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2022

  • January

    Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 21, 2022

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  • Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 14, 2022

    Happy Friday, Lancers!
     
    This week's prayer is shared by Virkine Weitman, Salpointe Parent Association member:
    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us.
     
    PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
     
    Parent and Student Directories are again accessible on myPointe. 
    Please remember that these directories are for private use only. Do not use personal contact information for solicitations or mass communication. Thank you!
     
    COVID-19 Vaccine Questions
    It’s understandable that many parents have questions about getting their children vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s why the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has produced a video with experts addressing these questions. 
    Available at azhealth.gov/TownHalls in English, and in English with Spanish subtitles, the 30-minute video features:
    • Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th U.S. Surgeon General and Special Adviser to Governor Doug Ducey on public health emergency preparedness;
    • Jessica Rigler, ADHS Assistant Director for Public Health Preparedness; and
    • Dr. Sean P. Elliott, a Tucson Medical Center physician specializing in pediatric infectious diseases.
    QB Parking Lot
    Attention all students, faculty and staff that park in the QB Club parking lot: On Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 22nd, Salpointe will be hosting the Diego Gadea Wrestling Tournament. Because this event is held during the school day, the QB Club lot will be closed and used exclusively for the tournament. Please plan to use alternative parking on those days. Thank you. 
     
    Senior Yearbook Tributes
    Celebrate your senior's graduation with a full-color personalized tribute in the 2021-2022 Horizons Yearbook. One-quarter, one-half or full page Senior Tributes are available for purchase. Prices are $125-$250, depending on size. The deadline for submission is Sunday, February 6, 2022. Please click HERE for more information and to place your order. 
     
    Substitute Teachers Needed
    Salpointe Catholic High School is currently accepting applications for Substitute Teachers. If you have a current Teaching Certificate, Substitute, Secondary or Elementary School, please contact our Human Resources Director, Lee Mathias at lmathias@salpointe.org or
    520-547-5888.
     
    Therapy Dogs on Campus
    Lola the therapy dog will be back on campus on Friday, January 28 during both lunches outside at the counselors' table. Please stop by and say hello!
     
    If you have any questions about the therapy dogs, please contact Mrs. Markle in the Counseling Department.
     
    Student Services  
     
    AP (Advanced Placement) Exam Payment
    In order to take the AP Exam(s) in May, there is a College Board fee of $96 (per exam).  

    Salpointe uses Total Registration to collect AP testing fees. Please use the link (Total Registration) to make payments. Parents/Guardians, make sure to have your student with you since they will need to complete registration information about his/her AP subjects, teachers and class periods.

    The deadline for making payments without incurring a late fee is
    Friday, March 25.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Hayes (phayes@salpointe.org / 520-547-4332).
     
    Great Service Opportunity!
    Casa Alitas has partnered with Salpointe Catholic High School to offer service opportunities for students.
     
    Activities include: Welcoming migrants and distributing masks, water, soup and fruit; escorting to assigned rooms; helping to organize, sort and select clothing and toiletries; preparing and serving meals; folding and doing laundry, along with general tidying and sanitizing. There may also be the possibility of teaching English or Art classes, as allowed by pandemic protocols. The work goes a long way in supporting these displaced families as they journey to sponsor families.
     
    The link below gives access to the Volunteer Orientation PowerPoint.
     
    View the presentation and contact the email below to get involved! volunteers@casaalitas.org
     
    Change in Campus Ministry
    Phil Becker, Salpointe Theology teacher and former Director of Campus Ministry, has assumed the role of Director of Campus Ministry for the rest of this semester. Thank you Phil, we are so grateful!
     
    Carmelite Spirituality
    Salpointe offers morning Mass at 7:35 am each Tuesday and Thursday at the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The chapel is located next to the library, across from Foundation Hall. Everyone is welcome: students, parents, faculty, staff and guests.
     
    Character Counts
    Our first Character Commentaries of the new year started this week.  On Wednesday, Stella presented a different perspective on New Year resolutions. The lesson was to use the same will-power and commitment people often have for losing weight to work on aspects of integrity and good character (New Year Resolution). On Thursday, Omar continued the resolution theme, listing stats of time spent on basic life activities, suggesting to make the commitment of more quality time with loved ones (Spending Quality Time). Follow the links to read the full commentaries!
     
    After School Tutoring
    After school tutoring is in Foundation Hall every day Monday through Thursday beginning Tuesday, January 18. Anyone needing help in Math, Science, English, Spanish or Theology is welcome to attend.

    No appointment necessary.  Enter Foundation Hall through doors next to the Campus Spirit Store.

    3:10 dismissal Days → Tutoring time 3:20-4:45
    2:30 dismissal Days → Tutoring time 2:40-4:05

    Weekly Schedule:
    Monday 
    English, Earth Science, Environmental Biology, Spanish, Math
    Tuesday 
    English, Physics, Math
    Wednesday 
    English, Biology, Math
    Thursday 
    English, Chemistry, Math, Theology

    If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Welchert
     
    College Counseling
    Freshmen & Sophomores: Are you interested in understanding the college application process, including timeline, how to prepare and how to pay for college? Mrs. McCall is hosting the annual College Planning for Freshmen & Sophomores and Parents Workshop on Saturday, February 5 at 3 pm in Foundation Hall. Click on the link to register.

    Juniors: The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program seeks to assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarship is for current Juniors who plan to enter college after graduation and demonstrate financial need. The application deadline is March 15, 2022.

    The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program is an intense summer academic program through ASU, designed to provide a university experience for students who are mature and motivated, and interested in careers requiring math, science, or engineering. Program applications are due February 20, 2022.
     
    Seniors: The Arizona Community Foundation is Arizona’s largest independent provider of college scholarships. Thanks to generous donors, millions of dollars are awarded annually to help students achieve their educational goals. The online system contains more than 150 scholarship opportunities. Students complete one application and are matched with available scholarships, based upon their eligibility requirements. The application opens annually in January, with most awards given by May of each year.

    Athletics

    Attention all senior student-athletes who have committed to playing their sport in college next year: On Wednesday, February 2 at 3 pm in the Corcoran Theater there will be an Athletic Commitment Celebration to recognize this achievement. Please stop by the Athletic Office in room 307 to pick up an invitation.
     
    Attention all student-athletes who intend to play a spring sport: Spring sports officially begin on Monday, February 7. Students will not be allowed to participate unless a physical packet is uploaded to the website Register My Athlete. All information regarding the physical packet can be found on the Salpointe website under Athletics.
     
    Financial Aid
     
    Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) 22/23 School year - The FAIR application for the 22/23 school year is now open. Please be sure to apply at www.fairapp.com using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. The deadline to apply for the 22/23 school year is January 15. Please note: a new application must be submitted each school year. Although applications are submitted through FAIR, all funds come from Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).

    Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO)
    CTSO also accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students through their referral program. In order for your student to receive CTSO Referral Funds, you must create a profile at https://referral.ctso-tucson.org/login and obtain an "RP #." Once you have your RP #, you can then provide it to potential donors. Donors must provide your RP # and school name to CTSO when donating. For families already registered, please be sure to submit new information and/or appropriate documents to CTSO each school year.
     
    Institute for Better Education (IBE)
    IBE not only offers financial need-based awards, they also accept Arizona tax credit recommendations for Salpointe students. Please apply at ibescholarships.orgA new application must be completed each school year.
     
    Arizona Tuition Connection (ATC)
    ATC accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students. ATC also provides financial need-based awards throughout the school year. Please apply at www.arizonatuitionconnection.comA new application must be completed each school year.
     
    Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - Please visit the ALF website at arizonaleader.org to review eligibility requirements. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Theresa Lehrling at accountmgmt@salpointe.org for details on how to apply.  A new application must be completed each school year.
     
    If you have questions regarding Financial Aid or would like more information, please email Salpointe's Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at accountmgmt@salpointe.org.

    Spirit Store

    The Spirit Store is extending their Annual Clearance Sale to make room for Spring items! Help make way for spring Lancer gear and get some great deals on outerwear and last-of-their-kind items! The sale will run all of January! Spirit Store is open a half hour before and after school. Closed on all school holidays. 
     
    Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore. 
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  • Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 7, 2022

    Happy Friday, Lancers!
     
    This week's prayer is shared by Audrey Campbell '85, Salpointe Parent Association member:
    The light of God surrounds us. The love of God enfolds us. The power of God protects us. The presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God is and so it is. Amen. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us.
     
    PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
     
    Parent and Student Directories are again accessible on myPointe. 
    Please remember that these directories are for private use only. Do not use personal contact information for solicitations or mass communication. Thank you!
     
    COVID-19 Vaccine Questions
    It’s understandable that many parents have questions about getting their children vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s why the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has produced a video with experts addressing these questions. 
    Available at azhealth.gov/TownHalls in English, and in English with Spanish subtitles, the 30-minute video features:
    • Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th U.S. Surgeon General and Special Adviser to Governor Doug Ducey on public health emergency preparedness;
    • Jessica Rigler, ADHS Assistant Director for Public Health Preparedness; and
    • Dr. Sean P. Elliott, a Tucson Medical Center physician specializing in pediatric infectious diseases.
    Senior Yearbook Tributes
    Celebrate your senior's graduation with a full-color personalized tribute in the 2021-2022 Horizons Yearbook. One-quarter, one-half or full page Senior Tributes are available for purchase. Prices are $125-$250, depending on size. The deadline for submission is Sunday, February 6, 2022. Please click HERE for more information and to place your order. 
     
    Therapy Dogs on Campus
    Lola the therapy dog will be back on campus on Friday, January 14 and Friday, January 28 during both lunches outside at the counselors' table. Please stop by and say hello!
     
    If you have any questions about the therapy dogs, please contact Mrs. Markle in the Counseling Department.
     
    Student Services  
     
    Carmelite Spirituality
    On Sunday, January 9 from 5-6:30 pm in Foundation Hall, Fr. Manu will be hosting a listening session for college-age alumni and their friends.  These sessions are designed as a safe space to open your hearts and minds in an effort to understand people’s journeys within the Catholic Church. The Church wants to hear your experiences, your joys, your frustrations and your advice. If you know a college-age alum who might be interested, please share this information and have them RSVP by today, January 7. For more information, visit www.synodtucson.org or email Fr. Manu Franco-Gomez, O.Carm. at efrancogomez@salpointe.org.
     
    After School Tutoring
    After school tutoring is in Foundation Hall every day Monday through Thursday beginning Tuesday, January 18. Anyone needing help in Math, Science, English, Spanish or Theology is welcome to attend.

    No appointment necessary.  Enter Foundation Hall through doors next to the Campus Spirit Store.

    3:10 dismissal Days → Tutoring time 3:20-4:45
    2:30 dismissal Days → Tutoring time 2:40-4:05

    Weekly Schedule:
    Monday 
    English, Earth Science, Environmental Biology, Spanish, Math
    Tuesday 
    English, Physics, Math
    Wednesday 
    English, Biology, Math
    Thursday 
    English, Chemistry, Math, Theology

    If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Welchert
     
    College Counseling
    Seniors: Please continue to update your Naviance account with colleges you have applied to and the decisions you are receiving. Send a copy of your college acceptances, denials, deferrals and academic scholarships to college@salpointe.org. We track this information closely. You may also request a mid-year transcript via Naviance for colleges that require one. 

    The Leadership Scholarship Program at ASU recognizes outstanding high school graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in leadership. Twenty-three high school seniors from Arizona are selected for the $40,000 scholarship each year. Applications are due on Friday, January 14.

