Salpointe Weekly Peek - March 3, 2023

Weekly Peek Prayer:

Dear Lord, thank you so much for another day of life on Earth. Thank you for another beautiful sunrise to enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature, from the cool breeze brushing through the trees to the birds singing melodies. You are a wonderful God, full of grace and mercy. I praise you for allowing me another day to spend with my family. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us. 

General Announcements:

Testing of Block Schedule - please read letter.
Please read this letter regarding a Modified Schedule for next week. This will help better prepare us for the full block schedule that will go into place next school year.
See Something, Say Something Tip Line
Making a false report can have serious consequences for the individual against whom you made the report. Both this and the waste of resources to investigate a false report is unacceptable to the Salpointe Administration.
Parking and Pick-up tidbits
Students: please remember the parking lot at the corner of Cherry Ave. and Copper St. is a Teacher, Staff and Visitor-only parking lot. Parking your vehicle there will result in a citation, booting or towing of your vehicle. Please use the Glenn St. lot, QB Club lot or approved surface street parking.

Parents: Please try to pick up your students no earlier than 20 minutes before the end of school bell. Arriving earlier than that creates traffic congestion with supply deliveries, vendors etc. Thank you for your cooperation. 
Early Dismissal/Leaving Campus
Students are required to provide the Attendance Office (Student Services Center) with notification via note or phone call from the parent/guardian prior to leaving campus. Students MAY NOT leave campus without clearance by the Health or Attendance Office. Parents may not remove a student from campus without prior notification to the Attendance Office. Students being picked up with a dismissal slip should report to the Attendance Office (Student Services Center). Violation of this policy may result in an unexcused absence and disciplinary consequences may be imposed.
All early dismissal requests will be retrieved from voicemail. Please be sure to give at least a two hour notice for your request to be processed. We do not have an intercom system, we have TAs taking passes to class to get students dismissed.
Salpointe Employment Opportunities
Please visit our Employment Page for upcoming openings at Salpointe Catholic High School. Feel free to share it with friends and family that meet the qualifications for the position(s). Salpointe offers a welcoming and supportive community as well as a great benefit package that includes a tuition discount. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to Lee Mathias, Dir. of Human Resources at 520-547-5888 or
Summer College Opportunities
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 soon, so now is the time to check it out.
Salpointe Thrift Store
The Salpointe Thrift Store is in need of gently-used household goods, clothing and furniture donations. Proceeds from the Thrift Store benefit Salpointe Catholic High School. The store is located at 1705 E. Ft. Lowell in Tucson (520-327-5576) and is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations are accepted during store hours. Pick-up service for large items is available by calling the store at 520-327-5576.
Pima County Summer Youth and Family Resource Fair
The Pima County Summer Youth and Family Resource Fair is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Pima County Youth One-Stop, 320 N. Commerce Park Loop. It will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. This event is focused on youth and their families. The One-Stop staff will have youth employers and organizations to provide youth an opportunity to work in the summer and beyond. They will also have a resource fair aimed toward families to provide them with information from various organizations. 


Lockheed Martin STEM and Vocational Scholarships
Students interested in pursuing STEM fields at a 4-year college, community college or technical college should consider applying. Scholarship value is $10,000 for the STEM scholarship (and renewable for three years) and $5,000 for the vocational scholarship. Both applications are due March 31.


Junior Get Out of Town Workshop
There are two upcoming options to attend our Get Out of Town Workshop for this semester: March 4th, 3-4:30 p.m. and March 25th, 3-4:30 p.m. There will be another one offered in the fall. There are many steps in the process for students who are applying out of state, and we all need to be on the same page! Register here.

