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The Martha Layne Collins High School Parent Association is seeking nominations for a minority parent member to serve on the Site Based Decision Making Council for the 2015-2016 school year. Currently there is one minority seat available on the council. This seat is for a one year term beginning September 16th, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) meets monthly at the high school.

Deadline: All nomination forms must be received before 3:00pm on Friday, September 11th, 2015. Please return the completed nomination form to the front desk at CHS.

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 September 15th, 2015, from 8:00am to 4:00pm at CHS, as well as from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the LIFT Meeting to be held that evening at Stratton Center.

Persons may nominate themselves or another qualified individual.

Nominee Name________________________________________________________________________ Phone______________________________________________

Address of Nominee_____________________________________________________________________________

Names of children enrolled at CHS__________________________________________________________________________________

Nominated by:__________________________________________________________________________________

I accept the nomination and hereby certify that I am eligible to serve on the CHS 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:_____________________________________________________________________________

ChromeBook Deployment:

Parents! The time has arrived for the ChromeBook Deployment!! We are so excited that this opportunity is available for our students. Please click on this link to view how your student(s) can receive their ChromeBook. http://www.shelby.kyschools.us/News/20535.

We will see you all in a few weeks!

Employment Opportunity:

Abercrombie & Fitch is now hiring for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Please email at store11593@abercrombie.com for questions or go to www.ANFCareers.com.

The Simpsonville Fall Festivel Pagent:

Miss Simpsonville 2015

Simpsonville Gymnasium

108 Old Veechdale Rd
Simpsonville, KY 40067

Saturday, September 12, 2015

9:00 a.m.

Join us for the 2015 Miss Simpsonville Pageant for girls Ages 0 to 15!

$40 Entry Fee and the Deadline to register is Sept. 11th, 2015!

Please contact: Sharon at sharon.perkins@live.com

Heritage Elementary School Needs Volunteers:

Born Learning event is September 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm. It is for families of children 0-4 years old. I’m looking for student volunteers who can watch that age group and maybe some older siblings from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Mrs. Stivers.

Auditions for SCCT production of It's a Wonderful Life

Auditions for SCCT's production of It’s a Wonderful Life, by James W. Rodgers, are October 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the theatre. 20 people are needed: 9 men and 6 women of all ages, and 3 boys and 2 girls ranging in age from 9 to 13. No prepared auditions are required. The play is directed by Jack Wann. Performance dates are December 4-6 and 10-13, 2015.

Poster Contest:

The 2015 Poster Contest Recognizes Public Services. Please click on this link to view more information about the contest. https://personnel.ky.gov/Pages/PSRW-Poster-Contest.aspx

Club Rush:



The following information provides a brief description of the club activities available at CHS. The number in parenthesis indicates the class period the club is held. You’ll find the activities you choose will make your high school experience more enjoyable and effective. Tomorrow during lunch will be our club rush. During club rush students will be able to sign up for the different clubs that we have here at Collins High School. Please discuss with your students about which club they want to sign up for.

ART Club (3rd period)

Sponsors: Mr. Barriger and Mr. Cockrell

The Art Club exposes members to art related topics above and beyond the classroom and provides a setting which supports fellowship and growth in the visual arts. Members organize committees, plan activities for the year and listen to guest artist/speakers. Studio activities are determined by members and scheduled after school to provide ample time and space. Dues of $5.00 will be collected from every member by October to support purchase of supplies and T shirts for club events. Other possible financial obligations may include field trip expenditures however these items will be considered optional for each member.

Beta Club (8th graders meet 1st period/ 9-12th graders meet 2nd period)

Sponsors: Mr. Nichols and Mrs. Ruddy

Beta is a national service organization for sophomores, juniors and seniors who have a 3.0 GPA or better. The club stresses the values of leadership, scholarship, and service to the community. Membership is by invitation only.

Black Achievers (8th graders 1st period/ 9-12 graders 2nd period)

Sponsors: Ms. Jackson, Ms. Jones and Mrs. Hawkins

All students can participate

The Shelby County Black Achievers Program is an extension of the Louisville West Chestnut Street YMCA Black Achievers Association. The program is dedicated to providing ongoing career development and vocational guidance for minority youth.

FBLA (4th period)

Sponsor: Mr. Usellis

Future Business Leaders of America is a national organization for students who are enrolled in business courses. Its purpose is to provide students with leadership opportunities at school, at home, and in the community. Students are eligible to join FBLA if they are taking a business class this school year at either the high school or the technical school or took a business class last year. Meetings will be held at the technical school. Dues are $10.00.

FCA (7th period)

Sponsors: Ms. Canterbury, Mrs. Stacy and Ms. Settles

Open to all students

Fellowship of Christian Athletes supports the spiritual development of athletes and their supporters. We meet every Friday morning in the courtyard or gym depending on weather and the second week of clubs. There are no dues, but students will be given the opportunity to purchase t-shirts at a later date.

