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A Night in Hollywood–Junior/Senior Prom

  The Junior Class has been busy planning the big night of prom for the past several months. This year’s theme is “A Night in Hollywood”. Prom will be held on Saturday evening, April 27th. Everyone is invited to watch walk-in which will commence at 6:30 PM. Walk-in will be held in the upper parking area near the high school building entrance. There will be bleachers to accommodate the on-lookers but please feel welcome to bring a lawn chair to watch as the Juniors and Seniors and their dates make their entrance into the school. Julie Strickland of Strickland Photography will take pictures beginning at 4:00 PM that afternoon. Students will sign up in the office for a time. We ask that no parents, siblings or friends are in the picture area when the couples are being photographed. No other picture taking is permitted at that time. We ask that the juniors and seniors and their guests visit the care center at 5:30 PM. The meal will be served at approximately 7:15 PM with the dance to begin at 8:30 PM. We ask that only prom-goers and invited guests are in the concourse/gym area after the walk-in. If you want to take pictures of your child/date, please do so prior to this time. After-prom activities will conclude the evening. The Juniors and Seniors are looking forward to a fun-filled and safe evening and hope to see you all at walk-in!

Iowa FFA Convention

  Congratulations to the following FFA students at State Convention

Top 6 in Iowa – Conduct of Meetings – Lainey DeVries, Delaina Olson, Kate Edie, Maddie Doyle, Estefany Medina, Allie Sandin, and Ashley Henneman

Top 15 in Iowa – Chapter Display – Mallorie Wookey & Hannah Elwood

Iowa FFA Degree recipient-Brett Silva. The Iowa FFA Degree is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an FFA member by the Iowa FFA Association.

Conference Art Awards

  The Stanton art students participated in the Conference Art Fair. Stanton received 88 art awards, 3 best of shows-Shelby Brockshus, Carly Roberts, and Elly McDonald. Carly Roberts received the Paul Andrew Clapper Excellence in Art Award.  Congratulations to the following students:

Advance Art     14 Awards

Shelby Brockshus    Best of show, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd

Jessica Dickerson   1st, 3rd, HM

Stormy Strough       1st, 1st, 3rd, HM

Begin Art          32 Awards

Brooklyn Adams       1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Haylie Huddle           1st, HM

Nicole Vorhies           1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Madalyn Johnson     1st, 2nd, HM

Tara Peterson            1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd HM

Ryan Volquartsen      1st

Carlee Culbertson      2nd, 2nd, HM

Mallorie Wookey        2nd, 2nd

Aidan Graham            2nd, 2nd

Faith Ogletree            3rd

Hope Ogletree           HM

Tyler Peterson            HM

Middle school      42 Awards

Carly Roberts             Best of show, Paul Andrew Clapper Excellence                     

    in Art  Award, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd

Elly McDonnald          Best of show, 1st, 3rd, 3rd

Jenna Stephens         1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd

Kywin Tibben           1st

Brooklyn Silva            1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, Hm, Hm

Dacey Henneman     1st, Hm, Hm, Hm

Abby Burke                1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM

Garret Taylor              1st, 2nd, 3rd

Addison Olson           1st, 3rd

Joshua Martin             2nd, 3rd

Brandon Huddle          2nd

Axel King                     2nd

Leah Sandin                3rd

Presley Lesher            HM

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.

Stanton Elementary Trash Bag Fundraiser

  All Stanton Elementary students are taking orders for the trash bags that we have available at the Elementary Office. These bags are twice as thick as Hefty bags and are available in 3 sizes:

               Blue        55 gallon super-size 16 bags per roll

               Yellow     39 gallon size 25 bags per roll

               White      15 gallon size (kitchen size) 65 bags per roll

  The cost of each roll is $10.00 and is due at the time the order is placed with an elementary student. Checks should be made payable to Stanton School. All profits from the sales will be used to purchase classroom and technology materials. Please call the elementary office at 829-2171 with any questions or to place an order! Thank you for your support!



High School Girls Track

  The Viqueens continue to improve each time they compete on the track. The girls scored 26 points at the Lenox meet. Tara Peterson won gold in both the 400 meters and the 400 hurdles.

  The team competed at the Fillie Relays in Shenandoah and scored 21 points. They ran at Corning on the 18th before a few days off for Easter Break.

High School Boys Track

The team is working hard and having fun! A portion of the team competed at the Lenox Coed Invitational on Monday and performed well. All 7 runners were place winners and showed personal best performances. The team should be back to nearly full strength with 11 runners by next Tuesday's meet in Tabor. Keep up the good work!  Happy Easter!

Junior High Girls Track

  The Stanton Junior High girls track team competed in their second meet of the season as traveled to Tabor on Monday, April 15th, for a meet hosted by Sidney. The team put in another spectacular performance. Marleigh Johnson placed first in the long jump with a personal best jump of 14’-1.25” and Lexi Chambers jumped her personal best with 13’-1”.  Abby Burke cleared 4-7 in the high jump for a first place finish and Leah Sandin placed sixth with a 4-2 jump in the event. In the discus event, Jenna Stephens threw her personal best with a 76’-1” for first place followed closely by Brooklyn Silva with her personal best toss of 71’-0” for second place. Jenna also put in a personal best performance in the shot put with a 27’-3” for a third place overall finish.

  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.  Addison Olson turned in the winning performance in the 400 m dash with her personal best of 1:10.8. The Sprint Medley team of Abby Burke, Leah Sandin, Brooklyn Silva and Addison Olson raced to a first place as well.   Third place finishes on the night were the 4 x 200 team (Abby Burke, Lexi Chambers, Carli Smith and Elly McDonald) and the 4 x 400 team (Carli Smith, Addison Olson, Emily Adams, Carly Roberts) and Carly Roberts in the 1500 m run. The 4 x 100 team raced to a fourth place finish with Marleigh Johnson, Leah Sandin, Brooklyn Silva and Lexi Chambers running the oval and the 4 x 800 team of Carly Roberts, Dacey Henneman, Victoria Miner and Jenna Stephens placed fourth. The team has a busy week next week as they are in Hamburg on Tuesday, Essex on Thursday and Tabor on Friday. All meets begin at 4:00. Congratulations girls!

Junior High Boys Track

  The Junior High boys track team started their season last week with a 3rd place finish at the Viking/Viqueen Relays. With 14 boys on the team, they competed hard in their races and earned 117 points overall. 1st place finisher's included Jonan Wookey in the Discus....1600 Medley Relay team of DJ Most, Kaiden Foster, Damian Meek, and Kywin Tibben... 800 Medley Relay team of Eli Davis, DJ Most, Jonan Wookey, and Josh Martin....4x400 Relay team of Nolan Grebin, Kaiden Foster, Kywin Tibben, and Brandon Huddle.

 The boys also competed on April 15th at the Sidney Relays held in Tabor. With a total of 128 points, the boys finished 2nd out of 8 teams. 1st place finishers included the 1600 Medley Relay team of Brody Holmes, Kywin Tibben, Damian Meek, and Brandon Huddle... Josh Martin in the 1600m run...800 Medley Relay team of Eli Davis, Brody Holmes, Damian Meek, and Kaiden Foster....4x400 Relay team of DJ Most, Kywin Tibben, Damian Meek, and Jonan Wookey. 

   The boys continue to buy in and compete hard in every single event and their results are showing it. We will have two meets next week at Hamburg and at Essex and are looking forward to getting out and running fast. Thanks for your continued support and Go Vikes! 




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/



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.

Softball Pitching Clinic Registration

  The Viking Center is hosting Denny Stanton's Softball Pitching Clinic on April 28th and May 5th. Girls in 5th grade and under will meet from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, girls in 6th-12th grades will meet from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM each of the two Sundays. Registration is due on Thursday, April 25th.

Stanton Spring Clean Up

  The City of Stanton will have its annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 27th, from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. Containers will be located at the City Maintenance Building. You may drop off junk, old furniture, wood, appliances, metal and other such items. We will also accept batteries. Please separate metal from other junk as metal will go in a separate trailer. Seniors and disabled citizens who are unable to transport their items can call 829-2613 to arrange for pickup on Friday the 26th from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. We will NOT accept brush, limbs, trees, or leaves. These items are accepted at the City Dump. Please note: No hazardous waste, explosives, tires, TVs, computers, liquids, paint, railroad ties or raw garbage. The Stanton Greenbelt Trail Cleanup will also be on April 27th starting at 8:30 AM at Anderson Park. Items needed include loppers, chain saws, ATV’s and trailers. Cleanup will be from Anderson Park to the Old Gas Station Bridge.



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

                              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

Monday, 22nd         No School

Tuesday, 23rd        4:00-Junior High Track at Hamburg

                              4:30-High School Girls/Boys Track at Fremont-Mills

Thursday, 25th       4:00-Junior High Track at Essex

                              4:00-High School Golf at Griswold

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

Friday, 26th            4:00-Junior High Track at Fremont-Mills

Saturday, 27th        8:30-High School Boys Golf at Sidney






No School


French Toast




Breakfast Burrito




Breakfast Wrap




Sausage Gravy

  with Biscuit






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Chicken Panini

Cooked Carrots

Cheesy Broccoli





Ham & Potato Casserole

Green Beans


Mixed Fruit

Mandarin Oranges




Walking Taco


Diced Tomatoes

Refried Beans


Butter Sandwich





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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