Maeser Updates: 21 September 2018

In this edition: Winterim Requests Open + Independent Winterim Proposals Due on Monday, Math Team, School Fees due on Thursday, Flex Friday and Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences, Volunteer Help Needed (Food for Shakespeare Competition, Breakfast for Junior PSAT and Senior Scholarship Meeting, Contribute to our “Classics Bookshelf”), Driver Education Class, Lands’ End Friends & Family Sale (40% Off!), Sports Announcements (Wrestling Interest, Wrestling Meeting, Activities/Sports Eligibility), Counseling Announcements (Senior CCRs, FAFSA Information, Snow College Open House, Snow College Campus Visits, NEW BYU Application Deadlines)

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Monday, September 24
HS Math Team meeting during lunch in room 302
Winterim requests open (STUDENTS: check your Maeser email on Monday for the Winterim Requests link!)
12:00 pm Winterim Independent Study proposals due
Last day to register for Galapagos Winterim at the current rate!

Wednesday, September 26
Wrestling Interest Meeting during lunch in room 301

Thursday, September 27
MS Math Team meeting during lunch in room 302
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
Last day to register for the October 27 ACT without a late fee (www.actstudent.org)

Thursday, October 4
2019 All-School Photo: Assembly Schedule

Wednesday, October 10
Junior PSAT Day + Senior College App Prep – NO SCHOOL for grades 7-10

Friday, October 12
Last day of Quarter 1

Thursday-Friday, October 18-19
Fall Break – NO SCHOOL

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)

Winterim Requests Open + Independent Winterim Proposals Due on Monday

Class requests for Winterim 2019 open this coming Monday, September 24. Requests will be submitted through a Google Form — a link will be sent to high school students’ Maeser email addresses on Monday morning.

Independent Winterim proposals are also due by NOON on Monday.

Math Team

The high school and middle school math teams are starting next week. Our first meetings will be on Monday, September 24th for the high school team (grades 9-12) and Thursday, September 27th for the middle school team (grades 7-8). These will be held during lunch in room #302. For more information, please contact Mrs. Plott.

School Fees Due on Thursday!

Annual student fees, graduation fees, and year-long and first-semester class fees are due on Thursday, September 27 by 4:00pm. There will be a late fee after this date. Payments may be made 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.

Volunteer Help Needed

Want to get a jump-start on your family’s volunteer hours for this school year? We have some events coming up where we need volunteer help!

Food for Shakespeare Competition Trip Next Week

It’s time for the Shakespeare Competition again! We need help feeding 75 people. Food needs to be delivered to the school on Wednesday, September 26. For details on what we need and to sign up, please visit our SignUp Genius: Food Donations for Shakespeare.

Breakfast for Junior PSAT and Senior Scholarship Meeting: Wednesday, October 10

We would like to provide a breakfast for our junior class before they take the PSAT and for our senior class as they meet with the counselors to learn about scholarships. For more details and to sign up, please visit our SignUp Genius: Breakfast for Juniors and Seniors on October 10.

Contribute to our “Classics Bookshelf”

One of the ways we encourage students to read great literature at Maeser is with our “Classics Bookshelf”. Mr. Simmons keeps a bookshelf just outside his office stocked with some of the greatest literature available. Students can take books and get to keep them so they can annotate them and begin building their own classics library. Already this year, we’ve given away 60 books! Keeping the Classics Bookshelf stocked is a wonderful, but constant, challenge. If you’re looking for a creative and meaningful way to help our students — and get volunteer hours — why not donate some books for the Classics Bookshelf? We’re looking for new or gently used copies of classic literature. To make it easy, we have an Amazon “Maeser Classics Bookshelf” wish list, and if you sign up to support Maeser on Amazon Smile, Amazon will even donate a portion of your purchase directly to the school! Books can be left in the front office, addressed to Mr. Simmons.

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.

Lands’ End Friends & Family Sale: 40% Off!

Shop online at http://www.landsend.com/school through September 25 and receive 40% off full-price styles (excludes buy more and save pricing, monogramming, gift boxing, gift cards, shipping, taxes, duties, Lands’ End Business Outfitters purchases, and excluded items as marked). At checkout, enter Promo Code LESUFRIEND and PIN 1470.

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.

Wrestling Meeting

For students interested in wrestling there will be a meeting at lunch on Wednesday, September 26 in room 301. This meeting is a follow-up to the survey that was sent out last week and is to help administration gauge the interest level at our school.

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

Senior CCRs

SENIORS: If you have not yet scheduled your CCR with your counselor, you need to do that ASAP!

College Financial Aid

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

Snow College Open House: Thursday, October 11

Seniors, take your transcript and you could be awarded a scholarship on the spot!

Thursday, October 11 from 5-8 pm
Holiday Inn Express: 1290 W. University Pkwy, Orem

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.

NEW BYU Application Deadlines!

Applications For Spring/Summer/Fall 2019
*Opens– September 1, 2018
*Deadline– December 15, 2018
*Admission and Scholarship Notification- February 18, 2019

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