In This Edition
Winterim Registration, School Fees Due, Graduation Supplies for Seniors, Sterling Scholar Information Meeting for Seniors, Marine Corps Challenge Course, Picture Retake Day, 11th Grade PSAT Day, ACT Prep Course, Volunteer Help Needed (Student Council Service Auction, Junior PSAT Breakfast, Science Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (MS Boys Basketball Tryouts, HS Girls Basketball Open Gym, Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Lunchtime Talks, Resilience: Connection), 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
Monday-Thursday, October 3-6
Wednesday, October 5
FEE DEADLINE: Annual Student Fee, Winterim Fee, Graduation Fee, Year-Long Class Fees, First Semester Class Fees, AP Exam Fees
Thursday, October 6
Late Fee ($15) Charged for Unpaid Fees (except Extracurricular)
Student Council Service Auction
4:00-6:00pm MS Boys Basketball Tryouts in the Maeser gym
Friday, October 7
Last Day to Make Up Q1 NGs for Winter Sports Eligibility
7:00-9:00am MS Boys Basketball Tryouts in the Maeser gym
9:00am Sterling Scholar Information Meeting for Seniors in room 150
Saturday, October 8
9:30-10:30am HS Girls Basketball Open Gym
Monday, October 10
Picture Retake Day
Wednesday, October 12
PSAT Day: Juniors ONLY
Thursday-Friday, October 13-14
Monday, October 17
First Day of Quarter 2
Winterim registration starts THIS MONDAY, October 3rd! Please take a few minutes this weekend to review the 2023 Winterim Catalog with your student.
Open Registration Dates
Priority registration is by grade (seniors first, then juniors, etc). If your student misses registering on their priority registration date, they give up registration priority.
- SENIORS: Monday, October 3
- JUNIORS: Tuesday, October 4
- SOPHOMORES: Wednesday, October 5
- FRESHMEN: Thursday, October 6
Middle School Intensives
Middle School Intensives (MSI) takes place at the same time as Winterim. Middle school students take a break from their normal classes and take specialized classes that are designed and taught by our staff. Students also take part in two or three field trips. School times for MSI are from 9am-2pm Monday through Friday.
Schedules for MSI will be distributed to middle school students during Finals Week in December.
Student Fees Due!
Student fees are due on Wednesday, October 5. A late fee will be applied to fee balances after that date. Student fees include annual student fees, Winterim, Graduation, first semester class fees and year-long class fees.
If you would like to set up a payment plan for annual student fees, Winterim, Graduation and class fees (except AP exams), please email firstname.lastname@example.org before October 5 to avoid a late fee. AP exam fees must be paid by the October 5 due date.
NOTE: We do not set up payment plans for extracurricular sports & activities. These fees must be paid before your student can participate.
If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, please email email@example.com for an application and submit it before October 5.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduation Supplies for Seniors
Graduation supplies can be ordered at this link for all Seniors: Maeser Graduation Supplies. Time to start thinking about the future. Don’t forget! Also, if you are interested in ordering a Letterman’s Jacket, you can also order at the listed link. Jostens is our vendor.
Sterling Scholar Program Information Meeting for Seniors
If your Senior is interested in competing for scholarships through the Sterling Scholar program, please remind them to attend the upcoming information meeting in room 150 on Friday, October 7th from 9-9:30am.
Marine Corps Challenge Course
On Friday October 7th from 9:30 am – Noon, the Marines will be at Maeser with a fitness challenge course for students to try. Students must have a permission slip signed by a parent to participate. Check with your PE teachers to see if they still have your form. Here is a link to the form: Marine Corps Hold Harmless.
Middle School students who want to participate and have parental permission may use this for 1 day’s worth of make-up work.
Picture Retake Day
Jostens will be on campus the morning of Monday, October 10, for school picture retakes. If your student missed school picture day or needs a retake, please remind them to look their best (in Full Dress Uniform) on Monday the 10th.
11th Grade PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 12
On Wednesday, October 12, all Maeser Juniors will be given the opportunity to take the PSAT — a pre-SAT test offered by the College Board. This is a free opportunity for our Juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
In order to create a safe and focused testing environment for our Juniors, we have set aside this day for PSAT testing only. There will be NO SCHOOL on October 12 for students who are not in 11th grade. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on that day, as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus.
Juniors should plan to arrive by no later than 7:45am on October 12, to give them time to find their testing room and check in. Standard-time testing should end by around noon and students should plan to leave campus immediately after their testing room is dismissed. More detailed information about PSAT day will be sent to Juniors and their parents as we get closer to the day of the test. We recommend that students eat a nutritious breakfast before arriving at school on the morning of the test and bring their own snacks for the break.
