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STANTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL BULLETIN OCTOBER 24, 2014

Published Oct 23, 2014 by .

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Junior High Corner Conference Honor Choir
The Junior High Students will be attending the Corner Conference Vocal Festival at Hamburg on Monday October 27th. Students will need to look nice for this event. Boys may wear a nice pair of jeans with either a polo shirt or a button down dress shirt. Ladies may wear a dress, a nice shirt with dress pants, a skirt, or leggings. We are representing Stanton. The concert will begin at 5:00 PM in the Hamburg Elementary Gym. Admission will be charged. Please come out and support our Junior High Students!
Veteran’s Day Program
The Stanton Senior Government class will be hosting a Veteran’s Day program on Monday, November 10th, beginning at 10 AM in the high school gymnasium. Refreshments will be served following the program. All veterans and community members are encouraged and invited to attend.

ATHLETICS
Viqueen Volleyball
The Viqueens traveled to Sidney for their final corner conference regular season match up of the 2014 season. The JV #1 team dropped their match with scores of 13-21 and 16-21. The JV#2 lost their match 12-21, 21-17 and 8-15. The varsity squad finished their season with a strong 3 game set with scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22. This victory secured the Viqueens a share of the Corner Conference top finish for the season with the Fremont Mills Knights (both teams finished 8-1).
On Saturday, October 18th, the JV #2 squad traveled to Orient for the Orient-Macksburg Junior Varsity tournament. In pool play, the team split with Earlham (21-18, 19-21), defeated Murray (21-8, 21-8) and dropped a match to Creston (5-21, 15-21) which placed them in second from their pool. The team then went on to tournament play to face the #1 seed from the other pool (East Union). The team lost that match 23-25, 13-25 which put them up against the #2 seed from the other pool (Creston JV). The Queens came out on top of that match with game scores of 25-14 and 25-17 which placed them third overall in the tournament. Super job girls–congratulations on a strong finish to the end of your regular season!
Junior High Volleyball
The Stanton junior high team traveled to Sidney on Thursday, October 16th for the final regular season matches of this season. The 7th grade team won their match while the 8th grade team dropped their final match of the year. The 7th grade squad ended their season with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses while the 8th grade team ended their season with 6 wins, 4 losses and 1 tie record. The players and coach would like to thank everyone for their outstanding support over the season! These young ladies worked very hard and will be fun to watch on the court in years to come! Great season girls!
Regional Volleyball
The Viqueens opened up regional play with a match at home against the South Page Rebels on Tuesday, October 21st. The Queens won the match with scores of 25-16, 25-10 and 25-11. This victory advances them down the tournament trail to take on Bedford on Tuesday, October 28th. Admission is $6.00 for everyone–no passes accepted. The game is at Bedford with the start time of 7:00 PM. Come out and support the young ladies in purple and white!!
Viking Football
The varsity fought hard last Friday night to overcome a 0-14 deficit at halftime to tie the game at 14-14 in the second half. Lenox converted on 3 key fourth down conversions, 2 of them for scores, to defeat the Vikings 20-14. The Viking’s playoff hopes are still alive as they travel to Hamburg this Friday night to tackle the speedy Blue Devils in order to chalk up another district win to put themselves in a better position to make a playoff appearance. The Vikings will be waiting anxiously the outcome of the Lenox vs. CAM game to see whether or not they play in the post-season. Kickoff Friday night is at 7:00 PM.

