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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. – Special Meeting
Superintendents Office, Collins-Maxwell MS/HS, Maxwell, IA

1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
2. Approve Agenda
3. Approve CMEA Agreement 19-20
4. Approve Administrator, Support Staff Wage Chart 19-20
5. Approve 28E Agreement for Chinese Language
6. Adjourn

Iowa Core Curriculum

The Iowa Core Curriculum is a core set of content information for K-12 students, legislated by the state of Iowa as mandatory for all public school systems. The Iowa Core Curriculum identifies the essential skills and concepts all students need to know and apply to be successful beyond school. There are identified skills and concepts for literacy, math, science, social studies and 21st century skills (health literacy, financial literacy, technology literacy, and employability skills.)

Iowa Department of Education – Iowa Core Curriculum
Provides a copy of the Iowa Core Curriculum along with resources, background information and access to the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Iowa Core Curriculum
Provides the concepts and skills as well as model lessons for literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st century skills.

Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium (MISIC)
"MISIC is a consortium of districts that began by developing a core curriculum for its members in 1998. It was formed to provide support for school improvement efforts of its members and to create opportunities for its members to engage in collaborative projects. MISIC has worked since the adoption of the Iowa Core Curriculum to align its MISIC core with the Iowa Core. The curriculum alignment documents are found under the 'Member Documents' section. Staff will need to contact Jason Ellingson for the username and password."

Iowa Public Television (Science, Literacy and Math)

Provides copies of the ICN sessions explaining the focus for science, math, and literacy and the application of the Iowa Core Curriculum to special education students.

Planning Documents for the district
The Collins-Maxwel school district, like all public districts in Iowa, is required to have an Iowa Core implementation plan that explains how the district will meet the requirements of the Iowa Core. Below are two PDFs that demonstrate our planning: 1) The self-study document is a type of needs assessment that provides baseline data used to write the plan; and 2) Iowa Core implementation plan outlines the district's actions in ensuring all curriculum is learned by the students in grades K-12.

Self-study document (PDF)
Implementation plan (PDF)

The Collins-Maxwell School District will continue to update this information as it becomes available.


  • Daily Announcements

    May 17, 2019

    Day 170




    All 9th-11th students turn in Silver Cord hours to Ms. Martin by Next Friday. 


    Congratulations to Alexis Houge on earning an 8th place medal in the 400 meter dash at the state track meet last night.  She ran her 400 in 1:00.35, a new CM Spartan school record!!


    Alexis also finished in 10th place in the 100 meter dash, running a 12.99, just missing another state medal by .03 of a second.


    The shuttle hurdle team was warmed up and ready to go, but didn't get a chance to compete as the state meet was delayed and finally postponed due to the lightning storm that rolled through Des Moines.  They will now get a chance to run their race on Saturday at 11:50.


    Nathaniel Hugger from the Navy will be here Friday May 24th during 11:00-11:30. If you would like to hear more about the Navy please sign up in the main office. 



    Today’s Activities/Info


    Middle School Softball:  Reminder there is a Parents meeting after this Friday's – May 17 -  practice (4:45 pm) at the Maxwell City Park. 



    FFA Plant sale.  Monday-Friday, May 13-17 8:00-3:00.  Saturday, May 18 9:00-3:00 or until supplies last.



    Graduation:  Sunday, May 19 2:00.



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    Middle School Cyclone Camp for students entering 6th-8th grades this fall.  See flyer in the office for details.



    With the end of the year coming up I want to remind all of the high school students of the expectations for finals.  Each student must be here for the duration of the class during any finals they have.  All students will have open campus for any period they do not have a class scheduled and during lunch unless the following criteria is not met.

    1. They have detentions to serve.

    2. They are failing classes.

    If the students fall under either criteria above they will need to stay at the school for all periods of the day and lunch.


    Hats Off To Summer!

    With the final days of school approaching, the high school student council is bringing back "Hats off to Summer." Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, before school begins in the main lobby, students can exchange 50 cents for a sticker that allows them the privilege to wear their hat for that day! All money made on this fundraiser will go into next year's homecoming festivities! 


    Varsity & JV Baseball & Softball May 20 @ GMG 5:00


    Varsity & JV Softball @ Collins vs. Nevada May 21 5:30/7:15


    Varsity girls soccer @ Chariton May 21 7:30 (date changed from 5/23)


    Varsity & JV baseball & softball @ Maxwell vs. Tripoli May 24 time 5:00



    Counselor Corner:


    Ms. Martin has extended registration for DMACC courses she will reach out to students to get registered



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