In This Edition
Student Account Fee Balances Due Thursday (February 25), Help Us Stay In Touch, 11th Grade ACT: Tuesday, March 9, District Science Fair Winners, Poetry Out Loud Winner, Service Opportunities (National Honor Society Toy Drive, Utah Foster Care Drive), Volunteer Opportunities (St. Patrick’s Day Maeser Team Appreciation Luncheon, Report Your Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Sports/Academic Eligibility, HS Boys Soccer Tryouts and Requirements, HS Boys Tennis Requirements), Counseling Announcements (Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast), Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program
Front Office Hours This Week
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Thursday, February 25
Student Account Fee Balances Due
NOTE: New second-semester enrollees will have additional fees on their accounts
Monday, March 1
2:45pm HS Boys Soccer Tryouts
4:00pm HS Boys Tennis Practices Begin
Tuesday, March 9
11th Grade ACT – Juniors ONLY on campus on this day
Thursday, March 25
Last Day of Quarter 3
Student Account Fee Balances Due Thursday, February 25
The payment deadline for any student fee balances (such as second semester class fees and/or lost textbook fees) is this Thursday, February 25. If you have any questions or want to set up an interest-fee payment plan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the due date. After February 25, a $15 late fee will apply.
NOTE: If your student has a fee balance, you should have been receiving email, phone & text notices. If you have not been receiving email and/or text notices, but your student has a balance on their account (you can check on RevTrak, call the Front Office or email the Finance Office), please contact the Front Office at 801-235-9000 to update your contact info so you can receive these notices in the future. We are also mailing paper invoices this week to anyone who still has unpaid fees. Thank you!
Help Us Stay In Touch!
Not getting our emails, phone or text messages? Here’s how to make sure you’re getting all of our important announcements and information:
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.
11th Grade ACT: Tuesday, March 9
On Tuesday, March 9, all of our 11th-grade students will be taking the ACT. This is a FREE opportunity for all juniors to take the ACT! Administration of this test will follow all ACT standards, so in order to create the required testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for ACT testing only. **Your junior is already registered; you do not need to do anything to sign them up for this ACT administration.**
Tuesday, March 9 will be an ACT-testing-only day for our school.
There will be NO SCHOOL that day for students who are not in 11th grade.
Due to the need for an undisturbed testing environment, ACT does not allow us to have any students on campus who are not part of the ACT administration. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on March 9 as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus that day. As this is an official ACT administration, we will be unable to interrupt testing to check students out. We appreciate your help in ensuring a good testing environment for our juniors!
District Science Fair Winners
The district science fair was held last week and many Maeser students won.
Scout Jones 10
First Place Rating – Earth and Environmental Science
Title: Clearing the Air: Empirical Comparison of Metal/Air Battery Carbon Footprint
Clayton Baugh 9
First Place Rating – Energy- chemical and physical
Title: Wireless Power Transmission
Devyn Giles 12
Third Place Rating – Biomedical, Medicine and Health Services
Title: Quantifying Electromagnetic Radiation Levels: The Effects of Proximity on EMF Levels in Residential Homes
Ruby Call 7
Excellent Rating – Engineering – Materials and Mechanical
Title: Egg Drop
Caitlyn Herbert 7
Honorable Mention Rating – Behavioral and Social Sciences
Title Gender Bias in Virtual Science Fairs
These students will be moving on to the BYU science fair in March. Congratulations!
Poetry Out Loud Winner
Congratulations to Harper Jones! She will now represent Maeser in the regional competition.
National Honor Society Toy Drive
National Honor Society is holding a Toy Drive for the children’s charity Box of Balloons from February 1-26. Please bring toys that would be appropriate for children ages 1-12 to the main hallway to help children in need.
Utah Foster Care Drive
Maeser is holding a drive February 15-26 to help children in Utah Foster Care. Foster kids move from home to home very frequently. The goal of this drive is for the children to be able to transport with their own clean bedding so they can live more comfortably. Donations needed: twin sheets, pillow cases, and blankets. Drop your donations in the box at the entrance of the school. Contact Mrs. Cannon with any questions.
St. Patrick’s Day Maeser Team Appreciation Luncheon
Parent sponsored- Maeser Team appreciation luncheon needs your help for March 17th. The theme this month is St. Patrick’s day celebration so bring your favorite leprechaun items and add to the fun! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Maeser Team St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon
Report Your Volunteer Hours
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!
Eligibility for winter sports (basketball, wrestling, swimming) and activities will now be based on 2nd term grades for all grade levels. If you are planning on playing a spring sport (boys soccer, boys tennis, track & field, middle school girls soccer, middle school boys volleyball) your eligibility will also be based on your 2nd term grades.
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.
HS Boys Soccer Tryouts and Requirements
All boys interested in playing high school soccer must complete their online registration at www.registermyathlete.com (including getting a physical) before tryouts. Additionally, players should check to make sure they are academically eligible before coming to tryouts.
Tryouts will be on Monday, March 1, from 2:45-4:15 for all players, regardless of which day they come to school. Email Coach Simmons (email@example.com) with questions.
HS Boys Tennis Requirements
All boys interested in playing high school tennis must complete their online registration at www.registermyathlete.com (including getting a physical) before the first day of practice. Additionally, players should check to make sure they are academically eligible before coming to practice.
If you are interested in playing, please come to the first day of practice on Monday, March 1, from 4:00-5:30 at the Canyon View Junior High tennis courts. Email Coach Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast
THIS WEEK! Learn more about choosing your battles wisely – PLUS a sprinkle of Disney in episode 35: Choose Your Battles With A Sprinkle Of Disney
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! Do you know where you are going and are you doing what it takes to get there? Some questions to ask yourself to help you lead from the future but act in the now, in this week’s episode of In the Lion’s Den with Ms. Sorenson: Lead From The Future, Act In The Now
Also, take on the challenge by Ms. Sorenson as we all get to know each other and get candy in the process!
Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program
Attention, Skiers and Snowboarders (or those who want to learn)!
In February and March 2021, Maeser students, families, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to take ski or snowboard lessons at Brighton Resort. This is an afterschool activity provided by Brighton for Maeser “friends and families”; the program is not sponsored or run by the school. In order to participate in the activity, the participant must be 8 years old or older.
The ski/snowboard program take place on February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19. The lesson will begin at 4:15 pm and the lesson will end at 6:15 pm. Following the lessons, instructors will escort students to the base of the Explorer lift. After the lessons, the students will be able to ski and snowboard by themselves until 9:00pm.
The cost of the ski/snowboard program is $150.00 ($30.00 per student per day). This price includes the lesson and the night pass to ski/snowboard. This is an increase of $5/night from last year because the classes will be need to be smaller due to Covid requirements. In order to participate, all skiers/snowboarders must wear a two layer mask. Also, Brighton is not offering ski and snowboard package rentals this season due to Covid but you may contact them individually about a week-to-week rental at their shop or rent from some other place. Many shops offer season rentals at reasonable prices. You may also choose to bring your own gear. Helmets are highly recommended.
Here is the link to sign up: Maeser Prep Ski & Board Program
If you need to split your payment between a gift card and a credit/debit card, you will need to call Brighton Ski School directly, 801-532-4731 option 6. Let them know that you are signing up for Maeser Ski and/or Maeser Snowboard and need to split your payment between a gift card and other payment method.
If you are paying with one method, the link will work fine. If you have more than one skier/snowboarder, don’t use the continue shopping button. Use the back arrow instead or re-enter the link. The shopping cart should save the previous entry(ies).
If you choose to carpool, please be aware that there must be a guardian or responsible adult with your kids. The adult is welcome to ski/snowboard (and may take lessons or just ski/snowboard without lessons). The adult may also choose to just be on the mountain without skiing/snowboarding (maybe reading in the warm lodge?).