GUIDANCE
National Honor Society Induction
The Stanton Community School inducted four new members into the National Honor Society on October 23rd. We would like to thank our speaker, Linda Williams and congratulate our new members, Marcel Confer, daughter of Ken and Wendy Confer; Brady Johnson, son of Chris Johnson and Caleigh Johnson; Jacob Lindgren, son of Mark and Nancy Lindgren; and Peter Sorensen, son of Jeff and Kelly Sorensen.
Scholarships
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program/ Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship, Iowa Scholarship and National Scholar Program
-due October 25, 2014
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
-Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
-Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
-Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
-Be a United States citizen
-https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm
The Hagan Scholarship
-due November 15
-Must be a resident of Iowa and other eligible states.
-Must have attended as a junior and senior an Eligible High School.
-Must be a student in the 2015 high school graduating class.
-Must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher.
-Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or, must have scored 1110 on the SAT (Reading and Math).
-Must enroll in a four year college the first semester after high school.
-Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to start of college.
-Must complete the FAFSA in 2014 using 2013 Tax Return Information.
-Must provide a complete copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (5 or 6 pages.)
-FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500.
-Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
-Must not have been convicted of a felony.
-www.hsfmo.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thank You
The Dylan Swanson family wants to extend a special thank you to the Stanton Viking Center and everyone who was involved in the 5K. We appreciate the support from the community.
Trick or Treat on the Trail
Stanton Betterment Association’s 8th Annual Trick or Treat on the Trail will be held on October 25th from 3:00-5:00 PM. They are in need of candy, groups to pass out candy, hayrack ride helpers and approximately 400 little goblins. To sign up or for further information, call Jacque Bates at 829-2814 or email her at batesjnb@myfmtc.com. No dogs please.
Viking Center Monday Morning Activity Club
The Stanton Viking Center will be extending the Monday Morning Activity Club through the end of the first semester of school! The program originally was to end on Monday October 27th, but will now last each Monday through December 22nd! All students grades K-6 are invited to join us for a variety of activities which will include, but are not limited to: board games, arts and crafts, movies in the Viking Room, Nintendo Wii tournaments, and active games in the Viking Center gym (dodgeball, kickball, etc.), just to name a few! 7th and 8th graders are welcome and will not be charged, but will be asked to assist with the program. Former Stanton Elementary teacher Penny McDaniel will be assisting us each Monday morning.
Cost for the program will be $20 for members and $50 for non-members. Cost will be applied for those who have been in the program, as well as any new participants beginning on Monday, November 3rd. Registration forms can be picked up at the Viking Center, returned with payment to the Viking Center, or mailed to: Viking Center, P.O Box 42, Stanton IA 51573. Details for the program, as well as membership information are readily available at the Viking Center. For any questions, please contact Justin Miller at: 712-829-2900, or email: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com.
Fitness Video Sessions
The Stanton Viking Center is currently hosting fitness video sessions every Monday-Thursday from 5:30 AM-6:00 AM, and Fridays from 5 AM-6 AM for the next 4-5 weeks for FREE! The Focus T25 fitness video program is held in the Viking Room for members only. If you are a Viking Center member, feel free to come and go during the videos as you please throughout the week. Each video Monday-Thursday is 25 minutes long with a few minutes of stretching, and Friday’s session is 2 videos of 25 minutes. These workouts are for all levels, there is a modifier on each video.
Focus T25 is based on 3 phases of exercise: Alpha, which is the cardio phase; Beta, which is the core phase; and Gamma, which is the strengthening phase. All 3 phases will be touched on during this program, and last 5 weeks each.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Viking Center at: 829-2900 or email: vikingcenter@myfmtc.com.

Poinsettias
Mamrelund Lutheran Church Sunday School Students are selling poinsettias. Orders will come in Thursday, December 4th. Please see a Sunday School Student about ordering.
Stanton Strivers Reminder
Stanton Strivers 4-H members make sure to work at our booth at Trick or Treat on the Trail. Also plan to stay and help clean up afterwards for a “Make a Difference Day.” (Pick up trash and help others carry items to their cars, etc.)

COMING EVENTS
Friday, 24th 7:00-High School Football at Nishnabotna
Monday, 27th 90 Minute Late Start
5:00-Junior High Vocal Festival Concert at
Hamburg
Tuesday, 28th 7:00-Regional Volleyball at Bedford
Stanton vs Bedford
Wednesday, 29th FB Playoffs (To Be Determined)
Friday, 30th 7:00-Regional Volleyball at Griswold
Monday, 3rd 90 Minute Late Start

BREAKFAST MENUS OCTOBER 27-31
Monday
90 Minute Late Start

Tuesday
Cereal
Toast
Juice, Milk

Wednesday
Breakfast Wrap
Juice, Milk

Thursday
Breakfast Pizza
Juice, Milk

Friday
Pancakes
Juice, Milk

LUNCH MENUS SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 27-31
Monday
Turkey Burger
Lettuce/Tomato
Broccoli & Cheese
Sweet Potatoes
Oranges/Pineapple
Milk

Tuesday
Ham & Potato Casserole
Green Beans
Peas/Mixed Fruit
Mandarin Oranges
Roll
Milk

Wednesday
Stadium Dog
Chili/Cheese
Potato Wedges
Baked Beans
Pears/Peaches
Milk

Thursday
Chicken Strips
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
Cooked Carrots
Apple/Pineapple
Roll
Milk

Friday
Ground Zombie in a Coffin
Mashed Werewolf
Skeleton Teeth
Swamp Water/Pumpkin Pieces
Tombstone
Milk

ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION
Date: October 24, 2014
To: Parents, Students, Guardians and Employees of the Stanton Community School District
From: Board of Directors of the Stanton Community School District
Chris Herrick, Superintendent, Asbestos Program manager
Re: Asbestos Notification

