Maeser Updates: 31 December 2021

In This Edition

Truth | Honor | Virtue, Winterim & Middle School Intensives, Semester 2 Schedule Changes, NEW Student Lottery Applications for 2022-23, Volunteer Opportunities (Winterim & MSI, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours), 21-22 Maeser Yearbooks, Maeser Hoodies & Sweatshirts, Sports Announcements (Q2 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration Deadline, Scholarship Opportunities, College Information Sessions), Are You Missing Important School Communications? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Winterim & MSI: January 3-20

Front Office Hours

8:30am-2:30pm Monday-Friday
Closed Monday, January 17 for Civil Rights Day (no school)

Winterim & MSI School Hours

9:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
No School on Monday, January 17 for Civil Rights Day


Thursday, January 20 from 4:30-7:00pm

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Monday, January 17
NO SCHOOL – Civil Rights Day

Tuesday, January 18
10:30am Middle School Spelling Bee

Thursday, January 20
4:30-7:00pm Winterfest!

Friday, January 21
NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day

Monday, January 24
First Day of Semester 2 – Full Dress Day

Tuesday, February 1
Last Day to Submit 2022-23 Lottery Applications for New Students

Truth | Honor | Virtue

Each week in this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of the great things our school community is doing!

Outstanding Students

Congratulations to the following high school students who were nominated and selected by teachers as Outstanding Students!

  • Seniors: Alyssa Lowry
  • Juniors: Angelina Chan
  • Sophomores: Ella Wright & Devin Black
  • Freshmen: Taylor Dayton

Winterim & Middle School Intensives (MSI): January 3-20

Winterim & MSI start this Monday, January 3rd! We are excited to welcome your students back to campus for this special annual experience.

School Hours for Winterim & MSI

Students will be on campus for Winterim and MSI Monday through Friday from 9am-2pm, and will have the opportunity to explore new interests and grow in ways that are different from the regular classroom. PLEASE NOTE that Friday is a regular school day during the Winterim term!

Winterfest (required for high school students) will be held on Thursday, January 20 from 4:30-7:00pm.


Regular uniforms must be worn during Winterim and MSI. Full Dress Uniforms should be worn on all field trips, except when wearing the Full Dress Uniform would be impractical (e.g., a hiking field trip). If students will be spending part of their day doing an activity that requires different clothes (e.g., karate or strenuous physical activity), they should wear their Maeser uniform to school and change into more appropriate clothes only for the specified activity. The Maeser uniform policy will be enforced as normal during Winterim.

Full Dress Uniforms are required for Winterfest.

Parent Help Needed

We still have several needs for volunteer help and/or supplies for our Winterim and MSI classes. Every $5 spent = 1 volunteer hour. Please check the wish lists and sign up where you can help!

Thank you for supporting our Winterim and MSI classes!


Winterim is a distinctive program and feature of Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy. Winterim (high school) and Middle School Intensives (MSI) enhance student learning by providing intensive, focused educational experiences and are a great opportunity for students and teachers to explore together subjects that wouldn’t fit into a normal school routine. Exploration, hands-on learning, in-depth study, and fun combine to give students a unique opportunity to explore new interests.

While Winterim is a fun and different approach to learning, courses are still rigorous and students earn academic credit. In some cases, a Winterim course may be more challenging than a regular class. Because of this, combined with the shortened time period of Winterim, attendance is crucial. Students who miss class during Winterim will find it difficult to keep up. Winterfest is a valuable part of the Winterim experience, and Winterfest projects, presentations, and attendance are part of the Winterim grade.

Middle School Intensives

Middle School Intensives (MSI) takes place at the same time as Winterim. Students take a break from their normal classes and take specialized classes that are designed and taught by our staff. Students also take part in two or three field trips.

Schedules and permission slips for MSI were distributed to middle school students during Finals Week and sent to parents by email. If you have not yet returned your middle school student’s permission slips, be sure to have your student drop them off at the front office BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS on Monday morning!

