What's New at THS

EOC & AP Testing
04/19/2021
End-of-course testing for English 1 & II; Math 1, 2, and 3; US History; and Biology I will take place the last two weeks of April. In-person learners will take EOC tests in the morning while remote learners will take their tests in the afternoon. AP testing will begin the first week of May. Click read more for more details.
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Satire Edition of Maroon & White Now Available!
03/26/2021
Arrington pulls a Forrest Gump & runs across the country! Online classes now streamed by Instagram Live! Global warming is a hoax by those prankster scientists, and so much more! **The Maroon & White is proud to share our first annual White & Maroon, April Fool’s Day, Laugh-tastic, Laugh-mazing, Laugh att-ack, Comedy, Fun Times, Satire issue. Satire is a style of writing that shares commentary on our world through a comedic tone. The contents of this paper include sarcasm, hyperbole, and fiction. Please enjoy our humorous articles! Love, the Maroon & White
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African-American History Coming Fall 2021
03/23/2021
We are excited about a new course offering for THS students. Students can now register for African American-History as an elective course for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested students should contact their counselor.
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End-of-Year Celebrations Updates
03/22/2021
PROM, AWARDS DAY, CLASS NIGHT, & GRADUATION! We are excited to announce these end-of-year celebrations for the 2021 Tennessee High School junior and senior classes. We are using existing public health guidance based on the current state of COVID-19 and will continually re-evaluate as we get closer to the day of the events.
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WBL Summer Internships Now Available!
03/17/2021
Are you interested in getting ahead and earning valuable "on the job" experience? If so, you should consider working a summer internship available through THS Work-Based Learning!
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Athletic Camps Are a Go for the Summer
03/11/2021
Athletic camps are happening this summer. As they are announced, they will be listed here with dates, times, cost, and information on how to sign up. We can't wait to see our young athletes learn this summer!
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THS Announces Pre-Apprenticeship Partnership
03/09/2021
Tennessee High School and J.A. Street & Associates signed a partnership agreement on March 9 for the first state-certified pre-apprenticeship program in northeast Tennessee.
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Students Place in This Year's MLK Art Show
03/08/2021
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Show. Honorable mentions went to Triston Haskins, Morgan Garrett, Isabella Stiltner, Mattie Tipton & Piper Booher. Julia Slagle placed 3rd and took home a $25 prize. Stephanie Vencill placed 2nd and received a $50 prize. Sophia Detrick placed 1st and took home the $75 prize. Click "See More" to see all of this year's entries.
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Mr. Reece Named District Teacher of the Year
03/08/2021
From eight district-wide nominees, three teachers were selected to represent Bristol Tennessee City Schools in this year’s state Teacher of the Year award. Mr. Reece was chosen as the 9-12 District Teacher of the Year.
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CTE Dept. Wins Big at Regional Level
02/16/2021
Several THS students from the Career & Technical Eduction placed in recent regional competitions. Congratulations to these students from HOSA, FLBA, TSA, and SkillsUSA.
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Rising Freshmen Registration
02/15/2021
Class of 2025, welcome to THS! On this page, you will find your course catalog (a description of all classes & graduation requirements), a must-watch registration video, & virtual tours of our CTE programs.
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February 2021 Edition of the Maroon & White
02/15/2021
Love is in the air! And so is the latest issue of the Maroon & White! Click the link above to check it out!
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Sophomores: Earn Your Associate's Degree Now!
01/21/2021
We are SO excited to partner with two post-secondary institutions to offer a path to an associate's degree program for rising juniors (current 10th graders). Students who successfully complete the program will concurrently earn their high school diploma and an associate's degree! Please complete the survey at the bottom of the Viking U website by Feb. 5.
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She Will Continue to Teach Us
10/25/2020
With the recent passing of beloved Viking Gabrielle Kennedy, the @thsmaroonandwhite wanted to come together and publish a miniature issue in remembrance of the great life she lived.
