• Collins-Maxwell MS - HS: 515-387-1115 | Collins-Maxwell Elementary: 641-385-2446

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

CMB Sharing

The Collins-Maxwell/Baxter athletic sharing program originated in 1988 with football and wrestling and has grown to include all major sports, both high school and middle school, offered by either district.

Rationale for Sharing

During the 1986-87 school year the Collins-Maxwell and Baxter school boards met to discuss mutual concerns regarding their respective athletic programs.  The main issues driving the meetings were the continued evolution of surrounding school districts caused by whole–grade sharing and/or district reorganizations into schools with much larger enrollments placed Collins-Maxwell and Baxter student-athletes at an increasing competitive disadvantage.  Simultaneously, this evolution caused continued restructuring of the athletic conferences of which both districts were members (TaMaJa to Mid-Iowa, to Mid Iowa II).  In each case, the relative sizes of the school districts with which to compete became larger.  

At the same time, when compared with other area/conference schools, both districts were fielding football teams with relatively low numbers which necessitated placing younger, inexperienced, and undersized student athletes in varsity competition.  The obvious safety concerns created by this situation were shared by parents, coaches, administration, and school board members of both districts.  

In summary, while the district enrollments and participation rates of Collins-Maxwell and Baxter were relatively stable, the interscholastic "world” surrounding them was dramatically changing, creating a situation where both school boards believed that they were not providing safe or fair opportunities for their respective athletes.  It was also understood that while no sharing relationship would be perfect, this relationship would best address the fairness and safety concerns and, at the same time, have the potential to provide expanded opportunities for student athletes.


CMB HS Participation (2014-2015) - Excel document

CMS MS Participation (2014-2015) - Excel document

CMB Historical Participation - Excel document

CMB Practice Sites

Collins-Maxwell board letter about CMB Sharing - mailed to community stakeholders on 2/11/15


3 Communities

2 Schools

1 Team



  • 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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