What's happening this week at MHS

September 18th - 22nd

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Dear MHS Parents and Students,

What a parade! Thanks to all our students and parents who took the time to decorate some amazing Homecoming Floats this year. We had so much fun participating in the parade and carnival. Thank you to our Student Council for their hard work!

Congratulations to our 3 MHS students that won BIG at the Tennessee Valley Fair: Best Sculpture in Show: Gabe Babbit, Best 11th Grade: Paisley Sartin, 3rd place in 10th Grade: Avery Thomas. We are so proud of you!

On October 17th, every student in our building will be taking a form of the ACT. Sophomores will take the pre-ACT, Juniors will take a practice ACT (in preparation for their Spring free ACT test), and Seniors will be taking one final free ACT provided by the state. Please limit doctor appointments or other check-outs on this day. We want all our students to have the best testing environment for them to show all they know. Thank you for your assistance.

Intervention day is Monday, October 9th. Students will receive letters from their teachers should they have any failing grade. There is more information below.

Next week, September 18-22 is TN College Application Week. This statewide initiative is designed to bring awareness to the college application process and should involve all students, not just our senior class.

Our district dress code is provided below. We ask that all parents and students understand the expectations for personal dress each day at school and review this information at home, just as we do at school.

Do you need to check your student out during g the school day? Please scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for steps to make that happen.

Wishing everyone a great week!


The dress code for students at Maryville High School requires students to dress and groom in a clean, neat, and appropriate manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school. When, in the opinion of the principal, assistant principal, teacher, or school employee, a student is dressed in a manner which causes disruption to learning or interference with the operation of the school or in a manner that violates the developed guidelines, appropriate actions may include, but are not limited to, a wardrobe change, parent notification, and/or suspension.

  • Pants must be worn at the waist, must be appropriately sized, and at a safe length.
  • Tears, rips, or holes must be at or below mid-thigh (inseam to knee).
  • Leggings and other compression-style pants must be opaque and properly fitted with an opaque, top garment of sufficient length to cover at least to the midpoint of the buttocks (inseam to waist) and with comparable coverage in the front.
  • Shirts and tops must completely cover the abdomen and back.
  • Shirts or tops must be tucked in or cover the waistband of pants, shorts, or skirts with no midriff visible when the student is standing, walking, sitting, or bending.
  • Shirts or tops that are extremely tight or have very low necklines are prohibited.
  • Shirts may not be worn which extend below the bottom hem of skirts of shorts.
  • Sleeveless garments must cover shoulders as measured by a three-finger width.
  • Undergarments must not be visible including sports bras, bralettes, and boxers.
  • Shorts should be appropriately fitted with length at least comparable to popular athletic shorts (i.e., approximately 3-inch inseam).
  • Shorts should be worn with their intended design (e.g., athletic shorts should be worn without rolling up the hemline or rolling down the waistband.)
  • Compression-style shorts may only be worn under skirts, dresses, or shorts that meet the dress code guidelines.
  • Skirts and dresses should be of appropriate fit and not be shorter than mid-thigh (approximately halfway between the inseam and knee).
  • Earrings and nose studs are the only visible, piercing jewelry allowed to be worn at school.
  • Head apparel, except for religious or medical reasons, must not be worn on campus.
  • Footwear is required and must be safe and appropriate for indoor or outdoor physical activity.
  • Prohibited items include:

o large, long, and/or heavy chains;

o studded or chained accessories;

o sunglasses when indoors, except for health purposes;

o sleepwear and blankets.

  • Clothing and accessories such as backpacks, patches, jewelry, notebooks, and tattoos must not display racial or ethnic slurs/symbols, gang affiliations, vulgar, subversive, or sexually suggestive images; nor should they promote alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs.

Intervention Day - Monday, October 9th

Please be aware that Maryville High School will be holding subject specific intervention sessions Monday, October 9th. Intervention will occur during morning and/or afternoon sessions and any student with failing grades or missing work may be assigned to intervention by their teachers. Morning sessions will begin at 8:30 and end at 11:30. Afternoon sessions will resume at 12:10 and end at 3:00.

We will not be providing transportation or lunch. If your child is assigned to a morning session, please plan to have your child arrive on campus by 8:20. Students attending both morning and afternoon sessions should bring a sack lunch. We will provide students and teachers a forty-minute lunch break from 11:30-12:10. Students assigned to afternoon sessions should plan on arriving by 12:00. Also, please note students may leave when they have satisfied all assigned tasks.

Monday, September 18th - B Day

Regular Bell Schedule

Senior Transition Classes in the Ed Harmon Room

5:00 pm Volleyball @Catholic High/Cleveland

5:30 pm 9th/JV Football vs Farragut

Tuesday, September 19th - A Day

Regular Bell Schedule

Senior Transition Classes in the Ed Harmon Room

7:00 am Athletic Booster Meeting @Cafe La Reve

5:00 pm Volleyball @ West

Wednesday, September 20th - B Day

Morning Homeroom/Activity Schedule

4:00 pm Golf vs Bearden/Oak Ridge @WindRiver

7:00 pm Boy's Basketball parent meeting

7:00 Vatsity Soccer @ Bearden

Thursday, September 21st - A Day

Regular Bell Schedule

Senior Transition Classes in the Ed Harmon Room

4:15 pm Golf vs. Webb @Toqua

5:00 pm Volleyball @Hardin Valley

5:00 pm Girls Soccer vs. Bearden @JSE

Friday, September 22nd - B Day

Regular Bell Schedule

7:30 am FCA @Ed Harmon

7:00 pm Football @Hardin Valley

Saturday, Sept 23rd

Maryville City Schools Foundation - Miles for Maryville!!

