Sparta Students Silent Walk Out for School Security

March 14, 2018

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 ...

Sparta's New Judge is Sworn In

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township has a new judge, it’s official.  On Tuesday night at the regular township council meeting Paris Eliades was sworn in by retired Sussex County Superior Court Judge James Farber.  Eliades' wife Ginny was by his side to hold the bible while he took his oath. 

Following the ceremony, new mayor Josh Hertzberg presented Eliades ...

Sparta's Mohawk Avenue School Continues Note in Coat Tradition

SPARTA, NJ – The Mohawk Avenue School students, staff and families participated in their annual Note in a Coat drive as part of their Mohawk Makes a Difference program.

Having collected more than 150 coats of all sizes, “it has been another successful year,” Guidance Counselor Pam Fauerbach said. The coat donation was only one part of the program. 

The students also ...

Sparta Alpine Students Treated to Visit from Renown Author, Illustrator Elizabeth Rogers

SPARTA, NJ – The Alpine Elementary School students in Kristi Diklich’s classes had a special visitor on December 13.  Local author and illustrator Elizabeth Rodger stopped by to talk with the first and second grade children about writing.

Rodger “took the students through the process of creating a story from start to finish,” Diklich said.  “She shared ...

Sparta Police: Former Employee Caught Stealing, Selling on Ebay

SPARTA, NJ – A fired employee has been charged with theft for selling her former employers property on ebay.  On November 11, 2016, the owner of Rise-n-Shine products reported the theft to the police, according to police. 

Rise-N-Shine on Woodport Road sells vitamins and hair supplements.

After a yearlong investigation into the illegal sale of hundreds of thousands of ...

Sparta Police: Man Arrested for Pot Despite Efforts to Cover Smell

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Port Jervis, New York was arrested on drug charges after being stopped for a missing license plate.  On December 12 around 1:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Christopher Favaro stopped a silver Toyota Camry on Route 15, driven by David Formisano, 18, police report.

Favaro smelled marijuana when speaking with Formisano, despite the driver’s effort to cover ...

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