September 27, 2021


833 Lawrence Avenue

Maryville, TN 37803

PHONE: (865) 982-7121

FAX: (865) 977-5055

EMAIL: MCS@maryville-schools.org

HOURS: 7:30 AM - 4:30 AM (M-F)


We had 36 positive students and 4 positive staff members that impacted our schools this week (from school closing on Friday, September 17, to school closing on Friday, September 24). The table below provides the student breakdown by school. We currently have 47 active student cases and 7 active staff cases.

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Last week, we tested 48 students and staff through our school clinics with 7 of those testing positive. Since the beginning of the school year, our nurses have tested 551 students and staff with 75 testing positive.


The National Blue Ribbon School award is difficult to achieve and a true honor to receive. Only 325 schools were recognized for 2021, with a total of six from Tennessee. Sam Houston Elementary joins Foothills Elementary (a two-time winner) and Maryville Jr. High (previously Maryville Middle School) as National Blue Ribbon School winners.

Sam Houston Elementary staff who worked on the application noted several factors that contributed to their success, including outstanding test scores, the districtwide iReach program that offers a device to every student, and the "Smokie Way" positive behavioral support system.

On Friday afternoon, Dr. Cutter praised staff and students at the schools' celebration, thanked parents, and recognized his predecessors - Heather Hilton and Scott Blevins.

Congratulations to everyone at Sam Houston Elementary. We are #MaryvilleProud!

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Homecoming week at MHS is always a flurry of activities leading up to the big game. Last week, MHS added an old tradition back to the list of events - THE HOMECOMING PARADE.

Some of you may recall or have heard stories about the traditional homecoming parade from the '60s and '70s. At one time, the homecoming parade actually came through the center of town. It seems that 1976 was perhaps the last time MHS hosted this event. On Friday morning, the parade route started at MJHS and ended at Shields Stadium. Participation was high, with students along the parade route from MJHS, Sam Houston, and MHS. In addition to the band, many clubs and athletic teams joined the procession.

Thanks to everyone who worked to resurrect the homecoming parade and to our SRO's and other Maryville Police for their support.

By the way, Maryville won the game against Science Hill (41-17). #MaryvilleProud

MHS homecoming parade 2021