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Collins High School

May 9, 2016

Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 9th

MLCHS Admin 9:00

AP Bio, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C

Baseball Away N. Bullitt, Varsity Only 5:30pm

Baseball Freshman Away Scott County, 6pm DH

Blake Shelton Signing w/ Transylvania University, 4pm Library

Spring Football 4-6pm

Softball Freshman Away Butler, 6/7:30pm

Softball at home vs. Grant County, Varsity 6pm/JV 7:30pm

Tennis Regionals

Tuesday, May 10th

AP US Gov and Politics

On Demand 10th and 11th Grade

8th Grade Seminar 8:30-9:25am, PAC

Dance Team Tryouts, Orchestra Room 4-7pm

Spring Football 4-6pm

Band Banquet @ Claudia Sanders

Baseball Freshman Away at St. X, 5:30pm

Baseball at home vs. St. X, Varsity 6pm/JV 8pm

Cheer Banquet, Brick House 6:30-8:30pm

Softball Away vs. Manual, Varsity 6pm, JV 7:30pm

Faculty Meeting 3:30 in the Library

Wednesday, May 11th

AP Eng Lang, AP Macroeconomics

KPREP Reading 8th Grade

Spring Football 4-6pm

Dance Team Tryouts, Orchestra Room 4-7pm

Baseball at home vs. Henry County – SENIOR NIGHT, Varsity 6pm, JV 8pm

Biology EOC Review, Broughton 3:30-5:45pm

Softball Freshman Away at Carroll Co, 6/7:30pm

Softball at home vs. PRP – SENIOR NIGHT, Varsity 5:45, JV 7:15

8th Region Policy Board AD Meeting 10am-12pm

Thursday, May 12th

AP World History, AP Stats

KPREP Math, 8th Grade

Spring Football 4-6pm

Baseball at home vs. Male, Varsity Only 6pm

Baseball JV/F away at Male, JV 5pm/Freshman 7pm

Dance Team Tryouts, Orchestra Room 4-7pm

End of Year Choir Concert, 5:30pm and 8pm at SCHS

Softball Away at Bullitt Central, Varsity 6pm, JV 7:30pm

United Soccer Game – at MLCHS 6:30-10:30pm

Board Meeting, 7pm West Middle

Friday, May 13th

AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics

KPREP Social Studies, 8th Grade

Spring Football 4-6pm


Baseball at home vs. Simon Kenton, Varsity Only 6pm, Military Appreciation Night

Lacrosse Girls Away at Notre Dame, OH, Varsity 6pm, JV 7:30pm

Lieber Field Trip to Camp Kessa

Saturday, May 14th

Track Regionals

No School Tuesday, May 17th – Election Day

Summer Health and PE Classes:

If you signed up to take the summer health and PE class, then please click this link to view the updated information. If you have not signed up but would like to sign up then please click the link below and fill out the form in google docs.


Testing Update:

As May is approaching us, the testing season also comes. Please click on this link to view our testing schedule for the month of May. http://www.shelby.kyschools.us/1/News/20667#sthash.Tw9QGKks.dpbs

We ask that during the testing days, if your student is testing, please do not schedule any doctor appointments during these times. We would like for all students to be present during their scheduled testing time, so we don't have to have a make-up days.

Art Club:

Art Club will have ONE FINAL meeting on Wednesday, May 11 AFTER SCHOOL from 3:45-5:30 so we can TieDye. Please bring a white shirt or sheet or socks or pillow case. Anything that is a light color will work. You will get messy!!!

Young Leaders Institute 2016:

Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 Young Leaders Institute are now available in the front office. The deadline for rising sophomores to apply for next year’s Young Leaders Institute is May 15.

Softball Fundraiser:

Please support my fundraising campaign - Collins High School Softball

Dear friends,

I've launched "Collins High School Softball", a fundraising campaign, and I need your help. My goal is to raise $100 between Apr 11 2016 and May 26 2016.

