Maeser Updates: 8 December 2017

In this edition: Finals Week Schedule, 1/2 Off Attendance School Make-up Sessions, Visual Art Gallery, Music Announcements: Sponsorship Packages & Semester 2 High School Choir Openings, Student Council Announcements: December Service Project & Sweater Swing, Middle School Intensives (MSI): CTE Textiles Supply List & Middle School Spelling Bee, Lands’ End FREE LOGO Sale, Support Maeser When You Shop at Amazon

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours This Week
7:30am-4:00pm Monday
7:30am-2:30pm Tuesday-Friday

Attendance School
11:35-11:55am Monday
12:35-2:35pm Tuesday-Friday

Monday, December 11
Review Day (regular class schedule)

Tuesday-Friday, December 12-15
8:00am-12:30pm Final Exams
For a printable Finals Schedule you can customize with your student’s classes, click here: Finals Schedule December 2017
12:35-2:35pm Attendance School

Tuesday, December 12
8:00-10:00am 1st Period Final
10:30am-12:30pm 3rd Period Final
12:35-2:35pm Attendance School
6pm-8pm Visual Art Gallery in the lower hallway (free)

Wednesday, December 13
8:00-10:00am 2nd Period Final
10:30am-12:30pm 4th Period Final
12:35-2:35pm Attendance School

Thursday, December 14
8:00-10:00am 5th Period Final
10:30am-12:30pm 7th Period Final
12:35-2:35pm Attendance School

Friday, December 15
8:00-10:00am 6th Period Final
10:30am-12:30pm 8th Period Final
12:35-2:35pm Attendance School

Saturday, December 16
8-11pm Sweater Swing — $15/couple, $10 stag

December 16-January 1
Christmas Break

January 2-20
School hours 9:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday

Saturday, January 20
11:00am-2:00pm Winterfest
10:30am-1:30pm Used Uniform Sale – details to come in next week’s Maeser Updates and on the Maeser Facebook page


Semester 1 final exams are next week! Here’s what you need to know:

Monday, December 11: Review Day

Our Semester 1 review day is Monday, December 9. All regular classes will be held and Full Dress Uniforms are required as usual.

Tuesday-Friday, December 12-15: Final Exams

Final exams for Semester 1 will be held Tuesday-Friday, December 12-15. School hours during Finals are 8:00am to 12:30pm, with two periods per day — 8:00-10:00am and 10:30am-12:30pm, with a break from 10:00-10:30am. Your student should bring a snack for the break; lunch options are not offered on Finals days. Maeser uniforms are required during Finals Week.

  • Tuesday, December 12: 1st & 3rd periods
  • Wednesday, December 13: 2nd & 4th periods
  • Thursday, December 14: 5th & 7th periods
  • Friday, December 15: 6th & 8th periods

For a printable Finals Schedule you can customize with your student’s classes, click here: Finals Schedule December 2017

Regular attendance excusal and check-out procedures are still in place during Finals, so if your student will be coming in late or leaving early, be sure to follow our regular excusal/check-out procedures. (Questions about excusing absences? Email

We do not allow students to take finals early. If your student has an unavoidable conflict and will miss a scheduled final, please make arrangements with your student’s teacher for your student to take the final during a period when they do not have a scheduled final or at a later date. (If your student needs to take a final late, they may receive an Incomplete grade until the final exam is made up.

1/2 Off Attendance School Make-Up Sessions December 12-15

During Finals Week (December 12-15) we will be holding extra sessions for Attendance School. Students can make up a total of 6 attendance points each day. Attendance School will start at 12:35 and end at 2:35. Students can come any time during that time. Students can eat lunch, study, or read during Attendance School.

As a Christmas gift, attendance make up will be 1/2 off during finals week (December 12-15)! The cost for each 20 minute attendance session is only $1.00!

Please encourage your students to get their NGs made up before the Christmas break. (Don’t know if your student has an NG? You can check that in PowerSchool! If you need help with your login information, please email

Visual Art Gallery: December 12

You are invited to attend the Visual Art Gallery held on December 12 from 6-8pm. View student art in a variety of mediums including: photography, sculpture, film, painting, graphic design, and drawing. Film projects will screen in rooms 146, and 150 with all other artwork displayed on the lower level. Admission is free and all are invited to join us.

Music Announcements

Music Sponsorships

The Music Program is pleased to announce Sponsorship Packages for 2018. Packages include Bravo, Encore, Maestro, and –for the first year only– Founder. Join to support our music groups and the AUDITORIUM FUND. For more information, click here. Buy your sponsorship package by December 15 and save 25%!

High School Choir Openings in 2nd Semester

If your student sings, there are some openings in our high school choirs for second semester. Please contact Mrs. Vincent at for information.

Student Council Announcements

December Service Project

Help us grant Christmas to a family in need! On the school Christmas tree for the next week, there will be stars requesting toys, clothes, and money to give to a struggling family in our community. The presents are for a:
Boy: Age 7 (second grade)
Girl: Age 5 (kindergarten)
Boy: Age 3
Girl: Age 1

Keep in mind that the children need a size bigger than their age right now. Bring new, wrapped presents and put them in the box in the hallway with the star or a post-it note saying what’s inside. Let’s give the gift of Christmas!

Sweater Swing

Our Sweater Swing is coming up next Saturday, December 16th from 8:00-11:00pm. Tickets are $15 a couple and $10 stag. Ladies’ choice.

Middle School Intensives

Middle School Intensives (MSI) will run from Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 19. All middle school students received a schedule as well as field trip permission slips this week. Students are to return permission slips to their English teacher by Thursday, December 14th.

Supply List for CTE Textiles (MSI, 8th grade)

8th grade students will need to bring these items to their MSI Sewing Class:

  • 2/3 yard of fleece fabric (60 inches wide) for making 2 hats
  • 3 Buttons – a two hole, a four hole, and a shank button
  • Two 8-inch squares of print cotton fabric for a quilt square (you may bring extra fabric for more than one quilt square)

If you cannot bring an item, please talk to Mrs. Goodrich BEFORE the day of class.

Help Needed for CTE Textiles
PARENTS: If you have a sewing machine we can use please let Mrs. Goodrich know ASAP. We also need volunteer help in the sewing class. Please contact Mrs. Goodrich for details – you don’t have to be a seamstress, even supervision is helpful! All classroom volunteers will need a current background check on file (see the front office for details).

Middle School Spelling Bee

We will be holding a middle school spelling bee during MSI on the following dates:

Classroom Spelling Bees: Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, January 5
School Spelling Bee: Tuesday, January 16 @ 10:45am in the gym

The top three winners in the classroom spelling bees will qualify for the school spelling bee. 1st and 2nd place school winners will then compete in the regional spelling bee on March 10, 2018. The winner of the county spelling bee will then compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

For more information (including a list to study), click here: 2018 Middle School Spelling Bee.

Lands’ End FREE LOGO Sale

Does your student need new polos? Lands’ End is holding a FREE LOGO sale now through December 29th. Use Promo Code LOGOS and PIN 4276 at checkout.

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