Maeser Updates: 18 November 2022

In This Edition

Truth | Honor | Virtue, Broadway Rocks TOMORROW, Math Girls Rock!, MS Spelling Bee, 2023-24 Re-Enrollment & Enrollment, Volunteer Help Needed (Science Fair Prizes, Used Board Games Needed, 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, MS Boys Volleyball 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)

*~*Maeser Updates will be on hiatus next week for the Thanksgiving break. Have a safe and happy holiday!*~*

Front Office Hours This Week

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Tues
CLOSED Wed-Fri for Thanksgiving Break

**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

Saturday, November 19
7pm Broadway Rocks in the Maeser gym

Monday-Tuesday, November 21-22
MS Girls Basketball Tryouts

Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25
Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday-Friday, November 30-December 2
MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts

Thursday, December 8
Math Girls Rock!

Truth | Honor | Virtue

Help us celebrate some of the great things our school community is doing!

Maeser Art Teachers are ART’ING!

🎶 Mr. Spindler’s Lux Chorus is doing a Christmas program in SLC in December, and Mr. Hults will be narrating.
🎶 Mrs. Fosse will be singing and dancing as one of the Ensemble members of our musical XANADU (so will Ms. Moser, and perhaps yet more Maeser teachers).

Broadway Rocks TOMORROW

Bring the family and come see our students perform in our annual Broadway Rocks show! Admission is FREE and the performance will begin promptly at 7:00pm in the gym.

Doors to the building open at 6:30pm. No audience members will be admitted to the building prior to 6:30pm, so please plan your arrival accordingly.

Math Girls Rock!

The next meeting of Math Girls Rock! will be held on Thursday, December 8th right after school in Mrs. Plott’s room. This is a math program sponsored by UVU for any Maeser girl in grades 7 – 12 in any level of math. We will be exploring some of the math behind origami and doing a fun origami project. As always, there will be treats. You can get permission slips from Mrs. Plott (

MS Spelling Bee

We will be holding our annual spelling bee during Middle School Intensives. Classroom spelling bees will be held January 2-5, with the school spelling bee on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:30am.The top three winners of the classroom spelling bees will qualify for the school spelling bee. 1st and 2nd place school winners of the school spelling bee will then compete in the regional spelling bee. Winner of the regional spelling bee will then compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Middle school students can prepare for the class spelling bees by studying the 2023 Maeser Spelling Bee Rules and List.

Questions? Please contact Andi Howard, our spelling bee chair, at

2023-24 Re-Enrollment & Enrollment

Re-Enrollment Ends Wednesday, 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

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

Volunteer Help Needed

Science Fair Prizes

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

Used Board Games Needed

Have a used board game you no longer want to keep? Used board games can be donated to the Board Game Winterim at the rate of 3 volunteer hours/game. Contact or to arrange drop off/delivery. Donations will be accepted up to the first week of January. Thanks!

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 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.

MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts

Middle School boys volleyball tryouts will be held November 30th through December 2nd before school. There will be a first cut after the November 30th tryout so boys who want to play must attend the first day of tryouts. If you have questions please contact Coach Call at

Counseling Announcements

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 the final “C”, Control.

Control: Children who realize they can control the outcomes of their decisions are more likely to realize that they have the ability to bounce back. Your child’s understanding that he or she can make a difference further promotes competence and confidence.

You can help to empower your child by:

  • Helping them understand that most of life’s events are not purely random, but happen as a result of another individual’s choices & actions
  • Showing them that discipline is about teaching, not punishing or controlling

For more strategies: The 7 Cs Model of Resilience

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!