Maeser Updates: 18 August 2017

Welcome back, Lions! In this edition: First Week Activities/Reminders, Updating Your Enrollment Information, Sports Updates, Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students, FREE ACT Prep Course for Sophomores, NEW FEATURE: “Tell Me About” — this week: Carpool (Morning Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up)

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Monday, August 21
8:00am-3:30pm First Day of School (full dress uniforms): Schedule for First Day of School – Monday, August 21st (includes solar eclipse safety information)
3:45pm HS Cross Country practice
5:00pm HS Cross Country parent meeting

Thursday-Friday, August 24-25
HS Boys Volleyball tryouts

Friday, August 25
5:30am Senior Sunrise — seniors: meet at the school
6:45-7:45pm Summer Reading Book Club Night at the school (with door prizes!)
8-11pm HS Back to School Stomp in the gym following the book club discussion — cost: $5

Friday & Saturday, September 1st & 2nd
Decade Reunion: Alumni, current students, parents, and faculty are all invited to attend our 10-year celebration!

Wednesday, September 27
Dartmouth College Rep Visit during lunch

Welcome Back, Lions!

First Week Lunchtime Activities

The HS student council is sponsoring lunchtime activities all this week! This is an opportunity to eat lunch and hang out with their grade during the first week of school! Meet on the patio behind the lunchroom during lunch. Snacks and an activity will be provided.

  • Monday, August 21: Middle School (grades 7 & 8)
  • Tuesday, August 22: Freshmen
  • Wednesday, August 23: Sophomores
  • Thursday, August 24: Juniors
  • Friday, August 25: Senior Sunrise – seniors, meet at the school at 5:30am

Summer Reading Book Club Night

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for great discussions — and door prizes! –this Friday, August 25th, at our Summer Reading Book Club Night from 6:45-7:45pm.

Bell Schedules

Monday, August 21 is the first day of school for ALL students. Click here for the schedule: First Day of School (full dress uniforms): Schedule for First Day of School – Monday, August 21st (includes solar eclipse safety information). Full Dress Uniforms should be worn on Monday.

On Tuesday, August 22, our regular bell schedule will begin. Click here for the schedule: 2017-18 Maeser Bell Schedules.

Class Changes

The counselors will be available to help students with class changes during the first week of school. After Friday, August 25th, class changes incur a $10 late-change fee, which must be paid at the front office before the change will be made. No class changes will be made after Friday, September 1st.

School Supply Lists

Teachers’ class supply lists are available here: 17-18 School Supply List.

Have Your Plans Changed? Let Us Know!

If your plans have changed and your student will no longer be attending Maeser this fall, please contact our registrar asap at registrar@maeserprep.org so we can make that seat available to one of the many students on our wait list.

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know so we can stay in touch with your family.

Sports

Fall Sports Eligibility and Fees

Eligibility for fall sports will be based on a student’s 4th term grades from the 2016-2017 school year. Students must have a 2.0 GPA with no Fs/NGs.

All middle school and high school sports have required fees. This year’s fees can be found on our website: 2017-18 School Fee Schedule.

High School Fall Sports

HS Girls Tennis
There is still time to join the girls tennis team! If you are interested, contact Coach Smith: timothyasmith1@gmail.com.

HS Cross Country
High School Cross Country practice begins Monday, August 21 @3:45pm. Meet on the track. A meeting for the athletes (parents are invited) will follow practice @5:00pm and will last about 10-20 minutes.

HS Ultimate Frisbee
Fall ultimate begins September 5th. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30am at Bonneville Park just a half-mile east of Maeser. Need at least 5 girls and 5 boys. If interested contact Coach Woolley at michael.woolley@maeserprep.org.

Middle School Fall Sports

The middle school offers girls volleyball and cross-country in the fall. If a student participates in one of these sports they will practice during 4th period and this will become their elective for the term.

MS Cross Country
Come ready to run during 4th period with us when school starts. Contact Coach Killpack for MS cross country questions.

High School Winter Sports

HS Swimming
If you are a 9th-12th grader who is interested in swimming this year, please contact Coach Burg for information about our Swim Team: swimcoach@maeserprep.org.

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students in 2017-18

NACEL is currently accepting applications for volunteer families who are interested in hosting an exchange student in their home for the upcoming school year. Foreign exchange students make a great contribution to our school, our community, and to your family. Students are carefully selected and screened, and they come with their own health insurance and spending money; all that is required from you is a bed, board and welcome. If your family is interested in hosting an exchange student next year, please contact Wendy Waldes for more information: wendywaldes@gmail.com or 801-709-3583.

FREE ACT Prep Course for Sophomores

SOPHOMORES: You have the opportunity this year to tak a free ACT prep course offered through our Trustlands program. There are 3 session opportunities this year, so pick one session (one session = 3 dates) that fits your schedule.

Session 1: September 28, October 5, and October 12th from 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Session 2: November 2, 9, and 16th from 3:30 – 7:30 pm
Session 3: March 8, 15, and 22nd from 3:30 – 7:30 pm

*You must attend all 3 dates within the session.
*Non-Sophomores are $125 per session. (Enrollment preference will be given to sophomores.)
*Sign up at the front desk. Each session is limited to 30 students, so sign ups are first come first served.

Tell Me About: Carpool (Morning Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up)

Carpool Procedure (Morning Drop-off and Afternoon Pick-up)

Please pull through the carpool lane all the way to the north side of the building. We will have members of our student council directing traffic for the first several days of school; please be courteous and follow their guidance! We have been working on our carpool procedures for the last couple of years and have found rapid response when we pull all the way through, don’t leap frog the line, and do NOT let students off in the front of the building.

Check out our Carpool Do’s and Don’ts Video for some important tips on carpool at Maeser.

Helpful Hints for Carpool

  • The carpool line is usually shorter if you arrive between 7:30-7:45am (drop-off) or 3:45-4:00pm (pick-up). In the afternoon, students often stop and talk with their teachers or friends, holding up the carpool for those waiting. To avoid longer wait times, please encourage your student to hurry out to your car.
  • Do not unload/pick up in the front of the building. Even a few seconds cause longer delays. Pull all the way around and down to the math annex to drop off/pick up, please.
  • Do not leap frog in front of the building. This is a two-way thoroughfare and will cause a head-on collision. PLEASE wait until you have turned the corner when another lane opens up for through traffic.
  • The church and local neighbors ask you to not use their driveways or the church parking lot for your personal convenience. Our Lindon City police officers appreciate our cooperation as well.
  • Do NOT stop on 1600 N to drop off your students. This is a HUGE safety concern and has caused accidents in past years.
  • Do NOT use the faculty parking lot on the south side of the building for your personal carpool lane.
  • Please be considerate of our student council and faculty who monitor carpool! Service is a major part of our mission.

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