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Thursday, Sept. 17

Published Sep 18, 2014 by .

Just a reminder of Parent Teacher Conferences today from 8AM-8PM.

Jr. High and High School teachers will be in their rooms from 8AM-3PM, then in the library from 3:00PM-8:00PM.
Mrs. Guthrie will be here from 8:00-2:00
Mr. Mahn from 3:00-8:00
Mrs. Hoskins from 8:00-2:00

For those of you with students who attend Red Oak with Mr. Spencer or Mr. Peterson, you may stop by the office to check on those grades if you would like.

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Jr. High & High School Volleyball with Nishnabotna all starting at 3:30 today, come support our Viqueens!!!

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Wednesday, Sept 17

Published Sep 17, 2014 by .

*      Parents’ Night

Parents’ Night for football players and football cheerleaders will be September 19th. Pictures will be at  5:15 PM for the football players and parents. Please be dressed and ready at 5:15 PM. Pictures will be at  5:45 PM for cheerleaders and parents. We will line up on the track for introductions before the game at 6:40 PM.

*      Taco Dinner Tailgate Friday, September 19th. Sponsored by the Stanton Cub Scouts!

*       Fundraiser for Dylan Swanson

The Junior Class and the Volleyball Team will be hosting a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser  for Dylan Swanson, a  junior at Stanton High School who was seriously burned on  August 15th. This meal, which will consist of pasta with a choice of red, meat or  Alfredo sauce with a bread stick, will be served in the High School Concourse on September 22nd, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM. Free will donation with a minimum of $5.00.

*      The Stanton Viking Center and Stanton Fire Department will be hosting a Community  Fun Run/Walk & Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 20th. This is a FUN event to support and raise funds for those facing challenges in our Stanton Community and EVERYONE is invited! The 5k Fun Run/Walk begins at 7:30am at the Viking Center.  Cost is $10 for participants and includes an event t-shirt and water. The Community Pancake Feed is from 8am-10am at the Fire Station. A short program will be held around  9:15am. Cost is free-will donation and proceeds for both events will be split among those in the  community unless specified by donor. Fun includes DJ Dylan Kinser, a photo booth by Strickland Photography and more! Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Viking Center. Checks can be made out to: Viking Center, P.O. Box 42, Stanton IA 51573. Pre-registration is at the Viking Center or the day of the race. Questions? Ideas? Know someone that should be included? Please call Jenna Ramsey at 829-2540 or email hart_43@yahoo.com. You can also contact Justin Miller at: 829-2900 or email at: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com. See you there!

*       Grades 7th-12th: Help support your community by signing up for the Fun Run/Walk, and get your chance to have a class pizza party at the Viking Center! The Viking Center will host a pizza party for the class with the highest % of participants from the class that sign up for the Community Fun Run/Walk on or by 9/20. Only those who sign up and participate in the run will get to take part in the pizza party. All proceeds will be donated to those in need or as specified by the donor. The cost of the Fun Run/Walk is  $10, and will include a t-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up and returned to the Viking Center. For questions, please contact Justin Miller at: 829-2900 or email at: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com.

*      Youth Fur Harvester Education Field Day

For those who are interested in learning how to Trap and Sell what you trap…

Sept. 20 10:00-3:00

Anderson Conservation Area

All Participants must be under 18 (5th-12th Grade)

Free of Charge

You must Pre register with Montgomery County Conservation Office. There is limited space, so please register soon. You may call the conservation office at 712-623-4753 to register. You may pick up more information in the high school office.

*             PTSO meeting tonight at 5:30 in the school library. We will be electing junior officers for the year.

*      Band Notes: Saturday, Sept 27th-Shen Fest, 7-12 band, be at the school by 12:35, load bus 12:40, bus leaves at 12:50. Please make sure your student is on time. Parade is at 2:00 in  Shenandoah. Purple Band shirts will be worn for this parade.

Saturday, October 4th-Clarinda Band Jamboree, 7-12 band, be at the school by 7:20, load bus at 7:30, bus leaves at 7:40. Uniforms will be worn for this parade.

Watch for the Blue note to come home…

*            5th Quarter will meet this Friday after the football game until 11pm for grades 7- 12 at Mamrelund Lutheran Church.  Come for fun and food.  Food for the night will be mashed potato bowls and ice cream sundaes.

*      Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, Oct 14.

Notes from the Guidance Office:

A representative from Iowa Western Community College will be here Thursday, Sept. 25th. Please sign up in the office if you are interested…

Upcoming Events:         

Sept.      17      Scholastic Book Fair

Sept.      18      Scholastic Book Fair
Sept.      18      NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00am-8:00pm
Sept.      18      Jr. High Volleyball with Nishnabotna, Here, 3:30
Sept.      18      HS Volleyball with Nishnabotna, Here, 5:30

Sept.       19      NO SCHOOL
Sept.      19      HS Football with East Mills, Here, Parents’ Night, 7:00
5:15-Cub Scout Tailgate Supper

Sept.      19      ACT Registration

Daily Lunch Menu:
Chicken Pattie/Bun
Lettuce/Tomato
Garbanzo Beans
Mixed vegetables
Peaches
Applesauce
Milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast Menu:

NO SCHOOL

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Published Sep 17, 2014 by .

