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Collins-Maxwell Community School District

Board of Education

Thursday, December 13, 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    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

4.2    Board Policy Series 200 – 1st Reading

4.3    2019-2020 Academic Calendar

4.4    Administrative Staffing 2019-2020

  1. Action Agenda

    1. Approve Boiler Repair  – Maxwell Building

    2. Approve Heating/Cooling Control Repair

    3. Board Policy Series 100 & Board Policy 505.5 Graduation Requirement – 2nd Reading & Approval

    4. Approve At Risk/Dropout Prevention Application and Modified Supplement Request

    5. Accept State Auditors Report

  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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    December 18, 2018

    Day 79








    Hey Students,

    This Friday we will be having some fun at Perfect Games!  Mr. Lunn sent you an email about the schedule, but we want you to know how much money this day will cost.  So...

    Bowling - $2 a game, no cost for shoes

    Arcade/Laser Tag - $5 will get you a $10 card to do these activities

    Concession Stand will be open for you to purchase food.


    We will see you there and be ready to have fun with the staff and friends!


    As well...


    We are also asking that our students, families and staff consider giving back to the CM community on this day. Donations for the local food bank will be collected and delivered to the food shelf in Maxwell. Below is the list of items that are in need and are encouraged to be donated.


    • Peanut butter                                                
    • Soups                                    
    • Tuna
    • Hamburger/tuna helper                        
    • Cereals                        
    • Toothpaste
    • Toilet paper                                               
    • Laundry detergent 










    Today’s Activities/Info


    All DMACC books need to be turned into Ms. Martin today. 



    Juniors:  Delivery of the Fundraising items is TODAY, Tuesday, December 18th.  Time TBA

    *Make sure you have a way to get your items home and delivered!* 



    This week’s dress up days:

    Monday:  Winter Wonderland

    Tuesday: Ugly Sweater

    Wednesday:  Polar Express PJ day hot cocoa and cookies at lunch

    Thursday:  Holiday Character Day

    Friday: Festive Friday



    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL:  Every Tuesday morning, at 7:30, there will be a student council meeting in Ms. Sutherland’s classroom.



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place:


    Students with Late Arrival and DMACC students: You must be here at 8:00 this Friday, Dec. 21.



    Please turn all registration forms into the front office by this week. If you have not received one please see Ms. Martin. 



    FFA Holiday Meeting Thursday, December 20th  

    High School Lunch - Middle School Win Time


    FFA Shirt Orders Due Thursday, December 20th




    Attention Softball players:  Your cookie orders will be here Wednesday, Dec. 19.  Please make arrangements to pick up your orders after school at 1:30.




    If you have an ice pack out, please turn it into the nurse’s office as soon as possible. 



    **************EVERYONE PLEASE READ************

    If you receive a pink absent slip during your WIN time from your WIN teacher, you need to take this slip to the teacher who marked you absent for the date and period written on the slip.  After it is signed by that teacher, the slip needs to be turned into the office within 2 days.

    Example:  You get an absent slip on Thursday, Dec. 13 for an absence on Wednesday, Dec. 12.  This needs to be turned into the office by Monday, Dec. 17.   If the slip is not turned in, the absence will be counted as an unexcused absence and you will need to serve detention time.




    If you are going to be absent during finals (January 10 & 11), you need to make arrangements ahead of time with your teacher(s).



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




    Warm Up 4 Winter!


    For the month of December, the Student Ambassadors are collecting gloves, scarves, and hats that will benefit the families in the Collins-Maxwell community through the Backpack Program and Local Churches.


    Please turn them into your WIN time group by  DECEMBER 19!


    The WIN time group with the most items will get an ice cream and cookie social on December 20!



    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.


    Senior Portfolio Night Dec. 19  6:00



    Boys Varsity Wrestling Dec. 20 @ Coon-Rapids-Bayard 5:30



    Girls JV/V Basketball Dec. 20 @ Maxwell vs. Des Moines North 6:00/7:30



    School dismissed at 1:30 on Friday, Dec. 21



    No School Dec. 24 – Jan. 2.





    Sign-up Genius was sent out Nov. 19 to you and your parents to work basketball concession stands. Please sign up right away. We need at least one adult and two students per night. 




    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! 



    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:


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

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