In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Senior Prom, 2022-23 Maeser Fee Schedule & Spend Plan Approved, State Testing Starts Next Week, Summer School, Lands’ End Uniform Sale, Volunteer Opportunities (Maeser Appreciation Week, Counseling Candy Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Fall 2022 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (MTech Registration for Fall 2022, 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
April 19-May 5
RISE Testing in MS English, Math & Science Classes
Wednesday, April 20
MTech Registration Opens for Fall 2023 (rising seniors only)
Friday, April 22
Utah Aspire Plus Testing
9th & 10th grades ONLY on campus — NO ADVISORY FRIDAY
Monday, May 2
Late fee added to student accounts with outstanding balances
Saturday, May 14
7:30pm Senior Prom
Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 20-Wednesday, May 25
Thursday, May 26
Friday, May 27
Truth | Honor | Virtue
Each week in this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of the great things our school community is doing!
Our high school robotics team competed in the FIRST regional last week. They built an amazing robot and they did so well they were invited to compete at nationals in Houston Texas!
This year’s Senior Prom, “A Night At The Oscars”, will be held May 14 at the Vista at Cedar Hills, from 7:30-10:30pm.
2022-23 Maeser Fee Schedule & Spend Plan Approved
The 2022-23 Maeser Fee Schedule was approved by our board at its March meeting. You can find our current (2021-22) fee schedule on our website under Parents > School Fees. If you have any questions, please contact our Finance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Testing for Grades 7-10 Begins Next Week
It’s that time of year again… when we start assessing student’s growth and proficiency in core subject areas! The Utah State Board of Education has implemented summative assessments for our students in grades 7-10 (as required by Utah Statute 53E-4-303): middle school students take RISE tests for English, Writing (8th grade only), Science and Math; students in 9th and 10th grades take Utah Aspire Plus – a special pre-ACT test for 9th and 10th grade students that provides a predictive ACT score and areas for improvement to prepare for the ACT, as well as growth and proficiency scores for Utah standards. These improved assessments help prepare our students to succeed on the ACT and other college readiness exams.
Please make every effort to avoid scheduling appointments during state testing, to avoid interruptions and distractions during testing.
We appreciate your help in creating a focused and productive testing environment for our students!
RISE: 7th & 8th Grades
Middle school students will take their RISE tests in their regular English, Science & Math classes beginning Tuesday, April 19.
- 7th Grade English: April 19-21
- 8th Grade English + Writing: April 19-21 + 25
- 7th Grade Math: April 26-28
- 8th Grade Math: April 26-28
- 7th Grade Science + Math 1: May 2-5
- 8th Grade Science + Math 1: April 25-28
Utah Aspire Plus: 9th & 10th Grades
9th and 10th grade students will take the Utah Aspire Plus on Friday, April 22. This is a special testing day – Advisory Friday is canceled and only students taking Utah Aspire Plus are allowed on campus on Friday, April 22. Testing will begin at 8:00am and end at approximately 1:30pm.
Please email Mrs. Myers at email@example.com.
Credit Recovery will be held June 7th – June 25th in two sessions:
- Session 1: June 6-17
- Session 2: June 13-24
The cost for each 2-week session is $125. If your student is attending Session 1 and an extra week is needed, you can pay an additional $75 for them to attend for a third week (June 20-24).
Registration emails will be sent to the parents of students who need to register for summer school in the next few weeks. After finals, emails will be sent to those needing summer school due to failing fourth quarter classes.
Maeser Summer School credit ahead courses are only available with counselor approval for students with a specific need documented in their CCR plans. Credit ahead courses are offered through Maeser/BYU online. Students will need to meet with Mrs. Anderson to discuss what classes they would like to take and to ensure there is a reason and plan for taking the credit ahead. Each course costs $60, and provides 0.5 credits. Deadline to register is May 28th. The only classes we will be offering are the following:
- US Government
- Financial Literacy
- Fit for Life
- Career Exploration (Rising Seniors Only- $100 fee)
Interested students should email Mrs. Anderson to make an appointment or they may stop in during school hours if Mrs. Anderson is available.
Registration begins now through May 28th. Students will have from June 1st through July 27th to complete all the coursework including the proctored final that will be scheduled with Mrs. Sorenson (the counselor who will be running summer Maeser Online).
Please email Mrs. Anderson with any questions.
Lands’ End Uniform Sale
Land’s End is holding a Limited Time 40% off sale April 14-27! Use promo code LEARN and PIN 2731 when you shop the sale online at https://www.landsend.com/school between April 14-17 and receive 40% off school uniform items!
Maeser Appreciation Week
Maeser Appreciation Week is coming in May! In preparation for the week, please check out our sign-up sheet for needs: Maeser Appreciation Week. THANK YOU in advance for supporting our Maeser team! For every $5 spent = 1 volunteer hour.
Counseling Candy Donations
Our Counseling Department is in need of candy donations for quarter 4. For more information and to sign up to help, please visit our SignUpGenius: Counseling Candy Donations. Thank you in advance!
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!
Questions about volunteer hours? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2022 Sports Academic Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in fall activities/sports will be determined by 4th term grades. Students currently in grades 7-11 must earn a 2.7 GPA with no Fs. 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 as long as they have a 2.7 GPA.
All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports next year (2022-23) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after April 15, 2022 will be good until July 15, 2023. Any physicals completed before April 15 of this year will not be accepted (per UHSAA policy) for the upcoming school year.
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.
MTech Registration for Fall 2022 (2022-23 Seniors only)
Registration for MTECH classes starting in the Fall of 2023 is rapidly approaching. All students must enroll before registering for classes. The registration portal for many fall classes opens on April 20th and the classes can fill rapidly. Make sure you have taken all the steps to be prepared and ready to register! Visit MTech Admissions to start your admission process. We highly encourage you to talk to a counselor at MTECH and possibly take a tour before making your final decision. Students may be required to take an assessment test in the enrollment process. Based on your scores you may be able to provide a high school transcript in place of the test. You can obtain your transcript by emailing Mrs. Anderson or asking for a print out from the front office. Maeser will require all students choosing MTECH this year to take a morning class session that runs from 7:30am to 10:30am or an evening class. These are the only class time frames that work with the Maeser schedule and other classes you are required to take during Senior year. If you have further questions please contact Mrs. Anderson at .
Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast
Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast
SODAS: Using SODAS to help you find solutions to difficult situations.
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!