Salpointe Weekly Peek - May 13, 2022

Happy Friday, Lancers!
 
This week’s prayer is from Fr. Manu, O.Carm.:
Our Father,
We approach the end of the school year full of gratitude. You have given us opportunities to learn, to grow, and, above all, to love. Fill our hearts with motivation so that we may embrace what comes ahead for each class, especially the class of 2022. May our seniors find you guiding their lives towards new experiences. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
 
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Graduation Livestream Links
Graduation and Graduation Mass will be livestreamed on May 14. Bookmark these links:
 
From the Health Office
Please be advised that any medication being held in the health office needs to be picked up by Wednesday, May 18. Any items left after this date will be disposed of. Please Contact nurse Traci Torres if you have any questions.  
 
Locker Clean Out
Seniors, we hate to see you go from our campus! Your lockers must be cleared out on or before Thursday, May 19. 
 
2022-2023 Governor's Youth Commission- Apply Now!
The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is seeking inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2022-2023 Governor's Youth Commission (GYC). The GYC brings together a diverse group of high school students from all fifteen Arizona counties to identify and address the greatest challenges facing Arizona’s youth by developing innovative community impact projects, establishing partnerships with young leaders across the state, and advising the Governor.

Commissioners are selected through a competitive application process. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student during the 2022-2023 school year. Applications are currently being accepted until June 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM from Arizona youth in all fifteen counties.

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 Office of Communications of the Carmelite Order have also released a letter from the Prior General regarding the canonization and can be viewed 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
 
Student Services  
 
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 talked about what everyone is looking forward to after a long year of school. She then discussed the importance of recreation, taking time to rest and relax and renewing ourselves (Recreation and Reflections). Thursday was our last commentary of the year. Omar Monreal reminisced about student experiences over the last four years before wishing a blessing on the class of 2022  (Beyond Graduation). Follow the links to read the full commentaries!

College Counseling

Seniors: Final transcripts will be sent as soon as they are available to the one college you identified you will be attending. This will happen during the last week of May. If there is a change in your plans and you need a final transcript sent somewhere else, please email tmccall@salpointe.org. Final transcripts will also be uploaded to the NCAA and NAIA portals on your behalf.

Congratulations to seniors in the Class of 2022 on their acceptances to 188 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Seniors have been offered over $18.5M in academic scholarships over 4 years of college. View the list of colleges admitting our students at Class of 2022 College Acceptances

Juniors: Northern Arizona University announced they will cover tuition expenses for every Arizona student who is admitted to the university and has a household income of $65,000 or less starting in fall 2023.  Details available here.
 
Summer is a good time to take the SAT and/or ACT tests. Info in this SAT/ACT Testing document will get you to the registration links and provides upcoming testing dates.   
 
Announcing a summer Future Health Leaders Camp (Virtual) taking place June 20th – June 24th open to all high school students who are interested in exploring careers in health care.  

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 is now accepting applications for the 22/23 school year.  IBE not only offers financial need-based awards, they also accept Arizona tax credit recommendations for Salpointe students. Please apply at