Maeser Updates: 9 October 2020

In This Edition

School Picture Day Info, 11th Grade PSAT Day, 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 Board Ambassador Applications, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, NEW Middle School Podcast), Help Us Stay In Touch!

Front Office Hours This Week

Procedures for Front Office Visits

7:30am-4pm Mon-Tues
7:30am-1:30pm Wed (PSAT Day)
CLOSED Thurs-Fri (Fall Break)

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Monday, October 12
Picture Day for A-Day students (last names A-J)
All SEATS Online Students may come at 7am on Monday to get their school picture taken.

Tuesday, October 13
Picture Day for B-Day students (last names K-Z)

Wednesday, October 14
PSAT/NMSQT Day – Juniors ONLY on campus

Thursday-Friday, October 15-16
Fall Break – NO SCHOOL

School Pictures: Monday & Tuesday, October 12 & 13

School Pictures are coming soon! School Picture Day is a FULL DRESS DAY — wear your Full Dress Uniform and bring your best smile!

  • Monday, October 12: A-Day Students (last names A-J)
  • Tuesday, October 13: B-Day Students (last names K-Z)

The easiest way to order school pictures is to pre-order your student’s photo package online at Make sure to order before School Picture Day and remember to use our Picture Day ID: EVTW8QHQC.

11th Grade PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 14

On Wednesday, October 14, 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, will be sent home with juniors soon.

In order to create a safe and focused testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for PSAT testing only. There will be NO SCHOOL on October 14 for students who are not in 11th grade. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on that day, as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus.

PSAT Day is for all juniors, regardless of last name or in-person/SEATS status. Since we only have about 100 juniors and they’ll be the only students on campus that day, we should be able to easily maintain social distancing protocols. Masks and uniforms will be required as usual. Parents of Juniors: Please check your email for detailed information about what your student should bring on test day.

Due to COVID precautions, we are unable to provide breakfast or snacks as we have in the past. We recommend that students eat a nutritious breakfast before arriving at school on the morning of the test and bring their own snacks for the break.

Parents who prefer not to send their students to campus for testing can choose to opt their students out of this test by submitting a signed Parental Exclusion Form to the front office or by email at info@maeserprep.orgby Monday, October 12th. (These students will be provided with information about how they can enter the National Merit Scholarship competition without taking the PSAT.)

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

HS Students: College Board Ambassador Applications

High School Students wanting to apply for a College Board Ambassador position fill out the application at this link: College Board Ambassador Application. Ambassadors will be chosen by Oct 19th.

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

THIS WEEK: Learn about what anxiety is and how to deal with it, PLUS the Cool Career of the Week! Catch it all in episode 18: Anxiety and Amish Furniture

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.

NEW Middle School Podcast

THIS WEEK: We learn that “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”! Catch it all in episode 3: Wisdom from Winnie the Pooh

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.