Sparta Superintendent Announces Retirement

August 27, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Superintendent Dennis Tobin announced his retirement at the August Board of Education meeting on Monday.

“After 35 years in education, 29 of them in Sparta,” Tobin will be leaving on December 1.  “It was a difficult decision; I’ve been thinking about it for a year. It’s a time consuming position and I don’t think I can continue ...

Newton High School Class of 2020 Receive Chromebooks at Orientation

NEWTON, NJ—This year at Newton High School, freshman orientation was run a bit differently than years’ past. The most significant difference was that it was held at night, on Wednesday, August 24 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the school.

Approximately 200 students of the Class of 2020 and their parents, gathered in the Newton High School Auditorium. They were given a number one to ...

Halsted Middle School to Hold a Yard Sale

NEWTON, NJ – The Halsted Middle School will be holding a yard sale to support the class of 2017.  The community is invited to “sell, shop and support” on Saturday, September 24 at the school.

There are two ways to participate in this fundraising event.

Vendors can purchase a table for $20 to sell their products, keeping all of the proceeds or donating a portion back ...

A New Face is Running for a Seat on the Newton Board of Education

NEWTON, NJ—Along with three incumbents, Charles Fantasia, Edward Caffrey, and Raymond Morris, a new face has entered into the running for a seat on the Newton Board of Education, Anthony Neggers II.

There are three, 3-year seats up for grabs in the November 8 election and four people who will be on the ballot.

Neggers, 23, of Newton is running for a seat on the Newton board ...

Local Chorus for Children and Teens Seeks New Members

August 21, 2016

The Children’s Chorus of Sussex County, a comprehensive choral music program which serves children and teens in northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, is seeking new members.  CCSC features a Musikgarten program for children ages five and six, the Bella Voce choir for beginning singers in grades two through five and the Concert Choir for advanced singers in grades six ...

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Amelia Bedelia Goes to Medical School

In May of 2014, Herman Parish awoke early one morning with “the worst headache I ever had,” he recalls. Still, he thought he’d get on with his plan for the day: to continue working on Amelia Bedelia Cleans Up. The book was slated to become the latest in the well-loved series created in 1963 by Parish’s aunt, the late Peggy Parish.

Three generations have grown up with ...

Westfield School District Prepares English Language Learners

Westfield Public School students in the “English as a Second Language (ESL)” summer program enhanced their study of English prior to entering first, second, or third grades in September.  The eleven participants in the extended school year program are from China, Brazil, Mexico, Ukraine, Germany, India, Philippines and Russia.

This year, the program focused on learning ...