Sparta Middle School Announces Students of the Third Marking Period

April 29, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School Principal Michael Gregory announced the Students of the Third Marking Period for the 2016-2017 school year.  The teachers of the three academic teams in each grade level recognized two students for their notable actions and contribution to the Sparta Middle School community. 

The sixth-grade teams are Amber, Sapphire and Topaz.

The Amber ...

Sparta Board of Education: High School Robotics Gets a Bigger Home, New Roof for Helen Morgan

SPARTA, NJ –It was a short agenda for the Sparta Board of Education special meeting on Monday afternoon at Mohawk Avenue School.   

The agenda included two items to authorize opening a bid process for two capital projects. Both projects had been announced at earlier public board meetings. 

The first is to expand the robotics room at the high school to include the ...

Pope John Student Appointed to Coast Guard Academy

SPARTA, NJ – A young man from Sparta will be attending the United States Coast Guard Academy next fall.  Kyle Frey, a Pope John student, recently received an appointment to the service academy in New London, CT.

Frey plans to study Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.  He will also be running track for Coach Ethan Brown. 

A lifelong Sparta resident, Frey has ...

Sparta Board of Education to Hold Retreat

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday afternoon at Mohawk Avenue School.  The short agenda from the Operation Committee announced a Sparta Board of Education Retreat.  The retreat will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Mohawk Avenue School Professional Development Center in the lower level of the school and is open to the ...

Sparta High School Service Dog Update: Fundraisers, New Dog

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School's newest staff member is currently undergoing training and is due to join the team sometime before the end of the school year.  Melvin has some important work to do as he is prepared to step in to the role of therapy dog for the students and staff at the school. 

Like any loved one, Franc will never be replaced.  Franc and his companion ...

Safe Stock Part I Indoor Fun Day for Sparta Students

SPARTA, NJ - Safe Stock Part I gave the students of Sparta High School a chance to have a break from their usual routine last week.  During the physical education classes the Spartans played backyard type games like Corn Hole bean bag toss, a variation of volleyball, Can Jam frisbee toss, foursquare basketball game in the main gym.  They also had a chance to tryout the Fatal ...

Sparta High School Art Students Create Sea Scenes for Shark Tank

SPARTA, NJ – Last year the media center at Sparta High School was made home to a new salt-water fish tank.  The tank was designed, created and maintained by AP Biology teacher Ken Scognamiglio’s students.

This school year a shark tank was added to the media center.  Scognamiglio asked art teacher Robin Cutillo to have some art work created to enhance the area around the ...

DECA Volleyball Tourney Raises Funds for Trip to Nationals

SPARTA, NJ – The main gymnasium at Sparta High School was filled last Friday night with more than a hundred students playing volley ball.  The event was organized by Distributed Education Clubs of America students as a fundraiser to offset the cost of sending DECA members to the national competition in California.

“The students were proactive in planning and coordinating this ...

Sparta High School Russian Students Earn Gold, Silver and Bronze

MADISON, NJ – It was a strong showing once again for the Sparta High School Russian students at the 2017 Olympiada of Spoken Russian held on the campus of Drew University.  The team, made up of 63 students from eight to 12 grade brought home 36 Gold medals, 24 Silver medals and three Bronze medals.

“Sparta students prepare for this all year long and their hard work really paid ...

Sparta High School Alumnus, Professional Photographer Shares His Story with Students

SPARTA,  NJ – The  photography students at Sparta High School had a special guest last week.  Teacher Christie Graham’s former student Chris Szczypala visited the intermediate and advanced photography students talk about his career as a professional photographer.

“I have been teaching at Sparta for over 11 years and its nice when past students come back to ...

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Free Computer Classes and Career Assistance Offered at Project Self-Sufficiency

April 29, 2017

Those who are interested in upgrading their computer skills or brushing up on job searching techniques are invited to try out one of the free courses offered at Project Self-Sufficiency.  During May, classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook will be held, as well as a course about computer skills and internet safety for senior citizens.  Other seminars will cover the use ...