Maeser Updates: 10 May 2024

In This Edition

Celebrating Academic Excellence: National Merit Scholarships, HS Musical: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Final Exam Schedule, Textbook Return/Replacement Fees, Class of 2024 Graduation Activities (Parent Help Needed: Senior Breakfast), NG Make-up, Toast: A Tribute to Bread – Benefit Concerts (plus Sponsorship Opportunity), Robotics Snacks, Summer School-Credit Recovery, Volunteer Help Needed (Parent Help Needed: Senior Breakfast, Gift Cards for Teachers, 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
7:30am-1:00pm Fri (Review Day)

**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, May 10
LAST Advisory Friday – last chance to make up NGs and failing grades before Finals!

May 10-17
AP exams

May 10-11
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

Thursday, May 16
Review Day
Senior Lagoon Day

May 17-22
Final Exams

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

Tuesday, May 21
5:30pm Senior Yearbook Night – SENIORS ONLY

Thursday, May 23
7:30am Senior Breakfast and Class of 2024 Cap & Gown Photo (seniors only)
8:00am Advisory (all non-senior students)
9:00-11:00am Awards Assembly (all students)
Last Day to Return Textbooks

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

June 3-21
Summer School Session 1

June 10-21
Summer School Session 2

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.

Celebrating Academic Excellence: National Merit Scholarships

It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the outstanding achievements of two of our own students, Mo Hua and J Stump, who have been selected as winners of prestigious national merit scholarships! Mo Hua has been awarded the National Merit Scholarship, and J Stump has been recognized with the Northrop Grumman Scholarship.

The 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships are the awards for which every Finalist is considered. Winners are named in every state, in numbers based on the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors. In addition, a number of recipients are chosen in the District of Columbia, schools in the U.S. commonwealths and territories, schools in other countries that enroll U.S. citizens, and U.S. boarding schools that enroll a sizable portion of students from outside the state in which the school is located. NMSC’s own funds support the majority of the National Merit $2500 Scholarships, but corporate sponsors help underwrite these awards with grants they provide in lieu of paying administrative fees.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) selects only the most exceptional students nationwide for this honor, and we are thrilled to have Mo and J represent our school as recipients.

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

Final Exam Schedule

Final Exams start next week! Please help your students finish the school year strong as they prepare for Finals in their core classes. REMEMBER: Friday, May 17 is a required Final Exam day. Please plan ahead so your student does not miss their Finals in 1st and 3rd periods.

The schedule for each day of Finals is 8:00am to 12:30pm, with exams from 8:00-10:00am and 10:30am-12:30pm. Students will have a 30-minute break between Finals (from 10:00-10:30am).

  • Friday, May 17: Periods 1 & 3
  • Monday, May 20: Periods 2 & 4
  • Tuesday, May 21: Periods 5 & 7
  • Wednesday, May 22: Periods 6 & 8

Textbook Return/Replacement Fees

Students will need to return textbooks to their teachers before or during finals (teachers will give them instructions). If they do not return a textbook, their account will be charged for a replacement. The final deadline to return books is Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 PM.

Class of 2024 Graduation Activities

Seniors and parents: mark your calendars for these important graduation activities!

Thursday, May 16: Graduates must complete final graduation clearance with Ms. Sorenson and pick up their caps & gowns by 3:30pm.
Tuesday, May 21: Senior Yearbook Night at 5:30pm at Maeser
Thursday, May 23: Senior breakfast and Class Cap & Gown photo at Maeser

  • 7:30am:
  • Senior Breakfast

  • 8:00am:
  • Cap & Gown Photo on the Maeser front steps (gentlemen should wear their oxford shirt and uniform tie under their gown and ladies should wear either their oxford with crosstie, or a nice blouse or dress)

  • 9:00-11:00am:
  • Awards Assembly

Friday, May 24: Graduation Rehearsal & Ceremony at Thanksgiving Point Show Barn

  • 9:00am: Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory for all graduates!)
  • 12:30pm: Graduates back at the Show Barn in caps & gowns to line up (east side of the barn)
  • 1:00pm: Graduation Ceremony — due to space limitations, each graduate may invite up to 10 guests to attend

Parent Help Needed: Senior Breakfast

On May 23rd at 7:30am we’ll be having our annual Senior Breakfast. If you are able to help, please drop off any food items either the day before or by 7:15am that morning. After breakfast, seniors will be taking their Cap and Gown Photo on the front steps of the school. The awards assembly follows after that. For details and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Class of 2024 Senior Breakfast. Thank you for your continued support!

NG Make-up

All NG make-up should be completed by Review Day, especially for seniors who will be participating in graduation activities. There will be service opportunities the week after school as teachers clean up their classrooms for summer. After this, NGs become NCs (essentially Fs) and coursework will need to be remediated.

Toast: A Tribute to Bread – Benefit Concerts

TOAST- The Ultimate Bread Experience will be holding benefits concert for the Maeser auditorium building fund on May 18 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm at the UVU Noorda Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now! More information on the concert can be found at the following link:

Sponsorship Opportunity

We are looking for sponsors to help cover our basic costs for the event. If you are interested, please contact Laura Ure 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:

Summer School-Credit Recovery

As we prepare for the upcoming summer, we wanted to share some important updates regarding summer school. Beginning this summer, we will be focusing solely on credit recovery (credit make-up) during our two sessions of Maeser summer school. This means that original credit (credit ahead) will not be offered.

If your student has failed a class, they are strongly encouraged to attend summer school to remain on track for graduation and avoid remediating credits at a later time.

The dates for Maeser summer school offered are as follows:

  • Summer School Session 1 ($225): Session 1 is three weeks long (June 3-21). If a student completes coursework by June 14, $75 will be refunded.
  • Summer School Session 2 ($150): Session 2 is two weeks long (June 10-21).

Each session runs for two weeks. Your student only needs to attend for as long as it takes them to make up the work and obtain a passing grade.

While we previously offered credit ahead, we’ve chosen to prioritize credit recovery to maintain the quality and integrity of our exceptional school-year education and to avoid extending the reach of our faculty beyond the school year.

If you are still interested in obtaining original credits to get ahead during the summer, please see your student’s counselor for external resources. These resources can provide an official transcript of credit once the course is completed. Please note that associated costs are your responsibility and will not be reimbursed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Help Needed: Senior Breakfast

On May 23rd at 7:30am we’ll be having our annual Senior Breakfast. If you are able to help, please drop off any food items either the day before or by 7:15am that morning. After breakfast, seniors will be taking their Cap and Gown Photo on the front steps of the school. The awards assembly follows after that. For details and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Class of 2024 Senior Breakfast. Thank you for your continued support!

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.

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 May 1, Maeser’s Class of 2024 has been offered a total of $1,777,108 in scholarships. Congratulations, seniors!

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!