Titan E-News

Collins High School

March 15, 2016





ATTENTION: Parents of students currently in grades 8-11

FROM: Michael S. Clark, Principal

The Martha Layne Collins High School Parent Association is seeking nominations for a parent representative to serve on the Site Based Decision Making Council. Currently, there is a one year term beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. The Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) meets monthly at the high school.

Deadline: All nomination forms must be received before 3:00pm on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016. Please return this completed nomination form to the front desk at MLCHS or by email to Leesa Stivers at leesa.stivers@shelby.kyschools.us. Please call (502)647-1160 with any questions.

Qualifications: A parent council member shall be a parent, step parent, foster parent, or legal guardian of a student who will be in the 9th through 12th grade attending CHS during the council member’s term of office. A parent is ineligible if he/she is an employee or a relative of an employee (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law) of CHS or the district central office. A parent is also ineligible if he/she is a local school board member or the spouse of a local school board member.

The election will be held on Thursday, March 17th at MLCHS, from 8am to 10am (front office) and again from 4pm-7pm (large gym).

Persons may nominate themselves or another qualified individual.

Nominee Name________________________________________________________________________

Address of Nominee_____________________________________________________________________________


Names of children enrolled at MLCHS_______________________________________________________________________________

Nominated by:__________________________________________________________________________________

TERM: 2 year, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018

I accept the nomination and hereby certify that I am eligible to serve on the MLCHS SBDM Council. I will attach a photo (if available) and a short biography (no more than 2 paragraphs). I understand this information will be shared with the voters during the election.

Signature of nominee:_____________________________________________________________________________

Scheduling Update: MARCH 17th, 2016

MLCHS would like to invite 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade families to parent/teacher scheduling night from 4 to 7pm on Thursday, March 17th. Parents and students will be able to discuss scheduling options for the 2016-2017 school year. Counselors, administrators and teachers will also be providing detailed information about innovations, early college and dual credit in the theatre starting at 5:30pm that same night. Information regarding these exciting opportunities can also be found on our school’s website under the Register Now link (Click Here). We look forward to seeing our Titan Families between 4 and 7pm on the 17th of March.

College and Career Scholarship News:

Please click on this link to view the updated news from our College and Career Center.


Project Graduation Fundraiser:

Project Graduation is holding a fund raiser at Renaissance Fun Park this Sunday March 13th from 3-6pm. Tickets are $20 and they are for unlimited use of mini golf, Laser tag and Go Karts. Mrs. Hayes has tickets for sale in the YSC or you can email her at Kendra.Hayes@shelby.kyschools.us Great event for clubs, scout troops or a family get together. All proceeds will go back to PG for buy prizes to be given away the night of the May 28th.

Athletic News:

Please click on this link to view the latest update of the E-News.


Titan Tutors:

Attention Collins Titans! Southside has openings for the Titan Tiger Team Mentor Program! You will be matched with a Southside student as a reading mentor. This mentor program is Monday – Thursday from 7:00AM-8:00AM at Southside Elementary. Just pick a day and sign up! You must have a ride to Southside and then to Collins the morning you would like to volunteer and you also MUST be able to commit to coming on your day(s) until May 9th. Our students look forward each week to seeing their mentor and are always disappointed if you can’t make it. You will receive an hour of volunteer time each time you come to Southside. Mrs. Burkhardt, our Principal, will also be willing to write recommendations for college or career based on service. If you have any questions about the program please contact Beth Cathcart at 502-633-6082 or beth.cathcart@shelby.kyschools.us.

Please use the link below to sign up!


Thank you!

Project Graduation:

Project Graduation will be holding an E-Cycle event on Sat. March 19th from 9-12 in front of Wal-Mart. Look for the Bluegrass E-cycle truck. Items accepted our computers, monitors, LCD tv’s, cell phones. Ink cartridges, small appliances (toaster, microwaves). So get your spring cleaning down early and help Project Graduation!!!!

Art Night:

Painted Stone Elementary School needs student volunteers on March 24, 2016 from 6:00pm -8:00pm ART Night. Please come see Leesa Stivers if you would like to volunteer.

Volleyball Skills Clinic

Every Wednesday in March at Collins HS

6:00-7:30 5th/6th graders

7:30-9:00 7th/8th graders

$10 donation per session per player suggested (all proceeds will go to the Titans Volleyball program). Please contact Cary Clark @ 502-744-6193 with any questions.

Prom Tickets:

Prom Tickets are now on sale in the main office. They are $35.00 a piece.