Volleyball Tournament @Rocky Top Tournament

9:00 am XC @Cherokee Classic

9:00 am Model UN Meeting

9:00 am Lambert Nike Basketball Camp

Counselor's Corner

Seniors and parents of seniors: the TN Promise application is live! Please complete your application through the TSAC Student Portal before the November 1st deadline.

MHS school counselors will host this year's Senior Success Night on Monday, October 16 from 5:00-7:00 pm. All seniors and their parents are highly encouraged to attend this event. Experts from college financial aid offices will be on hand to present financial aid information and assist families in creating an FSA ID. In addition, representatives from local community colleges will be available to answer questions about admissions and military personnel will address questions about enlistment. Individuals from area businesses and recruiting firms will attend and will discuss future employment opportunities for our students upon high school graduation. This is a night not to be missed!

The Blount County College Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30-7:00 pm. This free, in-person college fair will allow high school students and their parents to connect with over 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and art schools so that you can get the information you need during your college search. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with a variety of college representatives who are eager to discuss your many options for college! From 7:00-8:00 pm, MC staff will host a general information session about financial aid. This session will be valuable to all student regardless of where they plan on attending college.

Upcoming dates of interest:

9/18: Tusculum College rep visit during lunch

9/18-9/22: FREE application week for all UT system schools AND College App Week at MHS!

9/26: Auburn rep visit during break

9/27: Wofford College rep visit during lunch

9/27: Blount County College Fair at Maryville College

9/28: University of Chicago rep visit during lunch

9/29: Berea College rep visit during break and VA Tech rep visit during lunch

9/30: TN Tech Preview Day.

10/25-MTSU True Blue Tour Event.

11/4-Rocky Top Tailgate at UTK

School Resource Officer Steve Dotson's Corner

Safer School Guide for Parents

Rules, trends, tips, and safe guards change so quickly. We want to keep you in the know with the newest safety tips to help have a safe 2023-2024 school year. This year we would like to start the year off Tech Tips regarding the Apps and Sites that are frequently visited. Please see below regarding tips and suggestions for Instagram.

Have a great, safe year!

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In the Know with PTSO!

MHS is proud to partner with the PTSO members to support our students and faculty throughout the school year. The PTSO usually meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Greenhouse Conference Room at 12:30pm. This year PTSO will be holding two evening meetings as well. New members are always welcome!

Wednesday, October 11th - 12:30pm

Wednesday, November 1st - 12:30pm

Wednesday, December 6th - 12:30pm

Wednesday, January 3rd 12:30pm

Wednesday, February 7th - 6pm - Ed Harmon Room

Wednesday, March 6th - 12:30pm

Wednesday, April 3rd - 12:30pm

Wednesday, May 1st - 12:30pm

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Student Check Out Procedures

Check-outs should be held to a minimum and are limited to the following:

  1. Emergency - Decision to be made by the principal or assistant principals.

  2. Prior arrangement - If a written request is received by officials in the student services office prior to the beginning of the school day, the student will be dismissed at the requested time. The checkout note must include the student’s full name, date, time of dismissal, phone number where parent/guardian can be reached for verification, and signature of the parent/guardian.

  3. The parent/guardian comes to the main entrance office to sign the student out.

Students who become sick during the school day must report to the assistant principal’s office/school nurse before they call home. The assistant principal’s office will assist the student and permit the student to call home. The student will remain in the assistant principal’s office or with the school nurse until he/she receives permission to go home or until he/she is picked up by a parent/guardian.

Students are allowed to check out during third block only for medical or legal purposes, and proper documentation must be provided. Students are not allowed to check out to retrieve items needed for school. Leaving school without permission will result in disciplinary action.

Students checking out of school on an altered schedule day will receive an unexcused absence unless the school is provided the appropriate legal or medical documentation.

Regular Bell Schedule

8:25—9:55 | First Block (90)

9:55—10:10 | Break (15)

10:10—11:40 | Second Period (90)

11:47—1:48 | Third Period & Lunch

A Lunch

11:43—12:13 | Lunch (30)

12:17—1:48 | Class (94)

B Lunch

11:47—12:13 | Class (26)

12:13—12:43 | Lunch (30)

12:46—1:48 | Class (62)

C Lunch

11:47—12:48 | Class (61)

12:48—1:18 | Lunch (30)

1:21—1:48 | Class (27)

D Lunch

11:47—1:18 | Class (91)

1:18—1:48 | Lunch (30)

1:55—3:25 | Fourth Period (91)

Do you need to create a parent CANVAS or PowerSchool account?

Powerschool accounts will allow you to see student grades for all of their courses.

CANVAS is the learning management system that we use for teachers to provide course information to students.

If you would like either of these accounts, please use the button below to go to our Technology Support webpage. At this site, please click on CANVAS or PowerSchool and follow the directions.