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8th Graders Please Come to Collins High School Tonight and Pick Up Your ChromeBooks! 5:00pm- 8:00pm

January 13th, 2016

FAFSA Completion Night

We will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Night this Thursday, January 14th from 5:00-7:00PM in the MLCHS library. Financial aid experts will be on hand to help you and your student complete the FAFSA and answer any questions you may have. If your senior is planning to attend college next year, your student must complete the FAFSA!

Before you arrive to the event, we ask that you create an FSA ID to help the application process go faster: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid

We also ask that you bring the following materials:

  • 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!

If you have any questions, please let Ms. Gorman know: maggie.gorman@shelby.kyschools.us

Chrome Books for Middle School Students Tonight:

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 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.


Are you a 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.


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!

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

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!



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:

Please click on the link to get information on purchasing a raffle ticket to win a 35qt. YETI cooler, ordering a Legacy Brick, sports schedules and much more!


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.

Senior Yearbook Ads:

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)

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.

Collins High School 2nd Annual Disney Princess Cheer Clinic:

Please join us for Collins High School 2nd annual Disney princess cheer clinic! Review and forward the attached flyer to anyone you feel would be interested! The kids had so much fun last year!

Pre-register by January 19th to guarantee a tshirt!

Saturday January 30th at 3:30

$35 includes clinic, pizza, tshirtnd entrance into the basketball game that night!

Parents pick their kids up at half time!!

Vex Robotics Champions:

Our Vex Robotics students were named Tournament Champions this weekend at the competition held at MLCHS. This earns them a spot in the State Competition. Mr. Oltman has done an outstanding job of developing our Vex Program. Congratulations Mr. Oltman and our Vex students.

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.

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk