Maeser Updates: 14 September 2018

In this edition: Schedule for Monday: School Picture Day & Lions Week Kick-off Assembly Schedule, Science Olympiad, Volunteer Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors for Mentoring, Galapagos Winterim, School Fees, Flex Friday and Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences, Driver Education Class, Model United Nations, Sports Announcements: Wrestling Interest & Activities/Sports Eligibility, Counseling Announcements: FAFSA Information & Snow College Campus Visits

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

September 17-21
Lions Week (Service + Hope Week)

Monday, September 17
School Picture Day – wear your Full Dress Uniform and bring your best smile!
Lions Week Kick-off Assembly

Tuesday, September 18
3:30pm Science Olympiad Information Meeting in room 302
4:00pm HS Girls Volleyball vs. Union – Fundraiser for David Tapia

Monday, September 24
Winterim requests open
12:00 pm Winterim Independent Study proposals due
Last day to register for Galapagos Winterim at the current rate

Thursday, September 27
Last day to purchase yearbooks with FREE early-bird bonuses
Deadline to pay annual student fees, graduation fee, year-long and first-semester class fees OR to set up a payment plan (finance@maeserprep.org) for these fees

Friday, September 28
8:00am-12:00pm FLEX Friday – Regular uniforms required. Come work with your teachers one on one to remediate or take tests
12:00pm Winterim Independent Study proposal rewrites due
1:00-5:00pm Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
4:00pm Winterim requests close

Monday, October 22
Credit Recovery Winterim assigned after 1st term grades finalized

Friday, October 26
Model United Nations at BYU

Thursday, November 1
Winterim fees available to pay online or in the front office

Thursday, November 15
Winterim fees are DUE (if unpaid after this date, your student will be dropped from their Winterim)

Schedule for Monday, September 17

This Monday, September 17, we will be on a special assembly bell schedule as we kick off Lions Week — our combined Serivce Week and Hope Week!

Monday is also School Picture Day — wear your Full Dress Uniform and bring your best smile! Lost your school picture order form? Download a copy here: 2018-19 School Picture Day Flyer.

Science Olympiad First Meeting

All students who would like to compete on Maeser’s High School Science Olympiad team this year should attend the information meeting right after school on Tuesday, September 18th in Mrs. Plott’s room (302 in the math building). Team member applications will be distributed, and we’ll discuss how the team will be run this year. We had a fantastic year last year, with four silver medals at the statewide competition. Parents are also invited.

Volunteer Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors for Mentoring

We have established a connection with the director of the Family Support and Treatment Center located on 1200 West, just a few blocks south of our school.

They provide a nursery there and can use volunteer help in it. The director provides this information:

ABOUT THE CRISIS-RESPITE NURSERY: Our Nursery provides a safe place for children ages newborn to 11 years old. Children come here for a variety of reasons. Families use the nursery for crisis reasons such as abuse, neglect, domestic violence, medical emergency, death of a family member, or a mental health crisis. But not all children who use the nursery have been traumatized. The nursery is also used for respite reasons such as a parent or guardian attending a therapy appointment, support group, court hearing, doctor appointment or job interview. Parents can also use the nursery to just have some self-care time for up to 3 hrs a week.

Students wanting to volunteer must be 16 yrs old and attend a training session which we will schedule for either Friday, September 21 or Friday, September 28 during after-school mentoring. They can then sign up week by week so that we provide 3-5 students for the nursery each Friday. Students may go as many or as few times as they choose during the school year.

This a great opportunity for community service and to add to applications in the future. If you are interested, please sign up in Room 222. Questions? Email Mrs. Goodrich at marlene.goodrich@maeserprep.org.

Galapagos Winterim

The Galapagos Winterim cost is likely to increase after September 24th. Any student or parent interested should view the website/itinerary here: www.explorica.com. Click on “Register for a Tour” and enter slade-7735 to see the specific information for our tour. (Note, this is the only international Winterim to be offered this year.)

For further information, email Mrs. Slade at stefanie.slade@maeserprep.org or Mr. Kreitzer at josh.kreitzer@maeserprep.org. The tour aims to introduce students to the incredible and scientifically informative animals and landscapes of the Galapagos Islands, including giant tortoises, penguins, flamingoes, sea lions, marine iguanas, and volcanoes.

School Fees Due on Thursday, September 27

Annual student fees, graduation fees, and year-long and first-semester class fees have now been assessed and are available to pay in the front office or on our RevTrak fee payment site. If you plan to pay your fees online, you will need to log in using your PowerSchool parent account username and password. After you add your fees to your cart and go to Checkout, you will need to log into (or create) your separate RevTrak payment account to enter your payment information.

If you need to set up a payment plan for annual student fees, graduation fees, and/or year-long and first-semester class fees, you may do so in person at the Finance Office or by email at finance@maeserprep.org BEFORE September 27th. Do it early! Lines will get long toward the end of September.

Questions? Email the Finance Office at finance@maeserprep.org.

Flex Friday and Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences: Friday, September 28

In an effort to help relieve some student stress and give them an opportunity for additional help, there are no regular classes on Friday, September 28th. Instead, students are welcome to come to school that day from 8-12 to get additional help and retake tests/quizzes. This is not designed as a day for students to come and make-up all the work they have missed during the term, but rather to catch up on something they missed while they were sick, away at a sporting event, or something similar. Students must be in uniform on Flex Friday. Students not in uniform may not be on campus.

Additionally, Parent-Student-Teacher conferences will be held on Friday, September 28th, from 1pm-5pm. Feel free to come and talk briefly with teachers about your student’s academic performance. You may want to consider emailing the teacher ahead of time to set up an appointment.

Driver Education Class

There will be a driver education class offered at Maeser through Wright Driving School starting on Monday, October 22nd and ending on Friday, November 2nd. Cost is $230 and includes classroom instruction, driving and observations. Classroom instruction will run from 4:00-5:30. Checks or cash will be given to the Wright Driving instructor on the first day of class. The front office will not accept payments. Sign-up at the front desk. Contact Mr. Norris (jared.norris@maeserprep.org) if you have questions.

Model United Nations

We have committees for Model United Nations. Come choose yours now. Here is a sample of the topics we will be addressing:

  • General Assembly 1 – Addressing the Need to Pursue Worldwide Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • General Assembly 4 – Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories
  • UN Environmental Programme – Solar Solutions: Bridging the Energy Gap for Off-Grid Settlements
  • Commission on Science and Technology for Development – Global Diversity in an Evolving Technology World
  • Security Council – Addressing the situation in Ukraine
  • Human Rights Council – Constructing a Framework to Allow for the Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of Religion on a Global Scale
  • Model European Union – Furthering the EU Enlargement Agenda in the Western Balkans and Turkey
  • Organization of American States – Mejorar las Tendencias Negativas de la Migración de las Personas Calificadas en Latinoamérica (Improve the Negative Trends of the Migration of Qualified Persons in Latin America)

We meet Wednesdays during lunch from now until October 26th in room 215. Volunteers appreciated!

Questions? Contact:
Mrs. Smith
Ms. Smith
Ms. Moser

Sports Announcements

Wrestling Interest

The athletic department is looking into the possibility of adding a wrestling program at Maeser and we would like to assess the interest level among our students. Wrestling is a winter sport that starts in November and runs through February. The tournaments typically take place on Fridays and Saturdays. There would be a fee just like the other sports but we are not sure what it would be at this point.

If this is something your student would be interested in, please have them log into their school email and take this wrestling interest survey.

If you have a child at Maeser who already wrestles at their local neighborhood school please let Mr. Norris (jared.norris@maeserprep.org) know as adding this program would directly impact your child.

Activities/Sports Eligibility for the 2nd Term

Students must earn a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs for the 1st term in order to be eligible to participate in activities/sports at Maeser Prep during the 2nd term and must maintain this GPA during the 2nd term in order to remain eligible.

Activities/Sports Eligibiltiy for 3rd Term and Beyond

Students must earn a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs for the 2nd term in order to be eligible to participate in activities sports during the 3rd term. In addition to this standard, any high school students who have NGs/Fs from any previous high school courses will be required to make up the F/NG before they are eligible to participate in activities/sports. Contact the counselors to learn more about options for making up these courses.

Counseling Announcements

College Financial Aid

The FAFSA opens on October 1st! Here are 7 things you will need before fill out the FAFSA.

Snow College Campus Visits

The best way for a student to decide if a school is right for them is to visit the campus. Snow College has created a campus visit program that allows high school juniors and seniors to spend the weekend living the life of a Snow College student. To learn more about this awesome program, called SNOWBLAST, visit the Snow College Website or see your counselor.

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