Maeser Updates: 2 September 2017

In this edition: Ten-Year Maeser Celebration TONIGHT! MS Math Tutoring, Science Olympiad Team, HS Drive-In Movie, Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences, Japan Winterim Update, Sports: Ultimate Frisbee & MS Swimming, Tell Me About: Uniforms, Counseling Announcements: Senior Info Night & Senior CCRs, Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

TONIGHT! Saturday, September 2
6:00-10:30pm Decade Reunion: Alumni, current students, parents, and faculty are all invited to attend our 10-year celebration!

Monday, September 4
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 5
6:00-7:30am HS Ultimate Frisbee (co-ed) begins at Bonneville Park
3:30-4:30pm MS Math Tutoring begins – every Tuesday and Thursday in room 223

Wednesday, September 6
CE Students: Last day to complete UVU admissions application and submit prerequisite test scores; last day for sophomores to submit Sophomore by Exception application forms
Class of 2018 and Parents: Senior Information Night 6:00-7:00pm at Maeser

Friday, September 8
CE Students: UVU tuition is due (pay at UVU); last day for juniors and seniors to complete course sign-up with UVU
12:45pm Service Project: Blankets for children at UVRMC – bring sewing scissors if you have them
8:30pm HS Drive-In Movie Night in the north parking lot: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – admission: $2

Monday, September 18
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY – all students must be in Full Dress Uniforms

Friday, September 22
12-6pm Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences (no classes held on this day)

Saturday, September 23
8-11pm Homecoming Dance

Wednesday, September 27
Dartmouth College Rep Visit during lunch

Wednesday, October 11
8:00am-12:30pm PSAT Day for Juniors (11th grade students ONLY on campus on this day)

Thursday-Friday, October 19-20
Fall Break – NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 27
Trunk or Treat during Mentoring
8-11pm HS Halloween Stomp

TONIGHT! Ten-Year Maeser Celebration

Join us tonight – Saturday, September 2nd – for our 10-Year Maeser Celebration from 6:00-10:30pm at Maeser! ALL are invited: family, friends, alumni, students, faculty.

  • Dinner provided by Costa Vida $15/plate
  • Silent Auction: We still need donations! See our Sign-Up Genius for details
  • Alumni meet and greet
  • Choir sing-a-long
  • Dance, dance, dance to our band VISION from 8:30-10:30pm
  • Refreshments available for purchase during the concert

****All proceeds go to purchase of land adjacent to Maeser to build our future Auditorium!****

MS Math Tutoring

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 in Mr. Bundy’s room (223). Open to all middle school students.

Science Olympiad Team

Are you interested in participating in various science, technology, and engineering competitions involving schools from across the state? Join us this coming Tuesday (September 5th) for an information meeting and to pick up a team member application! We’ll meet in room 151 at 3:40.

HS Drive-In Movie This Friday

HS Students: Come to the drive in movie this Friday, September 8! We are watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at 8:30 pm in the north parking lot. Admission is $2.

SAVE THE DATE: Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences – Friday, September 22

We will be piloting a new format for Parent-Teacher Conferences this year! On Friday, September 22nd, we will hold Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences from 12-6pm at the school. This day will be a Teacher Workday — no classes will be held, so teachers will be available for student-led conferences from 12-6pm. Parents and students are invited to come in to meet with each teacher so the student can showcase their work ethic and discuss any strengths or challenges the student is facing in class.

Japan Winterim Update

Due to high airfare during Christmas break, the Japan trip has been rescheduled and will now take place during Spring Break. If you are interested in participating and have not contacted Mr. Watabe, please e-mail him at This trip is open for all high school students. We will also offer a separate Japanese Language and Culture Winterim this year.


HS & MS Ultimate Frisbee

High school and middle school co-ed ultimate frisbee practices begin Tuesday, September 5 at 6am at Bonneville Park in Orem. Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday and are open to everyone who is interested. Contact Mr. Woolley for more details (

MS Swimming

Any 7th and 8th graders who are interested in swimming please contact Coach Burg at

Tell Me About: Uniforms

Why do Maeser students wear uniforms?

Purpose: Uniforms help students acquire and refine critical skills by creating a safe and orderly classroom environment. Specifically, uniforms:

  1. Help students to focus on their worth as individuals and their role as members of the Maeser community of learners and to avoid identifying self-worth with style of dress;
  2. Help students to dress modestly and to respect each other as individuals whose thoughts, speech, and actions determine their influence on others and their value to the community;
  3. Help students concentrate on schoolwork by setting a tone for serious study. Because uniforms are standard attire in many academically rigorous secondary schools, their adoption signals high academic expectations to students;
  4. Remove distractions created by socioeconomic differences and shifting fashions;
  5. Assist administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students in instantly recognizing intruders.

Uniforms assist students in the development of discipline and a sense of community necessary for successful Socratic instruction. Specifically, uniforms:

  1. Build self-esteem, self-respect, and school spirit among students by creating the distinction of being part of an identifiable group, and by aiding in eliminating class and socioeconomic distinctions among students.
  2. Generate a positive school image in the community through students’ orderly, neat, and characteristic (instantly recognizable) appearance.

For more details, you can access our complete policy on our website or by clicking here: Maeser Uniform Policy.

Counseling Announcements

Senior Information Night: Wednesday, September 6

What to expect now that you are a senior. Information night for Seniors and their parents 6-7 pm. We will discuss Sterling Scholar, important dates and deadlines for seniors, college applications, ordering your cap and gown and graduation. Attendance can be counted toward volunteer hours.

Senior CCRs: September 5-21

Senior CCRs will be held from September 5-21. Please make an appointment to meet with your counselor to make sure you are on track for graduation! Use the link on the counseling page. All appointments are during school hours. Contact your counselor if you need to meet outside of school hours. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

We will be posting scholarship opportunities in Maeser Updates the first weekend of each month.

High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge: Kickoff Event

Join us at the 2017-18 Kickoff Event for the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at 6-7 pm on September 22 at Lassonde Studios on the University of Utah campus. We’re inviting all potential student competitors with their parents, families, teachers and leaders. HSUEC encourages high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship. Teams can win over $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes! All high school students (or those ages 14-18) throughout Utah are encouraged to compete!

The Kickoff Event will provide the opportunity to learn more about HSUEC and competition registration, as well as the chance to hear from last year’s grand prize winners. Join us for light refreshments and a presentation where we will be happy to answer all of your questions. See you there! Register here: Register.

Step Up Utah Scholarship of the month

“Voice of Democracy” Scholarship
Award: $1,500
Deadline: October 30, 2017

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Middle school or High school students who are making a difference through volunteering can apply for the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Learn more at