Maeser Updates: 26 April 2024

In This Edition

Prom, Girls’ Night Middle School/Senior Mentoring Activity, HS Musical: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Robotics Snacks, RISE Testing Continues April 29-May 2, Toast: A Tribute to Bread – Benefit Concert Sponsorship, Volunteer Help Needed (Teacher Appreciation Week, Girls’ Night Activity, 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 for 2024-25), Counseling Announcements (Seniors: Report Your Scholarships!, 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

April 29-May 2
RISE Testing in 7th & 8th Grade Classes

Saturday, April 27
8-11pm Prom

Thursday, May 2
Student Council Elections

Friday, May 3
12-2pm Girls’ Night (Middle School/Senior Mentoring Activity)

May 6-17
AP exams

May 8-11
7:30pm HS Musical: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in the Maeser gym – matinee performance on May 10th @ 12:30pm

Wednesday, May 15
Last Lecture Assembly

May 17-22
Final Exams

Tuesday, May 18
3:30pm and 7:30pm Benefit Concert with Toast: A Tribute to Bread @ the UVU Noorda Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, May 23
Class of 2024 Cap & Gown Photo and Senior Breakfast (seniors)
Advisory & Awards Day Assembly (all students)
Last Day to Return Textbooks

Friday, May 24
9am Graduation Rehearsal
1pm Graduation Ceremony

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.

Maeser Activities Calendar

Looking for our calendar for games, dances, and other school activities? Our Activities Calendar is also posted on our website under the Parents drop-down menu.

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.


Prom will be held at the Historic Provo Courthouse tomorrow, Saturday, April 27th from 8-11 pm. Tickets went on sale Monday, April 22nd, in room 146. Tickets are $40 per couple and $25 stag. Students can pay with cash or card, not Venmo.

Girls’ Night Middle School/Senior Mentoring Activity

Our final activity of the year will be held from 12:00-2:00 on Friday, May 3rd.

Parent Help Needed!

Help our girls out with supplies for their Girls’ Night Activity! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Girls’ Night Activity. Supplies may be dropped off at the front office with a note indicating the items are intended for the Girl’s Night activity.

HS Musical: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Maeser Preparatory Academy Presents
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
When: May 8-11th at 7:30pm and May 10th @ 12:30pm
Where: Maeser Preparatory Academy
Cost: $12 Adults $8 Students and Seniors
Tickets can purchased online at

Robotics Snacks

The robotics team is again selling snacks to fundraise for next season. They are near or slightly past their best by date, but have all been quality tested by the team, and none of them got sick! They are offering a great price on:

Craisins (strawberry, orange, and cherry flavored) $0.25 each
Hi-Chews (dragonfruit, kiwi, pina colada, etc) $2.00 for a bag of 10 (bulk pricing available)
Planter’s individual snack packs – $0.25 each
Nature’s Bakery Fig (Apple, Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry, Original): $0.25 each
Strawberry Crumble: $0.25

Questions? Please reach out to Mark Summers:

RISE Testing in 7th-8th Grades Continues April 29-May 2

Middle school students will take their RISE tests in class April 15-May 2.

Please make every effort to avoid scheduling appointments during state testing, to avoid interruptions and distractions during testing.

We appreciate your help in creating a focused and productive testing environment for our students!

Make-up Testing & Parental Exclusions

Missing a test day does not excuse a student from state testing. We will be pulling students out of class in April and May for make-up testing. Please make every effort to have your student here on their scheduled testing dates so they can avoid missing class in the last critical weeks of school.

While we hope you will allow your middle school student to participate in RISE – both to receive feedback on areas your student can improve in preparation for the ACT and to help our school improve instruction – we will always respect a parent’s desire to exclude their student from state testing. Though you can submit a Parental Exclusion Form at any point, submitting the form to the school at least 24 hours prior to the test date helps us ensure that your student does not access the test and is not scheduled to be pulled out of class for make-up testing.

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 are on sale now! More information on the concert can be found at the following link:

Volunteer Opportunities

Teacher Appreciation Week: April 29-May 3

Parents: We are so grateful for the countless hours and ways you have supported our school and teachers this school year! Next week, April 29th – May 3rd, is Teacher Appreciation Week. The National Honor Society is sponsoring various activities to celebrate the teachers, but we need your help to make the teacher lunches sparkle!

Will you take a moment to look over the needs for upcoming lunches and help out in whatever way you can?

Monday, April 29:
Tuesday, April 30:
Friday, May 3:

Please drop off the food to the front office by 11am on the day you’ve signed up to help. Thank you!

Girls’ Night Activity

Help our girls out with supplies for their Girls’ Night Activity! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Girls’ Night Activity. Supplies may be dropped off at the front office with a note indicating the items are intended for the Girl’s Night activity.

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 4th term sports/activities will be determined by 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 for 2024-25

All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports next year (2024-25) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after March 10, 2024 are good until July 15, 2025. 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

Seniors: Report Your Scholarships!

Please remind your senior to report any and all scholarship amounts they have been offered to Ms. Sorenson. They should report these amounts even if they do not plan on accepting the scholarship.

As of April 18, Maeser’s Class of 2024 has been offered a total of $605,913 in scholarships. Congratulations to them!

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!