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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:30 – 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. Board Policies 2nd Reading and Approval – 401.7, 401.13, 403.2, 403.6, 409.1, 409.2, 4094.4, 409.6, 409.8, 502.5, 504.5
  5. Consent Agenda

5.1 Minutes

5.2 Bills for Payment

5.3 Financials

5.4 Personnel

5.5 Activity Driving Wages

6.  Approve Canvas of Votes

8.  Adjourn Retiring Board

Organization Meeting & New Board Agenda

  1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum (Board Secretary Presides)
  2. Approve Agenda (Board Secretary Presides)
  3. Annual Organization

3.1Oath of Office – Elected Board Members (Board Secretary Presides)

3.2 Election of Board President (Board Secretary Presides)

3.3 Election of Board Vice-President (Board President Presides)

3.4 Determine Schedule, Time, Place of Regular Meetings

  1. Celebrations
  • Summer Retreat
  • Building Goals
  1. Communication and Administrative Reports

5.1  Facility Project Update

5.2  IASB Convention

  1. Information/Discussion

6.1  MS/HS Eligibility

6.2  CAR/SES/Annual Transportation Report               

6.3  Bus/Vehicle Replacement

6.4  Collins-Maxwell District Fundraiser Procedure

6.5  Field Irrigation

6.6  Spring Soccer Field Options

  1. Action Agenda

7.1 Beverage Contract

7.2 Collins Cameras & Security

7.3 Activity Buses WiFi

7.5 Disposal of Equipment – Bus/Vehicles

7.6 Approve Modified Allowable Growth for Special Education Supplement

  1. Board Comments
  2. 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.

Collins-Maxwell CSD is now accepting SNOW REMOVAL bids for sites in both Collins and Maxwell. Bid sheets can be on the website or in the business office. Bids are due to the business office by Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon. Bids should be sent to the Collins-Maxwell CSD Business Office, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161. To contact the business office, please call 515-387-1115

Sealed bids are now being accepted by the Collins-Maxwell CSD for disposal of the following property: -2001 65 passenger Freightliner bus, 175K+ miles, runs. -1997 65 passenger Int\'l Blue Bird bus, 160K+ miles, runs. -2002 3/4 ton Chevy truck, 133K miles, runs. All items sold AS IS. Bids are due to the business office by Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon. Bids should be sent to the Collins-Maxwell CSD Business Office, 400 Metcalf St, Maxwell, IA 50161. To contact the business office, please call 515-387-1115

Guidance Counselor HS

Welcome to the Collins-Maxwell Guidance Page. It is our intention to provide you with the necessary tools to help you plan for the future. The links below are provided for you and your family to explore in order to discover what the guidance office has to offer.

7-12 Guidance Counselor:
Jessica Allen
jallen@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us
515-387-1115 ext 300


College Planning

College Planning Center
Iowa Colleges & Universities
College Entrance Exams
College Requirements

Scholarships
Financial Aid
Choosing a College

Career Planning

Career planning is a process that spans your lifetime. It is something that you should begin thinking about when you are young and that you will continue to think about even after you have a job. There are several steps to career planning.

  1. Explore your talents, abilities, interests, skills, values, and desired lifestyle.
    1. www.dmacc.kuder.com (This website is used within the C-M guidance program).
    2. Career Focus 2000 Interest Inventory
    3. O*NET Career Exploration Tools
    4. Use information from parents, teachers, and friends to get to know yourself. Take advantage of activities and assessments provided by the guidance counselor. 
  2. Explore various career directions and possible occupations.
    1. Occupational Information Network O*NET
    2. America's Career InfoNet
    3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. Discover where the jobs are in your interest area- what's hot and what's not?
    1. Job Outlook 2006
    2. America's Career InfoNet
    3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
    4. Iowa Workforce Development
    5. Ames Economic Development Commission 
  4. Use your education to your advantage and get the most out of high school.
    1. Create a Four-Year High School Graduation Plan with your guidance counselor. 
  5. Explore postsecondary options that will help you make the most of your life.
  6. Set goals and prepare to successfully reach them.
    1. True Life Interactive
    2. Mission Statement Builder

Course Registration

Course Offering 2007-2008
Registration
Courses Count: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success by ACT

How PSEO Courses Transfer:

From DMACC to ISU
From DMACC to UNI
From DMACC to Iowa

To find out how classes taken at Collins-Maxwell for college credit will transfer to other colleges, go to the college's website for transfer students and look for the transfer gu

Health & Wellness

Web Resources

Local Resources
Listed alphabetically; not a comprehensive list

  • ACCESS 1-800-203-3488
  • ACHIEVEMENTS, INC.
  • ALANON 515-233-6312
  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 515232-8642
  • BENTON, BARBARA. Ph.D. 515-232-2864
  • BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE CENTER 515-244-1416
  • BIRTHRIGHT PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER 515-292-8414
  • CANCER INFORMATION CENTER 1-800-237-1225
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES COUNSELING 515-232-7421
  • CENTER FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY 515-232-3206
  • CENTRAL IOWA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER 515-232-5811
  • CENTRAL IOWA PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES 515-241-5746
  • CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-343-7347 or 1-800-652-9516 for after hours
  • COUNSELING CENTER OF CENTRAL IOWA 515-241-2300
  • CRISIS LINE 515-233-2330
  • DALE, JAN. Ph.D. 515-233-5719
  • DOMESTIC ABUSE 1-800-942-0333
  • FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER 515-233-2250
  • HASTINGS, JILL. Ph.D. 515-233-0020
  • HAWK-I HEALTH INSURANCE 1-800-257-8563
  • HELP CENTRAL REFERRAL SERVICE 1-800-723-0614
  • IOWA AIDS HOTLINE 1-800-445-2437
  • IOWA HOMELESS YOUTH CENTER 515-265-1222
  • LUTHERAN SERVICES OF IOWA 515-232-7262
  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT 515-239-2251
  • MID-IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION 515-956-3333
  • MID-IOWA FAMILY THERAPY CLINIC, INC. 515-239-9974
  • PEOPLE PLACE 515-233-1677
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF MID-IOWA 515-292-1000
  • RICHMOND CENTER 1-800-830-7009
  • STORY COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES 515-382-7290
  • STORY COUNTY DHS 515-292-2035
  • STORY COUNTY JUVENILE COURT 515-233-3346
  • SUICIDE CARELINE 1-800-784-2433
  • TEENLINE 1-800-443-8336
  • WOMEN SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE 515-232-5811
  • YOUTH LAW HOTLINE 1-800-728-1172
  • YOUTH & SHELTER SERVICES 515-382-6874

Frequently Used Documents

NCAA Rules Change: Notice to students interested in participating in Division I or II sports- ACT and/or SAT scores must now be sent directly to the NCAA Clearinghouse from the testing company. The high school transcript with record of scores is no longer accepted. To have your test scores sent directly to NCAA, mark '9999' on ACT or SAT registration. To obtain a NCAA Student-Athlete Guide and a registration form to become eligible to participate in Division I or II sports, go to www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

DMACC will be offering Motorcycle and Moped Safety Program classes soon. Classes are available in the spring, summer, and fall. To find out specific dates, contact the guidance office. To enroll or register for a course, call 515-964-6800.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Reminders:

    November 21-  JV/V Girls Basketball at South Hamilton 6:30 pm

    November 22-24- No School Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 27- MS Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Meskwaki  Girls-Collins/Boys at Meskwaki HS 4:30 pm

    November 28-  HS Girls/Boys JV/V  Basketball at Colo NESCO  4 pm

    November 28- MS Wrestling meet at Gilbert 4:30 pm

    November 30- MS Girls Basketball at Saydel

    December 1- HS Girls/Boys JV/V vs. Meskwaki  Maxwell  4:15 pm

    December 2- HS Wrestling Tournament at Bondurant

    December 2- HS Girls/Boys JV/V Basketball vs. Janesville Maxwell 2 pm

     

    ***No Impact today!

    1. ******DMACC Spring Registration is now open.  Please see Mrs. Allen for necessary paperwork.  Registration closes today.  Remember if you are planning on taking a math course an ALEK score is required.  ******

     

    2. Congratulations to the MS boys basketball team, they won both games last night, 36-33 and 8-6.

    Middle school boys need to ride shuttle over for practice today in Collins.  Mr. Lewis told you wrong last night. RIDE SHUTTLE TO COLLINS!!! 

     

     

     

    3. Congratulations to the MS girls basketball team, they won their first game 33-19 and tied the second couple of quarters, 2-2.

     

     

     

    4.  Let’s start some new Spartan Spirit Traditions

    The C-M Athletic Boosters committee is looking for students that would be interested in helping lead some new Spartan spirit activities.  The committee would love to have representation from all middle school and high school grades.  Cheer squad members will be involved too. 

    If you have great school spirit and want to be part of a fun activity to promote energy and enthusiasm at all Spartan sporting events, contact Jodi Girard in the office or reach out to Laurie Merryman at: lauriemerryman@hotmail.com

    The committee would like to begin working on ideas the week of November 27th in preparation for the Dec. 8th winter sports kickoff event.

     

     

    5. **** C-M Booster News *****

    C-M Apparel will be available at the Dec.1st and 8th home basketball games and will be available at Main Street Floral.

    ---Spartan Winter Sports kick off is December 8th at the high school commons ----

    Keep your calendar open!  

    Come in early around 5:00PM before the basketball games start and enjoy a "meal deal", sliced pork sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. 
    There will also be raffle items and a 50/50 drawing. More detail on the items later.
    This night will also be the JV and Varsity home game... so come on out and support the players. GO SPARTANS!

    If you would like to donate towards the meal, please use our SignUpGenius. We totally appreciate the support. 

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084aa9ae23a5f85-meal

     

     

    6. Want to earn some Silver Cord hours?!  Looking for students to help with the Booster Club Tailgate on Dec. 8th.  Meet in the Commons at 3 pm to help with set up, run games and tear down.  Contact Dennae Pitcherello for more info.  #515-215-2230

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