Sept. 28, 2018

911 Center Partnership


Perhaps you saw the coverage of our visit to the Blount County 911 Center.  If not, please review coverage links below.  It was exciting to see how much progress has been made on providing 911 operators access to school cameras.  In cooperation with our IT departments, the center is also loading school floor plans that will then be tied to cameras and phones - ultimately allowing real time visuals throughout the school, in the event of an emergency.

the daily times


Teen Life

Many of these outstanding students will be recognizable to you.   This segment filmed a few weeks ago and aired this week gives some voice to the busy lives students experience daily.  Advice for parents or caregivers is offered at the end of the report.  Congratulations to our students for their candor and poise and to guidance counselor Jennifer Abernathy for coordinating this opportunity.


spotlight 2019

As you may know by now, we will welcome author John O'Leary to SPOTLIGHT 2019 in February.  There are lots of copies of his book circulating around, but you may want your own to read before hearing him speak.  Amazon and most booksellers have the book readily available.  His is a powerful story and one you may wish to share with your family and friends.  Mr. O'Leary will be signing books after SPOTLIGHT - which would make a terrific gift or keepsake.

book jacket for On Fire by John O'Leary


Please refer to the email issued on 9/27 from Rick Wilson with all the details of open enrollment which begins on October 15th. 

If you are interested in joining the sick leave bank, please refer to the memo issued 9/25 from Rick Wilson.  You will find the program guidelines and donation form attached to that email, but you are always welcome to contact Rick or Leigh Ann Overholt for more information or assistance with this process.

MCS Foundation

Our partnership with the MCS Foundation continually fuels our passion for excellence and makes possible the many innovative projects that keep our students engaged and moving forward.  THANK YOU to the MCSF board and staff for recently granting funds for these projects:

  • @SHE - $236 - Set the Stage to Engage!
  • @CGIS - $571 - Struggling readers lunch group
  • @JSE - $2,020 - Rockin in PreK with Pete the Cat
  • @FHE - $3,039 - Foothills Forest
  • @CGIS - $6,874 - Sensory Bins for CGIS Classrooms
  • @MHS - $10,000 - MHS Auditorium Lighting
  • @MRSI - $20,620 - Redcat Access Classroom Audio Systems

Fine Arts News

The "hills were alive" last night (9/27/2018) with a combined concert of strings from MJHS and MHS at the Clayton Center, as well as performances by the MHS Choir - showcasing their love of performing, a great deal of talent, and a remarkable demonstration of skill so early in the school year.  Both concerts were simply outstanding!

Click below to enjoy a short sampling of the choir, under the direction of Byron Davis.

Also, you may have heard that Maryville  students swept the competition at the Tennessee Valley Fair in early September.   Enjoy one of the winning pieces below!

painting of child sucking his thumb
large tree with autumn leaves

Oh, the beauty of fall (break)!  Enjoy!



Oct. 1-5 Fall Break
Oct. 8-9 Enrichment
Oct. 10 PD day
Oct. 15 School Board meeting 5:30pm
  • Homecoming is Friday, 9/28, against William Blount.  Kick-off at 7:30 pm.
  • Drama Performance Oct. 19-21


  • Jr. Band Clinic Auditions Oct.11-12
  • Digital Citizenship Night Oct. 18
  • All-State Band Clinic Oct. 22-23
  • Orchestra Jr. Clinic Auditions Oct. 27

Admissions preview day, known as Meet Maryville.  Saturday, 9/29

STEMfest.  Saturday, 9/29