Sparrows Point Community Collection
2019-2020: Volume Two
Greetings Pointer Students and Families,
It’s hard to believe we are at the mid-point of the 2019-20 school year. This provides students, families and staff with an opportunity to reflect on the first half of the year. I encourage you to you take some time to ask your student to reflect on the school year thus far. What has gone well? Has your student been involved in extra-curricular activities? What steps does your student need to take to have an even more successful second half of the school year?
Good attendance is the foundation of a successful high school experience. Students in BCPS are expected to maintain a 94% attendance rate, meaning at this point of the school year, they will have missed no more than approximately 6 days of school.
A continued focus for the remainder of the 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.
As a reminder, 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.
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 remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Should you have any questions or concerns, I invite you to contact me directly at email@example.com.
Emily J. Caster
SPHS Wrestling Sweeps at Scorpion Duals
Biggest thing right now is that online registration is open for spring sports using the following link:
Tryouts begin on 2/29. Students must have a valid paper copy of their physical exam on file (can be submitted to my mailbox if needed) and must be academically eligible (minimum 2.0 GPA and no more than 1 E for MP2).
Women's Leadership Summit
SPHS Cheerleaders Win 3rd at County Championship
Pennies for Patients
2020 marks our tenth annual Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign at Sparrows Point High School. We have raised over $50,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society thus far, and we hope to raise much more in the future. On February 18th at 9am, the students of Sparrows Point High School will attend a Pennies for Patients Kickoff Assembly featuring LLS-funded researcher Dr. Feyruz Rassool from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Sparrows Point students have set an impressive fundraising goal of $15,000 for this year’s campaign, which will run from February 18th-March 10th. If you have connection to a local business that would like to support our fundraiser, please send contact information to Allison Jackson, the Pennies for Patients coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. It has been sizable donations from companies that have helped us achieve high totals these last few years although, of course, everyone’s donation is so helpful and important. Our link is already live if you wish to get a head start in donating: https://events.lls.org/pages/md/SparrowsPointHighSchool-2020. When you make online donations, LLS will send back an option to get your donation matched through your employer. We have had some success with matches in years past, so please check this out. We appreciate any and all support our Sparrows Point family can provide as we work to advance the mission of LLS: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
National Honor Society
The following students will be inducted into the Sparrows Point High School’s chapter of The National Honor Society on Wednesday, February 19th.
Marching Band Represents SPHS at White Marsh Avenue Parade
Construction Design Management Completer Program
Construction Design and Management (CDM) is a four-course project-based that develops students understanding of the built world through the design and construction process. Each course uses a project based learning approach to advance students’ understanding of the design-built-maintain process. Architectural drafting and design skills are developed through scaled drawings and Autodesk software Revit Architecture. Students take their designs to the next level by making models showing their final appearance as well as stages of the building process, such as framing techniques. Within this same project, students follow building codes and standards, estimate material/labor costs, and coordinate the construction process.
Glenn Imirie Nominated as SPHS Teacher of the Year
Sparrows Point’s Allied Bowling Team will conclude its season with the Eastern Championship on Thursday, February 13th at the Perry Hall Brunswick Lanes starting at 3:30.
Come out and support the Point!
Pointer Sisters Team Build With SPMS Sisters
Future Business Leaders of America
On January 9, the SPHS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America competed at the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference.
Leah Arnesen, Edward Crizer, Noah Gardner, Zachary Haines, Noah Reagle, Joel Robinson, Chris Schaefer, Sabina Smith, Addy Tayag, Vivian Yang, Cameron Zeiler, Alyssa Zornak, Maddy Contino and Amy Fendlay did an outstanding job preparing for the event and conducted themselves with professionalism and Pointer Pride.
The following students qualified at Regionals to advance to the state competition in March:
Zach Haines and Joel Robinson won 3rd place in the Public Service Announcement event.
Sabina Smith won 1st place in the Help Desk event.
Noah Reagle won 2nd place in Introduction to Business
Vivian Yang won 1st place in Word Processing
Aimee Fendlay and Maddie Contino won 5th place in Hospitality.
SPHS Presents : Little Shop of Horrors
Coming this spring: Sparrows Point High School Performing Arts Department presents the Broadway and Hollywood throwback sci-fi classic Little Shop of Horrors. It all starts innocently enough when nerdy Seymour’s unusual plant hobby brings Skid Row’s dying flower shop back to life. Seymour finds his chance for success and romance with the help his new plant but there’s a catch… Find out how it ends on April 24th at 7:00pm, April 25th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm or April 26th at 3:00 pm in the Sparrows Point High School auditorium. We have an outstanding cast of students who have already started working hard to bring you another high-quality production.