Maeser Updates: 29 October 2021

In This Edition

Halloween Activities TODAY (Halloween Costumes, Trunk Or Treat, HS Halloween Stomp), Advisory Friday Procedures, BYU Model United Nations, Special Presentation: North Korean Defectors, **Save the Date** Turkey Trot Fundraiser, SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies, Teacher Appreciation Opportunities, 21-22 Maeser Yearbooks, Sports Announcements (Q2 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide, HS Girls Basketball Open Gyms & Tryouts), Counseling Announcements (Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s MS Podcast, Scholarship Opportunities, College Information Sessions), Are You Missing Important School Communications? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours This Week

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

Friday, October 29
9am-1pm Advisory Friday (costumes allowed — see details below)
1-2pm Trunk-or-Treat in the seminary/church parking lot (middle school + high school)
8-11pm HS Halloween Stomp (high school only)

Monday, November 1
Winterim registration posted

Friday, November 5
10:15am Special Presentation in the Gym

Saturday, November 6
Turkey Trot Fundraiser

Monday, November 8
4-6pm HS Girls Basketball Tryouts

Friday, November 12
8-11pm Sadies Dance @ Maeser (high school only)

Halloween Activities TODAY (Friday, October 29)

Halloween Costumes

Friday, October 29th (Advisory Friday) is the only day students will be allowed to come to school in costume. Students may wear a costume while they are at the school working with teachers if they would like. Please refrain from bringing weapons, wearing inappropriate or gory costumes, and wearing costume masks that cover the student’s whole face.

Trunk Or Treat

This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Friday, October 29th, from 1:00-2:00pm in the church parking lot right beside Maeser campus (near the light poles). Come decorate your car at noon! Click here to let us know you plan to decorate your car. (Please do not fill the form out if you do not have a car.)

HS Halloween Stomp

The Halloween Stomp is also happening on October 29th from 8pm-11pm in the gym. Stomps are for high school students only. Admission is $5 per person at the door.

Advisory Friday Procedures

Please remember that Fridays are considered a school day. In order for our state reporting to align with what’s happening at school, it’s important that all students check-in with their Advisory teacher each Friday.

All students, whether they come to campus or not, need to check-in with their Advisory teacher by 1:00pm each Friday. We understand that sometimes students get busy during the day and forget to do the attendance assignment for their Advisory class, but this is how we track attendance for our state reports. The attendance question should only take a minute (or two at the most!). Students who are on campus can go to any classroom and use a chromebook for that purpose.

Moving forward, students who complete 60% of the attendance questions on Advisory days (meaning they are in attendance 60% of the time on Fridays) will receive an “H” (Highly satisfactory). Students who do not will receive an NG (No Grade). Students with an NG must come to campus on an Advisory Friday, collect an NG slip from the front office, and get it signed by a teacher after they have spent time studying or getting help in their classroom.

BYU Model United Nations

Thank you parents for supporting BYU Model United Nations 32!

KGMPA’s Distinguished Delegates earned:

  • Distinguished Delegation for Ireland – trophy coming to a trophy case near you!
  • Outstanding Delegation – India
  • Isaac Crofts was awarded the highest honor by his committee delegate peers in the Non-Proliferation-Treaty Committee

Additional MUN Opportunities this year include:

  • Utah Valley University – in January
  • Utah State University MUN – in February
  • Weber State MUN – in March
  • Utah State High School MUN at Univ. of Utah – in April

Contact Mrs. Smith or Ms. Moser for details.

Special Presentation: North Korean Defectors

When: Friday, November 5 @ 10:15am
Where: Maeser Gym
After enduring starvation, persecution, and loss — and living for years with an intense desire for freedom — Jacob risked his life to escape. Please join us as we listen to a story of courage, love, and triumph from a man and woman who defected from North Korea.

**Save The Date** Turkey Trot Fundraiser on November 6th

On the morning of Saturday, November 6th, members of The National Honor Society will be hosting a service event to support the Utah Food Bank. You and your family members will have the opportunity to participate in Maeser’s first ever Turkey Trot 3-mile relay race. Teams of three will run/walk a 1 mile course; each teammate will complete a one-mile loop. The winning team will not only win eternal bragging rights, but will receive a Turkey Trophy to proudly display in their homes!

The entry fee for each team is $15 and all proceeds will be donated to the Utah Food Bank. We will have music and snacks during and after the event. Please watch for more details in the coming weeks on how to sign-up prior to the event…and the day of, for all those last minute deciders. We look forward to seeing you on November 6th. Let’s make this a successful event and hopefully an annual Maeser tradition! Please support this wonderful cause and Maeser’s members of the National Honor Society, who are working hard to make this a reality.

SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies!

Jostens is requesting that all seniors order their graduation supplies before December 15th in order to avoid shipping issues. Supplies include cap/gown/tassel and can be purchased online at

Teacher Appreciation Opportunities

Help provide Teacher Appreciation opportunities to treat the faculty in a small way — A little cheer goes a long way! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Teacher Appreciation

21-22 Yearbooks

Have you purchased your student’s yearbook yet? The 2021-22 Maeser Yearbook is available to purchase online through

Yearbooks are currently $55 each (including tax). The price goes up in March — and we often sell out completely before the end of the school year. If you haven’t purchased your student’s yearbook yet, now is the perfect time! Email with any questions.

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.

HS Girls Basketball Open Gym and Tryouts

There will be one more open gym for all high school girls interested in basketball on October 30th from 8:30-10:00am. Tryouts will be on Monday, November 8th from 4:00-6:00pm.

Counseling Announcements

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

College Week and University Teacher Tales

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

This is Halloween

Scholarship Opportunities

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

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.

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!