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Collins High School

March 25th, 2015

Parent/Teacher Scheduling Conferences:

Parent/Teacher Scheduling Conference are scheduled for Thursday, March 26 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The scheduling conference is for all students that will be in grades 9-11 for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents are strongly encouraged to come to the gymnasium with their student(s) to discuss what classes their child will take for the next academic year.

Essentially if Connor, my son, were a student here at Collins, I would pick up his 2015-2016 scheduling sheet and begin walking around to his current teachers and get their approval, signature, and a short interchange about why Connor needs to take or why the teacher is recommending a certain next course for Connor. All of our teachers will be in the large gym ready to answer your questions pertaining to scheduling courses for your student for the next academic year. This scheduling conference is a way for parents, students and teachers to have input on what classes a student should be taking. This conference is necessary for several reasons, but chiefly because it enforces communication for all stakeholders and it allows the school to further explain the new graduation requirements beginning with the class of 2016. Additionally, in order for a student's schedule to be processed and priority to be given to them, their parent must accompany them to this conference or make arrangements for a conference with their guidance counselor.

Congratulations Juniors:

Yesterday we received our Junior ACT test scores. They hit this test out of the ballpark! Cumulatively they scored a 20.86. This is fantastic and the rest of the student body applauds their efforts! All students can now wear jeans for the rest of the year. Congratulations again juniors!

Craft Supplies Needed:

World Language Department for Market Day is in need of some crafting supplies.


Construction Paper

Toilet Paper Rolls

Paper Towel Rolls


Pipe Cleaners

Beads, sequins, feathers, etc.

Brown paper bags (grocery)

Tissue Paper

Dried beans / popcorn / etc (for making shakers)

If you can donate any of these items, please send them into Mrs. Stivers and we will get them delivered to the World Language Department.

Blood Drive Sign Ups Going On Now:

The Spring blood drive will be held on April 3 from 9:00am - 2:00pm. If you wish to sign up, please email Leesa Stivers at Leesa.stivers@shelby.kyschools.us or call us at 647-1160. Remember every pint counts toward our scholarship goal. Thank you for your support.

Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) Nominations:

Just a reminder that on March 26th during the Scheduling Night you will have the opportunity to vote for SBDM parent elections. Please review these biographies and be ready to make your choice on the voting ballot. Thank you.


From Rich Baltzell (seeking ONE year term, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016):

Hello! I would like to have the opportunity to be your Site Based Decision Making Council member for the 2015-2016 school year. I am married to Pam and we have two children, a freshman at MLCHS and a sixth grader at West Middle School.

I have served four terms on the Simpsonville Elementary SBDM. I was also the Simpsonville Elementary PTO historian for nine years. During that time, we were instrumental in hiring a principal and in raising over $50,000 to make Simpsonville the first elementary school with all Smart Classrooms.

Currently, I am serving on West Middle School’s SBDM Council. My policy is to help all students get the best education possible. My cell phone is always on to talk to parents about any issues they may be having or ideas they may have for improving our school.

From Julie Eades (seeking either ONE year term, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 OR TWO year term, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017):

My name is Julie Eades. I currently have two children at Collins. Nick is a freshman and Colby is in 8th grade. My daughter, Sarah, graduated from Collins in 2013 and is a sophomore at Morehead State University. My youngest, Sydney, will be here in a few short years. I previously served a two year term on the SBDM Council at Collins. I was also a parent representative on West’s Council for one year and Simpsonville Elementary’s Council for numerous terms. I served two terms on the board of directors for Kentucky School Councils. I have been involved with all three schools over the years through volunteering, PTO, SBDM, Project Read, YSC Advisory Council, organizing West’s food fight, and in numerous other ways.

I would like to be a part of Collins’ SBDM to have a better understanding of the decisions made in the school. I am not afraid to ask questions and am always willing to share information with other parents. Please consider voting for me as your parent representative on Collins’ SBDM Council.

From Sharon Perkins (seeking either ONE year term, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 OR TWO year term, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017):

Sharon is a Christian mother of two adopted children. She has a passion for mission work and for serving orphans and their parents. Sharon’s children attend the 9th grade at Martha Layne Collins High School and are involved in many activities and sports.

Sharon has been employed by the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) for ten years and is an instructor and trainer to the state’s 129 hospitals. In her role, Sharon coaches and trains health care professionals on important patient safety and quality initiatives as part of a $1.2 million federal grant she facilitates through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

In addition, Sharon is well-versed at grant writing and has many years of experience in both directing and facilitating grants. She also oversees a $3.2 million grant benefiting Kentucky’s hospitals, 416 long-term care facilities, 120 EMS agencies and the state’s numerous health districts.

She is a dedicated member of Southeast Christian Church; a self-starter and will use her positive and collaborative attitude and administrative skills to accomplish the priorities of the Council.

Sharon Perkins humbly asks for your vote and confidence and promises to advocate for strong education if selected to represent the interests of students and parents on the Council.

March Scholarship Update

Please be sure to check the March Scholarship Update for the most current list of scholarships available to our students! Also, be on the look out for April's Scholarship Update!

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk