This Week at MHS

Here's what is happening the week of February 22nd - 26th!

Dear MHS Parents and Students,

It's hard to believe we are starting the last week of February! This year is flying by.


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.


There will be a very important meeting for sophomores and juniors planning to take dual enrollment classes at Maryville College or Pellissippi State next school year. This meeting will be Tuesday, February 23rd during break in the auditorium.


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


On Tuesday, March 2nd, MHS will be providing a free ACT opportunity to all current juniors and some seniors.


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.

Tickets to the Basketball Games at Bearden

Congrats to both teams for their big wins this last week! Knox County Schools only permit families of the athletes and cheerleaders to attend games. We have been provided a limited number of student tickets for the games at Bearden HS. Tickets will be on sale during break on Monday for the girl's game, and on Tuesday during break for the boy's game. Student tickets are $6 each.
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March 2nd ACT DAY INFORMATION

Maryville High School will administer the ACT on Tuesday, March 2nd. This is an online administration and all juniors are required to test. Seniors who have not yet met the HOPE scholarship requirement of a composite score of 21, or for whom any subtest is below the college readiness benchmark (English 18; reading 22; math 22; science 23), may opt into this test administration.

Monday, February 22nd - 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


Girls Basketball at Bearden 6:30pm

Tuesday, February 23rd - 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


Boys Basketball at Bearden 6:30pm

Wednesday, February 24th - 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


6:30 pm National Honor Induction Ceremony in the Gym

Thursday, February 25th - 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

Friday, February 26th - 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

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

Registration for the 2021-22 school year is in full swing. Counselors met with all current juniors during the first two weeks of February. Beginning February 16, counselors will start meeting with current sophomores. Please ask your child to show you the class registration tab in Powerschool for more information.


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.


Parents of AP students: AP invoices for spring 2021 classes will be sent by February 14th, and payment will be due Friday, March 3rd.