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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

    April 27, 2020

     

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

    Click here for the April/May newsletter

    Last call for The America Library of Poetry is sponsoring a contest with lots of cash prizes.  Deadline is April 30th. Follow this link for more information:  https://www.libraryofpoetry.com/  

     

    C-M has amazing teachers and a fantastic group of kids to go with them!  Thanks to the community for helping grow these kids so well!

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    Today’s Activities/Info:

    Please check emails often for update. 

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

    The Food Pantry Hours: 3:30-6:00 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month) Use Door #5

    Stay in your vehicle, someone will come to you.

     

    Looking for Silver Cord hours?

    Summer Harrison Barnes Reading Academy program that will be in 10 different locations this year, including Ames, Nevada, Huxley, Colo, and Story City. Harrison Barnes Reading Academy will run from June 15th through July 23rd. Works with students K-3 to prevent what is referred to as the "summer slide" or regression in the proficiency of reading and literacy skills over the summer break. Volunteers engage in reading and writing activities and games with students 2x/week for 45 minutes at a time over the course of 6 weeks.

     

    The Belin-Blank Center is excited to announce that applications for  summer programming are now open! Summer programs take students on a deep dive into a topic of their choice with other bright kids like them and offer a wide range of rigorous classes to choose from, and most importantly, they are lots of fun! Programs include commuter and residential options for students in grades 2-11 in areas such as science, technology, math, art, writing, and leadership. They take place on the University of Iowa campus, giving students access to valuable university-level resources and experts. Participation in a school’s gifted program is not required. Payment plans and financial aid are available. Programs include:


    *   Junior Scholars Academy (grades 2-8) 
    *   Blank Summer Institute (grades 6-8; student must be nominated by a teacher) 
    *   Perry Research Scholars Institute (grades 9-10) 
    *   Secondary Student Training Program (grades 10-11) 
    *   Summer Art Residency (grades 9-12) 
    *   Summer Writing Residency (grades 9-12)

         

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    Upcoming Athletic Events

     

    To see all upcoming athletic events and any changes go to:

    https://iowastarconference.org/public/genie/73/school/2497/

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