April 2022 Community Update
Ms. Courtney Kopf - Vice Principal
Mrs. Jamie Barker - Vice Principal
Dr. Jordana Bradley - Supervisor of College and Career Readiness
Mr. Steve Stoner - Athletic Director
Staff Member Spotlight:
Ms. Kandace Halat
Students of the Month:
Math - Julia Juan asks great questions in AP Calc AB. She works hard during lunch and excels in class and on assessments.
Science - Samantha Stankiewicz shows constant effort in Physics class. She consistently helps her peers understand the material and problem-solve. She is a pleasure to have in class.
World Languages - Colin Muller is an extraordinary student who goes out of his way to make all of his peers feel included. He seeks out additional language practice to improve his proficiency and has dedicated after school and lunch times to practicing his Spanish. Colin is a kind student who cares about his school work and his peers, and he is the most respectful student to all teachers and coaches.
History - Damon Welber is a great student of history. He is clearly interested and brings a different perspective to discussions which helps all students think more globally. Damon is always ready to participate in class and the class is always ready to hear what he has to say.
TCC- Alannah Dobryznski is a stand-out student in Culinary Arts. She is always ready to work or to stay behind to assist other students. She is kind, respectful and courteous.
Music - Emily Roemer has grown so much in the last four years and continues to step up to any challenge presented to her. She perseveres in learning new instruments, new concepts, working in teams, etc. Emily has also done a wonderful job being a teaching assistant for Piano class. She is a patient and attentive teacher who takes initiative and is always so helpful. In addition, she is heavily involved in our recording club where she plays various instruments in our recording sessions.
Art - Rachel Rodriguez is an energetic and bright light in AP art, bringing forth a very kinetic energy. She pushes her ideas into the canvas and allows herself the room to grow and stretch. One of the best artistic qualities is that she has no fear of failing the piece, meaning she is adventurous in her ideas and fearless when it comes to outcomes. This quality is hard to find at such a young age and is what allows her success in AP studio art. In addition, she continues to come in extra time , during lunches and after school to work on pieces, and is a lead volunteer for NAHS.
Physical Education - Thomas Schottland leads every activity and fitness day by representing model behavior every day of the week. Thomas wants to show what 100% looks like while playing within the rules of the classroom. Thomas sets the bar to do extra repetitions or sets for all fitness days and plays in every game to help his team see success.
School Counseling - Myles Williams is a kind, thoughtful, and caring student who is committed to making SHS a better place. He is always ready to lend a hand and is not afraid to step in and help when needed - no matter the task.
School Counseling Updates
Governor's School Award:
National Honors Society:
Our 4th Annual Sparta Jazz Fest was held on Wednesday, April 6th. It featured 13 bands from all over the state including two jazz bands, eight competitive high school bands, and three highly competitive high school bands. All bands performed for a panel of four judges, all with professional jazz and education experience. The entire event was planned by teachers and a committee of six parents who oversaw the planning and execution of our concessions, programs/ads, public relations, awards/tabulations, and apparel sales. All members of the high school jazz bands along with a host of parent and family volunteers worked in a number of different jobs during the day of the event to help it run smoothly. We look forward to next year's event.
Athletic and Co-Curricular Highlights
Benny’s Bodega serves over 300 local families a month. Families can visit to “shop” for anything they might need. The bodega provides hard-working families a little assistance.
Social Emotional Supports
Our licensed staff is here to assist students in achieving their health and wellness goals, enabling students to make lifestyle choices that help them achieve optimal physical, emotional, and behavioral well-being. Please visit our Align Wellness Program website for additional information.