Maeser Updates: 10 February 2023

In This Edition

2023-24 Enrollment Lottery, Second Semester Fees, Sweethearts Dance, XANADU, Math Girls Rock!, Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program, Lands’ End School Uniform Sale, Volunteer Help Needed (Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (HS Boys Soccer Tryouts, Spring Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (8th Grade CCRs, SQ3R), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (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

Saturday, February 11
Sweethearts Dance

February 16-18
Xanadu at Liahona Theater for the community

Monday, February 20
Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 21
3:30pm Math Girls Rock!

Wednesday, February 22
Second Semester Fees Due

Monday, February 27
HS Boys Soccer Tryouts

2023-24 Enrollment Lottery

We will be running our lottery this week!

If you entered your current student’s sibling(s) in the lottery for the 2023-24 school year, you should have received an email on Wednesday, February 8 with an offer. You will need to accept/decline the offer by Monday, February 13 and enroll your student (online form & deposit) by Wednesday, February 22. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar at

NOTE: If you have friends who also submitted applications for students that did not have priority status, they will be placed on the waitlist in the lottery. We will start sending offers to students on the waitlist on Wednesday, February 22 (as spots become available).

Second Semester Fees

If your student has a fee balance, you should have received an email this week (and a text, if you are signed up for them). If your student has a fee balance, it is for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Your student has one or more second semester classes with a fee: see the Maeser Fee ScheduleMaeser Fee Schedule
  • Your student lost a textbook from first semester (NOTE: these can still be returned to the teacher by Wed, Feb 22 to have the fee removed)
  • Your student was a new student at the semester (prorated enrollment fee minus deposit + Winterim for HS students): see the Maeser Fee ScheduleMaeser Fee Schedule
  • Your student has overdue fees

Fee balances are due on Wednesday, February 22. A late fee will be charged after that date.

If you would like to discuss a payment plan (except for extracurriculars), please contact our Finance Office before the fee deadline at All payment plans must be completed by the end of April.

Sweethearts Dance

Sweethearts will be held Saturday, February 11th in the Maeser gym. This dance is girls’ choice and dress is semi-formal. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Moser’s room the week of the dance (Feb 6-10). The cost is $10 for a stag ticket and $15 for a couple, and the price will go up at the door.


Tickets are now available for the Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy performance of Xanadu. Shows are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, with evening performances at 7 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a preview dress-rehearsal show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.

All shows will be at the Liahona Preparatory Academy Theater, 2464 West 450 South in Pleasant Grove.

Tickets are $10 each and seating is reserved, so buy early for the best selection. You can use the promo code PREVIEW to get $3 off all tickets for the Thursday night show. Using the promo code FAMILY, you can get $5 off any purchase of four or more tickets for any show. Buy your tickets online at this link:

Math Girls Rock!

The next meeting for Math Girls Rock! will be held on Tuesday, February 21st from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. This program is open to all Maeser girls in grades 7-12. If you have never attended before, you will need to fill out a permission slip and pre-survey. Please e-mail Mrs. Plott if you need a copy of the permission slip. As always, there will be snacks and prizes. Contact Mrs. Plott for more information.

Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program

Skiers and snowboarders or those who want to become skiers or snowboarders: TODAY (Friday, February 10) is the LAST DAY to sign up for Brighton Ski/Snowboard for family and friends of Maeser! Cost is $190 for 5 Friday nights (February 24-March 24) and includes a 2 hour group lesson and the lift pass for the rest of the night. Plan on being there at 4 pm because the classes leave at 4:15 sharp. This price doesn’t include rentals. Maeser students, family members, and faculty/staff and their families of all ages 8 and older are welcome. To sign up, go to:

This activity is a service provided by Brighton for the Maeser community; it is not sponsored by Maeser. If you have questions, email Laralee Ireland at

Lands’ End School Uniform Sale

Has your student hit a growth spurt this year? Shop online at February 9-24 and take 40% off school uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts) and 20% off everything else using CODE: PENCIL and PIN: 1356.

Volunteer Help Needed

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! This is TRULY a blessing for our team. The little things are often the BIG things! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: 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

HS Boys Soccer Tryouts

All boys (grades 9-12) interested in trying out for the high school soccer team are invited to tryouts on Monday, February 27th. Tryouts will run from 2:45-5:00pm on Monday. All athletes must have a UHSAA Physical and register on prior to tryouts. Questions can be directed to Coach Simmons (

Spring Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in spring activities/sports will be determined by 2nd and 3rd term grades. All students (middle and high school) must have earned a 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 the last day of term.

Sports Physicals

All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports this year (2022-23) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after March 10, 2022 are good until July 15, 2023. Any physicals completed before March 10, 2022 will not be accepted (per UHSAA policy) for this 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.

Counseling Announcements

8th Grade CCRs

It’s time to begin thinking about high school for your 8th grade student! All 8th grade students need to meet with Ms. Sorenson to discuss the classes they will be taking in 9th grade. This is called a College and Career Readiness Meeting (CCR). While parents are not required to attend, we encourage you to attend with your child. Meetings will begin on February 13 — make an appointment using this link to Ms. Sorenson’s calendar. Please work with your student while making an appointment so that you both know what time to arrive. And remember to add your student’s name to the appointment so Ms. Sorenson knows who she is meeting with.


SQ3R is a study method that I like to teach students. It helps students prepare for upcoming topics, knowing what questions to ask the teacher for clarification. It also helps students organize their notes and thoughts.

Survey: Look through the chapters, take note of the headings, the pictures and their captions, the words in bold and any end of section questions.

Question: Speaking of questions, write your own. What do you not understand? What is making you curious and you want to know more about it? Can you answer the end of chapter questions? Or the questions on the study guide if your teacher gave you one?

Read: Read the chapter if this is your first time with the information, or reread those sections you had a hard time with before. Read the study guide or the sections mentioned in the study guide.

Recite: Recite OUTLOUD anything you need to have memorized, like vocabulary words or definitions or even math equations. This helps your brain as it can now hear it which will help you with recall.

Review: Go back over your notes and past quizzes and tests. These are a good way to review or help you remember those things you had trouble with the first time through so that you can spend more time with them and less time with things you already know pretty well.

SQ3R: A good way to learn new information and a great way to help you review each day or at the end of each week so that when finals come around students are ready without having to try and cram everything into their head the night before (it doesn’t work, trust me on this one).

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!