Maeser Updates: 3 April 2017

In this edition of Maeser Updates…

  • Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
  • Announcements and Info
  • Parent-specific Messages
  • Sports Announcements
  • Counselor’s Corner (Note changes: College Information & Scholarship Center have moved!)
  • PowerSchool Access & Text Message Communications (Note changes: this info has moved!)

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines


Tuesdays and Thursdays after school
Middle school math help in room 223 from 3:15-4:15pm.

April 3-7

Spring Break!

April 10-14

Monday-Thursday, April 10-13 during lunch
Auditions for High School Choirs and Chamber Orchestra for 2017-18. Sign up on the music room door (#119). New incoming students: email Mrs. Vincent for an audition time.

Thursday, April 13
Dancing with the Teachers (NHS fundraiser) at 6:30 p.m. in the gym for all students, faculty, staff, parents, siblings, community.

Friday, April 14
Mr. Maeser Pageant at 6:00pm in the gym.

April 17-21

Monday-Thursday, April 17-20 during lunch; Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 after school
Auditions for High School Choirs and Chamber Orchestra for 2017-18. Sign up on the music room door (#119). New incoming students: email Mrs. Vincent for an audition time.

Tuesday, April 18th
Board Meeting at 7 pm.  NOTE change of date for this month only.

Wednesday, April 19
Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Admission is FREE

Thursday, April 20
BYU Language Fair

Friday, April 21
Maeserstrong 5k run.  $3.00 to enter.  Students and their families are welcome to participate.  It will be held at the Lindon City Park at 12:30 pm.  Bikes and scooters are allowed.  All proceeds will be donated to Primary Children’s Hospital.

Friday, April 21
Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Admission is FREE.

April 24-28

Wednesday, April 26
SAGE Testing Day – only students taking SAGE tests will be on campus on this day. All SAGE tests will be given on this date (make-up testing will be available if your student is unable to attend on SAGE Testing Day). Questions about SAGE? Email Mrs. Myers.

May 1-5

Monday, May 1
AP exams begin! Questions about AP exams? Email Mrs. Myers.

Wednesday, May 3
Maeser Music Showcase, featuring Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Maeser’s finest music students! 7:00 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Church, 65 East 500 North in Orem. Admission is FREE.

Announcements and Info

Dancing with the Teachers: Thursday, April 13

Our NHS fundraiser, Dancing with the Teachers, will be on Thursday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. All students are encouraged to talk with a teacher and join a dance team. Parents, siblings, and community are invited to attend. The cost is $3.00 for everyone, including dancers. All proceeds will go to the charity chosen that night.

HS Spring Musical: Much Ado About Nothing

The High School spring musical production, Much Ado About Nothing (yes, it’s a musical–set to 50’s music with fun dancing as well) is coming at the end of April.

PARENTS: Advertise in our Much Ado About Nothing playbill!
Regular price is $50 for a full-page ad and $30 for a half-page ad. Design of an ad would cost an extra $50 (companies are encouraged to create their own at 300 dpi). Parents of our awesome performers can also purchase a personalized Tweet-length message (140 characters, fun hashtags encouraged!) to put in the program. Email Michelle Linford (parent volunteer) for more information. (Also, if helping contact local companies is something you might want to do to help complete volunteer hours, please email Michelle.) Ads should be submitted by email to Ms. Gerber and paid for by April 5.

Utah Boys State

Any 11th grade boys who are interested in attending Boys State please contact Mr. Norris. Boys State will be held at Weber State University June 12-16. The cost is $375.

Winterim 2018: Christmas and New Year in Japan

Dates: December 21, 2017 through January 2, 2018
Cost: $3,400
If you are interested, please contact Mr. Watabe. This Winterim needs at least 15 to 20 students to make it happen.

Music Announcements

Congratulations to the Tour orchestra and choir, who each earned SILVER awards at our first-ever WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim this month! We had a wonderful tour and our students made us proud. A HUGE thanks to our terrific parent chaperones!

We are thrilled to announce that both Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra received SUPERIOR ratings at this week’s Region Large Ensemble Festival. Congratulations to these marvelous students who have worked tirelessly all year! Chamber Orchestra will go on to represent us at the State Orchestra Festival in May.

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for State Solo & Ensemble, which will be held April 29: McKenna Taylor and  Elizabeth Webb (violin), Danielle Forward and  Josh Ireland (viola), and Anastasia Felt (piano).

Utah Opera remaining performance
May 11 Don Giovanni by Mozart. Bus leaves Maeser at 5:30. (Meet at 5:15.)
*** If you cannot use your ticket, please tell Mrs. Vincent so someone else can.***

Utah Symphony group concerts: 
April 28 — Bus leaves Maeser at 5:30 p.m. (Meet at 5:15.)
Opera May 11

Auditions for 2017-18 music groups:
It’s that time of year! Auditions for next year’s high school choirs will begin after Spring Break. Mrs. Vincent would like to hear ALL high school singers, unless you have no experience and know you want to sign up for beginning choir.  Sign up for an audition time on music room door (#119). In a choir already? Auditions will be held during class. Students already in chamber choir need not re-audition.

Slight change to audition dates: During lunch April 10-13 and April 17-20; after school Thursday, April 20 (3:15-5:00) and Friday, April 21 (12:05-2:00 — later if needed). New students, can’t get to Maeser? Email a video of your student singing “Silent Night,” along with a short vitae (history of musical experience).

Instrumental auditions for students not already in orchestra: Contact Mrs. Vincent.

Audition requirements:

  • Singers will sing “Silent Night” and demonstrate music reading skills. Note: Do not stay away because you cannot read music! We just need to know our starting point.
  • Instrumental students will play a 3-octave major scale, an excerpt from a solo, and demonstrate sight reading skills.

Questions? New to Maeser next year? Send an email to Mrs Vincent.

Parent-specific Announcements

Lands’ End FREE LOGO Sale!

Lands’ End is offering their popular FREE LOGO sale through TODAY, Monday, April 3rd. Use promo code FREELOGO and PIN 1053 and have our logo applied to your student’s Maeser polos, blazers, and sweaters for free!

Attendance Reminders

Please take a moment to review our quick refresher on how to excuse full-day absences/first-period tardies and how to check a student in or out during the school day: Excusing Absences/Check-in and Check-out Procedures.

Sports Announcements

HS Boys’ Soccer Schedule

Counselor’s Corner

You can now access information from the school counselors on the Counselors page on the Maeser Prep website.

PowerSchool Access & Text Messages

Information about PowerSchool access and receiving text messages from the school is available on the PowerSchool login page.