In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Multicultural Stomp, Math Girls Rock!, 11th Grade ACT, Volunteer Opportunities (She-Tech Chaperones, Lunchtime Volunteers, Report Your Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (MS Girls Soccer Tryouts, HS Boys Soccer, HS Boys Tennis, HS & MS Ultimate Frisbee, Q3 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (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
Friday, February 25
8-11pm HS Multicultural Stomp in the gym
Monday, February 28
HS Boys Soccer Tryouts
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 1 & 2
3:45pm MS Girls Soccer Tryouts
Thursday, March 3
3:30pm Math Girls Rock! in Mrs. Plott’s room
Monday, March 7
First Day of HS Boys Tennis Practice
Tuesday, March 8
11th Grade ACT – Juniors ONLY on campus
Friday, March 25
Last Day of Quarter 3
Thursday, March 31
LAST DAY to purchase a 2021-22 Maeser Yearbook for $55 — price goes up to $65 on April 1st!
Truth | Honor | Virtue
Each week in this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of the great things our school community is doing!
HS Mock Trial Team
Congratulations to our high school mock trial team! They won their quarter-finals round yesterday and competed at semi-finals today. This is only their second year and they are among the top four teams in the state!
Multicultural Stomp (HS only)
High school students are invited to come dance in the Maeser gym from 8-11 TONIGHT — Friday, February 25! The theme will be flags all around the world. Students can wear jerseys from different countries or items that portray their cultures. There will be food in the cafeteria and admission is either $5 or to bring food to feed no more than 20 people. See you there!
Math Girls Rock!
Math Girls Rock! is an after school program for girls in grades 7-12. This program is sponsored by the UVU math department. We will explore careers in math and participate in fun math activities. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 3rd from 3:30-5:00pm in Mrs. Plott’s room. If you are interested in participating with us, you will need to pick up a permission slip from either Mrs. Plott or Ms. Wagner. At this meeting, we will be exploring Fibonacci numbers, having food, and playing games. Contact Mrs. Plott (email@example.com) for more information.
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).
We need two parent volunteers to help chaperone from 7:45am-2pm for She-Tech. Double volunteer hours for this event! Must be willing to ride the bus with the students to the SouthTowne Expo Center, oversee at the Expo, and return home. For more information and to sign up, please email Mrs. Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need parents volunteers to help out at the school during lunchtime (11:28am-12:00pm)
- Tuesday: one volunteer needed to help sell Gandolfo sandwiches
- Wednesday: two volunteers to help sell pizza
For more information and to sign up, please email Mrs. Ellis: email@example.com.
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!
MS Girls Soccer Tryouts
MS Girls Soccer tryouts will be held March 1st and 2nd from 3:45-5:00pm. Bring running shoes and warm clothes. There is a $125 participation fee for those that make the team. Team members will have practice during 4th period. The game schedule has not yet been released. Usually there are two games a week either on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday @ 4:00. If you have any other questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HS Boys Soccer Tryouts
Tryouts for boys high school soccer are Monday, February 28th. For students in the 8th period conditioning class, tryouts will start during 8th period. For students who have another class during 8th period, tryouts will begin at 3:40. Tryouts will end for everyone at 4:30.
HS Boys Tennis
NO tryouts required! Everyone who joins can play. The first day of practice will be Monday, March 7 at Canyon View Junior High School from 4:00-5:30. Prospective players, please register online at www.registermyathlete.com. For more information or questions, please contact Coach Peck at email@example.com.
HS & MS Ultimate Frisbee
Maeser has a strong Ultimate Frisbee program and we’d love you to join for the Spring season! Early-morning practices start March 21 with games and tournaments scheduled through May 26. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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!