Maeser Updates: 6 December 2019

In This Edition

Maeser School-wide Science Fair Winners, Carpool Update, SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies, The Prince’s New Pet, Finals Week Schedule, Winter Combined Choirs Concert, Auditions for Beauty and The Beast, Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts, Fine Arts Gala and Winter Orchestra Concert, HS Semi-Formal Christmas Dinner, Winterim Volunteer Opportunities, MSI Announcements (MSI Sewing, Middle School Spelling Bee)

Front Office Hours

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Saturday, December 7
4:00, 6:30pm The Prince’s New Pet

Monday, December 9
Fine Arts Showcase Assembly – click here for Monday’s bell schedule
7pm Winter Combined Choirs Concert in the gym

Tuesday-Thursday, December 10-12
LAST DAY to purchase tickets for the HS Semi-Formal Christmas Dinner!

Auditions for Beauty and The Beast after school

Wednesday, December 11 and Friday, December 13
6:00am Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts

Thursday, December 12
7:30pm Fine Arts Gala

Saturday, December 14
6:30-8:00pm HS Semi-Formal Christmas Dinner

Semester 1 Final Exams: December 12-17

Wednesday, December 11
Review Day (regular schedule)

Thursday, December 12
8:00-10:00am 1st period
10:30am-12:30pm 3rd period

Friday, December 13
8:00-10:00am 2nd period
10:30am-12:30pm 4th period

Monday, December 16
8:00-10:00am 5th period
10:30am-12:30pm 7th period

Tuesday, December 17
8:00-10:00am 6th period
10:30am-12:30pm 8th period

Maeser School-wide Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our school-wide science fair winners!

High School Division

1st place (tie): Devyn Giles and Jacob Logsdon

Middle School Division

1st place: Eliana Herbert
2nd place: Mitchell Tingey
3rd place: J. Stump
Honorable Mention: James Fawcett

Carpool Update

You asked and we listened…

In order to create a more efficient carpool experience, our parents asked us to make our carpool exit one-way during high-traffic times.

Please note the new traffic sign at the bottom of the hill on 1200 West — NO LEFT TURNS during high traffic times; everyone must exit right.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We ask you NOT to use the faculty parking lot on the south side of the school as your pick-up and/or drop-off location. Over the last few weeks we have seen an increase in safety risks. We need your help to keep our students and faculty/staff safe!

Additionally, please DO NOT pull up and park in the red zone in front of the school. For your quick parking needs, utilize the visitor spaces in the front of the building or the three handicap-accessible/visitor spots overlooking the soccer field.

SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies!

It’s time to start preparing for graduation!

In order to avoid the hassle of ordering late AND to avoid increased pricing and rush shipping charges, please go to Jostens: Cap & Gown order to order caps and gowns, tassels, announcements, rings, etc.

Don’t let a late graduation apparel order add stress to your senior’s graduation — plan ahead and place your order soon.

The Prince’s New Pet

Come see our Region/State Drama Competition Preview and answer the question on everyone’s lips: WHAT IS A WOOGLEFOOF? December 5-7! Student matinees! Tickets only $4-6! It’s a MUSICAL for young and old! Seriously, early Saturday matinee for littles. See poster for showtimes: The Prince’s New Pet.

Finals Week Schedule

Wednesday, December 11: Review Day

Our Semester 1 review day is Wednesday, December 11. All regular classes will be held and Maeser uniforms are required as usual.

Thursday-Tuesday, December 12-17: Final Exams

Final exams for Semester 1 will be held Thursday-Tuesday, December 12-17. School hours during Finals are 8:00am to 12:30pm, with two periods per day — 8:00-10:00am and 10:30am-12:30pm, with a break from 10:00-10:30am. Your student should bring a snack for the break; lunch options are not offered on Finals days. Maeser uniforms are required during Finals Week. (Full Dress is NOT required during Finals.)

  • Thursday, December 12: 1st & 3rd periods
  • Friday, December 13: 2nd & 4th periods
  • Monday, December 16: 5th & 7th periods
  • Tuesday, December 17: 6th & 8th periods

For a printable Finals Schedule you can customize with your student’s classes, click here: Finals Schedule December 2019

Regular attendance excusal and check-out procedures are still in place during Finals, so if your student will be coming in late or leaving early, be sure to follow our regular excusal/check-out procedures. (Questions about excusing absences? Email

We do not allow students to take finals early. If your student has an unavoidable conflict and will miss a scheduled final, please make arrangements with your student’s teacher for your student to take the final during a period when they do not have a scheduled final or at a later date. (If your student needs to take a final late, they may receive an Incomplete grade until the final exam is made up.

Winter Combined Choirs Concert

Join the Concert Choir, Chorale, and Show Choirs as they delight their audience with for their annual Christmas concert. Monday, December 9th, at 7PM in the Maeser gym.

Auditions for Beauty and The Beast

Auditions for this year’s HS musical, Beauty and The Beast, will be held after school December 10-12 at the Drama room. Prepare 16-32 bars of a Disney song, and bring a filled-out and signed Audition Form. Forms and signup sheet are outside the Drama room door.

Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts

Wednesday, December 11th and Friday, December 13th from 6:00am to 7:30am

Fine Arts Gala and Winter Orchestra Concert

Join us this Thursday, December 12 at 6:30pm for our annual Fine Arts Gala and Winter Orchestra Concert! The Fine Arts Gala presents artworks from all of our high school visual arts classes, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and a film screening from our digital media students. The evening will culminate with our Winter Orchestra Concert, which begins at 7:30pm in the lunchroom.

HS Semi-Formal Christmas Dinner

When: Saturday, December 14
Where: Maeser Gym
Who: High School students
Tickets: $20/couple, $10 stag – buy your tickets in Mrs. Slade’s room during lunch by Tuesday, December 10
Dress: Semi-formal

Winterim Volunteer Opportunities

We have several Winterims in need of parent help with everything from snacks to guest speakers to chaperones! For more details and to sign up:

Remember: If you plan to chaperone any school activity, you must have a current background check on file! If you’re not sure if you’ve completed a background check for our school, please email our Finance Office at

MSI Announcements

Middle School Intensives (MSI) will begin on Thursday, January 2nd. School begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:00pm. All middle school students will be receiving a packet this week containing more information about MSI and another packet containing permission slips for field trips. Students who have not received a packet can stop by Mr. Norris’s office to get one.

MSI Sewing

All 8th grade students will participate in a sewing unit during Middle School Intensives in January. You will need to bring the following items to the sewing class.

  • 2/3 yard of fleece fabric (60 inches wide) for making 2 hats
  • 3 buttons: one 2-hole, one 4-hole, and a shank button
  • Two 8-inch squares of print cotton for a quilt square (you may bring extra fabric for more than one quilt square)

If you cannot bring an item, please talk to Mrs. Goodrich BEFORE the first day of the sewing class.

Parents: If you have a sewing machine we can use, please let Mrs. Goodrich know ASAP. Thanks!

Middle School Spelling Bee

We will be holding our annual Middle School Spelling Bee during Middle School Intensives (in the Winterim term). For details, rules, and the word list, click here: Maeser 2020 Middle School Spelling Bee.