Maryville Junior High School

Daily Announcements

Thursday, April 8th - "B" Day

April

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16 Traditional, Digital, and Hybrid Learners

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Maryville City Schools Foundation Silent Auction - Be sure to check out the silent auction packages from MJHS. One lucky family will win dessert for a month! We are also offering a family sports package, and lunch with our principal. Visit Starlight2021.ggo.bid to place your bid.


Creative Writing Club - The Creative Writing Club invites anyone interested to meet in Room 308 from 3:30-4:15 on Thursday, April 8th. Digital learners may attend via Zoom. Please message Mrs. Bowen with any questions.


Spring Dance - Student Council is hosting a Semi Formal Spring Dance on Friday, May 7th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Smithview Pavilion for both 8th and 9th grade. Tickets are $20. We will enjoy Papa Johns Pizza, Chic-fil-A, and will have a DJ and our School Resource Officer present at the dance. Dress will be dressy casual to semi-formal, as this is not a school Prom. Tickets will be on sale in the library beginning Monday, April 26th. Students may not bring guests from other schools. Please contact Ms. Luttrell or Mr. Dunkel for more information.


MJHS Yearbooks - Yearbook are on sale for $40. These hard back books will feature stories and photos to document this historical year. Our yearbooks win yearly awards from Columbia University for outstanding journalism and photography. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the school code: 12906. You can also pick up an order form in the front office or library and give payment to Mrs. Luttrell.


Face Coverings - You will find face masks attached to bulletin boards, and in baskets throughout our school. Please feel free to take a mask if you need one. Just like Mr. Hicks says, "Rebels protect the weak and work to be strong." By wearing your mask, you are working to protect your family, friends, and teachers. Wear your mask and stay strong.

Testing Calendar

Please refer to the following testing calendar when making appointments for your student. Families with digital students should refer to the testing schedule listed under Digital Learners.
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Digital Learners

TNReady TCAP Testing - Due to the State of Tennessee requiring schools administer standardized testing and the need to administer these tests following strict protocols, all digital students will be required to report to Maryville Junior High School for testing on the dates below:


  • April 13 - ELA Subpart 1 Writing 8th Grade 85-minute assessment 9th Grade
  • April 20 - ELA Subpart 2 8th Grade 50-minute assessment 9th Grade
  • April 21 - ELA Subpart 4 8th Grade 50-minute and 45-minute assessments 9th Grade 95-minute assessment
  • April 22 - Math 8th Grade 40-minute assessment Algebra 1 8th/9th Grade 35-minute assessment Geometry 9th Grade 35-minute assessment
  • April 23 - Math 8th Grade 35-minute assessment Algebra 1 8th/9th Grade 50-minute assessment Geometry 9th Grade 50-minute assessment
  • April 26 - Math 8th Grade 50-minute assessment Algebra 1 8th/9th Grade 60-minute assessment Geometry 9th Grade 60-minute assessment
  • April 27 - Science 8th Grade 75-minute assessment Biology 9th Grade 75-minute assessment
  • April 28 - Social Studies 8th grade Subparts 1 - 50-minute assessment & Subpart 2 - 50 minute assessment; No Social Studies assessment for 9th Grade
  • April 29 - Make-up day


Families should plan to have their 9th grade students at Maryville Junior High School no later than 8:25 a.m. on testing dates, and 8th grade students no later than 11:00 a.m. Additional details for entering the building, testing locations and pick-up times will be provided later. Students will test with their digital class. Testing locations will be self-contained and allow students to socially distance (at least 6 feet) from one another, and masks will be required. Testing protocols require that students take each assessment in the same order as their grade level peers. Should a student miss or have an extended time accommodation, additional time at school will be required to complete the assessment. This will affect your students testing time (length of day at school) and their testing location. Please look for additional details after Spring Break, as we finalize plans for your student to take the TNReady TCAP test.


Digital Learner Materials & Technology Collection - Families with digital learners need to prepare to return all materials and technology to MJHS. Laptops (including plastic cover), hotspots, textbooks, and library books all need to be returned. Students can keep their computer chargers unless they do not plan to return to Maryville City Schools. If they will not be returning, please return the computer charger too. If you do not have the plastic cover that fits around your laptop, please tape a note to the outside of the laptop with your student's name on it. All items can be returned in the office May 17-20, between 8:10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Digital Attendance - Beginning on Monday, November 2nd, Digital Learners will be required to login to Canvas and complete the attendance link for each class, every day, by 10 am. By doing this, PowerSchool will generate a phone call that goes home each evening when students are marked absent. Families will then have a chance to address absences in real time. We are hopeful this change in our process will improve communication and support between Maryville Junior High School and families. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we adjust.


