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Collins High School

December 7, 2015


Martha Layne Collins High School

Midterm Exam Guidelines


Annually, high school graduates return to share their successes and struggles in their lives after high school graduation. A common theme shared revolves around how little they know about how to study or prepare for exams.

With EOC (end of course) assessments, students must learn to prepare for ‘final’ exams. Even after formal education ends, students will face times where preparation is required for an event where they must demonstrate proficiency. To this end, MLCHS teachers will give comprehensive midterm exams. The intent of a comprehensive midterm exam lies twofold:

  1. To see what learning the students have retained from the start of the school year to the present date.
  2. To teach students how to prepare for a comprehensive exam.


  • Midterms will be given over 3 days.
    • Wednesday, December 16th – 0,2,4
    • Thursday, December 17th – 1,6
    • Friday, December 18th – 3,5,7
  • We will NOT alter the schedule during midterm exams (regular bell schedule).
  • In the event of an unavoidable absence, teachers will place the name of the absent student on test and submit the test to the Main Office by the end of day on Friday, December 18th. Completed exams will be returned to the teacher’s box.
  • Teachers shall enter a ‘0’ in IC for those who are absent unexcused. The exam grade shall be entered and replace the 0 upon completion.
  • Teachers shall enter a ‘1’ in IC for those who are absent excused. The exam grade shall be entered and replace the 1 upon completion.
  • Students who miss a midterm shall attend one or more of the following make up sessions:
    • Monday, December 21st - 9am–12pm (Presentation Room)
    • Monday, January 4th – 3:25pm-4:25pm (Presentation Room)
  • Grades MUST be posted by 8am on Thursday, January 7th


  • Focus on completing current units and reviewing content aligned with Priority Standards covered prior to the Midterm Exam.
  • Any video must be a systemic part of instructional activities and aligned with Learning Targets. If you believe the need exists to show a video/movie, please email an administrator for prior approval. This does not include clips downloaded from instructional sources.

Zaxby's Fundraiser:

On Tuesday, December 8 from 4:00-8:00, our senior class is having a fundraiser at Zaxby’s. Please come out and help our senior class raise some money.

Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 7th

MAP Testing

Orchestra Concert 7:00 in PAC

Tuesday, December 8th

MAP Testing

CHS Admin. Meeting 9:00

Faculty Meeting- Share Fair in Cafeteria

NHS Adopt A Child 1st and 2nd Periods

BB Home vs Franklin Co.

GB at Anderson Co.

Wednesday, December 9th

MAP Testing

Thursday, December 10th

MAP Testing

Play- The Little Mermaid 9:00am, 1:00pm and 7:00pm

BOE Meeting 7:00

Friday, December 11th

Play- The Little Mermaid 1:00pm and 7:00pm

Science Data Team

GB and BB at Shelby Co.

Saturday, December 12th

National ACT Date

Play- The Little Mermaid 2:00pm

GB at Western Hills

Titan Theatre:

Titan Theatre presents The Little Mermaid. Show dates are December 10th (7PM), December 11th (7PM) and December 12th (2PM). Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling (502) 647-1160 or can be purchased at the door. $8 adults and $3 students.

Athletic Booster News:

Please click on this link to view the Lady Titan and Boys Basketball Schedules:


Scholarship Update:

Please click on this link to view scholarship update. https://www.smore.com/hbgks

Kroger Fundraiser For Band:

MLCHS Band Boosters is now participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Through this program Kroger corporation will donate funds to the Band Boosters just based on people registering and using their Kroger Plus card. This is a great way to help the Band Boosters raise funds with almost no effort on your part! Its costs you nothing and all you have to do is sign up! Please feel free to encourage others to sign up as well. There is no downside for anyone to do this, it simply adds to the amount Kroger donates to us.

Follow the provided link below for quick instructions to register your Kroger card with the MLCHS Band Boosters.


