The Maryville City Schools Foundation awards an annual Sandra Murphy Music Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The one year scholarship will be awarded to a current senior at Maryville High School who is involved in the MHS Band or Orchestra. Interested students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, be involved in music outside of school, and plan on being a music major in college. Applications are available in the Maryville High School guidance office. (Maryville, TN)
Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the guidance office by April 4, 2014

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The Maryville City Schools Foundation awards an annual scholarship in memory of Maryville Mayor Stanley B. “Skeeter” Shields. The applicant must be a current senior at Maryville High School. The one year $1,300 scholarship is payable to the winner’s institution of higher learning. This scholarship encourages a positive attitude in all aspects of citizenship. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applications are available in the Maryville High School (Maryville, TN) guidance office.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the guidance office by April 4, 2014

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The MCSF Newsletter is now online!  You can access it by clicking here.

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The Maryville City Schools Foundation will present its Starlight Awards to honor the alumni and friends of Maryville City Schools. The gala event honoring the 2013 award recipients will be on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, Tennessee.

The Foundation will recognize recipients in the following categories:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award is granted to Maryville High School graduates who have made distinguished or outstanding contributions to their professions or chosen fields of endeavor, or for distinguished human service to their community, state or nation.
  • Outstanding Young Alumni is granted to Maryville High School graduates, age 35 or younger when nominated, for significant accomplishments in their professions or chosen fields of endeavor or for distinguished human service to their community, state or nation.
  • Community Partnership is granted to a business that serves as a sustaining partner through financially supporting the Maryville City Schools and youth programs in our community.
  • Distinguished Service is granted to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to education in the City of Maryville. This award can be presented to alumni or non-alumni of Maryville High School.
  • Family Partnership Award is granted to a family or individual who exemplifies dedication to education in every aspect of their lives. Awardees deserve recognition for their spirit of giving not only financially but through their involvement with the students of Maryville City Schools.

For more information about the Starlight Awards Gala or to be included on the invitation mailing list for the event, please contact Barbara Jenkins by email at mcsf@maryville-schools.org or by phone at 865-982-7121 Ext 11501.

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The Rebel Run 5K pre-registration fee of $15 for students has been extended! The Maryville City Schools Foundation Board will provide a $1500 grant to the city school with the highest percentage of students participating in the event. The winning school will designate how they will spend the grant money. Lace up your running shoes and participate with your classmates and families in this fun event on November 2nd. The race begins in front of Maryville High School and ends on the 50 yard line of the Shields Stadium!!

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Registration is now open for the 2013 Rebel Run! Proceeds from the race will allow the Foundation to fund teacher-requested grants for technology, music, STEM, and innovation in the classroom.  Click here for more details and to register online!

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The Maryville City Schools Foundation is now accepting nominations for its annual Starlight Awards.

The Foundation seeks nominations in the following categories:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award is granted to Maryville High School graduates who have made distinguished or outstanding contributions to their professions or chosen fields of endeavor, or for distinguished human service to their community, state or nation.
  • Outstanding Young Alumni is granted to Maryville High School graduates, age 35 or younger when nominated, for significant accomplishments in their professions or chosen fields of endeavor or for distinguished human service to their community, state or nation.
  • Community Partnership is granted to a business that serves as a sustaining partner through financially supporting the Maryville City Schools and youth programs in our community.
  • Distinguished Service is granted to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to education in the City of Maryville. This award can be presented to alumni or non-alumni of Maryville High School.
  • Family Partnership Award is granted to a family or individual who exemplifies dedication to education in every aspect of their lives. Awardees deserve recognition for their spirit of giving not only financially but through their involvement with the students of Maryville City Schools.

Nomination forms must be emailed or postmarked by September 23, 2013 in order to be considered. The nomination form is available here or can be picked up at the MCSF office located in the Maryville City Schools Central Office at 833 Lawrence Avenue in Maryville.

All completed nomination forms should be directed to Barbara Jenkins, executive director via email at mcsf@maryville-schools.org or mailed to Maryville City Schools Foundation, 833 Lawrence Avenue, Maryville, TN 37803.

The Starlight Awards Gala honoring the 2013 award recipients will be held on February 22, 2014 at the Clayton Center for the Arts.

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The Maryville City Schools Foundation joined the Expect More, Achieve More Coalition during the 2nd Annual Tennessee School Foundation Conference co-sponsored by Tennessee School Boards Association and the American Schools Foundation Alliance. The Coalition is a statewide alliance of business, community, and education organizations in Tennessee that supports high academic standards in public education. The Coalition’s goal is to build statewide and local engagement, support, and awareness of Tennessee’s efforts to raise the bar in the classroom so that every student graduates high school prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce. The Coalition believes that when we expect more, students achieve more.

You can learn more about the Coalition here.

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TN Reward Schools were named today in 169 schools and 52 districts across the state of Tennessee.  Maryville has three schools on the list, including Maryville High School, Maryville Jr. High School, and Foothills Elementary.  The 2012-13 Reward Schools list represents the top 5% of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5% for academic achievement.

Congratulations for a job well done! Keep up the good work!

You can read more about the honor here.

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In a recent awards ceremony at Coulter Grove Intermediate School, the Maryville City Schools Foundation (MCSF) recognized major donors providing ongoing support for the foundation’s educational programs.  DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. received the Founders Award honoring the company and its employee support since 1991.  MCSF executive director Barbara Jenkins thanked DENSO for its financial contributions totaling more than $407,000 since 1991.

 “DENSO gave an initial contribution of $75,000 to the Foundation during the year it was founded to launch the organization and its mission to support educational excellence and innovation for the students of Maryville City Schools,” explained Ms. Jenkins. “The contribution not only helped with start-up costs but helped fund grants to schools in 1991 and 1992 totaling $90,000. 

 “Elementary schools received math and science kits and the Maryville High School library received $50,000 to purchase an information system,” she continued. “Today we are honored to recognize DENSO with the first Founders Award.” 

DENSO Senior Vice President Mike Brackett, accepting the award for the company, commended the foundation’s efforts to help fund school programs, the classroom teacher and educational tools for students. “We have witnessed how much you have excelled in providing that kind of help – above and beyond what we thought possible,” he stated. “We will always share the values that you have to help our youth and the teachers dedicated to them.”

“These values include support for the STEM program and the Blount County robotics team in competition this coming year,” he added. “Your role to education is critical.”

The Founders Award was hand crafted from Tennessee pink marble into a bowl weighing about 65 pounds thanks to a donation by Tennessee Marble Company. Monica Gawet and Gus Zacharias, co-owners of Tennessee Marble, shared the bowl’s creation process during the presentation to DENSO. An etching carved into the marble was a donation from Lee Heights Monuments in Lenoir City. 

 “This Tennessee pink marble bowl will always have a special place at DENSO,” Brackett said. “What a wonderful gift that Tennessee Marble Company and Lee Heights Monuments have created and shared – a keepsake that is also unique to our community.”

 Maryville Schools Foundation also recognized its MCSF Honor Society — donors giving $20,000 or more since 1991. Honors went to Blount Memorial Foundation and Community Outreach, Clayton Homes, First Tennessee Bank, PCS, Inc., Tom and Kathy Howard, and Steve and Ruth West.  

 To contact or make a donation to the Maryville City Schools Foundation, visit www.maryvillecityschoolsfoundation.org or call (865) 982-7121.

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