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Sparta Middle School Celebrates the Week of Respect

October 17, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta Middle School students celebrated the Week of Respect with a variety of activities to promote kindness. Students and staff participated in spirit days all week. They kicked off the Week of Respect by showing solidarity and wearing blue shirts on Monday, October 1 to honor World Day of Bullying Prevention.

All three grades had assemblies. Tyler Durham and David ...

The Marching Spartans Honor their Seniors

SPARTA, NJ – The Award winning Sparta High School Marching Band honored their seniors on Saturday.  The band cut their halftime show for the recognition.  The band provided background music as the seniors were introduced, escorted onto the field by their families. 

“I always knew that eh band community had my back and would push me to become a better musician,” ...

Sparta School District Presents Turf Field Project to Planning Board

SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Board of Education presented the turf field project to the Planning Board last week. While the Planning Board’s role is simply advisory, they had a number of questions for the professionals making the presentation before giving their approval.

Representing the school district, attorney Richard Roy, engineer Bill Edwards and architect Bill Bannister were ...

Sparta Parents Bring Busing Concerns to Board of Education

SPARTA, NJ- The first day of school was an unwanted adventure for a bus load of Alpine students. Several parents came to the board of education meeting to express concern and dissatisfaction about that experience and others as well as the response of the district.

“Transportation needs immediate attention,” one parent said as she recounted the first day of school.

She explained ...

Sparta Middle School Holds Schoolwide Book Chat

SPARTA, NJ — Over the course of two days, over 700 Sparta Middle School students scattered throughout the school to talk about books. Adventure stories, inspirational tales, silly books, fantasy novels, historical fiction, classics ... 35 different options were recommended by teachers who served as Book Chat leaders. Students chose their book in June, read over the summer, and joined the ...

Sparta Superintendent Discusses District Core Values

SPARTA, NJ- The board of education heard  concerns about the recently announced Core Values of the Sparta School District.  Judy Geer asked for clarification about the values and beliefs that were introduced to many in the community in the announcement of the district goals.

“What makes you think we all have the same values,” Geer asked.

“They are strands that go ...

Sparta's Alpine and Mohawk Avenue Schools Mold Test Results are In

SPARTA, NJ – Mold testing in Alpine Elementary and Mohawk Avenue schools was completed and once again the “news is good,” according to superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi. 

In an announcement made on Monday, the district announced there was “no cause for concern, no remediation required and no closing of any parts of the building.”

Remediation of the mold ...

Sparta High School Has Five Commended Scholars

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School has five Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Simon Levien, James Wang, Owen Welsh, Sarah West and Julia Young were recognized according to Director of Guidance Kacey Konwiser.

Levien, Wang, Welsh, West and Young will received a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation from ...

Sparta School District's Strategic Planning Meeting- Part I

SPARTA, NJ – Looking for community input as to what the future of the district should be, the Sparta school district hosted their second Strategic Planning Meetings on September 20 at the Sparta High School media center.

The program followed the same format as the first strategic planning meetings held five years ago.  New Jersey School Boards Field Service Representative Kathy ...

SCCC McGuire Project Hashed Out on Stage at Sussex Tech

SPARTA, NJ — The joint meeting of four Sussex County boards at the McNeice auditorium at Sussex County Tech was billed as a discussion about where to locate the proposed Sussex County Community College culinary, automotive, welding and machine tools “middle skills” program.

By the end of the three and a half-hour meeting, the discussion became a Sussex Tech versus SCCC tug of ...


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