March 18th is the last day to turn in guest Prom forms for Prom. Please turn these into the main office.

If you are a junior parent and would like to come in during lunch to sell PROM tickets please contact Ms. Ryan at 647-1160 or email Leesa Stivers @ Leesa.stivers@Shelby.kyschools.us

House of BOOM After Prom Party:

Shelby Prevention will be hosting an after Prom party at The House of BOOM for any junior or senior. This event is FREE! However, before you can attend this free event, you must have a parent permission slipped signed. Mr. Aylmer with Shelby Prevention has brought us some and you can pick them up in the main office, Mrs. Graney's Office or Mrs. Stivers' office. Also if any parents would like to volunteer for this event, please call Mr. Aylmer with Shelby Prevention at 502-437-0491 or email him at SaylorAylmer.Shelbyprevention@gmail.com. Thank you.

Used Cardio Equipment:

Collins High School is looking for any used Cardio Equipment. So if you have a treadmill that is used more for laundry than for walking, please considering donating it to Collins High School PE and Athletic Department.

Employment Opportunity:

Shelby County Public Schools is now hiring for Substitute Teachers.


Relate and work well with children

64 College Hours

Acceptable background check

Pass a physical


Part time work

Pay is $85.00 a day.

Apply Today!!!

For more information please call 502-633-2375 or apply online at SCPS's website at www.shelby.kyschools.us, go to employment, then click on the Online Application!

What are you waiting for? Get started today!

Little Caesar's Pizza:

Little Caesar Pizza is now hiring. Please stop by the Youth Services Center and grab an application!

Jobs For The Youth!!!

UPS will provide jobs to more than 100 young people in the SummerWorks program this summer through a public-private program designed also to keep them on track to finish high school and go on to college. There will be several major companies that will hire SummerWorks youth for the first time this summer, including Humana and Kindred Healthcare.

UPS this summer will employ high school juniors, as young as 17, to work at its Worldport shipping hub. In their senior year, the students will be able to transition into the School-to-Work program, where students attend high school in the morning, work at UPS later in the day and take college courses. After graduating high school, students have an opportunity to stay employed with UPS and be part of the Earn & Learn or Metropolitan College programs, which pay their college tuition while they work part-time at UPS.

In addition to UPS, other businesses returning this year to hire SummerWorks youth include the Belle of Louisville, GE, GlowTouch Technologies, Harland Clarke, Louisville Urban League, Louisville Zoo, Norton Healthcare, Speedway, Thorntons and YMCA of Greater Louisville.

The SummerWorks program not only offers our students a real-world application of the skills and training they’re receiving in the classroom, but it allows them to earn critical job experience and networking tools so they can graduate prepared, empowered and inspired to reach their full potential.

A new website, www.summerworks.org, has been created, making it easier for employers to sign up to hire, and for young people to register for a summer work opportunity.

This program is a great way to expose youth to the working world, and to help promote the growth and expansion of our Louisville Community.

Verná Goatley, Executive Administrator

Louisville Metro Dept. of Economic Development


444 South Fifth Street, Suite 600, Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-1141



History Camp This Summer:


2016 History Camp is Here!​

For kids 7-12 years old

It’s that time again! The Shelby County Historical Society is excited to announce our 2016 History Camp. This year’s camp is to be held at Red Orchard Park. The theme is the Civil War Era in Kentucky. Campers will experience what it would have been like to live between 1850's-1860's. The dates for this year’s camp are June 7, 8, and 9. Things will get started at 8:15 am in the morning and end by 2:30 each day. Registrations must be received by May 24, 2016. If you have any questions, please feel free to email John Graham at:

atjgraham57@bellsouth.net or if you like, you may phone me at 502-641-0772.

Look forward to seeing you and your child!

PDF Link for Registration Form:


Camp Hi-Ho:

Camp Hi-Ho is located at 5915 Aiken Road and is now accepting registration for their summer camps. Below is the link to the Camp Hi-Ho website that has all of their camp offerings, dates and prices.

Camp Hi-Ho Link:


Green Dot Winner:

February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the Green Dot violence prevention program hosted a month-long campaign at Shelby County High School and Martha Layne Collins High School to build awareness for dating violence and all forms of power-based personal violence. Students were encouraged to participate in activities each day that would engage them with questions or actions to promote a climate of school safety. Daily prizes were awarded to students who participated in the campaign’s activities, and one student was selected to win the grand prize, a 40-inch TV. The grand prize winner of February’s Green Dot campaign was Noelle Thompson, a sophomore at Martha Layne Collins High School.

