Maeser Updates: 16 March 2018

In this edition: Once Upon a High School, Lions 5K for Arthritis, Service Auction, Missing Glue, Math Lab Invitations, 2018-19 Music Ensembles & Tour, Choir Concert, Host Families Needed for Short-Term Foreign Exchange Students, LAST DAY to Purchase Yearbooks at Regular Price Before Late-Order Price Increase, Maeser Community Read & Movie

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

March 16-23
Once Upon a High School
March 16, 17, 19, 22, 23 @ 7:00pm
March 23 @ 1:30pm

Saturday, March 17
9:00am Lions 5k for Arthritis

March 19-23
Service Week

Tuesday, March 20
7:00pm Choir Concert

Thursday, March 22
Region Solo & Ensemble

Friday, March 23
Last day of Quarter 3
Service Auction Assembly during Mentoring
LAST DAY to purchase yearbooks at the regular $55 price

Saturday, March 24
Yearbook price increases to $65 late-order price

Tuesday, March 27
6:30pm National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, March 28
6:30pm Community Book Club Night: A Wrinkle in Time

Thursday, March 29
Community Movie Night at Water Gardens Movie Theater: A Wrinkle in Time

Friday, March 30
HS Student Council Applications Due

April 2-6
Spring Break

Once Upon a High School

Your favorite fairy-tale characters have their world turned upside down as they get a fresh taste of reality! When a portal is opened to another world, Cinderella’s stepsisters take the leap and find themselves in a very real high school and the Woodsman sets out to be the hero who brings them home; meanwhile, gloom and doom is becoming reality for the fairy-tale characters back home. As harsh reality seeps into the fairy tales, characters are forced to break free of their patterns and learn to take charge of their own destiny. You’ll love this complex, rich tapestry of enchanted fun woven with a poignant, meaningful thread about what it means to be alive and in control of your own destiny.

When? March 16, 17, 19, 22, 23 @ 7:00pm; March 23 @ 1:30pm
Where? Maeser
How Much? Tickets are $5 at the door — Maeser students get a free popcorn with their current student ID!
Who? Appropriate for all ages

Lions 5k for Arthritis

Help kick Service Week off right! The Lions 5k for Arthritis is on March 17 at 9am. The run will start at 754 N 780 E Lindon and will follow the Murdock trail. Free bandana for runners, walkers, and joggers!

Everyone is invited! Registration is available at the trailhead on the day of the race. The cost is $5/person and $20 for families of 4 or more. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation!

Service Auction

Next Friday (3/23) we will be having our annual service auction assembly. We will be raising money for the Arthritis Foundation and we need donations!

If you have items or services you are willing to donate for the auction, please sign up by emailing and include: the name of the donor, name of item or service, recommended starting price, and format of auction you would prefer (silent or open). While there are no guarantees for auction format or starting price, your recommendation is appreciated.

Please sign up by next Wednesday (3/21) and bring your item to the school on Thursday (the day before the assembly) if possible. An official list of items up for donation will be published next Thursday (3/22) on the door to Mr. Simmons’ office. A 10% down payment will be required during the assembly at time of purchase.

If you have any other questions, please contact Thanks!

Missing Glue

46 new bottles of white glue have gone missing in the Maeser art room. The original box was still on the storage shelf, but only 2 bottles out 48 were still inside when they were needed for the art class. Please keep your eyes open for them. They are the School Smart brand that cannot be purchased in stores; only online. If you have any information regarding their disappearance, please contact Mrs. Fosse or Mrs. Houghton.

bottles of glue

Math Lab Invitations

If your student has an F or NG in Math in PowerSchool, they are invited/encouraged to attend weekly Math lab. Math lab can also be used as a FREE attendance school option IF students sign in and sign out on the roll.

High School Students:

  • MW @ lunch
  • TTH @ 7:00-7:45 am
  • Flex time on Fridays from 12:30 -1:30 pm

Middle School Students:

  • TTH after school until 4:30 pm
  • Flex time on Fridays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

2018-19 Music Ensembles and Tour

Singers and instrumentalists: Tryouts are coming in April for Madrigals and Chamber Orchestra. No audition is required for High School A Cappella, Chorale, Philharmonic, or Symphonic orchestras.

Next spring is our traditional California tour! Contact Janice Vincent at for information.

Choir Concert: “Do You Hear the People Sing?”

Maeser choirs and Music Alumni will present “Do You Hear the People Sing?” on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm in the gym. Come enjoy music from the big screen and stage, and see what some of our alumni are doing in the performing arts!

Maeser Host Families Needed for Short-Term Thai Foreign Exchange Students

A group of Thai students will be visiting Orem for three weeks from April 9th-May 1st. While here, they will spend a few days visiting Maeser in addition to other classes and excursions in the area.

The Center for High School Global Alliances (CHSGA) is sponsoring the students’ trip, and they are looking for families willing to have one or two students stay with them during their time in Utah.

Students range in age from 12-16 and most of them are boys. The students will be gone during the day on weekdays, and they will be at home in the evenings and on weekends. Host families will drop off the students at the school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon on weekdays. Host families will go about their life as usual and include their visitors in family meals and activities as though they are a member of the family. Families hosting one student will receive $300 compensation and families hosting two students will receive $450 compensation; in addition to that, CHSGA will donate $100 to the school (to go towards to the gym fund) for each family from the school who hosts.

The students’ goal in visiting Utah is to experience American culture and to practice their English in preparation for their future in which an understanding of Western culture and solid English skills will be invaluable. The Thai students are generally quite friendly and open, and previous host families have had wonderful experiences learning about the Thai culture while sharing their own culture with their guests. If you’re interested in more details, comment here and Rachel Moises from CHSGA will contact you, or you can send her an email at

LAST DAY to Purchase Yearbooks at Regular Price Before Late-Order Price Increase: March 23

Friday, March 23 is the LAST DAY to purchase a yearbook at the regular $55 price! Beginning Saturday, March 24, yearbooks will increase to the $65 late-order price.

How do I purchase a yearbook for my student?

There are two ways to purchase yearbooks:

  • In person in the front office during office hours
  • Online at our RevTrak Web Store (choose “Maeser Prep Yearbook”)

Can I still purchase a video yearbook and/or year-end supplement?

Absolutely! If you’re buying your yearbook on RevTrak, you can add a video yearbook DVD ($5) and/or the year-end supplement ($2) at the same time. If you’ve already purchased your student’s yearbook and didn’t add a video yearbook or year-end supplement during your initial purchase, you can order them at the front desk during office hours.

What if I’m not sure if I’ve already purchased a yearbook?

Please email or contact the front office to ask them to check your student’s fees before ordering a yearbook through RevTrak.

Maeser Community Read & Movie

As part of our classical education focus, we’d like to encourage our entire Maeser community to “learn continually” by joining us in reading A Wrinkle in Time during the month of March. We will be having a community book club night to discuss the principles of Truth, Honor, and Virtue found in the book on Wednesday, March 28th, at 6:30pm here at the school, followed up with a community movie night on Thursday, March 29th to watch the soon-to-be-released film (see the trailer here) at the Water Gardens movie theater. The Water Gardens has graciously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds to the school from any Maeser families who see the movie anytime that day. Just say you’re there to see A Wrinkle in Time for Maeser!

If you need to purchase the book, this is the version we will be using. As an added bonus, if you purchase the book through Amazon’s “Smile” service, Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Maeser.