Salpointe Weekly Peek - April 29, 2022

Happy Friday, Lancers!
 
This week’s prayer is from Br. Filiberto, O. Carm.:
God, 
give me faith today to move forward,
give me the greatness of spirit to forgive,
give me the patience to understand and wait,
give me the will not fall.
Give me love to give,
give me what I need and not what I want,
make me the best example for my loved ones,
make me be the best friend for my friends,
make me an instrument of your peace,
and make me an instrument of love to put love where there is none.
Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
 
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Reminder-Graduation Ticket Packet pickup 
Ticket packets will be available for parents to pick up on Tuesday, May 3 from 4-6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 4  from 4-6 p.m. in the Glenn Street parking lot roundabout.
 
Dress Code 22-23 School Year
Updated Dress Code requirements were sent out last week. Click here for more information.
 
36th Annual Lancer Legacy 
On April 29, we honored our second, third and fourth generation Salpointe graduating seniors at the 36th Annual Lancer Legacy Breakfast. Click here to view a list of all seniors we are aware of who have parents and/or grandparents that are Salpointe alumni. 
 
Mental Health Workgroup
The Governor’s Youth Commission Mental Health Workgroup is conducting a survey across Arizona to gather data to inform the Arizona Department of Health Services. All high school-age youth are encouraged to fill out the survey here. For more information, visit beseenbeheard.az.gov or email 23fgarcia@salpointe.org
 
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 irmao@netzero.net.
 
Key Club X Gravity Water Fundraiser
The Salpointe Key Club has 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.
 
Employment Opportunities
Salpointe is currently hiring multiple faculty & staff positions. View our Employment page for more information and to apply!
 
Costa Rica 2023
There is still room for student travelers on the Spring Break 2023 trip to Costa Rica. Please contact Ms. Eutizi for details. meutizi@salpointe.org
 
Therapy Dog on Campus
Lola the therapy dog will be on campus for her last visit of the school year on Monday, May 9 during both lunches at the counselors' table. Come by to get some puppy love and to help with stress relief before final exams.
 
Student Services  
 
After School Tutoring
As the semester draws to a close, a quick reminder: After School Tutoring is in Foundation Hall every day Monday through Thursday, through May 12There will be no tutoring on Thursday, May 5. Anyone needing help in Math, Science, English, Spanish or Theology is welcome to attend.

No appointment necessary.  Enter Foundation Hall through the doors beside 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:
Monday- English, Earth Science, Environmental Biology, Spanish, Math
Tuesday- English, Physics, Math
Wednesday- English, Chemistry, Math
Thursday- English, Biology, Math, Theology

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Welchert
 
KickStart U
Junior Parents: Give your Lancer a head start on their College Applications and Personal Statements this summer! KickStart U will once again hold its College Application and Essay Workshop at Salpointe this summer. Kickstart U is an impactful program designed by Salpointe teacher Tim Evans and former Salpointe college counselor Lynn Ossowski to help students tell their unique stories to colleges. Students benefit from individualized writing instruction and application coaching in an enthusiastic environment that promotes engagement, reflection and creativity. The 4-day workshop will give students a head-start on the application process so they and focus on and enjoy their senior year. Students will work on writing college application essays, developing a college list and completing their Senior Bragsheet. Dates and registration information are at http://www.kickstartu.org. Contact Mr. Tim Evans with questions at tevans@salpointe.org
 
Character Counts
On Wednesday, Stella Fina discussed the metaphor Jesus once used in a story from Mark’s Gospel: a tree is known by its fruit and what is in our heart will show in our actions (A Tree is Known by Its Fruit). On Thursday, Omar Monreal talked about the importance of looking at the purpose of rules and regulations and how much has to do with the common good and not just thinking of ourselves (Self-Centered Choices). Follow the links to read the full commentaries!

College Counseling

Congratulations to seniors in the Class of 2022 on their acceptances to over 185 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. As of today, seniors have been offered over $17M in academic scholarships over 4 years of college. You can see a list of colleges admitting our students at Class of 2022 College Acceptances.      
 
Seniors and parents, please check out the information in the April College Newsletter from Mrs. McCall. 

Juniors and parents, please check out the Rising Senior Summer College Guide that has key points for you to know about college planning.  
 
Curious about the future? Wondering what sorts of things you might study after high school? Check out this list of college majors that may be new to you. What Can I Study in College?

Summer opportunity: Applications for the FBI Teen Academy are open. This program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI. Students will interact with special agents, intelligence analysts, special weapons and tactics and the evidence response teams. Deadline for this competitive application is May 18, 2022. Apply at FBI Teen Academy

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.

Financial Aid

ATTENTION PARENTS: All SMART accounts must be paid in full by May 1, 2022. If you still have a 21/22 balance and are in need of assistance, please email Theresa Lehrling, Salpointe Financial Aid Manager at accountmgmt@salpointe.org to see what options are still available for this school year.
 
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.  Although the deadline to apply was April 15, you can still apply and be considered in Round 2.  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.comA new application must be completed each school year.
 
Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - Please visit the ALF website at