Maeser Updates: 21 May 2021

In This Edition

Final Exam Schedule, Textbook Returns, Yearbook Distribution, High School Shakespeare Team Auditions, Show Choir Auditions, Instrumental Auditions, 2021 Summer Reading, Summer School (Credit Recovery, Credit Ahead), UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration for Fall 2021 Now Open, UVU Transcripts, BYU Idaho Concurrent Enrollment, Resilient Utah Month, Volunteer Opportunities (June Socratic Teacher Training Lunches, Maeser Counseling Department, Don’t Forget to Report Your Hours), Lands End School Uniform Sale, Sports Announcements (Sports Academic Eligibility, Fall Sports Guide, HS Cross Country Meeting, HS Girls Soccer), Counseling Announcements (Juniors Interested in Senior-Year Internships, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast, Help Us Stay In Touch + Opt In For School Text Messages

Front Office Hours This Week

>>Procedures for Front Office Visits<<

7:30am-1:00pm Mon-Wed
8:30am-12:00pm Thurs-Fri

Monday, May 24
8am-12:30pm Finals in periods 2 & 4
12:45pm HS Cross Country Meeting

Tuesday, May 25
8am-12:30pm Finals in periods 5 & 7

Wednesday, May 26
8am-12:30pm Finals in periods 6 & 8

Thursday, May 27
9:30am-12:30pm Yearbook Distribution
Seniors Only:
8am Senior Breakfast and Class of 2021 Cap & Gown Photo at Maeser (don’t forget to bring your cap & gown!!)
2pm Graduation Practice at Water Gardens
7pm Parent-Sponsored Graduation Tailgate Party at Water Gardens
8:30pm Graduation at Water Gardens

Friday, May 28
9am-2pm HS Shakespeare Team Auditions (sign up in advance outside the drama room)
9:30am-1:30pm Show Choir Auditions (sign up in advance outside the music room starting Mon, May 24)
9:30am-1:30pm Orchestra Auditions (sign up in advance outside the music room starting Mon, May 24)

June 7-25
Summer School

Wednesday, June 9
HS Girls Soccer preseason workouts begin

Monday, July 26
9-11am HS Girls Soccer Tryouts at Aspen Elementary

Final Exam Schedule

The schedule for each day of Finals is 8:00am to 12:30pm, with a 30-minute break between Finals (from 10:00-10:30am):

  • Friday, May 21: Periods 1 & 3
  • Monday, May 24: Periods 2 & 4
  • Tuesday, May 25: Periods 5 & 7
  • Wednesday, May 26: Periods 6 & 8

Textbook Returns

Please be aware that teachers will be gathering textbooks back before or during finals. Students who do not return a book that was assigned to them will be charged for a replacement. There is a two-day grace period after finals (May 27 & 28) to return the book(s) and have the charge(s) removed. After the grace period, your student may no longer return the book(s)–they are theirs to keep–and the charge(s) will remain on your student’s account for next school year (if they are graduating, the balance will be moved to a sibling’s account or sent to collections).

Yearbook Distribution

Thursday, May 27th from 9:30am-12:30pm will be yearbook distribution. The Print Communication team will be in charge of this activity and it will be on the track and soccer field. Bring sunscreen, a blanket and a pen to have your yearbook signed by your friends! This is an optional activity, as this is teacher workday, and will be held outside.

High School Shakespeare Team Auditions

Auditions for the Fall 2021 High School Shakespeare Team will be Friday, May 28th from 9am-2pm. Students who will be in 9th-12th grades in 2021-22 may sign up outside the Drama Room for a 10-minute slot.

You will need to prepare a 1-minute Shakespeare monologue, memorize and rehearse, then deliver it at your audition with diction, volume, and intention! See Mr. Hults with any questions.

Show Choir Auditions

Auditions will be Friday May 28th from 9:30am-1:30pm. Any students may sign up outside the Music Room for a 5-minute slot (signup will be put up on Mon, May 24), then prepare 16 bars of 2 contrasting pieces. We will do some warm ups to check your range and some other vocal exercises. Email Mr Spindler if you need to do a digital submission.

Instrumental Auditions

Calling all string players, flute players, clarinet players, or even oboe and bassoon players! Auditions will be Friday May 28th from 9:30am-1:30pm. Any students may sign up outside the Music Room for a 5-minute slot (signup will be put up on Mon, May 24). Be prepared to play a couple scales, and a position of a prepared piece. We would love to expand our orchestra program to include woodwinds this coming year! Email Mr Spindler if you need to do a digital submission.

2021 Summer Reading

Click here to access the 2021 Summer Reading lists.

Summer School

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery will be held June 7th – June 25th in two sessions:

  • June 7-18: $125
  • June 14-25: $125

The cost for both sessions (June 7-25) is $200; this is recommended for students who have more than one course to complete for remediation.

Students should attend in person daily from 9am-12pm until they have completed their remediation.

Parents received invitation letters this week for their students who need credit recovery in summer school. Once grades are finalized for 4th Term, additional invitations will be sent for registration and attendance to appropriate individuals.