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

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Bates made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2014, meeting with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

Director Jeff Sorensen arrived at 6:05 PM.

ANNUAL MEETING
Superintendent Herrick conducted the election of the President of the Board. Jeff Magneson was nominated as President of the Board of Directors for the 14-15 school year. Director Vanderholm made a motion to cease nominations with a second by Director Sorensen. Motion carried unanimously. Director Magneson was elected President of the Board with a unanimous vote.
The meeting was turned over to President Magneson. Director Vanderholm moved and Director Sorensen seconded to elect Mark Lindgren as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the 14-15 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
The oath was given to the newly elected officers by Board Secretary Boyer.

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD COMMITTEES
Director Sorensen made a motion to appoint the following committees with a second by Director Bates.
Negotiations & Personnel: Jeff Sorensen & Paul Vanderholm
Budget & Finance: Brian Bates & Jeff Magneson
Building & Grounds: Mark Lindgren & Paul Vanderholm
Transportation: Jeff Magneson & Brian Bates
Technology: Jeff Sorensen & Mark Lindgren
Viking Center: Brian Bates
The motion carried unanimously.

REGULAR MEETING DATES AND TIMES
Director Vanderholm made a motion to have regular board meetings on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM. Director Sorensen seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD SECRETARY
Director Sorensen made a motion to appoint Tammy Boyer as Board Secretary with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.

APPOINTMENT OF NEWSPAPER FOR PUBLICATIONS
Director Vanderholm made a motion to appointment Villisca Review as the newspaper for publications with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

APPOINTMENT OF EOE/AA COORDINATOR, EQUITY COORDINATOR, HOMELESS COORDINATOR
Director Bates made a motion to appoint Superintendent Chris Herrick as EOE/AA Coordinator and Guidance Counselor Sheila Mainquist as Equity Coordinator and Homeless Coordinator with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

PAGE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY ASSESSOR BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
No Board Member lives in Page County.
Director Vanderholm made a motion to appoint Director Lindgren to serve as the Montgomery County Assessor Board Representative with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

Director Lindgren arrived at 6:35 PM

DEPOSITORY RESOLUTION AND LIMITS
Director Vanderholm made a motion to name Great Western Bank as the district’s financial depository and to set the depository limit at $2 million for 2014-2015. Director Lindgren seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
WELL/WATERING PROJECT UPDATE
The solar pump was not working so it will be replaced with a different type of pump.

PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT UPDATES
Allen Hart will be leveling the lot at 403 Elliott Street and then it will be seeded. Members of the board will look into removing the well on this property. More rock will be hauled to 511 Eastern Ave. when it gets dry.

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE
Superintendent Herrick reported that the technology committee has been getting quote on computers so that we can go 1:1 in the middle school. We have a date set to give the Clarity Bright Bytes survey to staff and students. The IASB Convention will be held on November 19-21. The board will study improving the building to be ADA Compliant.

PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE
Principal Blunt reported the PTSO will provide lunch for staff for Parent/Teacher Conferences which will be held 8:00 AM-8:00 PM Thursday, September 18. The High School Teachers will be in their rooms 8:00 AM-3:00 PM and in the library 3:00 PM-8:00 PM. We had both tornado and fire drills last week and they went well. Next week we will be having intruder alert drills. During in-service days the staff has been prepping for the site visit.

CORNER CONFERENCE SPORTS AGREEMENT
Director Sorensen made a motion to approve the Corner Conference Sports Agreement for 2015-2016 with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE
The tentative date for SIAC is November 19.

APPROVAL OF DISTRICT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action Plan with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

EARLY RETIREMENT PLAN
Tabled

AMENDMENT TO MEDICAID AGREEMENT
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve an addendum to the Timberline contract for services of a compliance coordinator with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

PROPOSED STORAGE/CONCESSIONS BUILDING PROPOSAL
Director Sorensen made a motion to accept the proposal from McCunn Construction pending making at least $3500 reduction from the proposal. Due to lack of second he rescinded his motion. This item was tabled.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW
Superintendent Herrick presented Board Policies Code No. 603.1 (Basic Instruction Program), 603.2 (Summer School Instruction), 603.3 (Special Education), 603.4 (Multicultural/Gender Fair Education), 603.5 (Health Education), 603.5E1 (Human Growth and Development Student Excuse Form), 603.6 (Physical Education), 603.7 (Career Education), 603.8 (Teaching About Religion), 603.8R1 (Teaching About Religion Regulation-Religious Holidays), 603.9 (Academic Freedom), 603.10 (Global Education), 603.11 (Citizenship). Director Lindgren made a motion to approve these board policies with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.

OPEN ENROLLMENT
Director Vanderholm made a motion to accept Aprill Fort for open enrollment into Stanton from Red Oak for the 2014-2015 school year with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Lindgren made a motion to accept Mikayla Fort for open enrollment into Stanton from Red Oak for the 2014-2015 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Bates made a motion to accept Logan Herbert for open enrollment into Stanton from Red Oak for the 2014-2015 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.
Director Sorensen made a motion to accept Kenneth Herbert for open enrollment into Stanton from Red Oak for the 2014-2015 school year with a second by Director Lindgren.

ADJOURNMENT
President Magneson adjourned the meeting at 8:35 PM. The next regular meeting for the board will be October 20, 2014, at 6:30 PM in the Board Room.

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