Maeser Updates: 20 May 2017

In this edition of Maeser Updates:

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Student Fees are Due!

Check your student’s account for fees!
Your student’s account may have been charged recently if they have reported a missing library book, made a uniform purchase, etc. This week we’ll be checking for lost locks, lost textbooks and lost parking passes. Any charges on your student’s account will keep them from getting their yearbook. The last two days of school are very busy with students lined up to check out and get their yearbooks, so please take care of your student’s fees ASAP. Thank you!

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
ACT Summer Camp Registration Due: Cost: $60. Details are available in the front office.

Final Exams: Regular Uniforms
6th period: 8:00-10:00am
8th period: 10:30am-12:30pm
Early-Bird Checkout: 12:30-2:00pm

Thursday, May 25
Last Day of School: Regular Uniforms
7:30am — Senior Class Photo on the front steps of the school (seniors: arrive by 7:15am in cap and gown)
8:00am — Class-level awards in Mentoring classes (non-senior students: arrive by 8:00am for Mentoring)
8:30am — Awards Assembly in the gym; parents are invited and should arrive by 8:15am to be seated
~9:30am — Faculty/Student Quidditch Match on the field
~10:00am — Checkout completion and yearbook distribution (students: get checkout completed by Wednesday for more time signing yearbooks!)
1:00pm — School dismissed

*~*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

Friday, May 26
Front Office open from 8:00am-2:00pm

May 29-June 2

Front Office Hours
Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm; Friday from 9:00am to noon

June 5-30

Front Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00am to noon

June 5-15
Driver’s Education Class — 9:00-11:00am; $230 class fee due on the first day of class (make checks out to Wright Driving School). Sign up in the front office now!

June 5-23
Math Summer School — Classes at 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm

June 26-29
ACT Summer Camp — 8:00-11:00am

Announcements and Info

ACT Summer Camp

Maeser will be holding a summer ACT prep camp. This camp will run Monday-Thursday, June 26-29 from 8:00am to 11:00am. We will focus on improving your ACT score in the math and science sections of the ACT. The cost for this program is $60 and covers all of your materials, practice books, and instruction. Space is limited to 40 students, so please register soon! Registration information is available in the office. Registration is due by Wednesday, May 24th. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Mrs. Plott.

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.

Maeser Summer School Opportunities

Math Summer School Classes at Maeser

In addition to our online Summer School options, this summer the Maeser Math Department is offering in-person classes for all high school and middle school classes. Information and registration are available in the front office.

When: Monday, June 5th – Friday, June 23rd
Where: Maeser
Why: Earn credit! Get ahead!
Cost: $75 for Middle School courses, $125 for High School courses (plus $25 for each challenge exam for credit)

Interested? Contact Mr. Gilbert for details.

Online Summer School Classes: Credit Ahead

Would you like to get ahead in some of your classes or have more room in your schedule? This summer we are offering some classes through BYU/Maeseronline. The cost is $50/semester. Sign up and pay at the front office.

Courses include:
Earth Science
Math 1, 2, 3
US Government
Financial Lit
Fit for Life
Jogging (PE credit)

See Mrs. Anderson if you have any questions.

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

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!

Sports Announcements

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.

Girls’ Soccer Summer Workouts

All girls interested in playing high school soccer this fall are welcome to participate in our summer workouts. We will be playing soccer on Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30am at Bonneville Park (about 1 1/2 blocks east of the school) and working out on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am at CrossFit Lehi.

Parent-Specific Announcements

Attendance Reminders

We’re nearing the end! Remember to have your student take care of their NG(s) before the end of the school year. We will have extended Attendance School on May 22nd and May 23rd from 12:45-2:45pm. The cost is $2 per 20 minutes or $6 per hour. Remember: full-day absences and first-period tardies can be excused within 10 business days of the day the absence or tardy occurred. If you need to excuse a full-day absence or first-period tardy within 10 days, please email and include your student’s name in the Subject line of your email.

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.