Schwan's will give 20% of your product purchase and 40% of your eGift Card purchase (one per customer, per campaign) back to our campaign and you'll get great food for your friends and family! Support me by clicking on the following link.


Thanks for your support,
Tammy Rannells

Updates on the Month of May:


    K-Prep is an assessment given to 8th graders, sophomores and juniors as a way to track their performance as they move through high school.

    KPREP Testing Dates:

    • 5/10 – KPREP On Demand (10th and 11th Grade)
    • 5/11 – KPREP Reading (8th Grade)
    • 5/12 – KPREP Math (8th Grade)
    • 5/13 – KPREP Social Studies (8th Grade)
    • 5/16 – KPREP On Demand (8th Grade)

    Advanced Placement (AP):

    All students currently enrolled in an AP course are eligible to take the corresponding AP exam in order to gain college credit for that course. Students who take the exam will also receive a weighted grade for that class.

    AP Testing Dates:

    • 5/10 – AP US Gov and Politics
    • 5/11 – AP English Lang, AP Macroeconomics
    • 5/12 – AP World History, AP Stats
    • 5/13 – AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics

    End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments :

    EOCs are given to students as they complete specific classes as a way to gauge the amount of knowledge they have gained from that specfic class. Students currently enrolled in U.S. History, Algebra II, 10th grade English, and Biology will take the assessment.

    EOC Testing Dates:

    • 5/16 – US History
    • 5/18 – Algebra 2
    • 5/19 – Biology
    • 5/20 – English 10

    Final Exams:

    Final Exams are exams in your students class that she has been taken all year long and count toward your students grade at the end of the school year.

    Final Exam Schedule Dates:

    • 5/23 – Senior Exams 5, 7
    • 5/24 – Senior Exams 1, 3, 6
    • 5/25 – Senior AND Underclassman Exams 0, 2, 4
    • 5/26 – Underclassman Exams 1, 3, 6
    • 5/27 – Underclassman Exams 5, 7

    Awards Programs:

    • 5/19 – CTE Pinning Ceremony, 6pm - PAC
    • 5/23 – Senior Awards Night (Scholarships), 6:30pm - PAC
    • 5/24 – 8th Grade Awards Day, 1-3pm - Large Gym
    • 5/27 – Grades 9-12 Awards Day, 8:45-11am - Large Gym


    • 5/12 – End of Year Choir Concert w/SCHS, 5:30pm and 8pm - SCHS
    • 5/16 – West Middle School Band Concert, 6:30pm - PAC
    • 5/20 – FFA Banquet, 5-8pm - Small Gym

    Senior Activities:

    • 5/13 – Senior Trip NYC (5/13 through 5/17)
    • 5/19 – CTE Pinning Ceremony, 6pm - PAC
    • 5/23 – Senior Awards Night (Scholarships), 6:30pm - PAC
    • 5/26 – Senior Breakfast, 8:30am - Cafeteria (Chromebook take up following breakfast, before practice)
    • 5/26 – Graduation Practice, 9-11:30am - Large Gym
    • 5/27 – Grades 9-12 Awards Day, 8:45-11am - Large Gym
    • 5/27 – Senior Luncheon, 11:30am - Small Gym
    • 5/27 – Graduation Practice, 1pm-3:20pm - Large Gym
    • 5/28 – Graduation at 10am (students arrive at 8am) - Schedule will be handed out with caps/gowns
    • 5/28 – Project Graduation, check in begins at 10:30pm - MLCHS

    A Microwave Needed:

    One of our Titan Families is in need of a microwave. If you have one that is in good condition and you are willing to donate it to this family, please contact Leesa Stivers at Leesa.stivers@Shelby.kyschools.us. Thank you!

    Attention Junior Ladies:

    Participate in the Distinguished Young Women Event!

