Salpointe Weekly Peek - May 5, 2023

Happy Friday, Lancers!

Phil Becker, Director of Campus Ministry

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Urn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Pray for us. 

General Announcements:

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
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.
Chromebook Repair Information
The Chromebook Repair Guide is a helpful resource for parents and students who need assistance with troubleshooting and repairing student-owned devices. This guide not only provides step-by-step instructions for fixing common issues but also includes information on how to send your Chromebook to Dell for repair if necessary (usually free of cost). Whether it's a problem with the screen, keyboard, or operating system, the guide can help you identify the issue and find the appropriate solution. please read the guide carefully and follow the instructions closely to ensure that the repair process is successful. Loaner Chromebooks are available in room 300 while repairs take place. If you have any questions along the way, please contact Marc Hermes at
Robert Mac '86 Comedy Show
Robert Mac '86 will be at Laffs this weekend, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and May 6 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $20 for regular tickets, $25 for preferred seating. Don't miss out!
Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop Volunteers Needed
The ACTIC program needs student volunteers to be role players at their Active Shooter trainings this summer. All students are welcome and will receive certificates for the amount of hours they volunteer (that can be used as community service hours). View flyer here and student volunteer waiver here.
PACC Foster/Volunteer Opportunities
Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is looking for enthusiastic and compassionate individuals who are interested in giving back to their community by volunteering or fostering for the PACC animals.
Volunteering and fostering for Pima Animal Care Center is a rewarding experience that not only benefits the animals but also provides a valuable learning experience for students. By giving their time and attention, students can gain valuable skills in animal care, teamwork, and communication while contributing to the greater good of their community.
Students from all backgrounds and levels of experience can participate. Volunteering or fostering for Pima Animal Care Center can be a great addition to a resume or college application. PACC has multiple different avenues for students to help! From Marketing assistance to creating enrichment items for our animals, there's have something for everyone.
If you are interested in helping PACC, please visit


College Acceptances, Class of 2023
Congratulations to our Seniors, who have been admitted to 200 colleges to date, and awarded over $24.5M in scholarships! View list here.
Graduation Reminders for Seniors and Families
Some reminders for seniors and parents of seniors:
Graduation rehearsals for seniors are mandatory. Please do not schedule appointments or plan family tasks for seniors during these times:
Thursday, May 11, TCC rehearsal, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12, Cathedral rehearsal, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Seniors should be at the Cathedral on Saturday, May 13, between 8:15-8:30 a.m.
The Arena at the TCC will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 for guests to view the Livestream of the Baccalaureate Mass. The Livestream for Mass will be here, while the Livestream for Commencement will be at this link
TCC Commencement Info for Families of Seniors
As we look forward to Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2023 at the Tucson Convention Center, please be aware of the following information regarding security and safety protocols at the TCC. Please pass this information along to your guests, so they are prepared for extra time through security screening, and that they are aware of the clear bag policy. Additionally, TCC prohibits bringing helium balloons, air horns, or bottled water through security. Complete information from the TCC website is linked here.


College Planning for Juniors and Parents
ASU, NAU and the University of Arizona teamed up to create two informative videos specifically about the college admissions process to help Juniors navigate this exciting time.
Getting Ahead: Prepare now for your senior year. Hear from admission professionals at your three in-state universities to get advice on preparing for your senior year and college applications.
Paying for College: Understanding financial aid and scholarships. Attend this session to hear from your in-state universities about paying for college, ways to earn merit-based scholarships and understanding college attainment programs at each university. Visit the Tri-University website for more information.
Cafecito con Colegios Webinar Series
The Western Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting a special web series, Cafecito con Colegios. On Saturday, May 6th at 9:30 a.m. where they will unpack myths about the college process. Panelists will feature high school counselors and college admission officers and will be available in Spanish. If you would like to attend the virtual program, visit the registration link.

Juniors & Sophomores

23-24 Lancer Leaders
Juniors and Sophomores,
Would you like to develop your leadership skills? Would you like to help other students? Can you commit to being a mentor for the next school year? Would you like to earn school service hours?
We are continuing to create a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience.
Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the Lancer Leaders program trains mentors from sophomore and junior classes to be Lancer Leaders. As positive role models, Lancer Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.
Please complete this form before May 8th.

Student Services

Character Counts
In the commentaries this week, Rylen discussed Synergy and the Body of Christ.Albert used a common analogy to discuss how to Sharpen the Saw. Follow the links to read the full commentaries!


STEM Arthropods Summer Camp for 7th & 8th Graders
The Arthropods STEM Summer Camp is taking place on the Salpointe campus this summer for rising 7th and 8th graders. Salpointe faculty members will lead students on a fascinating journey in the study of ecology, evolution and behavior; mechanics and engineering; and biotechnology. Camp schedule is Monday, July 17 - Thursday, July 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday, July 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee includes lunch Monday-Thursday. Please contact Ms. Cecilia Lluria-Gossler at for more information. Registration is $500 per student. Space is limited to 20 students. Click here for more information and to register.

Spirit Store

Have any Salpointe gear you'd like to donate? Seniors cleaning out their closets? You can always drop off your gently used Salpointe uniforms or outerwear in the Spirit Store or at the Salpointe Thrift Store at 1705 E Fort Lowell Rd.
$5.00 t-shirt sale all month and additional items on clearance! Plan for next year and get your outerwear now on sale!
Save the dates
Uniform Sales and Pick-up: May 30-June 8th
Book Swap: June 10
June 5-8th, store hours will be 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. all week. 
Summer Closure: June 12-July 14th
Opening July 17th for 2023-2024 school year.
Price Increase Alert
Due to costs increasing from distributors, beginning May 30th, our standard, short sleeved uniform polos price will increase from $17 to $20. Please stop by and stock up before the increase from our current inventory.
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.
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore. Store hours can be found on our website.

Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
Attendance: (520) 327-1990
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