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When everybody knows your name

School front desk staffers made everything run smoothly even during the unusual pandemic year...

Determination is key to getting it done

Sparta’s adult education program thrived during the pandemic. It offered new beginnings to a diverse group of students, including refugees, young parents, older adults, recent drop-outs and students from other districts...

For once-homeless mother and daughter graduates, ‘dreams do come true’

Ayjia Jones and her mother, Monique Williams, are both graduates of the Class of 2021. Their accomplishment comes after two years living in motels, searching for housing and pathways to stability...

Trades are a passion for this award winner

Senior Mia Ramos is one of 65 high-school students statewide to be named a recipient of the 2021 Breaking Traditions Awards from the Michigan Department of Education...

‘There is something about inclusion’

This teacher has made it her mission to help students with mild impairments find their way in school and beyond...

Early Childhood Center ready to open in Sparta

The new Sparta Early Childhood Center is ready for occupancy and expected to house summer programming for the district...

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...
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