    To sign up visit:


    to register before our deadline of

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    Mandatory orientation

    for participants and a parent will be

    Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 pm

    First United Methodist Church

    211 Washington St.

    Frankfort, KY 40601

    Registration is now being accepted for


    (Formerly known as Junior Miss)

    This national scholarship program awards cash and college offered scholarships.

    Please contact Courtney Sturgill, chairperson, with your questions or for more information at


    If you are a junior girl (class of 2017) and resident of Shelby County, please be a part of this wonderful program where you can win scholarship money for college and have an unforgettable experience!

    Park's Pedal Party:

    Commonwealth Credit Union and The Shelby County Parks Foundation invite you to pedal from Clear Creek Park Amphitheatre through scenic Shelby County Kentucky to help support the multi-purpose Greenway Trails under construction along Clear Creek.

    May 14th, 2016 from 10:00am - noon

    Raindate: May 15th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Form a Team and Share the Fun!

    Pre-Registtion before May 5th.

    $8.00 per rider

    $24 Family Package (up to 4 each additional rider $6)

    $30.00 per team (5 riders each additional $6.00)

    Saturday May 14th starting at 8:30am and you can choose to ride 62 miles, 40 miles or 21 miles.

    Family and kid time race starts at 10:00 and you can ride 2 - 8 miles)

    Each rider gets:

    A neck pouch for valuables and Tickets for the FIRST 100 children


    An Introduction to our Park Trails

    A History of the Park

    A Great Kick off to Summer with Healthy, Fun Activities!

    To register call Clay Cottongim at 437-5244 or stop by the Youth Services Center for a registration form.



    Caring for you as you care for others

    KIPDA family caregiver and GRANDPARENT RAISING GRANDCHILDREN program


    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    9:15 a.m. – 3:30p.m.

    Beargrass Christian Church


    Louisville, KY. 40207

    Volleyball Conditioning:

    Conditioning for Volleyball is Monday-Friday from 4-5 pm. All current 7th-11th graders interested in playing volleyball are welcome. Please contact Cary Clark (502-744-6193) if you have any questions.

    College Readiness Workshop:


    CRW is a FREE, All Day workshop that includes:


    ACT Prep Workshop,


    Admissions Presentation,


    Official ACT Practice Test monitored by Princeton Review


    UK Application Fee Waiver for rising Seniors


    Lunch for each participant


    is for both rising seniors and rising juniors but a perk for rising seniors is they will receive an admission application fee waiver for the fall. Lunch will be provided and the whole workshop is


    for any student that signs up.

    If you have any students that you would like to join us, they can use this link to sign up for the workshop:

    College Readiness Workshop

    The CRW is an interactive program that provides an in-depth educational experience about the college admissions process and allows the students to learn invaluable tips for taking the ACT. Please have your students Register for this event ASAP at:

    College Readiness Workshop

    I’ll be there and I am looking forward to hearing from your students with Great Anticipation!

    May 14, 2016 and to be

    Held on the UK Campus.

    Senior Luncheon Items Needed:

    Dear Senior Parents: We are in need for you all to bring in two liters and a dessert of choice, one their child's favorite! We need this for the senior lunch on May 27th at 11:30. We also need parent volunteers to help with....

    1. Setting up tables and doing center pieces on Thursday afternoon

    2. Serving drinks during the lunch on Friday

    3. Clean-up- taking down tables, sweeping Ect.


    Band News:

    We are having several Color Guard Tryouts this month: May 3rd, 5th, 9th, 11th, and May 16th. The times are 5:30PM-7:30PM in the Orchestra Room. Tryouts are open to both males and females alike.

    Do you love music?
    Do you love to dance?
    Do you love to perform?
    Do you love meeting new friends?

    Color Guard is often considered as the “Sport of the Arts.”

    It is both an art form and a sport which requires coordination, strength, hard work, and determination. We perform with the marching band during half-time at football games, combining dance with flags, rifles, and sabres. We also attend field tournaments in which we perform our field show and compete against other marching bands. Color Guard at MLCHS is part of the Marching Band program. While the band performs the music the Color Guard interprets the music through dance and the creative use of costumes and equipment (like flags, rifles, and swing flags). The Guard helps to give life to the music the band is playing.


