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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

  • Daily Announcements
    October 23, 2019
    Day 41

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

     

       
     

     

    Today’s Activities/Info:

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

    * All middle school and high school boys that are going out for basketball need to attend a meeting in Mr. Stover's room this Friday during WIN Time. 

    *  All middle school and high school girls that are going out for basketball need to attend a meeting in Ms. Charron's room this Friday during WIN Time.

    PBIS Store for 10th-12th Grade Students:

    10-12th Grade students can receive PBIS points in the form of the tickets. Each ticket a student receives counts as 10 points in the store. You need to have the tickets with you when you come to the store.

    PBIS store will be open for all students on Friday, October 25th during WIN. It is located upstairs in Mrs. Heward’s Room.

    Upcoming Athletic Events

    * Varsity Cross Country State Qualifying Oct. 24 @ Marshalltown Community College, 3:00

    * Varsity Football vs. Melcher Dallas Oct. 25 @ home, 7:00

    Hat Day is this Friday.  You may sign up in the office between now and Thursday. The cost is $1.00 to purchase a sticker that allows you to wear a hat this Friday. This fundraiser is sponsored by the E-Sports Club to purchase adaptors for our TV's.

    If you are a visual, literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15 and 18 or in
    grades 10-12, you could win a cash award of up to $10,000.  Take classes with accomplished
    artists, become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the arts, receive a lifetime of professional
    support.  Apply to youngarts.org/competition.  Questions?  Email:  apply@youngarts.org or see
    the flyer outside Mrs. Staudts classroom.

    The Iowa Senate, House of Representatives, and Legislative Services Agency invite Iowa high school juniors and seniors to apply for Page positions for the 2020 session of the Iowa General Assembly.  Serving as a legislative page is a great opportunity for students.  Included in this email is a link https://www.legis.iowa.gov/careers to the online application.  The application forms can be found here:  https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/careers/positions/6EAB05A4-621B-4817-8A3D-50247F998E79.pdf.

    Graduation orders from Jostens:  Please send these directly to Jostens at the contact information listed on the order form.  Do not return these to the school.

    Counselor Corner:

    The Food Pantry needs your help. We are looking for volunteers to help set up and pass out food on these days. HS students, this would be a great time to receive Silver Cord hours. Teams and clubs are welcome to help as well.

    Food Pantry Hours: 3:30-6:00 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month)

    Set up starts at 3:00 and usually takes about 20 minutes. 

    Need Silver Cord Hours?

    Light the Night @ Methodist Church 

    October 30th from 5:30-7:30 

    Games are provided and it will be held inside.

    Please contact Mary Fullerton for more information

    Students and Parents: Spring Registration for DMACC courses is starting now. For the students that are taking courses please come see Ms. Martin. An email has been sent to all 9-12th graders.                           

    See Ms. Martin for criteria to be able to take a DMACC course 

    Registration starts Monday October 7th

    Deadline is November 15th

     

     

     

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