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Stubbs and Trey Play-by-Play on VSN
09/25/2020
Don’t miss the new live game analysis, play-by-play, and in-person interviews with players and coaches from former Vikings Brad Stubbs and Trey Arrington. Stubbs, the color commentator, is a member of the Class of 1998 at Tennessee High School. Arrington, the play-by-play announcer, is a member of the Class of 2000.
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A Whole New Game
08/28/2020
During the era of COVID-19, the future of sports has become uncertain. Football especially could prove to have a tumultuous season, but as of last Friday, we began to see a whole new game.
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Welding Program Comes to THS
08/17/2020
A local company, Sturdy-Lite, has partnered with Bristol Tennessee City Schools to begin a new welding program at Tennessee High School. Today, Sturdy-Lite presented a donation check for over $5,600 to purchase a Millermatic 350P welding machine.
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English Summer Reading Expectations
05/26/2020
All students who take English classes at THS must complete a summer reading assignment. Read more to find the details of your English class's reading expectations.
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Manno Named National Merit Scholarship Winner
05/13/2020
Congratulations to Matthew Manno, who was one of 2500 National Merit Finalists Chosen as National Merit $2500 Scholarship Winner
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Shipley Creates Virtual Fieldtrips during Pandemic
05/08/2020
When Mr. Shipley cannot bring the students to the Bristol Herald Courier, he brings the Bristol Herald Courier to them!
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Students Win Big at CareerQuest
03/11/2020
Laura Lavinder takes 1st; Mary Rose & Cole Haga come in 2nd; and Maria Roth receives Honorable Mention.
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Nominations for Everlasting Impact Award Open
03/09/2020
Seniors, as a parting gift before graduation, nominate an important teacher or staff member for the Everlasting Impact Award.
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8th & 9th Graders Tour CTE
02/26/2020
On February 18th, rising 9th grade students from Vance came to Tennessee High with their teachers to tour the school and to learn about new and existing opportunities and classes within our CTE departments.
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Read the February Edition of the Maroon & White!
02/14/2020
Check out the February Valentine's edition of the Maroon & White!
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MVB Has Fantastic Honors Band Season
02/10/2020
The Tennessee High School “Mighty Viking Band” had a fantastic 2020 honor band season! Multiple THS students auditioned and placed successfully at three honor bands this year - ETSU Honors Band, Virginia Tech Honors Band, and All-State East.
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HOSA & FBLA Students Place in Regionals
02/08/2020
Congratulations to students in both HOSA and FBLA who placed in Regionals and will move on to the state competitions.
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Wilson & Smith Take Top Honors in Oratorical Contest
01/23/2020
Tennessee High School juniors took the top two spots in the sixth annual Black History Month-focused 2020 Eastman Oratorical Contest on January 22. Madison Wilson won first place and $1000, and Sydney Smith won second place and $500.
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Ziegler Honored by the Marine Corps
10/23/2019
Congratulations to Lakelyn Ziegler on being honored by the US Marine Corps after attending a prestigious leadership academy.
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Start Your Day the Smart Way: With Breakfast
10/23/2019
No time for breakfast in the morning?! Stop by the main entrances, and pick up a little "breakfast-on-the-go" from our THS Cafeteria. Lunch number payments accepted!
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HOSA Leadership Students Attend E2E
09/09/2019
On August 28, 2019, the THS HOSA Student Leadership Team attended the E2E (Education to Employment) Summit in Jonesborough.
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Walmart Drivers Visit THS
09/08/2019
In August, professional drivers from Walmart visited our Drivers' Education classes.
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Roan and Niswonger Scholarships Now Available!
08/23/2019
The prestigious Niswonger and Roan Scholarships are now available. Pick up your applications in the counseling office.
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Changes to School Dismissal Procedure
08/07/2019
In order to assist with traffic flow at Vance Middle School, all afternoon bus pick-up at Tennessee High will now take place in the back of the school on Southside Avenue. Therefore, all afternoon car riders must be picked up in front of the school.
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HOSA Students Place at State Conference
03/29/2019
Congratulations to the students who participated in the HOSA State Leadership Conference! Carson Bussey, Carter Harris, Jake Hollen, Noah Keith, Kendrick Perry, Katelynn Pirani, Naomi Letson, Kaitlin Rice, and Kayla Rupe each represented THS well at the state level.
