Maeser Updates: 21 October 2022

In This Edition

In-Person Advisory Friday Today, Middle School Activity, Math Girls Rock!, ACT Prep Class: Session 1, Have Your Student’s Plans Changed?, Volunteer Help Needed (Trunk or Treat, Science Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Lunchtime Talks), Important School Communications (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours This Week

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Tues
8:30am-12:30pm Fri

**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, October 21
9-10am In-person Advisory (required for all students)
10-11:30am Talent Showcase
12-2pm Middle School Activity at the school
Last Day to Make Up Quarter 1 NGs

Thursday, October 27
Math Girls Rock! meeting after school in Mrs. Plott’s room

Friday, October 28
12:30-1:30pm Trunk or Treat in the seminary parking lot

In-Person Advisory Friday Today

TODAY (Friday, October 21) is the first Advisory Friday of the term, which means all students are required to come to campus.

We use these in-person Advisory Fridays, which happen on the first Advisory Friday of each term, as a way for students to reflect on their academic progress, set goals for the upcoming term, and formulate specific tasks to help them be successful. As with all Advisory Fridays, this week’s in-person Advisory Friday begins at 9am.

This week, students may be picked up as early as 10:00am, but we will also have mentoring opportunities and enrichment activities available until 12:00pm. This week we’ll be having our annual Talent Showcase assembly from 10:00-11:30am.

If your student has outstanding Quarter 1 NGs, they can count attendance at Advisory Friday and the assembly towards removing their NGs. They will need to pick up an NG make-up form from the front office BEFORE Advisory starts (9am) and have their Advisory teacher sign it AFTER the assembly.

If your student is ill or otherwise unable to attend in-person Advisory Friday today, please call the front office (801-235-9000) to excuse their absence the same way you would for any other school day.

Middle School Activity

The Middle School is having an activity today! It will be from the end of Advisory til about 2pm. We’re doing some fun Halloween activities including mummy races, spider races, donut-on-a-string race, jack-o-lantern art, and capture the flag!

Math Girls Rock!

The first meeting of Math Girls Rock! will be held on Thursday, October 27th right after school. The Math Girls Rock! is sponsored by UVU and is open to all Maeser girls in grades 7 – 12. We will explore a fun math topic (usually origami) and have treats and prizes. Please contact Mrs. Plott ( for more information and to get a permission slip. Our next meeting will be on December 8th.

ACT Prep Class: Session 1

Our ACT Prep Session 1 begins November 3rd at 3:45 pm at Maeser. The session includes November 3, 10, and 17th from 3:45-7:45 pm. Cost is $125. Sophomores are FREE thanks to our Trustlands grant. There are 10 spots left in the November session. Sign ups are available now: 22-23 ACT Prep Course.

Have Your Student’s Plans Changed?

Please remember that if you decide to withdraw your student from Maeser, you must contact the front office or email our registrar at as soon as possible. Please include the name of your student, the last day they will be attending Maeser, and the next school they will be attending. We will help you complete the withdrawal process so your student can enroll in their next school.

Volunteer Help Needed

Trunk or Treat

Come volunteer by decorating your car trunk and hand out candy on October 28th from 12:30-1:30 pm in the seminary parking lot. Dress up and easily earn those volunteer hours while enjoying this community event! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Trunk or Treat.

Science Fair

Science Fair is coming up in early December. Please consider donating prizes for our winners. For every $5 donated= 1 hour of volunteer time.

Teacher Appreciation

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

Sports Announcements

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).

Sports Physicals

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

Counseling Announcements

Lunchtime Talks

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:

October 25
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:

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!