The United States Congress has enacted a piece of legislation entitled “Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act,” or AHERA, which requires all public and private schools in the nation to comply with the provisions by October 12, 1988. AHERA supersedes a previous federal law, “Asbestos In Schools” or AIS, which was enacted in 1982. The purpose of the legislation is to ensure that all students and employees of the nation’s schools are not subject to contact with asbestos materials, as it has been determined that inhalation of friable (flaky particles) of asbestos may lead to a cancerous disease of the lungs called asbestoses.
The Institute for Environmental Assessment was employed by the Stanton Community School District to inspect school buildings and determine if there are any asbestos containing materials (ACM), especially in the form that could represent a risk. Of most concern are areas of asbestos-bearing materials which can be easily crumbled under pressure (friable materials) and inhaled into the lungs.
Beyond the asbestos assumed to be located in some concrete, roofing felts, pipe elbows, carpet glue, etc. which is of minimal public health concern, asbestos was found in some of the following types of materials: thermal pipe joint connections; thermal pipe insulation; thermal boiler insulation; vinyl floor tile.
Stanton Community School has a minimum of ACM in its buildings. These materials have been properly encapsulated by certified EPA personnel. Signs are also posted in each of these areas. Encapsulated asbestos containing materials were found primarily in non-occupied locations such as the custodial storage room and boiler room at the High School. No known dangers to students or employees currently exist. The new elementary school is asbestos free.
A detailed Asbestos Management Building Plan is on file in the school building. This plan may be inspected by the public upon request. A District Plan is also available for review at the office of the Superintendent of Schools. The Stanton School District has complied with recent legislation and has sent an Asbestos Management Plan to the State Department of Education prior to the deadline.
The Board of Directors and Administration plan to meet or exceed EPA standards as required by law and do whatever is necessary to continually ensure a healthy working/teaching/learning school environment. As always, your input and/or concerns are welcome. On behalf of the board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

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Thursday, Oct. 23

Published Oct 23, 2014 by .

*      NHS Induction at 10:00-Congratulations to Marcel Confer, Jacob Lindgren, Brady Johnson, and Peter Sorensen!

*       The Junior High choir will be traveling to Hamburg for the Vocal Festival on Oct. 27th. The Concert will  begin at 5:00pm. The students will leave school after lunch. They will rehearse together with several schools and then present a concert at 5:00 that evening. Admission will be charged at the door.

Please make sure they look their best, girls need to wear nice jeans and a nice shirt or blouse that looks dressy. (No t-shirts or tank tops). Boys should wear a polo shirt or button up shirt.

Students will need money for afternoon snacks if they want them and they will also be stopping at  McDonalds for supper on the way home.

Ask your student for the green note that was sent home on Thursday.

*      The Stanton Viking Center is currently hosting fitness video sessions every Monday-Thursday from 5:30am- 6:00am, and Fridays from 5am-6am for the next 4-5 weeks for FREE!  The Focus T25 fitness video program is held in the Viking Room for members only.  If you are a Viking Center member, feel free to come and go during the videos as you please throughout the week.  Each video Monday-Thursday is 25 minutes long with a few minutes of stretching, and Friday’s session is 2 videos of 25 minutes.  These workouts are for all levels, there is a modifier on each video.

 

Focus T25 is based on 3 phases of exercise:  Alpha, which is the cardio phase; Beta, which is the core phase; and Gamma, which is the strengthening phase.  All 3 phases will be touched on during this program,  and last 5 weeks each.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Viking Center at:  829-2900 or email:         vikingcenter@myfmtc.com.

 

*            Viking Center Flag Football Pizza Party

The Stanton Viking Center Flag Football team will be having an after season pizza party this Saturday 10/25 from 12:30p-2p in the Viking Room at the Viking Center.  All kids that participated and parents are welcome to come.  Pizza will be from the C-Store, and water will be provided.  Parents are asked to bring pop, chips or a little dessert if possible, if not that is fine.  Since this is the day of Trick-or-treat on the trail, kids can wear their costumes if they like!  Hope to see as many of the team and parents there!

 

Notes from the Guidance Office:

College Planning Meeting for Juniors/Parents at 6:00-7:00 on Tuesday, Nov. 4th.

