Sparta School District Spotlight

August 22, 2019

August 2019  Dear Sparta Learning Community,  Welcome to another great school year! Please note some of the exciting developments that are ahead. We spent the better part of last year meeting and developing Vision 2025, our School District Strategic Plan and blueprint for success. It contains ...

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Click on the link to see the video of Sparta Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi discussing the award winning Sparta School Store.

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Click here for the Link to the Sparta Public School District's February Newsletter 

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This is Part II of Dr Daniel Johnson's April Curriculum Letter.   21st CENTURY SKILLS How has technology changed our children's world? Often, as educators, we are confronted with many questions regarding technology. As a father, I understand where these questions stem from. Questions such ...

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Dear Parents and Guardians: April is here already! It is hard to believe that we are already welcoming Spring. March certainly came in like a lion! Spring brings many exciting things within the Sparta School District. At our May 1 Board of Education meeting, we will be asking the Board to ...

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March 2017 Dear Sparta Learning Community,      As you are aware, Sparta Public Schools greatly value the infusion of technology as a staple component of the teaching and learning process.  Beginning in 2014, the District began to pilot various devices and software applications targeted at ...

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Over the past months, the Sparta School District has been working on plans to update our current website. Working from feedback received in Superintendent Forums and other community meetings, the focus of this update is to provide a site that is more easily navigated, helping our community find ...

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Recently there has been a lot of talk regarding Curriculum Standards. What are they? Where do they come from? How do they shape what is taught in Sparta? Over the past few years, many have heard of the Common Core State Standards, or Common Core for short. The Common Core was an educational ...

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National Young Readers Week National Young Readers Week has been an annual event held during the second week of November since 1989. The event was co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in order to raise awareness around the importance of reading. Some ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight. The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. Each start of the school year brings such an excitement. As we settle comfortable into another ...

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Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s): I am so excited to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the 2016-2017 school year. Throughout the year, I will be sending you home newsletters, similar to this one, that I hope will serve to inform you of some of the great things that make the Sparta ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight. The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. As summer draws to a close, we look forward to welcoming back our students and community to our five ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight. The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. As we approach the start of the school year, we, in the Sparta Schools, hope that you have had an ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight. The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. The Sparta School District is proud to offer four distinct learning opportunities for students ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight.  The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. We are quickly approaching the end of another successful school year in the Sparta School ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight.  The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. As we approach the end of April, we also are coming to the end of the 2016-2017 budget planning ...

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Throughout the course of this school year, we have featured a monthly article focused on updating everyone on the PARCC - these ranged from how they are scored to our requests that all students please participate. As hard as it is to believe, we are a less than a month away from the second year ...

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So far this year we have been talking about specific parts of Google Apps For Education or GAFE. This month, we will look at some of the insider tricks that will help us better navigate this Google world. These tricks will help us all save some time in the Googleverse: • Do a timeline search - ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight. The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. Over the past four months, the Sparta School District has been preparing the 2016-2017 school ...

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Sparta School District Spotlight.  The Sparta School District is pleased to provide this monthly article as another means of communication with our community. As many of you in our community are aware, the annual PARCC testing is scheduled to begin April ...

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This month, we are proud to announce the three newly elected members of our Board of Education.  Since elections were moved to the fall a few years ago, new and incumbent members are sworn in during the month of January, at which time the school district holds its annual re-organization ...

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  In a letter to NJSIAA Executive Director Steven Timko, dated Dec 28, Department of Education Commissioner David Hespe rejected two ballot initiatives approved by NJSIAA members earlier this month.  The proposed changes to high school football and wrestling would have separated public and ...

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The NJDOE recently released district and individual scores for the Sparta School District and our students. As part of this release, the NJDEO also released the threshold scores - or cut points - to define student performance levels within the PARCC assessment program. This release more clearly ...

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THIS MONTH…GOOGLE CLASSROOM As explained in last month’s article, Google Classroom opens a world of opportunities for educators. Classroom allows teachers the opportunity to get all of their students in one place where they can assign work and student can turn in work. Yet…there are many ...

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It is hard to believe that we are already facing November! The year certainly is speeding by, but in a good way! The classes which I have had the pleasure of visiting have all been doing excellent work. Students are engaged and seem to be enjoying learning. Our staff have created excellent learning ...

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Part Three of a three part letter from Director of Curriculum  This month, the NJDOE release updated information regarding the PARCC assessment. As discussed last month, the structure of the test has been changed. One of the biggest impacts for our students is the extension of graduation ...

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Part Two of a three part letter from Curriculum Director Dr Daniel Johnson THIS MONTH…GOOGLE DRIVE Google Drive is an excellent tool that assists us in a variety of ways - think of it as an online version of Office. Through Drive, we can create documents, plan and organize presentations, and ...

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Part One of a three part letter from Curriculum Director Dr Daniel Johnson October marks the start of autumn and, with it, the changing of the leaves, cooler weather, and the start to the Holiday season. It is always one of my favorite times of the year, as it gives us all so much to look ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta school’s new Director of Special Services Danielle Hamblin has announces a few new initiatives from the Special Services Department. An update to the district’s Honeywell Instant Alert system allows arents and guardians the options receive alerts from Special Services ...

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September Dates to Remember 01           Teacher In-Service 02           Teacher In-Service 03           Schools  Open 07           Labor Day- Schools Closed 08           High School Back-to-School Night 09           Middle School  Back-to-School Night Grade 6 10           ...

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