Maeser Updates: 6 May 2017

In this edition of Maeser Updates:

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines


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

For more about May’s student events, check out our student-created newscast R-News!

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. Details coming soon!

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!)
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

Tell Me Something Good!

Maeser Highlighted by the Sutherland Institute
The Sutherland Institute sought out Maeser to find out what makes us special, and why we were ranked the #1 high school in Utah by U.S. News. They came to Mr. Simmons’ “Directed Readings in Classical Education” class and had a discussion with the students, then went on a tour of the school. You can see the video of their discussion and tour here.

Music Announcements

The last Utah Opera of the season: Don Giovanni. This includes both the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera field trip groups. Meet at the school at 5:15 p.m.; the bus leaves at 5:30, with or without you! Students may purchase additional tickets for $10 in the office until Wednesday, May 10.

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.

Parent-specific Announcements

Attendance Reminders

Parents, remember that school is coming to an end. Please be sure and have your student(s) take care of their NG(s) by May 23rd.

Parents may excuse absences within 10 school days of the date of the absence. If an absence is not excused within 10 school days, the student may do one of the following to excuse the NG:

  1. Go to Attendance School at 11:10 – 11:30 in room 151. The cost is $2.00 per 20 minute make up session. Attendance School is a 20 minute session. If the student needs to make up a tardy (T) or (C), it is one 20 minute session. If the student needs to make up an unexcused absence (X) it is two 20 minute sessions.
  2. Arrange time to work it off with a teacher (ask the teacher for permission FIRST and then ask for the form in the front office). There is no charge to make up attendance with a teacher.

If your child is a senior and they have an NG that is not made up, they will not be able to attend Lagoon Day.

We also want to remind you that if you receive a phone call regarding your child’s attendance for that day and you know you have already excused your student, we apologize for the inconvenience. We try to post Attendance every day by 4:00, but sometimes we get swamped at the front desk and we need up to 24 hours to update the Attendance. We appreciate your patience!

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

2017-18 High School Girls’ Soccer

All girls who will be in grades 9-12 next year and are interested in playing high school soccer should come to the information meeting on Tuesday (5/9) at lunch in Coach Simmons’ room. We’re looking especially for younger players. Talk to Coach Simmons if you have questions.

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.