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November 16, 2015

7:00 PM



1.Call to order; acknowledgement of visitors and quorum

2.Approval of agenda

3.Approval of consent items

A.Minutes of previous meetings – Oct 19, 2015; Oct 26, 2015; Oct 29, 2015

B.Financial reports – Financials, Financial Recapt. 15-16

C.General fund and schoolhouse fund bills – Oct EOM, Oct EOM PP, Nov, Nov PP

D.Approval of Resignations, Transfers, and Contracts

4.Public forum (each person’s comments limited to 5 minutes per board policy 213)

5.Communications and administrative reports – Jason, Jordan, Chad

6.Business items

7.Items to be considered for next meeting





A.Academic Presentation – FFA annual convention

B.Approval of FFA overnight trip to its annual convention

C.Discussion of potential projects for a Prairie Meadows grant

D.Discussion of board communication plan and meeting times

E.Approval of SBRC application for additional open enrollment out funding

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.

CMB Hall of Fame 

CMB Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Please plan to join the CMB Hall of Fame Committee in honoring the Class of 2015 to the CMB Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 5 at Maxwell. The following people will be inducted: Kevin Thompson, Michael Holdren, Ryan Cakerice, Gary Plunkett, Scott Foreman and Neil Seales.

Many activities will take place to honor the inductees on Saturday, December 5th.  Listed below is an order of events.  After the game, the inductees are asked to be available in the gym for a social hour. Family, friends and the public are invited to congratulate the inductees as well as take a look at their memorabilia tables. 

If you would like to attend please fill out and return the reservation form by Friday, December 4.

Order of Events:

  • Varsity Basketball Game -  2:00pm
  • Introduction at half-time - Approx. 4:00pm
  • Social Hour - 4:30-5:30pm
  • Dinner/Ceremony - 5:30pm


Collins-Maxwell CSD

TAG Tree

The Collins-Maxwell CSD Talented and Gifted (TAG) class will once again be sponsoring the community TAG Tree.

If your family needs a helping hand this holiday season, please fill out the back of the form listed below and return it to your child’s school or mail it to Emma Stevenson, Collins-Maxwell CSD, 400 Metcalf, Maxwell, IA 50161.  We can assist your children living in your home from ages infant through high school who live in the Collins-Maxwell CSD or attend the Collins-Maxwell CSD. This program is not intended for children who have graduated high school, for children who do not live with you, or for families outside of the Collins-Maxwell CSD. To ensure privacy for your family, your child/children’s name(s) will not be used; instead a number will be assigned to your child.

TAG Tree application form

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

    November 24, 2015

    Day 66


    1. Good luck to the 9th/JV/Varsity girls basketball teams tonight as they take on Gilbert at Gilbert tonight. Tipoff for 9th is 4:30 pm, JV at 6 pm, and varsity at 7:30 pm. Also, as of right now, last Friday’s JV/Varsity girls game that was cancelled, has NOT been rescheduled.


    2. The 8th grade boys won last night 34-21 and that the 7th grade played hard but came up short, 31-24.


    3. Congratulations to CMB Middle School Girls Basketball as they competed and beat both the 7th and 8th grade Saydel Girls basketball team.


    4. 8th graders check your emails today to see if you made the cut for Team 8.  Our first meeting is next Friday during advisory.


    5. Congratulations, Steph Twohey.  Steph is our Collins-Maxwell HS representative for the Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity award.


    6. There will be a mandatory meeting for all middle school mentees today during advisory.  Please report to Mrs. Allen's classroom after annc.




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    8. Calling ALL alumni band members! The Baxter director and Ms Pfeiler are organizing an Alumni/Community Pep Band for the Hall of Fame Game on Saturday, Dec. 5. We want to get as many people involved as possible! If you don’t have an instrument, we have some through the school that you can use. We also need a few strong cowbell and tambourine players! :) If you’re interested in playing or know people in the community that would be interested, let her know and she can get copies of the music out to you beforehand.


    9. Congratulations to MS Students, Hannah Sievert and Austin Hallett; and to HS students Chasity Moody and Colton Smith, for being selected as "November Students of the Month".

    Hannah is a 7th grader and the daughter of Renee and Duane Sievert. Her activities include baking, being creative, and playing with her baby sister.

    Austin is an 8th grader and the son of Larry and Lisa Hallett. His activities include watching TV, playing video games, and watching Doctor Who.

    Chasity is a senior and the daughter of Dan and Wendi Moody. Her activities include cross-country, track, choir, choir council, mentoring, 4H, being active in her church, as well as showing cattle year round and pigs at the Story County Fair.

    Colton is a senior and the son of Jim and Brenda Smith. His activities include bull riding, farming, hunting and fishing.


    10. We wanted to recognize some of our student athletes on their accomplishments in their fall sports as we’re heading into our winter sports season. So congratulations to all of these athletes on their end of the year recognition:



    2nd team all-conference - Bridget Hurley

    honorable mention all-conference - Payge Jurgens

    honorable mention all-conference - Jordynn Wesselink


    Cross Country

    HOIAC All Conference Runners


    Heather Jessen

    Shasta Moody

    Brenna Thomson


    Ian Thomson

    2015 State Qualifiers

    Heather Jessen

    Ian Thomson



    1st Team All District: Archer McFadden (Unanimous), Brady Stover, Hunter Gunderson, Blake Coughenour

    2nd Team All-District: Toren Schulthies, Tucker Maxwell, Nate Bishop, Charles Robertson 

    Hon. Mention: Brad Ritter, Jason Hillgren, Hunter McWhirter



    All Iowa Honor Cheer Squad

    Mikala Jackson

    Kayla Toney


    Dance Team

    Mackenzie Scott got a Div 1 and 7th place at State Competition

    Teara Jones also got a Div 1 rating at State Competition

    • 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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