Maeser Updates: 22 March 2024

In This Edition

Spirit Bowl, Dancing With The Teachers, 24-25 Student Council Elections, Time-Sensitive Graduation Information for the Class of 2024 (Caps & Gowns, Graduation Clearance), 2024-2025 Academic Calendar, 2024-25 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan: Public Comment Period Open, Toast: A Tribute to Bread – Benefit Concert Sponsorship, Senior Capstone Project: Helping Children in Foster Care, UVU Brain Fair, Volunteer Help Needed (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 (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

Friday, March 22
Last Day of Quarter 3

Wednesday, March 27
Deadline to sign up for Dancing With The Teachers

Friday, March 29
Required On-Campus Advisory Friday

April 1-5
Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 10
Utah Aspire Plus – Freshmen & Sophomores ONLY on campus
NO SCHOOL for students in grades 7, 8, 11, 12

Monday, April 15
24-25 Student Council interest meeting in room 146 during lunch

April 15-May 2
RISE Testing in 7th & 8th Grade Classes

Friday, April 19
12pm Dancing With The Teachers

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.

Spirit Bowl

Spirit Bowl is TODAY, Friday, March 22, from 12:15-2:30pm. Students are expected to stay after the Spirit Bowl to help take down hallway decorations.

Dancing With The Teachers

Dancing With the Teachers is a fun opportunity for students to perform with their friends and teachers, unwind, have fun, and get to know their favorite teachers better! Anyone can participate! Just find a teacher and a group of friends and pick a song. Please sign up with Ms MacDuff by Wednesday, March 27, and songs should be between 2:30 and 3 minutes long. Dancing with the Teachers will be on Friday, April 19, from 12 – 1 after advisory.

24-25 Student Council Elections

All students interested in running for the 2024-2025 Student Council should plan to attend the information meeting on April 15th, during lunch in room 146.

Time-Sensitive Graduation Information for the Class of 2024

Caps & Gowns

Is your student a senior? Have they ordered their cap and gown? Time is running out! If you haven’t ordered yet, go to www.jostens.comto order in time to receive the cap and gown before graduation. Deadline to order without rush fees is April 10.

Graduation Clearance

If your student has an NG in any class, even past terms and years, they need to make it up before April 15 in order for Ms. Sorenson to clear them for graduation.

Is your senior missing credit, whether from an F grade or a class they are taking online? These need to be made up by April 15 as well or they will not be cleared for graduation.

2024-2025 Academic Calendar

Our 2024-2025 school calendar has been approved and is posted on our website under the Parents drop-down menu. Please be aware that Orientation day for all incoming and new students is Friday, August 9. School starts for everyone on Monday, August 12 and our last day of school (graduation) will be May 23, 2025.

We realize this start date is early! By aligning our calendar closely with the Alpine School District, families with students at Maeser and at district schools are better able to coordinate their schedules.

2024-25 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan: Public Comment Period Open

The 2024-25 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan is now available for review and public comment. This document details any and all fees that can be charged to students next school year. If you would like to share any feedback with the board before their final approval of the 2024-25 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan on April 9, you may either:

  • Email before Tuesday, April 2, OR
  • Request to speak during the public comment period of the March 12 or April 9 board meetings. These meetings are held online. Please contact if you would like instructions for joining the meeting.

Toast: A Tribute to Bread – Benefit Concert Sponsorship

TOAST- The Ultimate Bread Experience will be holding a benefit concert for the Maeser auditorium building fund on May 18 at the UVU Noorda Center for the Performing Arts. We are looking for sponsors to help cover our basic costs for the event. If you are interested, please contact Laura Ure at

Tickets go on sale today, March 15th. More information on the concert can be found at the following link:

Senior Capstone Project: Helping Children in Foster Care

Jadon, a senior at Maeser Prep, needs your help gathering items for children in foster care. He is collecting diapers, hygiene items, gently used clothes, and packing bags to give to children in the foster care system. He would be very grateful for any support you can lend. Here is his personal message:

“I am doing this project because I have been through the foster care system, having been in it I know that at times you don’t have the necessary items that you need to live happily and cleanly. I am doing this project to help kids that are in a similar situation that I have once been in.”

Donations are being accepted at the school from March 18th-22nd. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Help gather needed items for kids in foster care.

UVU Brain Fair

Maeser students and parents:
You are invited to attend UVU’s annual brain fair on Saturday, April 6th from 10am-12pm at Utah Valley University in the Liberal Arts (LA) building hallway.

The fair will provide an opportunity for students of all ages to learn about the brain, neurons, and our senses through various activity stations set up by UVU undergraduate students under psychology faculty mentorship. This is a great opportunity for parents to engage their students in science education and expand their knowledge about the human brain.

For more information: UVU Brain Fair.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 Quarter 3 sports/activities will be determined by 2nd 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

Counseling Donations

The 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 Needed: 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!