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Jayce Ketron Awarded Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship
03/26/2019
On Tuesday morning, March 26, Jayce Ketron was awarded the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Scholarship from Bristol Motor Speedway.
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Wrestling Season Ends on a High Note at State
02/26/2019
The THS Wrestling Team had another great year and once again broke records and exceeded expectations. Starting with Region Duals, the Viking wrestlers...
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Students Participate in Prevention Day on the Hill
02/21/2019
Tennessee High School student members of the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition travelled to Nashville, TN on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to participate in Prevention Day on the Hill.
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Library Now Has Hotspots for Checkout
02/05/2019
The THS librarians are excited to announce that they now have 5 hotspots available for check out!
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Robotics Team Places in Tournament
01/28/2019
On Saturday our high school and middle school's Robotics teams competed at the Rebel Rumble VEX VRC Tournament. With 32 teams competing from around the region, it was a hard fought battle.
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Seven Students Named Finalists in Eastman Contest
12/13/2018
Congratulations to the following students of Mrs. Mariel Story who placed in the top 15 of Eastman's Black History Oratorical Contest: David Bieger, Madison Carter, Olivia Millwood, Jordan Thompson, Alie Bassett, Joel Hyden, and Lance Tudor.
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Chik-fil-a Owner & Manager Visit Business Classes
12/05/2018
On December 4, Mrs. Tammy English's business classes had guest speakers from Chick-fil-A.
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Mighty Viking Band Undefeated in Class
12/05/2018
The 2018 season was perhaps the Tennessee High School Mighty Viking Band’s finest competition season in many years! Since June, the band has been putting together and perfecting their most elaborate and innovative show to date – Spun to Gold!
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Criminal Justice Students Place 1st in Competition
12/05/2018
On Nov. 30, Criminal Justice II students competed in a regional crime scene competition. Congratulations to the Blood Spatter team--Isaiah Arnold, Hannah Hatfield, and Hollyanna McClain--who placed first!
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Lance Tudor Wins Library Essay Contest
12/04/2018
We are happy to announce a winner for the library-sponsored Black History STEAM essay competition: Lance Tudor.
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CTE Students Perfect the TSA Regionals
11/30/2018
On Novermber 20, several of our CTE students attended the Technology Student Association (TSA) regional competition. Six teams from THS entered, and six teams took home first place trophies.
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Band wins at Enka
Band Wins Big at Enka!
10/03/2018
Congratulations go out to the Mighty Viking Band for their performance and placement at their first band competition of the year - the Enka High School "Land of Sky" Marching Band Festival in Candler, North Carolina.
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Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Library Receives DG Literacy Grant
09/14/2018
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Tennessee High School a $1500 grant to support youth literacy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the organization awarded to 915 recipients on August 28, 2018.
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LEAP's Program Now Available
08/14/2018
The LEAP's after-school program is now open for students! Hours of operation are from 2:30 PM-5:30 PM daily.
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ValuCard for Food City
Link Your ValuCard to THS
08/06/2018
Help THS earn funds for classroom equipment and supplies through the Food City School Bucks Challenge!
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Summer Reading
Summer Reading
07/01/2018
Summer Reading Expectations for Students
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Laptop Deployment Makeup Date
Parents: please join us Aug. 13 for our make-up laptop deployment session
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Flu Vaccination Forms due August 31
The Sullivan County Regional Health Dept. will offer influenza vaccinations to all students in BTCS. If you would like your child to be vaccinated, please complete, sign, and return the Consent Form.
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R.A.C.E Day (Optional Student Day)
There will be an optional student day on Jan. 21, 2019. BUS TRANSPORTATION WILL BE OFFERED TO AND FROM SCHOOL FOR FULL DAY PARTICIPANTS ONLY. THE DEADLINE TO BE INCLUDED FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION IS JANUARY 16TH. STUDENTS WHO TURN THE FORM IN AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION.
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The Valentine's Day Edition of the Maroon & White
Be sure to check out the Valentine's Edition of the Maroon & White. Inside, you'll not only find articles on love and the single life, but you'll also find reviews and the latest on student life.
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Take the THS Parent Survey
We are working to improve conditions for learning in our schools. Students will learn more effectively in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment.
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Lady Vikings to Host Skills and Drills Sessions
Girls grades 3-8: The Lady Viking Basketball Team will be holding "Skills & Drills" sessions every Monday and Wednesday during the month of April.
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Class Night Changes Coming This Year
Mark your calendars! This year, Tennessee High will devote a whole day to recognizing the achievements of the Class of 2019: Thursday, May 16, 2019.
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Shuttle Service Debuts at This Year's Graduation
With hopes to resolve parking issues, THS will provide a shuttle service for this year's graduation. See below for details!
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Sign Up for Our Summer Youth Camps
Several of our athletic teams are sponsoring summer youth camps this year. Camps are a great way to keep students active and social during the summer. The dates and links to forms are below.
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Maroon & White Final Edition Now Available!
Catch the final edition of this year's Maroon & White! It is filled with stories about prom, the exam-exemption policy, music & movies, and much more!
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Order Class Night & Awards Day DVDs Today!
It’s time to order your Class Night and awards program DVDs! Email this order form to mcmakins@btcs.org to order yours today!
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Summer Reading and Library Summer Hours
THS is throwing a Summer Reading Celebration to reward students who complete the reading over the summer. An assessment will be given to all students, those scheduled for English in the fall and spring semester, at the start of school in August to determine attendance eligibility.
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Order Graduation DVDs or Blu-rays from BTES
Thank you to BTES for the livestream of our graduation ceremony. Purchase your copy of this DVD or Blu-ray at the link below. Half of all sales will go to the AV Production Department at THS.
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Freshman Orientation Day on July 24
Mark your calendars for July 24th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM! Any changes in schedule will be posted on the THS website. Our Welcome Presentation will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please drop students off at the entrance to the auditorium prior to the start time. The auditorium doors will open at 8:45 am. We look forward to seeing you in July!
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Read the Halloween Edition of the Maroon & White!
Read the Halloween edition of the Maroon & White here. Find all things October!
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Join Us for Madrigal Dinners--December 12-14
Join the THS Madrigals for a fun evening of music, drama, and food this December 12, 13, or 14, at the Avoca Christian Church gymnasium.
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Read the December edition of the Maroon & White!
Read the December edition of the Maroon & White here! It's filled with holiday tidbits and includes the teacher superlatives among many other stories.
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Enter the Amazingly Awesome Writing Contest!
Interested in having your writing published? How about winning cash money for your writing? Join Mr. Snyder for an informational meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, during Viking Time.
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Testing Updates due to COVID-19
AP STUDENTS: Please complete the Google form below to let Ms. McKay know about your AP testing intentions. https://forms.gle/eLqZNHz32Eikn8o19
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Viking Spirit at Home
Hey! We miss seeing your faces! Since we won’t see each other this week, let’s show our school spirit from home! Join our virtual spirit week, and participate via social media! Just tag THS, and use the hashtag #VikingSpiritAtHome. We hope to see some of your faces, socks, and workout moves this week! Please share!
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Announcements in the Time of COVID
Check here for miscellaneous announcements during school closure. If you need to add something or have any questions, please email hayess@btcs.org.
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Prom 2020
Prom Cancelled
Due to rising case numbers of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel prom.
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Graduation
Graduation Set for July 24
The Class of 2020 will graduate on Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. in the Stone Castle. Find all the details here.
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Beginning of Year Announcements
Please check here regarding announcements for the new school year. If you have quesitons, please email hayess@btcs.org.
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Humans of Bristol--Ann Aicginger
Humans of Bristol is a brand new series from the THS Maroon and White staff made to amplify the stories of the people living in our beautiful town. Inspired by the Instagram account @humansofny, we want to give a voice to all Bristolians. Our first story is from Ann AIchinger, interviewed by Maddy Wilson.
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