Maeser Updates: 7 May 2021

In This Edition

Spring Choir Concert on May 10, Spring Orchestra Concert on May 12, REMINDER: Parent School Climate Survey, Textbook Returns, Summer School (Credit Recovery, Credit Ahead), Volunteer Opportunities (Senior Capstone Clothing Drive, Maeser Counseling Department, Don’t Forget to Report Your Hours), Sports Announcements (Sports Academic Eligibility), Counseling Announcements (Family Mental Health Night, Juniors Interested in Senior-Year Internships, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast, Monthly Scholarship Roundup), Help Us Stay In Touch + Opt In For School Text Messages

Front Office Hours This Week

>>Procedures for Front Office Visits<<

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thurs
8:30am-1:00pm Fri

Monday, May 10
7pm Spring Choir Concert at Maeser

Wednesday, May 12
7pm Spring Orchestra Concert

Thursday, May 20
Review Day

Friday, May 21-Wednesday, May 26
8am-12:30pm Finals

Thursday, May 27

Spring Choir Concert: May 10 at 7:00pm

We’re having our first and only choir concert of the year at the school. The program will last about an hour. Of course our program features great music by the choirs, but it’ll also feature a few small groups and soloists! Come listen to some Disney, Musical Theater, Pentatonix and more! See you there!

Spring Orchestra Concert: May 12 at 7:00pm

It’s time for the Orchestra Spring Concert here in the school gym! The program will feature all three of our school orchestras, as well as some of the performances from this year’s solo and ensemble competition. You won’t want to miss your only chance to hear the orchestras live in concert this school year!

REMINDER: Parent School Climate Survey

PARENTS: Remember to submit your Utah School Climate Survey if you haven’t already responded! We are still collecting survey responses from parents, as well as our teachers, administrators, staff, and school resource officers. The data collected from the survey will be used to identify our community’s perceptions of school climate issues within our school.

The parent survey contains 33 questions and takes about six minutes to complete.

We would appreciate your taking a few minutes to complete this survey: Utah School Climate Survey for Parents

Surveys are collected through Qualtrics using anonymized links, and they do not collect personally identifiable information. All survey responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. School staff will use the results of these surveys to help inform our efforts at improving our school climate. Responses are housed securely in an anonymous format with the USBE (Utah State Board of Education). All evaluation research projects are in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, (343 CFR 99.31 (6)) and human subjects regulations (Protection of Human Subjects 45 CFR 46).

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).

Summer School

Credit Recovery

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

  • Session 1: June 7-18
  • Session 2: June 14-25

The cost for each 2-week session is $125. If your student is attending Session 1 and an extra week is needed, you can pay an additional $75 for them to attend for a third week (June 21-25).

Registration emails will be sent to the parents of students who need to register for summer school in the next few weeks. After finals, emails will be sent to those needing summer school due to failing fourth quarter classes.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Capstone Clothing Drive

As part of his Capstone Project, senior Pedro Martinez is hosting a clothing drive to be held next week: May 10-14. Please deposit your donations in the large cardboard box in the front foyer.

Clothing donations will be distributed through the International Refugee Rescue Committee to refugee families in the Salt Lake area who are coming primarily from war zones in Africa.

Please bring lightly used clothing for youth ages 5-18, including shorts, jeans, skirts, tops, lightly used shoes, and sandals. These refugees are particularly fond of bright colors, but any color would be appreciated with the exception of black or gray. Please no skulls or profanity. We especially need long skirts and long sleeved tops for our Muslim friends. No winter clothing please.

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!

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.

Counseling Announcements

Family Mental Health Night

This might be the most important event of the year for all parents! Support your child’s mental health and wellness by joining us for an informative event for parents and educators. Ask questions of leading family therapists and take advantage of a free resource to help parents with important topics such as identifying anxiety, depression, grief, suicide ideation and parenting with purpose.

Register here: Family Mental Health Night Registration.

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! Seven ways to find your purpose — plus the Arborjet “Taking Root” Scholarship. Catch it all in episode #45: Finding Purpose And Good Thymes

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! 18 tips to help you get ready for finals: 9 Times 2 Finals Week Strategies

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

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

The Regents Scholarship is going away this year. Here is a link to the information about the Opportunity Scholarship taking its place: Opportunity Scholarship FAQs. offers quick, easy and FREE college scholarship searches to save you hours sorting through the millions of scholarships in their database! Check it out here: Scholarship Directory

Scholarships with May Deadlines:

Scholarships with June Deadlines:

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.