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Red Cross/FCCLA Blood Drive

The Stanton FCCLA is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, October 10th, at the Stanton Viking Center from 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Call the high school office at 829-2162 to register or go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter: Vikings to schedule an appointment.  

  By donating blood you are not only helping save lives but you are also helping earn a scholarship for one or more graduating seniors. 

Junior/Senior Business Worksite Tour

  The Stanton senior and junior classes were treated to a worksite tour last week which was organized by Shawnna Silvius of the Montgomery County Development Corporation and Ann Schlapia from Southwestern Community College. We toured Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, FMTC Tech Center, and the FMTC Office/Data Center/Equipment Room in Stanton. We then went to the SWCC campus in Red Oak for lunch and a Business and Finance Career Path Panel Discussion with Miller Financial Group, Farm Credit Services of America and US Bank. From there, we went to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital and had a top to bottom tour of MCMH, seeing all of the departments that are involved in direct health care and those that keep the hospital running. We enjoyed snacks and lunch which were provided by Southwest Iowa REC, FMTC, Montgomery County Development Corporation and US Bank.  We would like to express a huge thank you to all of the presenters and organizers of a wonderful day of exploring occupations in Montgomery County!

2019 Yearbooks

  The yearbook staff has three 2019 yearbooks left. The cost is $60. If you are interested in purchasing one please call the high school office at 712-829-2162.Get one before they are all gone!


  Homecoming preparations are underway for September 27th. This year the theme is “Western”.

  The festivities begin with spirit week with each day having a theme. Students are asked to show their school spirit and dress accordingly.

Monday-Pajama Day
Tuesday-Mismatch Day
Wednesday-Role Model Day
Thursday-Patriotic Day
Friday-Purple Day

The Queen and King Candidates are

Carlee Culbertson, Madalyln Johnson, Haylie Huddle, Devin Isaacson, Kami Tibben, Keygan Day, Easton Hultman, Tyler Peterson, Will Roberts, and Colton Thornburg

The Class representatives are:

        Juniors: Kaitlyn Bruce and Matthew Herrick

        Sophomores: Ashley Henneman and John Peterson

        Freshmen: Jenna Stephens and Joshua Martin

The Flower Girl is Mackenzie Ward and the Crown Bearer is Greyson Whigham.
  The Homecoming Pep Rally and Coronation will be held on September 26th at 7:00 PM. The parade is September 27th at 1:30 PM. and the game against East Mills starts that evening at 7:00 PM.

Homecoming Parade Entries

  Homecoming is on Friday, September 27th. All commercial parade entries should contact Jody Druivenga in the Elementary Office at 829-2171 so that your entry can be listed in the Homecoming program. Stanton, Villisca, Red Oak, Essex or any other town businesses are welcome to have a float in the parade.

  The “Kiddie Parade” is always a popular part of the parade. There are three categories for the “Kiddie Parade”–Vehicle, Pet and Costume. All students in 6th grade and below are encouraged to participate and show their enthusiasm and pride in support of our Vikings! Sign up for the “Kiddie Parade” will begin at 12:45 PM at the corner north of FMTC office. All entrants should be checked in prior to 1:15 PM. The Homecoming Parade begins at 1:30 PM.

Scholastic Book Fair

  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday, October 21st, through Thursday, October 24th. Come visit the Book Fair being held in the elementary concourse those days.



Viqueen Volleyball

  On Thursday, September 12th, the Viqueens hosted Bedford and East Mills for a triangular. The Queens won their match against Bedford with set scores of 25-17 and 25-9. In the match with East Mills the squad got out to a slow start in the first set but finished with a strong second set and scores of 16-25 and 20-25. In JV action, the team was victorious against Bedford and lost the match against the East Mills junior varsity. On Saturday, the varsity squad traveled to Shenandoah for the Shenandoah tournament. In pool play, the team won matches against Fremont-Mills, Creston, Shenandoah, Missouri Valley and Bedford. Going in to their final match of the day with Lenox, the team was undefeated. Lenox prevailed in a three set battle which tied the Queens with Lenox for first place but placed the  Queens in second overall due to tie breaker qualifications. 

  On Tuesday, the teams traveled to Griswold for a corner conference match. The junior varsity was victorious in a tight three set battle (23-25, 28-26, 15-13) and the varsity squad dropped a five-set back and forth match with scores of 20-25, 25-15, 25-18, 26-28 and 13-15.

  On Saturday, the junior varsity team will travel to Griswold for the Griswold Junior Varsity tournament. The schedule is as follows:

    10:00      Stanton vs Clarinda Academy

    12:00      Stanton vs Griswold

    1:00        Stanton vs Sidney

    2:00        Stanton vs Shenandoah

  On Monday, the Viqueens travel to Corning for triangular action with Southwest Valley and East Union. Action will begin at 5:30 PM.

Viking Football

  While the varsity gets a bye this Friday, the JV has played a game this week and will host their first home game of the season next Monday, September 23rd. The JV defeated Fremont-Mills 50-34 at Tabor this past Monday night. The JV's undefeated season will be challenged again next Monday when the Sidney Cowboys take the field.  Kickoff Monday, September 30th, is at 6:00 PM. Next Friday's homecoming football game will kick off at 7:00 PM as the varsity will host the Wolverines of East Mills. Go Vikings!

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior high volleyball team traveled to Griswold on Tuesday, September 17th. The young queens won four of their six sets for the day (17-21, 16-21, 21-13, 21-9, 15-11 and 21-3). The junior high team will travel to Hamburg on Tuesday, September 24th, for a 4:00 match. Keep up the great work girls!

