In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, NEW Student Lottery Applications for 2022-23, Re-Enrollment For CURRENT Students For 2022-23, Capital Campaign Fundraising Chair, Middle School Thanksgiving Feast, NHS-Sponsored Food Drive, New NHS Members, Schoolwide Science Fair, SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies, Uniform Policy Reminder (Lands End Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale, Maeser Hoodies and Sweatshirts), Volunteer Opportunities (Faculty Christmas Celebration, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours), 21-22 Maeser Yearbooks, Sports Announcements (Q2 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide, Swim Team), Counseling Announcements (Junior CCR Appointments, Freshman CCR Appointments, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s MS Podcast, MS Students of the Week, 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
CLOSED Wed-Fri for the Thanksgiving Break
**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
NHS-Sponsored Food Drive
Friday, November 19
12-1:30pm MS Thanksgiving Feast
Thanksgiving Break – School & Office Closed
Wednesday, December 1
School Science Fair Submissions Due (by midnight)
Thursday, December 2
Current Student Re-Enrollment Applications & Deposits due for 2022-23
December 13-17 (including Friday)
Semester 1 Final Exams
Wednesday, December 15
Last day to order graduation supplies to avoid shipping issues!
Truth | Honor | Virtue
Each week in this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of the great things our school community is doing!
Middle School Debate
Maddy Watabe and Lyla Jackson won 2nd place in Policy at the Cache Valley Clash tournament. This is especially remarkable considering Maddy and Lyla are the first Maeser team to compete in this event!
High School Debate
The following students have won in the tournaments listed below:
- Norah Foster, 5th place in Spontaneous Argumentation at the Highland Mega-Novice Ram Jam Slam, 4th place in Novice Impromptu at Portia Douglas
- Grant Scollick, 2nd place in Novice Lincoln-Douglas and Novice Impromptu at Panther Pride, 1st place in Novice Spontaneous Argumentation and 3rd place in Novice Impromptu at West Lake Thunderdome
- Timothy Fang, 2nd place in OpenImpromptu at Portia Douglas
Middle School SOAR 8
The students in the class began the year saying how much they hate reading. This week they are all wanting me to read the novel they are reading and are beginning to exchange book titles with each other to read next. Thank you Emily for having reading a novel as an assignment.
National Honor Society
Congratulations to all high school students who were invited to apply to the National Honor Society. Those accepted will be inducted at a light reception held in their honor in the coming days. The Administration and Faculty commends each of you in your commitment to scholarship, leadership, service and character.
High School Math Team
Our High School Math team has already had three competitions. We are still waiting for results from the AMC 10/12 contest. In our Math League competitions, we are ranked 1st in the state of Utah and 18th in our region (which has schools from 13 different states)!
NEW Student Lottery Applications Are Now Open For 2022-23
Lottery applications for NEW students for the 2022-23 school year are NOW OPEN in our new online application/enrollment system!
To submit an application for a NEW student, click here to complete the Lottery Application. You can also access the lottery application by visiting our website (www.maeserprep.org) and clicking Admissions and then Submit An Application.
Applications must be received by February 1, 2022 to be included in the 2022-23 lottery. After that date, students will be added to the waitlist in the order their application is submitted.
Remember: DO NOT submit an online application for your CURRENT Maeser student — online applications are for NEW students only (that means new families & new incoming students of current families).
Because this is a brand new application/enrollment system, you will need to select “Create An Account”. (The application/enrollment system is different from your PowerSchool parent account.) You will continue to use the application/enrollment system account to submit additional applications for siblings (this year or in the future) and to enroll your student(s) if they receive an offer following our lottery. Please keep your login info handy.
If you have more than one NEW student applying for Maeser next year, you must submit a separate application for each new student.
REMEMBER: DO NOT submit an online application for your CURRENT Maeser student — online applications are for NEW students only.
If you have questions, please email our registrar at email@example.com.
Re-Enrollment For CURRENT Students Is Now Open For 2022-23
Re-enrollment for current Maeser studentswho will be returning for the 2022-23 school year is NOW OPEN with a brand-new online application/enrollment system accessible inside the PowerSchool parent portal!
Submit Your Current Student’s Re-Enrollment Application
Re-enrollment applications are now live inside the PowerSchool parent portal. Please check your email for detailed instructions on completing the re-enrollment application for your student(s). NOTE: You cannot re-enroll on the PowerSchool app; you will need to use a browser.
Pay Your Student’s Re-Enrollment Deposit
These fees have already been assessed in PowerSchool. Deposits are nonrefundable and will be applied to your student’s 2022-2023 student fees. You may pay online (preferred) via our RevTrak fee payment system, or by phone or in person in the front office during business hours. If you are currently on a fee waiver, the re-enrollment fee has already been waived.
The deadline to re-enroll for the 2022-2023 school year is Thursday, December 2nd. This allows us to plan for the number of open spots we can offer to new students in our enrollment lottery in February. For the past several years, our wait list has far exceeded the number of seats available at Maeser, so we want to be sure your Maeser student has a spot reserved for next year!
