In this edition: Winterim Announcements (General Information + Daily Herald Article, Attendance, Winterfest, Used Uniform Sale), Activities/Sports Eligibility, Monthly Scholarship Roundup
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Front Office Hours During Winterim/MSI
January 2-19: Winterim & Middle School Intensives
BELL SCHEDULE: Winterim and MSI classes are in session from 9:00am to 2:00pm every day (including Fridays). Lunch is from 11:15-11:45am daily.
DRESS: Regular Maeser uniforms are required during Winterim/MSI. Full Dress uniforms are not required except when specified by your student’s teacher(s).
Saturday, January 19: Winterfest
Used Uniform Sale
Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 22
FULL DRESS Day
Start of Semester 2
4-6pm Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof (HS and MS)
Winterim and MSI got off to a great start this week! It’s been so fun to see our students getting so excited about what they’re learning this term. And we’re not the only ones paying attention — check out the article in today’s Daily Herald about our Winterim program!
Due to the nature of Winterim and the shortened term, Winterim attendance is MANDATORY. No vacations or special requests are granted during this term. Winterim is part of Maeser’s graduation requirements and thus if failed, will have to be made up with a 60 hour project approved by Administration.
Our NG policy remains in effect during the Winterim term: a combination of more than six tardies and/or excused absences results in an NG for Winterim or MSI. PLEASE NOTE: Attendance for Winterim and MSI is taken twice each day, for the morning and afternoon periods. This means that when students miss a full day, they accrue two absences for their Winterim class.
Students who are absent during Winterim also miss a significant amount of class material each day, which can quickly result in students falling behind and struggling to get caught up. We appreciate your efforts to have your student in class and on time during the Winterim term to set them up for success!
Winterfest: Saturday, January 19
Our annual Winterfest celebration is on Saturday, January 19! Students should plan to arrive at 8:00am to set up their Winterfest projects. Winterfest will start at 11:00am and run until approximately 1:00pm. Mark your calendars and plan to attend with your family to celebrate our students’ Winterim accomplishments!
Winterfest is mandatory for all HS students as part of the learning experience of Winterim. Middle school students are highly encouraged to attend. All students must be in Full Dress Uniforms.
8-10am Student project set-up
10-11am Grading — no students or parents on campus during grading
11am-1pm Winterfest — please plan to attend with your family!
Time TBA Used Uniform Sale
Winterfest Used Uniform Sale
To help our students and families, we are pleased to hold a used school uniform sale that will include gently worn clothing. This sale is an opportunity to allow parents to resell their students uniforms, and for parents to purchase needed uniforms in good condition at a low cost.
We will be sending out details on the used uniform sale in the coming week — keep an eye on your email!
Activities/Sports Eligibility for Quarter 3 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.
Monthly Scholarship Roundup
Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship
Open to Utah high school seniors who plan to attend college. Four $1000 awards. For information and to apply, click here: www.utschoolcounselor.org.
Montana State University
Did you know that Montana State University has scholarships for out of state freshmen? Apply here: Montana State University Non-Resident Freshmen Scholarships.
Susan W. Coda Memorial Scholarship
The Susan W. Coda Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 1988, provides a one-time merit-based scholarship to an exceptional Utah woman attending a college or university outside the state of Utah. The recipient must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, a Utah resident at the time of application, and have attended high school or college in Utah. Each year, a scholarship award is funded entirely by the available earned interest. The fund is maintained by the P.E.O. Foundation and administered by the Susan W. Coda Memorial Scholarship Committee. Applications are available NOW from the counselors and are due no later than March 1 to be considered.
my529 Education Savings Plan
Higher education is priceless. Meet your educational savings goals with my529’s plan. Visit https://my529.org/ to learn how.
StepUP to Higher Education Scholarship Toolkit