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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

  • 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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