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Sparta Area School District

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:11am
With an upcoming shift in resources and partnerships, the Sparta Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curricular and Personnel Committee has recommended the full school board consolidate district efforts on the Meadowview Food Pantry and backpack program to discontinue the food pantry at the end of August...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:27am
At two previous meetings, the Town of Sparta upheld its decision to deny right-of-way through its property to the Sparta Area School District’s new elementary school, which is scheduled to begin construction this spring. The township owns property along Hwy. 27 north of West Division Street, which...
Susan Brown’s second and third graders say they love being in school year round for a variety of reasons. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:13am
In 2017, the Sparta Area School District adopted a year round school pilot program at Maplewood Elementary School as part of the school board’s strategic plan to expand learning environments to meet the diverse needs of students and their families. The program has steadily grown since it was...
Young artist Grey Rhodes, 17, has completed a few murals outside of the library at SAILS Charter High School. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:54am
The Sparta community is full of unique individuals with big aspirations and Grey Rhodes is among them. Rhodes, a junior at SAILS Charter High School, needs three credits to graduate and after that, she will be moving back to New York with her grandparents where she hopes to become a tattoo artist....
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:29am
Sparta School District officials have been dealing with parental concerns over a gender test offered to students last week. According to Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren, the test, which was accessed through Facebook, was part of a one-day unit in freshman English classes. "There was a link to a...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:21am
On February 28, Governor Tony Evers released the proposed Wisconsin State Budget. Sparta Area School District Director of Business Services Leah Hauser presented the school board with valuable information she received at a conference last week regarding the state budget process. All of the...
Architects Michelle Maland and Brad Simonson of HSR Associates addressed Sparta Township residents expressing concern for the placement of a sidewalk to the new Herrman Elementary School. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:32am
At its monthly meeting this week, the Town of Sparta upheld the decision made previously at its February meeting to deny right-of-way through its property to the Sparta Area School District’s new elementary school scheduled to begin construction this spring. The township however did put the issue...
Sparta fourth-grade teacher Bobbie Schamens poses with her students at Meadowview Intermediate School Tuesday after they learned she had been named the VFW's Smart-Maher Citizen Education Elementary Teacher of the Year. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:19am
Sparta fourth-grade teacher Bobbie Schamens' students know what a special person she is in the classroom, and last week they learned a whole lot of other people think the same thing, On Wednesday, March 13, Schamens and her students at Meadowview Intermediate School got a visit from Tracy Woodman...
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:27am
The Sparta Area School District has taken another step toward a district owned fiber optic network by selecting a contractor for the technology fiber project Tuesday night. The project consists of the district running its own fiber to each of its buildings in which the district would no longer...
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:57am
The Sparta School Board approved an easement agreement Tuesday, Feb. 26, securing  access to the new elementary school site off Hwy. 27, and eliminating the need for a March 7 Meeting of the Electorate. According to Superintendent Dr. Amy Van Deuren, the agreement with landowners Steve and Terry...

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