Salpointe Weekly Peek - November 12, 2021

Happy Friday, Lancers!
This week's prayer is from Br. Ramon Coutino-Lopez, one of Salpointe's Carmelite interns:
He who wants to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come in conflict with it, Blessed Titus Brandsma said, Tender-hearted God, renew the gift of the Holy Spirit within the Carmelite Family as we seek to live following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Teach us, like Mary, to contemplate your wisdom. Fill us, like Elijah, with zeal for your glory. Inspire us, like Titus Brandsma, to ponder your will in times of change. May our lives of prayer, community and service be a sign to the world that God lives, in whose presence we stand. This grace we ask in Jesus' name. Amen. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us.
Food Fight Food Drive!
Let's get our fight on Lancers! This year is the 2nd annual food fight food drive against Catalina Foothills High School. Our goal is to donate as many canned goods and pre-packaged goods as possible to Interfaith Community Service. Drop off your donations in Student Services, Campus Ministry or the STUCO office - room 412. All donations must be in by Friday, November 19th. This is a weighted competition so make sure to bring the heaviest canned foods you can! Let's do this Lancers, we've got it! Click HERE to donate using our Amazon Wish List.
Heroes Assembly
Two special Lancers were honored at the Heroes Assembly this week. Elias "Bettis" Roberts '23 received the John Glinski Award, which is given to an exceptional Junior football player who shows academic promise, has firm moral convictions and possesses a thirst for life. McCallister "Mac" Thomas Tronsdal '23 received the Carlos Valencia Humanitarian Award, which is given to a member of the Junior class who possesses great courage, strength and optimism, especially in difficult times. Congratulations, Bettis and Mac!
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. You can now use the Mountain Ave. entrance for student drop off in the mornings and pick up in the afternoons.
Salpointe Drama presents: The Man Who Came To Dinner, an enduring comedic masterpiece from Moss Hart and George F. Kauffman. Set in Mesalia, Ohio in 1939, the irascible and acerbic Sheridan Whiteside is gallivanting across the country on his annual lecture tour. The famous Manhattan radio personality slips on an icy stoop outside the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stanley. Whiteside upends the Stanley home with his egotistical demands and unwanted meddling. He encourages the Stanley children to defy their parents, receives strange and exotic gifts and hosts a menagerie of highly unusual guests. Meanwhile, his beloved secretary has given her notice after falling in love with a local reporter. Whiteside must engage every weapon in his considerable arsenal of guile and manipulation to keep her in his employ, including blackmail, deceit, and the intervention of the seductive actress Lorraine Sheldon and the elegant British wit of playwright Beverly Carlton. A three-ring circus of comedic machinations draws the audience into this timeless classic.
Join us in the newly remodeled Corcoran Theater on December 2, 4, 10 and 11 at 7 pmDecember 5 and 12 at 2 pm. Reserved premium tickets and general admission tickets are available now:
Tickets will also be sold at the door for every show. Please come out and show your support for our talented Lancer performers!
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- COMING SOON!
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 login to your x2VOL account and record your service!
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
Become a Lancer Leader!
We are now taking applications from sophomores and juniors who will become mentors to next year's freshmen. Mentors will follow his/her freshmen throughout the entire school year and be a "big brother/big sister". The mentors will help with the transition to high school and help the freshmen with their academic and social skills. They will also help them feel like welcomed members of the community and encourage them to get involved.
These Lancer Leaders will have training in leadership and counseling skills and also work with Campus Ministry to make sure they are well-versed in the Carmelite charism of prayer, community and service. Each mentor will be responsible for 4-5 freshmen. Training begins second semester. Click on this link to apply. Lancer Leader application
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. The Youth Carmelite Program is now on Instagram @Salpointe_youcarm.  
Character Counts
On Tuesday, Kailie Simpson filled in for Stella and told a tale about a mule trapped in a well. Just when it seemed all was lost, a solution begins to form (Have Confidence to Overcome). Wednesday, Omar provided examples of biblical characters that, despite weaknesses, were able to accomplish a great deal (God Can Work Through You). Follow the links to read the full 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. 

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 Saturday, November 20, from 3 to 4:30 pm in Foundation Hall. This presentation is only given once a year.
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.


Salpointe Lancer Marching Band is Headed to the Championships! The Salpointe Lancer Marching Band returned to competitive marching this season after many years away. Their show, “The Band Awakens” was performed at several football games, events and three regular season competitions, including CDO Band Spectacular, March The Ridge and U of A Band Day. This week, the band heads up to Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee for the Class 1A State Marching Band Championships. Let’s Go Lancer Marching Band!


Girls Volleyball Headed to State Semi-Finals!
The Salpointe Women's Varsity Volleyball Team made it to 4A semi-finals against Notre Dame! Unfortunately, Notre Dame advanced, but we are so proud of the great season our Lady Lancers had!
Financial Aid
Arizona Tuition Connection - Scholarship Coaching Session
Tuesday, November 16 at 6 pm
Do you have questions about what scholarships your family can receive? Learn about scholarships available for all students in low, medium and high income families. It is not too late to receive funding; 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 Tuesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. **Masks required on campus.**
CTSO is now accepting Applications for Emergency Funds for the 21/22 School Year
In order to qualify for Emergency Funding, you must already have an application into FAIR and have gone through the Round One awarding process. You also must not have been awarded Emergency Funds during the last school year. If your family income has been reduced from what you reported in FAIR prior to Round One, CTSO will need an Income Verification Form showing your new income. The deadline to request Emergency Funding is November 19. For more information or for the Income Verification Form, please contact our Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at
Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR)
22/23 School year - The FAIR application for the 22/23 school year opened on November 1. Please be sure to apply at using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. Please note: a new application must be submitted each school year.
21/22 School year - Apply immediately so that your student is considered in Round 2, which takes place in January 2022. You can apply to FAIR at 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).
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 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, but they also accept Arizona tax credit recommendations for Salpointe students. Please apply at A 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 A new application must be completed each school year.
Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - Please contact Theresa Lehrling at for more information on how to apply for Arizona Leadership Foundation funds. Please visit the ALF website at to review eligibility requirements.  
If you have questions regarding Financial Aid or would like more information, please email Salpointe's Financial Aid Manager, Theresa Lehrling, at

Spirit Store

Fall is here and the Spirit Store is stocked with a variety of sweatshirts and jackets, all uniform approved. Our outerwear can be worn in and out of the classroom.
This week's Deal of the Week includes all of our PROSphere custom football and baseball jerseys, on sale for just $40! Last Chance on Football t-shirts! ONLY $10! We have also added new items to our 50%-off rack. 
CLEARANCE SALE! The Spirit Store is reducing current clearance items another 50% and adding items to the rack! Come in and help us clean house as we continue to bring in new Lancer gear. We are open Monday through Friday, half an hour before and after school. We also accept over-the-phone payments so your student can come in and pick up items for you. 
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore. 

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