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Science Fair Judges Needed

  The Corner Conference Science Fair will be held at Fremont-Mills on Monday, November 25th. Each school is asked to bring five judges to help evaluate the projects. Typically, judging takes place in the morning with lunch provided. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Mrs. Erickson ([email protected]), or Mrs. Irr ([email protected]).

Veterans Day Program

  The Jr/Sr Government class is again honoring Veterans with a Veterans Day Program at the High School gym on Monday, November 11th, at 10:00 a.m. A special invitation to known veterans in the area has been sent via mail, however, we want to extend that invitation to all community members in Stanton and surrounding communities. This year we will focus on the Vietnam War Era, with slide show presentations of local veterans who served during that time.  

  Also, at 8:45 a.m. veterans and their spouses are invited to breakfast at the high school cafeteria sponsored by FMTC. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to the high school office at (712) 829-2162 by November 8th.


Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving

  The yearbook staff is offering gift certificates for the 2020 yearbook, “EVERYTHING HAPPENS 4 A REASON”. The cost of the book is $50.00, icons are $3.50, and personalization is $6.00.

  Give the perfect gift–a memory album of all of the moments that will be colored this school year! Contact Tammy Boyer, Christi Elwood, or Bevin Griffin at 829-2162 to get your yearbook gift certificate.

Red Cross/FCCLA Blood Drive

The Stanton FCCLA is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 9th, at the Stanton Viking Center from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. 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. 

Building the Future-ISU Middle School Engineering Day

  Building the Future is an outreach activity of the Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi–The Engineering Honor Society. The event brings middle school students and their teachers to the ISU campus to experience hands-on-engineering. The activities are all based around the scenario of a tornado hitting a small Iowa town and what engineers can do to help. Following a general session at the beginning of the day, the students will undertake 4 different activities all specially designed to introduce them to various types of engineering. The day concludes with a general session about what they learned that different engineers do.

  Eleven Stanton middle school students will be attending this event on November 14th

Honor Band

  Congratulations to Riley Burke who was selected to participate in the 2019 Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Honor Band. She was among 43 trombonists who auditioned for a spot on Saturday and was one of two students selected from the Corner Conference. She will be performing with other select students at Denison High School on November 15th at 7:30 p.m.

4th Graders Helping Veterans

  In honor of Veteran's Day, the Stanton 4th Graders will be collecting some items to help veterans in Kansas City.  Last year the students sent cards to this organization, and this year we decided to go a step further. We are collecting new chap sticks, hand/feet warmers, and hats. If you have any items you would like to donate, please drop them off at the elementary or give to a 4th grade student. The deadline for this has been extended to Monday, November 11th. For more information, visit the link below.




  This week we want to recognize Ashton Biddenback. Ashton is currently a para for the elementary. This is her first year at Stanton.  She has previously been a para at Creston. She graduated from Bedford and is married to Karl

Biddenback. Ashton's dad, Andy Thomas, graduated from Stanton in 1978. Her grandma, Marilee Thomas, drove a bus for Stanton schools for many years. We welcome Ashton to our staff and thank her for making a difference for our students!!  



FAFSA Ready Iowa Computer Lab Sessions

What: Computer lab sessions for students or parents to complete the FAFSA with expert help available.

Cost: free of charge

When and Where: November 13, 2019 – 5:00-7:00 pm at IWCC in Clarinda (923 E. Washington, Clarinda)

For Whom: high school seniors or returning college students.  It is not required that the student would be attending IWCC. Any student going to any college is welcome.

What to bring for the 2020-21 college year: https://www.icansucceed.org/media/cms/ICAN_ReadytoFile__FAN_handout_2018_C1CE7C5B02432.pdf

Best to complete the student and parent Federal Student Aid IDs for the FAFSA ahead of time and write down the username, password, and email.  Helpful resource for this: https://www.icansucceed.org/about-ican/services/personal-advising-sessions/fafsa-completion-appointments/how-to-create-an-fsa-id

For more information or questions, email Steve Irvin, ICAN Student Success Advisor: [email protected]


The Hagan Scholarship -Due November 15, 2019

  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.




Swedish Supper

  You’re invited to the Annual Swedish Supper hosted by the Swedish Heritage & Cultural Center! The Swedish Supper will be held on Saturday, November 16th, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

  This is a meal known at times as the Lutfisk Supper or Swedish Smorgasbord. There will be several choices of food, so come choose what you’d like! The meal begins at the Heritage Center with Swedish meatballs, pickled herring, cheese, crisp bread, lingonberries and glogg.

  The main course will be served at the Senior Citizens’ Center Downtown. (Ham, creamed lutfisk over mashed potatoes, rye bread, ostkaka prepared by Cathy Hart)

  Cost of the meal is just $12. Don’t miss this opportunity to usher in the Holiday Season with these Swedish foods!

Wooden Peace Pole Painting Workshop

  Join us at the Stanton Old Lumberyard Event Center as we paint a wooden peace pole! This workshop will be on Sunday, November 24th from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. These poles will be 4”x4” and will be 2ft. tall. They can be customized with name and/or address if desired. Class size will be limited. Cost for this painting project is $60. All supplies included. You are welcome to bring your own beverage of choice and/or snacks. To register for this class, you must pre-pay by going to the following link: www.paypal.me/artontheflyllc/60. Everyone welcome!



Monday, 11th           10:00-Veteran’s Day Program

                              1:05/1:15-Early Dismissal

                              1st Girls Basketball Practice





Breakfast Bar




Pancake & Sausage

  on a Stick


Juice, Milk


Long John


Juice, Milk


Fruit Pocket


Juice, Milk


Bacon & Egg Pizza


Juice, Milk




Stuffed Crust Pizza







Tuna Noodle Casserole

Peas/Green Beans


Tropical Fruit








Cinnamon Roll



Chicken Pattie/Bun


Cheesy Broccoli

Tomato Juice

Fruit Medley/Peaches



Chicken Fried Steak/Bun


Sweet Potatoes

Baked Beans

Mandarin Oranges/Pineapple



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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