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Jumping to make a difference

Young Spartans raised a district-record amount of money for the American Heart Association during this year’s Kid’s Heart Challenge...

Storytime for seniors? They’re all ears

March is Reading month hits the high school...

Kindness builds their community — online and in person

Digital bulletin board shares touching acts of kindness, helps remind virtual students they are part of a community...

Former, current students unwrap history found in time capsule

Anyone remember ditto paper? Single-pane windows? Class songs?

Creating critical thinkers

Students know it’s STEM day when they see Mrs. Barber wheeling her wagon full of mysterious objects down the hallways...

Right time to return to school

After a semester of virtual education, offered by the Sparta district in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many district families have moved their children back into the classroom...

Good behavior encouraged at home

For students learning from home, positive behavior rewards are still possible...

Discovery of 1959 time capsule makes local history tangible

Ever wonder what high school students were thinking about 60 years ago? Soon, today’s students and the rest of us will find some clues...

Mental health checks and career exploration find virtual home in school districts

A tool students can use with their phones is opening doors to careers -- many of them local -- and giving administrators a read on emotional wellness...

Visual performing arts elective lets students explore broadcasting

The daily newscast includes in- and out-of-school topics...

‘This time it is continued learning’

One school’s switch from in-person to virtual education last week was nearly seamless, especially when compared with the forced school closure in March...

‘Even though it is extra work, I don’t mind the changes’

Teachers of specialty subjects — art, music and physical education — share their experiences after the pandemic prompts changes to class procedures...

Homecoming, modified

The coronavirus pandemic has forced school districts to make changes to the ways they celebrate some annual traditions...

Restoring the land, one tree at a time

Appleview Elementary students and other community volunteers are helping bring back native plants to a section of land around their school, thanks to local grants and the efforts of a retired teacher...

New VP says ‘It feels like joining a family’

Aaron Romoslawski is the new vice principal of Sparta High School. He takes over for Stacey Rumsey, who was named Sparta High School principal last spring...

Open spaces key to new middle school

The new building is designed for collaborative learning but its unique open spaces can be utilized for increased social distancing demands during the pandemic...
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