    Juniors: All Juniors have been invited to the Future Plans, Class of 2023 Google Classroom. Here students are able to access college counseling information that will help guide them in college planning. College Counselor Tara McCall is starting to meet with Juniors who want to discuss their future plans. Email her at TMcCall@salpointe.org to schedule a meeting. 

    Bank of America offers a summer Student Leader Program connecting community-minded high school juniors and seniors with employment, skills development and service in their community. If you have a passion for improving the community, click here to learn more about the program and start an application. Applications for Summer 2022 will be accepted until Friday, January 28.

    Athletics

    Attention all senior student-athletes who have committed to playing their sport in College next year: On Wednesday, February 2 at 3 pm in the Theater we will be having our Athletic Commitment Celebration to recognize this achievement  Please stop by the Athletic Office in room 307 to pick up an invitation.
     
    Attention all student-athletes who intend to play a spring sport: Spring sports officially begin on Monday, February 7. Students will not be allowed to participate unless a physical packet is uploaded to the website Register My Athlete. All information regarding the physical packet can be found on the Salpointe website under Athletics.
     
    Wrestling
    Wrestling celebrated Senior Night this week by going up against Santa Rita and Catalina Foothills, where they won both match-ups! Congrats!
     
    Women's Basketball
    Salpointe Women's Basketball beat Sahuaro this week in a match up of top teams in the 4A Kino Region! Way to go!
     
    Financial Aid
     
    Arizona Tuition Connection - Scholarship Coaching Session
    Do you have questions about what scholarships your family can receive? Learn how there are scholarships available for all students in low, medium and high income families. It is not too late to receive funding for the 2021-22 school year; Arizona Tuition Connection does not have any application deadlines! This one hour training will give you the education and tools you need to be successful in maximizing your scholarship awards. Every parent should plan on attending! We will meet in the Click Family Library on Wednesday, January 12 at 6 pm. **Masks are required on campus.**
     
    Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) - 21/22 School year - Still accepting applications for this current school year - APPLY IMMEDIATELY!
    If you missed Round 1 of funding, please apply immediately so that your student is considered in Round 2. Deadline to apply is January 12, 2022.  You can apply to FAIR at  www.fairapp.com using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. Please note: although applications are submitted through FAIR, all funds come from Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).
     
    Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) 22/23 School year - The FAIR application for the 22/23 school year is now open. Please be sure to apply at www.fairapp.com using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. The deadline to apply for the 22/23 school year is January 15. Please note: a new application must be submitted each school year. Although applications are submitted through FAIR, all funds come from Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).

    Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO)
    CTSO also accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students through their referral program. In order for your student to receive CTSO Referral Funds, you must create a profile at https://referral.ctso-tucson.org/login and obtain an "RP #." Once you have your RP #, you can then provide it to potential donors. Donors must provide your RP # and school name to CTSO when donating. For families already registered, please be sure to submit new information and/or appropriate documents to CTSO each school year.
     
    Institute for Better Education (IBE)
    IBE not only offers financial need-based awards, they also accept Arizona tax credit recommendations for Salpointe students. Please apply at ibescholarships.orgA new application must be completed each school year.
     
    Arizona Tuition Connection (ATC)
    ATC accepts Arizona tax credit donations for Salpointe students. ATC also provides financial need-based awards throughout the school year. Please apply at www.arizonatuitionconnection.comA new application must be completed each school year.
     
    Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - Please visit the ALF website at arizonaleader.org to review eligibility requirements.  If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Theresa Lehrling at accountmgmt@salpointe.org for details on how to apply.  A new application must be completed each school year.
     
    If you have questions regarding Financial Aid or would like more information, please email Salpointe's Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at accountmgmt@salpointe.org.

    Spirit Store

    Happy New Year to all of our Lancer families! The Spirit Store is starting off 2022 with our annual clearance sale! Help us make way for spring Lancer gear and get some great deals on outerwear and last-of-their-kind items! Our sale will run from Monday, January 10th through Wednesday, January 12th, with extended hours until 6:30pm. 
     
    Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore. 
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