We encourage all Juniors to take the PSAT on October 12, both as a free opportunity to practice before taking the ACT and as an opportunity to enter a large scholarship competition. 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 by NO LATER THAN Monday, October 10 (to give us time to excuse your student’s absence and adjust our testing room assignments). These students will be provided with information about how they can enter the National Merit Scholarship competition without taking the PSAT.
ACT Prep Course
Our ACT Prep Course for Sophomores is back for the 22-23 school year. There are 4 sessions to choose from this year. Please have your student sign up with their Maeser email. Sophomores are FREE; however if you would like your other students to participate, the cost is $125 and can be paid in the front office.
Volunteer Help Needed
Student Council Service Auction
Student Council Service Auction assembly is coming October 6th. They are seeking donations to help support the event. Please click the DONATE link to sign up. They have chosen the Make a Wish Foundation as their charity this year.
Junior PSAT Breakfast
The PSAT/NMSQT is coming up on Wednesday, October 12th for our Juniors. Please help them have a fantastic experience by fueling their brains to finish strong! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Junior PSAT Breakfast. Thank you!
Science Fair is coming up in early December. Please consider donating prizes for our winners. For every $5 donated= 1 hour of volunteer time.
Volunteer to help bring Teacher Appreciation treats for the year by month. Thank you for putting a smile on a teacher’s face today! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUp Genius: Teacher Appreciation Opportunities.
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?
Contact us at email@example.com.
MS Boys Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts will be on Thursday, October 6th from 4:00 – 6:00pm and Friday, October 7th from 7:00 – 9:00am. Reminder: To be academically eligible to participate in basketball during 2nd term you must have no F’s or NG’s for 1st term (final grades) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher for 1st term.
HS Girls Basketball Open Gym
There will be an open gym for high school girls interested in trying out for basketball on Saturday, October 8th from 9:30-10:30am.
Winter Sports Academic Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in winter activities/sports will be determined by 1st term grades. All students must have earned a Q4 2.7 GPA with no Fs. In addition, high school students cannot have any Fs/NGs/Incompletes from previous high school terms. All Fs/NGs must be made up by October 12th (the last day of the term).
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
We are lucky to have people come to Maeser to tell us about their programs, schools, careers, etc. Please encourage your students to support them during our lunchtime talks in Mr. Kreitzer’s room (150) during lunch if you are interested. Upcoming talks include:
Paul Bingham is coming from WGU’s cybersecurity program. He is a special friend of the school, giving his time to serve on our board. This will be an important talk to attend if you are interested in tech.
BYU admissions is coming to help you know how to apply, which scholarships are available, and much more.
Ryan Vogel, director of the National Security Program at UVU, is coming. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about this highly rated program, the only bachelor’s degree in National Security west of the Mississippi. If you are interested in working for the FBI, CIA, military, as an ambassador, and many other joys in national security, you don’t want to miss this one! Here is a link to the types of jobs you can do with this type of degree: https://www.securitydegreehub.com/top-national-security-jobs/
Visit from the Navy with a focus on nuclear science! Wow! This is super cool!
If you would like to suggest an organization for our lunchtime talks, shoot an email to Mrs. Chapman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
Over the next 7 weeks we will discuss the 7 integral components of resilience according to Dr. Ginsburg, child pediatrician and human development expert: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control.
This week we will focus on Connection.
Answering Yes to the following are things that indicate that your child is on the way to resilience:
- I have close, supportive people in my life whom I trust AND who know each other.
- I strive to benefit others without depleting myself or imposing unwelcome efforts.
- I am physically active for 30-60 minutes daily, sleep consistently and adequately, spend at least an hour in outdoor daylight, and eat a balanced and moderate diet mostly of wholesome, minimally processed foods.
- I participate in at least one practice to quiet my mind and body. (Examples: deep breathing, time in nature, prayer, journaling, sensory grounding, meditation, yoga, tai chi, qigong, progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training, biofeedback, imagery work.)
- When I am going through a difficult time, I consider multiple perspective on it as well as multiple options for responding to it.
- I trust myself, my intuition, and my abilities.
- I seek and enjoy experiences new to me.
- I approach challenges as though I can work through them somehow.
- I notice the world around me, and I anticipate opportunities and challenges because of what I notice.
- When I have faced adversities, I have found healthy and adaptive ways to work through them.
If your student is struggling in any of these areas, let their school counselor know and we can help them work on some resilience skills.
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!