Salpointe Weekly Peek - September 23, 2022

Happy Friday, Lancers!
This week’s prayer is from Stacy Lewis, Salpointe Exercise Science faculty:
Mighty God, thank you that you know me and you love me. The ability to teach is a gift from you. Help me to use the teaching gift you have given me effectively. May I be filled with your spirit to give me the enthusiasm, strength and love I need to carry out my role. Give me assurance that you are always with me. May God the Father prepare my journey, Jesus the Son guide my footsteps and the Holy Spirit watch over me, on every path that I follow. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
Dear Parents,

Please join me in congratulating Kathryn Bowsher '23 and Brendan Meixner '23 as Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended students placed among 50,000 students nationwide who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

This week our homeroom teachers have continued to share PSAT strategies with their students. Please ask your child to show you the study guide they were given to prepare for this exam at home. In addition to the ZAPS Strategy Session being offered on Saturday, October 8, we are excited to announce that we will also be offering a Math PSAT Bootcamp on Saturday, October 1 from 8 am-12 pm. This bootcamp will be offered to the first 30 students who sign up. The sign up for this bootcamp will be with Mr. Pierre Mazboudi in Room 204.

Finally, this week I had the privilege of sharing a few hours with your children during their Kairos experience. Having the opportunity to witness the emotional and spiritual growth of our students, coupled with the sheer love and dedication of our teachers and campus ministry, was incredible. Thank you for sharing your amazing children with us and allowing us to be a part of their journey.


Ardemis Martin
Proud Principal
IMPORTANT Changes to myPointe
Parents were sent a letter this week with instructions on how to access their myPointe account. These changes must be made before September 27, 2022. Jeff Mounts, Student Information Systems Manager, is available for in-person help on Monday, September 26 from 7:30-9:30 am in the Click Library. View letter here.
Please call/email ext.1234
if your student is going to be late or is absent.
***If your student needs to leave early - Please call at least 1 hour
prior to when they need to leave in order to have your student
dismissed on time. 
++All calls in attendance go to voicemail which is then converted to emails for accurate documentation.
If the pick up time is within the last 1/2 hour of school, please avoid
the backups in the Glenn Street parking lot by picking up your student on Copper.
Student Photos
Interested in ordering your school photo? Please contact Rembrandt Photography via phone 520-797-9200 or 520-326-5499 - or email them at to view proofs. You may also stop by their office at 2927 N. Country Club Rd.: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: If you were absent on photo day or need to retake your photo, please complete this FORM.  Retakes will be on October 26th from 2:30-3:30 pm in Alumni Hall.
Salpointe Recycle Drive
Did you know that we can recycle more than what we put out in curbside bins? As part of Salpointe’s 4R (reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse) Care for Creation efforts, we are holding a recycle drive for items that can not be easily recycled curbside. These items includes the following:
  • Paint (more than 1/3 can)
  • Batteries (rechargeable, small button, lithium, car) - please separate items
  • Electronic waste (computers, cables, printer cartridges, no CRT monitors) 
Bring your hard to recycle items to the back side of the Science wing (600s) on Saturday, October 1, from 10:00 am-noon. Enter through the Glenn gate. Salpointe will collect items and ensure they are properly recycled through the City of Tucson’s HHW program. If you are unable to bring items on October 1, we will also be collecting them ahead of time on Friday, September 30.

Carmelite Spirituality 

Catholic Schools’ Second Collection September 24-25! How can you help?
First, by donating to this second collection if you are able. Second, please remember our school leaders, pastors, teachers, parents, and most especially our students in your prayers. Third, please promote
Catholic education in your community. One of the best gifts we can offer the youth is formation in the faith that is integrated with their academic and social life through the ministry of Catholic education.

Student Services

Character Counts
On Wednesday, Rylen focused on how trustworthiness involves four key aspects of character and the importance of always walking the talk when it comes to integrity (Trustworthiness). On Thursday, Albert brought back memories of heroes we may have looked up to as children before highlighting the importance of being our true self and living a life of moral courage (Authenticity). Follow the links to read the full commentaries!

