Maeser Updates: 29 September 2023

In This Edition

National Honor Society Car Wash, Middle School Activity, Math Teams, Special Presentations for Students & Parents: The Dangers of Vaping and Marijuana Use, Annual & Class Fees Due October 4, Yearbook Sale, Maeser Literature Society, Robotics Preseason Kickoff Meeting, 11th Grade PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 18, Volunteer Opportunities (Vision Screening Volunteers, Gift Cards for Teachers, Mock Trial Attorney Coaches, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Teacher Appreciation Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Fall/Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Senior & Sophomore CCRs, ASVAB for Sophomores & Seniors, Counseling Donations, Building Resilience:Competence), 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 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
8:00am Maeser Literature Society in room 146
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

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
No pre-order is required for pizza.

Thursday Yummy’s Korean Barbecue – $6
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.

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.

Math Teams

The Middle School Math team meets on Tuesdays, during lunch in Mrs. Plott’s room. The High School Math team meets on Wednesdays. If you haven’t turned in your permission slip, but still want to join, send an e-mail to Mrs. Plott (

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

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!

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.

Maeser Literature Society

The Maeser Literature Society is meeting October 6 at 8 AM in Mrs Frampton’s room, room 146. Please bring your favorite book. We will be sharing our favorite books, getting good book suggestions, eating snacks and having a great time. Please come!

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

Vision Screening Volunteers

We would love to have parent volunteers to assist in vision screening students. No previous training is required. The screening will take place in the Maeser Library. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Vision Screening Volunteers.

Gift Cards for Teachers

At this time, we are asking for gift cards to give to teachers when they want to purchase items (including food) for various class activities, and for the administration to give to teachers for a pat on the back and a token of appreciation. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Gift Cards for Teachers.

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/Winter (Q2 & Winterim) Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in fall sports/activities that go into the 2nd term and winter sports/activities will be determined by 1st 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: Competence

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. We’re taking the next 7 weeks to give you some tips to help your students with resilience.

This week let’s focus on Competence. The following comes from

“Youth need to possess real skill sets to be able to navigate the world. Those include communication skills, self-advocacy skills, peer negotiation skills, and academic skills to name a few. Young people also need to be able to make wise decisions if they are going to make the kind of choices that will contribute to, versus undermine, their health and well-being.

Adults can teach and model effective competencies. We can listen to them as they work through solutions to problems. Support their ability to manage school and peers. Talk with them instead of at them. On the other hand, we undermine competence by telling our children what to do, or by talking to them in a way that shuts down their ability to come up with their own solutions. In other words, lectures backfire! Similarly, saying ‘Let me do that for you,’ says, ‘I don’t think you are capable of doing it yourself.’”

So this week let’s help our teens understand that they are competent and work through hard things.

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!