Principal's Corner

Emily Caster at Graduation

Greetings Pointer Students and Families,

The school year is off to an outstanding start at Sparrows Point High School! Many of our clubs and activities are in full swing, offering a great opportunity for every student to get involved in SPHS. Students will find information about upcoming meetings on posters throughout the building and on daily announcements. We encourage all students to maximize their high school experience by getting actively involved in our school community.

A continued focus this year will be to recognize our students who are showing excellence in academics and positive behavior. We call this the “Pointer Bark.” B: Be Prepared, A: Act Responsibly, R: Respect Self and Others, K: Keep on Learning. In support of this, we began our “Pointer of the Week” student recognition program this past week. Congratulations to our recipients this week, Ahmeer W. and Luke. B.!

As an update, we are nearly finished with student device roll out. Students should bring their fully charged device to school each day. Parents are asked to periodically check that their student is appropriately maintaining their device, charger and bag.

In order to ensure a safe and smooth start to each day, students who are being dropped off or walking to school in the morning are to arrive after 7:15 am. At that time, students may enter the building and wait in one of the lobbies until 7:30 am, when they can go to their first period. We ask that you not drop off students until 7:15 am each morning.

Lastly, we need the support of all students and parents in ensuring that our classrooms are spaces filled with active engagement and collaboration. In support of that, cell phones are expected to be off and away during instructional time. Students may access their phones during change of classes and lunch. Otherwise, we expect that phones are not visible in the classroom, unless permission is provided from the teacher, as part of the instructional program.

One of our goals is to see that the parents and guardians of our students- like the students themselves- feel at home at Sparrows Point High School.  As the school year progresses, should you have any questions or concerns, I welcome your phone call or email. With your help, this will certainly be a meaningful and fulfilling year for our students.

Kind regards,

Emily J. Caster


Information and Upcoming Events:

Fall Athletic Photos will take place this September 16, beginning at 2:30 pm, student athletes have been provided picture forms.

Back to School Night: September 19, 5:00-8:00 pm. Our evening will begin at 5:00 pm with a session for 9th grade students and families. Students of all grade levels and their families are invited to the opening session in the auditorium at 5:45 pm, with classroom visits beginning at 6:05 pm. We will have representatives from the PTSA, SPECIES Booster Club, Athletic Booster Club and Class Boosters available to provide you information about membership and apparel. We are happy to welcome the BCPS Parent Mobile and Chick-Fil-A (selling refreshments) as well this year.

Senior College Information Night: The SPHS Counseling Office invites you and your families to join us Tuesday, September 24th from 6-7 PM in the SPHS Library for Senior College Information Night! We will provide an in-depth look at the college application process to ensure that you are set up for success. You do not want to miss out on this information!

Class of 2022 Fall Mum Fundraiser: Back by popular demand, the Class of 2022 is selling fall mums. Order forms are available from the main office, on our website or by emailing Ms. Kirkpatrick ( PLEASE RETURN MONEY & FORMS TO MRS. KIRKPATRICK & MR. IMIRIE BY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019.