Sparta High School Announces February Students of the Month

April 18, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School Principal Janet Ferraro announced the January students of the month.  A student is selected to represent each department by their teachers.

Natalie Earl was nominated by her German teacher for the world language department.  “Natalie is an excellent student, responsible, smart and kind,” her teacher said. “She sets a great example for ...

Helen Morgan Students Virtually Travel the Country

SPARTA, NJ – The students at Helen Morgan School have been going on Virtual Fields Trips this year.  The trips are hosted by a variety of people on Skype or Google Hangout.  The classroom teacher sets the time to best suit their schedule.

"A trip allows students to get out of the classroom without having to physically leave," Media Center Specialist Stephanie Bernardo ...

Sparta Middle School Students have Four Legged Visitors for 20 Time Project

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Middle School cafeteria was full of eighth grade students on Friday afternoon. Three special guests were there as well.  The students were gathered to hear about a 20 Time project from one of their peers. 

Emma Drysden, Tanner Mell and Paige Mongon, students in Laura Soffen’s English class, selected O.S.C.A.R. as the focus of their project.  ...

UPDATED -Sparta High School Inducts New Members into National Honor Society

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School held the National Honor Society Induction ceremony on April 12. This year 76 students were inducted.  Twelve seniors and 64 juniors participated in the ceremony this year.

Quinlan Van Es, the current National Honor Society President was the master of ceremonies for the evening.  Principal Janet Ferraro and Superintendent Michael Rossi joined Van ...

Sparta High School Senior Recognized as Scholar-Athlete

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School senior was honored at the Greater Morris County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as a top Scholar-Athlete. Thomas Ferrara was recognized at the 24 annual dinner on March 22 at the Madison Hotel.

"I feel very honored to have been chosen to represent Sparta High School as their Scholar-Athlete,” Ferrara said.

Sparta Middle School Students Create 20Time Projects

SPARTA, NJ – There is something special going on in Laura Sofen’s eight grade English classes.  In addition to the curriculum, Sofen’s students have been engaged in 20Time projects.

She was inspired by an article she had read about how Google encouraged their employees to use 20 percent of their time developing pet projects. Google supported 20Time projects that have led ...

Sparta VFW Offers Scholarship to Sussex County Military Families

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW Post #7248 is accepting applications for a scholarship established in the name of Korean War Veteran Ralph Rojas.  The establishment of the fund was announced at a dinner in November. 

Made possible by private donors and the Sparta VFW, applicants for the scholarship must be veteran, spouse or dependent of a veteran and a Sussex County resident, ...

Sparta Board of Education 2018-2019 Budget Includes Armed Guards and Turf Field

SPARTA, NJ – The preliminary Sparta Board of Education budget presented on Monday night featured adding three armed security guards and a turf field. Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Daniel Johnson and Business Administrator Pamela Hinman made the presentation.

“This is my 15th budget,” Rossi said. “The first goal is to keep what you value.

Sparta Third Grade Students Present STEM to Board of Education

SPARTA, NJ – With the help of a step stool, six Mohawk Avenue Students took the microphone to talk about their experiences in science. Principal Laura Trent introduced the student from Suzanne Nademus’ class who would be “sharing the exciting things they have been doing in STEM  this year.”

Wearing white lab coats Cameron Donnelly, Nick Franconeres, Wren Novotny, ...

Sparta Board of Education Swears in the New Member, Approves Adjusted Calendar

SPARTA, NJ – The newest member of the board of education was sworn in on Monday night at the regular March meeting. 

Jennifer Hamilton had been selected last month to take over the unexpired term of Karen Scott. Hamilton was one of three applicants for the position.  Scott resigned in February.

The term will expire in December 31, 2018. 

The board also approved the ...

The Issue of Alternatives to Elected School Boards

April 14, 2018

The time of electing local school boards should come to an end. According to the National School Boards Association, “the local school board is a critical public link to public schools. Whether elected or appointed, school board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and foremost, school boards look out for students. Education is not a line item on the school ...

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Career Exploration Club for Middle School Students

April 18, 2018

On April 16th, a new Career Exploration Club for middle school students was launched at the Sussex YMCA in Hardyston. 

At the first meeting, students from several Sussex County towns learned about the chiropractic profession.  Dr. Gregory Stetzel of Branchville Family Chiropractic, explained how chiropractors relieve pain and promote health in their patients.  The students ...