Collins-Maxwell Schools is celebrating great test scores with its eighth-grade students. This year, the entire class — 100 percent of the district’s eighth-graders (as shown in this photo) — was proficient in science on standardized testing. Middle and high school Principal Jordan Nelson said a good deal of credit needs to go to teacher Jean Birchmier. “She’s been here a long time and is an excellent teacher,” he said. Photo by Marlys Barker