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Collins-Maxwell Community School District
Board of Education
Thursday, January 17, 2019
5:00 – Work Session
6:00 – Regular Board Meeting
Library, Collins-Maxwell Middle School/High School, Maxwell, IA

5:00 Work Session
1. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
2. Approve Agenda
3. Work Session – Capital Projects Planning
4. Adjourn
6:00 Regular Board Meeting
5. Call to order, roll call, acknowledge quorum.
6. Approve Agenda
7. Welcome Visitors and Public Comment*
8. Information/Discussion
4.1 Music Memorial Donation
4.2 School/Public Library
9. Action Agenda
9.1 Elementary Summer Program
9.2 Administrative Staffing 2019-2020 – Approve Superintendent Contract
10. Consent Agenda
10.1 Minutes
10.2 Bills for Payment
10.3 Financials
10.4 Personnel
11. Board Comments
12. 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.

Collins-Maxwell Community Schools will be dismissing 2-hours early on Friday, January 18 due to inclement weather. (MS/HS @ 1:00, Elementary @ 1:10) No PM Preschool. No evening activities.

Iowa Core Curriculum

The Iowa Core Curriculum is a core set of content information for K-12 students, legislated by the state of Iowa as mandatory for all public school systems. The Iowa Core Curriculum identifies the essential skills and concepts all students need to know and apply to be successful beyond school. There are identified skills and concepts for literacy, math, science, social studies and 21st century skills (health literacy, financial literacy, technology literacy, and employability skills.)

Iowa Department of Education – Iowa Core Curriculum
Provides a copy of the Iowa Core Curriculum along with resources, background information and access to the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Iowa Core Curriculum
Provides the concepts and skills as well as model lessons for literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st century skills.

Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium (MISIC)
"MISIC is a consortium of districts that began by developing a core curriculum for its members in 1998. It was formed to provide support for school improvement efforts of its members and to create opportunities for its members to engage in collaborative projects. MISIC has worked since the adoption of the Iowa Core Curriculum to align its MISIC core with the Iowa Core. The curriculum alignment documents are found under the 'Member Documents' section. Staff will need to contact Jason Ellingson for the username and password."

Iowa Public Television (Science, Literacy and Math)

Provides copies of the ICN sessions explaining the focus for science, math, and literacy and the application of the Iowa Core Curriculum to special education students.

Planning Documents for the district
The Collins-Maxwel school district, like all public districts in Iowa, is required to have an Iowa Core implementation plan that explains how the district will meet the requirements of the Iowa Core. Below are two PDFs that demonstrate our planning: 1) The self-study document is a type of needs assessment that provides baseline data used to write the plan; and 2) Iowa Core implementation plan outlines the district's actions in ensuring all curriculum is learned by the students in grades K-12.

Self-study document (PDF)
Implementation plan (PDF)

The Collins-Maxwell School District will continue to update this information as it becomes available.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Daily Announcements

    January 21, 2019

    Day 95

     

    ***NEW ADDITIONS TO THE ANNOUCEMENTS***

     

    All Sophomores and Juniors please attend on Friday information about DMACC Career Academy and DMACC SCALE. This will be held in Ms. Martin room from 11:00-11:45. 

     

     

    Anyone that wants to drop DMACC courses please contact Ms. Martin - you have until TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 22.  I am out of the office Monday-Tuesday & Wednesday of next week. 

     

     

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    Today’s Activities/Info

     

     

    JH Girls Basketball Jan. 21 @ Colfax-Mingo 4:30

     

    JH Boys Basketball Jan. 21 vs. Colfax-Mingo @ Collins 4:30

     

     

     

    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:

     

     

    All seniors need to wear Spartan blue on Thursday, Jan. 24 for a yearbook picture.

     

     

    There is a sign-up sheet in the office for High School Girls Soccer.  Please sign up by Friday, January 25th.

     

     

    Any HS girl that is interested in joining the Track & Field Team, please sign up in the office.

     

     

    There is quite a collection on the Lost and Found table in the lobby.  Please take a minute and see if anything belongs to you.

     

     

    Anyone that wants to drop DMACC courses please contact Ms. Martin - you have until Tuesday, January 22.  I am out of the office Monday-Tuesday Wednesday of next week. 

     

     

    Attention Seniors:  Please get your baby picture, senior picture, and quote to Mrs. Coffelt as soon as possible.

     

    Attention Seniors:  Please stop in the office to verify your name and parent/guardian name(s) for graduation.

     

     

     

    There is a signup sheet in the office for High School Varsity Baseball – grades 8-12.

