God of Mercy, our Lenten journey is ending. Give us the grace to approach the celebrations of Holy Week with an enlarged heart. Give us the grace to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery, and may life and peace redirect our hearts and the course of the world. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
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Attention Juniors and Seniors! Prom tickets are on sale. Click HERE to purchase tickets. See your email from Salpointe STUCO for purchasing tips and tricks. The deadline to purchase is April 20 at 10 am. Get your tickets today!
For your information and referral over the next weeks, we have established a Graduation 2022 link for families. You will find information related to events, dates, times, as well as reminders about academic and other deadlines. Seniors will continue to receive information through Homerooms. Parents are encouraged to use the link on the website for helpful information and reminders. Information will be updated frequently as we draw closer to May 14.
The Sisters of St. Joseph Celebration
The Sisters of St. Joseph are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their original seven sisters who came to Tucson as the first women in the diocese in 1872. The celebration is on Sunday, May 29 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Volunteers are needed between 1 and 6 pm; the work counts towards Salpointe service hours! Please contact Sr. Irma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Club X Gravity Water Fundraiser
The Salpointe Key Club has recently partnered with Gravity Water, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, to bring children aged 2 to 5 in Vietnam with a localized source of safe drinking water that is on-site, self-sustaining and 100% energy-free. If you or your business are able to donate a substantial amount of money, you can be recognized on the banner that will be hung at the school for a great marketing opportunity! All donations are tax-deductible. To donate directly, follow this link to: https://www.gravitywater.org/salpointe-catholic-high-school.html. With your help, the Key Club will be that much closer to reaching their goal and truly making an impact on the lives of these children, while helping solve the global water crisis.
Under Armour Salpointe Shopping Day!
Under Armour wants to give you that competitive edge to push beyond any limit and take your game to the next level! On Saturday, April 9 from 9-11 am, Salpointe is invited to a private shopping event at the Under Armour Tucson Factory House (Located at Tucson Premium Outlets) to shop for innovations designed to make athletes better. They will also be offering special discounts, just for us! Learn more here.
Salpointe is currently hiring multiple faculty & staff positions. View our Employment page for more information and to apply!
Catholic Life Day
Grand Canyon University will be hosting current juniors, seniors and their parents for a Catholic Life Day on Saturday, April 9 from 10 am-2 pm. This is a great way for students and their families to get a sense of the GCU campus! View flyer.
The STEM Showcase will take place on April 28 at 2:30 pm. This year's theme is “Saving the Wild Wild West”. Engineering students will be presenting their capstone projects. Enjoy drone flights, video game design, solar race carts and biotechnology!
Therapy Dog on Campus
Lola the therapy dog will be on campus, on Friday, April 22 during both lunches at the counselors' table. Come by to get some puppy love.
AP Exam Payment
The AP payment deadline has passed. A $10 late fee will be assessed for all late payments leading up to the registration deadline of April 29. If exam payment has not been in full by April 29, the student exam will be canceled. The College Board will assess a cancellation fee of $40 per exam that will be collected through our school finance office.
The Carmelite Institute is hosting a series of lectures on Blessed Titus Brandsma, a Carmelite whose cause for sainthood has been accepted and is awaiting canonization. These free online lectures are meant to help people learn about Blessed Titus and his process to sainthood. Keep an eye out for future events hosted by the shrine in preparation for welcoming this new Carmelite Saint into our church. Learn more and register for the free lectures here.
The commentaries this week focused on preparation for Holy Week. On Wednesday, Kailie Simpson focused on putting bad days into perspective by comparing what Jesus freely went through for us on Good Friday (Having a Bad Day). On Thursday, Omar Monreal used a quote from Confucius about our greatest glory coming from not falling but always getting up. That segued into the example that Jesus provided on Good Friday: he fell three times but he always got up because of his love for us (Falling and Rising). Follow the links to read the full commentaries!
Tomorrow morning from 9-11:30 am Salpointe is hosting the Spring Tucson College Fair, connecting students with over 95 colleges and universities in one convenient location. College representatives from across the country are on-site to help students of all grade levels explore colleges! We are also offering mini-sessions on the common application/essay writing (9:30 am), researching colleges (10:15 am), and paying for college (11 am).
Looking for a summer activity on a college campus that connects you with like minded students? Explore our list of summer opportunities for students of all grade levels.
Seniors: Friday, April 22 is the deadline to send in copies of your college acceptances, denials and scholarship offers from ALL your colleges to counseling: email@example.com They are needed for your graduation program.
May 1 is the national deadline to decide which college you will be attending. You will need to submit an enrollment deposit to this college and sign up for new student orientation. In Naviance, you will update the colleges tab by selecting the one college/university you will be attending.
Monday, May 2 is Lancer College Day! Wear jeans or shorts and a t-shirt representing your future college.
Athletic Commitment Celebration
Attention ALL Senior student-athletes who will be playing their sport in college next year that did not participate in our February Commitment Celebration. On Wednesday, April 20, we would like to celebrate and honor those student-athletes who have committed since February. Please stop by the Athletic Office in room 307 to pick up an invitation. Thank you!
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 www.fairapp.com using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. The deadline to apply for 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 https://referral.ctso-tucson.org/login 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.org. 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 www.arizonatuitionconnection.com. A new application must be completed each school year.
Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - Please visit the ALF website at arizonaleader.org to review eligibility requirements. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact Theresa Lehrling at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
April is Spring Cleaning Sale Month in the Spirit Store! We are cleaning out our inventory with special savings ALL month long!
Time to stock up on last chance items! All month take 10% off all hats, 20% off select outerwear and long sleeved polos.
2021-2022 Parking Permits are now SOLD out. The 2022-2023 Parking Permits will be available in August. Students that do not have a parking permit are to park off campus on Copper or Cherry. There is a limited number of Parking Permits issued each year and only licensed students are able to obtain a parking pass once they have their driver's license.
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!
Students that have ordered club shirts are reminded to pick up their orders in the Spirit Store as soon as possible.
The Spirit Store will be closed the following days: