Titan E-News

Collins High School

February 16, 2016

Junior Parent Breakfast TOMORROW:

The new date is Wednesday, February 17th, the counselors and the Youth Services Center will be hosting a Parent Breakfast for junior parents in the morning from 8AM to 8:45AM. Topics will include what it means to be College and Career Ready, how to help your student prepare for the ACT, steps to take before your student becomes a senior and information about how your student can earn college credit through the Early College Program. Hardee’s will be be providing your complimentary breakfast and the meeting will take place in the Collins Library. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning!

Titan UP for the ACT Juniors!

Juniors: Please join us for Titan Up for the ACT next Wednesday, February 17th from 3:30-6:30. Students will learn test taking tips and strategies to use on the March 1st ACT. This event is free to all juniors and dinner will be provided at the end. Please email Ms. Gorman if you have any questions or to see if your student has signed up: maggie.gorman@shelby.kyschools.us

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.

NTI (SnowGO) Plan:

Whenever snow is in the forecast from this point forward, there is always a possibility that we will be implementing a NTI (SnowGo) Day for students and teachers. If the district decides to implement the plan, media outlets will indicate it as “Shelby County Public Schools will be operating under the SnowGo Plan. There will be no classes on campus.” Meaning there will be school work and learning going on from 9:00am - 2:00 through the Chromebooks on Schoology. Please click on this link to view more information regarding the SnowGO plan.

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 .

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! The next Green Dot Training will be held on March 8th from 3:20 - 7:00pm. Dinner will be provided. See Mrs. Stivers to register.

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.

Spirit Wear

Seniors are still selling Spirit Wear. Please click on this link to view all your options.

Celebrate Your Achievement:

Graduation is around the corner and we have you covered for all your graduation needs.

Check out our graduation product checklist and make sure you are covered:

Cap & Gowns
Graduation Announcements

More Information
Please visit www.Balfour.com for more information and make sure to celebrate your achievement!

Athletic Booster News:

Please click on this link to view Booster News. https://www.smore.com/fk3ub

Recycle for Project Graduation:

Take your aluminum cans, copper, brass, steel, any metals, appliances, power tool batteries and Christmas lights to

Midwest Metals

40 Windhurst Way

Shelbyville, Ky

Tell them when you drop your stuff off during normal business hours that it’s for Project Graduation class of 2016.

This promotion will run until the end of April. Thanks for your support.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 16th

Compass Testing

Faculty Meeting/ Committee Meetings

BB Home vs N. Oldham

Torchprep 6:00-9:00 in Presentation Room

Wednesday, February 17th

Jr. Parent Breakfast (CCR Discussion)

Compass Testing

SBDM Meeting 4:00 in Conference Room

Titan Up for the ACT 3:30-6:00 in the PAC

Thursday, February 18th

Compass Testing

ECE ACT Blitz 9:30-1:30

Friday, February 19th


GB Home vs Wayne Co.

Senior Luncheon for Staff in Presentation Room

Saturday, February 20th

Dance to State Competition

Torchprep 10:00-2:00 in Presentation Room

Grandparent Raising GrandchildrenMeeting:

The KIPDA (Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency along with the Family Resource and Youth Services Center, and OVEC Head Start-Early Head Start is hosting a Grandparent Raising Grandchildren meeting. On February 18th either 11:00 am or 6:00pm at the Shelby Co. Cooperative Extension Office. A light meal/refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance by calling Beth Cathcart at 633-6082.

National Honor Society (NHS):

Sophomores eligible for National Honor Society have all received applications. Completed applications need to be returned to Mrs. Jones in the library by Friday, March 4th. This is a strict deadline, and late applications will not be accepted. If you have further questions, please contact Mrs. Jones at Ext. 1282.

Co-op Job Opportunity:

Blaze Products is looking for someone to co-op for about 20 hours a week and complete daily office task. Please contact Cindy Foster at 633-0650 ext. 216 or email her at c.foster@blazeproducts.com.

West Middle Boys Soccer Tryouts:

Tryouts: February 16th – for 6th graders only 3:45 to 5:45

February 17th – for 7th and 8th graders only 3:45 to 5:45

February 22nd – for everyone who made the first cut 3:45 to 5:45

For tryouts you will need a current physical, size 5 soccer ball, tennis shoes (make sure to bring in case we are in the gym), shin guards covered with soccer socks, water bottle, and cleats - if you have them. If it is above 32 degrees and not raining then we will try to have tryouts outside so please dress accordingly. If we cannot go outside then we will have tryouts in the gym. Everyone is responsible to have a ride here by no later than 5:45.

The final team will be announced after try outs February 22nd. Everyone who made the team will practice after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays – maybe even a few Fridays. Practice will begin February 23rd. There will be a mandatory parents meeting Tuesday March 1st , @ 5:30 in the cafeteria please mark your calendars – every player has to have a parent at the meeting.

The season will begin with the week of the March 14th. The conference tournament will be the first week in May hosted by South Oldham. Once the season begins we will play every Tuesday and Thursday and practice Mondays – maybe a Friday if needed. There are no games or practices scheduled for Spring Break.

If you have any questions please feel free to call 633-4869.

Leigh Bailey

WMS Boys Soccer Coach

Lost and Found:


We now have a Lost and Found table set up out in the hallway by the main office. Please have your student stop by and check out the items on the table. You are also more than welcome to come in and look through the items as well. But please only take what belongs to you!

Thank you

Girls' Golf:

Those girls in grades 8-11 who are interested in playing on the Collins HS Girls Golf Team, there will be an informational meeting Wednesday, February 24th at 4:00pm in Mr. Cockrell`s classroom, room 129.

SCPS Early College Opportunities:

SCPS Early College Opportunities

Parent Meeting

February 22nd 6:00 PM

The Blair Center at Southside Elementary

Band Booster Fundraiser:

Get ready for tournament time/ March Madness & stock up on pizza kits!

We’re raising money for Collins High School Band Boosters. Our fundraiser run's from February 16th through March 1st.

It’s time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Caesars Pizza Kits! Have them on hand for quick dinners, parties or entertaining! We are asking that everyone sells to help us reach our goal.

Check out information for online ordering on the Collins Band website (click link below) or contact your favorite Collins Band member!


Track and Field:

The official first day of practice for Track and Field will be Wednesday, February 17th. This for High School and Middle School; distance, sprinters and field. Practice will be at the Collins Track and will run from 4:00 to approximately 5:00. You must have an up to date athletic physical on file with the school to participate, blank forms can be picked up in the front office. Attendance will be mandatory if you wish to participate in Track or Field in any way. Please see Coach Roberts or Coach White with any questions.

There will also be a parent informational meeting on Saturday February 27th at 1:00pm in the Collins HS Auditorium. Parents and runners should plan to attend.


The senior class is hosting another staff luncheon as a fundraiser Friday, February 19th. We are asking parents to bring the following based on your last name:

A-H dessert

I-Q vegetable/side dish

R-Z two liters, water or tea

Main dish will be provided.
Please email Melissa Goodlett at mel.goodlett@gmail.com and reply with what you are bringing. Please have items to the office by 10:30am Friday morning.

Titan Tutors:

Beginning in March, Titan Tutors will start back again! Titan Tutors at the beginning of March—7:15-8:00 M-TH—You can pick the day of the week that fits their schedule best. Please email Leesa Stivers at Leesa.stivers@shelby.kyschools.us, the day of the week you want to go so we can notify Southside Elementary School that you will be coming to tutor!

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk