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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:00 – Regular Board Meeting

Library, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High School, Maxwell, IA  


 

  1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.

  2. Approve Agenda

  3. Welcome Visitors and Public Comment*

  4. Information/Discussion

4.1    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

4.2    Board Policy Series 200 – 1st Reading

4.3    2019-2020 Academic Calendar

4.4    Administrative Staffing 2019-2020

  1. Action Agenda

    1. Approve Boiler Repair  – Maxwell Building

    2. Approve Heating/Cooling Control Repair

    3. Board Policy Series 100 & Board Policy 505.5 Graduation Requirement – 2nd Reading & Approval

    4. Approve At Risk/Dropout Prevention Application and Modified Supplement Request

    5. Accept State Auditors Report

  2. Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes

    2. Bills for Payment

    3. Financials

    4. Personnel

  3. Board Comments

  4. Adjourn


 

*Visitors who wish to address the Board should be recognized at this time.  Due to legal requirements of the public meeting laws, the Board will take action only on items posted on the agenda.  Complaints cannot be about personnel.

1:1 Learning

This is the site for all information related to the 1:1 learning initiative.

  • MacBooks are distributed to all students in grades 9-12 for use in school and at home.  (started fall of 2015)
  • iPads are distributed to all students in grades 6-8 for use in school and at home. (started fall of 2012)
  • Grade-level sets of 25 iPads were purchased for each grade k-5 at the elementary to be used during school hours.

Resources:
Acceptable Use Policy - adopted by the board on July 16, 2012
CyberSafety PowerPoint presentation as PDF (presented at parent informational meeting)

Help Desk:

  • The media center desk at the MS/HS will be the primary location for any extra iPads that may be needed for checkout. It will also be the primary place for students to log concerns about their iPads. The media center associate will notify Mr. Corbin (technology director) about issues that need his attention.
  • The media center desk will be staffed from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM on regular school days. On early dismissal days, the desk is open until 1:45 PM.
  • Outside of school hours, students, parents, and staff are encouraged to email Mr. Corbin for any technology concerns. He will plan to reply within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • First, please review the Acceptable Use Policy located above. It contains a great deal of information about the use and care of the iPad.
  • Second, we are developing a list of FAQs as they arise. Please send questions to Jason Ellingson, superintendent, or Kris Corbin, technology director.

What are some apps that students can download at home that the school would consider appropriate?
The school district supports apps that have a clear educational value. Some examples include e-reader apps such as Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. Other appropriate apps include graphing calculators, e-printer apps, and educational support apps. If you have questions, please contact Kris Corbin, technology coordinator, at 515-387-1115 or kcorbin@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.

Are students are able to print at home?
Students are able to print at home. You will need to have a wireless printer for printing access. Please check the iPad general settings as well as your printer’s specific wireless instructions.

How do students lean in the same way if they lose their iPad due to disciplinary consequences?
The district has had a technology code of conduct in place before the iPad initiative, so teachers are prepared to provide alternate assignments to support the learning of students while they do not have access to their iPads.

What should students do with their iPads if they are out for athletics?
Students should not plan to take their iPads to athletic competitions. The district has spoken with the coaches, and the coaches support this arrangement. Students should keep their iPads locked in their lockers are checked in at the media center.

What is the monthly cost to charge an iPad?
The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities. By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21 and a refrigerator runs you $65.72 in the U.S.

Can they leave it at the media center to be charged?
Yes, students can leave their iPads in the media center for charging. The school will also have "charging stations" for students to access in the morning and during school hours.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Daily Announcements

    January 15, 2019

    Day 91

     

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

     

    High School girls and boys basketball players and managers will be dismissed at 2:50 today for their 3:00 leave time for Garwin. 

     

    Attention Seniors:  Please stop in the office to verify your name and parent/guardian name(s) for graduation.

     

     

    FFA meeting on Friday, January 18th during High School Lunch and Middle School Win Time.  

     

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    Today’s Activities/Info

     

    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL:  Every Tuesday morning, at 7:30, there will be a

    student council meeting in Ms. Sutherland’s classroom.

     

    JH Girls Basketball Jan. 15 @ Maxwell 4:30

     

    JH Boys Basketball Jan. 15 @ Maxwell 5:30

     

    Boys Varsity Wrestling Jan. 15 @ Iowa Falls-Alden 6:30

     

    JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Jan. 15 @ GMG 4:30/6:30

     

    JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Jan. 15 @ GMG 5:30/8:00

     

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

     

    Please see Counselor’s Corner section at the bottom of the announcements for new DMACC information.

