Maeser Updates: 22 September 2017

In this edition: Winterim Registration Starts Monday!, Fall ACT Prep Class, Model U.N., HS Math Team, Help Needed: Prom Venue, Uniform Announcements: Maeser Hoodies & Lands’ End Friends & Family Sale, Sports Announcements: Boys Volleyball Game & MS Basketball Tryouts

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Saturday, September 23
8-11pm Homecoming Dance

Monday, September 25
Winterim requests in Socratic classes
Independent Winterim proposals due by 4:00pm in the front office
HS Math Team in room 302 during lunch

Wednesday, September 27
Model U.N. in room 212 during lunch

Thursday, September 28
Student Fees Due – $25 late fee after this date
LAST DAY to buy yearbooks with early-bird promo freebies!

Tuesday, October 3
Senior Field Trip: Higher Ed Day at PG High from 12-2:15pm (parents invited)

Wednesday, October 4
Model U.N. in room 212 during lunch

Wednesday, October 11
8am-1pm PSAT for Juniors (11th grade students ONLY)
8am-1pm Senior Morning with the counselors (seniors only)
No other students allowed on campus — please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7-10.

Thursday, October 12
Model U.N. in room 212 during lunch

Friday, October 13
Last day for Winterim class changes
Model U.N. at BYU

Monday, October 16
Winterim fees assessed

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

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

Wednesday, November 15
Final Winterim fee payments due

Winterim Registration Starts Monday!

Student requests for Winterim will take place in Socratic classes starting Monday, September 25th. Preference will be given to seniors, then juniors, then sophomores, and finally freshmen — students should come prepared with a list of three Winterim options to request in case their first and/or second choices fill up. Winterim placements will be finalized the following week, after which students have until Friday, October 13 to make class changes with the counselors.

Please take a moment before Monday the 25th to review this year’s Winterim registration and fee payment dates and Winterim Catalog with your students and discuss this year’s offerings and their associated fees.

If your student is planning to submit a proposal for an Independent Winterim this year, those proposals are due in the front office by 4:00pm Monday, September 25th. Please review the Independent Winterim Guidelines and rubric on the last two pages of the Winterim Catalog with your student so they can put together a strong proposal. The Independent Winterim Committee will review proposals and return them to students for revisions if necessary; those revisions are due by Friday, September 29th. Questions about Independent Winterim proposals? Contact Mr. Simmons.

Fall ACT Prep Class

Does your student need help preparing for the ACT? We still have a few spots open in the Fall ACT Prep Class that starts this week! The class will run for each of the next three Thursdays: September 28, October 5, and October 12. Students must attend all three sessions. There is no cost for 10th grade students to attend the class; the cost is $120 for Maeser students in 11th and 12th grades. (If a 10th grade student signs up for the class and then does not attend, he or she will be responsible to pay the full fee of $120.)

Click here to register: ACE the ACT Boot Camp Registration Form

Click here for more information about the class: ACE the ACT Practice Test and Boot Camp

Model United Nations

Maeser will represent Somalia, Djibouti, Jamaica, and Estonia at MUN on 13 Oct. 2017. There are several committee options for Estonia and one for both Somalia and Djibouti. The google classroom code is oga9hp. Have your student Join the classroom and complete the registration form. Mrs. Smith will have their country and committee assignment ready for them. Thank-you to the two parents who volunteered to chaperone. Two more chaperones would be ideal. Questions? Contact Mrs. Smith:

HS Math Team

The High School Math Team starts practicing during lunch on Monday, September 25th in Mrs. Plott’s room. Students (9th-12th) from all levels of math are invited to participate.

Help Needed: Prom Venue

The Student Council is looking for a wonderful venue to have prom at in the spring. If you have (or know of anyone that has) an affiliation to a venue, please contact Stefanie Slade at or Abriel Rosenvall at Any help can be used towards volunteer hours — please help if you can!

Uniform Announcements

Maeser Hoodies

Maeser hoodies and sweatshirts are part of the approved uniform. They can be purchased online at

Lands’ End Friends & Family Sale

Lands’ End is holding a Friends and Family Sale with 40% off regular prices and free shipping on orders over $50. No PIN or code needed; the sale price will be automatically applied to your order! This is a great time to pick up those higher-priced items like blazers and plaid skirts. Order online at our Lands’ End Online Store.

Sports Announcements

HS Boys Volleyball

Our HS Boys Volleyball team has a home game this Wednesday, September 27th at 6:00pm vs. Freedom Prep. Come out and support the team!

MS Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Thursday, October 5th at 3:45pm. There is a $140 fee and practices are held during 4th period. Questions? Contact Coach Groesbeck (boys team) at or Coach Steinhorst (girls team) at