In This Edition
LAST CALL To Make Up NGs, Homecoming Dance, HS Play Auditions, Fees Due October 7 (Payment Plans Available), Free Math Tutoring Lab, ACT Prep Course, Sports Announcements (Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide, HS Girls Basketball Open Gym, Wrestling Meeting), Counseling Announcements (Senior CCR Meetings, Sophomore CCR Meetings, 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
**PARENTS: Please remember to check in at the front office when visiting the school during school hours, including Fridays. We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe!**
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Friday, September 17
11:30am MS Fall Picnic (details below)
8-11pm Homecoming at The Oaks Event Center in Spanish Fork
Tuesday, September 21
Wrestling Meeting in the cafeteria during lunch
Monday, September 27
LAST DAY to submit Independent Winterim Applications
Monday-Wednesday, October 4-6
Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest
Monday-Thursday, October 4-7
Thursday, October 7
Fee Deadline: Annual student fees, Winterim, Graduation, first semester and full-year class fees. Late fee ($15) after this date.
Friday, October 8
Last Day of Quarter 1
Wednesday, October 13
PSAT Day: Juniors ONLY
Thursday-Friday, October 14-15
Monday, October 25
Picture Retake Day
Friday, October 29
8-11pm Halloween Stomp (high school only)
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 through October 1st in the library from 9am-1pm. After 1pm on October 1st, all remaining 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: email@example.com.
Date: Friday, September 17
Location: The Oaks Event Center in Spanish Fork
Cost: $20/couple, $10/stag
High School Play Auditions
Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is considered by many to be the funniest play in the English language. Auditions are October 4-6th. Sign up for an appointment outside the Drama Room, and prepare a 1-minute monologue of your choice in RP (Received Pronunciation, or “posh”) British accent. This is a small-cast show, with rehearsals after school every day from October 8-December 8. E-mail Mr. Hults with any questions!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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 email@example.com 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!
Sports Academic Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in any sports/activities during the 2nd term will be based on 1st 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.
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
Maeser Sports Guide
For a list of the sports that are available at Maeser for both MS and HS students, click here: 2021 Maeser Sports Guide. The Fall Sports Guide includes whether the team is boys, girls, or coed, when tryouts are, who the coach is, and the coach’s contact information, if it is available.
HS Girls Basketball Open Gym
There will be open gyms for 9th-12th grade girls on 09/18, 10/09, 10/23, and 10/30 from 8:30-10:00am in the gym.
For anyone interested in joining the Wrestling team this year, there will be a meeting during lunch in the cafeteria on Tuesday, September 21st. If you can not attend, please contact the Wrestling coach through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the SPED room, #212.
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
Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast
Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast
THIS WEEK in the Lion’s Den! Listen to this week’s podcast for tips to keep your mental well being as a student in good shape: Your Mental Well Being As A Student
MS Students Of The Week
Congratulations to this week’s Middle School Students of the Week:
7th grade: Hannah Owens and Joseph Memmott
8th grade: Ivy Jensen and Derek Nguyen
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!