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


Daily Calendar | | Monthly Calendars   |  Revised 16-17 calendar as of( 3/9/17)

Reasons for revised Calendar

Calendar Revisions

The original 16-17 calendar had 1075 hours. Five less than the 1080, which is required. Over the course of the year, we have additional hours to make up from the following events.

  • December 23 – students came to school for 50 minutes. The day was originally a 1:30 dismissal, which is a 4 hour and 50 minute day. The net result is an additional 4 hours to make up.
  •  January 16 – school was cancelled, resulting in an additional 6 hours and 20 minutes to make up.
  • January 10 – we had a 10:10 start, but dismissed at 3:00. This resulted in 30 minutes to make up.
  •  January 17 - we had a 10:10 start, but dismissed at 3:00. This resulted in 30 minutes to make up.

The total hours to make up are: 16 hours 20 minutes.

The reason the updated calendar reduces teacher in-service days at the end of the year from 2 to 1 is the December 23 day of instruction was only 50 minutes. It counts as a contract day for teachers. So, in order to make up the hours of instruction, it was necessary to use an in-service day at the end of the year for instruction.

Also, Board policy permits seniors to not have to make up snow days, so they are able to end on May 12th as originally planned.

Monthly Calendar's

2016-2017 School Year


2015-2016 School Year


2014-2015 School Year


  • Daily Announcements

    March 27, 2017

    Day 142



    1.  Good luck to the HS girls and boys track teams as they compete at the Early Bird meet in Jefferson tonight. Please dismiss the HS Girls & Boys track teams at 2:05 today for a 2:15 leave time.  The track meet starts at 4:30 pm.



    2. MS Girls track athletes practice is in Baxter all week!  Keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly.  We will be OUTSIDE all week, weather permitting.  Remember:  Water is your friend :)  I have a couple of items I picked up Friday after practice:  Gray hooded jacket, and a gray and lime-green back pack, claim them tonight if they are yours.




    3. If you are planning to take a DMACC class in the fall please see Mrs. Allen for paperwork.  Paperwork must be completed before you are registered for a course.





    4. Juniors/Seniors:  Prom tickets will go on sale today in Ms. Robinson's room.  They are $5/person.  You may purchase them before/after school, during lunch or 5th period study hall. 

    Tickets will be on sale until April 18.  

    This year's menu is pork loin or chicken breast with cheesy potatoes, green beans, pasta, salad, and bread. 

    PLEASE indicate your meal choice (pork or chicken) by APRIL 18.  If we do not have a meal choice for you, you will not have a meal. You can let either Ms. Robinson or myself know your choice.  If you are bringing a guest from another school or an underclassmen, please let us know their meal choice too. 





    5. StreetSmarts will be the company we will be using for Drivers Education. Gary Smith will still be teaching. The program will run from April 5-May 6 on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm and Saturday mornings from 9am-noon. Also, there is a mandatory meeting with parents on April 5 starting at 6pm.

    Classes will take place at Collins-Maxwell Middle/High School. Specific room details will be sent out by Mr. Smith after registration is complete.

    Registration is done online at streetsmartsdriversed.com or by calling 515-279-1112. 

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

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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