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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Thursday, January 12, 2016

6:30 – 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. Celebrations

  • FFA Grant Awards
  • HS Honor Band
  • Student Success Teams
  • Therapy Dog Fundraising Goal
  • Community Events


  1. Communication and Administrative Reports
  • Iowa School Report Card
  • Differentiated Accountability
  • 2017-2018 Activities Update
  • Board Policy 905.1 Facility Rental
  • Facility Planning Update



Financial Projections-5cast


Action Agenda

Approve 2017 FFA Convention

Board Policy– 2nd Reading & Approval – 407.6 Early Retirement

Renewal of Superintendent/Director of Teaching & Learning Shared Contract

Safe Havens International Service Contract

Graphic Edge Contract


Consent Agenda


Bills for Payment



Therapy Dog Agreement

Educational Services Agreement with DMACC


Board Comments




*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.

School closed due to weather Monday (1/16/17)

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


The Governor’s STEM Council announcing the 10 new STEM BEST awardees and being a part of the Story County Consortium (Ames, Ballard, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-NESCO, Gilbert, Nevada, and Roland-Story School Districts) we were awarded in the  North Central STEM Region.  For more information click on the link. MediaRelease_2016-STEM-BEST-Awardees



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

    January 13, 2017

    Day 92


    1. The security system is up and running now. After 8:10 am, you will HAVE to use the main entrance door on the east side (bus barn side) of the building. Press the button on the wall and I will let you in. Please do NOT prop any doors open or let people in the building. If we catch you propping the door for friends, there will be punishment.

    ***MS/HS students, in the mornings from now on, if you are on the west side of the school, circle drive side, you have to come in the commons doors by the new gym and then come to the old gym for bus duty. If you are on the bus barn side getting dropped off, those doors are open until 8:10, then you will have to ring the bell.



    2. Congratulations to the seventh grade girls basketball team as they picked up a victory against PCM last night 30 -25.  The eighth grade girls played hard but were unable to overcome an early deficit and lost 30-22.



    3. 8th grade boys won their game last night. 30-18, while the 7th grade lost a tough one. Keep working hard boys!




    4. Good luck to the 9th/JV/Varsity Girls and Boys basketball teams as the travel to Green Co. JV girls tip off at 4:30 pm in the Community Center, followed by the 9th grade boys and then the 9th grade girls. The JV boys tip off at 4:30 pm in the middle school, followed by the Girls varsity and then the boys varsity.


    Please release the JV boys and girls basketball players today at 2:35 for a 2:45 leave time for their game at Jefferson.



    5. "Think Before You Speak" Anti-Bullying Week is coming in February! AND....we have shirts!  T-shirts have a saying on the front and back and come in an awesome blue color. Get your order form today in the office or Mrs. Allen.  Only $12 each!!!  Orders due January 19th.




    6. Juniors who have participated in the Iowa Games (Summer Games, Winter Games, Iowa Games Net Fest or Iowa Games Mud Run) see Mrs. Allen for information on the 2017 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship.  Applications due April 30th.




    7. Looking for students who have participated in exceptional volunteer service this past year.  The Volunteer Center of Story County would like to recognize you.  All ages welcome to apply.  See Mrs. Allen for more info.  Applications due March 10th.




    8. Any Junior who is interested in being part of the group to decide details (decorations, glasses, invites, etc) for Prom, we will have a meeting during MTSS tomorrow in Ms. Robinson's  room.  We currently have only 2 of you who have expressed an interest in being part of this group.  We invite others to  join this small group! 



    9. January 14th—come see the Collins-Maxwell Alumni play some basketball!! Kicking off a fundraiser for the Collins-Maxwell Athletic Booster Club, there will be lots of fun watching former CM students play some ball. Also, parents playing against students, even a group of moms playing against high school girls in a 6 on 6 game! Entrance fee is just $5, and lots of other fun things will be going on too for the new CM Spartans! Doors open at 4:45, games start at 5:30.




    10.  Upcoming Silver Cord Opportunities:

    **** Volunteers needed at our Booster Bash next Saturday, January 14th.  Volunteers needed to run scoreboard and help at the admissions gate.  See Mrs. Allen if interested.




    Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ MACC 7-10 AM

    Contact person: Susie 515.387.1346

    *Fundraiser for the Class of 2018*


    Pancakes, Bacon/Sausage, Cheesy Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, & Drink




    12. There will be a Music Booster meeting on Monday, January 30th at 7 PM in the Choir Room. We will go over things for the Branson trip, as well as begin planning the upcoming Lasagna Dinner.




    13. Kreg Tool in Huxley is sponsoring, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing-Student and Parent's Night-January 26th at 7pm.  This is a free event (with pizza!).  The event highlights the many career opportunities in advanced manufacturing and current employment trends. See Mrs. Allen for more details.



    14. Spring will be here soon...Sign up now to be part of the CMB Boys Varsity Runnin' Raider track team. Sign up sheets can be found by Mr. Russell's office and Mr. Billerbeck's room. Contact any varsity track coach with questions. Finish Strong...Commit to be Excellent!



    15. MS Principal's Council meeting moved from tomorrow to Monday.


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

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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