Education

January 22, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School interim Principal Bud Beavers has announced the December Students of the Month.  Each area of study nominates a student each month.  The Music Department has selected Robert Chen.  Chen’s teacher said, “Robert is a senior and has made amazing progress on the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Due to winter weather, all Sparta schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule on Tuesday, January 22. School start times: Sparta High School 9:22 a.m. Sparta Middle School – 9:40 a.m. Helen Morgan School – 11 a.m. Mohawk Avenue School - 10:50 ...

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SPARTA, NJ - All Sparta public schools are open today, following a delayed opening, other than Sparta Middle School, which is closed due to a power outage. The delayed opening schedule can be found here.

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SPARTA, NJ – Due to winter weather, all Sparta schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule on Friday, January 18. School start times: Sparta High School 9:22 a.m. Sparta Middle School – 9:40 a.m. Helen Morgan School – 11 a.m.  Mohawk Avenue School - 10:50 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Board of Education approved the new Supervisor of Social Studies, World Languages and ELS at the reorganization meeting on Monday night. Scott Kercher started work the next day, according to Superintendent Michael Rossi. “I just want to welcome Scott Kercher,” Rossi said. “I ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The best fifth grade spellers in Sparta were at the Mohawk Avenue School on Saturday morning for the annual spelling bee.  Sponsored by The Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta, 25 students from Helen Morgan School, Hilltop Country Day School and Reverend Brown took their turn at the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School inducted 29 freshmen into the STEM academy Class of 2022.  The Biomedical strand continues to be the largest class with 18.  Engineering inducted seven students and Computer Science has four.  The first class of the STEM Academy are seniors this year.  The 13 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Community members turned out to hear a presentation about the turf field project proposed for Cassel’s Field at Sparta High School.  Approximately 70 people were in the auditorium at Mohawk Avenue School on Wednesday night to hear details of a project that has been discussed for nearly ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Board of Education annual reorganization meeting had a strange start when, in explaining the process for nominating and discussing candidates for board leadership Superintendent Michael Rossi admonished board members to mind their manners or face consequences. “I would ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Due to winter weather, all Sparta schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule. School start times: Sparta High School 9:22 a.m. Sparta Middle School – 9:40 a.m. Helen Morgan School – 11 a.m. Mohawk Avenue School - 10:50 a.m. Alpine Elementary School – ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School student has won a New York Times contest.  Simon Levin submitted a review of Fujitsu’s “Happy Hacking Keyboard.” His entry titled “The Functional Art at Your Fingertips”  was one of “a record pool of 1,964 submissions” to the fourth annual Student Review Contest, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Superintendent Michael Rossi has announced a community meeting to discuss plans for a turf field at Sparta High School. According to the announcement, the turf field project will be presented and attendees will have the opportunity to “see the field design, stadium complex ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The board of education members got an update about middle school mathematics placement from the Assistant Superintending Patrick McQueeney at the regular December meeting. The process for students to enter the advanced math strand begins in fifth grade, relying of fourth grade PARCC ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School graduate is exploring fields in science that are so new there are not yet agreed upon names.  Called “clean meat” and “cellular agriculture” and “synthetic biology,” Brett Cotten is combining his studies in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Entrepreneurship to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School Principal Janet Ferraro announces the Students of the Month for October.  Each area of study nominates a student each month.  The Physical Education department selected freshman Olivia Eckland.  Her teacher Catherine Wille said, “She earned this month’s student of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students stood up behind podiums in the media center taking on the role of gubernatorial candidates, debating three key issues before “constituents,” on Thursday. The debate was the culmination of teacher Kate Brennan’s Honor’s English classes unit on “the art of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Board of Education said thank you for to Jennifer Hamilton for her time serving on the board.  “Thank you for stepping up to the plate and throwing your hat in the ring,” Business Administrator Pam Hinman said. Hamilton was selected to fill the seat vacated by Karen ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The culmination of the strategic planning process for the Sparta Board of Education was held in the Sparta Middle School library on December 6.  The third Sparta Strategic Planning meeting took the work from the previous two sessions to develop Goals and Objectives to inform the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth marking period of the 2018-2019 school year. Students who have earned A’s in all major subject, including World Language, with no grade below a B in any other class qualify ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Sparta High School Robotics teams started their competition season with two significant achievements.  At their first competition for the 2018-2019 season at Millburn High School  Team 5249Zwent undefeated against the other 55 high school teams in qualifier matches, according to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School Principal Janet Ferraro and Guidance Director Kacey Dalton have announced the honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2018-2019 school year. The high school guidance department recently updated the lists to add four names, appearing in bold. According to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School will have two new administrators, sort of.  One is not new to Sparta.  The vice principal and principal positions were filled at the special board of education meeting on Monday night. Cecil “Bud” Beavers was approved as interim high school principal, filling the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Middle School Principal Michael Gregory has announced the Students of the first marking period of the 2018-2019 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 ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School Principal Janet Ferraro announces the Students of the Month for October.  Each area of study nominates a student each month.  Kelly Zukowski was selected from the Physical Education department.  Her teacher said, “Kelly earned A+ in Driver Education.  She had a ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Students at Sparta High School now have a recording studio on campus, thanks to a donation by the Anderson family. The studio received professional treatment including a mixing board, microphones, flooring and wall boards, a MAC computer, instruments and lots of wiring. When the ...

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SPARTA, NJ  – Eleven middle school robotics teams competed in the third annual Sparta FIRST Lego League (FLL) Qualifiers Event at Sparta Middle School on Nov. 17. This is the third year the event was hosted by the Newton Robotics Team of Newton High School. Throughout the day, teams completed a ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High school students, staff and a parent gave Russian presentation at the Sparta Board of Education meeting.  World Language Supervisor Michael Lauricella introduced middle school teacher Suzanne Jouravlev, high school teacher Eric Hood, students Anna Tartaglia and Jed Sutton ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It was a busy day for the members of the Sparta robotics students as they hosted nearly 1000 elementary and middle school ages children their parents at the high school for a VEX IQ competition. The robotics competition required the teams of participants to design, build and code the ...

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SPARTA, NJ - All Sparta public schools are closed today, Friday, November 16 due to winter weather. All after school activities are canceled.

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta school will be following a delayed opening schedule on Friday, November 16 because of winter weather, according to school officials. School start times: Sparta High School – 9:15 a.m. Sparta Middle School – 9:40 a.m. Helen Morgan School – 11 a.m. Mohawk Avenue ...

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