In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Capital Campaign Fundraising Chair, Late Fee on Outstanding Student Account Balances, Re-Enrollment For CURRENT Students For 2022-23 Due THIS WEEK, NEW Student Lottery Applications for 2022-23, Schoolwide Science Fair Applications Due THIS WEEK, SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies, Uniforms (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, MS Girls Basketball Tryouts, MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts), Counseling Announcements (Online College Classes for Seniors, 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
**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, November 29
6:00pm NHS Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, December 1
School Science Fair Submissions Due (by midnight)
Thursday, December 2
Current Student Re-Enrollment Applications & Deposits due for 2022-23
Friday, December 3
Late fee ($15) for outstanding student balances and/or missed plan payments
9:00-11:00am MS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Thursday, December 9
6:00-7:45am MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts
Friday, December 10
9:00-11:00am MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts
December 14-17 (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!
High School Debate
Our high school debaters did very well at the Skyhawk Smackdown over the weekend:
- Grant Scollick came away with first place in Novice Spontaneous Argumentation, 5th place in Novice Lincoln-Douglas, and 5th place in Novice Impromptu
- Faith Wong got 1st place in Varsity Declamation
- Timothy Fang got 4th place in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas
Junior Tylan Parkinson single handedly coded and developed a facial recognition program to help with the yearbook. He contacted some of our alumni for advice then wrote the code over a single weekend!
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.
Outstanding Student Account Balances: $15 Late Fee on December 3
Balances on student accounts that are NOT on a payment plan will be assessed another $15 late fee on December 3. Payment plan families who have not made their November payment will also be assessed a $15 late fee on December 3. If you have any questions, would like to set up a payment plan, or would like to apply for a fee waiver, please email firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE December 3. Thank you!
Re-Enrollment For CURRENT Students For 2022-23 Due This Week!
Re-enrollment for current Maeser studentswho will be returning for the 2022-23 school year is due THIS THURSDAY (December 2) in our 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 email@example.com.
NEW Student Lottery Applications 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schoolwide Science Fair Applications Due THIS WEEK
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
MS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Middle School Girls Basketball tryouts will be held on Friday, December 3 in the Maeser gym from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. For more information please contact Coach Kemper.
MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts
Middle School Boys Volleyball tryouts will be held before school on Thursday, December 9th from 6:00am to 7:45am, and on Friday, December 10th from 9:00am to 11:00am in the Maeser gym. If you have questions please talk to Coach Call (firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-235-9000). To be academically eligible to play students must have a 2.7 GPA and no Fs during 2nd term. Students who make the team must have a physical on file with the school before 3rd term starts (24 January 2021). The physical must have been completed on or after Apr 15, 2021.
Online College Classes for Seniors
If your Senior is planning on taking an approved online college class for semester 2, the deadlines are quickly approaching. We are excited to announce that you now have two options:
- University of Utah HSU Program The deadline to apply for admission is January 3rd. Registration for classes is NOW OPEN. Classes begin on January 3rd so there will be some overlap with Winterim. Be sure to register and enroll before January 3rd! Please see the Approved Course Listand complete all of the Admissions and Registration steps to be able to take this class in the library and receive credit both at the U and Maeser.
- BYU-I The deadline to apply for admission is December 15th. Registration for classes is NOW OPEN. Classes begin on January 6th so there will be some overlap with Winterim. Be sure to register and enroll before January 6th! Please see the Approved Course Listand complete all of the Admissions and Registration steps to be able to take this class in the library and receive credit both at BYU-I and Maeser.
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
Over the Thanksgiving break take some time to enjoy these two great episodes from last season that focus on gratitude:
Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast
This week: Four corny Thanksgiving riddles + four This-Or-That poll questions. This Or That Thanksgiving Dinner Edition
Middle School Students of the Week
No students of the week due to the short week. Next month we will focus on Kindness.
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!