As we come to the end of the Christmas season we pray the joy of the gift of God’s only son Jesus will remind us daily to love God with our whole heart and to love our neighbor as our self. We pray that people go the extra mile like the Good Samaritan and that we make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us.
Students are permitted 12 absences per semester per class. All school absences, whether approved by the parent/guardian or not, count toward the total of 12 unless it is a school-related activity such as field trips, AIA-sanctioned athletic events, fine arts performances, Kairos or class retreats.
Absence from class is when a student arrives 15 minutes after the class begins.
Parents/Guardians and students should use personal discretion as to how the 12 absences are used, e.g. doctor appointments, illness, college visits, family trips, club tournaments etc.
Students who exceed 12 absences in a class may be removed and lose credit from the course. Students would then be required to remediate the missed course in order to maintain their enrollment.
Attention Students: Parking tickets will be issued for students that park on campus without a permit. If you have lost your pass, please stop by the Spirit Store to have one reissued. 2022-2023 Parking Passes are SOLD OUT.
After School Tutoring
Tutoring for Semester 2, will start on Tuesday January 17, and run every week, Monday-Thursday. Tutoring in Math, English, Science, Theology and Spanish will begin each day 10 minutes after dismissal and run for 80 minutes. Students should report to Foundation Hall to receive free tutoring services. Attendance for tutoring can be viewed through myPointe to monitor students' participation. Any changes will be announced during the Daily announcements.
Our college counselor, Mrs. McCall, invites you to the next college planning workshop: College Roadmap for Parents and Students. This workshop is for interested freshman, sophomores and juniors and their families to better understand the college application process, including timeline, how to prepare and how to pay for college. It's never too early to start thinking about plans for life after high school! We ask that at least one parent attend with their student.
There are many summer opportunities at colleges across the country and abroad available for high school students to take classes, live on campus and learn from professors in a variety of exciting fields. The Summer College Opportunities document is updated regularly as colleges provide their summer program details. Some deadlines are as early as February, so now is the time to check it out.
Senior Tribute Yearbook Ad
Create and purchase a tribute yearbook ad for your graduating senior, as supplies last. View the flyer here for more information and deadlines.
Dorrance Scholarship Program
The Dorrance Scholarship program is offering an information session for parents and students on Tuesday, January 17th. Dorrance Scholars received numerous benefits. In addition to $12,000 in scholarship money each year, students receive increased support, a semester abroad and unique enrichment opportunities. For additional benefits and information, visit their website. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 1st.
Sylvan Learning of Marana provides great ACT and SAT prep for students in our area, including Boot Camps and practice assessments. Register for an upcoming Diagnostic assessment on Saturday, Jan 28th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bank of America Student Leaders
The Bank of America Student Leaders program application is open. Participants get first-hand experience in serving their communities through a paid eight-week summer internship with nonprofits. They also attend the national Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Through these internships and participation in the Summit, they gain practical work and life experience. The deadline to apply is January 13th.
Volunteer Hours Volunteer opportunities are posted on x2vol. Each student must complete 10 hours per year. Parents, you can view opportunities and progress using your students' login information.
Upcoming Service Opportunities:
March for Life
Saturday, January 21 - Event begins with Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral. This will be followed by the march to Holy Hope Cemetery and a memorial service. Students can receive service credit for participating and assisting in the event. March for Life
The Carmelites at St. Cyril’s Parish are looking to create an exciting space for youth called JuCar. This is an extension of the international Carmelite organization for children, teens, and young adults. JuCar centers on discipleship, service, and contemplative prayer in the Carmelite tradition. JuCar will meet every third Sunday of the month after 10 a.m. Mass, starting January 15. Involvement in teaching, liturgy and leadership opportunities can be credited toward Salpointe service hours. For information and sign up click JuCar.
Scotty Bonser '22 to play trumpet with TCU Marching Band at National Championship
Recent Salpointe Catholic grad and TCU freshman Scotty Bonser '22 was a four-year Marching Band member on trumpet and a Drum Major his junior and senior seasons as a Lancer. Scotty moved onto Texas Christian University this past fall and joined the marching band there, also on trumpet. Cheer Scotty on as he will be with the marching band at the college football National Championship as the Horned Frogs take on the Georgia Bulldogs. It will be televised on Monday, January 9th on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. Tucson time.
Esports AIA Competitive Season begins in January 2023!
Are you interested in competitive gaming and representing Salpointe in the statewide scene? Gamers in Rocket League (RL), League of Legends (LoL) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU) are invited to try out for the Salpointe team. Students interested in social media or streaming are invited to join our Content Creators to bring our matches to the Salpointe community.
In Spring 2021, we earned AIA State Runner-up in League of Legends. Our team qualified for playoffs in RL, LoL and/or SSBU every competitive season from 2020 to 2022. In Fall 2022, our equipment upgrades were completed with the addition of HPz2 computers.
Please Note: Interested students must participate in tryouts/practices on January 11 and 12, 2023. We will meet in room 416 (Digital Photo Lab) on that Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30-5pm. For more information, contact Coach Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year to all of our Lancer families! The Spirit Store is starting off 2023 with our annual in-store clearance sale! Help us make way for spring Lancer gear and get some great deals on outerwear and last-of-their-kind items! Our in-store sale will run from Monday, January 9th, through Friday, January 13th. Please see our web page for store hours.