Sparta School District
ACADEMIC TEAM FINISHES UNDEFEATED
The Sparta Middle School Academic Team consists of 6th through 8th graders who answer a variety of questions from subjects such as math, science, history, government, literature, grammar, geography, fine arts, sports and current events. Participation on the team provides an opportunity for students to flex their most important “muscle,” their brains. The team competes against other middle schools in the SWCL conference. These academic competitions give the students a chance to develop their self-confidence, knowledge base, and self-pride as well as teaching them important life skills such as teamwork and dedication.
The Sparta Middle School academic team recently wrapped up its tremendous season with a record of 10 wins and 0 losses. Their regular season concluded with a 1st place finish in the SWCL Conference Tournament held January 6 at Crane Middle School. The team worked hard and were rewarded for those efforts. They will be resuming practice in the near future to prepare for the annual Clever Invitational Tournament held this upcoming April.
This year’s team participants are Brock Smith, Gage Wigton, Shayln Morris, Hannah Roller, Cade Johnson, Ryan Bumgarner, Auston Henson, Zane Wigton, Madeline Hodges, Anthony Wilson, Asher Fuchs, Malina Blevins and Chloe Nettell. Their coach is Scott Twente. Congratulations to all participants on a job well-done this year!
Photo Credit: Amelia Wigton
Monochromatic Paintings in 5th Grade Art
STEAM Classes & Library Receive White River Power-Up Grants
Congratulations, Speech Team!
Jeremiah White: 5th place medal in extemporaneous speaking
Bruce Ormiston: 5th place medal in original oratory
Jillian Woolf: 6th place medal in original oratory AND 2nd place trophy in storytelling
These kids are having a season like none we've had before. Thus far, the team has earned medals and/or trophies at every tournament we have attended since October!
HS Library Media Center Receives Power-Up Grant
The high school LMC was recently awarded a $500 grant from the White River Valley Co-op to fund the purchase of Gateway book sets for the 2018-2019 school year. Since we have limited funding when it comes to providing enough copies of the nominated books, and students often have to wait multiple weeks for their desired book to be returned to the library, the Power-Up grant will allow for the purchase of three sets of Gateway books to be placed in ELA classrooms for increased student access.
Thank you, White River!
Third Grade Updates
Finley River Community Foundation Grant Recipient
January 2nd was a big day for our faculty. While students were enjoying their last day of winter break, we were working hard on curriculum. As a K-12 faculty we worked to align power standards and learning targets to increase student learning throughout the district. This was a powerful day of work and learning. It was amazing to see our faculty working together to discover areas in which we can improve. We are excited about the future of Sparta R-III.