Maeser Updates: 2 February 2024

In This Edition

Maeser Middle School Spelling Bee Winners, Lands’ End 20% Off Uniforms Sale, Volunteer Help Needed (Protein Powder and Blender Bottles for Weight Lifting Class, Gift Cards for Teachers, Lunch Volunteers, Teacher Appreciation Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Spring Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Schedule Changes, School Counseling Week, New & Exciting Changes, 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

TODAY: Friday, February 2
Required In-Person Advisory Friday
9am Advisory Classes
10am Talent Showcase

February 5-9
National School Counseling Week

Monday, February 19
President’s Day – NO SCHOOL

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
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.

Maeser Middle School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our middle school spelling bee winners!

1st place: Leo Tolk (8th grade)
2nd place: Nohealani Barlow (7th grade)
3rd place: Ishant Batra (8th grade)

Both Leo and Nohealani will participate in the regional spelling bee on Saturday, March 9. Congratulations, spellers!

Lands’ End 20% Off Uniforms Sale

Lands’ End is holding a 20% off school uniforms sale February 8-23. Shop online at and get 20% off school uniform items and more with Code: STUDY and PIN: 2699.

Volunteer Opportunities

Protein Powder and Blender Bottles for Weight Lifting Class

Our weight training class is hoping for your help again this 2nd semester! They need protein powder and blender bottles to help promote student wellness and recovery after their workouts. For more details and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Protein Powder and Blender Bottles for Weight Lifting Class. Thank you!

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

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

Spring Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in spring sports/activities 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 (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

Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes are completed. Counselors will no longer be accepting schedule change requests for Semester 2.

School Counseling Week

February 5-9 is National School Counseling Week! Please join us in thanking our amazing counseling team for all they do for our students.

New & Exciting Changes!

The counseling department has undergone some changes. Mrs. Chapman has taken a job in North Carolina. As a result, we have done some rearranging of the department.

*Ms. Sorenson will take over the counseling of the 10-12th grade students. She will be sending out an e-mail today to schedule CCRs for juniors, so be watching for that.

*Mrs. Ranger has taken some personal time. Ms. Sorenson will be counseling with her students for now.

*We have hired a new counselor, Mrs. Heather Lewis, to counsel the 7-9th grade students. She is awesome and we are so excited to have her as part of the Student Services team!

Hello! from Mrs. Lewis

Hello! My name is Heather Lewis but I prefer to be called Ms Heather.

I’ve been a licensed school counselor for 20+ years and I am very excited about my new role as the 7-9th grade counselor at Maeser Prep. I have lived all over the country and moved to Utah six years ago from South Carolina with my husband and 4 children.

When I’m not at Maeser, I’m an art therapist in Heber Valley. I enjoy hiking Guardsman Pass, creating art in my home studio and eating shrimp tacos.
Thanks for the warm welcome. Your students are very kind and polite.

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!