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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting & Work Session
Library, Collins-Maxwell MS/HS, Maxwell, IA

6:00 Special Meeting
1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
2. Approve Agenda
3. Approve Auditor RFP
4. Personnel – New Hires/Contracts
5. Adjourn

6:05 Work Session
1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum
2. Approve Agenda
3. Work Session – Financial Forecast Presentation – Gary Sinclair
4. 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

    March 25, 2019

    Day 133

     

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

     

    MOVED TO TOMORROW, MARCH 26:  Varsity Girls Track meet March 25 @ BCLUW 4:15

     

    PROM INFO 

    • April 13th, 2019
    • $5/per person. Paid in Ms. Robinson's room. 
    • Guest forms available from Ms. Robinson (if you picked up an earlier version of the form, make sure you get the new one!) 
    • Tuxedo coupons still available 
    • Check your email as questions for the Grand March were emailed out. If you want a paper copy that can also be picked up in Ms. Robinson's room
    • Make sure you sign up for pictures and tables! 
    • Everything is due on Wednesday April 10th at 3p.m. 
    • You MUST be academically eligible to attend Prom. 
    • We are still looking for tin, soft white Christmas lights, mason jars, soft white sheer fabric 
    • Saturday morning March 30th 9:30a.m. centerpiece decorating for those interested. 

     

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    Today’s Activities/Info

     

    MOVED TO TOMORROW, MARCH 26:  Varsity Girls Track meet March 25 @ BCLUW 4:15

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

     

    *******All students wanting to attend prom, you will need to be passing all classes and have all detentions made up by Wednesday, April 10. *****8

     

    FFA Banquet Tuesday, April 9th starting at 6:00pm.

     

    Jostens is scheduled to come to Collins-Maxwell High School on Thursday, March 28th. He will meet with the Jr Officers at 8:30 am to design next year’s graduation announcements and then deliver the senior items from 9 – 9:30 am

     

    Central College Rep will be here Tuesday, March 26th WIN TIME 11:00
     

     

    Have any sports equipment, cleats, etc. that your children have outgrown?  There is a box in the middle/high school office for donations. 

     

     

    Varsity Boys Track meet March 26 @ Nevada 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys Soccer March 30 @ Newton 9:00

     

    Varsity Girls and Boys Track April 2 @ Grundy Center 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys soccer April 2 @ Ballard 6:00

     

    Varsity Boys soccer April 4 @ Grandview Christian 4:30

     

    Varsity Girls soccer April 4 @ Maxwell vs. Gilbert 5:30

     

    Varsity Girls Track April 5 @ Ballard 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys Track April 5 @ Baxter 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys soccer April 5 @ North Polk 5:30

     

    Counselor Corner:

     

    Attention Seniors:

    Upcoming scholarships dues:

    Schakelford Scholarship Deadline: Friday, April 12th @ 3:00p.m

    Mothers Club Scholarship Deadline: April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship. This is a scholarship in honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997. We have been awarding this scholarship since 1998. This scholarship is awarded to one male and one female each year. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors for the 2018-2019 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest).

    Applications are due by April 8, 2019. For more information about the scholarship and to view the application, please click here: Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

    All scholarships are updated on counselor website

     

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