This Week at MHS

Here's what is happening November 16th - 20th

MHS Parents and Students,

Our incredible cafeteria staff proudly presents Thanksgiving Lunch this Tuesday. There is a special schedule that day that can be found below. On Wednesday we will not have break to provide enough preparation time. Delicious!


The Fall State Testing window begins December 1st, right after we return from Thanksgiving break. Students that are currently enrolled in English 2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and United States History. Please reference the calendar on our school website to see the dates for these tests. Due to the paper format provided by the state, all students -including digital- will be required to test at MHS. During this same time frame, students who are taking a State or Local Dual Credit course will also be taking their exams.


Final exams for MHS classes will be December 14th and 15th.


According to our latest SCOIR data, 54% of students in our senior class have applied to at least one college. 20% have already been accepted! Awesome job! Seniors: don't forget to request your transcript via your school SCOIR account once you've submitted a college application.


All current 12th graders received the November issue of the MHS Scholarship Newsletter in their email inboxes on Friday, November 13. There are a few scholarships with deadlines quickly approaching. The PEO Scholarship (deadline 11/18/20) recognizes a high achieving, female student with evidence of volunteer work. The Blount County Martin Luther King, Jr Scholarship (deadline 11/20/20) acknowledges community service and requires a 500-word essay. Please refer to the Scholarship page on the MHS School Counseling Canvas site for more information.


General Admission Tickets for this Friday's football game will go on sale Tuesday afternoon on GoFan.co. All tickets for playoffs game will all be sold electronically the week of the game. All tickets are for general admission and no specific seat in the stands. We ask all fans to simply sit in a seat that is not taped off in yellow and black. Best of luck to our Rebel Team as they enter the semifinals!


Wishing you a great week!


Reminder - it is expected that all students will wear face coverings before school, during passing periods, at break, and any other times that social distancing cannot occur.

Black and White Dance

Although we were looking forward to hosting the Black and White dance for our students in December, MHS administration has made the difficult decision to cancel the event. This decision was based on the number of active Covid cases, the number of students quarantined, and the risk of potential exposure on family gatherings during the holiday season. We hope to plan future events for our students during this school year when the risk of exposure is minimized.

DECISIONS FOR SECOND SEMESTER

Any student/family (whether traditional, hybrid or digital right now) who wishes to begin the second semester as a digital or hybrid student MUST contact your school counselor by 3pm on Tuesday, November 24th. If we do not hear from your family by this date and time we will move forward as though your student(s) will be served in the traditional format. This ensures enough time to make any necessary changes to student and teacher schedules prior to Winter Break. Please remember that in the second semester (January through May), the only opportunity to make a change from digital to hybrid or vice-versa will be at Spring Break. Students will be expected to remain in their chosen mode of instruction for a complete nine weeks.

Monday, November 16th - B DAY

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally

Tuesday, November 17th - A Day - Thanksgiving Lunch in Cafeteria! SPECIAL BELL SCHEDULE

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally



8:25-9:58 First Period

10:05-11:30 Second Period

11:35-1:45 Third Period and Lunch

A LUNCH

Lunch 11:30-12:00

Class 12:05-1:45

B LUNCH

Class 11:35-12:05

Lunch 12:05-12:35

Class 12:35-1:45

C LUNCH

Class 11:35-12:40

Lunch 12:40-1:10

Class 1:10-1:45

D LUNCH

Class 11:35-1:15

Lunch 1:15-1:45

1:50-3:20 Fourth Period


6pm Girls Basketball Home Game

7pm Boys Basketball Home Game

Wednesday, November 18th - B DAY

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally

Thursday, November 19th - A DAY

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally

Friday, November 20th - B DAY

  • all traditional students in class at MHS
  • all digital students engaged in digital lessons at home
  • hybrid students report for their class or engage digitally


7:30pm Football vs. ? - TSSAA announces our competitor on Monday

Saturday, November 21st

Wrestling Tournament at MHS

BELL SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK:

8:25-9:50 First Period

9:50-10:05 Break

10:05-11:30 Second Period

11:35-1:45 Third Period and Lunch

A LUNCH

Lunch 11:30-12:00

Class 12:05-1:45

B LUNCH

Class 11:35-12:05

Lunch 12:05-12:35

Class 12:35-1:45

C LUNCH

Class 11:35-12:40

Lunch 12:40-1:10

Class 1:10-1:45

D LUNCH

Class 11:35-1:15

Lunch 1:15-1:45

1:50-3:20 Fourth Period

INFORMATION FOR SENIOR PARENTS

Senior parents: Isn't it hard to believe that your child is already a quarter of the way through his/her senior year of high school? College application season is here, and MHS school counselors want to remind you about some important processes and deadlines.


  • Complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid like HOPE, TN Promise, and others. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
  • Complete the TN Promise Application by 12/1/20 to be eligible for two year's tuition free at a community college/technical school. www.tnpromise.gov
  • Once applications are submitted be sure to list your colleges in SCOIR under "Applied" to have official documents submitted. Here is a helpful video that walks you through the steps of using Scoir to request documents: Scoir Process
  • In your SCOIR account, be sure to add your personal email address under "Personal Details" in your profile and verify it. That allows colleges to connect your information more quickly.

All current 12th graders received the November issue of the MHS Scholarship Newsletter in their email inboxes on Friday, November 13. There are a few scholarships with deadlines quickly approaching. The PEO Scholarship (deadline 11/18/20) recognizes a high achieving, female student with evidence of volunteer work. The Blount County Martin Luther King, Jr Scholarship (deadline 11/20/20) acknowledges community service and requires a 500-word essay. Please refer to the Scholarship page on the MHS School Counseling Canvas site for more information.


The deadline for the TN Promise Scholarship Application has been extended to December 1, 2020. If you are a senior and haven't yet completed the TN Promise Scholarship application, you have a few more weeks to do so.

COLLEGE VISITS

College representatives will start visiting MHS after Labor Day. In our current time, these interactions will be mostly virtual. Upcoming college representative visits are listed on our daily announcements, in the MHS School Counseling 20-21 Canvas page and on your child's SCOIR dashboard. To protect privacy, we will not be publicly posting Zoom links for rep visits.


If your child wants to "meet" with the rep virtually, they have two options to do so.


  1. He/she can come to the library conference room during break on the date of the visit. School counselors will be there and will host the rep virtually with a group of students.
  2. Students can RSVP to the specific visit within the SCOIR platform. The morning that the visit is set to take place, we will email the Zoom code to your son or daughter.


College visit for the week of November 9-13:

Wednesday, November 18: Bucknell University (virtual)