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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

    January 24, 2020

     

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

    The Middle School’s Formal dance will be on Friday, February 21 from 6-8pm at the MS/HS in the small gym for students in grades 6-8. More information will be shared soon. 

     

    LAST DAY TO DROP DMACC JANUARY 27TH WITH NO PENALTY

     

    Baseball meeting for 8th to 12th grade students Monday during WIN time in the small gym

     

    Collins-Maxwell baseball registration is now open.  Any 3rd-6th grade boy interested in baseball needs to sign up online at: https://www.centraliowarecleague.org/northstory

    Fees can be done online or sent into the Elementary office or the CM rec board.

    All other grade registration for softball & baseball will need to turn in a registration form to the Elementary office.  Extra forms can be picked up in either building’s office.

     

    CM Rec soccer is due online by Jan 31.  Their web site is

    http://www.cmbsoccer.org/soccer-registration-form

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    Today’s Activities/Info:

    4:00/5:00  JV Girls/Boys BB @ North Tama High School Cancelled due to weather

    4:30 JH Boys Wrestling Meet @ West Marshall High School Cancelled due to weather

    6:30/7:45 Varsity Girls/Boys BB @ North Tama High School Cancelled due to weather

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    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place

    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)

     

    Seniors, please stop in at the main office and proofread your name for graduation, this week. Also, if you have not already done so, please get your graduation orders from Jostens completed:  Please send these directly to Jostens at the contact information listed on the order form.  Do not return these to the school.

     

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    Upcoming Athletic Events

    Saturday

    9:00  Varsity Boys Wrestling Tournament vs Multiple Schools @ East Marshall High School

    Sunday

    6:00-8:00 Adult Rec Volleyball @ C-M High School

    Monday

    4:30 JH Girls BB vs Colfax-Mingo @ C-M Middle/High School

    4:30 JH Boys BB @ Colfax-Mingo High School

    Tueday

    5:00 JV Boys BB vs Meskwaki @ C-M High School

    6:30/7:45 Girls/Boys BB vs Meskwaki @ C-M High School

     

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

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

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    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) Enter Door #5

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

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