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Collins High School

January 8th, 2016


Youth Services Center Surveys:

Every couple of years the Youth Services Center is required to have survey's completed by both parents and students. Please click on the survey links below and help the Youth Services Center get valuable data for this grant cycle. Thank you.

Parent Survey:

Click here

Student Survey:

Click here

Deadline January 8, 2016 Today is the last day to complete this!!

February 6th ACT

The next ACT test will be on Saturday, February 6th. The registration deadline for this assessment is this Friday, January 8th. All registration must be completed online at act student.org. All juniors are strongly encouraged to take this test! If you have a senior who is not college/career ready, he or she is also strongly encouraged to take the February ACT.


Are you an senior who is still not college or career ready? You will have the opportunity to take the ACT at JCTC on Friday, January 22nd at 1PM. You must register and pay $7 to Ms. Gorman. First come, first serve. Please email her if you have any questions: maggie.gorman@shelby.kyschools.us



Donkey Basketball returns to Shelby County, Wednesday evening, 17 February 2016 at Shelby County HS

Expect an evening of fun entertainment as you will see the ARMY JROTC of Martha Layne Collins HS compete against the MARINE JROTC of Shelby County HS in a basketball game while riding donkeys.

More information regarding advance ticket sales will be provided after students return back to school from winter break.

Torch Prep:

5-Week BOOTCAMP – Prepares for March Test on 3/1/16

@ Martha Layne Collins

Nine Total Sessions:

31 hours of Direct Training

TorchPrep Customized Study Plan

Guaranteed Results

Not Boring

Tuesdays: 1/26/2016, 2/2/2016, 2/9/2016, 2/16/2016, 2/23/2016 6PM - 9PM

Saturdays: 1/30/2016, OFF, 2/13/2016, 2/20/2016, 2/27/2016 10AM - 2PM

Early Registration Deadline: 1/19/2016


Job Opportunity:

McDonald's is hiring. They need workers 16 years old or older. Be sure to go to the McDonald's by CHS to apply.


The ASVAB test well be given at MLCHS on Friday, January 15th during the school day. Good luck to all of our seniors who are taking the assessment!

Chrome Books are Coming for Middle School Students:

Attention 8th Grade Parents! We are pleased to announce that next week your 8th grade student will be able to get a Chrome Book! A $25.00 fee will be collected on this night for the Chrome Book!

West Middle students with last names A-J will pick up their devices at Collins High School from 5:00 - 8:00 on January 12.

West Middle students with last names K-Z will pick up their devices at Collins High School from 5:00 - 8:00 on January 13.

Please click on this link to view the article.

Budgeting Workshop For All Families In Shelby County:

January 25th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm here at Collins High School.

Workshop will include: Goal Setting and Income Management. Need help making a budget? We've got you covered! Learn how to set obtainable goals and ACHIEVE them!!

Tired of charging everything???? Tired of not having enough money to go do something fun??? Tired of your student always asking for things that you can't purchase????

Then you need to come to this workshop. Open to any family in Shelby County.

Door Prizes will be given away from Multi Purpose and Commonwealth Credit Union!

Dinner will be provided so please RSVP to Leesa Stivers at 647-1171 or Leesa.stivers@Shelby.kyschools.us

Vex Robotics:

Collins High School will be hosting its first annual Vex Robotics Competition on Saturday January 9th from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm.

MLCHS Black Achievers Club:

MLCHS Black Achievers club is looking for parent volunteers to help man the concession stands during Saturday’s Vex Robotics Competition. If you are available to assist, please call 647-1160 ext. 1537 or email Donna jones atdonna.jones@shelby.kyschools.us Time slots in increments of 2 hrs. are needed to be filled.

MLCHS Black Achievers Club News:

Any member of the MLCHS Black Achievers club that would like to attend the Children’s Day Rally at the State Capital Thursday January 14th needs to see Mrs. Jones for a permission slip. All forms must be submitted no later than Tuesday January 12th. No exceptions.

FAFSA Completion Night:

Thursday, January 14th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

The FAFSA Completion Night will be here at Collins High School in the Library. KHEAA and College Admissions Counselors will assist you in completing and submitting the FAFSA application! You need to bring the following: Most recent tax return, Social Security Number, Records of untaxed income, Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen). Please arrive no later than 6:00PM. See you there!

ART Calendars:

Parents/ Guardians,

The Art Department is selling Art Calendars, as a fundraiser, this year, 2016.

