POINT PRIDE. Honor tradition. Instill Integrity. Exceed Expectations.
Mrs. Emily J. Caster, Principal
February 13, 2017
It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, spring will arrive. The 2016-17 school year has gone by quickly, with so many great events and opportunities for students at Sparrows Point High School. 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!
I’m excited to share two new initiatives that allow us to recognize our wonderful students. In January, we began the Student of the Month program at Sparrows Point High School, coordinated by the Student Government Association. Each month, staff members nominate students who they feel are going above and beyond as a member of our school community. A committee of teachers, school counselors and administrators meets to select the students who will be honored that month. Please stop in our main lobby to see a photo and nomination information for each student. We’ve also started “Pawsitive Vibes,” which is a program allowing students to nominate one another for good deeds and citizenship happening in our school building. In just the first month, we have received dozens of nominations, which are shared on the morning announcements. There are great things happening at Sparrows Point High School!
Did you know SPHS offers over fifteen Advanced Placement classes, including opportunities for grade 9 and 10 students? Our AP classes include Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, Economics, Government, World History, English Literature & Composition, Music Theory, Psychology, Spanish, Studio Art and Computer Science. Interested students and parents should talk to their School Counselor for additional information about our AP Program and available support for AP students.
It has been a busy winter here at Sparrows Point High School. The Class of 2019 recently hosted the Blizzard Ball, which was a fun filled event for students in all grade levels. Thank you to our PTSA and Class Booster Committee for making this event a huge success! I’m also excited to share that we have formed a strong partnership this year with our feeder elementary schools, and have even hosted our elementary students for events here at school. On February 1, we were pleased to host more than 30 students, parents and staff members from Battle Grove Elementary School for pizza and a basketball game. This is just one small step in making our entire school community even stronger!
Our Performing Arts students and staff have also been quite busy, hosting the Winter Variety Show and preparing for the musical Hairspray. Over fifteen music and dance acts performed at the Winter Variety Show, including a preview of the first scene from Hairspray. We hope to see you at Hairspray on Friday March 31, Saturday April 1 or Sunday, April 2.
SAT Day for all Juniors is April 5, 2017. This is an incredibly important day for all Juniors as they plan prepare for a successful transition to college or career. Each Junior received their most recent PSAT scores and a customized study plan, including the use of Khan Academy materials online. More information about SAT Day can be found using the College Board website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
We also invite our entire school community to join us on April 26, at 5:30 pm for the dedication of our new turn field. Please meet in the stadium for this special event.
As always, thank you for your support of our students and school. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Emily J. Caster