In This Edition
Middle School Thanksgiving Activity (Help Needed!), Fall Sports/Activities Roundup, 2023-24 Re-Enrollment & Enrollment, Volunteer Help Needed (Middle School Activity, Science Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide, MS Girls Basketball Tryouts), Counseling Announcements (11th Grade CCRs, Resilience), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (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, November 11
12-1pm Middle School Thanksgiving Charity Activity
Saturday, November 19
7pm Broadway Rocks in the Maeser gym
Monday, November 21
6:00-7:45am MS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Tuesday, November 22
3:30-5:30pm MS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25
Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Middle School Activity: Friday, November 11
In conjunction with a local food bank, the Middle School StuCo is having a Thanksgiving activity! Students attending are asked to bring a boxed dinner (i.e. macaroni and cheese, rice-a-roni, etc.). The activity will have some games of dodgeball and then a fun Thanksgiving lunch.
Parent Volunteer Help Needed!
We still need a few parent volunteers to help provide food for these hungry students! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: MS Charity Feast.
Fall Sports/Activities Roundup
Our last fall sport/activity finished up last weekend and all of our sports activities had great seasons! Below is a summary:
Middle School Shakespeare
Middle School Shakespeare had an incredible season. The coaches got off to a rocky start with them losing some vital information, but the kids worked hard to pull us back into the competition. They presented 6 pieces (3 monologues, 2 duo scenes, and 1 ensemble scene). All pieces qualified for finals. They took 1st and 2nd in duo scenes, 1st in ensemble, and 1st in Sweepstakes (overall winner). It is their fifth year in a row taking sweepstakes!
High School Shakespeare
HS Shakespeare took 3rd place at Competition! Our scenes (Scout Jones, Georgia Gottfredson, Katya Baxter, Ty Parkinson, Abbie Nelson, Grace Egbert) placed 2nd and 3rd, and one of our monologues (Sarah Hailstone) was chosen for a Showcase performance.
Middle School Sports
MS Girls Volleyball
MS Girls Volleyball had a great season! They tied for first in region play, only losing 1 region game. Then they played awesome in the state tournament, making it to the semi-finals and finishing top 4 in state!
MS Boys Soccer
MS Boys Soccer had a phenomenal season as they took first place in region and the won the state championship.
MS Cross Country
The MS Boys CC team qualified for state as a team at the region meet and on the Sophie Lambert qualified for state on the girls side.
MS Ultimate Frisbee
Maeser MS played amazingly well at the state tournament and finished second place in state.
High School Sports
HS Girls Volleyball had a great season as they repeated as Region 18 Champions and made it to the second round of the state playoffs.
Our boys cross country team had a good showing at the region and state meets. At region they took fourth place. Austin Allred was the region champion and took 5th place at the state meet. Jackson Smith and Logan Lee both qualified for the state meet and ran well. On the girls side, Susanna Gubler took 3rd place at the region meet and qualified for state.
HS Baseball had an historic season as they won the school’s first ever region title and made it to the state championship game for the first time in school history.
Maeser HS Ultimate finished third in the Utah County league. Unfortunately, their position at State wasn’t determined because the state tournament got cancelled due to weather.
Girls tennis had a great season. They graduated the entire varsity team last year but came back strong this year with a 12-2 record. Antonella White made Maeser history by becoming our first ever #1 singles player (boys or girls) to win a match in the 1st single draw at the State Championships. Renatta White was a semi-finalist in #2 singles, Sam Howard set a Maeser record for win percentage with a 14-2 record. Our #1 double team, Bryn Hamilton and Charvi Satyanarayan posted 11 season wins and our #2 double team, McKinley Lucas and Salma Al-Shuqairat had 7 season wins.
Girls soccer finished the regular season at the #4 team in the state and won their first round playoff match. Senior captain Cat Miller was the top goal scorer in the state (all classifications), with 50 goals this season. She’s also #2 on the state’s all-time goal scoring list (all classifications) with 142 career goals.
Our boys volleyball program had two teams this year and both did outstanding. Our younger team finished with a 6-1 record in their division and unfortunately was not eligible for the post-season as the league only allowed one team per school to qualify. The older team finished with a record of 6-2 and 2nd place in their division. They made it to the championship game and finished as runner-ups in the state.
2023-24 Re-Enrollment & Enrollment
Re-Enroll CURRENT Students By November 30
Does your student wish to return to Maeser for the 2023-2024 school year? If so, you MUST complete re-enrollment by Wednesday, November 30.
Re-Enrollment consists of TWO STEPS:
- Log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and click on the “Re-Enrollment 23-24” icon in the left-side menu to fill out your student’s online re-enrollment form.
- Pay the $50 re-enrollment deposit (nonrefundable and non-transferrable; will be applied toward your student’s 2023-2024 student fees).
If you do not complete the online re-enrollment and pay the deposit by the re-enrollment deadline, your student will lose their spot for the 2023-2024 school year AND will lose their “returning student” priority status if you decide to submit a new application.
If you have any questions, please contact our registrar at email@example.com.
Complete Enrollment Applications For NEW Students By January 31
If you would like to apply to Maeser for your student’s siblings for the 2023-2024 school year, be sure to submit an application for our enrollment lottery by Tuesday, January 31. Applications can be found on the Maeser website under Admissions. Please be sure that you are using the 2023-2024 link (available on November 1)!
All applications received by midnight on Tuesday, January 31 will be entered into our lottery. Siblings of current students will receive priority status in the lottery. After the lottery, any applications will be added to the waitlist.
If you have any questions, please contact our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Help Needed
Middle School Activity
Middle School Activity still needs a few parents to help with providing lunch for their charity activity on Friday, November 11. Please consider helping out! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: MS Charity Feast.
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.
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 March 10, 2022 will be good until July 15, 2023. Any physicals completed before March 10 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: Maeser Sports Guide. The 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.
MS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts for Middle School girls basketball will be Monday, November 21 from 6:00-7:45 am and Tuesday, November 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.
11th Grade CCRs
11th grade CCR meetings are happening now! You can sign up using this link: 11th Grade CCR Calendar.
We will discuss graduation progress, plans for second semester and the senior year, college and career ideas, and address any concerns. We welcome parents in the CCRs but if you would prefer, we can see your student without a parent present. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you better.
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 Coping.
To cope is to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties. Some students seem to be born knowing how to cope with hard or disappointing things. Others need to be taught. Here are some ways to help your student learn to cope with the difficulties that come with life.
1. Guided meditation to help them refocus. Here are some that I like:
2. Physical: exercise, movement, brain breaks, heavy work are some examples. Physical coping strategies might include pounding a pillow in frustration, using a fidget toy, running, yoga.
3. Emotional: Thinking about one’s feelings and emotions is the start of emotional regulation and social development. Acting out feelings, talking to a friend or teacher…communication is huge!
4. Communication: Talking about feelings, talking to others, writing in a journal, singing. Have you ever just had to “vent” your feelings about a situation? That ability to “let it all out” is a way to process a situation and talk through solutions, or find common ground in a situation.
5. Snuggle: Grab a big cozy blanket and pile pillows around you to build a fort of comfort! The pressure from the blanket and pillows provides proprioceptive input.
6. Deep Breathing: Deep breathing exercise are a mindfulness activity for kids with benefits.
Find additional ideas here: Sensory Coping Strategies for Kids
Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency?
It’s important to keep your contact information up to date and opt-in to receive text messages from Maeser — in case of an emergency, this is how we notify parents! In addition, we use your contact information to notify you about important school events and school fees deadlines.
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!