Digital Student Attendance Issues - Digital students, if you have been marked absent in one of your classes by mistake, please reach out to the teacher in that class to work through the attendance issue. As a reminder, attendance links must be complete by 10 a.m. each day in order to be counted present for a class.

Hybrid Learners

Hybrid students planning to walk to/from campus to attend their required classes must have written permission from a parent/guardian. Hybrid students entering the building during 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th period will need to check into school, in the main office, each day. All hybrid students must check out through the main office before leaving campus.

Traditional Learners

Traditional Students Who Are Currently Quarantined - Traditional students who are currently quarantined, this is a reminder to check your email daily and to log into Canvas daily for each course to complete work. Teachers will take attendance through completed assignments and Canvas Analytics. Digital Learning requires engagement every day in order to stay current in all of your classes.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and pinwheel gardens are planted throughout Blount County to raise awareness about Child Abuse Prevention. Throughout the month of April, New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center will have different activities and events going on. Please go to blountkids.org to find out about the activities for the month. It take a community to help to prevent child abuse!
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Supervised Study Hall

Morning - Room 220 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.


Afternoon - Library 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Family Resource Center Homework Assistance at Parkside - The Family Resource Center offers homework assistance to students living in Parkside, on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. For additional information, please see the following flyer. For more information, please contact the Family Resource Center at 865-982-6473.

Face Coverings- A mask mandate for grades 8-12 will go into effect when students return on January 5, 2021 and will remain in effect until school and community COVID trends are back to the levels seen in the first few months of school. The district will continue to monitor positive COVID cases and provide additional communication regarding the potential extension or expansion of mandatory masks. All faculty, staff, and students MUST wear face coverings while at school.



Face coverings (masks or shields) are required on the buses. Administrators will work with bus drivers to promote and hold accountable this expectation. Masks will be supplied on the buses for student use. Students with health concerns will work with school administrators for exemption of this expectation.

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FAQs

Q: Can my student switch to a different learning style?

A: The last opportunity to switch learning styles closed on March 5th. If an emergency situation should arise that would require an immediate change of instruction, do not hesitate to contact MJHS at (865)983-2070.


Q: We do not have WiFi. Can I apply for a hotspot?

A: Families may apply for a hotspot by using their cell phone to access the application at, https://www.maryville-schools.org/central-office/technology/wi-fi-initiative.


Q: My digital student wants to take the test to earn their Learner's Permit. How do we request a 1010 Form? Please email chris.jenkins@maryville-schools.org to request a 1010 Form. Students must be passing their classes and have good attendance. 1010 Forms will be mailed to digital students.


*Traditional students will continue to sign up for a 1010 Form in the Attendance Office.

Q: How does my Digital, or Hybrid student check out books from the MJHS Library

A: The library is open and ready to check out books. Whether you are a traditional or digital learner, we can connect you with something to read.

  • Traditional learners can come in with a class, or on their own.
  • Digital learners can contact Mrs. Luttrell via email or phone call to let her know what books they want to check out. The library staff will have them ready in the front office.


Students can access the library system three ways:

  • Click on the MJHS Destiny app on your laptop
  • Go to Class Link and locate the Destiny icon
  • Follow this link to Destiny.


Login with your username/password.


We also have Digital books and audio books that can be downloaded to a phone or iPad. Please see the following instructions.


When you check out a digital book through Destiny, they will show up in your Destiny Read app for 2 weeks.


Q: What does my student need to do in order to return to school after COVID-19?

A: All returning students (with a COVID-19 positive diagnosis or close contact isolated) will be re-admitted through the school clinic and asked several health questions to confirm the absence of symptoms. Please see the nurse, in the school health clinic, before proceeding to other areas of the school. As a reminder, the school health clinic is now located on the first floor. From the back entrance to the school, take the first hallway to the left, and the clinic is in the first room on the left. To reach the clinic from inside the school, pass the cafeteria and take the hallway to the right, the clinic is in the first classroom on the left.


Q: How does my student use Destiny to check out books?

A: Video 1 - Introduction

Video 2 - Collections

Video 3 - Ebooks and audio books

Video 4 - Holding a book and more


Please contact Mrs. Luttrell for more information!

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