This Week at MHS

Here's what is happening the week of February 15th - 19th!

Dear MHS Parents and Students,

Don't forget that on Monday, February 15th all schools are closed. We look forward to seeing all students back on Tuesday, February 16th!


Congrats to our MHS Athletic Teams for their efforts this past week! Members of our wrestling team competing in regionals this Saturday with outstanding success. Best of luck to our athletes as they continue on to state! Our boy's and girl's basketball teams head into regional tournaments this week. MHS will host the girl's game on Friday at 6:30pm and the boy's game on Saturday at 6:30 pm. Because these games are post TSSAA season, no passes will be accepted. All tickets, including student section tickets, must be purchased through GoFan starting on Wednesday. Come out to support the teams, and don't forget to wear your mask. We wish the best of luck to all our teams!


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.


Attention parents of digital 10th graders: counselors will offer sessions for your child to ask questions pertaining to course registration for the 2021-22 school year. On Wednesday, February 17, digital 10th graders may report to the Ed Harmon Room from 3:30-4:00 to speak with a counselor in person. On Thursday, February 18, counselors will offer two zoom sessions for current 10th grade digital students: one from 7:45-8:15 am and the other from 3:20-4:00 pm. Zoom codes will be emailed to all digital 10th graders this week.


Invoices for Spring 2021 Advanced Placement classes will be sent by February 14th, and payment will be due Friday, March 3rd.


Check out the Counselor's Corner below for some upcoming college visits and scholarship opportunities.


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.


The MHS Booster Club online apparel store, featuring new Maryville Nike gear, is now open through Sunday, February 21. Please use the link below to order!


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.

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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.


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.

Attention all Maryville Fans!!

The MHS Booster Club online apparel store, featuring new Maryville Nike gear, is now open through Sunday, February 21. Click on this link below to access the site. Orders can be shipped for a fee OR picked up at the MHS front desk during school hours. See checkout for more details. Thank you for your support of MHS athletics!

Monday, February 15th - NO SCHOOL TODAY

Tuesday, February 16th - 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

Wednesday, February 17th - 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


Digital 10th graders may report to the Ed Harmon Room from 3:30-4:00 to speak with a counselor in person regarding registration.

Thursday, February 18th - 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


Counselors will offer two zoom registration sessions for current 10th grade digital students: one from 7:45-8:15 am and the other from 3:20-4:00 pm

Friday, February 19th - 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

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.


Attention parents of digital 10th graders: counselors will offer sessions for your child to ask questions pertaining to course registration for the 2021-22 school year. On Wednesday, February 17, digital 10th graders may report to the Ed Harmon Room from 3:30-4:00 to speak with a counselor in person. On Thursday, February 18, counselors will offer two zoom sessions for current 10th grade digital students: one from 7:45-8:15 am and the other from 3:20-4:00 pm. Zoom codes will be emailed to all digital 10th graders this week.


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.


The February issue of the scholarship newsletter was emailed to all seniors on Friday, February 12.


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:


Wednesday, February 17: Austin Peay State University (in person)

Thursday, February 18: Samford University (virtual)

Monday, February 22: UTK-for current juniors only (virtual)

Tuesday, February 23: Pellissippi State and Roane State (lunchroom visit)

Wednesday, February 24: IE University in Spain (virtual)

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