Maeser Updates: 13 May 2017

In this edition of Maeser Updates:

  • Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
  • Announcements and Info
  • Parent-Specific Announcements
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Sports Announcements
  • Community Events

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines


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

May 15-19

Monday, May 15
Senior Last Lecture: Last Lecture Assembly Schedule

Wednesday, May 17
Senior Lagoon Day–all NGs, Fs, and online course transcripts must be cleared up and graduation clearance given by the counselors to attend.

Thursday, May 18
Review Day for Finals: Review Day Schedule

Friday, May 19
Final Exams: Regular Uniforms
1st period: 8:00-10:00am
3rd period: 10:30am-12:30pm
Attendance School: 12:45-2:45pm

May 19-20
State Orchestra Festival at Salem Hills High School. Chamber Orchestra performs around 3:00-3:30 on Saturday, if people wish to come watch. Students must meet the bus at Maeser at 1:30pm. Students will stay after our performance to watch at least two other orchestras (a required part of festival participation), and then go to the Kennington home nearby for a BBQ celebration. Each student will have a food assignment, so please help them remember!

May 22-25

Monday, May 22
Final Exams: Regular Uniforms (Full Dress is not required today)
2nd period: 8:00-10:00am
4th period: 10:30am-12:30pm
Attendance School: 12:45-2:45pm

Tuesday, May 23
Final Exams: Regular Uniforms
5th period: 8:00-10:00am
7th period: 10:30am-12:30pm
Attendance School: 12:45-2:45pm — LAST DAY TO MAKE UP NGs IN ATTENDANCE SCHOOL!

Wednesday, May 24
Final Exams: Regular Uniforms
6th period: 8:00-10:00am
8th period: 10:30am-12:30pm
Early-Bird Checkout: 12:30-3:00pm

Thursday, May 25
Last Day of School
7:30am — Senior Class Photo on the front steps of the school (seniors: plan to arrive by 7:15am!)
8:00am — Class-level awards in Mentoring classes (non-senior students: plan to arrive by 8:00am!)
9:00am — Awards Assembly in the gym; parents are invited and should arrive by 8:45am to be seated
~10:00am — Faculty/Student Quidditch Match on the field
~11:00am — Checkout completion and yearbook distribution (students: get checkout completed by Wednesday for more time signing yearbooks!)
*~*Graduation Events*~*
2:00pm — Graduation Rehearsal at the UVU Sorensen Center Grand Ballroom (all graduates MUST attend rehearsal!)
5:15pm — Graduate line-up at the UVU Sorensen Center Grand Ballroom (all graduates MUST be present by 5:15pm!)
6:00pm — Graduation

Announcements and Info

Student Fees Are Due!

Students whose fees are not paid by the last day of school will not be allowed to pick up their yearbooks. Remind your student that they will be responsible to pay for lost locks, lost textbooks and lost parking passes. If your student pays for a lost textbook and finds it later, they will not be issued a refund. The last day of school is very busy with students lined up to check out and get their yearbooks, so take care of your fees ASAP so you can check out after Finals on Wednesday, May 24th and skip the lines on Yearbook Day!

Summer Reading Program

For this year’s summer reading selections, the Foreign Language and the Applied Science departments selected texts for each grade. The following list of titles is for what grade you will begin in August 2017. The program is easy: Read the book chosen for the appropriate grade. Come to the Summer Reading Book Club night on 25 August 2017. Converse with Maeser faculty and others of the community about the book you read. Maybe get some door prizes. Enjoy some refreshments. It’s that easy. Read long and prosper.

7th grade: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
8th grade: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
9th grade: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
10th grade: Don Quixote by Cervantes
11th grade: 1491 by Charles C. Mann
12th grade: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Summer Driver’s Education Class

There will be a driver’s education class offered through Wright Driving School at Maeser Prep starting on Monday, June 5 and ending Thursday, June 15. The class will be held at the school (room TBD) and will be from 9:00-11:00am. The cost is $230 and can be paid to the instructor on the first day of class (do not pay the front office). Cash or checks are accepted. Write checks out to Wright Driving School. Sign up at the front desk. Contact Mr. Norris if you have questions.

Space Exploration Winterim 2018

If you missed the information meeting about the Space Exploration Winterim but are interested in joining us, please see Sra. Russell or Mr. Ensign for details.

Music Auditions

Remember to have your prospective choir or orchestra student contact Mrs. Vincent for a quick assessment for placement in next year’s music groups. She would love to hear students during finals week!

Parent-Specific Announcements

Attendance Reminders

Parents, reminder that school is coming to a close! We will be holding extended Attendance School sessions on May 19, May 22, and May 23 from 12:45 – 2:45pm. Also: seniors must have all of their NG’s made up BEFORE Lagoon Day in order to attend.

Volunteer Needs

Need to report your volunteer hours for this year?

If you’ve completed volunteer hours for this school year but haven’t yet reported them, please visit the form on our website to report those hours: Report Parent Service Hours.

Too busy to volunteer before the end of the school year?

Did you know you can make a donation in lieu of volunteer hours? Volunteer hours can be “bought out” at $7.50 per hour (or $300 for the full 40 hours). Donations can be made at the front desk during office hours or on our RevTrak fee payment site. If you make a donation in lieu of volunteer hours, please remember to record your donation at the link above.

Sports Announcements

High School Sports Banquet

The high school sports banquet will be on Tuesday, May 16 @ 6pm in the gym. Contact your coach if you have questions. Each family should bring either an appetizer or dessert that feeds 12 people. We also encourage students to be in Full Dress.

Fall 2017 Sports Eligibility

All 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who plan on playing a fall sport must be academically eligible and eligibility will based on your 4th term grades. The minimum requirement is a 2.0 with zero Fs/NGs. If your GPA is less than a 2.0 or you have any Fs/NGs you will be ineligible to play.

Community Events

Utah Patriot Camp

It’s time for Utah Patriot Camp again! This is their seventh year and they now have 9 camps around the state. Utah Patriot Camp is excited to bring the message of America’s founding, the founding fathers and their belief in God, the freedoms we enjoy and how we can make sure we never lose them.

This camp is for elementary aged children. The Pleasant Grove Camp is June 5-9 from 9:30 to noon and will be held at Liahona Academy. The cost is $45 but volunteers only pay $25 per child. Most of the volunteer positions are fairly simple and volunteers are not required to be there every day. They do need teen volunteers and require that they can be there each day.

For more information, visit their website: