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

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Thank you Prairie Meadows! 
Prairie Meadows has awarded the Partners in Education (PIE) for $2,500 to buy RIF books and $1,125 to the school nurse for CPR training equipment.


Welcome to Collins-Maxwell Community School District!

The mission of the Collins-Maxwell School District is to prepare responsible individuals for the future through academic and social experiences.

The school district does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, marital status, socioeconomic status, or disability as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973.

Information about Facilities Improvements

Bond Election - September 8, 2015

Polling Sites: Collins Community Center, Maxwell Community Center


Community Meeting: to provide information  

Tuesday, Aug. 25th, 7 PM, MS-HS in Maxwell


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bond Election - updated 8/12/15

Community Presentation

Sample Ballot

Informational Mailer to Community - August 6, 2015

Informational Letter to Community - July 3, 2015

Proposed Design


Information from Story County Auditor:

Wednesday, August 12:  Voting begins in the Auditor's Office.

Friday, August 28:  Voter pre-registration deadline at 5 pm.  After today, Election Day Registration rules apply.

Friday, September 4:  Deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot.

Saturday, September 5:  Mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than today in order to be considered

(date moved to Saturday due to federal Labor Day holiday). 

Monday, September 7:  LABOR DAY – County offices are closed.  

Tuesday, September 8:  Election Day.   Voters in all school districts except Ames may vote in the Auditor’s Office between 8 am and 11 am.

Polls open in Collins and Maxwell at 12 noon.  All polling locations close at 8 pm.  List of polling places.


New Enrollment Registration

You will need to come to the Superintendent’s office before August 6 to register new students.  

Registration times are Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:00 in July through August 6.  

Please call 515-387-1115 ext.1104 first to make sure we are open. 


Thank you to our 2014 yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Allen L. Kockler Co. - Nevada, IA, JKT Constuction - Maxwell, IA, Midwest Insurance Corp. - Maxwell & Collins, IA Exchange State Bank - Collins, IA Grassroots Action Inc. - Maxwell, Meusburger Construction - Maxwell, IA,  Put it On Video - Clive, IA Farmer's Cooperative Co. - Collins, IA Collin's Lions Club - Collins, IA

Gold Sponsors
Olberding Law Office - Nevada, IA  State Bank & Trust Co. - Nevada, IA Fidelity Bank - West Des Moines, IA Story Medical Clinic - Maxwell - Nevada, IA, Center Grove Orchard - Cambridge, IA, Muscular Rehab Clinic -Maxwell, IA, Collins Wellness Center - Collins, IA

Silver Sponsors
Logsdon's Grocery - Maxwell, IA, Toots's Cutting Parlor - Maxwell, IA Community Bank - Nevada, IA Twin Anchors Golf: LawnPro - Colo, IA  Bacon Funeral Home & Crematory - Nevada, IA

Central Veterinary Services PLC - Melbourne, IA Vetter Equipment - Nevada, IA  Bud's Auto Repair, Inc. - Huxley, IA  McDaniel Insurance - Nevada, IA  Ness Farm Supply - Maxwell, IA  Weirs Insurance - Colo, IA  Nevada Chamber of Commerce - Nevada, IA  Quick's Hardware & Rental - Huxley, IA  Baxter Real Estate Agency - Baxter, Ia  Tamara Ross State Farm Insurance - Nevada, IA  Central Iowa Building Systems, Inc - Nevada, IA  Jordening Law Office, P.C. - Nevada, IA  Barilla America, Inc - Ames, IA




    Daily Announcements

    August 28, 2015


    1. Great job last night at the Gilbert Cross Country meet!  The girls team finished in 2nd place.  Medalists for the girls were Brenna Thomson - 5th, Heather Jessen - 9th, Lauren Ratliff - 10th, and Shasta Moody - 11th.  There were 84 girls that ran that race.

    The boys finished in 8th place with the top four runners being:  Ian Thomson - 17th, Max Van Maanen - 26th, Carter Fricke - 34th, and Josh Bruntz - 61st.  There were 122 runners in the boys race. 

    MS and HS cross country practice after school today.  Get dressed and on the bus by 3:10.  Practice is at Ashton park.


    2. The CMB Freshmen volleyball team gave good effort against some stiff competition at last night's quadrangular at Roland-Story, but came up on the short end of all three matches played.  The team will regroup and come out ready to go Monday night against Saydel.


    3. ***Good luck to the Raider Varsity Football team tonight as they take on West Marshall at Gilbert at 7 pm. That is a time change as well as the obvious location change.*** Some useful information about the game: Pep bus and player team bus parking will be on the north side of the high school. Spectator parking will be in the south lot.  Admission gate is located in the SE corner of the complex, it is $5 for adults, $5 for students. Only team players, coaches, managers, etc are allowed to enter in the gate located in the NW corner of the field.


    4. Reminder Raider Fest is this Saturday August 29th from 9 am-1 pm in Collins. Come out and join in on all the fun, meet the athletes and coaches and play some games!


    5. There IS JH football practice today in Baxter. You are going to go until 5:15 today.


    6. There are homecoming Tshirt order forms in the office as well. These orders are due Sept. 11th.


    7. HS Band students: This is a reminder for you that you will have practice next week, during advisory, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Report directly to the Band room, not your advisory so you can get going as quickly as possible. Your advisory teachers have been notified.


    8. HS choir students, the sign up for musical audition times in posted in the choir room.


    9. Last year's MS Student Council members should meet with Ms. Dentlinger onTuesday, Sept. 1 during Advisory following announcements. 


    10. FFA meeting next Tuesday, September 1st for previous members and students interested in learning more about the FFA.  Grades 8th - 12th are invited.  Please bring a pen or pencil.


    11. There is a Music Booster Mtg. next Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 6 pm in the choir room. If you have a son or daughter out for choir or band or both, you are a member. Come join us to discuss up coming events, fundraising and other important music related information. See you then!

    • Good morning, and welcome to the improved district website.  We hope you will find items easier - as well as more information!  Please send comments to our superintendent, Jason Ellingson, at jellingson@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us  
    • We hope to add important information specifically for the elementary here soon!

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