Maeser Updates: 17 October 2020

In This Edition

Sterling Scholar Awards Program for Seniors, Parents’ Guide to Digital Citizenship, Student Council Announcements (Cub Week, Halloween Week), Volunteer Opportunities (Mock Trial Attorney/Coach Needed, Teacher Appreciation Supplies), Sports Announcements (Sports/Academic Eligibility), Counseling Announcements (College Application Week, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast), Help Us Stay In Touch!

Front Office Hours This Week

Procedures for Front Office Visits

7:30am-4pm Mon-Thurs
8:30am-1pm Fri

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

October 19-23
Online College Carnival
Seniors: College Application Week
Student Council: Cub Week

Friday, October 23
10:30am Sterling Scholar Information Meeting (cafeteria)

Sterling Scholar Awards Program for Seniors

All Seniors interested in the Sterling Scholar Awards program are invited to attend an information meeting on Friday, October 23rd at 10:30am in the Cafeteria. The Sterling Scholar Awards program provides seniors with scholarship opportunities based on their competitive performance in one of the following categories:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Science
  • World Languages
  • Computer Technology
  • Skilled & Technical Science
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Business & Marketing
  • Speech/Theatre Arts/Forensics
  • Vocal Performance
  • Visual Arts
  • Instrumental Music
  • Dance

Parents’ Guide to Digital Citizenship

Our Trustland Committee is helping us locate potential resources for our community that will help start positive conversations at home and at school of our responsibilities as digital citizens. Net Cetera: Chatting with our Kids about being Online will help you start this important conversation with your student. If you have suggestions for content for student development, please contact to contribute to the conversation to improve our community’s digital citizenship.

Student Council Announcements

Cub Week: October 19-23

Student Council is hosting Cub Week to celebrate our middle school. Middle schoolers can put together teams of 4 middle schoolers and one upperclassmen (junior or senior). These teams will compete in challenges during lunch. Teams must consist only of students who are on the same assigned day (A or B). Information about getting help building a team will be sent to students’ Maeser email.

Halloween Week

October 26-30 is Halloween Week! We will have spooky challenges during lunch all leading up to a trunk or treat on Friday, October 30. Costumes will NOT be allowed during school hours on Wednesday or Thursday. Students may only dress up at the trunk or treat at 1 pm on Friday.

We need parent volunteers to provide candy for the trunk or treat. Sign up using this link: SignUpGenius: Trunk or Treat Donations

Volunteer Opportunities

Mock Trial Attorney/Coach Needed!

Maeser needs at least one Attorney/Coach for our Mock Trial Team(s). If you are a licensed attorney in the State of Utah and would like to help our Mock Trial program by training students in court procedures, witness examination and case preparation, please contact Mr. Geary at This is a great way to complete volunteer hours!

Teacher Appreciation Supplies

Please consider contributing to the faculty supply room to fuel and appreciate our team. We go through lots of water as we teach daily with masks. Thank you for your kindness! The Volunteer Sign Up is posted here and on our official Facebook page for your convenience.

DON’T FORGET! Report your volunteer hours once you’ve dropped off your donation: Report Parent Service Hours. Each $5 spent for donations counts as one hour of volunteer service!

Sports Announcements

Sports/Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for winter sports/activities will be based on 1st term grades for all grade levels. Students (7th-12th) must earn a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs. In addition, high school students cannot have any Fs/NGs/Incompletes from previous high school terms. If the F/NG/Incomplete is made up by the beginning of the sports season they will be able to participate.

Counseling Announcements

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

College Application Week: October 19-23

College Application Week will be Oct 19th-23rd. On the 21st and 22nd of Oct the counselors will be coming into the Senior Socratic classes to help with college applications.

PLUS our Online College Carnival will be launched this week!

THIS WEEK: 3 quick tips on dealing with stress PLUS this week’s Unusual Scholarship! Catch it all in episode 19: Stress and Starfleet

Students can listen and email Mrs. Anderson a main point from the podcast to be entered into a weekly drawing. Drawings will take place on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

THIS WEEK: 6 tips for when you feel yourself feeling overwhelmed and start to panic or feel emotional distress. Catch it all in this week’s episode of In the Lion’s Den with Ms. Sorenson: Getting Grounded

Also, take on the challenge by Ms. Sorenson as we all get to know each other and get candy in the process!

Help Us Stay In Touch!

Opt In For School Text Messages

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, student fees, and more. We will only use text messaging for urgent and important information.

You can participate in this service by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of text messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

Thank you for helping us keep in contact with your family!

Update Your Contact Information

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know so we can stay in touch with your family.