In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Carpool Tip, 11th Grade ACT, Volunteer Opportunities (Lunchtime Volunteers, Report Your Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (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, 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
7:30am-4:00pm Mon, Wed, Thurs
7:30am-12:30pm Tues (ACT Day – juniors only on campus)
**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
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
Our High School Mock Trial Team has finished their competition for the year. We competed in the semi-final round last Friday and although our team score was higher than our opponent’s, we only won one of the three judges on the panel so we failed to advance to the final round. This is just the second year that Maeser has sponsored a Mock Trial program so it speaks well of our team members to finish 4th out of 40 High Schools throughout the State. Our win/loss record last year was 2/2. This year it is 5/1. Congratulations to all the team members who now look forward to preparing to be in the final round next year!!
Our exits are right-hand turn only during high traffic times (carpool). There are signs. Good rule of thumb: if there is someone behind you, always turn right!
11th Grade ACT: Tuesday, March 8
This 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.**
This 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 Tuesday, March 8 as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus that day. This is an official ACT administration, so we are 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. Please email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to give us time to excuse your student’s absence and adjust our testing room assignments before Tuesday.
We need parent 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
Let’s Go Fly A Kite: tips on how to make the end of term 3 successful for students
Middle School Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Middle School Students of the Week! This month we are focusing on Respect.
7th Grade: Jesenia Peterson, Alex Nagata
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!