College Financial Aid for Seniors/Parents at 7:00 on Nov. 4th

 

Upcoming Events:

Oct. 24th      HS Football at Nishnabotna at 7:00

Oct. 27th      Late Start Monday, 9:45 start time

Oct. 28th       Regional Volleyball at Bedford at 7:00

Oct. 31st      Regional Volleyball at Griswold at 7:00

Nov. 3rd      Late Start Monday, start time 9:45

Nov. 4th      College Planning Juniors/Parents Meeting 6:00-7:00

College Financial Aid Seniors/Parents Meeting at 7:00

N0v. 5th      Regional Volleyball Finals at Greenfield at 7:00

Daily Lunch Menu:
Chicken Nuggets
Baked Beans
Coleslaw
Pineapple
Oranges/Banana Muffin
Milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast Menu:
French Toast
Juice
Milk

Have a Thrilling Thursday!

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OCTOBER 20, 2014, REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Published Oct 23, 2014 by .

The Stanton School District Board of Directors met at 6:00 PM on Monday, October 20, 2014, in the Board Room 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, Business Manager Shirley Maxwell, and Board Secretary Tammy Boyer.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Vanderholm made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2014 meeting with a second by Director Lindgren. The motion carried unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Director Bates 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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
WELL/WATERING PROJECT UPDATE
A pressure tank has been added and the pump will need to be wired.

REVIEW REVISED STORAGE/CONCESSIONS BUILDING PLANS
The revised plans for the storage/concessions building were reviewed and bids will be accepted for the next board meeting.

SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE
Superintendent Herrick reported that the Technology Committee will be meeting October 21 and will be looking at a couple of different models of computers for the middle school students. Discussion on the website with comments of it needing to be updated more often and be more user friendly. The board needs to start to look to the future for ADA/Facilities needs to be funded possibly through a PPEL Levy.

PRINCIPAL UPDATE
Principal Blunt reported about a new code from the Iowa Department of Education that says that all students must be reading on grade level by 3rd grade or they must be retained. We will be proactive and help those students by offering summer school. This new code goes into effect starting with the 1st graders this year. The end of the first quarter was October 17th. National Honor Society Induction will be held on October 23rd. The Junior High basketball practice began today with the one team in the school gym and the other team at the Viking Center. The High School basketball teams will also be using the Viking Center so the practices will not last as long and players can get home sooner at night.

GOOD NEWS
Congratulations to the following:
Marcel Confer, Brady Johnson, Jacob Lindgren, and Peter Sorensen for being chosen for National Honor Society.
The High School Volleyball Team for being Corner Conference Co-Champions. This is the 6th year in a row the team has been Champions or Co-Champions.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT UPDATE
DISTRICT GOALS UPDATE
The board will look over its goals it set last year and discuss this year’s goals at next month’s meeting.

SIAC MEMBERSHIP
Superintendent Herrick and Principal Blunt have a list of names to ask to be a part of the SIAC and will bring the names to the next board meeting for approval.

PERSONNEL
ASSISTANT GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH
Director Bates made a motion to approve Eddie Engstrand as the Assistant Girls Basketball Coach with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS
EARLY RETIREMENT PLAN
This was discussed and will be placed on next month’s agenda.

APPROVAL OF SBRC APPLICATION MODIFIED ALLOWABLE GROWTH SPED DEFICIT
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve the request to seek Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid from Special Education negative balance of $81,002.79 for the 2013-2014 school year with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried unanimously.

SNOW REMOVAL BIDS
The board received one bid for snow removal and it was from Bates Snow Removal for $190 for a normal 2-3 inch snow. Director Sorensen made a motion to accept this bid with a second by Director Vanderholm. The motion carried 4-0 with Director Bates abstaining.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE BIDS
Director Lindgren made a motion to accept Bates Garage bid to service vehicles with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried 4-0 with Director Bates abstaining.

OPEN ENROLLMENT REQUESTS
Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Madilynn Parker for open enrollment into Stanton from Red Oak with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.

Director Lindgren made a motion to approve Dana Swanson for open enrollment (Senior Rule) into Stanton from Essex with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

Director Vanderholm made motion to approve Alizabeth Maranville for open enrollment into Stanton from Villisca with a second by Director Bates. The motion carried unanimously.

BOARD POLICY REVIEW
Superintendent reviewed Board Policies Code No. 604.1 (Competent Private Instruction), 604.1E1 (Competent Private Instruction Report), 604.2 (Individualized Instruction), 604.3 (Program for Talented and Gifted Students), 604.4 (Program for At-Risk Students), 604.5 (Religious-Based Exclusion from a School Program), 604.6 (Instruction at a Post-Secondary Educational Institution), 604.7 (Dual Enrollment), and 604.8 (Foreign Students). Board Policies Code No. 604.10 (Virtual/On-Line Courses) was revised. Director Lindgren made a motion to approve these policies with a second by Director Sorensen. The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
President Magneson adjourned the meeting at 8:50 PM. The next regular meeting for the board will be November 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Board Room.

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