with her throw of 68’-06” followed closely by Jenna Stephens with her toss of 61’-11” for a fourth place finish and Jenna threw the shot put to a third place finish (26’6.75”).

  First place finishers in the running events were: Shuttle hurdle relay (Marleigh Johnson, Brooklyn Silva, Abby Burke, Elly McDonald) and Marleigh Johnson in the 200m hurdles with a time of 34.68. Addison Olson turned in the winning performance in the 400 m dash with a time of 1:11.02 and Carly Roberts ran to a first place finish in the 1500 run in her first track meet!  Second place finishes on the night were 4 x 200 team (Abby Burke, Lexi Chambers, Carli Smith and Elly McDonald) and the Sprint Medley team (Abby Burke, Leah Sandin, Brooklyn Silva and Addison Olson). The 4 x 100 team raced to a third place finish with Marleigh Johnson, Leah Sandin, Brooklyn Silva and Lexi Chambers running the oval. Emily Adams placed third in the 800 m run and the 4 x 400 team (Carly Roberts, Carli Smith, Emily Adams and Addison Olson) placed third.  The 4 x 800 team of Carly Roberts, Dacey Henneman, Victoria Miner and Jenna Stephens earned a third place as well. The Distance Medley team (Jenna Stephens, Dacey Henneman, Emily Adams and Carli Smith) placed fourth in that event. The girls will travel to Fremont Mills on Monday for a meet hosted by Sidney. (The FM meet scheduled for Thursday, April 11 has been rescheduled to April 26th) Congratulations girls on your superb results–keep up the good work!!




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/



After Prom Parent Meeting

  After Prom meeting will be held on April 17th, at 6:00 PM in the library for all junior and senior parents.

1st-8th Grade Softball/Baseball Registration

  Viking Center Softball/Baseball registration is still open for grades 1st-8th. Registration forms have been sent out at school; we also have copies available at the Viking Center. Registration AND Uniform forms are due on Monday, April 22nd.



Friday, 12th            6:00-Athletic Banquet

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

                              4:00-Sidney Junior High Track Meet at Fremont-Mills (Change of Location)

                              4:00-High School Golf at Shenandoah

                              4:30-High School Girls/Boys Track at Lenox

Tuesday, 16th        4:00-High School Golf at East Mills

                              6:00-College Financial Aid Juniors/Parents Meeting

Thursday, 18th       4:00-High School Golf at Essex

                              4:30-High School Girls Track at Corning

                              5:00-Sidney High School Boys Track Meet at Fremont-Mills (Change of Location)

Friday, 19th            No School






Bacon & Egg Pizza




Fruit Pocket




Donut Holes




Sausage, Egg, &

  Cheese on Biscuit








Rib/Hot Dog

Baked Beans


Mandarin Oranges




Chicken Pattie/Bun


Mixed Vegetables

Tomato Juice

Fruit Medley




Creamed Turkey

Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans


Strawberry Shortcake




Mac & Cheese

Mini Corn Dogs

Potato Wedges

Cooked Carrots

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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