This Week at MHS

Here's what is happening the week of March 1st-5th!

Dear MHS Parents and Students,

The final opportunity to change from digital to traditional or vice versa is right around the corner. If you wish to make an instructional change for the last nine weeks of school, please contact your child's school counselor by noon on Friday, March 5th. No other changes will be permitted for the school year.


ACT DAY IS TUESDAY!! Tuesday will be a normal bell schedule for all students not testing. All non testing students will attend 1st - 4th period that day. All Juniors and those seniors taking the ACT will report to their testing room at the start of the day, and will be released back to 3rd or 4th block, depending on when they finish testing.


Parents of AP students: Exam payments for ALL spring AP courses are due Friday, March 5th.


Intervention days will be March 11th and 12th. Students and parents will be notified if their student should attend one or more of the intervention days by Tuesday, March 9th.


A strong state wrestling tournament showing for the Rebels! Colby Sinclair finished 6th at 182. Thomas Stadel finished 3rd at 195. Congrats! Our basketball teams continue on to play Monday and Tuesday at Oak Ridge. All tickets are $6 and will be sold at the gate.


Congrats to our senior swimmers that showed their leadership and excellence at the swim meet today! So impressive!


The digital season parent passes for spring sports are now live on our GoFan page. We are also offering a student spring season pass for $20! https://gofan.co/app/school/TN11339


There is an orchestra concert this Friday - see details below including a Facebook live link. Our band will host a concert next Tuesday in the MHS gym.


Maryville High School is very excited to be able to offer a Prom experience to our students this year on Friday, April 23rd. At this time, no outside guests will be permitted to attend. More information will be coming out soon!


We remind everyone that all students are expected to wear a face covering when social distancing cannot occur. We appreciate your support in caring for the health and well being of our school community.

Orchestra Concert - FRIDAY March 5th

Join the MHS Chamber Orchestra featuring Jun Iwasaki, the Concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.


Friday March 5th

7:00 Free

First Baptist Church Maryville


Streaming Live on our Facebook Page - https://fb.me/e/1UNM16ZTS

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Monday, March 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


7pm Girls Basketball Game at Oak Ridge - tickets on sale at the door

Tuesday, March 2nd - B DAY - ACT DAY FOR JUNIORS

  • 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


7pm Boys Basketball Game at Oak Ridge - tickets on sale at the door


Today is a normal bell schedule for all students not testing. All Juniors and those seniors taking the ACT will report to their testing room at the start of the day, and will be released back to 3rd or 4th block, depending on when they finish testing.

Wednesday, March 3rd - 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


7pm Possible Girls Basketball Game

Thursday, March 4th - 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


7pm Possible Boys Basketball Game

Friday, March 5th - 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


7pm Orchestra Concert at Maryville First Baptist - digital link above

Is your student interested in a Dual Enrollment Course?

Dual Enrollment or Early College Experience is the opportunity for students to earn not only high school credit but also college credit hours for college classes taken during their junior and senior years of high school. Students must qualify by having a 3.0 unweighted GPA, and they must have minimum subscores of 19 on the ACT. Likewise, the state of Tennessee provides the Dual Enrollment Grant to students to assist in paying for college tuition. The information for Dual Enrollment can be found at maryville-schools.org, Maryville High School, Classrooms, Dual Enrollment.


If your child is interested in taking DE classes, please complete the Application and Release forms that are below. Please see Mrs. Burchfield if you need additional information.

BELL SCHEDULE 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

Clarifying Required Quarantine Times

As you know, the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health have recently made changes to quarantine time frames. Our Health Department has clarified the policies and procedures we are expected to follow. Here are the details you need to know for next semester:



  1. Close contact quarantine is now only 10 days, not 14.
  2. The 10 day quarantine requirement can be shortened with the following stipulations:
  • A student must receive a negative result from a PCR test, not a rapid test.
  • The test must be taken on Day 6 of the quarantine time frame or later.
  • The negative test allows a student to return to school on Day 8 of the quarantine time. Basically, a negative test will allow a student back two days sooner, depending on the length of time it takes to receive the test results.
  • Documentation of the negative test results will be required to re-enter school early and should be provided to the school nurse before a student attends classes.



