• 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 21, 2016

    Day 43

    End of First Quarter

    1. Congratulations to the cross country teams on their great performances last night at the state qualifying meet in Pella.  The girls team finished 2nd and qualifies for the state meet next Saturday in Fort Dodge!!  Individual qualifiers for the girls were Brenna Thomson - 6th, Heather Jessen - 7th, Lauren Ratliff - 14th.  The boys team finish in 4th place just missing a trip to state.  The boys team did have 2 individual qualifiers in Logan Berg - 15th, and Ian Thomson -9th.  The boys team lost to 3 rated teams but also beat #12 rated DNH.  


    Girls team Scores:

    1 - Mid Prairie - 61 (rated #4)

    2 - CMB - 62 (rated #5)

    3 - Aplington Parkersburg - 108

    4 - Grundy Center Gladbrook Reinbeck - 138

    5 - Albia - 152

    6 - East Marshall - 159

    7 - PCM - 160

    8 - West Marshall - 162

    9 - Dike New Hartford - 167

    10 - Van Buren - 292

    11 - Centerville - 309

    12 - Davis County - 313

    13 - Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont - 373

    14 - Central Lee - nts

    15 - Pella Christian - nts

    CMB Places & Times:

    6 - Brenna Thomson - 20:29

    7 - Heather Jessen - 20:41

    14 - Lauren Ratliff - 21:01

    17 - Ashlee Johnson - 21:16

    18 - Shasta Moody - 21:29

    26 - Holly Jessen - 22:04

    52 - Winter Brown - 23:23

    Boys Team Scores:

    1 - Mid Prairie - 57 (rated #3)

    2 - East Marshall - 81 (rated #10)

    3 - Aplington Parkersburg - 94 (rated #7)

    4 - CMB - 141 (team to watch)

    5 - Grundy Center Gladbrook Reinbeck - 146 (team to watch)

    6 - Dike New Hartford - 158 (rated #12)

    7 - Pella Christian - 175

    8 - Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont - 208

    9 - West Marshall - 216

    10 - Davis County - 227

    11 - Van Buren - 280

    12 - PCM - 285

    13 - Albia - 297

    14 - Centerville - 374

    15 - Central Lee - nts

    CMB Places & Times:

    9 - Ian Thomson - 17:18

    15 - Logan Berg - 17:33

    34 - Carter Fricke - 18:44

    39 - Noah Rhoades - 19:04

    44 - Josh Bruntz - 19:13

    56 - Max Van Maanen - 19:28

    79 - Brendyn Padget - 21:14


    2. Good luck to the CMB Raiders Football team as they head to South Hardin tonight. Kickoff is at 7 pm. There is no 9th game tonight.


    3.    Seniors: I need you to stop in the office and review the spelling of your name. The spelling on this sheet will be the way it appears on your diploma. If spelled correctly initial next to your name. Stop in as soon as you can. 


    4. Sign up for wrestling cheerleading is in the office. Practices will be Monday Oct. 24th 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.


    5. 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.

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

    Monday: Wear sunglasses

    My future’s too bright to use drugs!

    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!



    6. The Impact group that meets here is looking for a part-time assistant to help middle school students with homework and participate in after school activities.  This is a paid job would be 2-3 days a week from after school until 5pm.  If interested, see Mrs. Allen ASAP.


    7. Robotics meeting after school today.


    8. 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.


    Also, a reminder to all high school volleyball athletes to turn in your banquet form or email the numbers of your family attending the banquet to Coach Ranck by Thursday, October 27.  An accurate count is needed for preparation of the banquet.  Thanks.


    9. I have a new blue binder in here that was left in Ms. Robinson’s room. Also, have a huge pile of clothes and stuff in the lost and found. Please find some time to look through it. I will also have this out at conferences next week.


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

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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