This Week at MHS

Here's what is happening Sept. 28th through October 2nd!

MHS Parents and Students,

Welcome to the last week before Fall Break! As you read in the MCS Update, Fall Break is now from October 5th-14th. Students return to school on Thursday, September 15th. If your student is registered for the PSAT on October 14th we are still planning to test! Please see the "Counselor Corner" section below for more information.


Nine Week Exams are this Thursday and Friday. Thursday exams will be 1st and 2nd periods. Friday exams will be during 3rd and 4th period. We are following our usual bell schedule all week long.


Student tickets to the Friday football game at Fulton will go on sale Tuesday, September 29th during break. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased outside of Student Services.


Maryville High School will be holding subject specific intervention sessions on Monday, October 12th. Intervention will occur during morning and/or afternoon sessions. Morning sessions will begin at 8:30 and end at 11:30. Afternoon sessions will resume at 12:10 and end at 3:00. Students needing to attend the intervention day have been identified by their classroom teachers and should have brought home a letter providing additional information. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions.


Families will receive invoices for fall and yearlong AP courses (Chem 2-AP Chem, AP Language - Ferguson, AP Seminar - Ferguson, AP Research - Mendence) by Wednesday, 9/30. Spring course AP exams will be billed in February 2021. Payment for the fall and yearlong exams is due by Friday, 10/23. Please see the MHS website for AP exam dates. Contact Jennifer Abernathy with questions about AP exam payment.


Attention senior parents! The 2021-22 FAFSA opens on October 1, 2020. Successful FAFSA completion is required for state of TN funded programs such as the TN Promise Scholarship and the TN HOPE Lottery Scholarship. Please ensure you are completing the official FAFSA form at the government website: fafsa.ed.gov. Before October 1, you (and your child!) can go to this webpage to obtain an FSA ID which is the first step in completing the FAFSA form. Our school's TSAC representative, Erika Adams, will join us at MHS on October 19 for FAFSA completion help. Parents, stay tuned for further information. If you need FAFSA assistance, we will likely be making individual appointments (both in person and virtual) to minimize contact.


Junior Parents! Your students heard a presentation by Herff Jones regarding the opportunity to purchase a class ring. Herff Jones will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Monday and Tuesday to take any orders you might have. Also, the representative from Herff Jones will be in the gym lobby on Monday, September 28th from 3:30-6:30 to answer any questions or provide assistance.


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.

A HUGE THANKS TO OUR PTSO FOR THE QUICK FIX COFFEE TREAT THIS WEEK!

Change from traditional to digital or Vice-Versa

The next opportunity to switch instruction will be September 30. Please communicate with your school counselor before noon on the 30th so we can make any changes to schedules or personnel during fall break. Students will begin following their new schedule upon return from Fall Break. This is the last opportunity to change this semester.

Monday, September 28th - 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


Herff Jones in the cafeteria during lunches for Junior Ring Orders

3:30-6:30pm Herff Jones in the gym lobby for Junior Ring Orders

Tuesday, September 29th - 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


Herff Jones in the cafeteria during lunches for Junior Ring Orders

6pm Soccer at Heritage HS

7pm Fall Orchestra Concert - Clayton Center for the Arts

Wednesday, September 30th - 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


Contact school counselor by noon if requesting a change from digital to traditional or vice-versa

Thursday, October 1st - 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


5pm Knox Metro XC Race at William Blount

Friday, October 2nd - 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 at Fulton HS

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

Attention senior parents!

The 2021-22 FAFSA opens on October 1, 2020. Successful FAFSA completion is required for state of TN funded programs such as the TN Promise Scholarship and the TN HOPE Lottery Scholarship. Please ensure you are completing the official FAFSA form at the government website: fafsa.ed.gov. Before October 1, you (and your child!) can go to this webpage to obtain an FSA ID which is the first step in completing the FAFSA form. Our school's TSAC representative, Erika Adams, will join us at MHS on October 19 for FAFSA completion help. Parents, stay tuned for further information. If you need FAFSA assistance, we will likely be making individual appointments (both in person and virtual) to minimize contact.

PSAT on October 14th is still happening!

MHS is hosting the PSAT on Wednesday, 10/14 from 7:45am-12:00pm. Although the district changed the calendar to assign 10/14 as a teacher professional development day, we are still offering the PSAT on that day, as it is a designated College Board date.

    • Juniors will test at New Providence Presbyterian Church.
    • Sophomores will test in the MHS Auxiliary Gym.
    • Digital/hybrid learners will test in the Library Conference Room.
    • To the PSAT, students should bring: No. 2 pencils and eraser, approved calculator (graphing or scientific; NO calculators that can connect to the internet, with QWERTY keypads or stylus), Social security number (optional), E-mail address (optional).

    • For more information, please contact Jennifer Abernathy.

Is your student taking an Advanced Placement Course?

Families will receive invoices for fall and yearlong AP courses (Chem 2-AP Chem, AP Language - Ferguson, AP Seminar - Ferguson, AP Research - Mendence) by Wednesday, 9/30. Spring course AP exams will be billed in February 2021. Payment for the fall and yearlong exams is due by Friday, 10/23. Please see the MHS website for AP exam dates. Contact Jennifer Abernathy with questions about AP exam payment.

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.


Upcoming college visits for the week of September 28-October 2:

Monday, September 28: UT, Chattanooga (virtual)

Tuesday, September 29: Hillsdale College (virtual), Maryville college (in person)

Wednesday, September 30: Saint Mary's College (virtual), TN Tech (in person), Pellissippi State rep in lunchroom during all lunch periods