Maeser Updates: 10 September 2021

In This Edition

LAST CALL To Make Up NGs, Middle School Picnic, ACT Prep Course, Utah Symphony Group, Fees Due October 7 (Payment Plans Available), Free Math Tutoring Lab, Service Auction, Volunteer Opportunities (Service Auction Help, Don’t Forget To Report Your Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Fall Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (IMPORTANT Concurrent Enrollment Information, Senior CCR Meetings, Sophomore CCR Meetings, College Information Sessions, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s MS Podcast, MS Students Of The Week, New Scholarship Opportunities), Are You Missing Important School Communications? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Monday, September 13
School Picture Day – remember to wear Full Dress!

Thursday, September 16
Service Auction

Friday, September 17
11:30am MS Fall Picnic (details below)

Thursday, October 7
Fee Deadline: Annual student fees, Winterim, Graduation, first semester and full-year class fees. Late fee ($15) after this date.

LAST CALL To Make Up NGs

We are making the final plea to students to take care of all the attendance issues that can affect their eligibility for extra-curriculars and Winterim. We will be holding the final attendance school sessions on Fridays in September in the library from 9am-1pm. On October 1st, all NGs (no grades) will become NCs (no credit) and your student will need to repeat the course to receive credit.

If you have any questions on your student’s attendance, please contact the attendance secretary: attendance@maeserprep.org.

Middle School Picnic

All middle schoolers are invited to attend our Fall Picnic on Friday, September 17 from 11:30am-1:30pm! Pack a lunch and meet at the school. We will be boarding the bus and traveling to Canyon Glen Park up Provo Canyon. Students must be in a Maeser uniform — PE uniforms are absolutely appropriate. We will have spikeball, volleyball, and a soccer ball for those that would like to play. Students MUST have a permission form signed and returned to either Ms. Ure or Ms. Sadler by Wednesday September, 15th in order to attend.

ACT Prep Course

Sophomore parents: Our Trustlands committee has once again brought our Sophomores the opportunity to take an ACT Prep course for FREE! Sign up here for one of the following sessions:

  • November 4, 11, and 18th
  • January 27, February 3, and 10th
  • March 3, 10, and 17th
  • April 14, 21, and 28th

Please remind your students to consider their sports and extra-curricular schedule when signing up, as they must attend all 3 dates of the session or be charged the $125 course fee.

Not a Sophomore, but still interested? Students in other grades can join the course for $125 (space permitting). Email robyn.ellis@maeserprep.org for interest and we can add the fee to your student’s account for you to pay via RevTrak or in the front office.

This is a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming PSAT and ACT, which can open doors of possibilities for college and scholarships!

Utah Symphony Group

Students interested in attending four performances of the Utah Symphony need to pay the front office $20 by next Wednesday. Students are responsible for providing their own fare to and from the event. Chaperones will meet at the American Fork and Orem Frontrunner stations and travel with any students that choose to travel via Frontrunner. These are group tickets and will not have any refunds if students are unable to attend. The Utah Symphony has also asked that those that attend performances provide a Covid Vaccination record or negative Covid test. Questions concerning these protocols may be answered on their site: Utah Symphony Health & Safety Information.

The dates we are planning on are listed below:

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 (Friday, November 5th)
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 (Friday, December 10th)
IF POSSIBLE Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto No. 1 (Friday, February 18th), IF NOT POSSIBLE THEN Ravel, Liszt, John Adams (Friday, February 4th) ??
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 (Friday, April 29th)

Questions? Please email Mz. Ure.

Fees Due Thursday, October 7–Payment Plans Available

Annual student fees, Winterim, Graduation, first semester and full-year class fees are due on Thursday, Oct 7. Any outstanding fees from last year (for lost textbooks) are also due on Thursday, Oct 7. After this date, a $15 late fee will be assessed.

If you would like to put some of your student’s fees on a payment plan, please contact the Finance Office at finance@maeserprep.org BEFORE the Oct 7 due date. Monthly payments may start anytime between October and January and the last payment is due the last day of April. Payment plans may include annual student fees, Winterim fee, graduation fee and class fees. No other fees may be put on a payment plan.

Free Math Tutoring Lab

Our free math tutoring lab is now open! You can come either before or after school. Before school (7:15-7:45am) is in room #302 and after school (3:45-4:15pm) is in room #223. This is open to every student, regardless of grade level or math class that you are in. If you need help with math homework or help preparing for a test, come and get some help!

Service Auction

The Homecoming service auction is back! Parents, teachers, and students are all welcome to donate items and services to be auctioned off. We only ask that no perishable food items be brought the day of the auction. Contact elise.moser@maeserprep.org with any questions.

Sign up to donate here: Service Auction Sign-Up.

Volunteer Opportunities

Service Auction Help

StuCo is asking for donations to support their annual silent & service auction on September 16th for our assembly. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Homecoming Week: Service & Silent Auction Help. THANK YOU in advance!

Don’t Forget to Report Your Volunteer 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

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.

Sports Physicals

All students (middle school and high school) who will be playing sports this year need a physical in order to play. Here is a link to the UHSAA form which Maeser uses for ALL athletes: UHSAA Physical Form

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.

Counseling Announcements

IMPORTANT Concurrent Enrollment Information

Students enrolling in BYU-I classes or CE UVU classes this fall, DON’T FORGET to enroll and register for your class! Here is the link for all the information you will need: Concurrent Enrollment Information

Deadlines To Enroll & Register For CE Classes:

  • UVU Admission Deadline: TODAY — Friday, September 10
  • UVU Enrollment Deadline: THIS MONDAY, September 13
  • BYU-I Classes Begin: THIS MONDAY, September 13
  • BYU-I Registration & Payment Deadline: NEXT MONDAY, September 20

Senior College and Career Readiness (CCR) Meetings

Senior College and Career Readiness Appointments have started and will run through October. Sign up to meet with Mrs. Anderson at this link: Sign Up For Your Senior CCR Meeting

Sophomore College and Career Readiness (CCR) Meetings

Sophomore College and Career Readiness Appointments have started and will run through October. Sign up to meet with Mr. Peck at this link: Sign Up For Your Sophomore CCR Meeting

College Information Sessions

Colleges are starting to have information sessions. Check out this link on our website to join a virtual information session: College Info Sessions.

ASVAB Exam

The ASVAB exam (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered at Maeser on Wednesday, October 13th at 8am (at the same time as the PSAT test for 11th grade students). We will be offering the exam to the first 40 12th grade students and first 60 10th grade students to sign up using this form: Sign Up For The ASVAB Exam

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

National Suicide Prevention Week and MACTS

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

THIS WEEK in the Lion’s Den! Meet our MACTS committee and learn about activities and tips for National Suicide Prevention Week: National Suicide Prevention Week and MACTS

MS Students Of The Week

Congratulations to this week’s Middle Sschool Students of the Week:

7th grade: Abar Uddin and Saphira West
8th grade: Nathan Bowler and Chloe Norris

Scholarship Opportunities

The counselors get emailed many scholarship opportunities! We will post these here as we get them: New Scholarship Opportunities

Are You Missing Important School Communications?

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”.

Update Your Contact Information

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know asap so we can be sure you’re getting school and teacher communications.

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