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Thursday, Dec. 18

Published Dec 18, 2014 by .

*      Christmas Concert at 7:00

*      Our Christmas Concert is tonight, Thursday, December 18th at 7:00pm in the high school gymnasium. The following groups will perform in this concert: 5th grade band, 6th grade band, junior high band, junior high choir, high school band, swing choir, and high school choir.
All of the band students need to be in the high school music room warming up their instruments by 6:00.
All choir students need to be here by 6:45.
It is very important to have all students here on time in order for everything to run smoothly!
*      Are you Christmas shopping yet? At a loss for ideas?
The booster club will be offering stadium seats again at a cost of $45, they would make wonderful Christmas gifts! Please contact Dawn Weis at 370-8880 for these seats.

*      The Booster Club is going to have a Chili and Cinnamon Roll supper before the Varsity East Mills games on Friday, December 19th.  The cost of the meal will be $5.00 and we will start serving at 5:00.

Notes from the Guidance Office:

Make sure to check in the office for scholarship information!

Upcoming Events:
Dec. 19th      JH Basketball with East Mills, Girls here 3:30, Boys there 4:00
HS Basketball with East Mills, Here at 6:00
Dec. 22nd      90 Minute Late Start-School Begins at 9:45
JH Basketball with Heartland Christian at ISD at 4:00
HS Basketball with Heartland Christian at ISD at 6:00
Dec. 23rd      Early Dismissal for Christmas Break 1:15
End of 1st Semester
Dec. 24–Jan. 5th Christmas Break
Jan. 5th       JV Girls Basketball with Essex, Here at 6:00
Jan. 6th      School Resumes

Daily Lunch Menu:
Ham & Potato Casserole
Green Beans/Peas
Mixed Fruit
Mandarin Oranges
Roll
Milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast Menu:
Bacon & Egg Pizza
Juice
Milk

Have a Thrilling Thursday!

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DECEMBER 17, 2014 STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL SPECIAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Published Dec 17, 2014 by .

DECEMBER 17, 2014, SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in the Superintendent’s Office for a special session. Vice President Mark Lindgren called the meeting to order with Directors Brian Bates and Paul Vanderholm present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, Board Secretary Tammy Boyer, and Technology Coordinator Beau Boeye. President Jeff Magneson joined electronically (via conference call) at 12:10 PM.

Beau Boeye presented bids from Sterling Computers Corporation and CDI for 70 computers for Middle School students. After discussion Director Vanderholm made a motion to accept the bid from Sterling for 65 computers at a cost of $44,457.40 with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.
ADJOURNMENT
Vice President Lindgren adjourned the meeting at 12:25 PM.

 

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DECEMBER 15, 2014 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Published Dec 17, 2014 by .

DECEMBER 15, 2014, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 15, 2014, in the High School Library for a regular session. President Jeff Magneson called the meeting to order with Directors Brian Bates, Mark Lindgren, Jeff Sorensen, and Paul Vanderholm present. Additional attendees were Superintendent Chris Herrick, K-12 Principal Kevin Blunt, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the agenda with a second by Director Vanderhom. The motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 17, 2014 meeting with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.

TRANSPORTATION REPORT
Superintendent Herrick reported that the bus drivers were keeping count day by day on how many students ride their bus and the Transportation Committee will meet in January to discuss how many routes are needed.

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the financial reports with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

CONSIDERATION OF BILLS
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the bills with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

SPORTS TRAVELING
Don Hicks updated the board on sports traveling for next year. We will be losing at least 2 boys basketball games and he had heard back from 2 schools that would like to play us, Riverside and Whiting. He wanted the board to be aware of the amount of traveling that might have to be done.

SPECIAL STUDENT PRESENTATION
Jeff Grebin’s Intro to Business class gave a presentation on a 3D printer that they would use if the school purchased one. The cost of the one being looked at is $3000-$5000. The board appreciated their presentation.

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE
Superintendent Herrick reported that Principal Blunt was preparing at a list of several people to keep the website pages updated. The 1:1 computer bid is due December 16 at noon. The Department of Education has sent a letter to all school districts stating that it would only consider a school district’s request for an early start date waiver if the school has adequately demonstrated that starting on or after the earliest start date specified would have a significant negative education impact which would mean starting school on August 31st for next school year.

PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE
Principal Blunt reported that the PSTO’s carnival would be held on March 6th, Amber Volquartsen, play director, held tryouts for high school last week and opened up tryouts to 8th grade on December 15th, Student Council would be in charge of the last day of school before break with dodge ball, movies and board games. Santa Lucia was held on December 13th and MS. Beasley and the 1st-5th graders did a very good job. The Christmas Concert will be held on December 18th with the 5th-12th grade bands and 7th-12th grade choirs singing. He has been working with our Tech company on up grading our fire wall.

GOOD NEWS
Congratulations to the following:
• Volleyball Post Season Honors: All-Conference Teams: Haley Weis-First Team (unanimous); Ally Focht and Logan Wagg-Second Team; Chelsea Weis, Devin Druivenga and Heidi Vanderholm-Honorable Mention ; Heidi Vanderholm-All-State All-Academic; Haley Weis-Honorable Mention Class 1A All-State; Haley Weis and Logan Wagg-1A All-District (Southwest)
• 5th Graders and Mrs. Robin Wright for planning a Holiday Fair.
• 5th Graders, Mrs. Robin Wright, High School Student Council, and Mrs. Katie Elwood for collecting food for the Holiday Food Drive.
• Mrs. Lisa Whigham for working extra to meet with parents about academics after school.

SIAC SUMMARY
The SIAC met and discussed student achievement, technology, PPEL Levy, and the coming site visit.

ROUNDS VISIT FOLLOW-UP
The High School hosted 9 Superintendents and personnel from area schools for a technology visit. They interviewed students and teachers and visited classrooms. Their question for us to ask ourselves was “What is our purpose to have computers in students’ hands? “

NEED ASSESSMENT UPDATE
The needs assessment survey is out to the public via Facebook, website, and bulletin. It can also be picked up in the offices.

PERSONNEL
HEAD BOYS TRACK COACH
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve Jeff Grebin as the Head Boys Track Coach with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

SOFTBALL COACHING UPDATE
Principal Blunt has several options available for this but is still working on it.

RESIGNATION REQUEST/EARLY RETIREMENT REQUESTS
Director Lindgren made a motion, with a second by Director Sorensen, to accept the resignation and early retirement benefit for Terri Vennerberg, 3rd Grade Teacher with much appreciation for her years of service. The motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS
OPEN ENROLLMENT REQUESTS
Director Bates made a motion to approve Tre Strough for open enrollment into Stanton from Villisca for the 2014-2015 school year due to a change of resident with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Deacon Bruce for open enrollment into Stanton from Red Oak for the 2015-2016 school year with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
President Magneson adjourned the meeting at 7:56 PM. The next regular meeting will be January 19, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the Board Room.

 

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