FFA (4th period)

Sponsors: Mr. Stephens

Being the largest youth organization in the world, FFA offers leadership and personal growth through participation in local, state and national events. FFA displays the diversity of agriculture and will serve as a solid foundation for furthering education or readiness for the workforce. Members must be enrolled in an agriculture class.

FCCLA (4th period)

Sponsors: Ms. Husley and Ms. Sparks

Students participate in personal, family, school, community and national projects. To join the club one must have taken or be enrolled in a vocational Family and Consumer Science class at the high school level.

Only open to students enrolled in Family and Consumer Science classes.

National Honor Society (7th period)

Sponsors: Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Terhune

National Honor Society is open to juniors and seniors only. This national organization honors academic achievement, and also works to foster the core qualities of leadership, character, and service. Sophomores that have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply for membership in the spring semester of sophomore year.

The Hispanic Achievers (2nd period)

Sponsors: Ms. Croak and Mrs. Bell

The Hispanic Achievers promotes college and career readiness with our Hispanic students, as well as promotes the Hispanic culture within our school. 8th graders must keep their grades at a C or higher and stay of the LOP list. Dues are $8 and include a T-shirt. Please pay your dues to Ms. Bell to join.

JROTC (2nd period)

Sponsor: Lt. Col. Gramig and Mr. Bethea

Available only to 8th graders. Purpose of the club is to teach kids about leadership and citizenship. During club time the kids will be involved in activities that will challenge their problem solving and decision making abilities. Each club member will be required to pay $5 toward the purchase of a club T-shirt.

Prom Committee (1 period)


The Prom Committee is open to any junior student that wish to help with ideals and fundraisers for PROM. There is no fee for the club.

Shelby Prevention Youth Club (SPY) (4th period)

Sponsors: Mrs. Graney and Mrs. Stivers

This club is open to all 8 – 12 grade students. The clubs mission is to help promote being alcohol, tobacco and drug free. There is no fee for this club.

Titan Nation Club (1st period)

Sponsors: Mrs. Rannells, Mrs. Purdom, Mr. Watts

For any student grades 8 – 12

Support the TITANS by being a member of TITAN NATION! Be involved and show YOUR TITAN SPIRIT! Join today! Your $15 membership fee will also include a member only Titan Nation T-shirt.

Create student section “themes”

Make posters & banners

Attend games and sporting events to support the TITANS

Organize tailgating activities

Organize and participate in pep rallies and assemblies

Student Council (1st period for 8th graders and 3rd period for 9-12 graders)

Sponsor: Ms. Shannon and Ms. Strothman

8th grade students can participate

The purpose of Student Council is to represent the interest and opinions of the student body and be their voice in the school and community. Goals are to enhance the educational and social environment within the school and to encourage personal growth.

Technology Student Association (TSA) (7th period)

Sponsor: Mr. Scrivener

For 9-12 grades. Chapter members are able to choose from over 60 different competitions that require engineering and technology know-how. Chapter dues are $25 which covers the student's affiliation charges; fundraising for state competition will be determined throughout the year

American Sign Language Club (6th Period)

Sponsor: Ms. Wimsatt and Dr. T.

The purpose of the American Sign Language Club is to raise awareness and cultivate an atmosphere about Deaf culture and American Sign Language. We encourage the use of ASL as a means of communication, consequently promoting unity with Deaf and hearing students.

Chess Club (2nd period)

Sponsor: Mr. McAfee and Mr. Cochrell

9-12th graders only

The purpose of the Chess Club is to give students the opportunity to learn Chess. Students will be able to learn the rules, the game and be able to compete with other chess players.

HOSA (7th Period)

Sponsor: Ms. Howell

HOSA is a club for future health professionals. Because it is aligned with the PLTW Biomedical Science curriculum, it is only open to students (9-12) in the Biomedical Science pathway. This year, we are focused on raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and will be competing at the state (and hopefully national!) conference in a series of health-related competitions.

Computer Program Club: (6th period)

Sponsors: Mr. Usellis

Grades 9-12

The club will work with basic computer programming including the following programs

Game Maker



Source Film Maker

Poetry Club (3rd period)

Sponsor: Ms. Fleming

8th – 12 grade

Cultural Competency (4th Period)

Sponsor: Ms. Fleming

Open to students in grades 9th-12th

The Book Club (4th period)

Sponsors: Mrs. Jones and Ms. Blair

The TRUE TITAN Club (6th period)

Sponsors: Ms. Blair and Mrs. Graney

Speech and Debate Club (6th period)
Sponsors: Ms. Bleuel

Young Republicans (2nd period)

Sponsors: Mr. Graham

Y-Club (3rd period)

Sponsors: Mr. Graham

Ultimate Frisbee Club (7th period)

Sponsor: Mr. Billings

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk