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Calendar Revisions for the 2016-17 School Year check the Calendars page on left hand side


Daily Calendar | | Monthly Calendars   |  Revised 16-17 calendar as of( 3/9/17)

Reasons for revised Calendar

Calendar Revisions

The original 16-17 calendar had 1075 hours. Five less than the 1080, which is required. Over the course of the year, we have additional hours to make up from the following events.

  • December 23 – students came to school for 50 minutes. The day was originally a 1:30 dismissal, which is a 4 hour and 50 minute day. The net result is an additional 4 hours to make up.
  •  January 16 – school was cancelled, resulting in an additional 6 hours and 20 minutes to make up.
  • January 10 – we had a 10:10 start, but dismissed at 3:00. This resulted in 30 minutes to make up.
  •  January 17 - we had a 10:10 start, but dismissed at 3:00. This resulted in 30 minutes to make up.

The total hours to make up are: 16 hours 20 minutes.

The reason the updated calendar reduces teacher in-service days at the end of the year from 2 to 1 is the December 23 day of instruction was only 50 minutes. It counts as a contract day for teachers. So, in order to make up the hours of instruction, it was necessary to use an in-service day at the end of the year for instruction.

Also, Board policy permits seniors to not have to make up snow days, so they are able to end on May 12th as originally planned.

Monthly Calendar's

2016-2017 School Year


2015-2016 School Year


2014-2015 School Year


  • Daily Announcements

    March 23, 2017

    Day 141



    1.  MS Girls/Boys Track: Informational/Parent Meeting!  Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30-6:00 p.m. in Maxwell!  Plan on attending with your parents.  Boys will be in commons, Girls will be in the lunchroom!  The meeting is at 5:30 pm, I think there was some confusion as to whether it started at 5 pm. 




    2. If you are planning to take a DMACC class in the fall please see Mrs. Allen for paperwork.  Paperwork must be completed before you are registered for a course.




    3. A representative from Ellsworth Community College will be here Thursday at 11am.  See Mrs. Allen if interested.




    4. The Speech Club will be having their end of season pizza party this Thursday, March 23rd during Lunch in Mr. Smith's room.



    5. After Prom 2017 Can & Bottle Drive, March 25th 9:00a - 12:00p.

    Save your cans! After Prom can drive Saturday, March 25th 9 a.m. - noon at the bus barn. Or let us know if you'd like someone to pick up your donation. Thanks!!
    Seniors & parents - Clean-up day at Larry & Kathy French's, 408 Ashford St, Maxwell Sunday, March 26th at 1:30 p.m. We will be helping theMaxwell Fire Dept. with odd jobs around French's yard. Please dress accordingly. This is in return for a very nice donation to After Prom. Please come & help. Thanks!




    6. StreetSmarts will be the company we will be using for Drivers Education. Gary Smith will still be teaching. The program will run from April 5-May 6 on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm and Saturday mornings from 9am-noon. Also, there is a mandatory meeting with parents on April 5 starting at 6pm.

    Classes will take place at Collins-Maxwell Middle/High School. Specific room details will be sent out by Mr. Smith after registration is complete.

    Registration is done online at streetsmartsdriversed.com or by calling 515-279-1112. 

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

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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