Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sparta Area School District

Officer Jenna Lee is excited to take on her new role as the School Resource Officer within the Sparta Area School District. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:01am
While kids everywhere slipped into their new outfits for their first day of school last week, Officer Jenna Lee suited up for her own first day of school as the new School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Sparta Area School District. With the first week of school under her belt, Officer Lee is...
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:35am
Director of Pupil Services Amber Kulig recently sought the school board’s approval for a two-year, grant-funded position. The board approved hiring a mental health navigator, which will be a temporary position within the Sparta Area School District. According to Kulig, about 79 percent of children...
Sparta senior Ethan Krueger (52) battles in the trenches with Westby’s Hayden Martine (65) during the first half of Friday night’s nonconference football game at Westby. Krueger and the Spartans won the battle at the line of scrimmage, lifting Sparta to a 35-25 victory over the Norsemen. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:22am
Dominance in the trenches made up for some special teams miscues and lifted Sparta to a 35-25 nonconference victory on the gridiron at Westby Friday night. The Spartans controlled the line of scrimmage all night, picking up nearly 400 yards on the ground, but a short punt and a pair of long punt...
The late John Harrison’s family recently received commendation and a plaque from the Sparta Area School District in recognition of their fundraising efforts to ensure no child in the school district goes hungry. Contributed photos.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:22am
At last week’s board meeting, the Sparta Area School District recognized and remembered a very special person and friend to the district, John Harrison. Harrison’s family received a board commendation as well as a plaque recognizing him and the district’s lunch fund was officially renamed the John...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:17am
The Sparta Area School District recently approved the expansion of its WIN After School Program to students enrolled in Kindergarten. The program was previously available to students in grades one through eight. “We are looking to expand the educational opportunities for our youngest students,”...
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:17am
The Sparta Area School District held its Meeting of the Electorate earlier this week to discuss the 2019-20 preliminary budget. According to Director of Business Services Leah Hauser, the projected increase of $0.28 in the mill rate could cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $28 per year in...
Amy Van Deuren, Ph.D., superintendent of the Sparta Area School District, gives her presentation Aug. 15 during the Fort McCoy observance of Women's Equality Day in McCoy's Community Center. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy.)
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:59am
Celebrate success but keep moving forward was the message of the Women's Equality Day observance held Aug. 15 at McCoy's Community Center. The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Amy Van Deuren, Ph.D., superintendent of the Sparta Area School District. Van Deuren spoke about the importance of...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:46am
The Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee made some heavy recommendations at its last meeting that could affect the mill rate for the Sparta Area School District taxpayers. “Before communicating anything at the annual meeting, we have some philosophical things to talk about because we’re in a...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:19am
Although school officials are still going over options that will possibly affect the tax levy and mill rate, Leah Hauser, director of business services for the Sparta Area School District recently provided the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee with a review of the preliminary 2019-2020...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:17am
Last month, Sparta Area School District’s Director of Business Services Leah Hauser addressed the Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee to discuss the possibility of contracting with an outside firm to audit the costs on the district’s building projects. Hauser explained when billing begins, the...

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