Salpointe Weekly Peek - May 6, 2022

Happy Friday, Lancers!
 
This week’s prayer is from Theresa Marquart, Manager of Parent Relations, Special Events and Planned Giving:
God of Goodness, I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet overwhelmed by your love for me.
I thank you that there is no human experience that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me.
If I climb the highest mountain you are there and yet if I find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there.
Teach me today to love you more.
Help me to rest in that love that asks nothing more than the simple trusting heart of a child.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
 
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Graduation Tickets
All students are invited to attend the Class of 2022 Graduation Commencement at the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday, May 14. Stop by Student Services or Room #110 to pick up a ticket.
 
Graduation Livestream Links
Graduation and Graduation Mass will be livestreamed on May 14. Bookmark these links:
 
Final Exam Schedule
View the Final Exam schedule here
 
2022 Girls and Boys State Delegates
Please join us in congratulating our 2022 Girls and Boys State delegates: Lillian Martinez-Ross, Tayler “Rene” Torres, Luke Cioe and Mikey Barrios. It is an honor and privilege to be selected to represent Salpointe and attend Girls and Boys State. They will spend one week on either Uof A (Girls State) or NAU’s (Boys State) campus in an education program which emphasizes leadership, government and citizenship. Students will participate in a simulation of the political and governmental process. Congratulations delegates! Salpointe is grateful for your leadership, spirit and enthusiasm.
 
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
 
Brandsma Lecture Series
Titus Brandsma will be canonized on May 15. View Brandsma Lecture Series here
 
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 12. 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, Kailie Simpson mentioned different things we can do to better ourselves. The focus was on how we communicate and to realize, especially from our own experience, that words really do hurt and we need to be positive (Ways to Be a Better Person). On Thursday, Omar Monreal talked about the things that are out of our control. What is in our control are our choices, changing our circumstances and how we treat others (Our Ability to Choose). 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 $18M in academic scholarships over 4 years of college. You can see a list of colleges admitting our students at Class of 2022 College Acceptances

Juniors: QuestBridge provides support and guidance to high school students from low-income backgrounds as they start their college admissions journey. If you are interested in learning more, you are invited to join an information session on Wednesday, May 11, at 12:00 p.m.  

SAAHEC (Southern Arizona Area Health Education Center) supports and facilitates programs that cultivate interest and inspire students K-12 to pursue careers in primary health care. If you are interested in job shadowing someone in the health profession this summer, please contact the pipeline coordinator, Yolanda Perez (yperez@elrio.org), to get more information. 

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 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