You can register your student for credit recovery by clicking here: Summer School Registration 2021

Credit Ahead

Maeser Summer School credit ahead courses are only available with counselor approval for students with a specific need documented in their CCR plans. Credit ahead courses are offered through Maeser/BYU online. Students will need to meet with Mrs. Anderson to discuss what classes they would like to take and to ensure there is a reason and plan for taking the credit ahead. Each course costs $60, and provides 0.5 credits. Deadline to register is May 28th. The only classes we will be offering are the following:

  • Geography
  • US Govt
  • Financial Literacy
  • Fit for Life
  • Jogging
  • Health

Interested students should email Mrs. Anderson to make an appointment or they may stop in during school hours if Mrs. Anderson is available.

Registration begins now through May 28th. Students will have from June 1st through July 27th to complete all the coursework including the proctored final that will be scheduled with Mrs. Sorenson (the counselor who will be running summer Maeser Online).

Please email Mrs. Anderson with any questions.

UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration for Fall 2021 Now Open

If your student will be taking a UVU concurrent enrollment class next year you can actually enroll in UVU and register for the class now. It’s much easier to get it taken care of now and throughout the summer. Go to this link to begin the process: The final deadline for fall registration is September 10, 2021.

UVU Transcripts

Any student attending a College or University this fall will most likely need to send a copy of your official UVU transcript after graduation. UVU does all their transcript orders online and there is a fee with each transcript order. Here is the link:

BYU Idaho Concurrent Enrollment

Seniors Only! Upcoming Seniors wanting to register and take approved classes through BYU Idaho Concurrent Enrollment can register up through Sept 13th. Classes begin on Sept 13th and go through Dec 15th. You will be taking these classes online in an assigned classroom on Maesers campus. To enroll at BYU-I and register for classes go to this web site:

For a list of approved classes refer to the course offerings form for 2021-2022.

Resilient Utah Month

This past year has been difficult for many students. Here are some resources that you might find useful in helping your student develop resilience:

Volunteer Opportunities

June Socratic Teacher Training Lunches

June Socratic Teacher Training Lunches need volunteers to help provide while our Socratic teachers undergo an intense writing workshop to prepare for Fall. Thank you in advance for helping us provide this. For every $5, please count as one hour of service. Family service hours = 40, Single-parent families = 20 hours.

Maeser Counseling Donations

Maeser Counseling needs some donations for student programs. Please check out the sign-up sheet and donate if you can: Counseling Department Donations

Don’t Forget to Report Your Hours!

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!

Lands End School Uniform Sale

Lands End will be offering up to 30% off on school uniforms May 26-June 1! Shop online at May 26-June 1 and use Code: HOLIDAY and PIN: 1865.

Sports Announcements

Sports Academic Eligibility for FALL Sports

Eligibility for participation in any sports/activities during the 1st term of the 2021-2022 school year will be based on 4th 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.

Fall Sports Guide

For a list of the fall sports that are available at Maeser for both MS and HS students, click here: 2021 Maeser Fall Sports Guide. The Fall Sports Guide includes whether the team is boys, girls, or coed, if there is summer training, when tryouts are, who the coach is, and the coach’s contact information, if it is available.

HS Cross Country Meeting

There will be a High School Cross Country meeting on Monday, May 24th at 12:45pm in the Cafeteria. We will be discussing summer training and the 2021 Fall season. See Coach Kemper for more information.

HS Girls Soccer

The Google Classroom code for girls soccer is: dtpqxdi

Preseason workouts will be on Wednesdays throughout the summer, beginning on June 9th. Workouts will go from 9-11am at Aspen Elementary (945 W 2000 N, Orem, UT 84057). These are optional workouts.

Tryouts for high school girls soccer will be Monday, July 26th, from 9-11am at Maeser. Email Coach Simmons ( if you have questions.

Counseling Announcements

Juniors Interested in Senior-Year Internships

All 11th grade students planning on doing an internship next year will need to sign up for the summer online Career Apprenticeship class. The cost will be $100. Once you pay for the class, you will be signed up to take the online portion of the course; after you finish and pass the online portion you will be awarded .50 CTE credit. You will have until from June 1 to July 27 to complete the course, including the proctored final.

You will be the second class of students to participate in this internship program. Over the summer you will need to find an internship site on your own. Mrs. Anderson is happy to help and will work with students as needed, but a lot of the ground work will be your responsibility. More clarification as to what an appropriate internship site would look like will be sent once you have signed up.

If you plan to participate in the internship program next year:

  1. Meet with Mrs. Anderson to get the enrollment form.
  2. Have parents sign the form then take it to the front office to pay the fee.
  3. Once Mrs. Anderson has been notified that the payment has been received she will enroll you in the online portion of the course. You will have until July 27th to complete the course, including the proctored final.

We are excited to begin this journey with many of you! This is an opportunity for you to grow personally and experience something that could lead to your future career.

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

THIS WEEK: Why Finishing Feels So Good (last episode of the 2020-21 school year). See you next Fall for Season 2. All new podcast episodes about high school, mental health, college, career and scholarships.

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: Mistakes Students Make When Studying For Finals. Next podcast episode will be the last and will be full of tips to help make summer fun.

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!

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!

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