Maeser Updates: 5 January 2018

In this edition: MSI: Job Shadowing & Supply List for Ancient Food & Textiles, Last Call for Japan Trip in Spring, Free Middle School Debate Camp, Into the Woods Auditions, After-School Ski Program at Brighton, Spring Ultimate Frisbee, Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours This Week
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm

Tuesday, January 2-Saturday, January 20: Winterim & Middle School Intensives
School hours 9:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
Regular Maeser uniforms required

Monday, January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

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

Monday, January 22
Snow Make-up Day – NO SCHOOL (unless needed to make up a snow day)

Tuesday, January 23
Start of Semester 2

January 23-25
Auditions for Into the Woods

Middle School Intensives

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing for Middle School Intensives will be this Tuesday, January 9th. PLEASE be sure to fill out and return your student’s permission slip for this opportunity! Attendance will be taken for all students who do not turn in permission slips.

Supply List for Ancient Food & Textiles (7th grade)

7th grade students will need to bring these items to their first MSI Ancient Food & Textiles class:

  • An old T-shirt (any size)
  • A pair of scissors capable of cutting cloth without too much trouble

The shirt will be repurposed (in other words, don’t plan on getting it back in its original form).

Last Call for Japan Trip in Spring

March 28 through April 8, $3500
1st deposit: $1200 due January 19
Please e-mail Mr. Watabe at asap if interested!

FREE Middle School Debate Camp

Middle School students who are still interested in participating in the debate program and competing later this year: there will be a FREE intensive debate camp held every day after MSI (from 2:15-3:15pm), starting Monday, January 8 and continuing to January 19. Come learn the basics of argumentation, persuasion and logical thinking. We will meet in room 224. Email with questions.

Into the Woods Auditions: January 23-25

If you like to sing and want to be a part of this spectacular, moving musical, sign up for auditions! See Mr. Hults with any questions:

After School Ski Program at Brighton

Brighton Ski Resort will be offering group ski/snowboard lessons for Maeser families (limited space available). The lessons will run for 5 consecutive Fridays — February 16 and 23, and March 2, 9 and 16 — from 4:15 to 6:15pm. After each lesson, the students will be able to ski and snowboard on their own until 9:00pm.

A parent or chaperone must be on the mountain for all students who are under 18 years old. The parent/chaperone may choose to sign up to take lessons or ski/snowboard (at the same price) or just enjoy being on the mountain without skiing/snowboarding (no cost).

The cost of the ski program is $125 ($25 per student per day) for students ages 8 and up. Ski and snowboard rentals, which include boots, poles, skis, or snowboards, are available for $70 ($14 per day). Program costs will not be prorated for lessons or rentals that are unused. Once lessons begin, there will be no refunds or make ups, unless the program is cancelled due to a road closure, in which case a make-up day will be scheduled for the entire group.

This program is sponsored and run by Brighton Ski Resort. No transportation to/from the resort will be provided. If a participant misses lessons for any reason, including lack of transportation, no refunds will be given.

The deadline to sign up for the Maeser Ski/Snowboard program at Brighton Ski Resort is Friday, January 26 — registration may close sooner if the enrollment limit is reached. To download the documents you’ll need to fill out and return to the Maeser front office, click here: The registration form (pages 2 and 3), release forms, and ski/snowboard school rental agreement form, if rentals at Brighton are desired, as well as payment must be turned in on or before this date.

Optional PE credit is available (additional time and work will be required in addition to the lessons). Questions about PE credit? Email Coach Kemper at

Questions about the ski/snowboard program (not related to PE credit)? Email

Spring Ultimate Frisbee

Signups for Spring Ultimate open January 2 and close March 2. The $75 participation fee for Spring Ultimate is due by January 26.

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

UAIIA Scholarships

The Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents (UAIIA) is offering a minimum of three scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 in 2018 to Utah high school seniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and are active in extracurricular activities through their school, church, community or work. The scholarship application is available online at

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Scholarship

Open to any JUNIOR enrolling in college fall of 2019. Applications are due 5:00pm EASTERN time January 24, 2018. Applications found The scholarship is a full-ride scholarship for 4 years of undergraduate study for tuition, room, board and expenses at any accredited U.S. college or university.

Unigo $10K Scholarship

“Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?” Submit an online written response of 140 characters or less, including spaces, and get entered to win a $10K Unigo scholarship. Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

The Unigo $10K Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2018. Details at Unigo $10K Scholarship.