My Art I & Art II students have worked hard on their 1 and 2 point perspective drawings of various businesses throughout the Shelby County area, such as 6th & Main Coffee House, Old Stone Inn, Wakefield-Scearce, and many more.

Art Calendars are $10 each, with all funds raised going Directly to the Art Department, to purchase clay and sculpture equipment and materials. My goal is build the clay and sculpture program here at Collins into one that rivals the top 1% in the State of Kentucky. With your help, the community and the school district, we have a chance in doing that.

Calendars may be purchased in the front office, my classroom room 129, or by emailing me directly at matt.cockrell@shelby.kyschools.us.

Here is a listing of all students who have drawn for this calendar.

Jordan Akina (12th grade), Jake Griffin (10th grade),

Julianna Eldridge (10th grade), Malaysia Hardy (12th grade),

Juan Nuricombo (10th grade), Rachel Gordon (11th grade),

Emily Fields (11th grade), Mariano Tejeda (10th grade),

Keelee Fisher (10th grade), Alberto Bautista (12th grade),

Maliek Winfrey (12th grade), Seth Staples (10th grade),

Amelia Woolery (12th grade), Damon Parmenter (11th grade),

Rachel Everage (10th grade,) Paige Oldham (10th grade),

Garrett Will (11th grade), Emily Fields (11th grade) ,

Alex Parham (11th grade), Karla Galindo (12th grade),

Teresa Meza (12th grade), Evan Murray (11th grade),

Vincent Rossetti (10th grade), Runa Nagase (11th grade),

Isabella Trevino (10th grade), Lauren Fields (11th grade),

Damon Parmenter (11th grade), Samantha Ingram (12th grade) ,

Matthew Hershberger (11th grade), Meredith Gaither (10th grade),

Austin Jennings (12th grade), Evan Early (11th grade),

Jaclyn Hood (10th grade), Alaina Coleman (10th grade),

Samantha Richard (11th grade), Jaquill Medley (12th grade),

Hunter O`Neal (10th grade), Evan Ruff (11th grade), and

Deysi Gonzalez (11th grade)

Thank you all for your support,

Matt Cockrell

Art Teacher/ Head Girls Golf Coach

Martha Layne Collins High School

Go Titans!

2016 Reel Action Video Contest:

2016 Reel Action Video Contest

Deadline January 22, 2016 at midnight

I wanted to let everyone know that our Reel Action Video Contest is starting. This contest is for youth age 12-17 (18 as long as a senior in high school) where the youth make a 28 second PSA to combat underage drinking. You can access more information by going to the website www.reelactionky.com . Please distribute this to your contacts and encourage your youth groups to participate. These videos can be made by a single person or several students. There are great prizes to be won including certain videos will be selected to be played on MTV, BET, ESPN and other television stations. If you have any questions let me know. Many health, technology, and government teachers across the region have been using this as a grade for their students to show their creativity and get involved in doing something good for their community and school. Make sure students submit the video and answer the survey.

Don't forget about the Policy and Advocacy category (let lawmakers and school officials know about strengthening underage drinking laws) last year we had no entries for this category in which someone could have won.

Contact Craig Phillips for more information: (502)439-9325 or cphillips@sevencounties.org



With the weather we have had lately and the weather they are calling for this weekend I wanted to send a reminder out to everyone how to check and see if school is cancelled due to snow. Please click on this link that will take you to ways to find out if school is in fact closed due to snow. Have a great weekend!

Booster News:

Here is updated schedule for the Athletic Booster News. Please click on this link to view the wonderful information regarding raffles, sports schedules and much more! https://www.smore.com/fk3u

AP Registration Begins:

Students can now register for AP exams at www.totalregistration.net/AP/182400 and the deadline to register is February 5, 2016. The AP exams cost $97 a piece. Please see Mrs. Settles for more information or if you have questions.

Lunch in the Library:

The next lunch in the library will be on January 26, 2016. The topic will be on financial literacy tips for teens. Speakers Brandon Metts and Chase Roberts will be here during your lunch time to talk with you. Be one of the first 10 students to sign up and you will receive a free pizza and drink lunch. Please sign up with Mrs. Jones or Mrs. Redman in the library!

Parent Volunteers Needed:

The junior class is seeking for parents to help with sales of t-shirts during the lunch time next week. If you can help the junior class by selling t-shirts for PROM, please email Leesa Stivers at Leesa.stivers@Shelby.kyschools.us for more information. Lunch time is from 11:15am - 1:35pm. Thank you.

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk