Maeser Updates: 12 August 2017

In this edition: Back to School Reminders, Lands’ End Uniform Sale, Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students, FREE ACT Prep Course for Sophomores, Sports Updates, Volunteer Needs, College Rep Visit, Updating Your Information

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours
Week of August 14-18
8am-3pm Monday-Thursday
8am-1pm Friday

Beginning August 21
Regular office hours resume
7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am-1:00pm Friday

Wednesday-Thursday, August 16-17
2-4pm MS Girls Volleyball tryouts

Thursday, August 17
4pm HS Boys Volleyball Open Gym

Friday, August 18
New Student Orientation Day (regular uniforms): Schedule for New Student Orientation Day – Friday, August 18th

Monday, August 21
First Day of School (full dress uniforms): Schedule for First Day of School – Monday, August 21st (includes solar eclipse safety information)

Thursday-Friday, August 24-25
HS Boys Volleyball tryouts

Friday, August 25
Summer Reading Book Club Night
Details in next week’s Maeser Updates

8-11pm HS Back to School Stomp (following the book club discussion) in the gym (cost: $5)

Friday & Saturday, September 1st & 2nd
Decade Reunion: Alumni, current students, parents, and faculty are all invited to attend our 10-year celebration!

Wednesday, September 27
Dartmouth College Rep Visit during lunch

Back to School Reminders

New Student Orientation and First Week of School

Friday, August 18 will be a special New Student Orientation Day from 9:00-11:30am for NEW students only. Click here for the schedule: Schedule for New Student Orientation Day – Friday, August 18th. Regular uniforms should be worn on this day.

Monday, August 21 is the first day of school for ALL students. Click here for the schedule: First Day of School (full dress uniforms): Schedule for First Day of School – Monday, August 21st (includes solar eclipse safety information). Full Dress Uniforms should be worn on this day.

On Tuesday, August 22, our regular bell schedule will begin. Click here for the schedule: 2017-18 Maeser Bell Schedules.

Class Schedules

Class schedules for 2017-18 are now available in PowerSchool! You can log in to view your student’s fall schedule at http://maeserprep.powerschool.com/. All of your Maeser students should be linked to your account and you can switch students by clicking on the student’s name at the top of the screen. If you have a student who is not showing up in your parent account, please let us know so we can get them linked properly to your account.

If you have an existing PowerSchool parent account from a prior year, your new student has been added to your existing account and you should be able to log in using the same username and password you have used in the past. Parents of new students should have received an email on Tuesday, July 25th, with instructions on how to log in to PowerSchool.

If you have forgotten your username or password or are having difficulty logging in, you can reset them using the “forgot username/password” link on the login page and entering your email address. If that does not work, or if you have questions about how to use PowerSchool, please email info@maeserprep.org.

Schedule Changes

This week our teachers and counselors will be meeting to complete important start-of-year training. The counselors will be available for very limited schedule changes during this week. Mrs. Anderson will be available from 1-3pm Mon-Thurs and Mrs. Sorenson will be available from 1-3pm Mon-Wed. You can access their appointment calendars through the Counseling page on our website.

School Supply Lists

Teachers’ class supply lists are available here: 17-18 School Supply List.

Lands’ End Uniform Sale

Still need a blazer or plaid skirt for your high school student? Lands’ End is having a 30% off sale — this is the best time to purchase those higher-priced items! Shop online at http://www.landsend.com/school.

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students in 2017-18

NACEL is currently accepting applications for volunteer families who are interested in hosting an exchange student in their home for the upcoming school year. Foreign exchange students make a great contribution to our school, our community, and to your family. Students are carefully selected and screened, and they come with their own health insurance and spending money; all that is required from you is a bed, board and welcome. If your family is interested in hosting an exchange student next year, please contact Wendy Waldes for more information: wendywaldes@gmail.com or 801-709-3583.

FREE ACT Prep Course for Sophomores

SOPHOMORES: You have the opportunity this year to tak a free ACT prep course offered through our Trustlands program. There are 3 session opportunities this year, so pick one session (one session = 3 dates) that fits your schedule.

Session 1: September 28, October 5, and October 12th from 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Session 2: November 2, 9, and 16th from 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Session 3: March 8, 15, and 22nd from 3:30 – 7:30 pm

*You must attend all 3 dates within the session.
*Non-Sophomores are $125 per session. (Enrollment preference will be given to sophomores.)
*Sign up at the front desk. Each session is limited to 30 students, so sign ups are first come first served.

Sports

Fall Sports Eligibility and Fees

Eligibility for fall sports will be based on a student’s 4th term grades from the 2016-2017 school year. Students must have a 2.0 GPA with no Fs/NGs.

All middle school and high school sports have required fees. This year’s fees can be found on our website: 2017-18 School Fee Schedule.

High School Fall Sports

HS Boys Volleyball Open Gym and Tryouts
Open gym this Thursday, August 17th at 4pm. Come if you are considering trying out this year! Tryouts will be the first week of school: Thursday and Friday, August 24th and 25th. Questions? Contact Coach Bundy at josh.bundy@maeserprep.org.

HS Girls Tennis
There is still time to join the girls tennis team! If you are interested, contact Coach Smith: timothyasmith1@gmail.com.

Middle School Fall Sports

The middle school offers girls volleyball and cross-country in the fall. If a student participates in one of these sports they will practice during 4th period and this will become their elective for the term.

MS Cross Country
Middle school cross country will NOT be having practice this next week (August 16). Come ready to run during 4th period with us when school starts. Contact Coach Killpack for MS cross country questions.

MS Girls Volleyball
MS girls volleyball tryouts will be on August 16th and 17th from 2-4pm. Contact Coach Steinhorst for MS girls volleyball questions.

High School Winter Sports

HS Swimming
If you are a 9th-12th grader who is interested in swimming this year, please contact Coach Burg for information about our Swim Team: swimcoach@maeserprep.org.

Volunteer Needs

We have several volunteer needs coming up quickly! We appreciate your help in getting our school year started off right. Please check out our available opportunities on our Sign-Up Genius page. Thank you!

College Rep Visit: Dartmouth

An admissions representative from Dartmouth will be on campus during lunch on Wednesday, September 27th. All interested students are invited to attend.

Updating Your Information

If your plans have changed and your student will no longer be attending Maeser this fall, please contact our registrar asap at registrar@maeserprep.org so we can make that seat available to one of the many students on our wait list.

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know so we can stay in touch with your family.

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