Students of the Month of September Announced From Sparta High School

November 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Every month each of the departments at Sparta High School chooses a student of the month.  Principal Janet Ferraro announces the following students were selected for September.

Technology Career and Consumer Science department nominated Junior Joe Russo.

“I would like to nominate Joseph Russo for the Culinary Arts Student of the Month,” his Culinary Arts ...

Sparta School District Hosts Tech Night: Sharing Tech Tools for Learners

SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta school district’s Special Education department held a technology night for students with disabilities.  Director Danielle Hamblin, together with Special Education Parent Advisory Group Co-chairwomen Mary Lynn Komar and Melissa Do coordinated the evening that took place in the Sparta High media center.

The evening centered around four stations for parents to ...

Sparta High School Student's Winning Letter Printed in New York Times

NEW YORK, NY – A Sparta High School student has had a letter published in the New York Times. Simon Levien, 16, accepted the challenge of the Times to submit a letter of 150 words in response to an article, editorial, Op Ed or column from the previous week.  Levien’s father brought the contest to his attention, but the work was all his.

“It took me 30- 60 ...

Sparta Pope John Student Named Sussex County Student of the Month

SPARTA, NJ – A Pope John student has recently been named TransOptions’ Sussex County Student of the Month.  Sparta resident Griffin Sellinger’s award was announced on WSUS radio on Wednesday morning. 

Sellinger has a challenging course load including four Advanced Placement classes this year, according to the family.  He has a 4.0 grade point average and has ...

Sparta Middle School Announced Students of the First Marking Period

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School’s first marking period has ended and Principal Michael Gregory has announced the Students of the First  Marking for the 2017-2018 school year.  The teachers of the three academic teams in each grade level recognized two students for their notable actions and contributions to the Sparta Middle School community.

The sixth grade teams are ...

County College Of Morris Provides Real Life Stem Activities For Local Boy Scouts

RANDOLPH, NJ  – In collaboration with County College of Morris (CCM), the Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America hosted its second STEM University for Boy Scouts from across northern and central New Jersey.  The Scouts participated in a day of science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related activities on the CCM campus in Randolph, on Saturday ...

Sparta's Helen Morgan School Holds 'Wonder' Contest

SPARTA, NJ – Several students from Helen Morgan school will be attending a special preview of the movie Wonder.  Students were invited to submit projects to earn a tickets to the show.  Using a medium of their choice, their projects needed to convey what “choose kind” means to them.

Principal Doug Layman began working on this initiative last spring according to ...

Sparta School District Presents STEM Academy at NJSBA Convention

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Sparta school district was represented at the New Jersey School Boards Association Workshop in Atlantic City at the end of October.  Several district administrators made a presentation about the Sparta High School STEM Academy to the attending board members from around the state.

STEM is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and ...

Sparta Schools Recognize Week of Respect

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta schools recognized the Week of Respect with a number of activities, programs and speakers.

“The Sparta Alpine School had assemblies where the first and second grade classes sang songs about being respectful,” Alpine School Counselor Heather Yanoff said.

The students also read a book and played the game “respect or not” game. Alyssa Barba was ...

Sparta Board of Education Proposes Policy Change on Police in Schools

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Board of Education is considering changing the policy regarding security schools.  Sparta Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi proposed a policy change, reintroducing the Student Resource Officer or SRO into the Sparta schools.  Additionally, revised policy 7446 would allow for Class III officers to be in the schools. 

According to Rossi, ...

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November 23, 2017

Susie Jenkins, longtime Project Self-Sufficiency supporter and daughter of one of the agency’s founding Board members, recently visited the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several books to the children as part of the center’s Celebrity Reader program. “Reading to the children at Little Sprouts brought me such joy,” remarked Jenkins.  “I love ...