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CMB Sharing

The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter athletic sharing program originated in 1988 with football and wrestling and has grown to include all major sports, both high school and middle school, offered by either district.

Rationale for Sharing

During the 1986-87 school year the Collins-Maxwell and Baxter school boards met to discuss mutual concerns regarding their respective athletic programs.  The main issues driving the meetings were the continued evolution of surrounding school districts caused by whole–grade sharing and/or district reorganizations into schools with much larger enrollments placed Collins-Maxwell and Baxter student-athletes at an increasing competitive disadvantage.  Simultaneously, this evolution caused continued restructuring of the athletic conferences of which both districts were members (TaMaJa to Mid-Iowa, to Mid Iowa II).  In each case, the relative sizes of the school districts with which to compete became larger.  

At the same time, when compared with other area/conference schools, both districts were fielding football teams with relatively low numbers which necessitated placing younger, inexperienced, and undersized student athletes in varsity competition.  The obvious safety concerns created by this situation were shared by parents, coaches, administration, and school board members of both districts.  

In summary, while the district enrollments and participation rates of Collins-Maxwell and Baxter were relatively stable, the interscholastic "world” surrounding them was dramatically changing, creating a situation where both school boards believed that they were not providing safe or fair opportunities for their respective athletes.  It was also understood that while no sharing relationship would be perfect, this relationship would best address the fairness and safety concerns and, at the same time, have the potential to provide expanded opportunities for student athletes.

APRIL 15, 2015 CMB WORK SESSION

CMB HS Participation (2014-2015) - Excel document

CMS MS Participation (2014-2015) - Excel document

CMB Historical Participation - Excel document

CMB Practice Sites

Collins-Maxwell board letter about CMB Sharing - mailed to community stakeholders on 2/11/15

 

3 Communities

2 Schools

1 Team

 

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Daily Announcements

    February 20, 2017

    Day 118

     

    ***Parents*****Iowa Assessments will be given on February 20th and February 22ndParents can help prepare students for the assessment by supporting them at home in striking a healthy, effective balance between homework, extracurricular interests and activities, nutrition and rest.

    Your cooperation and support are appreciated!  The staff at Collins-Maxwell values the successful partnership we have with you in the education of your child.

     

     

    ***Parents please make sure you have signed up for a student led conference time. If you did not receive an email from a staff member with the link to the sign up genius, please let me know.

     

     

     

    1. SENIORS:  THIS WEDNESDAY YOU WILL HAVE THE GIFT OF AN EXTENDED LUNCH FROM 11:15-12:10.  MR. NELSON IS ALSO APPROVING THAT YOU MAY HAVE DRIVING PRIVILEGES IF WE HAVE PARENTAL PERMISSION FIRST.  PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND HAVE PARENTS CALL OR EMAIL GIVING PERMISSION PRIOR TO RIDE OR DRIVE WITH A FRIEND. ALL CALLS/EMAILS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3 PM TUESDAY OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE OR RIDE WITH SOMEONE ELSE. IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR OPEN NOON PRIVILEGES FOR ANY REASON, YOU DO NOT GET THIS EXTENDED LUNCH.

     

     

     

     

    2. This year’s Dinner Theater (formerly known as Lasagna Dinner) will see a few changes. Join the Collins-Maxwell Music Department for an evening of music and dining. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased in the Middle/High School Office. Dinner tickets are $10, with bleacher seats for $5. Checks can be made payable to Collins-Maxwell Music Boosters. Doors will open at 5:30, with dinner served at 6:00 and performances to follow. Menu will be:

    Pasta Buffet

    Garlic Bread

    Salad

    Dessert

    Beverages

     

     

     

    3. Retired Georgetown University professor, Dr. Frank Seydel, will be providing tutoring services during Tuesday school from 1:30-3:30 for middle and high school students.  Dr. Seydel's expertise is in math and science. We hope this will be a semi regular opportunity for our students. If your student is interested please have them report to the ICN on Tuesdays at 1:30 or email Mrs. Allen to make arrangements. 

     

     

     

    4. ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS PLANNING TO BE OUT FOR TRACK & FIELD

     - We will have voluntary workouts this week, check with Coach Billerbeck for more details

    - We will hold our preseason meeting Wednesday after school - Meet in the East Gym for sweat checkouts. Bring your laptop. National History Day students you will stay and present.  

    - Team practice will start Monday, February 27 at after school in Baxter!

     

     

     

     

    5. HS Girls track preseason meeting will be Wednesday Feb.22nd, with practice starting Feb.27th.

     

     

     

     

    6.  PIE will be hosting their annual Elementary carnival on February 24th from 6-8.  This will be in the Collins school.  Students, you can earn Silver Cord hours. If this is something you would like to do, please see Mrs. Allen.

     

     

     

    7. In the office is a sign up sheet for the All Male Dance group for Spring Show this year. Spring Show is March 25th. It’s important you get in here and sign up so they know how many guys to expect.

     

     

     

    8.  Seniors will be selling pizzas for after prom fundraiser, if you would like to buy a pizza please contact them or Mrs. Jones in the Media Center.  Seniors if you haven't got an order form or have lost yours, please see Mrs. Jones she has more.  Let's get every senior to sell 10 pizzas by 2/22/17!!

     

     

     

    9. Two more Discover DMACC Days focusing on Education and Engineering are coming up...March 23rd and March 29th.  See Mrs. Allen for more info!

     

     

     

     

    10. ***CMB MS Softball Pitching Clinic!*** 

     

    Who:   Any 7th and 8th grade girls interested in pitching!

    What:  Pitching Clinic with Laurie Gowdy, former Simpson All American pitcher! 

    Where:  Baxter Gym (West) 

    When:  12:45-2:30 Sunday, March 12, 19, and 26th. 

    Needs:  Please contact Coach Berry to reserve a spot! We will accept pitchers through March 3rd.  Hope to see you there! (dberry@baxter.k12.ia.us)

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

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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