District Update

MAY 21, 2020

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Welcome to summer

As we finished up the school year and Blackberry Winter moved on out, it is now starting to feel like summer. Even with social distancing in place, our teachers and students have enjoyed the many celebrations that allowed us to close out the school year and say goodbye for summer. We appreciate the parents, teachers, and students who helped make these past few months a success. Our blessings are many, but they start with a great school community that brings trust and support to every new challenge. For that, we can all be thankful.

Now that 2019-20 is behind us, we can turn our attention to the new school year. Yes, we know many questions linger around COVID-19, but we have set a course for the district that centers around HOPING FOR THE BEST AND PLANNING FOR THE WORST. As with any new initiative, we will survey the experts, consider best practices, include input from our school community, and define a plan (or plans) that will allow us to pursue our mission during the fall of 2020 with the same level of excellence you have come to expect. For now, let's enjoy some time either getting back to normal or figuring out what our new normal might be.


Each summer we ask parents to challenge their children to continue to read. This summer, that challenge has never been more important. PLEASE offer support and encouragement to your children to read throughout the summer. Making sure students have access to books, reading with younger students, or talking to older students about the books they are reading are all great ways to bridge the gap between school years.

To support the reading effort, we are building out a single page of resources on our website that will help parents guide summer reading for students in all grades. PLEASE LINK HERE (or below) and BOOKMARK this page. The content of this page will change throughout the summer as we add more resources.

Have a safe, healthy, and fun summer ... and join us in our focus on READING!


Visit this site regularly over the summer as we add new reading resources for you and your children.


OPENED MAY 6, 2020

If you have a child who will turn five-years-old before August 15, you can register for KINDERGARTEN now!

If you know families moving to the City of Maryville this summer, they too can register now!

All the details one might need to participate in NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION for 2020-21 can be found at this link:

Applications for PRE-K now open!

Maryville City Schools offers two voluntary pre-k programs - one at John Sevier Elementary and one at Foothills Elementary. This new location at FHE should be more convenient for many families living on the west and south sides of Maryville. LINK HERE for more details or contact Dr. Melanie Davidson via email at melanie.davidson@maryville-schools.org. We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.

congratulations graduates!


If you and your family would like to watch the 2020 MHS Graduation, please use the link above. The ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29th. Live coverage starts at 7:15 p.m. The rain date for this event is Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m.

TN DOE shout-out to seniors!

The TN Department of Education shared these video messages for seniors across the state. In a release from Commissioner Schwinn, she said "This class has overcome a lot to get here, and we want them to know we are proud of them and their accomplishments."
Tennessee Congratulates the Class of 2020!

----------LEADERS IN THE NEWS----------

In case you missed these announcements in The Daily Times or on social media, we wanted to share the names of these new team leaders at Sam Houston and Maryville High Schools.



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