Maeser Updates: 22 September 2023

In This Edition

Homecoming Events (Homecoming Farmers Market, Homecoming Dance), School Picture Day, Math Teams, National Honor Society Car Wash, Middle School Activity, Special Presentations for Students & Parents: The Dangers of Vaping and Marijuana Use, Yearbook Sale, Annual & Class Fees Due October 4, Robotics Preseason Kickoff Meeting, 11th Grade PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 18, Volunteer Opportunities (Maeser Fundraising: Help Needed, Mock Trial Attorney Coaches, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Teacher Appreciation Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Fall 23-24 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Senior & Sophomore CCRs, ASVAB for Sophomores & Seniors, Counseling Donations, Building Resilience), 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

Friday, September 22
12:30pm Homecoming Farmers Market

Saturday, September 23
8-11pm Homecoming Dance

Monday, September 25
School Picture Day – FULL DRESS REQUIRED

Wednesday, September 27
Math Team Info Meeting (during lunch)

Friday, September 29
12pm NHS-Sponsored Car Wash in the north parking lot
12:15-2:30pm Middle School Activity

Tuesday, October 3
11am Substance Abuse Prevention Assembly — Assembly Schedule
6:15pm Substance Abuse Prevention Presentation for Parents in the Maeser gym

Wednesday, October 4
Annual & Class Fees Due

Friday, October 6
12:30-2:30pm Robotics Preseason Kickoff Meeting

Friday, October 13
Last Day of Q1

Monday, October 16
School Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, October 18
PSAT Day: Juniors only
ASVAB for sophomores & seniors who sign up in advance
NO SCHOOL for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

Thursday-Friday, October 19-20

Lunch Options This Week

On days that the school uses the preorder forms, please let your child know they will have 10 minutes to get their lunch and after 10 minutes we will start selling the extras to students who did not preorder.

Tuesday: Gandalfo’s – Sandwich & Chips $6
Use the link to pre-order for this day. The link will close at 12pm on Monday.
Gandolfo’s Sandwich Pre-Orders

Wednesday: Pizza – $2/slice

Thursday Yummy’s Korean Barbecue – please check the Google form below for the menu and price for this week!
Use the link to pre-order for this day. The link will close at 12pm on Wednesday.
Yummy’s Korean Barbecue Pre-Orders

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

Homecoming Events

TODAY: Homecoming Farmers Market

Maeser is excited to be hosting the first ever Homecoming Farmers Market TODAY — Friday, September 22 at 12:30pm. Come enjoy food trucks, baked goods, homemade goods, and more!

Saturday: Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming dance will be held September 23rd at The Ivory in Provo. Tickets are $25 per couple, and will be sold in Moser’s room the week leading up to the dance. The theme is “A Night of Mystery Masquerade Ball,” and dressing accordingly is encouraged!

School Picture Day

School Picture Day is Monday, September 25 — Jostens will be on campus taking photos for the yearbook, student ID cards, and school photo packages. Please remind your students to wear their Full Dress Uniforms (required for school pictures) and bring their best smile! Want to order a photo package? Click here for details about how to preview, personalize, and order digital downloads and prints shipped directly to your home: 2023 Fall School Picture Day Flyer.

Math Teams

The middle school and high school math teams are starting up again! There will be an information meeting on Wednesday, September 27th, during lunch, in Mrs. Plott’s room. Students from any grade and any level of math can join the math team. If you miss the meeting, e-mail Mrs. Plott ( to get a permission slip.

National Honor Society Car Wash

The National Honor Society is hosting a car wash on Friday, September 29! Right after Advisory Friday, you can drive your car to the North exit of the parking lot to get your car washed. It will cost $5, and the proceeds will be donated to Family Humanitarians. Cash and credit card will be accepted.

Middle School Activity

September’s middle school activity will be held on Friday, September 29th from 12:15-2:30pm. We will be traveling on a bus to Canyon View Park in Provo Canyon for a picnic and games. Students will need to bring their lunch. There is no fee for this activity.

Special Presentations for Students & Parents: The Dangers of Vaping and Marijuana Use

On Tuesday, October 3rd at 11am we will have an assembly for students on Substance Abuse Prevention. During the assembly, Laura Stack, an engaging and nationally acclaimed educator and speaker on substance abuse will address us. You can read more info by visiting the website This will be an incredibly educational and memorable experience. The assembly is from 11am to 12pm and will be directed toward our students. To ensure we have enough seating, please rsvp if you would like to attend the student assembly.

That same evening, starting at 6:15pm in the Maeser gymnasium, Laura will share another presentation, this time directed toward parents and those 18 years of age or older. Following the parent presentation we will share resources you can use to help further your own and others’ education on substance abuse prevention. This parent presentation is open to the Maeser community and residents of Lindon City.

If you have any questions, please email Ted Gilbert at or JoAnna Larsen at

Yearbook Sale

Get your yearbooks early! If you order during the fall, it only costs $55 per copy. Go to and search for Karl G. Maeser in their Yearbook section (or follow this link) and put in your order today.

