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  • History comes alive at Maryville Christian School Published 1/12/2011 at 2:58 p.m. 0 comments

    Parents and teachers at Maryville Christian School recently got to see five U.S. presidents, four queens, dictators, rulers, inventors, scientists, pioneers and even an astronaut made a rare appearance. On Dec. 15, there were 79 total students who dressed up ...

  • School Report Cards: Blount schools celebrate successes, make plans for schools on ‘the list’ Published 1/7/2011 at 6:13 p.m. 0 comments

    The State Department of Education released their annual report cards for all public schools on Friday, causing both celebration and disappointment for schools in Blount County, Maryville and Alcoa. The best news is that no schools in Blount or the ...

  • Public input session set to discuss fate of Fort Craig School Published 1/5/2011 at 12:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Anyone wishing to learn more about the proposed 2012 budget for the Maryville City School System, including a proposal to close Fort Craig School, is invited to attend a public input session on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The public input session ...

  • Wall art Published 1/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Union Grove Middle School now has a new mural, thanks to the hard work of Maryville College students. The mural, which consists of 10 silhouettes of students, is roughly eight feet tall and spans 42 feet on a wall in ...

  • Like, cool, man Published 1/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Students at Heritage Middle School rhymed, laughed and showed their creative sides for peers, parents and guests at the Poetry Café. Teachers set up the café in the library at the school for student readings on Thursday, Dec. 9. The ...

  • Air Guard to the rescue Published 12/15/2010 at 4:03 p.m. 0 comments

    It was a rainy, dreary afternoon on Saturday, Dec. 4. News of Fort Craig School possibly being closed had kept the attitudes dreary all week. Maybe it was time for the cavalry. Even better was the appearance at Fort Craig ...

  • MHS Orchestra students get artistic Published 12/6/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment

    Maryville High School Orchestra members on Friday put down their instruments and picked up art utensils to create ornaments they are selling as a fundraiser for their spring trip to perform at Carnegie Hall. Matthew Wilkinson, director of the Maryville ...

  • Mailing a ‘hug’ Published 12/1/2010 at 2:55 p.m. 0 comments

    Snack time took on a whole new meaning at Alcoa Middle School. For the third year, students assembled 300 care packages full of snack items for soldiers serving in Afghanistan in partnership with the organization “Hugs for Our Soldiers.” Sue ...

  • U.S. Cellular gives Blount County teachers a boost in the classroom through ‘Calling All Teachers’ campaign Published 12/1/2010 at 2:53 p.m. 0 comments

    Recently 10 Blount County teachers received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers campaign. For a second year, the wireless carrier partnered with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund ...

  • Shuffling the decks Published 11/29/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    In the not too distant future, freshman in the Maryville City School system may be attending classes at the middle school instead of the high school. The idea Maryville City School board members are considering would alleviate overcrowding at the ...

  • Saying goodbye Published 11/24/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Putting family first is more than just lip service for Bill Burke. The former band director at Maryville Middle School moved to Sevierville Intermediate and Middle schools this fall to be closer to his family. The father of three children, ...

  • Maryville High Orchestra invited to Carnegie Hall Published 11/18/2010 at 10:40 a.m. 1 comment

    The Maryville High School student orchestra recently was invited to perform this April at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Students currently involved in the orchestra program at Maryville High School have been involved in music education throughout their years ...

  • MHS Yearbook is marketing for a wider audience Published 11/18/2010 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments

    While every high school senior class probably finds their yearbook “unique,” Maryville High School is trying to take the school yearbook to a new level this year by selling their yearbook to the community. Defining Moments is the theme of ...

  • For their sacrifice Published 11/15/2010 at 11:36 a.m. 0 comments

    It was truly music to stir the soul, especially when the purpose of the gathering was to give heart-felt thanks to those who have sacrificed so much. Maryville High School joined the schools and civic groups who take time out ...

  • M*A*S*H to take audience on funny/serious journey through war Published 11/10/2010 at 2:47 p.m. 0 comments

    Just a few days after Veteran’s Day, a group of high school students will transport willing participants back to the Korean War with a funny, inspiring and sometimes heart-stopping look at a front-line medical unit. “M*A*S*H” will be brought to ...

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