Maeser Updates: 1 February 2019

In this edition: National Geographic Bee Winner, Blood Drive, Driver Education Class, Parent Volunteer Help Needed for ACT Day, Applications for Girls State, Sports Announcements (HS Boys Soccer Tryouts, HS Girls Golf Team, HS Boys Tennis Team), After-School Ski/Snowboard Program at Brighton Ski Resort, Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Monday, February 4
NAEP Assessment (selected 8th grade students)
Semester 2 class fees assessed — due by Feb 28 (late fee March 1)

Tuesday, February 5
Blood Drive

Friday, February 15
Girls State Applications due (11th grade)

Monday, February 18
Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)

Wednesday, February 20
11th Grade ACT **juniors only on campus**

Monday, February 25
HS Boys Soccer Tryouts

Friday, March 22
*LAST DAY* to Buy Yearbooks at Regular Price

National Geographic Bee Winner

CONGRATULATIONS to Eric Naylor – The National Geographic Bee Champion for KGMPA 2019. J Stump won 2nd place and Landon Call 3rd place. Eric received a medal and an opportunity to compete Friday, March 29, 2019 in the State National Geographic Bee. The National level competition will be held in Washington D.C. May 19-22, 2019. Each KGMPA participant demonstrated Truth, Honor, and Virtue. Middle school students: start preparing for next year’s National Geographic Bee!

Blood Drive

Maeser is hosting a Blood Drive on February 5 from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm ! We welcome community members, Maeser families, faculty, and students 16 years or older weighing more than 110 lbs. Students will need to fill out a consent form prior to donating. Sign up times and consent forms are available at the front office. Questions? Contact Mr. Simmons at Hope begins with you; come save lives!

Driver Education Class

Maeser will be hosting an after-school driver education class starting Monday, February 11. Visit the front desk to sign up! The cost is $230 and should be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Questions? Contact Mike Wright at

Parent Volunteer Help Needed for ACT Day

Help with Breakfast for Junior ACT on February 20
We are in need of parents to help provide breakfast and snacks for our junior class when they take the ACT on Wednesday, February 20. For details and to sign up, click here: Sign-Up Genius: ACT Breakfast & Snacks Feb 20.

Applications for Girls State

Junior girls interested in Girl’s State, see Ms. Sorenson for an application. Applications are due February 15!

Sports Announcements

HS Boys Soccer Tryouts

High school boy’s soccer tryouts will begin February 25. All players must register online at If you have questions, contact Coach Simmons at

HS Girls Golf Team

High school girls golf team will begin practice the last week of Feb. Sign up and fees must be paid by Feb 15th. Contact Mrs. Anderson with questions:

HS Boys Tennis Team

Boys’ Tennis practice (no cuts, everyone welcome) begins on 25 February. If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Smith at or 301.401.0789.

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.

Click here to sign up and purchase tickets for this program: Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program.

Remember, this link is a special price for just our Maeser community! Parents who sign up to ski/board have the option to take lessons or not, the price is the same for the lessons and the passes or just the passes.

The sign-up process can be a little confusing, so we’re including a quick walk-through to help you out: Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program Registration Walk-Through Video.

If you have any questions, please email Laralee Ireland at It should be a fun time on the slopes!

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

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 distributed to Utah high schools annually in November and are due no later than March 1 to be considered. Please email for the address to which applications should be mailed.

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