If you have questions, please email our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital Campaign: Fundraising Chair
The Maeser Board of Directors is searching for a Fundraising Chair to spearhead our capital campaign to build our Auditorium. If you have experience and are interested, please send inquiries and resume to email@example.com. Additionally, if you would like to serve on this committee, please send an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
Middle School Thanksgiving Feast
The Middle School will be holding a Thanksgiving Feast on Friday 19th from 12:00-1:30pm. All middle school students are invited to attend and their entrance fee is a donation to the food bank. The food bank is currently asking for cereal (bags or boxed), oil, condiments, and canned fruit or beans (not green beans, but all other types).
NHS-Sponsored Food Drive
The National Honor Society will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for The Utah Food Bank leading up to the Thanksgiving break (November 15-23).
Each Socratic class will be competing against one another for the chance to win a classroom pizza party. Please have students drop off their items to their Socratic class, where members of the NHS will collect and track each Socratic classroom’s contributions.
Winners will be announced after Thanksgiving and the date of the pizza party will be announced at a later date.
New NHS Members
Congratulations to all students recently selected to participate in the National Honor Society! The induction ceremony will be held at KGMPA on November 29th at 6 PM in the cafeteria. A light reception and NHS member induction will take place that evening.
Schoolwide Science Fair
The School Wide Science Fair will be held virtually this year. Students must make a video (YouTube is preferred) about their science project and submit it to the competition by December 1 at midnight. This is the link to submit their project and video to the school science fair: 2021 School Science Fair Sign-Up.
Questions? Ask your science teacher or Mrs. Hansen.
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 Jostens.com.
Uniform Policy Reminder
One of the best things about Maeser is our unique school culture. That school culture stems from our beginnings in a renovated bowling alley. The feelings of safety, friendship, intellectual stimulation, and even nerdiness are probably among the reasons you chose to send your student to Maeser. Maeser culture is different from other schools, and it requires a lot of effort on the part of students, teachers, parents, coaches, and administration to keep that culture in place.
One of the simplest ways to maintain our school culture is the school uniform. It’s also one of the easiest ways to chip away at that important school culture. We realize that many students may not fully understand the uniform policy, so here are some important reminders.
Maeser’s school uniform is designed to help students prepare for the challenging and rewarding task of learning. At Maeser, education is a serious matter, and students should treat it so. Putting on a school uniform each morning is a way to mentally prepare themselves for the important work they’ll be doing at school. When students wear a uniform, they represent something greater than themselves, and they acknowledge their part in that greatness.
Additionally, we want to clarify a couple of points about the uniform:
- Ties are required on full dress days.
- Hoodies may not be worn under uniform polos.
- Long-sleeve undershirts may be worn under uniform polos — they must be black, navy blue, or white (no patterns).
- Students may only wear non-approved hoodies and jackets outside the building. Once they are in the building, they need to take their hoodie/jacket off.
- Shorts and skirts must be modest in length. A good rule of thumb is that shorts/skirt should go at least to the middle of the thigh.
- Pants and shorts may not have external back pockets (like the kind on jeans).
- Wide-leg, bell bottom, or jogger-style pants are not uniform approved.
- All uniform items must be in good repair. This means they can’t be frayed at the bottom, have torn knees, or have holes in them.
We recognize that uniform guidelines can feel restrictive and pointless, but in the 15 years that Maeser has existed, the school uniform has proven to be the single simplest thing students can do to help maintain our school culture.
Moving forward, teachers and administration will be actively enforcing the uniform policy. When a student receives their third uniform violation, we send an email to their parents. When a student receives their fifth uniform violation, they are suspended. If a student receives 10 uniform violations in a year they can be expelled.
If you have questions or concerns about the uniform policy, please contact the middle school or high school Dean of Students. Maeser is a wonderful place that can transform everyone who comes here into a better person. Thanks for your contribution to our school culture!
Lands’ End EARLY Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale
Lands’ End Black Friday savings are arriving early this year! Save 20% on uniform items when you shop online at https://www.landsend.com/myschool with Code: SHOPPER and PIN: 2655 between November 18-30.
Maeser Hoodies and Sweatshirts
“MAESER” hoodies and “LION” sweatshirts can be purchased online at: https://timpembroidery.com.
Uniform approved with the Maeser logo fleece, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts and 1/4 zips can be purchased at: https://www.landsend.com.
Faculty Christmas Celebration
Our faculty Christmas celebration needs our parents’ help to make it a success. For more details and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Faculty Christmas Celebration or find it on our Facebook page. Thank you in advance for your support!
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
Report Your Volunteer Hours
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!
Have you purchased your student’s yearbook yet? The 2021-22 Maeser Yearbook is available to purchase online through Jostens.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
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.
There is still time to join the swim team! Please >strong>contact Abriel Rosenvall if you are interested.
Junior College and Career Readiness Appointments
Junior College and Career Readiness Appointments have started and will run through December 8th. Sign up to meet with Mrs. Anderson at this link: Junior CCR Appointments.
Freshman College and Career Readiness Appointments have started and will run through December 8th. Sign up to meet with Mr. Peck at this link: Freshman CCR Appointments.
Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast
Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast
This week: Manners for the table and which of Ms. Sorenson’s famous ancestors were on the Mayflower. Thanksgiving Table Manners
Middle School Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Middle School Students of the Week!
7th Grade: Alena Su & Niko Munoz
8th Grade: Lily Landen & Ryan Munoz
These students showed gratitude at school.
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!