This Week at MHS

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

Dear MHS Parents and Students,

Last week current sophomores and juniors received information about registration for next year. All students received an email with a link to the registration information. Parents may also access that information using the link below: Registration 21-22.


Attention parents of digital learners: counselors will offer sessions for your child to ask questions pertaining to course registration for the 2021-22 school year. On Wednesday, February 3, digital 11th graders may report to the Ed Harmon Room from 3:30-4:00 to speak with a counselor in person. On Thursday, February 4, counselors will offer two zoom sessions for current 11th grade digital students: one from 7:45-8:15 am and the other from 3:20-4:00 pm. The zoom link will be emailed to all digital 11th graders on Wednesday. For current digital sophomores: stay tuned! We will get some dates finalized and offers sessions for you the week of February 15.


Our Wrestling Team is amazing! If you have not read about their hard work this season in the daily times, we want to make sure you hear it here. We are so proud of all they have accomplished as a team and continue to accomplish at the individual level.


We want to welcome back our student section and cheerleading team to the basketball games! We are so excited to have our students back in the stands we are offering 50 free tickets to the home game Tuesday night vs. Hardin Valley. These tickets are first come first serve during break on Monday, February 1st. Only one ticket per student will be provided, and students will be required to show their student ID and ticket to enter the game. Don't forget your mask!


On Tuesday, March 2nd, MHS will be providing a free ACT opportunity to all current juniors and some seniors. Please see below for more specifics.


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.

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. To opt in, seniors must sign their intention to test on the ACT roster in guidance.

Especially for seniors: MHS is preparing to offer a two day cram course (Saturday, February 20th and Saturday, February 27th from 9:00-1:00 each day). To do so, we must have a minimum of 15 seniors commit to attend. These sessions will be individualized to each student’s goals for score attainment of the above indicated benchmarks. Lunch will be provided and each attendee earns the chance to win gift cards and other incentives. Indicate your desire to attend when you sign the roster in guidance.

Monday, February 1st - 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

Tuesday, February 2nd - A DAY - Groundhog 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


Basketball vs. Hardin Valley at MHS

Wednesday, February - 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

Thursday, February 4th - 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


Basketball at Cleveland HS

Friday, February 5th - 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


Wrestling at

Basketball at Lenoir City

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

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.

Athletic Events Attendance Update

Governor Lee has lifted restrictions on high school sporting events, and provided local districts the opportunity to determine which restrictions are necessary in their community.


We are excited to welcome the student section and cheerleaders back to our basketball sideline starting February 2nd with our home game vs. Hardin Valley. Not all districts are admitting students, so please make sure you know the policy at the other school before attempting to attend an away game.


MHS will be returning to our policies prior to the Governor's Executive Orders. We will be selling a limited number of tickets through GoFan for each home game.


All guests are expected to wear a face covering and social distance between households.

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


Registration information for the 2021-22 school year was presented to current sophomores and juniors on Thursday 1/28/21 in homeroom. Instructional videos are available on the MHS School Counseling page for digital learners and for parents to review. Counselors will hold small group registration meetings in the month of February.


Attention parents of digital learners: counselors will offer sessions for your child to ask questions pertaining to course registration for the 2021-22 school year. On Wednesday, February 3, digital 11th graders may report to the Ed Harmon Room from 3:30-4:00 to speak with a counselor in person. On Thursday, February 4, counselors will offer two zoom sessions for current 11th grade digital students: one from 7:45-8:15 am and the other from 3:20-4:00 pm. The zoom link will be emailed to all digital 11th graders on Wednesday. For current digital sophomores: stay tuned! We will get some dates finalized and offers sessions for you the week of February 15.


If you are a parent of a current 12th grader and still require assistance with FAFSA form completion, please contact Erika Adams directly at erika.adams@tn.gov. Parents MUST complete their portion of the FAFSA in order for their child to maintain TN Promise eligibility. As a reminder, the state of TN has extended the TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline to March 1, 2021.


Upcoming scholarships of interest with February due dates include: Ned McWherter Scholars Program (2/15/21), and several scholarships associated with the East TN Foundation including the Abbie Jane Harper, B and W Y-12, Gordon and Agnes Cobb, and Vanessa Williams. All are due on February 15, 2021. Check Canvas for more details and opportunities.