In This Edition
Truth | Honor | Virtue, Maeser in the News, Prom, Year-End Textbook Returns, Final Exam Schedule, Summer School, Volunteer Opportunities (Report Your Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Fall 2022 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), 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
Tuesday, May 10
7pm Maeser Board Meeting
Saturday, May 14
7:30-10:30pm Prom at the Vista at Cedar Hills
Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 20-Wednesday, May 25
Wednesday, May 25
Last Day to Sign Up for Credit Ahead Summer School
Thursday, May 26
Last Day to Return Textbooks to Front Office
Friday, May 27
– Office Closed –
Truth | Honor | Virtue
Each week in this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of the great things our school community is doing!
HS Drama Team
Congratulations to our high school drama team, which came in second at State! Highlights included:
- Classical Scenes 1st place Hannah Carr and Alex Kreiner
- Classical Scenes 2nd place Sarah Hailstone and Ella Wright
- Contemporary Scenes 3rd place Ivy Nelson and Maverick Jarman
- Pantomime 3rd place Scout Jones and Eric Naylor
- ALL of our Pantomimes received Superior Rankings (Jacob Muhlestein and Keira Hamilton, Sam Vick and Harmony Bahr, Jordyn Jackson and Cuen Rogers)
- ALL of our Classical Scenes received Superior Rankings (Alyssa Lowry and Erin Mortensen, Porter Watts and Jacob Keller)
- Ash Hawks and Ethan Lewis received Superior Rankings in Dramatic Monologues
- Alex Curtis received a Superior in Comedic Monologues
- In Contemporary Scenes Abbie Nelson and Alaina Hadfield also got a Superior
Musical Theatre was the most competitive category. EACH of our pieces received a Superior, and each won at least of one of their 3 rounds:
- Scout Jones, Ben Decker, Erin Mortensen, and London Haring
- Georgia Gottfredson, Sarah Hailstone, Ivy Nelson and Jacob Muhlestein
- Jacob Keller, Abbie Nelson, Maverick Jarman, and Danny Nguyen
- Alyssa Lowry, Alex Kreiner, Leo Sanjinez and Porter Watts also made it into the Musical Theatre Medals Round
This was a grand adventure for all of us, fielding a full competitive team, and we learned a lot. High-five a Drama kid! Every one of them worked hard and earned the points to win that trophy.
Maeser in the News
Prom is May 14th from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Vista at Cedar Hills. This year’s theme is A Night At The Oscars. Tickets are being sold in Ms. Moser’s room during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as all of Advisory Friday for the next two weeks. Advance ticket prices are $40/couple and $25 stag; prices go up by $10 at the door, so get your tickets early!
Year-End Textbook Returns
Your student’s teachers will soon be instructing them when & how to return their textbooks (it will be before or at their class final). 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 email@example.com.
Final Exam Schedule
Final Exams are coming up in two weeks! 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
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).
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 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.
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.
Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast
Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast
Season 2 Episode 21 will be next week — the final episode of 2021-22! We will discuss mistakes students make when studying for finals.
Middle School Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Middle School Students of the Week! This month our focus is on Teamwork/Friendship.
7th Grade: Elly Young & Aiden Parkinson
8th Grade: Isaac Gadd
The counselors get emailed many scholarship opportunities! We will post these here as we get them: New Scholarship Opportunities
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!