Principal's Corner

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Emily J. Caster, Principal

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POINT PRIDE. Honor tradition. Instill Integrity. Exceed Expectations.

Mrs. Emily J. Caster, Principal

Dear students and parents,

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the fourth marking period of the school year! It will be a busy spring here at Sparrows Point High School, with many exciting events and activities taking place. Please also take a few minutes to review some of the important expectations we have for our students at SPHS.

Our goal continues to be to have every student graduate from high school prepared for the demands of postsecondary education, meaningful careers and effective citizenship. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2017 at their commencement ceremony on June 8, 2016 at Towson University!

Last week, thirty-seven students participated in the first ever Sparrows Point High School AVID Spring Break College Tour. Students visited Towson, Elizabethtown, Hood, Frostburg, Penn State and York over three days. Thank you to AVID Coordinator Dr. Holland for planning this trip!

We also hosted the Alumni Hall of Fame Assembly earlier this month, inducting Class of 1969 members Dr. Gerd Naydock and Vickie Wash. It was an outstanding event for the entire school!

Please check out the Dundalk Eagle for a great review of our musical Hairspray! Many thanks to our school community for supporting the production. Mr. Rolle and the cast and crew of Hairspray did an excellent job!

In other news, we are incredibly proud of the Class of 2018, who had a 97% participation rate on SAT Day. Congratulations Juniors!

Upcoming Events:

Turf Field Dedication, April 26 @ 5:30 pm

Science National Honor Society Induction, April 26 @ 7:00 pm

SPECIES Mulch Sale, April 29 @ 7:30-9:30 am

Spring Concert, May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Senior Prom, May 6

Junior Prom, May 20

Student reminders:

Dress for Success: Students, as well as adults, are expected to act and dress as they would in any professional work environment, per BCPS Rule 5520 and reviewed in the SPHS/BCPS Student Handbook Presentation. Students who are not in compliance with this list will be asked to change, provided with appropriate apparel or their parents will be contacted to obtain appropriate apparel. Please review the Dress for Success diagrams on our school website or on a poster in the school building.

Prom Season: We need everyone’s support to ensure we have a safe a fun prom season. All student will be attending a Prom Promise assembly this month and will be asked to sign the Prom Promise. Please consider volunteering with the PTSA to help throw the After Prom Party on May 6. Please review dance expectations on our school website. A special note to seniors: seniors must have completed all 75 service learning hours, be on the path to pass all classes needed for graduation and have met HSA requirements in order to purchase tickets to the Senior Prom, or attend as a guest. Seniors who are not graduating with their class may not purchase tickets to the Senior Prom, or attend as a guest.

As always, thank you for your support of our students and school. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Emily J. Caster