     

     

     

    Please see Counselor’s Corner section at the bottom of the announcements for new DMACC information.

     

    All Juniors and Junior Parents:  Students will be taking the ACT on February 20th at the Huxley Learning Center.

     

     

    Last day to drop a DMACC course with No “W” recorded is January 22nd.

     

     

     

     

    Varsity Girls Basketball Jan. 22 vs. Madrid @ Maxwell 6:00

    Varsity Boys Basketball Jan. 22 vs. Madrid @ Maxwell 8:00

    Student Section Theme is ‘Merica

     

     

    JV/Varsity Girls Basketball Jan. 24 @ North Tama 4:00/6:30

    JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Jan. 24 @ NorthTama 5:00/8:00

     

     

     

    JH Girls Basketball Jan. 24 vs. Baxter @ Maxwell 4:30.  7th grade plays first

     

    JH Boys Basketball Jan. 24 vs. Baxter @ Baxter 4:30.  7th grade plays first

     

     

    JH Wrestling Jan. 24 @ Baxter 4:30

     

     

    JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Jan. 25 vs. Clarksville @ Maxwell 6:00/7:30

    Student Section Theme is Jersey Night

     

     

    Boys Varsity Wrestling Jan. 26 @ Audubon. Time TBD

     

     

     

     

    SILVER CHORD HOURS OPPORTUNITY

     

    WORK AT THE ELEMENTARY CARNIVAL!! 

     

    FACE PAINTING, INFLATABLES, GAMES AND MORE! 

     

    HELP OUR YOUTH HAVE A GREAT CARNIVAL AND SHOW THEM HOW AWESOME OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE. YOUR CHANCE TO ACT LIKE A LITTLE KID AGAIN AND HAVE SOME FUN! 

     

    **THEY LOOK UP TO YOU WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT! SHOW THEM WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A SPARTAN!** 

     

    FEBRUARY 22ND 6-8PM 

     

    See Ms. Robinson if you are interested or email at merobinson@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us

     

     

    Attention 9-12 graders:  Interested in becoming a Tutor?  Every Wednesday 1:40-3:00. Please see Ms. Martin for more information. 

     

     

    Level 3 program at DMACC  

    Helping students improve independent living skills and employability skills 

    Information Session Thursday February 7th on the Ankeny DMACC campus building 19 room 40 from 1:00-2:00 pm

    Please see Ms. Martin for details.

     

     

     

    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.  

     

     

     

     

     

    Counselor Corner:

     

     

     

     

     

    All students who will be a 10th 11th and 12th grader this Fall that are Interested in DMACC Courses Scale/Career Academy. Please come to Ms. Martin Room to hear a presentation from John Kinley. January 25th from 10:45-11:30. 

     

     

    • ALL students taking a DMACC course Online or face to face day to drop without any penalties is January 22nd. Please see Ms. Martin for drop sheet. 
    • DMACC CAREER DISCOVERY DAYS. (Please see attached)
    • Is your student interested in the STRIVE Program at DMACC or would like to get more information???

    Bring your students to the DMACC Information Sessions only 2 left.

    • Friday, February 8, 2019 - Ankeny Campus - Building 5 room 1203
    • Friday February 22, 2019 - Ankeny Campus - Building 5 room 1203

    10:00-11:30, call to reserve your spot.  Let us know that area your student wants to study so we can talk with them about specifics of the program. 

    https://www.dmacc.edu/strive/Pages/tours.aspx

    for more information go to the following link:

    https://www.dmacc.edu/strive/Pages/welcome.aspx 

     

     

     

     

    Career Discovery Days @ DMACC

    SPRING 2019 EVENT SCHEDULE

     

     

    DISCOVER your unique interests and skills while exploring various career paths.

     

    Attend a Career Discovery Day at one of DMACC’s campuses or centers. Events include hands-on activity sessions, business tours, and educational and career information from instructors and business professionals.

     

    Open to 9th–12th grade students, educators and parents.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Discover Engineering Technology Day

    Tuesday, February 12

    Ankeny Campus

    Career Discovery Day

    Friday, March 8

    Southridge Center

    Discover Engineering Day

    Thursday, March 28

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Education Day

    Tuesday, April 2

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Auto/Diesel Day

    Friday, April 5

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Healthcare Day

    Tuesday, April 9

    Ankeny Campus

    Discover Information Technology Day

    Friday, April 12

    West Campus_

     

    Space is limited, so register today!

     

         

     

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.dmacc.edu/careerdiscovery/Pages/careerdiscovery.aspx

     

    Parents and Students please let Ms. Martin and front office know if you will be attending. Ms. Martin can help with registration if needed.

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

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