Maeser Updates: 4 October 2019

In This Edition

MS Fall Fun Fresh Air Fest, Region/State Drama Information Meeting, 11th Grade PSAT Day + Senior Graduation Prep Seminar, Sports Announcements (Activities/Sports for 2nd Term, MS Boys Basketball Tryouts, Swimming)

Front Office Hours

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Tuesday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 9
6:15am MS Boys Basketball Tryouts

Wednesday, October 9
Permission Slip Deadline for MS Fall Fun Fresh Air Fest

Friday, October 11
Last Day of Q1
**Last day to make up NGs to remain eligible to participate in Q2 sports/activities!**
12pm Region/State Drama Information Meeting in the Drama Room
12-2pm MS Fall Fun Fresh Air Fest

Monday, October 14
Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, October 16
Testing/Senior Graduation Prep Day – juniors and seniors ONLY on campus
7:30am Breakfast
8am-12:30pm PSAT for Juniors (juniors ONLY)
8am-12:00pm Senior Graduation Prep Seminar with the counselors (seniors ONLY)
No other students allowed on campus — please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7-10

Thursday-Friday, October 17-18
🍂Fall Break🍁

Friday, October 25
1-3pm Annual College Carnival in the gym

Wednesday, December 4
6pm Maeser School-wide Science Fair in lunchroom

Middle School Fall Fun Fresh Air Fest

All middle school students are invited to bring a sack lunch, a blanket, and/or a frisbee/soccer/football for a picnic up Provo Canyon on Friday, October 11 from 12-2pm.

**All participating students need to have a permission form signed and returned to Mz. by Wednesday, October 9th.**

Region/State Drama Information Meeting

Dates and fees and requirements for our new FULL-SIZED and competitive Drama Team will be available in a meeting during Mentoring this Friday, October 11th in the Drama Room. Contact Mr. Hults ( with any questions!

11th Grade PSAT Day + Senior Graduation Prep Seminar: Wednesday, October 16

On Wednesday, October 16, all Maeser juniors will be given the opportunity to take the PSAT — a pre-SAT test offered by the College Board. This is a free opportunity for our juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition. PSAT Student Guides, which include a free practice test, were sent home with juniors this week.

In order to create a focused testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for PSAT testing and our annual senior college application and graduation preparation seminar only. There will be NO SCHOOL on October 16 for students who are not in 11th or 12th grades. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, and 10 on that day, as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus.

Sports Announcements

Activities/Sports Eligibility for 2nd Term 2019-2020

Any students (7th-12th grade) who plan on participating in a sport or activity during the 2nd term must earn a 2.7 GPA in Quarter 1 with no Fs/NGs. In addition, HS students must not have any Fs or NGs from ANY previous high school terms. Any NGs must be made up by the end of the 1st term which is October 11th.

Middle School Boys Basketball Tryouts

Middle school boys basketball tryouts will be on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th from 6:15am-7:45am. Questions? Contact Jared Norris (


Are you a swimmer? Would you like to be a member of the Maeser Swim Team this year? The Maeser Swim Team is in its fourth consecutive year and growing! We would LOVE to have more swimmers join our team. Visit for details about registration, practice location, practice times, tentative meet schedule, pool locations, disclosure documents, links, and other pertinent information.

Please contact Head Coach Aaron Burg ( or Team Manager Daisy Stonely ( for further questions, concerns, or inquiries.

Counseling Announcements

FAFSA is Now Open
Utah students leave as much as $400,000 unclaimed each year because they don’t fill out the FAFSA. Filling out the FAFSA is about more than student loans, it can also link you to scholarship opportunities. Start the application here . Parents and students both will need an FSA ID. Questions? See Ms. Sorenson.

Annual College Carnival
Oct 25 1-3 in the Maeser Gym
Admission is free
For the entire family
Food, Fun and Prizes
Meet College Reps from most of the major colleges and universities in Utah

Senior Morning with the Counselors: Wednesday, October 16
Seniors come and fill out scholarship applications, get help on the FAFSA, learn about life after high school

Seniors interested in USU
Seniors! Are you interested in Utah State University? Don’t forget about the USU Open House on Wednesday, October 9th at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center from 5-6:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to visit with the admissions and scholarship office, learn more about the majors offered, financial aid and scholarship possibilities, and on-campus housing. Don’t forget your transcripts and ACT scores because USU will be awarding academic scholarships on the spot to those who qualify!