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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. – Special Meeting
Superintendents Office, Collins-Maxwell MS/HS, Maxwell, IA

1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
2. Approve Agenda
3. Approve CMEA Agreement 19-20
4. Approve Administrator, Support Staff Wage Chart 19-20
5. Approve 28E Agreement for Chinese Language
6. Adjourn

Welcome to Collins-Maxwell Community School District!

The mission of the Collins-Maxwell School District is to prepare responsible individuals for the future through academic and social experiences.

The Collins-Maxwell Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: • Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources • Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing  • Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management • Health Science • Human Services 

It is the policy of the Collins-Maxwell Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, 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 education 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 the district’s Equity Coordinator, Corey Lunn, MS/HS Principal, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161, 515-387-1115, clunn@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.


2019-2020 Preschool Enrollment now open!

If you have a child that will be taking part in our preschool program, please complete the online Preschool Enrollment Form.

This can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/y3gv54cq


CM Board Meeting - Key Takeaways January 2019 doc



Spartan Fans, get your UnderArmour gear here! This takes you to a special site set up for us to get non-embroidered UnderArmour clothing at up to 40% off. Also, 10% of the proceeds go right back to our Athletic Boosters!  **note: prices on the site are retail. The discounts will be applied at checkout  Click here for instructions






Are you confused when you see your student’s Iowa Assessments Profile Narrative?  Do you know if your student is proficient or not in reading, math and science?

We have created a narrated slideshow to help answer some of your questions about this state test.  We hope this will answer some of your questions and explain the scores generated from these assessments.  If you have any other questions please feel free to talk with your student’s teacher.

CM Iowa Assessment Video


Thank you to our 2018-2019 yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

JKT Construction,  Allen L. Kockler Co., Heartland Co-op, Story County Medical Clinic

Gold Sponsors

Maxwell State Bank, Exchange State Bank, Community Bank, Midwest Insurance Consultants, Becca Hasbrouck, Re/Max Real Estate Center

Todd White Plumbing, Inc., Rim Right - Powder Coating, Wheel Repair,Tire Sales

Silver Sponsors

Center Grove Orchard, Ames Orthodontics – Dr. Kim J. Wass, Fidelity Ba City of Collins,  Olberding Law Office,  C Myers Photography


Burke Corporation, Moorman Construction Inc., Nevada Ace Hardware, Collins-Fire & Rescue, Ames Ford Lincoln, Golly’s Locker Service
Colo Implement Company, Central Iowa Shortline, LLC, Toots’s Cutting Parlor, Altoona Ace Hardware, Fox Engineering Associates, Inc.


Parker Law Firm,  Weir’s Insurance,  Bappe Law Office, McDaniel Insurance, RH Investments – Randy Hinderaker, Iowa Foam
General Insurance Agency, Central Veterinary Services, Fareway Stores Inc., Pedersen Insurance & Financial Services
Midland Prairie Veterinary Services




  • Daily Announcements

    May 17, 2019

    Day 170




    All 9th-11th students turn in Silver Cord hours to Ms. Martin by Next Friday. 


    Congratulations to Alexis Houge on earning an 8th place medal in the 400 meter dash at the state track meet last night.  She ran her 400 in 1:00.35, a new CM Spartan school record!!


    Alexis also finished in 10th place in the 100 meter dash, running a 12.99, just missing another state medal by .03 of a second.


    The shuttle hurdle team was warmed up and ready to go, but didn't get a chance to compete as the state meet was delayed and finally postponed due to the lightning storm that rolled through Des Moines.  They will now get a chance to run their race on Saturday at 11:50.


    Nathaniel Hugger from the Navy will be here Friday May 24th during 11:00-11:30. If you would like to hear more about the Navy please sign up in the main office. 



    Today’s Activities/Info


    Middle School Softball:  Reminder there is a Parents meeting after this Friday's – May 17 -  practice (4:45 pm) at the Maxwell City Park. 



    FFA Plant sale.  Monday-Friday, May 13-17 8:00-3:00.  Saturday, May 18 9:00-3:00 or until supplies last.



    Graduation:  Sunday, May 19 2:00.



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    Middle School Cyclone Camp for students entering 6th-8th grades this fall.  See flyer in the office for details.



    With the end of the year coming up I want to remind all of the high school students of the expectations for finals.  Each student must be here for the duration of the class during any finals they have.  All students will have open campus for any period they do not have a class scheduled and during lunch unless the following criteria is not met.

    1. They have detentions to serve.

    2. They are failing classes.

    If the students fall under either criteria above they will need to stay at the school for all periods of the day and lunch.


    Hats Off To Summer!

    With the final days of school approaching, the high school student council is bringing back "Hats off to Summer." Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, before school begins in the main lobby, students can exchange 50 cents for a sticker that allows them the privilege to wear their hat for that day! All money made on this fundraiser will go into next year's homecoming festivities! 


    Varsity & JV Baseball & Softball May 20 @ GMG 5:00


    Varsity & JV Softball @ Collins vs. Nevada May 21 5:30/7:15


    Varsity girls soccer @ Chariton May 21 7:30 (date changed from 5/23)


    Varsity & JV baseball & softball @ Maxwell vs. Tripoli May 24 time 5:00



    Counselor Corner:


    Ms. Martin has extended registration for DMACC courses she will reach out to students to get registered



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