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Collins High School

January 4th, 2016

Welcome Back Titans! We are so glad that you are back with us ready to learn!!

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

Junior CERT ACT: January 6th

It's almost here! Juniors will be taking one final practice ACT on Wednesday, January 6th. It is so important that our students put forth their best effort on this assessment! This practice ACT is given to help juniors prepare for the real ACT they will all take on March 1st. Chrome Books MUST be charged!

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.

Girls Lacrosse:

Girls Lacrosse season will officially begin on January 5th! Coach Boone is hosting MANDATORY team meetings at 6pm on both January 5th and January 7th in the MLCHS Presentation Room. You do not need to attend both meetings, but it will be required that you or a parent attend ONE of them. Paperwork and important information will be distributed at that time and must be returned before practice begins on January 11th. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Coach Boone



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.


Don’t forget to purchase a 2015-2016 Collins Yearbook before Christmas to receive an early-bird discount! They are currently $55 and the price increases to $60 after the first of the year. Orders can be purchased online at jostens.com or you can pick up an order form from the school office.

Senior Yearbook Ads- If you are wanting to purchase a Senior Yearbook ad, the due date is February 1st. Space is limited so these ads are on a first come-first served basis. Order forms are available in the school office or you can send all information in a sealed envelope to school office attention Yearbook.

1/4 page ads are $30

80 word limit for personal message

2 pictures (prefer pictures submitted on a flash drive/cd)

1/2 page ads are $60.

100 word limit for personal message

up to 4 pictures (prefer pictures submitted on a flash drive/cd)

Old Yearbook Clearance Sale:

Old Yearbook Clearance Sale

25 Yearbooks Available from 2012

15 Yearbook Available from 2014

$10.00 per book - to reserve yours today, please email Kevan Brown at Kevan.Brown@shelby.kyschools.us


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!

8th Graders:

Be sure to get on Infinite Campus to see which rotation you will be going to on Jan. 5th.

Shelby County Area Technology Center News:

Parents: If your student goes to the Area Technology Center, then please click on this link to view their news.


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.

Cafeteria Charges:

Titan Nation let’s start the New Year off right with no cafeteria fines. We are asking that if you have a fine, let’s pay it off on January 5th so we can start the New Year off right!

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!

Project Graduation:

Project Graduation will be holding a planning meeting on Jan. 7th for all junior/senior parents and students. The meeting will be held at Collins High School in the Library at 6:30pm. For more information please contact Kendra.hayes@shelby.kyschools.us

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

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk