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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Thursday June 20, 2019
6:00 – Regular Board Meeting
Library, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High School, Maxwell, IA

1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
2. Approve Agenda
3. Welcome Visitors and Public Comment*
4. Information/Discussion
4.1. PBIS Year End Data
4.2. Student Survey Results
4.3. Budget Adjustments Update
4.4. 1 st Reading –New Board Policies 710.5 Meal Donations; 401.13 & 401.13R1 Staff Technology
Use/Social Networking; 401.13a – Acceptable Use Policy; 401.14 Cell Phone Policy
4.5. 1 st Reading – Revisions Board Policy 710.4, 409.1, 409.2, 409.4, 414.1, 414.2, 414.4
5. Action Agenda
5.1. FY18 Audit Presentation
5.2. MS Chromebook Purchase
5.3. Approve Volleyball Systems Quote
5.4. Approve Resolution to Adopt Return-To-Play Protocol
5.5. District Suicide Risk Prevention Protocol
5.6. Approve TLC Positions
5.7. At Risk/Dropout Prevention Plan
5.8. Approval of Equity Coordinator Responsibilities
5.9. Approval of Annual Review of Student Honors, Awards, & Scholarships
5.10. Approval of Annual Review of Career & Technical Education Attendance Center & Course
Enrollment Data.
5.11. Approval of Classroom Accessibility Plan
5.12. Equipment Breakdown Insurance vs Copier Service Agreement
6. Consent Agenda
6.1. Minutes
6.2. Bills for Payment
6.3. Financials
6.4. Personnel/Job Description
6.5. DMACC Observation Contract
7. Board Comments
8. Adjourn
*Visitors who wish to address the Board should be recognized at this time. Due to legal requirements of the public
meeting laws, the Board will take action only on items posted on the agenda. Complaints cannot be about personnel.

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

    September 19, 2019

    Day 19




    Collins-Maxwell Homecoming Itinerary 2019

    “We Got The Beat!”

    Friday (9/20):

    • WIN time - HS Students can decorate their class hallways during WIN time.

    Monday (9/23) - (Follow Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Meme Monday

                   School Events:

    • 10:00ish - Band playing school song in hallways
    • WIN time - HS Students can finish decorating their class hallways during WIN time.

    Tuesday (9/24) - (Follow Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Twin Tuesday

                School Events:

    • Homecoming Breakfast 7:15 AM
    • Homecoming King and Queen Voting during WIN time.

    Wednesday (9/25) - (Follow Weds. Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Decade Day


    12th Grade

    11th Grade

    10th Grade

    9th Grade

    Middle School

    60’s Decade

    70’s Decade

    80’s Decade

    90’s Decade

    ‘00’s Decade


    School Events:

    • Hallway Judging
    • Music during passing times

                Community Sponsored Events:

    • Community Sponsored Bonfire and Chili Supper

    Thursday (9/26) - (Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Class Color Thursday

                School Events:

    • 1st Hour - Hand out Homecoming T-Shirts in Mrs.Sutherland’s room (Call by Grade)
    • Spartan Spirit Night
      • 5:30 PM - Parade Line-Up
      • 6 PM - Parade
      • 6:45 PM - Coronation and Lil Spartans Cheer
      • 7 PM - Powder Puff Football Game


    Friday (9/27) - (Regular Schedule):

                Dress Up Day: Spartan Spirit Friday

                School Events:

    • Clean up Hallway Decorations (WIN TIME)
    • HS Tailgate Lunch
    • Pep Rally (8th period)
    • 7PM - Homecoming Football Game

    Saturday (9/28):

    • Homecoming Dance 8-11 PM
      • 6.00$ a person; 8.00$ a couple
      • Pictures will be available - see the main office for package prices


    For high school students wanting to bring a non-Collins-Maxwell guest to the Homecoming Dance:  The Guest Request form is due tomorrow, Sept. 20




    Today’s Activities/Info


    Impact staff would like to have a brief meeting Thursday during WIN TIME with any and all current/interested high school volunteers for the Impact after school program to go over expectations and procedures.


    Cross Country Meet Sept. 19 @ Dakins Lake Park 4:30


    JH Volleyball Sept. 19 @ Grand View Christian 4:30


    9th/10th, JV, Varsity Volleyball Sept. 19 @ Maxwell vs Baxter 6:00/6:30/7:15


    Remember to wear GOLD tomorrow!


    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    Poetry writers:  check with Mrs. Staudt about a contest from Appelley Publishing where you can win $500!  They are also giving away random cash prizes ranging from $25-$150 just for entering!



    The HS Volleyball team has kicked off their Scratch Cupcake fundraiser.  Orders come in 6 packs and will be delivered frozen on October 24.  There are lots of choices to choose from! We get 40% of all sales so between $6-8 per order.   Let Ms. Dentlinger know if you're interested and haven't been contacted by anyone yet.



    Bags Tournament Sept. 20 5:00-7:00


    Varsity Football Sept. 20 @ Maxwell vs Baxter 7:00


    JH/JV Football Sep. 23 @ GMG 4:30/6:30


    Cross Country Sep. 24 @ Lincoln Valley 4:30


    Fresh/Soph Volleyball Sept. 26 @ Maxwell vs Meskwaki 6:00


    Homecoming Activities Sept. 26

    Parade 6:00

    Coronation & Lil Spartans Cheer 6:45

    Powder puff football 7:00


    Homecoming Football Sept. 27 vs. Colo-Nesco 7:00


    Homecoming dance Sept. 28 8:00


    Counselor Corner:


    Interested in Nursing 

    Grandview University is having a Nursing Action Days

    Friday September 27th 12:30-3:30. 

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