Maeser Updates: 1 March 2019

In this edition: Flex Friday on March 8, Yearbook Announcements (Senior Yearbook Tributes & Last Day to Purchase at Regular Price), Classical Literature Scholarship, Seeking Sponsorships for Spring Musical, Utah Boys State, Candy Donations for Counseling Department, Activities/Sports Eligibility Reminder, Sports Announcements (MS Girls Soccer Tryouts, HS Track & Field, HS & MS Ultimate Frisbee), Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Monday, March 4
Concert: Chorale & Concert Choir

Friday, March 8
8:00am-12:30pm Flex Friday

Friday, March 22
*LAST DAY* to buy Yearbooks at the regular $55 price!
Yearbooks are $65 after this date

Monday, April 15
Deadline for Classical Literature Scholarship (seniors)

Flex Friday: March 8

Our Flex Friday for Quarter 3 is coming up this Friday, March 8th. There will be no regular classes on that day; instead, students are welcome to come to school that day from 8:00am to 12:30pm to get additional help and retake tests/quizzes. This is not designed as a day for students to come and make-up all the work they have missed during the term, but rather to catch up on something they missed while they were sick, away at a sporting event, or something similar. Flex Friday is also the last opportunity to turn in late work — with the prior permission of the teacher — to be assessed before the end of the term.

Students must be in uniform on Flex Friday. Students not in uniform may not be on campus.

If your student will be making up NGs during Flex Friday, be sure they pick up a form from the front office to have their teacher sign during remediation! NG forms must be returned to the front office at the end of Flex Friday.

Yearbook Announcements

Senior Yearbook Tributes Available for a LIMITED Time

For a limited time, you can purchase a tribute to your graduating senior in the yearbook! Pricing ranges from $30-$80. You don’t need to worry about designing anything. Just send up your pictures and what you’d like it to say and we’ll take care of everything for you. Contact natalie.gerber@maeserprep.org if you have any questions. The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, March 13.

Only THREE WEEKS left to Purchase Yearbooks at Regular Price!

Only a third of the school has purchased their yearbooks and prices are going up in three weeks! Make sure you purchase your yearbook before March 22nd to avoid a $10 price increase. There is a finite number of books ordered each year. Last year we sold out! Order now to guarantee yours.

Classical Literature Scholarship for Maeser Seniors

The Classical Literature Scholarship is available only to Maeser seniors. Seniors may write a 750 word essay answering the question: What piece of classical literature forced you to think about life and people in new ways, and how did it change you?

Submissions are due by Monday, April 15th. Submissions can be turned in to Mr. Simmons.

Seeking Sponsorships for Spring Musical

Our drama department is busy rehearsing for our spring musical: Fiddler on the Roof. With a cast and crew of over 75 students, performed in a professional theater, this event will create meaningful memories that will last a lifetime and become part of Maeser’s legacy.

You can help!

We’re seeking sponsorships (business or personal) to help us fund the cost of this production. Sponsorships are available at three levels: Fiddler ($1000+), Mamas & Papas ($500+), and Sons & Daughters ($150+). See the infographic below for details about what’s included at each level.

Questions or ideas? Contact Mr. Hults at chris.hults@maeserprep.org.

Infographic showing sponsorship levels for Fiddler on the Roof

Utah Boys State

Any 11th grade boys interested in attending Boys State this year can pick up a packet at Mr. Norris’s office.

Candy Donations Needed for Counseling Department

Our Counseling department still needs candy donations. For details and to sign up, click here: Sign-Up Genius: Counseling Dept needs Candy Donations.

Activities/Sports Eligibility Reminder

REMEMBER: eligibility for sports/activities that occur during the 4th term will be based on a student’s 3rd term grades. The standard is a 2.7 with no Fs/NGs. In addition, any NGs/Fs from previous terms/years must be made up in order to be eligible.

Sports Announcements

Middle School Girls Soccer Tryouts

Middle School girls soccer tryouts will be held after school March 5th and 6th after school for an hour. Those interested need to bring running shoes and a water bottle. Any other questions please contact Mz. Ure.

High School Track & Field

Track & Field practice begins Monday, March 4th after school from 3:45 till about 5:30 Meet on the track. Come try it out even if you’re unsure you want to participate. You can practice with us a few times before deciding you want to be on the team.

Ultimate Frisbee

High School (Boys)
High school boys Spring Ultimate starts this month. Anyone interested in playing can sign up in the front office this week. Practices will be every Saturday from 8:00AM-11:00AM with tournaments in April and May. Registration fee is $75.

Middle School (Boys & Girls)
Registration is now open for middle school ultimate frisbee spring season! All students (boys and girls) grades 7 – 9 are invited to play. Ultimate frisbee is a really fun, non-contact, competitive sport. The season starts the first week of March and goes through the end of April. Practices are expected to be Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Participation fee is $75. To register, send an e-mail to ultimate.frisbee@maeserprep.org.

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

2nd Annual StepUp to College Costs Scholarship

Applications open TODAY: March 1, 2019! This scholarship program is designed to help students prepare for college before their senior year. Two $500 winners will be chosen for each competition:

8th and 9th Graders

10th and 11th Graders

The Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Bryon Cameron Education Foundation has opened up applications to the high-school graduating Class of 2020 for the Cameron Impact Scholarship (merit-based, full-tuition). A Cameron Impact Scholar must show evidence of strong academics (3.7 unweighted GPA or higher), leadership, community service, participation in extracurriculars, and a desire to make positive impact on the world around them.

Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019
Regular Application Deadline: September 13, 2019

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the number of applications reviewed is limited to 3,000. Visit the website for more information: https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.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.

my529 Education Savings Plan

Higher education is priceless. Meet your educational savings goals with my529’s plan. Visit https://my529.org/ to learn how.

Unigo.com Scholarships

https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/utah-scholarships

StepUP to Higher Education Scholarship Toolkit

https://stepuputah.com/paying-for-college/scholarship-toolkit/

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