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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Thursday, November 15, 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. Information/Discussion

4.1    Board Policy Series 100, 200 – 1st Reading

4.2    Changes to Course Book, Student Handbook, & Scheduling 2019-2020

4.3    Board Policy 505.5 Graduation Requirements – 1st Reading

  1. Action Agenda

    1. 2019-2020 Course Changes

      1. New Math Sequence and Formation of Math Classes

      2. New High School Elective Classes

    2. MathCounts (Math Club) Program Proposal

    3. SBRC Application for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out, & LEP Instruction

    4. Administrative Staffing 2019-2020

    5. EBoards Solution Proposal

  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.

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  • Daily Announcements

    November 15, 2018

    Day 59








    Collins-Maxwell Christmas TAG tree forms are available in the office and are due TOMORROW, November 16.  

    You may stop in the office this evening during conferences if you would like to pick up a form.






    Today’s Activities/Info



    Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, Nov. 15 and Monday, Nov. 19.  4:00-8:00.  1:30 dismissal both days



    JV/V Girls basketball Nov. 16 @ Woodward-Granger 6:00/7:30



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    Did you miss the Speech meeting last Thursday, Nov. 8?  If you want to know more before committing, please stop by and talk with Mrs. Staudt or Ms. Dentlinger sometime this week.  Deadline to commit is Friday, November 16.




    Collins-Maxwell Christmas TAG tree forms are available in the office and are due November 16.  Please see the newsletter for additional information/details. 




    JH Girls basketball Nov 19 @ Maxwell vs Grandview Christian 4:15


    JH Boys basketball Nov 19 @ Grandview Christian 4:15


    V Boys basketball jamboree Nov 19 @ Madrid 6:00


    JV/V Girls basketball Nov 20 @ Maxwell 6:00/7:30







    Sign-up Genius will be coming out to and your parents to work basketball concession stands on Monday. Please sign up right away. We need at least one adult and two students per night. 


    Sign-up Genius will be coming out to and your parents to bring in items for our fundraising breakfast and to work. 





    Some of you have already expressed interest in being a referee for the REC basketball program. I am hoping to get several lined up so we have a set schedule this year. 1st/2nd grade games begin in December. 

    You will be rewarded with silver chord hours, PBIS points, dinner from me at end of season and you can earn points for the boys basketball team. 


    Please email Ms. Robinson if you are interested. Meeting date to come soon! 




    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.  



    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:



    DMACC SCALE enrollments for Spring 2019

    Interested in the following programs:

    Multi-disciplinary Engineering

    Renewable Energy/BioSciences

    Health and Human Services

    Please let Ms. Martin know.



    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. 



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