Sparta High School Students Visited by Modern Day Hero

June 16, 2018

SPARTA. NJ — The students in Andrew Lowery’s Heroes and Heroines senior English class had a special visitor last week. Gillian Lichota from iRise Above Breast Cancer foundation met with Lowery’s students and students from Kate Brennan’s Women’s Studies class as well as Emily Scott’s AP Government in Politics students.

The story of how Lichota came to be in ...

Sparta Police: Tip Turns in Wanted Sparta Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing additional charges after driving with a suspended license.  On June 1 around 7 a.m. Sparta dispatch got a call reporting Matthew McCann, 47 was driving with a suspended license, police said.

Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped McCann in a black Audi on Sparta Avenue, shortly after the call was made, police report.

McCann was taken into custody ...

Sparta High School Photography Student Takes Top Prize in CCM Competition

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School photography student took home the top honor from the County College of Morris sixth annual photography competition from over 600 entries. Three other Sparta students also earned honorable mention in the event sponsored by the CCM Photo Club.

Reese Vanduk, a senior, earned first place for her interpretation of this year’s theme of ...

Sparta Police Scoop Up Three on Outstanding Warrants

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Officers have picked up three people on outstanding warrants recently in unrelated traffic stops.

On March 20, around 7:30 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley stopped 25-year-old Newark resident Crystal Dejesus for a broken tail light on her silver Toyota.  Finley found Dejesus had an outstanding warrant from Alpine Municipal Court, police ...

Sparta Police: Bronx Man Delivering Car Finds Himself in Trouble

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Bronx, New York was arrested on a myriad of charges stemming from his attempt to deliver a used car to Montague.  Jorge Villanueva caught the attention of Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley on Route 15 because his Nissan Pathfinder had a cracked taillight, police say.

On March 13 around 7:22 p.m. the officer found the license plate on the Pathfinder was ...

Sparta Students Silent Walk Out for School Security

SPARTA, NJ –As a show of unity and protest for the school shooting in Parkland Florida one month ago, a couple hundred Sparta High School students walked out of school, standing in silence for 17 minutes.  Each minute represented each of the students killed in the school shooting.

Sparta students joined with students across the country on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Nearly 60 students ...

Byram Intermediate School Receives High Honors

BYRAM, NJ - The Byram Intermediate School has been recognized as a School to Watch.  The school is one of eight middle schools in New Jersey to receive the designation.

"We are so proud of this group of educators who have created one of the most dynamic schools in the state of New Jersey," Principal John Fritzky said.  

New Jersey Schools to Watch are ...

Long Pond School Students React to the Parkland Shooting

ANDOVER, NJ - What started out as a planned walkout by students to show their support for the Parkland victims ended in a civics lesson on the strength and compassion of a whole school community.

Eighth grade students at Long Pond School were aware of a growing planned demonstration via social media to “walk out” of classes on Friday, February 23 at 10 a.m. to sit silently in ...

Sparta Boy Scout Troop 150 Honors New Eagles

SPARTA, NJ - On Sunday, January 21, 2018 Scouts, parents and friends of Boy Scout Troop 150, along with members of the Sparta community, gathered at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to celebrate the eight of the Troop’s newest Eagle Scouts.  Buddy Al-Aydi, Tyler Holden, Andreas Oleinyk, Ben Schultz, Erich Schwarzrock, Quinn Van Es, Zach Van Es and Chris Zachok attained the ...

Senator Oroho Speaks with Sparta Students

SPARTA, NJ - Students at Sparta High School had a visit from New Jersey Senator Steve Oroho last week.   Emily Scott’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class were able to hear first hand what a state senator does on January 19.

Oroho did a great job of explaining his job to us and the legislative branch's impact on state politics,” Senior Jenna Ryan ...

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