     

    All Juniors and Junior Parents:  Students will be taking the ACT on February 20th at the Huxley Learning Center.

     

    Last day to drop a DMACC course with No “W” recorded is January 22nd.

     

    Varsity Girls Basketball Jan. 17 @ Maxwell 6:00

    Varsity Boys Basketball Jan. 17 @ Maxwell 7:30

    Student Section Theme is PJ’s

     

    JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Jan. 18 @ Maxwell 4:30/6:30

    JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Jan. 18 @ Maxwell 5:30/8:00

    Student Section Theme is BALLERS

     

    Boys JH Wrestling Jan. 18 @ Iowa Falls-Alden 4:30

     

    Boys Varsity Wrestling Jan. 19 @ East Marshall 9:00

     

    There is a signup sheet in the office for High School Varsity Baseball – grades 8-12.

     

     

    SILVER CHORD HOURS OPPORTUNITY

     

    WORK AT THE ELEMENTARY CARNIVAL!! 

     

    FACE PAINTING, INFLATABLES, GAMES AND MORE! 

     

    HELP OUR YOUTH HAVE A GREAT CARNIVAL AND SHOW THEM HOW AWESOME OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE. YOUR CHANCE TO ACT LIKE A LITTLE KID AGAIN AND HAVE SOME FUN! 

     

    **THEY LOOK UP TO YOU WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT! SHOW THEM WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A SPARTAN!** 

     

    FEBRUARY 22ND 6-8PM 

     

    See Ms. Robinson if you are interested or email at merobinson@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us

     

     

    Attention 9-12 graders:  Interested in becoming a Tutor?  Every Wednesday 1:40-3:00. Please see Ms. Martin for more information. 

     

     

    Level 3 program at DMACC  

    Helping students improve independent living skills and employability skills 

    Information Session Thursday February 7th on the Ankeny DMACC campus building 19 room 40 from 1:00-2:00 pm

    Please see Ms. Martin for details.

     

     

    Looking for Silver Cord hours?  Mrs. Staudt has some opportunities which include data entry and categorizing books by genre.  Email her or stop by her room if you are interested.  

     

    Counselor Corner:

     

     

    All students who will be a 10th 11th and 12th grader this Fall that are Interested in DMACC Courses Scale/Career Academy. Please come to Ms. Martin Room to hear a presentation from John Kinley. January 25th from 10:45-11:30. 

     

     

    • ALL students taking a DMACC course Online or face to face day to drop without any penalties is January 22nd. Please see Ms. Martin for drop sheet. 
    • DMACC CAREER DISCOVERY DAYS. (Please see attached)
    • Is your student interested in the STRIVE Program at DMACC or would like to get more information???

    Bring your students to the DMACC Information Sessions only 2 left.

    • Friday, February 8, 2019 - Ankeny Campus - Building 5 room 1203
    • Friday February 22, 2019 - Ankeny Campus - Building 5 room 1203

    10:00-11:30, call to reserve your spot.  Let us know that area your student wants to study so we can talk with them about specifics of the program. 

    https://www.dmacc.edu/strive/Pages/tours.aspx

    for more information go to the following link:

    https://www.dmacc.edu/strive/Pages/welcome.aspx 

     

    Career Discovery Days @ DMACC

    SPRING 2019 EVENT SCHEDULE

     

     

    DISCOVER your unique interests and skills while exploring various career paths.

     

    Attend a Career Discovery Day at one of DMACC’s campuses or centers. Events include hands-on activity sessions, business tours, and educational and career information from instructors and business professionals.

     

    Open to 9th–12th grade students, educators and parents.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Discover Engineering Technology Day

    Tuesday, February 12

    Ankeny Campus

    Career Discovery Day

    Friday, March 8

    Southridge Center

    Discover Engineering Day

    Thursday, March 28

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Education Day

    Tuesday, April 2

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Auto/Diesel Day

    Friday, April 5

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Healthcare Day

    Tuesday, April 9

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Information Technology Day

    Friday, April 12

    West Campus_

     

    Space is limited, so register today!

     

         

     

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.dmacc.edu/careerdiscovery/Pages/careerdiscovery.aspx

     

    Parents and Students please let Ms. Martin and front office know if you will be attending. Ms. Martin can help with registration if needed.

     

     

     

    Anyone interested in taking DMACC MATH classes Please see Ms. Martin ASAP to take ALEK test.

     

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