SPARTA, NJ – Visitors to Sparta Middle School might be surprised to see the men in the schools looking a little shaggy.  Some of the staff members are participating in a No Shave November and Mustache for Men’s Health fundraiser this month.

People can support the cause by donating any amount to the Movember Foundation. 

Students who have made donations will also receive paper mustaches on November 28. 

The men of Sparta Middle School have been letting their beards and mustaches grow during MOvember. They have a Shave the Date event on November 30.  According to eighth grade social studies teacher Robert Gilmartin if the school raises $500 the participating men will shave and sculpt their facial hair on November 30. 

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On that date, students and staff will vote for their favorite styled mustache. 

Gilmartin said the cause was chosen through seventh grade science teacher Michael Malakuskie.  Malakuskie supports the foundation annually because of a friend is a survivor of testicular cancer.

Donations will be collected through November 30.  Donations can also be made at

Malakuskie can be contacted for additional details.