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

Current News

The October Board meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday October 18th.

In need of a full time cook in the MS/HS building? Interested people should apply to Kelly Peavey at colkitchen@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us

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.

It is the policy of the Collins-Maxwell Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Collins-Maxwell is excited to begin participation in the Back Pack Program.  This program is sponsored by the Food Bank of Iowa.  Pre-K through 6th grade students that meet the requirements will receive a a bag of food in their back backs on Fridays to take home for the weekend.  The food bank provides some items, but we are hopeful that school groups and community organizations will provide some additional items throughout the year, as well.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please email Kelly Peavey at colkitchen@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us

In need of a full time cook in the MS/HS building? Interested people should apply to Kelly Peavey at colkitchen@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us

Board Members and Staff, Parents and Community Members, and Students of Collins-Maxwell Schools,


Our school district has requested a Needs Assessment Survey conducted by the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB).  The survey is designed to help us assess our strengths and areas of needed improvement, with a focus on improved student achievement.  We would like your opinions and judgments in response to the brief survey linked below.  All responses are anonymous.  Just click the link below, or paste it in your browser and follow the instructions.  Thank you for your participation and helping to make improvements for our students. This survey will be open for responses through Monday, October 3.

***Link to Survey***


Are you confused when you see your student’s Iowa Assessments Profile Narrative?  Do you know if your student is proficient or not in reading, math and science?

We have created a narrated slideshow to help answer some of your questions about this state test.  We hope this will answer some of your questions and explain the scores generated from these assessments.  If you have any other questions please feel free to talk with your student’s teacher.

CM Iowa Assessment Video


Thank you to our 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

    October 22, 2016

    Day 44


    1. 9-12 football equipment hand in after school today in Baxter. 


    2. The Custom CM Tumblers are supposed to be in tomorrow. You can pick them up Wednesday after school or Thursday at conferences.


    3. Practices for wrestling cheerleading will be today from 3:40-5 in Maxwell and Wednesday Oct. 26th from 3:40-5 in Baxter. Tryouts will be Monday Oct. 31st from 4-5:30 in Maxwell. Transportation will be provided.


    4. Did You Know?

    Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

    This week is Red Ribbon week and the MS Student Council is sponsoring some dress up days for all students 6-12 and staff!

    Tuesday: Hat day

    Hats off to being drug free!

    Wednesday: Crazy sock day

    I’m not crazy, but doing drugs is!

    Thursday: Wear red

    We choose to be drug free!




    5. Reminder to varsity volleyball players to turn in your uniforms as as soon as possible so inventory can be taken on them.  CM athletes turn them into the office/Mrs. Fricke.


    6. Football cheerleading banquet, November 1, 6-8 pm in the commons.


    7. Any high school boy interested in going out for basketball this year, there will be an informational meeting this Wednesday, 10/26, in the Maxwell Commons. A bus will leave from Baxter @ 3:10 to attend the meeting. Please plan on attending if you are interested in playing basketball. 


    8. Registration for spring DMACC classes is now open.  Registration closes November 17th. Please see Mrs. Allen for paperwork.  If you are registering for a DMACC math class, you must have a satisfactory ALEK score prior to registration so plan accordingly.

    9.    Senior Parents if you only want to order a stole and tassel you HAVE to place your order by December 2. After that date you have to order the package that has the cap and gown also. 


    10. Lost and found stuff will be on a table in the commons during conferences, please stop by and see if anything belongs to you.

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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