Maeser Updates: 2 November 2018

In this edition: Model UN, Concurrent Enrollment for 2nd Semester, No-Sweets November, After-school Ski/Snowboard Program at Brighton Ski Resort, Sports Announcements (HS Girls Basketball Tryouts, HS Boys Basketball Tryouts, Activities/Sports Eligibility Changes for Q2 and Q3), Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Sunday, November 4
*~*Daylight Saving Time ends – don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour!*~*

Monday, November 5
4:00pm HS Girls Basketball Tryouts
6:00pm HS Boys Basketball Tryouts

Thursday, November 15
Winterim fees are DUE (if unpaid after this date, your student will be dropped from their Winterim)
3:30pm Math Girls Rock! meeting in Mrs. Plott’s room (302)

Model UN

Thank you for supporting your Model UN students! BYU-MUN was successful with 20 Maeser students representing three countries. Other MUN opportunities are available in Utah as well as out of state:

  • USU: 9 February
  • Weber State: 23 March
  • U of U: 16 April
  • New York City: 9-11 May

For details about these Model UN opportunities, contact Mrs. Smith: allison.smith@maeserprep.org.

Concurrent Enrollment for 2nd Semester

Students planning on taking a Concurrent Enrollment class during 2nd semester need to begin the admission process NOW! Visit UVU Concurrent Enrollment for details and to begin the admission process.

Students planning on taking Math 1030 or Math 1060 next semester need to make sure to register for these classes before Christmas Break.

No-Sweets November

Join our students and faculty in feeling healthier and happier this November by going off sugar (except for Thanksgiving)! For details, rules, and to sign up to take the challenge, visit www.nosweetsnovember.com. Questions? Contact Mr. Vernon and the challenge organizers at nosweetsnovember@gmail.com.

After-School Ski/Snowboard Program at Brighton Ski Resort

In February and March 2019, Brighton Ski Resort will be offering group ski/snowboard lessons for Maeser families (limited space available). This is an after-school activity provided by Brighton Ski Resort and is not sponsored or run by the school. In order to participate in this activity, the participant must be 8 years old or older.

The ski/snowboard program will run for 5 consecutive weeks in 2019 — February 22, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 — from 4:15 to 6:15pm. After each lesson, the students will be able to ski and snowboard on their own until 9:00pm.

The cost of the ski program is $125 ($25 per student per day) for students ages 8 and up. This price includes the lesson and the night pass to ski/snowboard. Ski and snowboard rentals, which include boots, poles, skis, or snowboards, are available for $75 ($15 per day). There is no pro-rating for lessons or rentals that are unused. You may also choose to bring your own gear. Helmets are highly recommended but are not part of the rental package.

This program is sponsored and run by Brighton Ski Resort. Transportation to/from the resort is the responsibility of the student/family. Neither Maeser nor Brighton will be providing transportation. However, there is a UTA bus that runs to the resort if you do not wish to drive.

Once lessons begin, there will be no refunds or make ups, unless the program is cancelled due to a road closure, in which case a make-up day will be scheduled for the entire group.

Class sizes should not exceed 10 students and all classes will have a minimum of 5 students. If a student skis/rides at an extremely high level, they may be combined with the group that is closest to their ability.

More information with the link to provide payment and forms to download will be coming in future weeks. There is limited space. When capacity has been reached, the link will be taken down. If you have questions, feel free to email Laralee Ireland at lireland26@gmail.com. It should be a fun time on the slopes!

Sports Announcements

HS Girls Basketball Tryouts: November 5

HS Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held on Monday, November 5 at 4:00pm. See Coach Call for details.

HS Boys Basketball Tryouts: November 5-6

HS Boys Basketball tryouts will be held on Monday and Tuesday, November 5 and 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Practice begins on Wednesday, November 7. See Coach Watabe for details.

Activities/Sports Eligibility Changes for the 2nd Term

Grades for Quarter 1 have now been posted in PowerSchool. Students must have earned 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 Eligibility Changes 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.

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (Deadline: November 5)

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is available to girls in grades 9-12 who are interested in computing and technology. Apply at www.aspirations.org/AiCHSAward. Applications are due this Monday, November 5.

Boston University Turstee Scholarship (Deadline: December 1)

Every year, BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of their current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and ranked in the top of their class. In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinarily well-rounded individuals. At BU, Trustee Scholars become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees, and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 1. For more details and to apply, visit: https://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/apply/.

Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship

Open to Utah high school seniors who plan to attend college. Four $1000 awards. For information and to apply, click here: www.utschoolcounselor.org.

Montana State University

Did you know that Montana State University has scholarships for out of state freshmen? Apply here: Montana State University Non-Resident Freshmen Scholarships.

my529 Education Savings Plan

Higher education is priceless. Meet your educational savings goals with my529’s plan. Visit https://my529.org/ to learn how.

Unigo.com Scholarships

https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/utah-scholarships

StepUP to Higher Education Scholarship Toolkit

https://stepuputah.com/paying-for-college/scholarship-toolkit/

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