Maeser Updates: 23 February 2018

In this edition: Important Note Regarding School Uniforms, 11th Grade ACT on Tuesday, Choir & Orchestra Auditions for 2018-19, HS Boys Soccer Tryouts, Driver Education Class, Volunteer Help Needed

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours This Week
7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am-1:00pm Friday

Monday, February 26
3:30-5:00pm HS Boys Soccer Tryouts

Tuesday, February 27
11th Grade ACT **juniors only**

Wednesday, February 28
Deadline for second semester class fees – pay online or at the school during front office hours

Thursday, March 1
Late fee ($25) assessed for outstanding fee balances

Important Note Regarding School Uniforms

PARENTS: Lately we’ve noticed an increasing number of students violating the uniform policy, especially with unapproved hoodies, jackets, and coats. We realize it’s gotten colder the last little while, and students are allowed to wear non-uniform outerwear as they are walking to/from seminary and math, but once they are in the building they need to be in uniform.

This following is the “why” behind our uniform policy. We invite you to have a conversation with your students about the principles mentioned.

“Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy believes that education is a serious and sacred endeavor. Thus, in many ways schools can be sacred buildings. They are a place apart where students can converse with the sages of the past, grapple with the issues of today, and wonder at the mysteries of tomorrow. Just as someone might dress differently or in a specific way to enter a house of worship like a church, temple, mosque, or synagogue, students dress in school uniforms to prepare their minds and bodies for the sacred act of learning. Wearing clothes that are different from a student’s normal, everyday attire indicates that there is something special about what they are doing. A school uniform contributes to the atmosphere of all students’ sacred and serious academic endeavor.”

To review our school uniform policy: Maeser School Uniform Policy

We currently have two approved vendors who sell Maeser uniform hoodies and sweatshirts:
Timpanogos Embroidery
Lands’ End

11th Grade ACT This Tuesday, February 27th

This Tuesday, February 27th, all 11th-grade students in the State of Utah will be taking the ACT. This is a free opportunity for all juniors to take the ACT! **Your junior is already registered; you do not need to do anything to sign them up for this ACT administration.**

Tuesday, February 27 will be an ACT-testing-only day for our school. There will be NO SCHOOL that day for students who are not in 11th grade. Administration of this test will follow all ACT standards, and ACT does not allow us to have any students on campus who are not part of the ACT administration. In order to create the required testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for ACT testing only. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on February 27th as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus that day.

Please make every effort to reschedule any appointments your student might have on Tuesday. ACT test security rules are very strict and we are not allowed to interrupt the ACT to pull students out.

Information for Juniors:

When to arrive

Please make sure your 11th grade student arrives on time and in Maeser uniform (full dress is not required).

  • Breakfast: We will provide breakfast at the school from 7:00-7:30am prior to the test.
  • Test: Students must arrive no later than 7:30am to take the test.

IMPORTANT NOTE! The start time for the ACT on Tuesday is EARLIER than our normal school day – please make arrangements to have your student arrive by NO LATER THAN 7:30am!

What to bring

Please make sure your student brings:

  • Photo ID: either a driver’s license or a current Maeser school ID card
  • Two #2 pencils
  • An approved calculator: a list of ACT-approved calculators is available on the ACT website: http://www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator.html

When to Pick Up Your Student

We anticipate that students will finish testing around noon. Please make arrangements to pick up your student by no later than 12:30pm.

What if my student can’t be there on February 27th?

If your student is absolutely unable to test on February 27th, he or she will be rescheduled to test on the statewide ACT make-up date: Tuesday, March 20th. Please be sure to email our attendance office at attendance@maeserprep.org to excuse your student’s absence on February 27th. We appreciate your letting us know as soon as possible so we can adjust our testing room assignments if needed.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Utah 11th Grade ACT, please contact us at info@maeserprep.org.

We appreciate your support and cooperation in ensuring that our students test well on Tuesday!

Searching for Musical Souls

Do you sing? Do you play? Do you want to? Talk to Mrs. Vincent! Tryouts are coming for next year’s choir and orchestra classes, and next year is going to ROCK! janice.vincent@maeserprep.org

HS Boys Soccer Tryouts

HS Boys Soccer Tryouts will be Monday, Feb. 26th, from 3:45-5:00pm. All players need to register at http://www.registermyathlete.com (click “login”>”my school login”>”Utah”). Any questions can be directed to Coach Simmons.

Driver Education Class

There will be a Driver Education course offered at Maeser Prep through Wright Driving School starting on Monday, March 12 and ending on Thursday, March 22. The class will be from 6:00am-7:50am Monday-Friday (03/12-03-16) and Monday-Thursday (03/19-03/22). The cost of the class is $230 and includes the classroom portion, 6 hours of observations, and 6 hours of driving. Please pay the instructor on the first day of class (checks made out to Wright Driving School or cash). A sign-up sheet will be at the front desk. Contact Jared Norris with any questions.

Volunteer Help Needed!

Breakfast and Snacks for the 11th Grade ACT on February 27

We are in need of parent volunteers to help provide breakfast and snacks on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00am for our Junior class, who will be taking the ACT at school. Food donations should be dropped off at 6:45am at the school. Parent volunteers are also needed to help set up and clean up. For more information and to sign up: Breakfast & Snacks for the ACT Test on February 27. Thank you!

Lunch for Teachers on Friday, March 9th

Friday, March 9 is our Parent/Teacher Conference day. We are in need of parent volunteers to help provide a lunch that teachers can enjoy that day when they have a break in their conferences. In order to keep it warm and ready to serve, we are asking for a variety of soups in crockpots. For more information and to volunteer: Lunch for Teachers on March 9th

Candy Donations Needed for Counseling Department

Our counselors keep candy on hand to give to students. Please donate if you can. Any large bag of wrapped candy will do! For more information and to sign up: Sign-up for Counseling Candy Donations.

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