Junior High Football

  The JH football team started the season off with a 58-18 loss to the Fremont-Mills Knights. There are 20 boys from Stanton and Essex has brought over 4 boys to play with us, bringing our roster to 24 kids. The team will continue to improve every week and is excited to take on the Sidney Cowboys on our home field next Monday night, September 23rd, at 4:00 PM. Come out and support the Vikes as we look to move to 1-1 on the season!



  If you have been to our home football game you have noticed our new play clocks. We sure want to thank some people/groups that have helped to get these installed and running. The Stanton Booster club purchased the clocks and installation of them. Wes Royal organized a group from Mid-American who volunteered their time and equipment to get the wiring in place and holes dug for the clocks. Also Brian Bates, Travis Taylor along with Thomas Bates put the clocks on the poles and helped with the final installation.

  This week we would like to recognize Steve Johnson. Steve is currently driving an afternoon route and some activity routes for Stanton. This year marks the 11th year he has driven a route bus. He served as our head custodian for 21 years, retiring from that in 2015. Steve continues to live on a farm west of Stanton. He is married to Arlene, and has 3 daughters, Michelle, Melissa and Megan and 8 grandchildren.  All of his daughters graduated from Stanton. We appreciate all that Steve has done and continues to do for Stanton Community School.



Southwest Iowa College Fair for Area High School Students and their Parents

  All area high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about their college options at the Southwest Iowa College Fair on Monday, September 23rd, from 6:30-7:30 PM. The fair will be held at the Shenandoah National Guard Armory, located at 601 W. Ferguson Road.

 Representatives from over 50 colleges, universities, service organizations, and military branches will be in attendance. The purpose of the program is to give high school students and their parents an opportunity to discuss admission requirements, housing, financial aid, scholarships, internships, and specific majors.

   Again this year, the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will be presenting on financial aid from 6:00-7:00 PM. (Please note, this is a half hour prior to the beginning of the college fair.) The financial aid presentation will cover the types of financial aid available and how to qualify including important updates to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available October 1st. This presentation will also be located within the Armory.

The program is free and open to the public. This college fair is hosted by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling and Southwest Iowa School Counselors.

  The Stanton junior class will all be attending on Tuesday morning with Mrs. Mainquist.


Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program

-due the application will close October 25, 2019.


-be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska or western Iowa, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; 

-have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); 

-critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required); 

-involvement in co-curricular and community activities; 

-display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;

-demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0); 

-be a United States citizen

Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management (formerly the J.D. Edwards Honors Program in Computer Science and Management) -University of Nebraska at Lincoln - due November 2


-Regardless of major, the J.D. Edwards Honors Program will cover all the tuition for the required credit hours (total value estimated to be between $10,000 and $15,000)

-a composite ACT score of 30 or higher

-3.5 or better high school G.P.A. 

-demonstrated interest in technology and business

The Hagan Scholarship     Due November 15, 2019
2019 Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  3. Must be a student in the 2020 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,200 on the SAT.
  6. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2019 to August 2020.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2019 using 2018 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving self-motivated student in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, I encourage you to apply for a scholarship.


Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest   Online

-due November 5, 2019 must start on line

-High school senior and U. S. citizen

-based on scholarship, leadership and financial need

- 500 four-year awards ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year 

-Forms available in the office or at www.elks.org 




Stanton Booster Club Tailgate Meal

  Stanton Booster Club tailgate meal starting at 5:00 PM before the homecoming game. Ribeye sandwich, beans, chips, homemade dessert and a drink for $8.00. Then join us in cheering on our Vikings!

Community Road Trip to Manning           

  Stanton Community members will be taking a “road trip” to Manning, Iowa on Saturday, September 28th, at 8:00 AM. Everyone is invited! Stanton has been paired with Manning as a “mentor” in preparation for re-applying for the Iowa Great Places Designation in Spring of 2020 and a community tour of Manning is a part of the application process. We will leave at 8:00 AM and return around 3:00 PM. The tour begins with breakfast and will continue through the downtown, businesses, and more. To RSVP or ask questions, contact Jenna Ramsey at jramsey@fmtcnet.com or call (712)829-7340!

Covenant Women’s Homecoming Food Sale

  The Covenant Women’s Homecoming Food Sale will be held September 27th, 10:30 AM to parade time, inside the Senior Citizen’s Building. This is a new location. There will be baked breads, pies, sweets, fresh garden produce, fall apples, and more.

  JHUG and CYO will be having a fall kickoff on Sunday, September 29th, at 6:00 PM at the Isaacson’s. Games and bonfire, food will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair and a friend!!



Saturday, 21st        10:00-Griswold JV Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 23rd         1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

                              4:00-Junior High Football with Sidney, Here

                              5:30-High School Triangular Volleyball at SW Valley with East Union

                              6:00-Junior Varsity Football with Sidney, Here

Tuesday, 24th        SWIA College Fair for Juniors

                              4:00-Junior High Volleyball at Hamburg

Thursday, 26th       7:00-Homecoming Pep and Coronation

Friday, 27th            11:20/11:30-Early Dismissal

                              1:30-Homecoming Parade

                              5:00-Booster Club Tailgate Meal

                              7:00-High School Football with East Mills

Saturday, 28th        9:00-Bedford Volleyball Tournament






Breakfast Burrito




Fruit Pocket


Juice, Milk


Donut Holes


Juice, Milk


Sausage, Egg, & Cheese

  on a Biscuit


Juice, Milk


Bacon & Egg Pizza


Juice, Milk





Crispito/Hot Dog


Mandarin Oranges

Mixed Fruit

Peanut Butter Sandwich



Chicken Wrap


Mixed Vegetables

Cooked Carrots




Ham Sandwich

Cheese Slice/Lettuce


Green Beans/Rice

Peaches/Fruit Medley



Italian Pasta









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