Maeser Updates: 26 October 2018

In this edition: Utah Symphony/Opera Concerts, ACT Prep Course Sign-up, Math Girls Rock!, After-school Ski/Snowboard Program at Brighton Ski Resort, Sports Announcements (HS Girls Basketball Tryouts, Activities/Sports Eligibility Changes for Q2 and Q3), Counseling Announcements (Concurrent Enrollment for 2nd Semester, AMDA Admission and Scholarship Audition Tour)

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Saturday, October 27
ACT National Test Administration at Maeser
DON’T FORGET to bring: your printed admission ticket, photo ID, approved calculator, #2 pencils, a watch to keep track of the time, and a snack for the break

Wednesday, October 31
Last day to add/drop Winterim classes before fees are assessed

Thursday, November 1
Winterim fees available to pay online or in the front office

Friday, November 2
After-School Mentoring

Monday, November 5
4:00pm HS Girls Basketball Tryouts

Thursday, November 15
Winterim fees are DUE (if unpaid after this date, your student will be dropped from their Winterim)
3:30pm Math Girls Rock! meeting in Mrs. Plott’s room (302)

Utah Symphony/Opera Concerts

Come listen to fantastic music with your friends at an amazing price. This year we’re going to take the Frontrunner to Salt Lake for the concerts, which will be a fun and new experience! The $50 student fee covers tickets and transportation to 4 symphony concerts and 3 operas (USO tickets regularly cost from $27-$96 per performance, plus transportation and parking). If you want to be in our concert group, please pay the $50 fee to the front office no later than Tuesday October 30th. If you are interested in being a parent chaperone please contact Mr. Vernon at

ACT Prep Course Session 1: November 1, 8, and 15

We only have two weeks left for Sophomores to sign up for this opportunity! After this, we will open up the class for students in other grades to join. Our Trustlands funding will pay for each of our Sophomores to take one session of ACT Prep. For everyone else, the course is $125. Sign up at the front desk.

Can’t make it to the November class?

Session 2 will be held March 14, 21, and 28. Session 3 will be held April 25, May 2, and May 9.

Math Girls Rock!

The next meeting of the Math Girls Rock! will be on Thursday, November 15th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. All girls from grades 7-12 are invited, but a permission slip is needed. Please talk to Mrs. Plott to get a permission slip.

After-School Ski/Snowboard Program at Brighton Ski Resort

In February and March 2019, Brighton Ski Resort will be offering group ski/snowboard lessons for Maeser families (limited space available). This is an after-school activity provided by Brighton Ski Resort and is not sponsored or run by the school. In order to participate in this activity, the participant must be 8 years old or older.

The ski/snowboard program will run for 5 consecutive weeks in 2019 — February 22, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 — from 4:15 to 6:15pm. After each lesson, the students will be able to ski and snowboard on their own until 9:00pm.

The cost of the ski program is $125 ($25 per student per day) for students ages 8 and up. This price includes the lesson and the night pass to ski/snowboard. Ski and snowboard rentals, which include boots, poles, skis, or snowboards, are available for $75 ($15 per day). There is no pro-rating for lessons or rentals that are unused. You may also choose to bring your own gear. Helmets are highly recommended but are not part of the rental package.

This program is sponsored and run by Brighton Ski Resort. Transportation to/from the resort is the responsibility of the student/family. Neither Maeser nor Brighton will be providing transportation. However, there is a UTA bus that runs to the resort if you do not wish to drive.

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.

Class sizes should not exceed 10 students and all classes will have a minimum of 5 students. If a student skis/rides at an extremely high level, they may be combined with the group that is closest to their ability.

More information with the link to provide payment and forms to download will be coming in future weeks. There is limited space. When capacity has been reached, the link will be taken down. If you have questions, feel free to email Laralee Ireland at It should be a fun time on the slopes!

Sports Announcements

HS Girls Basketball Tryouts: November 5

See Coach Call if you are interested in trying out. She has a pre-season conditioning packet to help you get ready for the season.

Activities/Sports Eligibility Changes for the 2nd Term

Grades for Quarter 1 have now been posted in PowerSchool. Students must have earned a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs for the 1st term in order to be eligible to participate in activities/sports at Maeser Prep during the 2nd term and must maintain this GPA during the 2nd term in order to remain eligible.

Activities/Sports Eligibility Changes for 3rd Term and Beyond

Students must earn a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs for the 2nd term in order to be eligible to participate in activities sports during the 3rd term. In addition to this standard, any high school students who have NGs/Fs from any previous high school courses will be required to make up the F/NG before they are eligible to participate in activities/sports. Contact the counselors to learn more about options for making up these courses.

Counseling Announcements

Concurrent Enrollment for 2nd Semester

Students planning on taking a Concurrent Enrollment class during 2nd semester need to begin the admission process NOW! Visit UVU Concurrent Enrollment for details and to begin the admission process.

Students planning on taking Math 1030 or Math 1060 next semester need to make sure to register for these classes before Christmas Break.

AMDA Admission and Scholarship Audition Tour

Is your student interested in a degree in the performing arts? AMDA — the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, with campuses in New York City and Los Angeles — is holding auditions for admission and scholarships on Saturday, November 17 in Salt Lake City. Call the AMDA admissions department at 800-367-7908 or have your student see their counselor for more information.