The MCS District Update October
Dear MCS Families,
We hope you had a wonderful fall break and are ready for the busy second half of the fall term. To help you stay informed about all that's happening at your student's school, please make use of our regular updates, calendars, and communications.
Exciting news! We've heard your requests and are thrilled to announce that Maryville City Schools will soon be at your fingertips through an innovative integrated app. Stay tuned for more details before the January 2, 2024 launch date.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival on October 22 hosted by Maryville High School's Key Club. Join us for an evening of trunk or treating, crafts, fun games, delicious food trucks, the chance to explore fire trucks, and much more! This event is free to attend, but we encourage you to bring canned goods or make monetary donations to support the Community Food Connection.
Thank you for being a valuable part of our school community!
THIS MONTH'S UPDATE CONTAINS:
- Niche.com ratings are out - MCS is ranked the #1 District in TN
- Flu shots available to students at MJHS and MHS on October 26
- MRIS Band to perform at the TN State School Board Association Conference in Nashville
- MCS recognizes our National Merit Semifinalists
- MHS Key Club hosts community-wide fall festival and trunk or treat on October 22
- Transforming Student Experiences in the College and Career Realm - Introducing Jason Hicks
- MCS Student Life
- Julie Keyl joins the MRIS administrative team
- Be Aware Blount hosts Vaping and Your Student
- MHS Flag Football League for ages 5-11
- WE ARE MARYVILLE -
FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS ON OCTOBER 26
Students at Maryville Junior High and Maryville High will have the opportunity to receive a flu shot on Thursday, October 26th while at school. Consent is required by the parent/guardian before the student can receive a flu shot. For more information, click here or contact Dr. Heather Ledbetter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MRIS BAND TO PERFORM IN NASHVILLE
Mr. Hayden and the band students would like to express their gratitude to their school administration, central office, school board, MRIS staff, parents, students, and the entire community for their unwavering support as they showcase the incredible achievements and the positive impact of arts education in Maryville.
Before heading to Nashville, the band will have preview concerts, including an in-school performance and the annual Veterans' Day Concert. Additionally, on November 9th, at 6:30 pm in the MHS Gymnasium, there will be a combined concert featuring the MRIS Wind Ensemble, 7th Grade Band, CGIS 7th Grade Band, MJHS Band, and MHS High School Bands, all dressed in Tennessee-themed attire to celebrate our great state.
Thank you to our MRIS band students for representing Maryville City Schools
with pride and enthusiasm at this statewide event.
MCS RECOGNIZES OUR NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS
Over 1.3 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
Please join us as we celebrate our 2024 National Merit Semifinalists: Coston Autry, Mara Johnson, and Thomas Tisdale. Eash of these students will continue in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Based on their performance on the 2022 PSAT/National Merit Qualifying test, MCS is pleased to announce that Mohib Ahmed, Arowyn Casenhiser, Kylie McMurray, Ophelia McQueen, Livia Odoi, and Patrick Qiu are recognized as Commended Students for the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Well done, seniors! We are proud of your commitment to academic excellence!
TRANSFORMING STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN THE COLLEGE AND CAREER REALM
Last, but certainly not least, in the Ready Graduate spotlight is Jason Hicks. Mr. Hicks is serving as the Ready Graduate Advisor at CGIS and MRIS.
College: Tennessee Technological University, Arkansas State University. Lincoln Memorial University
Major: B.S in Science, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, E.d.S in Educational Leadership
Experience in Education: 15 years
Responsibilities in the Ready Grad Advisor role:
- Introducing Intermediate students to the SchooLinks platform
- Partnering with stakeholders to arrange experiences for students
- Facilitating career exploration and career awareness
- Support course selection in grades 6 and 7
- Facilitate Career Cafe at the Intermediate schools
- Assist on SERVE days
Fun Fact: Prior to becoming a teacher, Coach Hicks served in the United States Army for nine years.