Principal's Corner

Emily Caster at Graduation

Greetings Pointer Students and Families,


It’s hard to believe that the school year ends in just over a month, on June 17. You can find the senior class and underclassmen final exam schedule on our school website at

As the school years ends, we wish a fond farewell to the Class of 2019. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with our seniors, as they take on new challenges and experiences.

We will also be collecting student devices in the coming weeks. You can assist us in making this process as efficient as possible by reviewing the following information in advance of collection day:

•We need the device, charger, bag and strap. If anything is missing you will need to fill out a (Student Device Obligation Report)

•We need the bags to be wiped down thoroughly.

•We need devices and chargers with any damage reported prior to collection. (Please bring to Mr. Wratchford in order to put in a ticket.)

•We need devices clear of all stickers with the exception of the barcode.

•We need devices missing barcodes to be reported in order to have a ticket put in place. (Please bring to Mr. Wratchford in order to put in a ticket.)

•We need missing chargers to be reported in order for students to pay this obligation and to order more chargers. (Please let Mr. Wratchford know so he may put in a ticket to order chargers.  Replacement fees will apply.)

I’m pleased to share that on Wednesday, May 1, three Senior Pointers were honored by the BCPS Office of Career and Technology Education at the annual Outstanding CTE Student Recognition Ceremony.  Jesse S. was recognized as the outstanding Business completer.  Dustin K. was recognized as the outstanding IT completer.  And, Danny D. was recognized as the outstanding School to Career student AND had the additional honor of being selected to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.  This ceremony recognized the hard work and high standards that all three of these students have demonstrated in their CTE programs.  Please join us in congratulating Jesse, Dustin and Danny for a job well done.

Our seniors recently celebrated their senior prom at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, a great time was had by all! Thank you to our PTSA for planning a wonderful after-prom party for our students!

In closing, a reminder that we welcome and encourage active involvement from our parents and families. Please join our PTSA, attend a parent workshop, follow us on Twitter @SparrowsPointHS, access our school website, and attend the many activities and athletic events here on campus.

I look forward to working with you throughout the remainder of the 2018-19 school year. Should you have any questions or concerns, I invite you to contact me directly at

Kind regards,

Emily Caster

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm: Planning for College Night in the SPHS Library. A college admissions counselor from Stevenson University will be the guest speaker, all grade levels and families are welcome!

Tuesday, June 11, 5:00-7:00 pm: Preparing for High School Open House in the SPHS Cafeteria. This event is for rising grade 9 students. Hear about strategies, tips, and tools to help your in-coming freshman be better prepared to navigate through high school. From 5-6pm the Athletic Director will be hosting an SPHS Athletic Open house from 5-6 pm and the SPHS Counselors and Staff will be conducting the Preparing for High School Session from 6-7 pm immediately following in the café.

SPHS gear will be available for sale by the SPHS Athletic Boosters and SPECIES Boosters.

School Counseling Office Updates:

The SPHS Counseling Department has just created a SPHS Counseling Department Resource page in Schoology. Here we are creating folders with files that contain a lot of resources. We just created the page so we are still loading material.

The folders are located in the Resource section of the group. The folders we have so far are: ECAP, Course Registration 19-20, and Service Learning Hours. The join code to join is TXQ2M-TVPTN

Seniors MUST complete the MSDE and SPHS surveys in Naviance and please finalize your post-secondary plans in Naviance as well.