In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Middle School Carnival, Schedule for the Last Week of School (Final Exams, Yearbook Distribution, Textbook Returns, Awards Day, Graduation), Auditions for HS Shakespeare and ALL-SCHOOL Musical, Summer Reading, Summer School, Lands’ End Memorial Day 20% Off Sale, Volunteer Opportunities: Report Your Volunteer Hours, Sports Announcements (Girls Basketball Open Gyms, MS Girls Volleyball Open Gyms, Fall 2022 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements: Middle School Students of the Week, 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, May 20-Wednesday, May 25
Final Exams & Return Textbooks to Teachers
Friday, May 20
1:00-2:30pm Middle School Carnival
Wednesday, May 25
12:30pm Yearbook Distribution
Last Day to Sign Up for Credit Ahead Summer School
Thursday, May 26
Last Day to Return Textbooks to Front Office
Friday, May 27
School & Office CLOSED
Tuesday, June 14
7pm Maeser Board Meeting
Truth | Honor | Virtue
Each week in this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of the great things our school community is doing!
State Math Contest Results
Results have come back from the State Math Contest! Congratulations to Timothy Fang who scored in the top 5% in this exam for the entire state of Utah! Daphne Plott and Richard Summer scored in the top 10% and Konnor Nagata and Logan Lee scored in the top 25% of the state.
Middle School Carnival
TODAY (Friday, May 20) after the second Finals period ends, all Middle School students are invited to the MS StuCo Carnival! From 1:00-2:30pm, come play on a Bouncy House, eat some popcorn and cotton candy, and play other outdoor games and sports. Everything is free — just come have fun!
Schedule for Last Week of School
Final Exams are here! Please help your students finish the school year strong as they prepare for Finals in their core classes. REMEMBER: Friday, May 20 is a required Final Exam day. Please plan ahead so your student does not miss their Finals in 1st and 3rd periods.
The schedule for each day of Finals is 8:00am to 12:30pm, with exams from 8:00-10:00am and 10:30am-12:30pm. Students will have a 30-minute break between Finals (from 10:00-10:30am).
- Friday, May 20: Periods 1 & 3
- Monday, May 23: Periods 2 & 4
- Tuesday, May 24: Periods 5 & 7
- Wednesday, May 25: Periods 6 & 8
Not all classes have Final Exams. Finals should be given in Socratic (including 7th and 8th grade History and 7th grade English), Math, Science, Language, Financial Literacy, and Government classes. Other classes may also have Finals. Teachers should be in contact to let your students know if there is not a Final in their class. Students are not required to come to class IF the class does not have a Final Exam.
There will be NO check-outs once Finals periods start. Students will be released at the break between Finals, but we will not disturb classrooms during Finals for check-outs. If students on campus but do not have a scheduled Final, they MUST be in their regularly assigned classroom for that class period.
Students are required to be in regular Maeser uniforms if they are on campus, whether or not their class has a scheduled Final. Full Dress Uniforms are NOT required on Monday, May 23.
Yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday, May 25, after the end of the last Final Exam (12:30pm). Campus will be open until 3:00pm for students to sign yearbooks. Students may also bring their yearbooks on Thursday for signing after the end of the Awards + Talent Assembly, until 1:00pm.
Textbooks should be returned to TEACHERS by the end of the scheduled Final for that class period. If a textbook is not returned to the teacher by the end of their Final, the student’s account will be charged a replacement fee and you will be notified by email. If you have opted in for texts, you will also receive a text. (If you have not yet opted in for texts and would like to, please text “YES” to 67587.) Please watch for these emails/texts because it will be a quick turnaround time to return textbooks or pay the fee!
Students may return a textbook for which they have been charged to have the fee removed:
- During finals (May 20-25), they need to return textbooks to their teachers.
- On the last day of school (May 26), they need to return textbooks to the front office.
If students have lost a textbook, please pay the replacement fee by the last day of school.
After the last day of school, we will order replacements and the fees will remain on your student’s account and rolled over to next school year. Any textbooks returned after Thursday, May 26 will be considered donations to the school and the fee(s) will remain on your student’s account and rolled over to next school year.
If you have questions, please contact the finance office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards Day: Thursday, May 26
This is a required school day. Attendance will be taken.
- 7:30am — SENIORS only: cap/gown pictures on steps of Maeser
- 8:00-9:00am — Advisory Classes: meet in person in teacher’s classroom for end-of-year video and locker clean-out
- 9:00-11:00am — Awards Assembly, Talent Showcase, Athletics Awards in the Maeser gym. Parents are invited to attend. Please check in at the front office.
Graduation: Friday, May 27 — Graduates & Families Only
- 9:00am — Graduation Rehearsal at Thanksgiving Point Show Barn. Required for all 2022 graduates
- 12:30pm — All graduates report back to Show Barn
- 1:00pm — Graduation BEGINS
Auditions for HS Shakespeare and ALL-SCHOOL Musical
HS Shakespeare Team Auditions are Saturday, May 28th. Sign up at the Drama Room for a time slot, and use the QR code on posters to fill out an audition form BEFORE AUDITIONS.
ALL-SCHOOL MUSICAL auditions for XANADU will take place the 2nd week of school in the Fall, August 25/26th. We perform in February 2023, at either Liahona Theater or Classic Skate. Prepare 16-32 bars of a pop/rock/power ballad. More details to come, but get excited and start practicing! 🙂
Our community summer reading book is The Hobbit. Read along with your student! Fall activities for summer reading will be held in August. Additional grade-level summer reading program list can be found on our website.
Credit Recovery will be held June 6th – June 24th 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).
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 Wednesday, May 25th. 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 Memorial Day 20% Off Sale
The Lands’ End Memorial Day Sale is coming soon! Save 20% on school uniform items when you shop online at https://www.landsend.com/school between May 26 and June 1. Use promo code PICNIC and PIN 5932 at checkout.
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 email@example.com.
Girls Basketball Open Gyms
There will be open gyms for girls high school basketball on Tuesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 26 from 1:00-3:00pm. All interested 8th-11th grade girls are invited!
MS Girls Volleyball Open Gyms
Over the summer there will be open gym volleyball for middle school girls Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 starting on June 6th. Contact Coach Steinhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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
Middle School Students of the Week
Congratulations to our last Middle School Students of the Week for the 2021-22 school year! This week we are focusing on Most Improved throughout the school year.
7th Grade: Emily Gimenes, Omar Vazquez, Isabela Ovando Ramos, Lexey Paxton, America Carter, Giovanni Pesci
8th Grade: Cayelle Crafts, Jax Jensen
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!