Monday, February 17, 2020

Sparta High School

Sparta FCCLA member Kaitlyn Gilbertson displays one of the many dresses that will be available for purchase at the prom dress sale next weekend. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:29am
Prom season is just around the corner and for some it can be a little stressful trying to find a dress that they love that is also affordable. Sparta High School FCCLA is hoping to help reduce some anxiety by hosting a prom dress sale next weekend on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at...
Students at Sparta High School show off their random acts of kindness calendar. Contributed photos.
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 10:23am
It is a good time of year to be reminded every day that small and random acts of simple kindness can lift the spirits of both the giver and the receiver. As 2019 came to a close at Sparta High School, Vocal Music Director Camie Schneider placed a kindness calendar on a bulletin board located...
Ali Amparo (left) and Josipa Kusak have been enjoying their time at Sparta High School. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:52am
Things have been going good, so far, for two foreign exchange students at Sparta High School. Both Josipa Kusak of Croatia and Ali Amparo of Mexico admit it was a little hard for them to adjust to the American lifestyle at first.  “It’s been really different. It was hard to adapt at first with all...
Left to right:   Kiwanian Bill Nussdorfer, Jacque Kroeger, SHS Student of the Month Jenna Kroeger, Danita Shea and SHS Business Teacher Julie Beyer. Contributed photo
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:46am
Jenna Kroeger, in accepting the Kiwanis Student of the Month Award at the Club’s noon meeting Dec. 17,  referred to the personal and parental discipline that enabled her to participate in multiple extracurricular activities while excelling academically.  The SHS senior clearly welcomes new...
Manny Hedrick, Savannah Stendel, Gage Bath, Lily Bloyer, and Ali Amparo attended a conference earlier this month.  Also attending but missing from photo is Nathan Allen.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:58am
A contingent from the Sparta High School FFA attended the National FFA Organization’s 360º Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells Nov. 15-16.   They included Manny Hedrick, Savannah Stendel, Gage Bath, Lily Bloyer, Ali Amparo and Nathan Allen. Over 500 FFA members and advisors from...
Members of the Sparta Robotans, SASD’s first ever robotics team, were all smiles as they received what will be the chassis for their robot this season; the chassis was donated by Disruptive Innovation #6317 from Davenport, IA. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:02am
Due to the big efforts of a small group of individuals, Sparta Area School District now has a FIRST Robotics team appropriately dubbed the Sparta Robotans. Technology Education/Science Teacher Austin Lee started with the district five years ago and had been trying to get a robotics program up and...
Spartan defenders Ethan Krueger (52) and Marcus Cox (27) give chase to Central quarterback Johnny Davis (2) in the first quarter of Friday’s Mississippi Valley Conference football game at Sparta Memorial Field. Sparta jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the heavyweight bout and held on for a 38-33 victory to stay alive in the MVC title hunt and knock the Red Raiders from contention. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:16am
In a heavyweight bout reminiscent of Frazier and Ali, Sparta and La Crosse Central exchanged plenty of punches on the gridiron Friday night. It was an epic battle from the start, but Sparta landed the first punch and the last to outduel the Red Raiders 38-33. Sparta forced an early Central turnover...
Front row from left: Karen Edwards from SACS and Lily Schmitz. Back row from left: Marrissa Rodriguez, Brandon Morkrid, Braeden Goad, Calvin Swaney, Brady Towne, Ethan Anderson and Cody Uhls, Herald photo by Izak Anderson.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:47am
The Variety Show at Sparta’s Homecoming was a success for a multitude of reasons but most importantly, it was a success for Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS). Tickets to the show were $1 and the money raised was donated to SACS by the Sparta Music Parents Association. The amount raised was $107.  “...
Photo of Agnes Sawyer Ferguson, as published in a June 1936 issue of the La Crosse Tribune.
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:07am
 [In the summer of 1936, an 86-year-old widow in Missouri named Agnes Julia Ferguson sat down to write her memoir. The result was a document just over ten pages long, though it contained a multitude of incredible stories and memories. Even more incredible was the reason for her writing:  70 years...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:37am
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Sparta Area School District’s Curriculum/Instruction, Co-Curriculars & Personnel Committee had a discussion regarding Sparta High School’s closed campus policy. Several parents, including Brad Treu, were at the meeting to voice their concerns about their high-...

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