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, a part of KentuckyOne Health, Inc. , is funding the implementation of Green Dot into Shelby County Public Schools through a grant from Catholic Health Initiatives to reduce violence in our community. Green Dot’s curriculum for high school focuses on bullying, dating violence, and sexual assault. This is the first year for Green Dot in Shelby County, and over 400 students have already participated in the Green Dot bystander training. Anyone wanting more information about Green Dot can visit their official website, livethegreendot.com, or follow the local Green Dot accounts, @GreenDotShelby, on Twitter or Instagram.

Congratulations Noelle Thompson!

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 15th

Kuna Field Trip – Graham

KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (PAC)

ACT Make Up Day for Juniors (NO BELLS)

Admin Team Meeting Conference Room, 9am

Baseball Freshman at Home vs. Shelby Co, 5:30pm DH

Lacrosse Girls Away at N. Oldham, 5:30pm

Softball Away at CAL, 6pm/7:30pm

Tennis Girls at Home vs. S. Oldham

West Boys Soccer vs. N. Oldham at MLCHS, 5:30pm/6:45pm

Wednesday, March 16th

KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (PAC)

Lacrosse Boys Away at S. Oldham, 6pm

Lacrosse Girls at Home vs. Presentation, 5:30pm

SBDM in Conference Room, 4pm

Softball at Home vs. Mercy, 5:30pm/7pm

Boys and Girls Tennis Away at N. Oldham

Volleyball Skills Clinic – 6pm (5th/6th Grade), 7:30pm (7th/8th Grade)

Thursday, March 17th

KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (PAC)

Baseball Freshman Away at Spencer Co, 5:30pm DH

Baseball Home Fairdale, Varsity 6pm and JV 8pm

Reading Gala Checkout During Titan Time

Softball Freshman Away at Bullitt East, 6pm/7:30pm

West Girls Soccer at Oldham Co.

Scheduling Night for 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Grades 4-7pm

Innovations, Early College, Dual Credit Meeting for Parents in PAC 5:30pm

Friday, March 18th

Baseball Freshman Away at Trinity, 5:30pm DH

Baseball Home Franklin Co, Varsity, 6pm and JV 8pm

Gramig Field Trip to Painted Stone, 8:30-10:30am

GRIT will meet with 10th/11th/12th Graders

JCTC Compass Test for Seniors, 1pm

Lacrosse Girls at Home vs. Oldham Co, 5:30pm

Seniors, Prom Safety Awareness

Softball Away Meade Co. Tournament (TBA)

Boys and Girls Tennis at home vs. Shelby Co.

Track Away at CAL

ECE Meeting in War Room 8:00am

Saturday, March 19th

Baseball Away at Scott Co, Varsity Only 11am, Varsity vs. Oldham at 1pm

Baseball Freshman at Home vs. Oldham Co, 12pm DH

Softball Away at Meade Co. Tournament (TBA)

Softball Freshman at Home vs. Nelson Co, 12pm/1:30pm

Boys and Girls Tennis at Home vs. Gallatin Co.

Project Outreach Monthly Meal Community Dinner, Sunday, March 20th:

Community Dinner Every

Fourth Sundays, 4:00 pm


Stratton Community Center

215 Washington Street

Shelbyville, KY 40065

Open to the Public


Other upcoming dates are:

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 29

Sunday, June 26

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 30

There are no requirements to attend; just show up and eat. On occasion we have clothing and toiletries available as well.

"Straight Outta Collins" T-Shirt

Students who ordered the "Straight Outta Collins" t-shirts but didn't pay can pick them up in room 242. Limited extra shirts are for sale in Room 242.

Wendy Phillips Memorial Scholarship:

Applications for the Wendy Phillips Memorial Scholarship are now available for seniors that plan to major in the life sciences in college. Please pick up an application from Mrs. Jones in t he library.


The upcoming play GREASE will be starting on April 15th, 6:30 with the dinner and show, play starts at 8:00pm. The cost for this night is $25.00 a person. Other nights of the play are April 16, April 22 starting at 7:00pm and April 23 at 2:00pm The cost for these nights are $10.00 an adult and $5.00 a student.

Way To Go Devin McCarthy!!

Today, Devin McCarthy went to FBLA regional competition and placed 2nd in game programming. Devin is the only student from our school to attend the competition this year.

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk