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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

6:00 – Regular Board Meeting

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
  5. Information/Discussion

5.1Fall Academic Data

5.2Certified Enrollment

  1. Action Agenda
    1. Appoint 504, Equity, Title II and Title IX Coordinator
  2. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes
    2. Bills for Payment
    3. Financials
    4. Personnel
  3. Board Comments
  4. Adjourn

 

 

*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.

1:1 Learning

This is the site for all information related to the 1:1 learning initiative.

  • MacBooks are distributed to all students in grades 9-12 for use in school and at home.  (started fall of 2015)
  • iPads are distributed to all students in grades 6-8 for use in school and at home. (started fall of 2012)
  • Grade-level sets of 25 iPads were purchased for each grade k-5 at the elementary to be used during school hours.

Resources:
Acceptable Use Policy - adopted by the board on July 16, 2012
CyberSafety PowerPoint presentation as PDF (presented at parent informational meeting)

Help Desk:

  • The media center desk at the MS/HS will be the primary location for any extra iPads that may be needed for checkout. It will also be the primary place for students to log concerns about their iPads. The media center associate will notify Mr. Corbin (technology director) about issues that need his attention.
  • The media center desk will be staffed from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM on regular school days. On early dismissal days, the desk is open until 1:45 PM.
  • Outside of school hours, students, parents, and staff are encouraged to email Mr. Corbin for any technology concerns. He will plan to reply within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • First, please review the Acceptable Use Policy located above. It contains a great deal of information about the use and care of the iPad.
  • Second, we are developing a list of FAQs as they arise. Please send questions to Jason Ellingson, superintendent, or Kris Corbin, technology director.

What are some apps that students can download at home that the school would consider appropriate?
The school district supports apps that have a clear educational value. Some examples include e-reader apps such as Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. Other appropriate apps include graphing calculators, e-printer apps, and educational support apps. If you have questions, please contact Kris Corbin, technology coordinator, at 515-387-1115 or kcorbin@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.

Are students are able to print at home?
Students are able to print at home. You will need to have a wireless printer for printing access. Please check the iPad general settings as well as your printer’s specific wireless instructions.

How do students lean in the same way if they lose their iPad due to disciplinary consequences?
The district has had a technology code of conduct in place before the iPad initiative, so teachers are prepared to provide alternate assignments to support the learning of students while they do not have access to their iPads.

What should students do with their iPads if they are out for athletics?
Students should not plan to take their iPads to athletic competitions. The district has spoken with the coaches, and the coaches support this arrangement. Students should keep their iPads locked in their lockers are checked in at the media center.

What is the monthly cost to charge an iPad?
The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities. By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21 and a refrigerator runs you $65.72 in the U.S.

Can they leave it at the media center to be charged?
Yes, students can leave their iPads in the media center for charging. The school will also have "charging stations" for students to access in the morning and during school hours.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Daily Announcements

    October 19, 2018

    Day 40

     

     

    NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS

     

    FFA meeting to finalize information about a few items on Tuesday, October 23 during High School lunch and 8th grade Win Time.  

     

     

    I couldn't be more proud of our runners last night as they all ran great today at the State Qualifying meet held in Marshalltown. We had 10 of the 13 athletes that competed run their fastest times of the season in two loaded races. Shoutout to Avery Fricke for setting a new 5K school record as well! (breaking the record set by Mikayla Houge last season)....

    Girls Team Scores:
    1 - Hudson - 65 (Rated #6)
    2 - North Linn - 83 (Rated #10)
    3 - East Marshall - 85 (Rated #12)
    4 - Baxter - 95 (Rated Team 2 watch)
    5 - Newman Catholic - 136 (Rated #11)
    6 - Collins Maxwell - 156
    7 - Westfork - 199
    8 - St. Ansgar - 220
    9 - Lynnville Sully - 221
    10 - Madrid - 299
    11 - GMG - 327
    12 - South Hamilton - 335
    13 - Ogden - 341
    14 - West Hancock - 381
    15 - Belmond Klemme - 384
    16 - Martensdale St. Marys - 440
    17 - Wayne - 443
    18 - Central Springs - 497
    19 - Colo Nesco - 558
    20 - I35 - nts
    21 - Lake Mills - nts
    22 - Melcher Dallas - nts
    23 - Meskwaki - nts
    24 - North IA - nts
    25 - Northwood Kensett - nts
    26 - SE Warren - nts

    Places/Times: (139 runners)
    16th - Avery Fricke - 21:58 *PR **New School Record**
    33rd - Morgan Day - 22:46 *PR
    34th - Alexis Houge - 22:50 *PR
    40th - Arianna Davis - 23:04 *PR
    53rd - Hannah Sievert - 23:40 *PR
    57th - Mikayla Houge - 23:47 *PR
    64th - Olivia Pasquariello - 24:04

     

    Boys Team Scores:
    1 - Madrid - 57 (Rated #1)
    2 - South Hamilton - 84 (Rated #6)
    3 - Newman Catholic - 118 (Rated #4)
    4 - Ogden - 169 (Rated Team 2 watch)
    5 - North Linn - 202
    6 - East Marshall - 213
    7 - Central Springs - 226 (Rated team 2 watch)
    8 - Westfork - 228 (Rated # 14)
    9 - Baxter - 249
    10 - Hudson - 254
    11 - Martensdale St. Mary's - 305
    12 - SE Warren - 320
    13 - GMG - 379
    14 - Lake Mills - 418
    15 - Wayne - 418
    16 - Collins Maxwell - 421
    17 - Melcher Dallas - 426
    18 - Colo Nesco - 431
    19 - I35 - 472
    20 - Ankeny Christian - 483
    21 - Belmond Klemme - 532
    22 - West Hancock - 587
    23 - IA Christian - nts
    24 - Lynnville Sully - nts
    25 - Meskwaki - nts
    26 - North Iowa - nts
    27 - Northwood Kensett - nts
    28 - Rockford - nts
    29 - St. Ansgar - nts

    Boys Places/Times: (165 runners)
    54th - Jacob Pierick - 19:15 *Season PR
    70th - Josh Sievert - 19:53
    87th - Daniel Klein - 20:18
    126th - Victor Genovese - 22:20 *Season PR
    130th - Carter Davis - 22:37 *Season PR
    135th - Carter Merryman - 22:52 *Season PR

     

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    Today’s Activities/Info

     

    Oct 19 Football @ Melcher-Dallas 7:00

     

     

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    October is Drug Prevention Month and as well Anti Bullying Month. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week , October 22nd - October 26th each year. 

     

    WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. 

     

    You will see the word UNITE in the MS and HS hallway. 

     

    Champs and MS Student Council have been working hard and getting details ready for the end of the month and the activities we will have going on the last week of October. 

     

    Here are the Dress up dates for next week. 

     

    Monday 10/22: “Lei” off drugs-Wear your leis and Hawaiian theme

    Tuesday 10/23: Drugs make you crazy- Crazy Hair/Sock

    Wednesday 10/24: WOOOHHHH-Lets scare off drugs with wearing our Halloween

                                  Costumes (no masks please)

    Thursday 10/25: Team up Against Drugs- Sports Team Apparel

    Friday 10/26: Just say No- Wear Red

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    Self Defense Class
    Tuesday October 23rd @ 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Maxwell High School Gymnasium

    All ages welcome.

    Taught by Mr. Kevin Tankersley 4th degree Black belt -Martial Arts America

     

     

     

    Thursday, October 25 is picture re-take day.  If you were gone on the original date, you will have your picture taken.  If you want a re-take, you need to bring your original package (including all of the pictures) and give it to the photographer on the 25th.

     

     

    There is a signup sheet in the office for High School wrestling.  Please sign up by Friday, October 26.

     

     

    There is a signup sheet in the office for Junior High Boys Basketball.  A meeting and the first practice is November 5.

     

     

    YEARBOOKS

    The 2017-2018 yearbooks are in and are available for pickup.  If you ordered a book, not sure if you did, or would like to get one of last year's books please see Mrs. Coffelt.

     

     

    Freshman and Sophomores:  You are to be parking in the northwest lot by the gym doors.

    Juniors and Seniors: You are to be parking in the lot by the bus barn.

    Any Juniors and Seniors who come at 8:00, you can park in the northwest lot also.  We need to have parking spots open for the DMACC students who arrive later in the morning.

     

     

     

    Looking for Silver Cord hours?  Mrs. Staudt has some opportunities which include data entry and categorizing books by genre.  Email her or stop by her room if you are interested.  

     

    A note about Payschools:  We are no longer using this online payment system. 

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    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

     

    Basketball apparel order through the Graphic Edge is now open.  Deadline is Wednesday, Oct 31, at 11:59 PM. 

    Here is the link!   https://cmspartanbasketball.itemorder.com/

     

     

    This year’s musical will be Freaky Friday.  November 2 & 3. 7:00 Maxwell small gym. Please see the following link:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17MyLPnhkVyNkN1oTZ3ob53-NWIx0gui9FQNC8RW6ujs/edit#slide=id.p

     

    ATTENTION ALL: Our FCCLA chapter is hosting a BOOK DRIVE! We are collecting new and used books for ALL AGES to be donated to local families/organizations in need. Please look through your bookshelves or stop at a bookstore and bring in some books to donate to this AWESOME cause. Please give your books to Ms. Mennen, an FCCLA officer, or turn them into the high school or elementary school office. All books will be collected from NOW until NOVEMBER 7! 

     

    There is an information sheet in the office for anyone interested in Lady Spartan Wrestling.

     

     

    It’s that time of year again! It’s time for Iowa’s Best Country, KIX 101.1 & Central Office Supply, a division of Minute Man, in Marshalltown to team up & PACK THE BACKPACK for local area teachers! Don’t forget to remind ALL your teachers, parents & even students to nominate those teachers who go above & beyond to help out their students, classrooms, other teachers or the entire school! Every month we will pick one teacher & that teacher will receive a $101 in school supplies of their choice from Central Office Supply! Nominating a teacher is easy, just go to www.KIXWEB.com & click on the Pack the Backpack banner. There you will find all the info you need to submit a teacher. So let’s all team up & help our area teachers! We look forward to all this year’s entries.

     

     

    Counselor Corner:

     

    Students and Parents something new. The "School Counselor Box" is the most common way the students at Collins-Maxwell let the School Counselor know they have a concern that they need to discuss. Students fill out an index card that is located in any teachers room, office and counselor office with their first and last name and just a few quick words/sentences as to why they want to talk to the counselor, or a concern that is going on. Once the student has filled out the index card, he/she places it in the "School Counselor Box" in Ms. Martin’s Room. If Ms. Martin is gone, the box will be located in the MS/HS office. 

    Appointments are then set up for the students by the School Counselor. Parents are not contacted about these student appointments, unless the School Counselor deems necessary.

     

     

    Spring 2019 DMACC Online Career Academy Guidelines

    Register with Ms. Martin Now. 

     

     

    Anyone interested in taking DMACC MATH classes Please see Ms. Martin ASAP to take ALEK test. 

     

    SENIORS FASFA IMPORTANT (Senior Parents, students be bringing home more information) 

     

    ICAN FAFSA Completion Appointments:  (Schedule online:  www.icansucceed.org/apt) (Schedule by phone:  877-272-4692)


     

    Encourage your students to get free help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Spread the word with our templates - click here.

     

     

    ICAN Locations

    • ICAN locations have appointments available Monday through Friday - Visiticansucceed.org/apt to schedule an appointment.

     

    Looking for Job Shadow Juniors and Seniors: 

    Please see the link and Ms. Martin for more details. 

    https://www.dmacc.edu/careerdiscovery/Pages/job-shadow.aspx

     

     

    Looking for Silver Cord hours???

     

     

    Silver cord hours at Iowa Center cemetery please contact Kristi Coughenour

    Kristi Coughenour

    Hertz Farm Management

    Farm Accounting

    515-382-1500

     

     

     

     

    Oct 22 Regional Volleyball @ Gladbrook Reinbeck 7:00

     

     

  • PAYSCHOOLS:  The school is no longer using payschools.

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