In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Semester 2 Schedule Changes, NEW Student Lottery Applications for 2022-23 Due By **February 1st**, Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program, Volunteer Opportunities (Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours), 21-22 Maeser Yearbooks, Maeser Hoodies & Sweatshirts, Sports Announcements (Q3 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration & Admissions Deadlines, Free Practice ACT Test, 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
CLOSED Friday (Teacher Work Day)
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Friday, January 21
NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day
Monday, January 24
First Day of Semester 2 – Full Dress Day
Friday, January 28
NO ADVISORY – Teacher Work Day
Deadline for UVU ADMISSIONS for Semester 2 UVU concurrent enrollment classes
Monday, January 31
Deadline for UVU ENROLLMENT/REGISTRATION for Semester 2 UVU concurrent enrollment classes
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!
Maeser Prep Tops List of Best Public High Schools in Utah
In a news article released this week, Maeser Prep tops the list of best public high schools in Utah, using rankings from Niche that are based on factors including academics and grades, SAT/ACT scores, and survey responses from parents, students, and teachers. Read more and check out the list of the top 25 public high schools in Utah here: Best Public High Schools in Utah. Congratulations to our entire Maeser community on this honor!
Middle School Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to the following middle school students who were the top three finishers of the school spelling bee that was held on Tuesday, January 18th. Also, a big thank you to Andi Howard who organized the competition!
1st Place – Anjika Das
2nd Place – Abrar Uddin
3rd Place – Charlie Cotton
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
McKay Peck – 9th and 10th: email@example.com
Krystal Anderson – 11th and 12th: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Student Lottery Applications For 2022-23 Due By **February 1st**
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.
Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program
The link to Brighton Ski/Snowboard for family and friends of Maeser is up! It is $175 for 5 Friday nights: Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, and includes a 2 hour group lesson and the ski pass for the rest of the night. Plan on being there at 4 pm because the classes leave at 4:30 sharp. You need to take care of gear rentals on your own. Season rentals may be a cost-effective option.
Maeser students, family members, and faculty/staff and their families of all ages 8 and older are welcome. To sign up: https://brightonresort.com/?keyword=MaeserPrep22.
This activity is a service provided by Brighton for the Maeser community; it is not sponsored by Maeser. If you have questions, email Laralee Ireland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help provide Teacher Appreciation opportunities to treat the faculty in a small way — a little cheer goes a long way! Immediate help needed for February-May, please! 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.
Maeser Hoodies & 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/co/account/school-uniforms?selectedSchoolNum=900150905.
Q3 Sports Academic Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in any sports/activities during the 3rd term will be based on 2nd term grades. Students (7th-12th) must have earned 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: 2021-22 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.
UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration & Admissions Deadlines
January 28: Deadline for UVU ADMISSIONS for Semester 2 UVU concurrent enrollment classes
January 31: Deadline for UVU ENROLLMENT/REGISTRATION for Semester 2 UVU concurrent enrollment classes
UVU Concurrent Enrollment Registration & Admissions deadlines for Semester 2 are coming up SOON! Registration is open now.
Your student will need to by admitted AND enrolled at UVU if taking any of the following classes in Semester 2:
- UVU Financial Literacy 1060
- UVU Math 1040
- UVU Math 1060
- UVU Drawing (Art 1020)
- UVU English 2010
Free Practice ACT Test
We are working hard to support our families this school year with additional resources. Our friends at Revolution Prep are offering a practice SAT and ACT to all Karl G Maeser families. This is a great chance to get started on your testing plan, or if you have already started, it will provide additional practice. Taking practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give a real-time snapshot of testing performance.
- SAT: Saturday, February 5
- ACT: Saturday, February 12
Time: 10:00am–2:00pm MDT
Where: Live Online!
Register here: Karl G Maeser partner page link
Materials will be emailed to students 24 hours before the exam.
Every exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review with a Revolution Prep testing expert to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement. We highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity. Schedule your consultation to review the score report with a dedicated Revolution Prep team member, who will help you interpret the results and develop a customized plan to prepare for the official exam. You can pre-schedule this Score Report Review here: https://my.revolutionprep.com/s/northwest.
Questions? If you have additional questions or want to learn more about Revolution Prep, you can reach out to Revolution Prep at (800) 667-7597 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!