We know that asking a student to quarantine impacts extracurricular obligations, work obligations, and family plans. Thank you for your continued support as we follow the TDOH guidelines this upcoming semester.

Senior Parents!

All Senior Parents will receive an invoice for senior fees in January, 2021 that will include the price for caps and gowns, diploma and cover, Fire and Ice, and the senior banquet. This fee will be $80.


Important Dates for Seniors this Semester are listed below. Although no one can predict the status of the pandemic for May, we are currently planning to continue the traditions that seniors have experienced in past years.


Friday, May 7


  • Exam day 1


Monday, May 10


  • Exam day 2


Tuesday, May 11


  • Last day for Seniors. Laptops collected today.
  • Senior assembly
  • Fire and Ice


Wednesday, May 12


  • No school for seniors
  • Senior banquet


Thursday, May 13


  • Grad practice/Cap and gown distribution
  • Baccalaureate


Friday, May 14


  • Practice at 8:30am
  • Graduation at 7:30pm

For parents of high-achieving 11th grade students: is your child interested in attending Girls State (Tuesday, June 1-Friday, June 4) or Boys State (Tuesday, May 25-Friday May 29)? Please see the MHS Website – Daily Announcements for a nomination form. Both events will be virtual this summer. For more information, please visit http://alavgs.org/ (Girls State) and https://www.tnboysstate.org/ (Boys State).


School counselors will host a field trip to Knoxville area cosmetology and barbering programs including Aveda and Tennessee School of Beauty on March 24. Students who are interested in attending school for cosmetology, barbering, or aesthetics after high school can sign up for this opportunity in Guidance. There is no cost to attend, and students will be responsible for any makeup work. We are limited to 20 students and priority will be given to seniors.


Parents of AP students: Exam payments for ALL spring AP courses are due Friday, March 5th.


The Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host two virtual summer engineering programs for rising twelfth grade students during this summer. The High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for Twelfth Graders (HITES12) program will inspire rising twelfth-grade students (current juniors) to tackle real-world engineering challenges through creative applications of math and science. New this year, UTK has removed the standardized test score requirement to accommodate students who were unable to take these exams during the pandemic. The program dates are June 6 – 11, 2021 (session #1) and June 20-25, 2021 (session #2). More information about our program and application link can be found at: https://tickle.utk.edu/diversity/pre-college/hites12/. Applications will remain open until March 14th.


Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) is now accepting New Volunteers for Spring 2021. They are hosting Volunteer Training Classes in February/March and only accepting a limited number of people due to COVID-19. Volunteers help with a little bit of everything around STAR, including assisting those with disabilities groom and ride their horses. They also have volunteers who are directly involved in horse care and barn upkeep. They offer volunteer opportunities at two different locations, in Lenoir City and South Knoxville. Volunteering with STAR is a perfect way for high school students to accumulate hours for Tennessee Promise and other scholarships. For more information, please contact Julia Stewart-865-988-4711


The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is currently taking applications for the 2021 Veterinary Summer Experience. The program seeks to provide worthwhile opportunities for students interested in veterinary medicine. The program dates are (June 7-July 16, 2021). Students will shadow in a local veterinary practice for 5 weeks and then spend one week in Knoxville as guests of the veterinary college. To read more about the summer experience eligibility requirements, please use this link: https://vetmed.tennessee.edu/outreach/veterinary-summer-experience/. The application deadline is March 7, 2021.


Below is a list of upcoming college visits. All visits will take place during morning break unless otherwise noted. Please consult Canvas for virtual visit links:



Monday, March 1: UTK-for current, admitted seniors only (virtual)


Upcoming scholarships of interest:

Several local scholarships are due in early March including the Boone Dixon Memorial Scholarship, the James Leonard Jenkins Prudentia Lodge, Skeeter Shields and the William Bennett Scholarships. SENIORS FROM MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WILL WIN THESE SCHOLARSHIPS. Consult the MHS School Counseling Canvas page for details.