Salpointe Weekly Peek - March 1, 2024

Happy Friday, Lancers!

Loving God, I come before You in need and in gratitude. In times of illness or struggle, please give me the help I need to remain strong in faith. In times of loneliness, please bestow a renewed sense of belonging. In prayer, I give You thanks that, in asking, I have already received the grace needed to believe. Amen. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us.

General Announcements

Salpointe Summer School
Salpointe summer school will be offering classes in English and Math only. Students need to talk with their class counselor about summer school information and registration.

English Class offerings (English classes are not offered for acceleration): English I, English I Honors, English II, English II Honors and American Literature

Math Class offerings:
Algebra I (This class is not offered for acceleration)
Geometry (acceleration is available for those students approved by the Math Department. Students must attend class at Salpointe).
Algebra II (acceleration is available for those students approved by the Math Department. Students must attend class at Salpointe).

For Class of 2028 Summer School, please contact Mr. Mounts at 520-547-5906

Students need to have submitted a course waiver for summer school acceleration. See Mr. Mounts in room 304 if not sure how to submit a course waiver.
Session I Dates: May 28, 2024, to June 11, 2024. There is school on Fridays.
Session II Dates: June 12, 2024 to June 27, 2024. There is no school on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. There is school on Fridays in session II.
Class time is from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Tuition cost is $250 per session. Students are allowed only one absence in summer school.
For questions, please contact Mr. Mounts at 520-547-5906.
Casa Alitas Drive and Service Hours
The Spanish Honor Society is working with Casa Alitas to help political asylum seekers and refugees from all over the world. We are collecting gently used winter clothes, shoes and backpacks. As Bishop Edward Weisenburger says: "Casa Alitas' migrant-aid effort, through Catholic Community Services, is an embodiment of the Gospel." We are moved to witness the gratitude of the migrant families, who often arrive at Casa Alitas having walked through the soles of their shoes. We will be taking donations until the end of the school year. Additionally, if any Salpointe student is looking to complete their volunteer hours, they are welcome to join us every Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Please contact Ms. Owens or Mejía-García for more information. For more information, click here.
College Planning
College Knowledge for Fr, So & Jr Students and Parents is a workshop to gain a better understanding of the college application process, including; timeline, how to prepare, and how to pay for college. It's never too early to start thinking about future plans! Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m. in Foundation Hall. Please register to attend.
Making the Most of Spring Break: A Guide to Campus Visits for Families is a great resource for visiting colleges during our upcoming spring break!


Senior College Planning
College acceptances are flowing in for our seniors, who have been admitted to a variety of universities. We are so anxious to hear about your college plans! Students, please remember to 1.) mark your acceptances, denials and wait-list decisions in Scoir (under 'Applied'), and 2.) send a copy of college decisions and academic scholarships to
Each year we compile a list of colleges offering acceptance and scholarship from those students who have sent us college decision letters and we track this information closely. For example, here is the Class of 2023 College Acceptances.


Kickstart U College Application Workshops
Juniors and Parents: Do you Know about the KickStart U College Application Workshop? 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 can focus on and enjoy their senior year. Students will work on writing college application essays, developing a college list and completing their Senior Bragsheet. Workshop dates are May 28-31 and July 22-25. Registration information are at Contact Mr. Tim Evans with questions at
Junior College Planning
Juniors have been learning about college exploration this semester. They have been invited to join Scoir, our college counseling platform. Encourage your student to invite you! They also need to take the Scoir survey to help us understand their future goals. We have an upcoming workshop for students who are interested in applying out of the state for college, called the 'Get Out of Town Workshop.' The following workshop dates are available: Saturday, March 16th @ 3:00 p.m., Foundation Hall, or Saturday, April 13th @ 3:00 p.m. (Virtual)

Financial Aid

Arizona Tuition Connection - Scholarship Coaching Session
Monday, March 4, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.
Do you have questions about what scholarships your family can receive? Learn how there are scholarships available for all students in low, medium and high income families. It is not too late to receive funding: Arizona Tuition Connection does not have any application deadlines! This one hour training will give you the education and tools you need to be successful in maximizing your scholarship awards. Every parent should plan on attending! We will meet on campus in the Click Family Library.

IBE Tax Credit Presentation
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.
Please join us 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. We look forward to seeing you there! 
View more Financial Aid information here.

Fine Arts

2D Art Students Exhibiting in Local Venues
2D Visual Art students were invited to show their artwork at two Tucson locations this Spring: the UA Museum of Art the month of March (Tatiana Guttierez, Renata Ascencio Gonzalez) and the Joel Valdez Main Library, March - May (Ava Stabbert; Riley Covey; Kate Hartenbach; Logan Wertz; Mo Montoya). Congratulations to these fine artists!
March is "Music In Our Schools" Month
Thank you to all our students involved in Jazz Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra, Choir and School Mass Choir! 

Spirit Store

You're invited to some after-work shopping! On Tuesday, March 5th, we will extend our hours and will be open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We are doing our annual Spring Cleaning and will have many items on clearance to move! Come in for more savings on all of sweatshirts, jackets and hoodies in stock.
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 SAL or club shirts are reminded to pick up their orders in the Spirit Store as soon as possible.
The Spirit Store will be closed March 25th -April 1st for Spring/Easter Break.
Follow the Spirit Store on Instagram for sales, store updates, and more @salpointespiritstore.

Repeat Announcements

Early Dismissal/Leaving Campus
Attendance Line number is 520-327-1990.
Please be sure to give at least a two hour notice for your request to be processed. All early dismissal requests are retrieved from voicemail. We do not have an intercom system, we have TAs taking passes to class to get students dismissed.
Care for Creation Recycle Drive
Salpointe will be hosting its 2nd annual Care for Creation drive. This year's event will include collection of recyclables that can not be disposed of curbside AND care for our animal friends.
On Saturday, March 16, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, bring in old paint (⅓ can or more), batteries (rechargeable, Alkaline, small button, lithium) and e-waste (computers, cell phones, cables, etc.-no CRT screen). Also, bring in dog/cat food and used blankets or towels for animals awaiting homes at Pima Animal Care Center. Free collars and engraved tags will be available to take home for your pets.
Collection will take place on the north side of the Science wing. Enter through the Glenn St. Entrance. For more information, contact
Prayer Book
In celebration of Salpointe's 75th Anniversary next year, the school is publishing a prayer book. We invite all students and parents to submit prayers that are special to them or create their own. Please send prayers and any questions to
Junior League Cinderella's Closet
Junior League of Tucson is hosting Project Cinderella's Closet on Saturday, March 23, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at 2099 E. River Rd. This year, they are also open by appointment from Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22. For a weekday appointment, please contact Any high school student who is in need of a gown, accessories, jewelry, shoes etc. for prom is welcome to browse through their inventory of previously owned and donated items. It is FREE and the student may select whatever they choose. This is a fantastic opportunity to select a beautiful gown, shoes and all of the accessories free of charge. 
After School Tutoring
Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday, from 3:00-4:15 p.m. to get help with homework and studying. Tutoring in Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Spanish and Theology is offered. Students should report to the sign in table between Rooms 408 and 411. Everyone is welcome. Attendance for tutoring can be viewed through myPointe to monitor students' participation. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Welchert.
Salpointe Thrift Shop
The Salpointe Thrift Shop is in need of volunteers and donations! The store is located at 1705 E. Fort Lowell Road. For more information, call 520-327-5576
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 Catholic High School

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