Annual & Class Fees Due Wednesday, October 4

All annual fees and class fees (first semester & full year classes) are due on Wednesday, October 4. Balances after the due date will be charged a late fee (up to $15). Second semester class fees will be charged in February.

Some of you have already paid your student’s annual fees (Student Fee, Winterim & Graduation)–thank you! Now that schedules have settled down, we have also charged class fees. (Not all classes have associated fees, but some do.) You can see our fee schedule here: 23-24 Fee Schedule

If you would like to set up a payment plan for annual fees and class fees (except AP exams), please email BEFORE Wednesday, October 4. PLEASE NOTE: We do not set up payment plans for extracurricular sports and activities — these fees must be paid before your student can participate.

If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, please email for an application BEFORE Wednesday, October 4.

If you have any questions, please email We are happy to help!

Robotics Preseason Kickoff Meeting

Robotics season is almost here! We will be holding our preseason kickoff meeting on Friday, October 6th from 12:30-2:30pm in room 223. We will be talking with new students interested in Robotics and their parents about what is involved, and what commitment levels will be. We’ll also be discussing meeting times, and revealing the rules for a preseason event that will be held in December. Please come if you might be interested. Refreshments will be provided.

11th Grade PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 18

On Wednesday, October 18, all Maeser Juniors will be given the opportunity to take the PSAT — a pre-SAT test offered by the College Board. This is a free opportunity for our Juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

In order to create a safe and focused testing environment for our Juniors, we have set aside this day for PSAT testing only. There will be NO SCHOOL on October 18 for students who are not in 11th grade. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on that day, as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus.

If your sophomore or senior has signed up to take the ASVAB that day, they should report directly to the testing location given to them by the counselors.

More detailed information about PSAT day will be sent to Juniors and their parents as we get closer to the day of the test.

We encourage all Juniors to take the PSAT on October 18, both as a free opportunity to practice before taking the ACT and as an opportunity to enter a large scholarship competition. However, parents who prefer not to send their students to campus for testing can choose to opt their students out of this test by submitting a signed Parental Exclusion Form by NO LATER THAN Monday, October 16 (to give us time to excuse your student’s absence and adjust our testing room assignments). These students will be provided with information about how they can enter the National Merit Scholarship competition without taking the PSAT.

Volunteer Opportunities

Maeser Fundraising: Help Needed!

Hello Maeser Parents! Please help us out by taking a few minutes to fill out this Google form: Fundraising Committee Superstars & Supporting Maeser Community Businesses. We’re wondering if you’d like to get involved in fundraising efforts, and if you can help us gather a list of Maeser-alum run/owned businesses, and businesses we can partner with in various capacities. Thank you!

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:

Lunch Volunteers Needed!

Do you need to get your volunteer hours? We need help selling and serving lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:15-12:00pm. To sign up to help please email Jared Norris at

Teacher Appreciation Donations

We would like to have a variety of treats/drinks available for teachers in the faculty room. We would also like to celebrate teacher birthdays each month. If you can help, please visit the following links to sign up (can be used for volunteer hours!):
Help Us Celebrate Our Teachers’ Birthdays
Help Provide Teacher Treats

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

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 & Sophomore CCRs

CCRs for 10th and 12th grade are in progress. Sign up via the link included here:

12th grade:
10th grade:

Parents of Seniors: Ms. Chapman will start holding CCRs with seniors who are not signed up online next week in order to finish CCRs before College Application Day on October 9th. If you want to attend with your student, please sign up!

ASVAB for Sophomores & Seniors

Students and parents should have received an email and a link so your sophomore or senior can take the ASVAB on Wednesday, October 18th at 9am. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Chapman or Ms. Granger. Remember, we only have room for 100 students total. First signed up, first served.

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

Building Resilience

This week’s counseling tip is from Ms. Sorenson from our Counseling Department.

There has been a lot of talk lately about students and resilience. In the book Building Resilience in Children and Teens, 7 C’s of Resilience are discussed. I would like to take the next 7 weeks and give some tips to help your students with resilience.

Let’s start with Connection. Does your student feel that they have a connection with peers, teachers, family? Students that feel connected to something usually do better in school and are more likely to meet their goals in life.

Here are some ways to help your student feel more connected.

  1. Talk (and Listen) to Them.
  2. Take an Interest in their Interests.
  3. Invite Them Into Your World.
  4. Find a New Hobby.
  5. Guilt is Not a Weapon.
  6. There’s a Time For Friendship and a Time For Parenting.
  7. Don’t Get Discouraged.
  8. Encourage them to participate in school activities, Tuesday lunch with the counselor (this year it’s chips and salsa), try out for a sport or play or some other activity.
  9. Ask about their day- try asking what was their favorite activity or lesson that day. They are more likely to give you a longer answer than if you ask how their day went.
  10. Make sure your student has time to rest and rejuvenate after a long day of studies. Being well rested helps when it is time to interact with others again.

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!