MCS District Update

January 2019

SPOTLIGHT 2019

REGIFTING CAN BE A GOOD THING!

Under most circumstances, regifting isn't cool. But, each year about this time we are looking for gift cards to give as rewards and incentives to MCS employees at our annual SPOTLIGHT event. On February 18th, our 700+ employees will gather for an in-service event and we hope to collect a bunch of gift cards to honor our faculty and support staff on that special day. Several individuals have stopped by their school office to make a donation (or regift a card) ... but we need more. Can you help? It would be terrific if you could make your donation before the end of January.

THANKS SO MUCH!

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support schools and other charitable organizations every time you shop on Amazon - at no cost to you. By starting your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices and vast selection as you do at Amazon.com, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the eligible purchases to your favorite charity.


Several Maryville schools, the Maryville City Schools Foundation, and other local charities are on the list. Just go to https://smile.amazon.com ... and start giving today!

FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS

  • Did you know? We have a new track at CGIS, and the final details are nearly complete. If you are out that way ... stop by and check it out! Future work and fundraising efforts will provide for a ticket booth, concession stand, bleachers, and more.
  • Did you know? We are adding classrooms at two elementary schools (7 new classrooms are being added at John Sevier and at Foothills). That work is well underway, and we expect completion of both projects by August of 2019. The 25-year-old HVAC system at FHE will also be replaced this summer.
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You are so proud of our UNDEFEATED Maryville Swim Team and looking forward to state competition later in February. GO REBELS!


(Photo credit: Heather Hornback)

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

One tip parents can use to support the development of good digital citizens is to engage in the same social platforms their children use. In fact, experts suggest parents "follow" students from their own account - monitoring their activity and then engaging with them offline when concerns arise. This means you'll need to create your own accounts - which your students can easily assist with. Then, let your child be your first friend.