8th Grade Sewing

8th grade students will need to bring these items to the first SEWING CLASS (please check your student’s schedule for their assigned day for this class):

  • 2/3 yard of fleece fabric (60 inches wide) for making 2 hats (remnants of that size work well and are less expensive)
  • Three Buttons: one two-hole, one four-hole, and one shank button
  • Two 8-inch squares of print cotton fabric for a quilt square (we cut them to size in class)

You may bring extra fabric for more than one quilt square. If you cannot bring an item, please email Mrs. Goodrich BEFORE the day of class at

Get volunteer hours in the MSI sewing class helping 8th grade students learn new skills. You don’t need to have a student in the class to help! If you are interested in helping with sewing, please email Mrs. Goodrich.

MS Spelling Bee

We will be holding our annual middle school spelling bee during MSI (Middle School Intensives). Classroom spelling bees will run Monday-Thursday, January 3-6, with the school spelling bee on Tuesday, January 18 at 10:30am. The top three winners of the classroom spelling bees will qualify for the school spelling bee. 1st and 2nd place winners of the school spelling bee will compete in the regional spelling bee to qualify to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

For more information, rules, and the class spelling bee study list, click here: 2022 Maeser Spelling Bee.


Winterfest is an opportunity for students to showcase their learning to their fellow students, parents, and the broader community. At Winterfest, our high school students present the final product of their learning to the community. For example, they may perform a short reading from the novel they’ve been writing, demonstrate a new skill they’ve developed, or show off something they have created.

This year’s Winterfest will be held on Thursday, January 20 from 4:30-7:00pm. Mark your calendars and plan to attend with your family to celebrate our students’ Winterim accomplishments!

Winterfest is mandatory for all HS students as part of the learning experience of Winterim. Middle school students are highly encouraged to attend. All students must be in Full Dress Uniforms for Winterfest.

Semester 2 Schedule Changes

Schedule change requests can be made starting now through January 28th at 1:00pm. The counselors will begin to work on the changes during winterim in the order they are submitted. All schedule changes will be handled online using the online Google form. The first schedule change form submission is free but all other submissions cost $10 (to be paid in the front office before the change will be made). Please understand that counselors will be busy with Winterim and other tasks during January. We will respond to emails but any and all changes must go through the schedule change request form. We will not make changes from an email request.

Middle School Schedule Change Request Form
High School Schedule Change Request Form

Please note that being thorough and entering requests and alternate requests is helpful; however, if a class is full, you will be placed on the waitlist. Waitlists do change daily. Please don’t send multiple emails asking about schedule changes, as this will slow the process down. We work in the order of receipt. Please note: we will do our very best to honor requests, but we can’t guarantee all requests will be available.

For your reference, here are the links to the required course list and the master schedule.

Please email your student’s counselor (but remember, all class change requests must go through the schedule change request form above):

Sandra Sorenson – 7th and 8th:
McKay Peck – 9th and 10th:
Krystal Anderson – 11th and 12th:

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 ( 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

Volunteer Opportunities

Winterim & MSI

We have several needs for volunteer help and/or supplies for our Winterim and MSI classes. Every $5 spent = 1 volunteer hour. Thank you in advance for supporting our Winterim and MSI classes!

Teacher Appreciation

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!

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.

Maeser Hoodies & Sweatshirts

“MAESER” hoodies and “LION” sweatshirts can be purchased online at:

Uniform approved (with the Maeser logo) fleece, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts and 1/4-zips can be purchased at:

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

UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration Deadline

The UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration Deadline for Semester 2 is Jan 31st. The admissions deadline is Jan 28th. Registration is open now.

You will need to enroll if taking any of the following classes:

  • UVU Financial Literacy 1060
  • UVU Math 1040
  • UVU Math 1060
  • UVU Drawing (Art 1020)
  • UVU English 2010

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!