Juniors & Seniors

College Admissions Reps on Campus
Juniors and seniors: Register for upcoming visits with college admissions reps via Naviance.
3/20 @ 9:45 am: University of Arizona
3/22 @ 9:45 am: Northern Arizona University
3/22 @ 11:00 am: Catholic University of America (Tucson campus)
3/28 @ 11:00 am: University of Oregon
3/28 @ 2:30 pm: Northern Michigan University
3/29 @ 9:45 am: Grand Canyon University
3/30 @ @ 2:00 pm: St. John’s College (NM)
3/30 @ 11:00 am: University of Providence (MT)
4/1 @ 9:00 - 11:00 am: Tucson College Fair @ Salpointe Catholic 

Financial Aid

IBE Tax Credit Presentation Please join us on Tuesday, March 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Click Family Library for a presentation on Arizona Tax Credits given by the Institute for Better Education (IBE). IBE will provide helpful information on how to utilize the Arizona State Tax Credit Program to fund your student's tuition here at Salpointe. This presentation is open to all parents and/or any potential Tax Credit Donors looking for more information. 
Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) 23/24 School year NOW OPEN! - Please be sure to apply at using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. The deadline to apply for this current round is April 20. 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).
Read more about Financial Aid here.

Student Services

Character Counts
Commentaries this week focused on Lent. Rylen used a quote from Isaiah to challenge ideas of sacrifice (Our Lenten Sacrifice). Albert reminded us that true sacrifice involves choice (Our Lenten Journey).
ZAPS SAT Workshop
Test Strategy Prep is partnering with Salpointe for ZAPS SAT Workshop. Register before March 15, 2023 for an additional 10% discount. Click on this link or file to register. For additional information, contact Lupita Gomez at or stop by the Student Center.
Mandatory Student Service Hours
All students are required to complete 10 hours of service each year. The due date for hours to be completed and submitted is Monday, May 1, 2023. Students must submit their Service hours through their personal account in x2VOL. Submissions must also include a spiritual reflection. Use the following link to view how to set up an account and submit hours (x2VOL info). Any questions, email Mr. Hayes at


Lancers Take State in Soccer!
Salpointe men's soccer and Salpointe women's soccer both won their respective 4A State Championship games! Men's soccer made school history by winning this soccer title three times in a row. Congratulations, Lancers, well-deserved! 

Fine Arts

Stories that Soar High!
Stories that Soar High! (STS! High) will take place on March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Corcoran Theater. STS! High was Created by Sharon O’Brien, who had a dream that the arts could inspire our communities and also promote literacy through the eyes, ears and minds of our youth. STS! High transforms and shares students’ words and ideas through the arts to inspire creativity, promote active literacy and build engaged communities while supporting their imaginations will putting their words from the page to the stage! Fun for the whole family! View flyer here. Purchase tickets here.
"Owning Your Abilities" Art Show
Join us for an opening reception on March 4, featuring the artwork of individuals with developmental disabilities across Tucson. The gallery will also be open on four consecutive Saturdays: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/1, from 12-4 p.m. Presented by Project Insight and ArtWorks. View flyer here.
University of Arizona Museum of Art High School Art Invitational
"Our Stories: High School Artists" is now open to the public at UAMA, on view until May 20th! It can be seen during regular museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Salpointe Seniors Melissa Large and Sarah Oschmann who were selected to exhibit in this show.
The reception and award celebration for the exhibit will be Saturday March 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. The ceremony will start at 11:30 a.m. All artists will be recognized during the ceremony and the five winners of the Outstanding Emerging Artist Award will be recognized. This event is open to the public and admission is free all day, so feel free to invite friends and family! This is a fun, casual event with light refreshments. Masks are recommended while inside the museum and most UArizona buildings, and masks are available in the lobby of the museum.
A reminder: the museum is free for students from any school and anyone under 18. Active military, tribal members, SNAP card holders and all UArizona faculty/staff/students also receive free admission. The admission price for anyone age 65+ is $6, and $8 for everyone else. You can also get two free adult admissions when you check out a Culture Pass at Pima County Public Libraries. More info here.

Spirit Store

Time for some Spring cleaning! There is a sale on all outerwear until March 10th! Come in for last chance savings on all of sweatshirts, jackets and hoodies. While supplies last.
If you have a Gift Card from last year or older, please be sure to redeem your balance by the end of this month. New Gift Cards are available and make great gifts!
Students that have ordered club shirts are reminded to pick up their orders in the Spirit Store as soon as possible.
The Spirit Store will be closed March 13-17 for Spring Break.
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore

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1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
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