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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting & Work Session
Library, Collins-Maxwell MS/HS, Maxwell, IA

6:00 Special Meeting
1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
2. Approve Agenda
3. Approve Auditor RFP
4. Personnel – New Hires/Contracts
5. Adjourn

6:05 Work Session
1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum
2. Approve Agenda
3. Work Session – Financial Forecast Presentation – Gary Sinclair
4. 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

  • Daily Announcements

    March 25, 2019

    Day 133

     

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

     

    MOVED TO TOMORROW, MARCH 26:  Varsity Girls Track meet March 25 @ BCLUW 4:15

     

    PROM INFO 

    • April 13th, 2019
    • $5/per person. Paid in Ms. Robinson's room. 
    • Guest forms available from Ms. Robinson (if you picked up an earlier version of the form, make sure you get the new one!) 
    • Tuxedo coupons still available 
    • Check your email as questions for the Grand March were emailed out. If you want a paper copy that can also be picked up in Ms. Robinson's room
    • Make sure you sign up for pictures and tables! 
    • Everything is due on Wednesday April 10th at 3p.m. 
    • You MUST be academically eligible to attend Prom. 
    • We are still looking for tin, soft white Christmas lights, mason jars, soft white sheer fabric 
    • Saturday morning March 30th 9:30a.m. centerpiece decorating for those interested. 

     

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    Today’s Activities/Info

     

    MOVED TO TOMORROW, MARCH 26:  Varsity Girls Track meet March 25 @ BCLUW 4:15

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

     

    *******All students wanting to attend prom, you will need to be passing all classes and have all detentions made up by Wednesday, April 10. *****8

     

    FFA Banquet Tuesday, April 9th starting at 6:00pm.

     

    Jostens is scheduled to come to Collins-Maxwell High School on Thursday, March 28th. He will meet with the Jr Officers at 8:30 am to design next year’s graduation announcements and then deliver the senior items from 9 – 9:30 am

     

    Central College Rep will be here Tuesday, March 26th WIN TIME 11:00
     

     

    Have any sports equipment, cleats, etc. that your children have outgrown?  There is a box in the middle/high school office for donations. 

     

     

    Varsity Boys Track meet March 26 @ Nevada 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys Soccer March 30 @ Newton 9:00

     

    Varsity Girls and Boys Track April 2 @ Grundy Center 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys soccer April 2 @ Ballard 6:00

     

    Varsity Boys soccer April 4 @ Grandview Christian 4:30

     

    Varsity Girls soccer April 4 @ Maxwell vs. Gilbert 5:30

     

    Varsity Girls Track April 5 @ Ballard 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys Track April 5 @ Baxter 4:30

     

    Varsity Boys soccer April 5 @ North Polk 5:30

     

    Counselor Corner:

     

    Attention Seniors:

    Upcoming scholarships dues:

    Schakelford Scholarship Deadline: Friday, April 12th @ 3:00p.m

    Mothers Club Scholarship Deadline: April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship. This is a scholarship in honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997. We have been awarding this scholarship since 1998. This scholarship is awarded to one male and one female each year. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors for the 2018-2019 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest).

    Applications are due by April 8, 2019. For more information about the scholarship and to view the application, please click here: Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

    All scholarships are updated on counselor website

     

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