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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Monday, November 19, 2018

2:00 p.m. – Special Meeting

Superintendent’s Office, Collins-Maxwell MS/HS, Maxwell, IA  


 

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

 

  1. Approve Agenda

 

  1. Closed Session – Principal/Superintendent Interview (according to the provision of Chapter 21, Official meetings Open to Public as provided in 21.5(1)(i) of the Iowa code “To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session.”)

 

  1. Adjourn

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

    November 16, 2018

    Day 60

     

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

     

    The Booster Club will not be meeting on November 18.  Tentative date is December 9.

     

    Spring 2019 DMACC Online Career Academy Guidelines

    Register with Ms. Martin Now. Last day to register is Nov 20th. 

     

     

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

    take ALEK test.

     

     

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    Today’s Activities/Info

     

     

    JV/V Girls basketball Nov. 16 @ Woodward-Granger 6:00/7:30

     

     

    Collins-Maxwell Christmas TAG tree forms are available in the office and are due TODAY, November 16. 

     

     

    Did you miss the Speech meeting last Thursday, Nov. 8?  If you want to know more before committing, please stop by and talk with Mrs. Staudt or Ms. Dentlinger sometime this week.  Deadline to commit is Friday, November 16.

     

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

     

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences: Monday, Nov. 19.  4:00-8:00.  1:30 dismissal.

     

     

    JH Girls basketball Nov 19 @ Maxwell vs Grandview Christian 4:15

     

    JH Boys basketball Nov 19 @ Grandview Christian 4:15

     

    V Boys basketball jamboree Nov 19 @ Madrid 6:00

     

    JV/V Girls basketball Nov 20 @ Maxwell 6:00/7:30

     

     

     

     

    JUNIORS/JUNIOR PARENTS: 

     

     

    Sign-up Genius will be coming out to and your parents to work basketball concession stands on Monday. Please sign up right away. We need at least one adult and two students per night. 

     

    Sign-up Genius will be coming out to and your parents to bring in items for our fundraising breakfast and to work. 

     

     

    LOOKING FOR BASKETBALL REFEREES: 

    Some of you have already expressed interest in being a referee for the REC basketball program. I am hoping to get several lined up so we have a set schedule this year. 1st/2nd grade games begin in December. 

    You will be rewarded with silver chord hours, PBIS points, dinner from me at end of season and you can earn points for the boys basketball team. 

     

    Please email Ms. Robinson if you are interested. Meeting date to come soon! 

     

     

    Freshman and Sophomores:  You are to be parking in the northwest lot by the gym doors.

    Juniors and Seniors: You are to be parking in the lot by the bus barn.

    Any Juniors and Seniors who come at 8:00, you can park in the northwest lot also.  We need to have parking spots open for the DMACC students who arrive later in the morning.

     

     

    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.  

     

     

    It’s that time of year again! It’s time for Iowa’s Best Country, KIX 101.1 & Central Office Supply, a division of Minute Man, in Marshalltown to team up & PACK THE BACKPACK for local area teachers! Don’t forget to remind ALL your teachers, parents & even students to nominate those teachers who go above & beyond to help out their students, classrooms, other teachers or the entire school! Every month we will pick one teacher & that teacher will receive a $101 in school supplies of their choice from Central Office Supply! Nominating a teacher is easy, just go to www.KIXWEB.com & click on the Pack the Backpack banner. There you will find all the info you need to submit a teacher. So let’s all team up & help our area teachers! We look forward to all this year’s entries.

     

     

     

    Counselor Corner:

     

     

    Spring 2019 DMACC Online Career Academy Guidelines

    Register with Ms. Martin Now. Last day to register is Nov 20th. 

     

     

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

     

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