In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Sweethearts Ball (Parent Help Needed), 11th Grade ACT, Second Semester Class Fees, Volunteer Opportunities (Sweethearts Ball, 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 (8th Grade College & Career Meetings, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School 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
**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
Saturday, February 12
8-11pm Sweethearts Ball (girls’ choice)
Monday, February 21
Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 22
Full Dress Day
Thursday, February 24
Second semester fees due – late fee after this date
Tuesday, March 8
11th Grade ACT – Juniors ONLY on campus
Truth | Honor | Virtue
Each week in this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of the great things our school community is doing!
Project Runway: Maeser Edition
Nearly 15 junior and senior girls are planning on creating their own prom dresses this year. Ms. Gerber will mentor and work with the girls as they design and sew their gowns for the most iconic high school dance. It will be an incredible opportunity of creativity, art, and design!
Wrestling Team Qualifies for State
While our wrestling team was unable to continue competition due to injuries, every single member of the wrestling team qualified for State. Congratulations to our amazing wrestlers!
Maeser Swimmer Qualifies for State
Sarah Puertas, 10th grade, qualified for State in the 200/400M butterfly. Her older brother, Tony, was a State champion and currently swims for BYU. Sarah is headed down the same path of swimming excellence. We’re so proud of you, Sarah!
Basketball Senior Nights
Both boys and girls basketball won their Senior Night games! The boys’ game came down to the last 6 seconds when senior Trex Davis drained a jump shot from 20 feet to put Maeser up by 1. After stealing the inbound pass, junior Isaac Okowa sank two free throws to secure the win with 1.2 seconds left on the clock. Truly an amazing game!
Valegrams sales were at an all time high this year. Students and teachers sent treats to one another as a middle school fundraiser. The positivity and love were in the air!
Sweethearts Ball: Saturday, February 12
The HS Sweethearts Ball is TOMORROW – February 12th – from 8 to 11pm! This girls’ choice dance is a charity ball with plans to raise $10,000 for the Primary Children’s Foundation. Tickets are $10 stag and $20 per couple. Want to hear a particular song? You can buy a song to put on the playlist! A song request is $1 and can be bought with tickets. If you visit Swig the night of the dance, 25% of the profits will go to ECMO.
Parent Help Needed for Sweethearts Ball!
We still need parent help with some of the refreshments and donations for tying fleece blankets for charity! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Sweethearts Ball.
Second Semester Class Fees – Due Thurs, February 24
If your student has a second semester class with a class fee, it has been charged to their account. If your student was charged a class fee and/or if they have other outstanding fees, you should have received an email notice. If you’d like to check on your student’s account, you may log in to RevTrak or contact the front office. After the deadline, there will be a $15 late fee added to your student’s account. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the finance office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11th Grade ACT: Tuesday, March 8
On Tuesday, March 8, all of our 11th-grade students will be taking the ACT. This is a FREE opportunity for all juniors to take the ACT! Administration of this test will follow all ACT standards, so in order to create the required testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for ACT testing only. **Your junior is already registered; you do not need to do anything to sign them up for this ACT administration.**
Tuesday, March 8 will be an ACT-testing-only day for our school.
There will be NO SCHOOL that day for students who are not in 11th grade.
Due to the need for an undisturbed testing environment, ACT does not allow us to have any students on campus who are not part of the ACT administration. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on March 8 as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus that day. As this is an official ACT administration, we will be unable to interrupt testing to check students out. We appreciate your help in ensuring a good testing environment for our juniors!
We encourage all juniors to take advantage of this free opportunity to take the ACT with their classmates on March 8. However, parents who prefer not to send their students to campus for testing can choose to opt their students out of this test by submitting a signed Parental Exclusion Form by Thursday, March 3 (to give us time to excuse your student’s absence and adjust our testing room assignments).
Our sophomore class is in need of help with refreshments for the Sweethearts Ball on Saturday, February 12. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Sweethearts Ball.
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.
8th Grade College & Career Meetings
Ms. Sorenson would love to meet with each 8th grade student and parents if they are available to discuss your course requests for next school year. Use this link to make an appointment. Due to her cancer treatments, Ms. Sorenson appreciates it if you request a virtual meeting if you have been ill in the 24 hours prior to your appointment or are currently experiencing anything even as small as a cold. She will send you a link and be happy to meet virtually.
Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast
Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast
The counselors get emailed many scholarship opportunities! We will post these here as we get them: New Scholarship Opportunities
College Information Sessions
Check out this link on our website to join a virtual college 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!