Titan E-News

Collins High School

February 2, 2016

FCCLA Winners:

This past weekend MLCHS hosted Region 6 for FCCLA Star Events, where several teams competed and WON, earning the opportunity to continue on to State Competition this coming March!! One of those teams was our first CULINARY ARTS COMPETITION TEAM!! (: Where they had to prepare a 3 course meal for judges who are Culinary Professionals from our very own community! Way To GO TITANS!!!

SBDM News:

Collins will have a Special Called SBDM Meeting on February 4th at 4pm in the Library.

Collins is holding a parent seminar regarding career academies, early college, dual credits, and scheduling next Tuesday, February 2nd at 5:30 in the Performing Arts Center. Please feel free to attend. We look forwarding to further sharing with you these exciting opportunities.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow today. So that means he predicts that we will have an early Spring. Click here to view the Groundhog Website for Phil.

Also today is the 100th day of school!! Only a few more to go so keep striving and doing your BEST!!


Our school is going RED! Show your HEART to our students and community by supporting the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association will be here Wednesday and Thursday selling t-shirts for $10.00 in honor of the American Heart Association. If you buy a shirt then you get into the Collins basketball game on Thursday Night for FREE!! So be sure to wear your shirt on Thursday Night for a RED OUT and get in the game FREE! Let's show American Heart Association how much of a Big HEART Collins High School has!!

West Middle Girls Soccer Try-outs:

WMS girls soccer try-outs will be February 18th and 19th in the WMS gym until 5:30. You will need a current sports physical and will need to have clothes for both inside and outside.

Assignments on the Chrome Books:

Yes you read it right. Some teachers are posting homework assignments while school is out. Be sure to have your students log in and check for homework either in google docs or schoology!

February Scholarship Updates:

Please click on this link to view the Februrary Scholarships Updates through our College and Career Center. https://www.smore.com/3wnvv

If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Gorman at Maggie.Gorman@Shelby.kyschools.us .


The following students will be leaving at 11:15am Wednesday (2/3) and traveling to Louisville to participate in the KY Music Educators Association’s All State Choirs. They will be out of the building the rest of the week and will be performing a massive concert Friday night at 8pm in the KY Center’s Whitney Hall.

Sarah Donnell

Alana Fielding

Carysanne Fielding

Samantha Ingram

Ruthie Sangster

Ruthie Jo White

Ray Danicki

Connor Goodwin

Thomas Royse

Jake Tinney

AP Registration Ends SOON:

Students can now register for AP exams at www.totalregistration.net/AP/182400 and the deadline to register is February 6, 2016. The AP exams cost $97 a piece. Please see Mrs. Settles for more information or if you have questions.

We Want To Know!

We know so many of our students are doing great things in our community! So we want you to email us and tell us how you are volunteering in our community to help make a difference! We want to showcase you and applaud your efforts! Please email Leesa Stivers at Leesa.stivers@Shelby.kyschools.us

Science Class in Need:

I am looking to begin a collection of old pots and pans (preferably sauce pans), spoons, measuring cups & potholders that we can use for food labs in chemistry/science (as it is not preferable to make test tube rice krispies). If you have any old supplies like this laying around, I would love to take them off your hands! Please drop off donations to Leesa Stivers or email me at Leesa.Stivers@shelby.kyschools.us if you need me to pick the items up.

Thank you.

Green Dot:

February is Violence Prevention Month. Please click on this link to view all the questions and activities that you can participate in. There will be one winner a day and then a grand prize winner of a 40 inch TV. Good-Luck!


Want to paint a Valentine painting and help Project Graduation? Come learn how to do it, have fun and help support the class of 2016!

Come join us on February 5 at Centenary United Methodist church starting at 6pm. The cost is $30 per person. You must be over 13 to attend.

Your reservation must be turned in by Feb 3rd along with your payment. Please bring to the Kendra Hayes in the Youth Service Center or mail to Project Graduation Po box 1003 Shelbyville Ky. 40066 thanks for your support

Art Night:

Painted Stone Elementary School needs student volunteers on March 24, 2016 from 6:00pm -8:00pm ART Night

FFA Community Service:

Our FFA will be hosting a Can Food Drive for the Back Pack Program here in Shelby County. Please bring in pop-top can food items to your 7th period class. The class with the most pop-top can food items will win a pizza party! The can food drive will start on February 1st and end February 15th. Good-Luck

Parenting Website:

Need some helpful parenting tips? If Yes, then please click on this website to view some new and interesting articles on how to parent your student.



Junior Parents:

The Prom Committee is having a meeting Tuesday after school for any Junior parents who might be interested in helping out with Prom this year. Please come and see what all you can do to help out. If you can not come to the meeting, but still want to help, please email Ms. Dyche at Katherine.Dyche@shelby.kyschools.us


The General Scholarship application is now available in the guidance office. This application is used for all of the local scholarships that our community offers to the graduating seniors. Please make sure you complete your application soon. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Midkiff.

Spirit Wear:

Our Seniors are selling Spirit Wear. If you would like to see the options, please email Ms. Broughton at Julie.Broughton@Shelby.kyschools.us. We will be taking orders until the second week in February. Please stay tuned as well post the spirit wear on our next E-News.

PROM Prep Fashion Show:

Titan Buddies Present: PROM Prep Fashion Show!

Tuesday, February 2nd, starting at 7:00pm.

Cost is $3.00 per ticket

Come see all the new fashions for PROM and help out Titan Buddies while enjoying the show!

Tickets are available in room 249 (Ms. Liber)

A Message From Mrs. Stivers, The Principal From West Middle School:

Hello, WMS Parents! Wow, what a fantastic weekend! The weather was beautiful and warm! I hope you got a chance to enjoy that time with family! Tonight I wanted to share some items with you in regards to our recent Chromebook implementation! Tonight’s Principal Message focusing on being a responsible digital citizen.

As you saw in the video on the deployment days, being a responsible digital citizen is key to success. That stems not only using a school-issued Chromebook, but that addresses every use of technology any student or adult may have. Please know that we do have an aggressive filter in the school system. However, the filtering system does NOT follow the students home. So, the question you may ask yourself is how do you monitor student use of technology at home? And how can you guide your tweenager to be a responsible digital citizen? Here are some helpful tips I’ve learned as a mom of two teenagers and as a 7 year principal that I wanted to pass along to you! Hopefully, these tips might give you some ideas! Please receive them in the spirit they are being sent! I am just trying to keep kids safe and parents informed!

1) Require your child to access any technology in your presence. That way you can see what they are doing online.
2) Check with your wi-fi and internet service provider to see what filters you have in place. You can create super tight filters if you so desire.
3) When using social media (those sites are blocked at West but not necessarily at home) students need to make sure they are not sharing details that would give away their identity, age, or location.
4) If you allow your students to use social websites, friend or follow them so you can see their activity and their friend’s activities. Assume nothing. I specifically do NOT like Snap Chat or KIK. In fact, I don’t think many kids can navigate social media well. Let’s be honest, some adults don’t either. J FYI, Facebook is for “old people” and Instagram is the preferred app for our kids. J
5) Encourage students to NEVER correspond with a stranger. People who have unsafe intentions often pose as younger students and hang out in chat rooms.
6) Establish a time for students to turn off their technology (phone, Chromebook, laptops, iPads, eReaders, gaming systems). For example, 9:00 is a common time families share with me!
7) Regulate screen time. How much time do you want your child in front of a computer, gaming system, tv or cell phone? The amount of time increases with the number of devices.
8) Be able to get on your child’s devices by knowing their passcodes and credentials. You never know when you might need them.
9) Share with your child to never, ever, ever send inappropriate or questionable pictures of themselves to another person. That could result in some very negative outcomes and be shared with more than just the intended individual.
10) Never send profanity or harassing words to anyone in an email or text. Those types of messages are traceable and hanging out in cyberspace forever. Think before you hit send!

These tips are shared just to get your noggin thinking. This world is wide open when it comes to technology and I hope you will partner with the schools in keeping your child safe and well-informed! A digital footprint can last a life time and we sure want nothing to stand in the way of your child’s big dreams and big goals!
Have a great night!
Mrs. Stivers

Lorri Stivers, Principal

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk