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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

6:30 – Regular Board Meeting

Library, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High School, Maxwell, IA  

**Rescheduled from January 11, 2018 **

 

 

 

  1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
  2. Approve Agenda
  3. Welcome Visitors and Public Comment*
  4. Celebrations
  • MS/HS State Report Card Improvement
  1. Communication and Administrative Reports
  2. Information/Discussion
    1. PPEL/SAVE Budget
    2. Operational Sharing Opportunities
    3. Cold Weather Delay/Cancellation
  3. Action Agenda
    1. 2nd Reading and Approval of 800,900 Series Board Policies
    2. Transportation Software – Transfinder
    3. Approval of Cafeteria Remodel Bids
    4. Open Enrollment Change Request
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes
    2. Bills for Payment
    3. Financials
    4. Personnel
  5. Board Comments
  6. 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.

The make up day for the January 11 snow day will be February 23, per the school calendar.

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

  • Important Dates coming up:

    January 19- MS Wrestling at West Marshall

    January 19- JV/V G/B basketball at Baxter

    January 22- MS G/B basketball vs. Colfax Mingo, Girls at Collins 4:30 pm, Boys at Colfax 4:30 pm

    January 23- V G/B Basketball at Paton-Churdan 6pm

    January 23- MS Wrestling at Ballard

    January 25- MS G/B Basketball vs. Baxter, Girls at Baxter 4:30 pm, Boys at Collins 4:30 pm

    January 26- JV/V G/B Basketball vs. North Tama, at Maxwell 4 pm

    January 29- Rescheduled MS basketball vs. Colo Nesco 4:30 pm, Girls in Collins, Boys Zearing

     

    Announcements:

    1. Good luck to the JV/V G/B basketball teams as they travel to Baxter tonight. Girls JV tips off at

    5 pm in west gym, JV boys at 6 pm in east gym, varsity girls 6:30 pm in the west gym followed by the varsity boys. Basketball bus leaves at 3:55 today.

     

     

     

     

    2. Good luck to the MS Wrestlers as they travel to West Marshall tonight.

     

     

     

     

    3. Congratulations to the Lady Spartans on their 46-30 win over Grandview Christian last night.
    Brianda Bane gets a double double with 27 points on 10-16 shooting, and grabs 13 rebounds. The Spartans hold GrandView Christian to 9 second half points. 

     

     

     

     

    4. Wrestling results from last night are at the bottom of the announcements.

     

     

     

     

    5. The last day to drop DMACC is Monday, January 22nd.

     

     

     

     

     

    6. The Collins-Maxwell 2018 Senior Class will be serving Valentine's Day Dinner to raise money for their after-prom party on February 10th. We hope you and a significant other can join us! We will be serving baked lasagna, with a dinner salad, garlic bread/bread sticks, and end with a dessert cart brought around to your table.

    Order forms can be picked up in the Principles office or from Whitney Spencer. Please feel free to invite your friends. Reservations are needed by February 2nd. The forms can be returned with payment to Whitney Spencer, Brianda Bane, or Frank Sposeto, or they can be mailed to C. Spencer, 311 Woodlawn Street, Maxwell 50161

     

     

     

    7. The dance team is selling Valentines Cookies again to raise money.  The cookies are big sugar cookie in the shape of a heart, frosted, decorated and delivered with a  message of your choice. Valentine cookies will be delivered February 13th.  Please give your order form/money to a member of the dance team, your teacher or the office in Collins or Maxwell. Orders are due by February 2nd.

     

     

     

     

    8. Silver Cord Opportunity:

    Looking for a crew of 4 students to assist in painting the new location of the Collins Wellness Center.  Saturday, January 27th from 1-3pm.  Please see Mrs. Allen or Jean Bienfang for more details. 

     

     

     

    9. Mrs. Staudt has a relative simple woodworking repair project for anyone who would like to do it.  It would count toward Silver Cord hours also.  Please see her if you want to know more.

     

     

     

     

    10. Seniors- Please remember to pay Nurse Peters for the CPR class if you are wanting to be certified. Also remember to come into the office and check the correct spelling of your name for your diploma.

     

     

     

     

    11. There is a HS golf sign up in the office, please stop in by January 26th so we have time to get polo’s ordered.

     

     

     

     

    12. The MS formal dance will be Friday, February 16 from 6-8pm in the small gym. More information will be coming at a later date but wanted to share this date with everyone so you can start planning ahead. Looking forward to seeing our MS students dressed up and ready to dance! 

     

     

     

     

    13. Let’s Do Our Best to Stay Healthy!

    We are starting to see an increase in illness in the MS/HS. Please keep in mind washing your hands is the #1 way to stop the spread of germs. Please remember to wash your hands after you use the bathroom, blow your nose, and before you eat. Please also keep in mind it is best to keep your hands away from your face unless you have just washed your hands. This is the time of year there is a lot of illness to be shared, so let’s stops the spread of germs by washing our hands!

    Sick Policy

    Just a reminder to keep your student home if they have the following symptoms: Fever (100.0 F or higher), vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours, and/or red, mattery eye(s). The student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (Tylenol/Ibuprofen). I will call you if I feel your student is not able to stay in school. Also remember if your child is going to miss school for more than 3 days for being sick then your student will need a doctors note to return to school. Please keep the offices updated on any phone number changes.

    Let’s have a healthy rest of the school year, Nurse Jill

     

     

     

    14. Drivers Education class in the spring with Street Smarts is available to sign up for. The dates, times, and registration can be found at streetsmartsdriversed.com.

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