Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 29, 2021

Happy Friday, Lancers! Please take a moment to read the important announcements below.


Announcing The Class of 2021 Scholars
It is a testament to the human spirit and to the strength and perseverance of our Lancer students that, in the face of such adversity, so many have continued to excel.
Congratulations to the following 34 students who have been named Salpointe Scholars. A "scholar" is defined as a Senior holding a cumulative weighted grade point average of 4.0 or higher at the end of seven semesters.
We would like to congratulate: Erika Abril, Lucia Aguilar-Astiazaran, Alejandra Alanis, Brianna Arizmendi, Shannon Armstrong, Karla Astiazaran, Sophia Baker, Charles Derbes, Audrey Eagerton, Madelyn Filer, Laurel Froehlich, Keala Goodell, Grace Gordon, Madeline Hall, Madelyn Hubbard, Chase Kent, Anna Kirkpatrick, Reagan Kraft, Daniella Krueger, Lorna Lambert, Jimena Marquez, Maya McCormick, Kimberly McDaniels, Kaitlyn Medvec, Malia Meek, Andrew Moukabary, Madeline Namanny, Aliyah Parsons, Calissa Perry, Alexis Romero, Jorge Ruiz, Sophia Sethi, Isabella Vindiola and Chloe Ziegler. We are very proud of you, Lancers!
Distance Learning Extended Through February 15
Salpointe has made the difficult decision to extend at-home distance learning through February 15. Please know that the health and safety of our community is our greatest concern as we navigate this pandemic. Please click here to read the letter emailed to students and parents earlier this week with additional information.
Parent Resource: Using Pear Deck
Parents, you may notice that many of your student’s teachers are using Pear Deck as a tool to help facilitate engagement and learning in the remote classroom. You may see your student working in Pear Deck, and if need to assist with their assignment, here is a helpful guide for you in English and Spanish
Yearbook Photos
If you still need to take or retake your yearbook photo, join us in the Library on February 9 or February 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please enter through the Glenn Gate Entrance. Masks and social distancing will be enforced while waiting to take your photo.

If you cannot attend these dates, contact Rembrandt Photography at 520-326-5499 to set up an appointment to have your photo taken. Students must have an appointment before visiting the studio. Your photo must be taken before Rodeo Break (February 25, 2021) to be included in the yearbook.
Seniors: if you have not done so already, contact Rembrandt Photography to make an appointment for your senior portraits before February 25. To see photo proofs, email Rembrandt Photography at To order photos, visit Contact Mr. Shinaberry at with any questions.
Personalized Yearbook Tributes
Celebrate your senior's graduation with a full-color personalized tribute in the 2020-2021 Horizons Yearbook. One-quarter, one-half or full page Senior Tributes are available for purchase. The deadline for submission is Sunday February 14, 2021. Payment and design must be completed before we can accept the tribute for the yearbook. 

Find a recent formal photo for the large photo on the page and then other images such as: baby, sports, hobbies, family or friends. Depending on the size of the tribute your personalized message will be approximately 40-75 words. The yearbook will be distributed in May, so this is a perfect opportunity to give your graduating senior your best wishes and congratulations. To preserve publication unity, the theme and fonts of the book will be carried throughout. There are pre-designed templates for you to choose from and create the perfect tribute. 
  • Full Page: $250 
  • Half Page: $175
  • Quarter Page: $125
How to create a senior tribute: 
  1. Follow this link to the Yearbook Order Center
  2. Enter the School's Order Number: 7052 (or search by school name - Salpointe Catholic High School) 
  3. Once you have reached the welcome page you will see a post where you can click "Start your AD" 
  4. Select the size (full page, half page or quarter page) 
  5. Buy this item for student
  6. Enter your student's name 
  7. Pick your favorite template, upload images and create the perfect tribute
If you come across any complications or need assistance, please reach out to
Laudato Si Update
Salpointe is committed to Laudato Si' and Care For Our Common Home. Our Laudato Si' Committee would would like to share information on the City of Tucson's new glass recycling program. Please click here for more information on the initiative and drop-off locations nearest to you.


Parking Lot Reminder
Students, please do not park in the Weight Room parking lot, as this lot is designated for our coaches. Parking is available in the QB Club lot. Thank you for your cooperation.
Spectators at Winter Sports
As our winter sports begin (basketball and soccer), please understand that the recommendation from the AIA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is not to allow spectators at these events. We will adhere to this recommendation and if the health metrics improve, we will make adjustments. In the meantime, we are very fortunate to have cameras in our gym and stadium, and all of our home games can be viewed live streamed through the NFHS Network.

Log onto Type in Salpointe Catholic at the top of the page. It will take you to our page and have a list of our events that are being live streamed. Click on the game you want to watch and subscribe. It is $10.99 per month or $69.99 for the year. We look forward to watching our student-athletes compete!