    Springtime in Kentucky is here. Do you have pollen and dust all over your car? Collins Band has the cure!

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21st. We are having a car wash fundraiser at Ken Towery’s @ 1801 Midland Trail Shelbyville, Kentucky from 10AM to 2PM.


    Auditions for district-wide producation of Disney's High School Musical:

    Auditions for district-wide production of Disney’s High School Musical

    Auditions for Disney's High School Musical will be held May 18th from 3:00 PM- 8:30 PM (dance auditions for all from 6:00 to 7:00) at Collins High School. To register for the summer and to sign up for a 5 minute audition slot, go to the following link


    . This program is open to all students, regardless of school attending, currently in grades 7 to 11.

    To sign up for text message reminders about Project Gemini and the production of High School Musical, send @c3ae79 to 81010.

    Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series:

    Spots are filling up quickly for UK’s Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series. This program is for high school women (rising sophomore, juniors, seniors and prospective college freshman) who want to explore the world of engineering with UK faculty members and students through hands-on experiments in a collegiate environ­ment. The goal of the WIE Summer Workshop Series is to provide young women with knowledge and support for their decision to pursue engineering as a course of study in college. Workshops in the fields listed are available.

    Mechanical Engineering

    June 7th or June 10th

    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    June 9th or June 15th

    Civil Engineering

    June 14th or June 22nd

    Computer Science

    June 16th or June 24th

    Mining Engineering

    June 8th or June 23rd

    Chemical & Materials Engineering

    June 21stor June 29th

    Biosystems Engineering

    June 17th or June 28th

    To learn more and register, visit:


    Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series


    University of Kentucky’s Women in Engineering Summer Workshop Series is for high school women (rising sophomore, juniors and seniors) who are considering ...

    Or contact:

    Monica Wade Nielsen

    Director of Women’s Programs and Recruitment · University of Kentucky College of Engineering

    385 Ralph G. Anderson Building · Lexington, KY 40506-0503

    Phone: (859) 257-0553 · Fax: (859) 257-5727


    Teacher Appreciation Week:

    Thank you to all the parents who donated a breakfast item or an item for our teacher luncheon. The teachers felt like kings and queens here last week. Thank you again!

    Centre Soccer Camp:

    Centre Soccer Camp: June 20 – 24


    Last year we had over 300 players participate. Over 100 of these players competed in the middle school division.

    Centre takes a ton of pride in their residential camp and has truly appreciated the clubs from around the state that have supported us. Some of these clubs include: Javanon, Kentucky Fire, Owensboro, Storm, Bluegrass, CKSC, United, LFC, and many more. The camp takes extreme pride in making the atmosphere competitive and fun. If you are thinking about a perfect camp, here are some reasons to choose Centre.

    • We pride our camp on safety and making sure players know that they are here to learn, to become a more skilled player and to have fun.

    • We create an atmosphere where new best friends are met and our team building activities ensure

    • We offer an excellent curriculum that focuses on technique, small sided play, and making sure the players learn how to play out of difficult

    • We offer wonderful facilities, and everything is less than a 10 minute

    • The food is great and all the dorms are air-conditioned.

    • The staff is very outgoing, and they take extreme pride in making sure your daughter gets the individual attention needed.

    • Lastly, campers get the chance to meet and have photos taken with the famous SoccerGrl Probs.

    Please take a look at our camp website and join the fun this summer at the June 20-24th Centre Soccer Residential Camp.


    Cross Country Team:

    Shelby west Middle School Cross Country Team Parent and Runner Informational meeting, Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30pm here at Collins High School Library. For more information, please contact Sean Roberts at 502-718-2893 or email at Sean.Roberts@shelby.kyschools.us. Opening to all incoming 6th - 8th graders.

    Family Resource and Youth Services Center

    Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

    Kendra Hayes, Clerk