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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.


Daily Calendar | |  2017-2018 Calendar         2018-2019 Calendar


17-18 calendar with the following notes:

1. Early out Professional Development days will move from Tuesdays to Wednesdays to allow teachers to meet with teachers from surrounding schools that have Wednesday PD days and allow teachers to not have to leave early to due athletic contests.
2. The change from days to hours provides more flexibility while maintaining the same number of instructional days.
3. The school day at the Middle School/High School building will be extended by 10 minutes, and the school day will go from 8:00am-3:00pm. 

Monthly Calendars

2018-2019 School Year


2017-2018 School Year

2016-2017 School Year


2015-2016 School Year


2014-2015 School Year


  • Daily Announcements

    December 13, 2018

    Day 76





    If you receive a pink absent slip during your WIN time from your WIN teacher, you need to take this slip to the teacher who marked you absent for the date and period written on the slip.  After it is signed by that teacher, the slip needs to be turned into the office within 2 days.

    Example:  You get an absent slip on Thursday, Dec. 13 for an absence on Wednesday, Dec. 12.  This needs to be turned into the office by Monday, Dec. 17.   If the slip is not turned in, the absence will be counted as an unexcused absence and you will need to serve detention time.



    If you are going to be absent during finals (January 10 & 11), you need to make arrangements ahead of time with your teacher(s).




    Today’s Activities/Info


    Boys Varsity Wrestling Meet Dec. 13 @ South Hamilton 6:00



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    Next week’s dress up days:

    Monday:  Winter Wonderland

    Tuesday: Ugly Sweater

    Wednesday:  Polar Express PJ day hot cocoa and cookies at lunch

    Thursday:  Holiday Character Day

    Friday: Festive Friday



    Juniors:  Please get signed up to work a shift this Sunday for our breakfast!


    Junior Parents:  Please make sure all breakfast items are dropped off to Toot’s by Saturday, Dec. 15th Noon.



    Juniors:  Delivery of the Fundraising items is Tuesday, December 18th.  Time TBA

    *Make sure you have a way to get your items home and delivered!* 



    All 9-11th graders Registration forms are due this week. Please turn in ASAP to the front office. 



    10th – 11th Grades:  Everyone receives a class composite from school picture day.  If you haven’t picked yours up, please stop by between classes, at WIN time, or after school to pick up.



    Candy Grams!  The Collins-Maxwell Dance Team is bringing holiday cheer!  Send a candy gram for the holidays!  Candy Grams are $2.00 and will be delivered to students on December 20.  Orders are due in the Middle/High School office by December 17th.



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



    Warm Up 4 Winter!


    For the month of December, the Student Ambassadors are collecting gloves, scarves, and hats that will benefit the families in the Collins-Maxwell community through the Backpack Program and Local Churches.


    Please turn them into your WIN time group by  DECEMBER 19!


    The WIN time group with the most items will get an ice cream and cookie social on December 20!



    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.



    Girls JV/V Basketball Dec. 14 @ Maxwell vs North Tama 4:30/6:30



    Boys JV/V Basketball Dec. 14 @ Maxwell vs North Tama 5:30/8:00



    Boys Varsity Wrestling Meet Dec. 15 @ North Polk 9:30



    Girls JH Basketball Dec. 17 @ Baxter 4:30 (7th plays first)



    Boys JH Basketball Dec. 17 @ Collins vs Baxter 4:30



    Boys Varsity Wrestling Dec. 20 @ Coon-Rapids-Bayard 5:30



    Senior Portfolio Night Dec. 19  6:00



    Girls JV/V Basketball Dec. 20 @ Maxwell vs. Des Moines North 6:00/7:30



    School dismissed at 1:30 on Friday, Dec. 21



    No School Dec. 24 – Jan. 2.






    Sign-up Genius was sent out Nov. 19 to you and your parents to work basketball concession stands. Please sign up right away. We need at least one adult and two students per night. 


    Sign-up Genius came out Dec. 4 to and your parents to bring in items for our fundraising breakfast and to work. 





    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! 



    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:


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


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