In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Sweethearts Ball, 11th Grade ACT, 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 (National School Counselor Week, 8th Grade College & Career Meetings, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast, Middle School 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
Saturday, February 12
8-11pm Sweethearts Ball (girls’ choice)
Monday, February 21
Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 22
Full Dress Day
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!
Utah All-State High School Art Show
Congratulations to Callie Michaelis whose artwork was chosen for the Jurors’ Choice Award in the 50th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show! Callie’s award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 5th at the Springville Museum of Art. All award winners are also invited to the State Capitol on February 17th to be recognized by Lt. Governor Henderson and presented to the Utah State Senate and House of Representatives. This is a great honor and an excellent opportunity to be recognized by local leaders and represent high school artists throughout Utah!
University of Utah Summer Arts Piano Concerto Competition
Freshman Isabella Bueno recently won 1st place at the University of Utah Summer Arts Piano Concerto Competition. Check out this short clip of her amazing talent!
Drama Council’s Small Acts of Service
3 Saturdays ago, Drama Presidency/Drama Council and some awesome parents got together for 5 hours of hard labor. We cleared the school’s stage so that half of it could be designated storage for the school’s desks, furniture, and sports equipment. We find ways to serve our community monthly, on average.
Sometimes we sneak away to see a show! This month we attended Hillcrest High’s Utah premier of “A Monster Calls” (based on the YA novel) in their new black box theater.
Sweethearts Ball: Saturday, February 12
The HS Sweethearts Ball is coming up on 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.
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 9 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
National School Counselor Appreciation Week: February 7-11
This coming week (February 7-11) is National School Counselor Week! We LOVE our counselors and know they’ve been carrying an extra-heavy load over the last two years. Please take a moment and show our counselors some appreciation and love next week!
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
Middle School Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Middle School Students of the Week! This month our focus is on Respect.
7th Grade: Gigi Ferrazzano & Luis Woods
8th Grade: Julia Tullis & Gavin Dayton
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!