Maeser Updates: 1 October 2021

In This Edition

Fees Due THIS THURSDAY – October 7 (Payment Plans Available), HS Play Auditions, Maeser Drive-in Movie Night, 11th Grade PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 13, Model United Nations, Volunteer Opportunities (Counseling Office Supplies, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Service), Sports Announcements (Q2 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (Senior CCR Meetings, Sophomore CCR Meetings, College Information Sessions, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s MS Podcast, 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

**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

Monday-Wednesday, October 4-6
Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest

Monday-Thursday, October 4-7
Winterim Registration

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
8pm Maeser Drive-In Movie Night

Tuesday, October 12
Last Day of Quarter 1

Wednesday, October 13
PSAT Day: Juniors ONLY

Thursday-Friday, October 14-15
Fall Break

Monday, October 25
Picture Retake Day

Friday, October 29
8-11pm Halloween Stomp (high school only)

Fees Due THIS 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.

You can avoid long lines by paying online at our RevTrak fee payment site or by calling the front office during business hours with your credit card. Please keep in mind that the office will be busy on Thursday, October 7th, so paying earlier is highly recommended.

If you would like to put some of your student’s fees on a payment plan, please contact the Finance Office at 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 (including AP tests and extracurriculars) may be put on a payment plan. Monthly payments may start anytime between October and January and the last payment is due the last day of April. We do not add interest to payment plans but late fees will apply for missed payments.

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!

Maeser Drive-in Movie Night

Come watch a fun movie on Friday, October 8th from 8-10pm in the north parking lot of Maeser! The student body will choose between Spider-Man into the Spiderverse, Wonder, and Napoleon Dynamite. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased from StuCo during lunch (cash or check), by calling or visiting the front office (card), or online at our RevTrak fee payment site. If you pay by card, keep your receipt as your ticket!

11th Grade PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 13

On Wednesday, October 13, all Maeser juniors will be given the opportunity to take the PSAT — a pre-SAT test offered by the College Board. This is a free opportunity for our juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

In order to create a safe and focused testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for PSAT testing only. There will be NO SCHOOL on October 13 for students who are not in 11th grade. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on that day, as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus.

Juniors should plan to arrive by no later than 7:45am on October 13, to give them time to find their testing room and check in. Standard-time testing should end by around noon and students should plan to leave campus immediately after their testing room is dismissed. More detailed information about PSAT day will be sent to juniors and their parents as we get closer to the day of the test. We recommend that students eat a nutritious breakfast before arriving at school on the morning of the test and bring their own snacks for the break.

We encourage all juniors to take the PSAT on October 13, both as a free opportunity to practice before taking the ACT and as an opportunity to enter a large scholarship competition. However, parents who prefer not to send their students to campus for testing can choose to opt their students out of this test by submitting a signed Parental Exclusion Form by Monday, October 11 (to give us time to excuse your student’s absence and adjust our testing room assignments). These students will be provided with information about how they can enter the National Merit Scholarship competition without taking the PSAT.

Model United Nations

Your student can be an ambassador for a day on Friday, October 22! Students will meet the next few weeks on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays during lunch in Ms. Moser’s room (146). They will learn diplomacy, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, research, and resolution writing. Parent volunteers are needed on Friday 22 Oct. 2021 at BYU. Over 400 students from St. George to Logan participate in this Model UN. The fee for participation in Model UN is $35; sign up and pay in the front office by Monday, October 18. Questions? Email Mrs. Smith or Ms. Moser

Volunteer Opportunities

Counseling Office Supplies & College Application Week

COUNSELING NEED in preparation for College Application Week and for the students in general, please check out the sign-up and donate if you can!

Teacher Appreciation

TEACHER APPRECIATION fall surprise opportunity needs donations by Tuesday. Please sign up to help if you can. For every $5 spent = 1 hour of volunteer service!

Report Your Volunteer Service

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!

Sports Announcements

Q2 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.

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

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.

Counseling Announcements

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 & University Info Sessions.

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

The Upside Of Stress

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

THIS WEEK in the Lion’s Den: Establishing a Good Relationship With Your Teachers

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!