Maeser Updates: 13 April 2018

In this edition: Outside Credit Deadline for Seniors, Into the Woods, FREE Co-Ed MS Basketball Camp April 16-20, SAGE Testing May 3-4

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Friday, April 13
Into the Woods
1:30pm (student matinee) & 7:00pm
Tickets: Adults $7, Students $6 – group discount available

Saturday, April 14
Into the Woods
Children’s Presentation (shorter with character meet & greet): 11:00am
Full Performances: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets: Adults $7, Students $6 – group discount available; Children’s Presentation $5

Monday, April 16
SENIORS: Deadline for ALL outside credit to be completed for graduation clearance

Tuesday, April 17
7:00pm Orchestra Concert

Thursday, April 19
7:00pm Choir Concert

Friday, April 20
Student Council Elections

April 23-27
Spirit Week

Friday, April 27
Spirit Bowl Assembly

Saturday, April 28
State Solo & Ensemble Festival
8:00-11:00pm Prom

Monday, April 30
LAST DAY to pay spring fees to avoid a $25 late payment fee!

Tuesday, May 1
$25 Late payment fee assessed for outstanding fees

Thursday-Friday, May 3-4
8:00am-12:30pm SAGE Testing: grades 7, 8, 9, 10 + seniors in SAGE-assigned classes

Friday-Saturday, May 4-5
Extreme Theater

SENIORS: Outside Credits are Due THIS MONDAY, April 16!

SENIORS: All outside credit — Northridge packets, Brainhoney, credit recovery, or credit ahead — MUST be completed by this Monday, April 16th in order for you to be cleared for graduation.

Have you received a scholarship offer?
Please report ALL scholarship offers to your counselor (even if you are not planning to take the scholarship)! Click here to let us know about your scholarship offers: Report Your Scholarship – 2018 Grads.

High School Musical: Into the Woods

Go INTO THE WOODS with us! Join us for Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical masterpiece about fairy tales, fears, and family. Limited, general admission tickets are available for sale Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays both at lunch and after school. Cash, checks, and cards accepted! Adults $7, Students $6 (Student Matinee $5). Group discount available.

Children’s Presentation (adults must be accompanied by a child) on Saturday at 11am, $5, is shorter, with a character meet & greet afterwards!

  • Friday, April 13, 1:30pm Student Matinee & 7pm
  • Saturday, April 14, 11am Childrens Presentation, 2pm & 7pm

FREE Co-Ed MS Basketball Camp: April 16-20

This coming week, three of our senior basketball players will be offering a FREE middle school basketball camp as their Senior Capstone project. Any interested boys and girls in grades 7 and 8 are welcome to attend! The camp will be held Monday-Friday, April 16-20, from 3:45-5:00pm.

SAGE Testing: Thursday & Friday, May 3-4

The last quarter of the school year signals the start of State year-end testing with SAGE: the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence. Year-end testing gives us a useful snapshot of where our students are at this point in the year in certain core areas. Our students have historically performed very well on these year-end tests, due to Maeser’s focus on providing “Core Plus” instruction that goes above and beyond what is required by the State’s core curriculum. We use our students’ test scores to help us inform and improve instruction. The State uses SAGE test scores as a major component of our school’s grade, which is published on the state’s Data Gateway website. We would appreciate your help in emphasizing to your student the importance of doing his or her best on their year-end tests to help us in these areas.

We appreciate all of the parent feedback we received after our SAGE testing day last year! We heard your concerns about student testing fatigue after such a long day of testing, and have made adjustments for this year’s SAGE administration. This year our school’s SAGE administration will take place on Thursday-Friday, May 3-4, from 8:00am to 12:30pm.

All students in grades 7, 8, 9, and 10, as well as seniors taking math or science classes with an associated SAGE exam, are scheduled to take SAGE tests. (Juniors will not be taking SAGE tests this year.) We will provide make-up opportunities for students who are unable to attend on May 3rd and 4th.

Only students who are scheduled to take SAGE tests this year should attend on May 3rd and 4th; students with no SAGE tests assigned or who have submitted Parental Exclusion forms should not be on campus that day. If your student finishes all of his or her assigned SAGE tests early, s/he may choose to read or work on homework or call home to be checked out early.

If you would prefer to opt your student out of SAGE testing this year, please complete, sign, and return the Parental Exclusion Form either by email (info@maeserprep.org) or at the front desk (Mon-Thurs 7:30am-4:00pm, Fri 7:30am-1:00pm) by Wednesday, May 2nd, to allow us time to mark your student correctly in the testing system and update their attendance for SAGE Testing Day.

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