Maeser Updates: 17 November 2023

In This Edition

HS Boys Volleyball Takes State, Broadway Rocks TOMORROW, Enrollment for 2024-2025 (Re-Enrollment Due November 29, New Student Applications Now Open), New Applications for 2024-2025, Annual Service Auction, MS/Senior Girls Night, Volunteer Opportunities (Service Auction Donations Needed, Gift Cards for Teachers, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Teacher Appreciation Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts, Fall/Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Junior CCRs, Counseling Donations, Gratitude & Your Brain), 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
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 18
7pm Broadway Rocks in the Maeser gym (doors open at 6:30pm)
General Admission: FREE
Premium Seating: Bring a can of food or a pair of socks to donate

November 22-24
Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 29
4pm Re-Enrollment Due (online form + $50 deposit)

Thursday, November 30
Service Auction – Assembly Schedule

Friday, December 1
12-2pm Middle School/Senior Girl’s Night

Wednesday, December 13
7pm Maeser Dance/Music Winter Concert & Arts Night

December 13-14 & 15
MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts
6:30-7:50am December 13 & 14
7:00-8:50am December 15

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

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

HS Boys Volleyball Takes State!

CONGRATULATIONS to our STATE-CHAMPION HS Boys Volleyball Team! Last weekend was the final weekend of competition and our boys rose to the top, beating the Wasps of Wasatch HS in the semi-final and then defeating the Paradigm Patriots in five sets in an exciting championship match.

Broadway Rocks TOMORROW

Bring the family and come see our students perform in our annual Broadway Rocks show! Admission is FREE for general seating; bring a can of food or a pair of socks to donate for premium seating.

Doors open at 6:30pm 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.

Enrollment for 2024-2025

Re-Enrollment Due November 29

Re-enrollment is now open for the 2024-2025 school year!

Please remember that you must re-enroll each of your students who will be returning NEXT school year by Wednesday, November 29 at 4:00 PM.

If you miss this window, your student(s) will lose priority status for next year and will have to re-apply without current student priority status.

Re-enrollment is completed through your PowerSchool parent portal. Be sure to use a browser (not the app) and sign in using your parent PowerSchool account credentials (not your student’s account credentials). Pay the $50 re-enrollment deposit on RevTrak or to the front office.

If you need help with your PowerSchool parent login (make sure you’re not using your student’s PowerSchool login), please call the front office at 801-235-9000 or email If you have any other questions, please email

NOTE: If you have other children starting at Maeser next year, you need to submit an application for them (it will ask you if they have a current sibling here, which will give them priority status). Applications are on our website under Admissions.

New Student Applications Now Open

If you would like your current student’s sibling(s) to attend Maeser next year, you must submit an application by January 31, 2024 for each sibling here:

NOTE: Do not use this application to re-enroll current students for next year. Re-enrollment is done via your parent PowerSchool portal.

New student applications are completed in our Maeser Enrollment Portal (MAP)–the link above will take you there–which is a different system from your PowerSchool parent portal that is used to re-enroll your current student(s). If you have not used our MAP system before, please create an account. If you have used the system before and can’t remember your password, please click on “Forgot Password?”. If you can’t remember the email you used to set up your account, please email for help.

Tell your friends & neighbors that they can submit an application on our website, too! If they apply by January 31, 2024, their student(s) will be in the lottery.

Annual Service Auction

We will be on a special Assembly Schedule for our HS Student Council-sponsored Service Auction on Thursday, November 30. If you are interested in donating to the service auction, please fill out the form: Service Auction Donations

MS/Senior Girls Night

Our next activity will be held on Dec 2, from noon-2:00. We will be making 2024 vision boards. If you are interested in donating supplies, our wishlist is linked here. Donations can be dropped off at the front office.

Middle School Maeser Spelling Bee!

In January as part of the Middle School Intensive (MSI) experience, students in 7th and 8th grade will be participating in our school spelling bee. If you’d like to help your student prepare, you can read through the packet and begin practicing the words with them: 2024 Maeser School Spelling Bee List.

