Maeser Updates: 25 August 2023

In This Edition

Lunch Options Next Week, Math Tutoring Lab, Constitution Day Essay Contest, Lands’ End Labor Day 20% Off Sale, Volunteer Opportunities (Mock Trial Attorney Coaches, Protein Powder for Weights Classes, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (MS Cross Country, HS & MS Ultimate Disk, Fall 23-24 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Senior CCRs, Sophomore CCRs, Counseling Donations), 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-Thurs
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

Monday, September 4
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Lunch Options Next Week

Tuesday – Gandalfo’s Sandwich $6
Wednesday – Pizza $2/slice
Thursday – Yummy’s Korean Barbecue – Fried Rice $5 – Use the link to pre-order for this day:

Microwaves are available in the lunchroom for students who bring lunch from home. Please note: we do NOT have refrigerator facilities for student use.

Math Tutoring Lab

The Math Tutoring Lab is open! If you need math help, come to room #302 before school from 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. or to room #223 after school from 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. This is open to all grades and all levels of math.

Constitution Day Essay Contest

Participate in Maeser’s inaugural Constitution Day Essay Contest! All Maeser students are invited to participate.

High school students: Submit a 750-word essay to Mr. Geary ( answering the following question:

“The Constitution of the United States has stood the test of time now for over 235 years and is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government. Explain what aspects of the Constitution have enabled this remarkable occurrence?”

Middle school students: Submit a 500-word essay to Mr. Geary ( answering the following question:

“The United States is a constitutional republic. What aspects of our Constitution are foundational to our being a republic?”

Submissions are due by Friday, September 8th, at 11:59pm. There will be one high school winner and one middle school winner. The winning students will each receive $50.

Lands’ End Labor Day 20% Off Sale

Lands’ End will be offering 20% off school uniforms during their Labor Day Sale! Shop online at August 31 through September 4 to get 20% off school uniform items with Code: PLAY and PIN: 4599.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mock Trial Attorney Coaches

Our High School and Middle School Mock Trial Teams are looking for Attorney Coaches! If you are looking for a way to support Maeser and are an attorney here in Utah, we would welcome your involvement in our Mock Trial program. We rely on our Attorney Coaches to help teach the finer points of the law, court procedure and student roles (attorney, witness, bailiff). We meet weekly on Fridays. Our state competition begins in February, 2024. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mr. Geary at:

Protein Powder for Weights Classes

In an effort to provide our students with a more complete weight training program, we would like to offer them Whey Protein drinks after each workout. This is, of course, just an option for the students in the weights classes.

For more details and to sign up to help, please visit our Sign-Up Genius: Protein Powder for Weights Classes. Thank you very much!

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

MS Cross Country

Monday-Thursday from 3:45-4:45pm. There are no tryouts, so if you want to be on the team come join us!

HS & MS Ultimate Disk

All students of all grades are invited to join Maeser’s Ultimate Disk program. Ultimate is a super fun co-ed sport that continues to grow year over year and Maeser’s program is going into its tenth year. Practices for fall season start at the end of August and will go to early November. The season includes weekly games and one or two tournaments. For more information, e-mail

Fall 23-24 Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in fall sports/activities will be determined by 4th 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 (2023-24) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after March 10, 2023 are good until July 15, 2024. 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

Counseling Announcements

Senior CCRs

Starting Monday, August 28, we will begin the 12th-grade CCRs. You can sign up using this link: Senior CCRs Calendar.

We will discuss graduation progress, plans for the second semester, college and career ideas, and important information regarding college week in October. We welcome parents in the CCRs. However, if you would prefer, we can just see your student. If you do not sign up by September 25th, we will meet with your senior and go over the material when we have time.

Sophomore CCRs

Starting September 6th, we will begin the 10th-grade CCRs. You can sign up using this link: Sophomore CCRs Calendar.

We will discuss graduation progress, plans for the second semester, junior year class requests, concurrent enrollment and AP class options, college and career ideas, and scholarships. We welcome parents in the CCRs. However, if you would prefer, we can just see your student. If you do not sign up by October 1st, we will meet with your sophomore and go over the material when we have time.

Counseling Donations

The Middle School Counseling team is in need of large bags of individual sized candy. You can use this towards your volunteer hours!

  • Kind: an assortment- chocolate, hard candy like jolly ranchers, tootsie pops or rolls, whatever comes in the assorted bags is fine. We would like some non-chocolate as well.
  • Amount: 4-5 bags/month

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!