Sparrows Point High School

2017-2018 : Volume Three

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Principal's Corner

Greetings Pointer Students and Parents,

I hope you enjoy our third newsletter of the 2018-19 school year, filled with important updates and accolades highlighting our students and staff! As we move towards summer, we remain focused on ensuring that every student at Sparrows Point High School continues to build their skill and knowledge related to college and career readiness. Our goal is to have every student graduate from high school prepared for the demands of postsecondary education, meaningful careers and effective citizenship. We are excited to work with the Class of 2018, during the final months of high school. Graduation this year will be on May 31st, 2018, at Towson University. We look forward to celebrating this outstanding group of young men and women!

Our instructional focus continues to be on ensuring our classrooms are literacy rich environments, where we focus on 21st century technologies and skill growth. Next year, we will be taking an exciting step with the STAT (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) program, through integration of 1:1 devices, where each high school student will have their own laptop/device. We are excited for the opportunities this resource will offer our students as we work to ensure every student who graduates from Sparrows Point High School is globally competitive in his or her chosen field.

Please continue to check our school website and Twitter feed regularly, for updates about school programs and events. We welcome and encourage active involvement from our parents and families. Until next time, “Point Pride. Honor Tradition. Instill Integrity. Exceed Expectations.”

Kind regards,

Emily J. Caster


SPECIES Students Explore Ecosystems at North Point State Park

SPHS Counseling News : College Acceptance Bulletin Board

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The Senior Banners are Hanging to Celebrate the 2018 Graduates

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Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year: Irene Kirkpatrick

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Baltimore County Public Schools Students Gain Free Access to Baltimore County Public Library Resources

Career and Technology Department

Skilled Trades Awareness and Resource Festival

Sparrows Point High School Cafeteria

Thursday, April 26 5:00-7:00 p.m.

This event allows for students and families to learn about career preparation and opportunities.

The event is geared toward students in grades 6-12 and their parents. Employers will be ready to discuss current openings for which graduating seniors or parents could apply, or openings for potential internships/apprenticeships for next year. There will also be a panel discussion with employers to discuss pathways to careers. The computer lab will be open to help with resume writing and cover letters.

Chick-fil-A will be on hand if you wish to purchase dinner.

The following businesses will be attending:


American Landscape Institute

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Baltimore County Police Recruitment

Baltimore Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee

Bass Machining

Northeast Carpenters

Berry Global


Earlbeck Gases and Technologies

Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc.

First Financial Federal Credit Union

First National Bank Corp

Gray & Son/Maryland Paving, Inc.

International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 37

Ironworkers Local No. 16

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Marine Trade Association of MD, Inc.

Maryland Dept of Transportation

Northern Pipeline Construction Co.

Pompeian, Inc.

Rocchi Construction, Inc.

Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers

Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

Stand for Youth HS Programs

The Electric Motor Repair Co

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Science National Honor Society

Induction Ceremony

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Chess Champion: Ben Beegan

Ben came in 9th out of 44 HS players at Baltimore County Tournament this year.

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National Honor Society Participates in Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

This year Sparrows Point High School raised an incredible $8,259.08 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is our second-highest total in school history. This year’s top ten fundraisers were:

1. Nicholas Carl $1,135.06

2. McKenzie McWilliams $565

3. Sophia Dawson $440

4. Matthew Paul $415

5. Logan Spivey $325

6. Gillian Holland $225

7. Caitlin Kalandras $189.31

8. Elizabeth Dernoga $185

9. Harvee Bonadio $163.85

10. Juliana Lynch $150

We are truly grateful to all of the students, parents, and companies who supported Pennies for Patients at SPHS this year. We can’t wait to raise our highest total ever during the 2018-2019 school year. Start saving change now! J

AVID Students Tour Potential Universities

Colleges toured included Salisbury, Hampton, Christopher Newport William and Mary, Mary Washington and George Mason

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Featured Art Students

Shrek : The Musical

Battlegrove, Chesapeake Terrace, and Edgemere Elementary Preview Shrek

SPHS Student: Brittany Grubb Speaks at the State of the Schools

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Holocaust Survivor : Edith Mayor Cord Visits SPHS Students

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SPHS Field and Wildlife Students Teach SPMS Students

National Art Honor Society Inductees

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Mike Whisner Named Baltimore County Wrestling Coach of the Year

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Sparrows Point High School

Home of the Pointers!

Principal: Emily Caster

Assistant Principals: Caitlin Brennan and John Hanmer