SHS Highlights

May/June 2021

SHS Staff Member Spotlight:

Ms. Kristina Acevedo

Ms. Acevedo is an incredible example of a hardworking, dedicated Spartan. She continually creates dynamic lesson plans and helps every student in the class-- meeting with students for Academic Assistance every chance that she gets. She makes time to participate in events within the school and say "hello" to everyone in the building. Ms. Acevedo is also an amazing colleague. One of the resident tech gurus in the English department, Ms. Acevedo is always willing to help out her fellow teachers. Despite all of the added difficulties of the year due to the pandemic, she brings positive energy each day.

Ms. Miranda Angelucci
Ms. Angelucci hit the ground running in one of the most challenging school years. She immediately became an integral part of our Spartan team. Her positivity, energy, expertise and compassion translates into success with the parents, students and staff members she works with. Ms. Angelucci also leads several wellness initiatives and community outreach programs. She has also been volunteering her time to support our ALIGN program, and she goes above and beyond for each and every student that she works with.

Mr. Chris Olivo
Mr. Olivo is one of our security guards and is crucial to the daily operation of our SHS school building. He connects with all students and staff each day to ensure that they are safe and set for success. From changing flat tires to organizing our school security team, he is selfless and works to foster an environment that is conducive for all.

Guidance Department Highlights

June 10 - Senior Scholarship Ceremony at 7:00pm

  • If students need help socially or emotionally or with grades, study skills, motivation, college or career planning or communicating, school counselors are here to help. Please reach out to the school counselors by email to schedule an appointment or join a counselor for Virtual Guidance Office Hours between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. at this Google Meet link: Virtual Guidance Office Hours.

Upcoming Events

June 7 - Tri-M Music Awards
June 8 - World Language National Honor Society Induction

June 10 - Senior Scholarship Ceremony

June 14 - Senior Awards Ceremony/Senior Walk

June 15 - Department Honor Society Induction

June 17 - Monogram Dinner

June 22 - Last Day of School

June 23 - Graduation

Awards and Accolades

  • Congratulations to Connor Ailara, Jack Maraziti, Tanner Mell & Cody Ryersen, the Sparta High School delegates selected to attend American Legion Boys State.

  • Congratulations Kelly Zukowski, Sparta High School's Superintendent Roundtable Award Recipient!
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Students of the Month:

We are so proud of our students who have demonstrated resilience, kindness, and ambition through very challenging and unprecedented times. Congratulations to the following students on being chosen by their respective teachers as our students-of-the-month!

English - Dean Napoli comes to class every day ready to work, and truly puts his best into everything he does. He puts his head down and gets things done. Dean works hard through all challenges in English class. He asks questions when he has them, advocates for himself when he needs to, and is always happy to answer a question when he feels confident in his response. He is insightful, respectful, and truly a pleasure to have in class.
Math - Stephanie Glogiewicz always gives her best effort, completing all assignments thoroughly and on time, actively participating both when virtual and when in person, and taking risks by volunteering answers to questions even when she is unsure. She is a strong self-advocate who also asks questions when she needs clarification and attends academic assistance as needed without prompting. Stephanie is friendly, polite, and respectful and makes a point of greeting the teachers as she arrives and wishing us a good day as she leaves.

Science - Chase Geer has consistently demonstrated a strong aptitude for chemistry throughout the year. He participates readily in class and is always prepared. Chase has a positive attitude and an exemplary work ethic.

World Languages - Nathan Miller is always prepared with a thoughtful answer in class. He tutors Spanish students through NHS and is always seeking to improve his language skills. Nate is the perfect example of an inquisitive and motivated Spanish student.
Social Studies - Laramie Kipp is doing great this year in AP European History class.
TCC - Remick Schneider is a freshman in Exploring Culinary Arts and has become a culinary sensation. He has grown so much as a student and chef in culinary arts. Remick has never missed a cooking lab and has been preparing recipes 100% virtually for the entire semester. He has not missed a beat during this unusual school year and has risen to the occasion and beyond. Remick is a hard working young man, eager to learn and it shows in his newly developed culinary skills.

Art - Julia Lengen is taking both Intermediate Sculpture and Intro to Drawing and painting. Julia is a creative, conscientious art student, who dedicates a great amount of thought and planning into her work. She challenges her skills with new ideas, takes pride in her work, manages time and media, and seeks input from her peers and teachers for creative production. Julia is always actively engaged, exhibits a positive enthusiasm for the process, and assists others in class.

Physical Education - Arianna Puleo is an outstanding PE and Driver's Ed. student. Arianna has maintained an A+ average all 4 marking periods and has been a pleasure to have in class.
Music - Paige DeGiovanni has stepped into the Jazz Band to help whenever she's been needed. When stepping in, Paige has been spark of joy each time she walks in the room, and has demonstrated great overall musicianship.

Special Olympics Feature!

Check out our ALIGN video podcast featuring the Special Olympics and its positive impact on our SHS students. Thank you to Rocco Cortese for participating in the podcast and sharing his experience!

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Top 10 Celebration

Congratulations to our amazingly dedicated and well-rounded Top 10 Spartans for 2021 and their awesome teacher honorees. You all truly represent what it means to be a Spartan!
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Senior Prom

The Class of 2021 was able to celebrate and share in a well-deserved evening for an amazing group of students. Thank you to the Board of Education and the entire Sparta community for helping make this amazing evening happen!

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

We had a wonderful night celebrating the Sparta High School National Honor Society Class of 2021! Congratulations to all of this year's inductees!

National Art Honor Society Induction

Our students were able to showcase their amazing artwork in our annual art show, and we were excited to honor our new inductees and to celebrate our senior artists at our National Art Honor Society induction.

SHS's Extraordinary Playlist

Sparta High School is excited to announce that we were able to perform our Extraordinary Playlist - a showcase of numbers from our last 20 years of Spring Musicals on June 4 and 5 at 8 pm on Cassels Football.

In her 20th year as director/producer at Sparta High School, Angela DeLuccia says that the “Sparta High School Musical theater program is a family. We are blessed to have such a diverse and talented group of students and faculty who come together to create outstanding productions” -which makes her job producing the musical every year that much easier and more interesting. “Every year, our program continues to grow. With the support from Mr. Steve Stoner, Director of Student Activities, parents, students and the entire Spartan Community, Sparta High School Theatre is thriving!”

Athletic Highlights!

  • Congratulations to Michael Foley who is the Golf Group 2 Tournament of Champions winner. Mike shot a 69 to win the tournament.

  • Congratulations to MacKenzie Wiggins on being named Gatorade's 2020-21 New Jersey Volleyball Player of the Year as well as the Player of the Year. She led Sparta to its first sectional championship in program history.

  • Congratulations to our boys volleyball team, gymnastics team, and Unified Sports team for completing their inaugural seasons! Thank you to our seniors. Go Spartans!
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Important Graduation Information

Align Wellness Center

Please review our website for insight into our amazing wellness and social-emotional programs for students and staff! Align Wellness Center