Sparrows Point Community Collection

2019-2020 - Volume One

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Principal's Corner

Greetings Pointer Students and Families,

It has been a wonderful fall at Sparrows Point High School! With the close of the first marking period, students and parents will be provided with an important report on academic progress during the first 9 weeks of the school year, when report cards are distributed on November 21. This is an excellent time to evaluate areas of academic strength and growth, as well as any academic supports that may be beneficial during the second marking period.

Focus on attendance: our goal is for all students to meet the BCPS attendance standard of 94% or higher. This means that a student should miss no more than 2 days per marking period. As we enter the second marking period, students and families are asked to carefully monitor student attendance. Students who attend school regularly and miss 2 or fewer days per marking period are more likely to succeed during their post-secondary plans, whether that be college or career.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 18 students named as Pointers of the Week during Marking Period 1. These students exemplify the Pointer B.A.R.K. and we are proud of their contributions to our school community, keep up the great work!

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 http://sparrowspoinths.bcps.org/, and attend the many activities and athletic events here on campus.

I look forward to working with you throughout the school year. Should you have any questions or concerns, I invite you to contact me directly at ecaster@bcps.org.

Kind regards,

Emily J. Caster

Principal

All County Chorus

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Educators Rising Group Supports the Troops

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Homecoming 2019 Fun

Senior Interview Day

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 7:45am-12pm

SPHS Library

All seniors registered in English 12 at Sparrows Point will participate in a mock interview. This is a grade for their English class. Students should come dressed for success. If anyone needs assistance with clothing, please contact the school.

SPECIES Students Visit Day's Cove

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JV Boys Soccer

Boys’ JV Soccer captured their first Baltimore County Championship defeating Catonsville 4-2 at a rain drenched First Mariner Field. The team enjoyed a perfect seasons with a 12-0-0 record. Great job
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Attention Class of 2020

CLASS OF 2020: Remember to inform the school counseling office know when you receive college acceptances, scholarship offers, or any other post-secondary plan successes! We can make copies of letters and you can forward us any emails you receive We want to celebrate with you and add your news to our “Accepted Pointers” board. Each year, the current senior class tries to beat last year’s class in grant/scholarship money offered. The numbers to beat are 330 acceptances and $8.8 million in offered scholarships—are you up for the challenge?

Pointer Sisters Meeting and Mentoring

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Successful SPHS Blooddrive

On October 30 SGA hosted their 11th blood drive. We had 25 successful donations. We have had 314 successful blood donations which means SPHS students and staff have saved almost 1,000 lives! Our next drive will be April 15th, 2020.

Regional Volleyball Champs!

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SPHS/SPMS Food Bank is HERE!

SPHS and SPMS Food Pantry started! . Parent please contact Ms. Blair if you have an interest in making an appointment or having your son/daughter participate in the backpack program.

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Preparations Made for Trashy Fashion

SPHS Green Club

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Green Club Works on Recertification

The Green club has been very busy this year! The goal of the Green club is to improve Sparrows Point’s ecological Paw Print and work towards our Green School recertification. Some of our accomplishments include making improvements to our recycling program, building a new native plant garden out of recycled materials, cleaning up trash around our campus, and creating a bulletin board to encourage people to use less plastic. This year we plan to work with Chesapeake Terrace and Edgemere Elementary and Sparrows Point Middle schools to help build their Environmental Literacy and their environmental clubs. The Green club meets every Tuesday from 2:20-3:45 in Room 18. Please join us!
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Clean Green 15 Challenge

Do you want to help our school earn an environmental grant that will assist us with our Green School efforts? Simply host a clean up event of at least 15 minutes. Yes, that’s it a 15 minute Clean Up of Trash is all it takes to make a difference! When you are done follow this link https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/environment/cleangreen/cleangreen15.html to record your clean up. Be sure to identify Sparrows Point High School as the local school so we receive credit for your efforts. [Text Wrapping Break]

AVID 11 Students Clean Up Campus for the Third Month

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Baltimore County Marching Band Showcase Led by Mr. Rolle