Volunteer Opportunities

Service Auction Donations Needed

The HS Student Council is seeking donations to help support its annual Service Auction on Thursday, November 30. If you are interested in donating to the service auction, please fill out the form: Service Auction Donations. Please email Ms. Moser at if you have any questions.

Gift Cards for Teachers

Thank you for your support this year. Your generosity with bringing in food and helping with various needs has been overwhelming. Thank you!

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. If you’re inclined please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up: Gift Cards for Teachers.

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

Thank you to those who have donated treats and goodies the past few months. We would like to resupply the faculty lounge with a variety of treats/drinks. The following link has an updated signupgenius that has a variety of items listed that are popular with the staff, but is not limited to those items only. If you can help, please visit the following link to sign up (can be used for volunteer hours!): Help Provide Teacher Treats. Thank you for your generosity!

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 Boys Volleyball

Tryouts will be December 13th and 14th from 6:30-7:50 am, and December 15th from 7:00-8:50 am. First cuts will be made December 13th and final cuts will be made and posted December 15th.

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

Junior CCRs

Parents of juniors: please check your email for the link to sign up for your Junior’s CCR appointment! Starting Monday, November 27th, we will begin the 11th grade CCRs. We will discuss graduation progress, PSAT results, plans for second semester and the senior year, college and career ideas, and address any concerns. We have up to one hour to meet. We welcome parents in the CCRs but if you would prefer, we can see your student without a parent present.

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

Gratitude & Your Brain

It’s November!! And that means thoughts turn to the things we are grateful for as we count down to Thanksgiving time.

Some things you may not know about Gratitude:

  1. It shields you from negativity. It’s true! You are less likely to see the negative in your experiences when you show gratitude for them.
  2. Gratitude makes you feel 25% happier.
  3. Gratitude rewires your brain. The more gratitude you show and express, the more your brain finds things to be grateful for.
  4. Being grateful helps to eliminate stress. The next time you feel stressed, stop, take a deep breath and find 5 things to be truly grateful for.
  5. Being grateful for things improves your sleep. Especially if you express that gratitude out loud to someone.
  6. Being grateful boosts self esteem and your performance, it doesn’t matter if it is on the sports court or a test or just doing homework or your chores, being grateful helps you do better.
  7. Gratitude improves relationships. Think about those people you hang out with, are you more likely to want to be with those people that show gratitude or those that are negative all the time. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Grateful people have better relationships.

Do you want to know how to make gratitude work for you in your life?

  1. Write a thank you note to someone.
  2. Keep a gratitude journal. Each day write 3 things you are grateful for that day. Try it for 30 days and don’t repeat anything that you have written before.
  3. Replace your negative thoughts and words with positive ones. This will alter and strengthen the frontal lobes in your brain and promote the motivational center of your brain to build resiliency. And you’ll find yourself being more grateful for things.
  4. Volunteer.
  5. Perform Random Acts of Kindness – that can be as simple as taking out your neighbor’s garbage cans on garbage day.
  6. Smile instead of frowning for 30 days. Notice the things that make you smile and be thankful for them. Post that on your social media.
  7. Hang out with positive people. Did you know that you are the most like the people you hang out with? If you want to be successful, smart, kind, happy, whatever, find and hang out with people that are those things.
  8. Make being grateful a habit. Find a time each day to say outloud the things you are grateful for. Don’t wait for the Thanksgiving dinner table to express gratitude.

Now, I do want to place a disclaimer here:

  1. I am not telling you that if you are depressed to just think happy thoughts and all will be unicorns and glitter. If you or your student are truly depressed, then come see me and let me help you find the help you need.
  2. The holidays can be really hard for someone that has experienced loss or another sad or traumatic event. Please be aware of those around you and try performing one of those random acts for them. And if you are the one that is experiencing the grief and sadness, that is ok too. But if it gets overwhelming for your student, have them, come see me.

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!