• Collins-Maxwell MS - HS: 515-387-1115 | Collins-Maxwell Elementary: 641-385-2446

Student Learning Goals

Core of Content Knowledge

  • Acquires and integrates basic skills and knowledge in core curriculum areas: math, science, language arts, social studies and technology
  • Demonstrates real-life applications of basic skills and knowledge


Communication Skills

  • Skilled in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Communicates in a clear, precise manner
  • Uses a variety of methods to communicate (verbal, nonverbal, electronic, musical and artistic) for a variety of purposes
  • Adapts techniques to meet needs of diverse audiences
  • Gathers, processes, and responds to information for a variety of purposes


Collaborative Worker

  • Uses effective leadership and teamwork skills
  • Develops and manages interpersonal relationships
  • Performs well in culturally and organizationally diverse settings
  • Knows and uses conflict resolution techniques
  • Identifies whether a situation, task, or problem needs an individual or collaborative plan of action


Personal Growth & Well-Being

  • Demonstrates personal wellness practices
  • Develops personal creativity and character traits: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship
  • Demonstrates lifelong learning
  • Makes responsible life-style decisions and assumes responsibility for his/her actions
  • Explores career opportunities and maintains professionalism in the workplace
  • Explores and responds to the arts


Thinking, Reasoning, & Problem Solving

  • Uses a variety of researching techniques, including technology, as a means to: identify, access, integrate and process information
  • Solves complex problems in a variety of contexts
  • Recognizes and connects to prior knowledge
  • Organizes information


Citizenship & Social Responsibility

  • Analyzes and understands economic, social and political systems
  • Demonstrates respect for self and for the diversity of others
  • Sets priorities and achieves goals
  • Examines options, monitors and evaluates his/her progress


  • Daily Announcements

    December 10th, 2019




    Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser

    Who: Collins-Maxwell High School Student Council

    Where: Mrs. Sutherland’s Room (room #111), Enter door #14, at the South end of the school

    When: December 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm

    The Collins-Maxwell High School Student Council is offering to wrap your presents to fundraise for the Legacy Project, with a free will donation!

    The legacy project involves purchasing and installing pockets in the restrooms so students have a sanitary place to put their planners when using the facilities.



    Today’s Activities/Info:

    Tuesday: 4:00/5:00pm Girls/Boys JV BB vs North Tama @ home

    6:00pm Boys Varsity wrestling meet @ Colfax-Mingo HS

    6:30/7:45pm Girls/Boys Varsity BB vs North Tama @ home



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place

    Attention any 9-12th graders interested in DMACC. They will be on campus December 12th from 2:15-3:00 located in the Commons.


    The Student Ambassadors present: High School Christmas Pajama Dance on Saturday!


    FFA Food Drive

    The FFA will be starting a food drive for the Maxwell Food Pantry of December 2nd.  You can help by donating nonperishable food.  The FFA will deliver it before Holiday break.

    Top items on the list:   Cereals, green beans, corn, peas, peaches, pears, soups

    Drop off in the FFA room


    Need Wrestling apparel? Follow the link:   https://collinsmaxwellwrestling.itemorder.com/


    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.


    Attention any 9-12th graders interested in DMACC. They will be on campus December 12th from 2:15-3:00 located in the Commons. 


    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. 


    Upcoming Athletic Events

    Thursday: 4:30 JH Girls BB @ Colo-Nesco

    4:30 JH Boys BB vs Colo-Nesco @ Home

    4:30 JH Wrestling @ Nevada


    Friday: 4:00 JV/V Boys/Girls BB @ Meskwaki


    Saturday: 2:00 JV/V Girls and V Boys BB vs Ricevelle @ Home

    8:00 Christmas Pajama Dance


    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.  

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