Welcome from the Principal
Mrs. Tomika Banks M.Ed
It has been a wonderful year here at Mountain Pointe! It is with great enthusiasm that I write to you from the of use of Principal of this amazing school and community. I will be stepping in this year as the Interim Principal of Mountain Pointe and I am excited to lead with “pride”. I hope that your summer is off to a great start with a planned time for family, fun, and relaxation.
The 2017-2018 school year saw our students and staff again recognized for outstanding achievement. Many accolades were earned throughout the year. Mountain Pointe was awarded the A+ award of excellence for the third time in our schools' history. Mr. Joe Dominguez, Ms. Beatrice Williams, and Mrs. Melissa Wendell were all Tempe Diablos winners this past year. Mrs. Lorie Warnock and Mr. Eric Lauer were recognized as Tempe Diablo nominees. We also had nine students graduate in 2018 that earned their Associate of Arts degrees from Rio Salado Community College. These students took advantage of the Dual Enrollment Program during high school and got a jump start on their college studies. The class of 2018 saw nearly $26 million of scholarship offers and over 90% of the graduating class is moving on to post-secondary education. These are just a few of the many accomplishments this year by the Pride.
Just as important as the continued high level of academic achievement, is the tradition of giving back and serving the community that our students have established. The class of 2018 immersed themselves in the attitude of helping others. Among the charities, benefitting from our students' involvement were March of Dimes, St. Vincent de Paul, American Cancer Society, Christmas Angels, Phoenix Rescue Mission, United Blood Services, Arizona Humane Society, and the Phoenix Child Crisis Center. All of our clubs and athletic teams are involved in activities that give back to the community. The staff at Mountain Pointe High School is extremely proud of all of our students and their hard work.
As we transition to a new school year, we will have a few changes administratively that I would like to share with you. Mr. Joe Dominguez will be the Interim Assistant Principal of Academics and Mr. Aaron Frana will be serving as the Interim Assistant Principal of Activities; Mr. Michael Griffith will continue to serve MP as the Assistant Principal or Athletics. As we go to print on the newsletter, we have not hired our Dean of Students yet. I will send out an email once that selection is made.
Welcome class of 2022 and to all of those transferring to Mountain Pointe! When you enter Mountain Pointe High School you will feel the tradition of “purpose, pride, and performance”. Those that have walked the halls before have set a standard of excellence. As members of the Pride, it is your responsibility to raise that level even higher. Reach for success, we are here to help you. I look forward to building a positive relationship with all of our students and families.
The Mountain Pointe front office will be experiencing renovation during the summer months and we anticipate it being complete by the end of the summer. We will be servicing families from the Guidance area and will have directional signs on campus that will assist you in finding the location of the temporary front office.
School begins August 6th and learning takes place on the 1st day of class. See you all then. Remember, my door is always open.
Degrees and Certifications:
Master in Education M.Ed