Youth Services Center Surveys:

Every couple of years the Youth Services Center is required to have survey's completed by both parents and students. Please click on the survey links below and help the Youth Services Center get valuable data for this grant cycle. Thank you.

Parent Survey:

Click here

Student Survey:

Click here

Deadline December 21,2015

TNN News:

Here is this week’s segment…


Have a great week!

Kindness Initiative Next Week:

Please feel free to jump on board and support our Kindness Initiative next week so that we finish the year strong.

Monday: Polar Express Pajama Day-Wear your PJ’s to school. Hot chocolate will be shared with all who leave to building that afternoon with the hope that those who receive will “pay it forward”.

Tuesday: Top Hat Tuesday- Wear a Santa Hat or any hat at all for that matter!

Wednesday: BE an ANGEL day- look for that opportunity to help another student, staff member, or friend

Thursday: Elf Yourself- Post your elf outfit on Twitter! #5daysofkindnessselfie @RChallengeMLCHS

Friday: Don’t be Ugly, Wear an Ugly Sweater!!!

Listen each day on the announcements for a motivating quote from a hero of kindness!

Be motivated, be loved, feel the peace, enjoy the cheer!

2016 Reel Action Video Contest:

2016 Reel Action Video Contest

Deadline January 22, 2016 at midnight

I wanted to let everyone know that our Reel Action Video Contest is starting. This contest is for youth age 12-17 (18 as long as a senior in high school) where the youth make a 28 second PSA to combat underage drinking. You can access more information by going to the website www.reelactionky.com . Please distribute this to your contacts and encourage your youth groups to participate. These videos can be made by a single person or several students. There are great prizes to be won including certain videos will be selected to be played on MTV, BET, ESPN and other television stations. If you have any questions let me know. Many health, technology, and government teachers across the region have been using this as a grade for their students to show their creativity and get involved in doing something good for their community and school. Make sure students submit the video and answer the survey.

Don't forget about the Policy and Advocacy category (let lawmakers and school officials know about strengthening underage drinking laws) last year we had no entries for this category in which someone could have won.

Contact Craig Phillips for more information: (502)439-9325 or cphillips@sevencounties.org

Torch Prep:

5-Week BOOTCAMP – Prepares for March Test on 3/1/16

@ Martha Layne Collins

Nine Total Sessions:

31 hours of Direct Training

TorchPrep Customized Study Plan

Guaranteed Results

Not Boring

Tuesdays: 1/26/2016, 2/2/2016, 2/9/2016, 2/16/2016, 2/23/2016 6PM - 9PM

Saturdays: 1/30/2016, OFF, 2/13/2016, 2/20/2016, 2/27/2016 10AM - 2PM

Early Registration Deadline: 1/19/2016


Job Opportunity:

McDonald's is hiring. They need workers 16 years old or older. Be sure to go to the McDonald's by CHS to apply.

Volunteer Opportunity:

We have a job opportunity board for our students. We are in need of a parent to help us keep it updated and looking nice. If you are interested in helping, please email Leesa Stivers at Leesa.stivers@Shelby.kyschools.us


Don’t forget to purchase a 2015-2016 Collins Yearbook before Christmas to receive an early-bird discount! They are currently $55 and the price increases to $60 after the first of the year. Orders can be purchased online at jostens.com or you can pick up an order form from the school office.

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)

Junior CERT ACT: January 6th

Junior CERT ACT: January 6th

Mark your calendars! Juniors will be taking one final practice ACT on Wednesday, January 6th. It is so important that our students put forth their best effort on this assessment! This practice ACT is given to help juniors prepare for the real ACT they will all take on March 1st. Chrome Books MUST be charged!

Project Graduation:

Attention all Junior and Senior parents and students the next Project Graduation meeting will be Thurs. Dec. 10th at 6:30pm at Collins High School in the Library . If you can’t make it but still want to be involved please contact Kendra Hayes at Kendra.hayes@shelby.kyschools.us

Family Resource and Youth Services Center

Leesa Stivers, Coordinator

Kendra Hayes, Clerk