Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 21, 2022

Happy Friday, Lancers!
This week's prayer from St. John of the Cross is shared (in both Spanish and English) by Fr. Manu, O. Carm.:
Grant me, O Christ
the desire to imitate you in all my actions.
Enlighten my spirit, so that by contemplating you
I may live the way you lived.
Help me, Lord, to give up what does not honor and glorify God.
This I ask in your love, Jesus
since in your life you only followed the will of your Father.
Make me serve you with pure and sincere love,
without seeking personal gratification or success.
May I serve you and love you, oh Jesus,
without any other purpose
than your honor and your glory.
Saint John of the Cross.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us.
Concédeme o Cristo
un constante deseo de imitarte
en todas mis acciones.
Ilumina mi espíritu, 
para que contemplando tu ejemplo,
aprenda a vivir como tú has vivido.
Ayúdame, Señor, a renunciar
a todo lo que no es plenamente
a honor y gloria de Dios.
Y esto por amor tuyo Jesús,
que en la vida querías hacer en todo
la voluntad del Padre.
Oh Señor, haz que yo te sirva
con amor puro y entero,
sin esperar en cambio
éxitos o felicidad.
Que yo te sirva y te ame, oh Jesús,
sin ningún otro propósito
que tu honor y tu gloria.
San Juan the la Cruz
COVID-19 Test Kits
The Federal Government officially launched, the website for Americans to order free COVID test kits. Each household can request four at-home COVID-19 tests, with orders expected to ship at the end of the month. 
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 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.
Teaching Resilience 
Please watch this short message from Mr. Urbanski and then listen to the podcast about teaching resilience to our young people. As we continue to work our way through the academic, mental, emotional, and social effects of the pandemic, resilience is a much-needed trait and it can be learned!
Teaching resilience to our young people -- a message from Mr. Urbanski
QB Parking Lot
Attention all students, faculty and staff that park in the QB Club parking lot: On Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22, 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.
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. 
Salpointe Catholic Sports Hall of Fame
Nominate a worthy Lancer to be inducted in the next Salpointe Catholic Sports Hall of Fame by contacting Jen Harris at! The next induction is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2022.
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 or
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.
Help Needed - Backpack Drive
Casa Alitas has asked for donations in the form of backpacks and totes for families to use when they travel to their next destinations. Families are currently in desperate need of basic necessities, such as toiletries and clothing. Items can be donated in Student Services,
(Students making a donation will qualify for an hour of service - see Ms. Elzy when donating).
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 ( / 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!
Campus Ministry
Kairos 281 will be in session at the Triangle Y Retreat camp from January 24 - 28. There will be 36 students participating in the retreat along with 8 student leaders.
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
This week we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and commentaries focused on his legacy. On Wednesday, Stella presented a couple of quotes that pointed to what Dr. King and Jesus had in common, one of which being "walking the talk" (What Are You Doing for Others?).  On Thursday, Omar blended an important point from the Sermon on the Mount with another quote from Dr. King (Turning the Other Cheek).  Follow the links to read the full commentaries!
After School Tutoring
After school tutoring is in Foundation Hall every day Monday through Thursday. 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:
English, Earth Science, Environmental Biology, Spanish, Math
English, Physics, Math
English, Biology, Math
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.


What do teamwork, Lancer pride and gaming have in common? Salpointe Esports! Esports teams are forming for the Spring 2022 season. Open Esports lab will be hosted in the digital photo lab, room 416, on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (January 25-27) from 3:30-5 pm.
Men's Tennis
Men’s Tennis will have an organizational meeting on January 26 at 2:45 pm in Room 425. Those interested in playing tennis for Salpointe please attend. The team practices and plays its home matches at the Tucson Racquet Club on Country Club Road. Practice begins on February 7 with the first match on March 8 against Tucson High. Contact Mr. Kramer at for additional information.
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 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 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 to review eligibility requirements. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Theresa Lehrling at 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

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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