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  • Collins-Maxwell MS - HS: 515-387-1115 | Collins-Maxwell Elementary: 641-385-2446

Calendar Revisions for the 2016-17 School Year check the Calendars page on left hand side

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

    April 28, 2017

    Day 164

     

    1. JV/V girls soccer game with PCM cancelled tonight. No practice.

     

     

     

     

    2. HS Girls track meet at Ballard has been cancelled for tonight!  No practice.

     

     

    3. No MS Girls/Boys track practice.

     

     

    4. Last night the boys track team competed at PCM in a highly competitive meet. Final team scores were East Marshall 135, PCM 133, CMB 131. Lots of gritty efforts, PR's, and guys stepping up to compete! Please come out to support the boys and girls track teams at our conference meet this Tuesday at Baxter.

    Congrats to Will Clapper for competing hard at Drake Relays yesterday! Will improved his incoming seed in the shot put and represented himself and the team well on a big stage.

     

     

     

     

     

    5. There will be another senior picture in the gym on Monday, May 1 during MTSS.

     

     

     

     

     

    6. HS volleyball meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:15 for all girls going into grades 9-12 next year in Ms. Dentlinger's room. We'll be discussing some important information regarding fundraising and ordering before summer. 

     

     

     

     

    7. LIBRARY BOOKS  ~ As the school year comes to a close, it is time to pay off your library fees and fines.  Search under your beds and in your closets and find that missing library book.  No more books will be checked out this 2016-17 school year and please make sure you return you book(s) before or on the the day they are due. If you have a fine please turn pay your money to the Superintendent's office.

     

     

     

    8. All DMACC paperwork is due before you leave for the summer.  Do not procrastinate and miss out on the class you want.  Also, if you are taking a DMACC math class in the fall you need to complete the ALEK test.  See Mrs. Allen for instructions.

     

     

     

    9. I Have A Plan Guideways are required to be completed before Mrs. Allen can sign you out. Plan accordingly, you have received an email if you are not 100% complete.

     

     

     

    10. Music booster meeting Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM in the Choir room

     

     

     

     

    11. Silver Cord hours for the 2016-2017 school year are due May 1st. That is Monday!

     

     

     

     

    12. Attention juniors and seniors: the Senior Class and their parents invite you and your guest to attend this year’s After-Prom. The festivities begin at 11:30 at the high school on April 29th and lasts until 3:00 a.m. There will be a hypnotist, inflatables, games and food. Please stop by the Principal’s office to sign up and get a waiver for you and your guest. Please have the waivers returned by Wednesday, April 26th.

     

     

     

    13. Senior Parents ~ the 2017 After Prom Signup Genius has been sent out for After Prom, April 29th, please take some time and fill in a time that you can come and support your senior's last big function.  We need your help, there are lots of time slots still open.  Thank you!!

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baea82faafb6-2017/13469999

     

     

     

    14. JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM 

    Reminders: 

    * You may sign up for seating chart in my room. 

    * You need to sign up for couple/single pictures in my room. 

    * Be at the Grand March by no later than 5:15 pm as we will be taking class photos at 5:30. 

    * Grand March begins at 6pm 

    * Dinner begins at 7pm 

    * Valet Parking on the bus barn side of the school. 

     

     

     

     

    15. JOIN US FOR OUR FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL EVENT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL - HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES!!

    We have two dates available for athletes to receive free sports physicals!

    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

    Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    Time: Both are 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Iowa Ortho (450 Laurel Street, Des Moines)

    Physicians providing the physicals are from Mercy Hospital.

    Registration is now open for both dates through the event brite link

    https://freesportsphysicals.eventbrite.com

    Athletes/Parents are encouraged to register via Event Brite. Pre-registrants will receive a "Swag Bag" upon arrival of the evening.

    Parent/Guardian is recommended to attend to give consent. However, If Parent/Guardian is unable to attend. Please let me know as consent forms can be sent prior to event to those people.

     
     
     

    16. There is a sign up for 2017 CM Football cheerleading in the office.  Coach Scott is trying to get an idea of how many are interested.  Tryouts and practices will be announced at a later time.  There is a separate sign up for MS and HS cheerleaders.

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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