Salpointe Weekly Peek - November 5, 2021

Happy Friday, Lancers!
This week's prayer is from Fr. Manu Franco-Gomez, Salpointe's Chaplain:
Dear Lord,
We are grateful for the many gifts each member of our community provides us with. We are proud of our students. We ask you to lead us through the roads of your kingdom. Give us peace, courage, and the ability to excel in what is good following the example of your Son, Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
Jim Sweetman, STEM volunteer, will be named Salpointe's Volunteer of the Year at the football game on Friday night.
Jim has served the STEM department and Racing the Sun program for five years. He spends several hours a week assisting students with solar carts and also attends all of their competitions, in addition to helping raise funds. Thank you Jim for all that you do; we appreciate you!
Mountain Gate Construction
Thank you to all students and parents for your patience as we reconstructed the Mountain Gate security entrance/exit over the past 90 days.  Beginning Monday, November 8, you can use the Mountain Ave. entrance for student drop off in the mornings and pick up in the afternoons.
Thespian Troupe 5370 Presents Governing Alice November 5-6
In this modern adaptation of the Greek classic Antigone, a rebellious high school student named Alice must respond to the sudden and shattering death of her older brother, the class valedictorian -- who was shot while robbing a convenience store. Up against an unyielding Principal and accompanied by a bookish Geek Chorus, Alice must find her own way through personal and classical tragedy. In honoring her brother, she'll probably break some rules. Which is more important?
Shows are at 7pm both evenings. Tickets sold at the door. Adult tickets at $4, non-Salpointe student tickets are $3 and Salpointe students get in free with school ID!
Community of Concern: Repeat Presentation 
Those who were not able to attend the Community of Concern presentation in September will have another chance on Tuesday, November 9 from 6 - 8 pm in Foundation Hall.

Teachers and counselors are seeing the long-term effects of the last year and half on our students, such as an increase in academic, social, and mental health concerns. We want to share those observations with you and make sure that we are working together, both at school and at home, to support our young people.
Topics for the evening will cover:
  • New initiatives this year (Retreats and Service Program)
  • Recognizing and assisting our students who are struggling academically, socially or mentally
  • New Counseling and Campus Ministry programs that will help address those issues
  • How counselors, teachers and parents can best work together 
  • Additional resources for parents 
Parents of the Class of 2022
It is not too early to start planning for Graduation! Seniors ordered caps and gowns in homeroom last week. If you are interested in other graduation materials, like extra announcements and name cards, visit the Rembrandt Herff Jones website for information. The same information is included in the catalog that your senior brought home last week.
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. 
Service Program Opportunity
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Activity: Fundraising Event for St. Francis Shelter. Students will be involved in setup, serving, ushering and cleaning up. Open to all grade levels!
Location: Sacred Heart Church/St. Francis Shelter - 601 E. Fort Lowell Rd.  Tucson, AZ
Time: Varies between 12 pm and 9 pm

With any service you complete, whether this project or another, be sure to log in to your x2VOL account and record your service!
Job Openings at Salpointe
If you or someone you know would like to join Salpointe's thriving professional community, please visit for more information.


Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Are Headed to State! 
Men's Cross Country won their sixth consecutive sectional championship and Women's Cross Country won their fifth consecutive sectional championship this week. The state championship competition is this weekend in Phoenix. Go Lancers!
Student Services  
After School Tutoring
Changes to the check-in procedures for After School Tutoring. 
Students will be signed by subject area instead of teacher name. An additional option for the “Subject” area at sign-in now includes “Homework”. This is for students that would like to use tutoring as a place to do homework and not meet with a tutor. A list of daily tutors has been attached under “Tutoring” in myPointe.
All students that sign in must be present for twenty minutes or more to be entered into the online tutoring log. 
Parents can still check students' tutoring attendance by going to myPointe: Resources: Tutoring: Attendance and then use the student’s ID number.
Contact Mrs. Welchert with any questions at
Carmelite Spirituality
Carmelite Spirituality can change the life of anyone. The Liturgy Team has created a series of short videos on Carmelite Spirituality. You can find them on Instagram @Salpointe_CampusMinistry. The full video is available on YouTube.
Character Counts
On Wednesday, Stella told a story of a man who took his elderly father out for a meal. He leaves something valuable behind (Lessons Taught by Actions). On Thursday, Omar presented a legendary story of what can happen to people by their negative actions towards others (Our Actions Make Us Who We Are). Follow the links to read the commentary!
College Counseling
Seniors: The November edition of the College Admissions Newsletter for seniors and parents has pertinent information regarding college admissions. Please refer to it for guidance. 
Register here for our Nov 10th FAFSA Night, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Foundation Hall.  Pima Community College Outreach has partnered with us to help families step-by-step complete the FAFSA. This is a wonderful opportunity to get it taken care of with professionals by your side, and is open to students (and their parents) applying to all schools. 

JuniorsRegister here for our Nov 20th Junior College Planning and Financial Aid/Scholarship Presentation. Please mark your calendar to attend our annual presentation for Juniors and Parents on college planning timeline and financial aid. This will be held on  Sat, 20 November, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in Foundation Hall. This presentation is only given once a year.

Salpointe will welcome college admissions representatives to campus next week: 
  • Monday: Miami University - Oxford, OH @ 11:00am.  
  • Wednesday: University of California, Davis @ 2:00pm.
Valley Foundation Scholarship: This program provides scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and have participated in school activities, community services and/or employment. See Mrs. McCall if you are  interested in applying. 

University of Arizona is hosting a WildcatChat series, with topics including the first-generation college student experience and how Arizona supports their students.

Spirit Store

To honor their service we offer Veterans 20% off purchases during the month of November and thank you for your service! We look forward to serving you and thank you for your support of the Salpointe Spirit Store.
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore. 

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