The MCS District Update January
January 5, 2024
Dear MCS Families,
Welcome back! It's wonderful to have our students return to school this week, and we are diving right into the spring semester. Our high school students are essentially kicking off a fresh academic year with all new classes, and seniors are counting down the weeks to their commencement ceremony on May 10. Be sure to check out our Fine Arts Newsletter and athletic schedules for the upcoming months!
Of course, everyone is hoping for a snow day...or two. Please remember that any inclement weather school closures will be announced on our website, across our social media accounts, and broadcasted on local news stations.
Here's to an incredible spring term ahead!
THIS MONTH'S UPDATE CONTAINS:
- School Board Appreciation Week
- Inclement Weather Protocols
- Safety and Security Update
- Winter Cheer Clinic for Students in Grades K-7
- MCS Student Life....During Break
- Ready Graduate Updates
- Link to MCS Fine Arts Newsletter
- Gift Card Request
- MCSF Starlight Award Winners and Gala
- Important Upcoming Dates
- Child Find - January 2024
- WE ARE MARYVILLE -
SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION WEEK
January 22-26 is School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee! Please join us as we recognize and thank our incredible school board members who serve as a voice for public education and are committed to the students, families, and teachers in Maryville City Schools.
MCS INCLEMENT WEATHER PROTOCOL
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SAFETY AND SECURITY
As we mentioned before break, the Centegix CrisisAlert purchase was approved by our School Board, and over the last several weeks, the infrastructure has been installed in each building. We are continuing to work on the network configuration, and we will begin training staff soon. We hope to fully implement in February. We are so grateful to have this resource in place as we begin the spring semester.
MHS WINTER CHEER CLINIC
Students in grades K-7 have an opportunity to join the MHS cheerleaders and learn a cheer and dance to perform during halftime of the girls basketball game against Farragut on Friday, January 19. Each cheerleader present at the clinic will receive free admission into the basketball game against Farragut.
MCS STUDENT LIFE....DURING BREAK
We love sharing what our students are doing while school is in session, but we also enjoy hearing about their activities during break!
Escaping the Cold
Go Big Orange!
5th grader Paxton Roy celebrated the VOLS big win in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl and received a compliment on his gameday outfit from Coach Heupel.
Lights at Dollywood
MARYVILLE READY - GRADUATE CENTER
These next few weeks kick off big things in the Ready Graduate realm! Students in grades 7-12 will begin course registration for the 24-25 school year. Over the next several weeks, families will receive specific communication from MJHS and MHS with important dates and links to materials. Please review the information with your student and talk through areas of interest so they are prepared to select courses.
GIFT CARDS FOR SPOTLIGHT EVENT
Gift cards may be left in your school's front office or sent to the District Office. Thank you for your support and generosity!
MCSF ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS
MCS is excited to honor the Maryville City Schools Foundation Award winners at the 21st Annual Starlight Gala on March 1 at the Airport Hilton. Congratulations to David Rule, the Keller Family, and Christi Sayles! We are grateful for your partnership and service to our schools and community!
To learn more about the Maryville City Schools Foundation, please click HERE.
To purchase tickets to the Starlight Gala, please click HERE.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
January 15: Holiday - No School
February 19: Professional Development Day for Teachers and Staff - No School
March 7-8: Intervention & Enrichment - No School (unless your student is attending Intervention or Enrichment) Or, makeup snow day, if needed.
March 11-15: Spring Break - No School
March 29: Holiday - No School
May 10: Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony
May 17: Last Day for Students
May 21: Summer School Begins