Salpointe Weekly Peek - May 10, 2024

Happy Friday, Lancers!

Lord Jesus, You chose Your disciples, despite their human faults. In my strengths and weaknesses, may I find ways to serve You. Amen. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us. 

General Announcements

After School Tutoring
The week of 5/13 is the last week for After School Tutoring. Come to rooms 408 and 411 for tutoring in all subjects. Tutoring time is 3:00-4:15 p.m. Get help studying for you exams. Everyone is welcome. For any questions, email swelchert@salpointe.org.
 
All Salpointe Students invited to Commencement
All Salpointe students are invited to attend the Commencement of the Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. in the TCC Arena. If you would like to attend, pick up a ticket from Mrs. Roche in the Principal's Office.
 
Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to Cody Rees ‘24, who was presented with the Didinium Scholarship from the Diocese of Tucson for his work in the food service industry while in high school. Congratulations also to Jaelyn Leyva ‘24, who won the Richard Freeman Organization Scholarship.
 
Spain and Portugal Summer 2025
We have 3 remaining spots left for our 2025 Summer Europe trip to Portugal and Spain. You may scan the QR code to bring up the trip information or reach out to Stacy Lewis for details. Registration for this trip will close on May 20th.
 
Lancer Leaders
Juniors & Sophomores: Would you like to develop your leadership skills? Would you like to help other students? Can you commit to some training next semester and being a mentor for the next school year? Would you like to earn school service hours?

We are seeking 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 Friday, May 17th.
 
STEM Microbes Summer Camp for 7th & 8th Graders 
The Microbes 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 the vast world of microbes, how we are able to look at them and why they are critical to life on the planet. Camp schedule is Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday, July 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration fee includes lunch Monday-Thursday. Please contact Ms. Cecilia Lluria-Gossler at cgossler@salpointe.org for more information. Registration is $500 per student. Space is limited to 20 students. Click  for more information and to register.

Spirituality

Steubenville West Conference
St. Thomas the Apostle is extending an invite to Salpointe teens to come to Steubenville West, one of the top Catholic Conferences in the United States, from July 12-14 at TCC. Spots are limited and first-come, first-serve. Cost is $220 and includes the conference fee, two nights at Hilton DoubleTree, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and a t-shirt. Don't miss out! For more information, view flyer here.

Seniors

Order Graduation Photos
Attention all Seniors and Parents: Rembrandt Photography will be in attendance at our graduation to take photos of our seniors as after they walk across the stage. Please see the attachment for more information. For any questions, please contact Rembrandt directly at 520-797-9200.
 
TCC Arena: Information for Commencement Ceremony
Senior Families: As you prepare for Graduation, we want to alert you to security protocols at the TCC Arena so you can inform your guests.
 
The TCC has a clear bag policy. Additionally, guests will have to pass through metal detectors as they arrive at the Arena. NO balloons, Fatheads or airhorns are allowed into the Arena for the Commencement.
 
Snack bars will be open. The Arena will be open at 8:30 a.m. so your guests can view the livestream of the Baccalaureate Mass on the big screen in the Arena. There is a charge for parking at the TCC lots.
 
Please alert your guests so they are prepared on May 25. 
 
Livestream Links for Graduation
Class of 2024 and Families: We are happy to share with you the links for the livestreaming of this year's Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremonies. Click here for the Mass link and here for the Commencement. Please share with your out of town relatives and friends so they can attend virtually and celebrate with you!
 
College Counseling for Seniors
Seniors, inside the final College Newsletter for the Class of 2024, we have a few last details to share regarding lockers, diplomas and transcripts. We wish you all the best as your journey unfolds!

Juniors

College Counseling for Juniors
Tara McCall has met with many juniors this semester, some of whom are excited for their future, some who wonder why she is asking them about their future plans! That’s OK, everyone is at their own place and pace. In this College Counseling Newsletter for Juniors she shares some key points for you to know regarding researching colleges, SAT/ACT testing and summer plans.
 
Kickstart U College Application Workshop
Do you need a “Kickstart” on Your College Application Essay? The  College Application Workshop is an innovative program designed to help students tell their unique stories to the colleges they aspire to attend. Our program employs proven strategies for developing a winning application packet. Our workshop size is limited to 12 or fewer participants to ensure that all students receive the attention they deserve. Our program is designed to meet the needs of students who intend to apply to out-of-state schools and competitive universities and programs.
 
Upon completion of the Kickstart U College Application Workshop, Students Will Have:
-Multiple Application Essay Drafts
-Toolkit for Polishing Successful Application Essays
-Personal Feedback on Essay Drafts
-Brag sheet and Academic Resume Support
-The Common App Preparation Support
-Tools for Finding the Right Schools and Scholarship Opportunities
 
Workshops are first come, first served, so sign up soon!
Session I: Class of '25 Kickstart U College Application Workshop - May 28-May 31; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - $385.00
Back-to-School Session: Class of '25 Kickstart U College Application Workshop - July 22-July 25; 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. - $385.00

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) - 24/25 School year - Applications now open!
You can apply to FAIR at www.fairapp.com using Salpointe's School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800. Please note: although applications are submitted through FAIR, all funds come from Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO). Please be sure to select the correct school year when applying.

Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) - now accepting applications for 24/25!
Arizona Leadership Foundation offers Low Income and Disabled/Displaced tax credit scholarships.
Please utilize the ALF Online Portal to submit your scholarship application. 2023 Federal Income Taxes (IRS Form 1040) are required with each application. If filing an IRS extension, please view the tip sheet for additional directions. Incomplete applications for both programs will be rejected. The Tip Sheet and Scholarship Flyer provide additional information. Supplemental Forms can be found on the ALF website, click HERE. If eligible for both Low Income and Disabled/Displaced, an application must be completed for each program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ALF: 
A new application must be completed each school year. Deadline to apply is June 17, 2024.

Institute for Better Education (IBE) - now accepting applications for the 24/25 school year! Also still accepting applications for the current 23/24 school year.
IBE not only offers financial need-based awards, but they also accept Arizona tax credit recommendations for Salpointe students. Please apply at www.ibescholarships.org. A new application must be completed each school year. Please be sure to select the correct school year.
 
View more Financial Aid information here.

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 Salpointe Spirit Store on campus 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 40% off or more select styles!
 
Summer Closure: June 21-July 19th, opening July 22nd for 2024-2025 school year.
 
Time to restock & refresh your polos!
Summer Uniform Sales and Pick-up dates:
Mon, June 10 - Thurs, June 13th, Open 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Mon, July 22 - Thurs, July 25th, Open 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Buy 5 or more uniform polos and get 10% off polos
 
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.

Repeat Announcement

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.
 
Used Truck Needed
Have a used truck you’d like to donate? Salpointe needs a 2015 or newer, open bed truck with less than 50,000 miles. If you would like to donate it to Salpointe, please contact Todd Schulte at tschulte@salpointe.org. Thank you!
 
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 lmathias@salpointe.org.
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Tucson, AZ 85719
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