College Counseling

Seniors & Families: Please read through the September College Admissions Newsletter, and contact Mrs. McCall with questions. You'll find details on our upcoming College Fair on Tues, 25 Oct @ 2:00 pm. See the colleges that will be visiting & register!
Register here for our Oct 19  FAFSA Night, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Pima Community College Outreach has partnered with us to help families complete the FAFSA step-by-step. This is a wonderful opportunity to get it taken care of with professionals by your side.
Juniors and seniors: Register for visits with college admissions reps via Naviance. We have many reps visiting our campus over the next few months to meet with interested Salpointe students. 
9/27 @ 10:00 am: Arizona State University
9/30 @ 11:00 am: University of Arizona, Franke Honors College
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Financial Aid

Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) - Referral Program Presentation
Empower your family to meet your tuition needs with the CTSO Referral Program. Join us on Monday, September 26 at 6:00 pm in the Click Family Library. Amy Euler, CTSO's Scholarship Manager, will give the presentation. Learn about this great opportunity and get answers to your Referral Program questions. Open to current and incoming families.


CTE/JTED Theater Technical Challenge Competition
Frida Duarte ’24, Gavin Evanson '25 , Amelia Krikawa ’24, Luciana Lavin '24, Andre Romero’24, Adalberto Rosas '25, Reese Tyburec ’24 and Margaret Williams '25 represented Salpointe and Troupe 5370 with pride at the CTE/JTED Theatre Technical Challenge competition this week. They competed in seven events and brought home three wins: Backdrop Folding, Cable Coiling and Prop Changeover. Congratulations!
Rememberin’ Stuff - By Elenor Harder
(Advanced Drama production, competition show) When a group of high school drama students is given the assignment to share their memories, the result is an eclectic collection of hilarious, heartfelt, serious, intense and inspiring scenes. A truly ’memorable’ play! Show dates are 9/30 at 7:00 pm and 10/1 at 7:00 pm. Salpointe students/faculty get in FREE with school IDs, $5 for everyone else. Purchase online here. If bought at the door, the price is $7.  
Sonoran Plein Air Painters 
The "Painting Out, Painting In" exhibit is now on on display, with an Artist Reception on October 1 from 5-7 pm. Gallery hours are 12-4 pm on September 24 and October 1. View flyer here.


Lil' Lancer Dancer Clinic
Calling all Lil' Lancer Dancers' ages 4-12. Pomline will be hosting their Lil' Lancer Dancer Clinic on October 22 from 9:00 am-noon! Dancers will go through a warmup, learn cheers and a halftime dance. The halftime dance will be performed on Friday, October 28 at the Varsity Football Game vs Tolleson. All registered dancers by October 19th will receive a t-shirt and bow to wear on performance night. For more information click here Lil’ Lancer Dance Clinic or contact Simone at
Cross Country
The Lancer cross country team competed in the Mt. Carmel Invitational in San Diego last weekend. The team raced against 45
other schools, brought home 18 medals and had three individual champions - Kylie Wild and Michael Urbanski in the elite invitational races and Alex Montano in the girl's junior race.
Salpointe Esports will host Open Lab on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29 in Room 416, from 3:30-5:00 pm. Bring friends! Prepare to battle AIA Esports teams in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Rocket League. Exhibition matches begin October 4 in the AIA.
Parents are invited to a virtual information session, 3:15-3:45 pm on Tuesday, September 27. Contact Coach Amy Ball,, for the meeting link.

Spirit Store

The Spirit Store is getting ready for cooler weather (or cold classrooms) with more styles arriving! New merchandise is being stocked this week and there are new markdowns available for you! Lancer fall sports have begun so don't forget to show your Lancer Pride with any of our fan gear available now in the Spirit Store.
A limited number of 2022 parking passes are still available. These will sell out! If students have signed up for one but have not picked one up yet, I recommend they do ASAP. Students must fill out the online form prior to coming into the store with their license and $20 to receive the pass.  
Check our website for current hours. We look forward to serving you!
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore

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