Financial Aid

Tuition Payment Reminder
To avoid a late payment fee of $40 by Smart Tuition, it's important that tuition be paid on a timely basis each month. Please contact our Financial Aid office at with any questions.
TOPS for Kids Webinars
Join us for the first of four monthly webinars on how to best fund your child's education. The first TOPS for Kids webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. and will focus on making the Arizona Tuition Tax Credit work for you. Register in advance by clicking here

Student Services  

College Counseling
Seniors interested in taking classes at Pima College should complete their application for fall 2021 now at Pima College Application. After you apply to PCC, you can then complete the PCC scholarship application at Pima Merit Scholarship.

The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) has launched an innovative new Bachelor’s Degree in Management here in Tucson. This very affordable degree offers extensive internship and hands-on experiences in local Tucson businesses, and a strong background in Catholic traditions. Students will jointly enroll at Catholic University and Pima Community College for the first two years, and then solely with Catholic U in Tucson. Details at For more info, contact CUA Program Coordinator, Mr. Kieran Roche, at
Seniors with a military parent or guardian are invited to apply for one of the scholarships offered by the Davis-Monthan Spouses Club. This wonderful organization has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships in the past three years alone, and this year will give out scholarships with $1,000 minimum. Applicants must be a dependent of an active duty, retired or deceased member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or a full-time National Guard or Reserve (active or retired). Deadline is March 5. More information at DM Spouses Club.
Junior and parents: Please check your emails this week for important announcements about college plans and class registration for next year. 
Seniors planning to study engineering or computer science can now apply for the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program which awards $10,000 to 200 recipients, renewable for four years, along with summer internships with Lockheed Martin. Students will be selected based on academic record, financial need, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals, unusual personal or family circumstances. Preference given to those under-represented in the field of engineering as described in the application. Deadline is April 1 but you must allow four weeks advance notice for a letter of recommendation. 

Interested in a pharmacy career? The University at Buffalo (NY) is accepting applications from sophomores and juniors for their free, virtual Pharmacy Summer Institute which provides students an opportunity to learn about careers in pharmacy practice, research or other related pathways. This three-day virtual program is competitive. Students should have very high grades in math and science along with an unweighted GPA of 3.0. You need a letter of recommendation, preferably from a math or science teacher. Your class counselor can send in a transcript if notified by May 15. Deadline to apply is June 1, but you must allow at least four weeks advance notice for a recommendation letter. Details at: Pharmacy Summer Institute
SAT and ACT testing for juniors: Some colleges plan to continue with “test optional” admissions where test scores are not required, and other colleges will require students to take either the SAT or ACT tests for admission or scholarships. It’s going to be a mix of both. To keep all of your opportunities open, Mrs. Ossowski recommends that juniors plan to take both the SAT and ACT this spring. If you feel comfortable, we recommend you register for the March 13 SAT and the February 6 ACT test to get started. Find important testing information at SAT / ACT Overview and Dates.

College Board announced recently that the SAT Subject Tests will be discontinued after June 2021. The essay option on the SAT will also be discontinued. Students can cancel registration for the essay portion at any time through their College Board account. The SAT exam will still be given as usual. 
The United States Naval Academy has opened applications for their two summer programs: Summer Seminar for current juniors, and Summer STEM for grades 9, 10, 11. Both offer a one week on-campus experience and a glimpse of life at the Naval Academy. Cost is $650 for Summer Seminar and $900 for Summer STEM. Need-based scholarships are available for the program fee and travel. Details at USNA Summer Programs. The deadline to apply is March 31. 

Applications are now open for the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program this summer at Arizona State University, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. This FREE program provides motivated students an opportunity to begin college level math studies and connect with like-minded scholars from around the state. Minimum GPA 3.25. Must have completed Algebra II before the summer, with grades of B or higher in all math and science classes. Deadline to apply is February 15. Click here for more information.
Sophomores and juniors, this is a great time to explore possible colleges. Attend one of the eight National College Fairs sponsored by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling between January 21 and May 2, 2021. These are the fairs that most colleges attend. There is no cost to participate, but you need to decide which colleges to visit ahead of time. Here is a GREAT two minute video on how to get the most out of the NACAC fairs. And here is the college fair Quick Start Guide.
Juniors: The Doorway to College Foundation is offering an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming SAT in March or ACT in April. Click here to learn more.

Spirit Store

In honor of Catholic Schools Week, the Spirit Store "Deal of the Week" will be our beautiful handmade crosses. These crosses are made special for us using unique variations of maroons and golds, shimmer and design, and they are on sale next week for just $20. Outerwear is still on sale; take 25% off all hoodies and jackets. Be sure to check out our spring tees, which will be in stock soon. We look forward to serving you!

Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
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