Principal's Message

  

Pointer Updates- January 13, 2023

Greetings Pointer Students and Families,

As we close out Marking Period 2, I would like to remind you that the marking period ends on Tuesday, January 17, which is also a three-hour early dismissal for students.

Marking Period 2 Report cards provide an important mid-year update on student progress and baseline for goal setting for the second half of the school year. The new year and new semester are terrific opportunities for a fresh start and to sharpen habits and routines for improved or continued academic success.

Our students and teachers will be taking some time in each class on Wednesday, January 18 to reflect on the first half of the school year and set goals for the second-half of the school year. Please be sure to ask your student about their goals and plans for the second semester.

We are extremely proud of every student at SPHS and look forward to a terrific second half of the school year!

I would like to emphasize the following areas of focus for all students and families:

1. Focus on Improving Lateness to School: for a variety of reasons, the number of students arriving late to school has increased this year. Being on time to school each day benefits our students’ academic performance and helps create future good habits for college and career. As a reminder, students are expected to be in their classrooms by the 7:45 am bell. Please account for this when planning travel to school in the morning. Students who arrive late because of a late BCPS school bus, will be provided with a pass indicating they should not be marked tardy. We appreciate your support in ensuring all students are on time and prepared for school!

2. Focus on Academic Support Programs: As we head into the third marking period, we are hoping to partner with you in supporting your child’s academic success. We have two programs available to support academic achievement- Saturday School Tutoring and Virtual Tutoring. Saturday School Tutoring will start back up on Saturday, January 7, from 8:00-11:30 am and bus transportation is provided. These programs are open to ALL students seeking to improve their grades or looking for help with completing specific class assignments.

I’m excited to share our continued work with the “Pointer BARK” program. B: Be Prepared, A: Act Responsibly, R: Respect Self and Others, K: Keep on Learning. This program allows us to recognize students who demonstrate the principles of the BARK Program and the mission and vision of SPHS. Congratulations to our students recognized in January: Moss K., Kyle B., Wyatt H.L., Alonna C., Taliyah H., Kyra J., Taylor M. and Paige R.!

I’m pleased to share some wonderful news about Hunter Petrovia, Grade 12. Hunter Petrovia will be recognized at the National Football Foundation and High School Hall of Fame Banquet as our Football Scholar-Athlete Nominee.  A 3.49 unweighted GPA and 4.00 weighted GPA for this Second-Team All-County Defensive Lineman, who is also a returning County Champion and Regional Champion Heavyweight wrestler.

I want to thank our parents, guardians and families for your continued support of SPHS and your student. We look forward to a continued partnership with you during the second half of the school year. My team and I are available by phone and email and welcome the opportunity to work with all parents, guardians, and families. Our school office phone number is 443-809-7517 and all staff email addresses are listed on our school website under “Staff Directory.”

Kind regards,

Emily J. Caster

Principal

 

Upcoming Events & Information

Monday, 1/16

Monday, January 16- Schools Closed for MLK Holiday

Tuesday, 1/17

Tuesday, January 17- Three Hour Early Dismissal for Students

Boys V Wrestling vs. Kenwood, SPHS Gym

Wednesday, 1/18

JV/V Girls Basketball vs. Kenwood, 4:00 pm, SPHS Gym

Friday, 1/20

JV/V Girls Basketball vs. Hereford, 4:00 pm, SPHS Gym

Monday, 1/23

Systemwide Professional Development Day- Schools Closed for Students

 

Fundraiser for the SPHS Junior Class of 2024

Bull & Shrimp Feast

Friday, March 3, 2023

7:00 pm-11:00 pm

UAW Hall- Superior Catering Hall, 1010 S. Oldham Street Baltimore, MD 21224

Call or text Stacey Darchicourt at 443-802-7588

Our Vision:

Sparrows Point High School honors tradition, instills integrity and exceeds expectations. Our students will be supported within a community oriented, student centered, academically challenging learning experience which nurtures their educational and career aspirations.

 

Our Mission:

We will provide students with real world opportunities, a focus on environmental literacy and a safe and positive environment that equips them to flourish as responsible citizens.

 

Our Motto:

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

 

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