Salpointe Weekly Peek - January 28, 2022

Happy Friday, Lancers!
This week's prayer from Called to Pray is shared by Fr. Manu, O. Carm.:
Lord, our teacher, and mentor, thank you for the gift of all Catholic school communities. From young children to working professionals in Catholic institutions of higher education, may all work to bring your Good News into the world. May the Gospel be proclaimed within our walls, and may all community members grow in faith, hope, and love. May all Catholic schools unite in our common mission to evangelize in both word and deed. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
Catholic Schools Week
January 30 to February 5 is National Catholic Schools Week. Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States and focuses on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2022 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service."    
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
Help Needed - Backpack Drive
STUCO will be having a backpack drive to benefit Casa Alitas. Bring in gently used or new backpacks and tote bags from January 31 to February 4. You can drop off our donations in the donation boxes at Student Services or the STUCO office in room 412.
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).
Thrift Store Volunteer Needed
Sandra from the thrift store needs volunteers. The Thrift Store needs volunteers M-F. If interested, please reach out at 520-975-0467. 
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!
Carmelite Spirituality
Salpointe offers morning Mass at 7:35 am each Tuesday and Thursday at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, next to the chapel. It is open to everyone. Students may request confession after school or during quiet study. Contact Fr. Manu for more information (
Character Counts
Senior Kailie Simpson filled in this week to do the first commentary. On Wednesday, the topic related to the importance of questioning information that does not come directly from the source, and how that can impact relationships (Acting on Honesty, Not Hearsay). On Thursday, Omar talked about respect, pointing out that gaining respect comes from you yourself displaying respect to others. (Show Respect/Demand Respect).  Follow the links to read the full commentaries!
College Counseling
Freshmen & Sophomores: Next weekend is the College Planning for Freshmen & Sophomores and Parents Workshop on Sat, Feb 5 at 3 pm in Foundation Hall. The college application process, including timeline, how to prepare and how to pay for college will be discussed. Click on the link to register.

Summer opportunities: University of Southern California extends their tradition of academic excellence to outstanding high school students around the world who are eager to dive deeper into their interests at a collegiate level. Join fellow future leaders on-campus or online in engaging coursework taught by USC faculty.  More information available here.

Students interested in summer programs can also search here for upcoming Summer Opportunities


Pomline is Heading to State!
Pomline won their second AIA Division 3 Qualifier Championship this past weekend. The State Championship competition will be held March 12 in Phoenix. Go Lady Lancers!
New Head Coach for Varsity Women's Softball
Tricia Garigan Sztan has been named the new varsity women’s softball head coach. Coach Sztan is a 1994 Salpointe graduate and has served as assistant coach for the Lancer softball program. Salpointe is grateful to former coach Amy Rocha for her six years as varsity head coach and for leading the Lancers to three state championships. The 2022 softball season begins on February 7 and Salpointe looks forward to a successful season under the leadership of Coach Sztan!
Open Field Softball Practice
Salpointe Softball will be holding open field practices on Mondays & Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45 pm and on Thursdays from 3:40-4:40 pm (on January 31, Feb 1 and Feb 3). Appropriate footwear is required for the field and turf cage.
Diego Gadea Invitational
At last weekend's Diego Gadea Wrestling Invitational, Lancers Andru Gomez and Che Jenkins both placed 1st in their categories and Emily Hibner placed 3rd! Congratulations!
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 next round of the 22/23 school year is April 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 moved a lot of winter gear during the Clearance Sale, but there are still some styles and sizes available in hoodies and jackets. And back by popular demand: Pura Vida bracelets! Think of the Spirit Store whenever you need a special gift for any Lancer! 
Please encourage students to pay and pick up any club polos that have been ordered in a timely fashion. If you have a gift card from last year or older, please be sure to redeem your balance by the end of this month. New gift cards are available and make great gifts! We look forward to serving you.
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore. 

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