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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10:00 – Superintendent’s Office, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High

School, Maxwell, IA

1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum

2. Approve Agenda

3. Action Agenda

3.1 Approve 17-18, 18-19 Master Contract

3.2 Approve Scoreboard Installation.

4. Adjourn

rs 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.

2017-2018 District Calendar check Calendar 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

    May 23, 2017

    Day 180

     

    School is dismissed at 3 pm today!  Have a great summer!!!

     

    ***There is information in the office for HS and MS football camps this summer. Please pick up if interested.

     

     

     

    1. HS Boys Soccer Banquet at 6:30 pm at Baxter.

     

     

    2. Silver Cord opportunity. The Collins Day Committee is looking for 8-12 students willing to work 2 hour shifts at some inflatable games from 11 am- 5 pm on June 24th.  Please contact Mrs. Allen or the office and they will get you Doug Klemme’s contact information if interested.

     

     

     

     

    3. 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.

     

     

     

    4. Looking for a summer camp?  Check out the link below.

    http://askresource.org/resources/camp-list/

     

     

     

    5. CMB Uniform Fundraiser

    What: CMB uniform fundraiser
     

    When: Pick-up day is Saturday, May 27th 9:00am- 11:00am
     

    Where: Collins-Maxwell Bus Barn

    How does it work: You can pre-order the VARSITY uniforms from each sport by following the links below. On pick-up day, we will have them held for you to pick up and pay for the items you selected.

    There will also be JV, MS, older items and misc CMB items from each sport that will be available to purchase that morning.

    All money raised from the uniform fundraiser will be split amongst both Collins-Maxwell and Baxter to be put towards new uniforms for each school.

    Football: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-football

    Volleyball: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-volleyball

    Cross Country: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-girls1

    Boys Basketball: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-boys

    Girls Basketball: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-girls

    Wrestling: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4ca8a72ba75-wrestling

     

    Track will be coming soon.
    Baseball and Softball will be offered for purchase at the conclusion of the season.

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

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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