Escuela de Inmersión en Español


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Previous Meeting: June 7, 2016

Most Recent Approved Minutes: May 10, 2016
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Have a Great Summer Maxwell Families!

Back to School Orientation

August 4th:

  • First and Second Grades 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

August 5th:

  • Kindergarten 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Supply Lists 2016-2017

Greetings from Ms. James

Dear Maxwell Families,

I want to wish a warm welcome to our new families and also to our returning families. This promises to be a fantastic year for ALL of our Maxwell Cougars! I am thrilled to write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed Interim Principal of Maxwell Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year.

Along with the highly qualified teaching staff, I pledge to continue the legacy of success established at Maxwell Elementary. Our focus will be on providing 21st century skills, use of data to drive instruction, implementing instructional strategies to increase student achievement, maintain fidelity to our mission of Spanish language acquisition, and to build strong partnerships with parents as we look forward to a positive and productive year.

I am pleased to return to Maxwell after serving in the role of Growth and Effectiveness Coach last year. I felt your warm embrace as you welcomed me into the school family. This is a special and endearing place with a long history of excellence. I am honored and proud to serve you in this role.

For those of you that may not have had a chance to get to know me, I would like to share a tiny part of my educational history. I started teaching during the Stone Age with a wonderful group of middle school students as we developed a common love of language arts. After completing a Master's Degree in School Counseling and serving as a graduate assistant, I returned to the classroom. I have always been a learner and continued my education at Eastern Kentucky University with a Rank I. I taught many years as a fourth grade teacher and served as a principal in both Carroll and Franklin Counties. I missed the thrill of a classroom, so I returned to my true love of teaching in Woodford County. My time there was divided between fifth grade and those undefinable years of middle school. As you can tell, I do love a good challenge!

In all, I have taught, lead, and occasionally gotten out of the way for 34 years. However, in anticipation of this coming year with the students, staff and parents of Maxwell, I know the best is yet to be.

In Partnership,

Deb James
Interim Principal
Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet School

Incoming Kindergarten Screening Sign-Up

The Maxwell Kindergarten Kickoff, where your children will be taking the Kindergarten Screening, will be Wednesday, August 3rd, at Maxwell. Each assessment takes approximately 30 minutes. While your child is being assessed by one of their Kindergarten teachers, you will have the opportunity to meet with school administrators and complete beginning-of-the-year paperwork. You can bring in any paperwork you have already completed or fill out the forms at school. All incoming Kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year (only) are requested to sign up for a screening time at the following link: Please do this by July 22 so we can ensure enough materials and supplies are available.

Maxwell Beautification

To add to the rich color and spirit already present in our staff and students, we would like to enhance our garden beds at the front of our school. This is the space that lies directly beneath and next to the Maxwell Elementary sign.

We will work with local nurseries and landscape architects to formulate an ideal design that is appropriate for this area. We would like to emphasize native Kentucky plants and plants that are ecologically important to the region.

The PTA is funding this project, but we are seeking any input, volunteers, and/or manpower to help in this effort. Please contact Kathryn Wallingford at if you would like to be involved with the design, implementation, and maintenance of this new Maxwell space.



Mission Statement

Maxwell Escuela de Inmersión en Español is a learning community committed to: equity, proficiency for all, and Spanish language acquisition empowering  students for success in a global society.

Nuestra Misión

Maxwell Elementary, Escuela de Inmersión en Español, es una comunidad de aprendizaje comprometida con la igualdad, la competencia académica para todos y la adquisición de la lengua española con el fin de que sus alumnos tengan éxito en una sociedad global.


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