Sparta Elementary School (K-4)
We hope your summer break has been terrific. Our custodians have worked hard this summer while everyone was away. The floors have been stripped and waxed, walls have been painted, furniture has been moved, signs have been hung, carpets have been cleaned along with many other projects. Our technology departments has replaced some projectors, Smartboards and installed new computers in every teacher classroom. Jennifer and Monica have logged many hours getting ready for registration and taking care of nearly 300 different people in about 3 days. Several of our teachers have been in early, giving up part of their summer break, to come in and work on their classrooms. Most of our new teachers have already been in to work in their classroom and get everything set up. They are very eager to get the school year started. Our curriculum director, Nicole Humble, has held several meetings over the summer to work with teachers on upcoming curriculum changes. During those meetings, they have worked collaboratively in order to improve our teaching and learning process within our district. I want to thank everyone for the extra time and effort they have devoted to our school district this summer.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION for REGISTRATION
July 31st 8:00-4:00 PM
Aug 1st 10:00-7:00 PM
Aug 2nd 8:00-4:00 PM
- Remember, some of the important documents include: 1) Proof of residency 2) Immunization 3) Birth certificate. We have a $20 school supply fee and you might also want to add some money to your child's lunch account.
- Open House will be on Tuesday, August 8th from 5:00-7:00 PM. We will have various resources available in the gymnasium during the 5:00-7:00 time. The various clubs/organizations who have volunteered to come this year or in the past have been: Boy/Cub Scouts, 4-H, Christian County library, free hair cuts, Mighty Might Football League, various churches, PTA, as well as others. We look forward to seeing you on August the 8th.
- School will begin on August 10th. Our doors open at 7:30 AM and the tardy bells rings at 8:00 AM. As a reminder, all kids will receive a free breakfast. Our dismissal bell will be at 3:10 PM. It usually takes us about 10-15 minutes to get all the kids picked up. Feel free to swing by around 3:15 and you won't have to wait as long:) On Mondays we will have early release. Students will be released at 2:40 PM.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child's education. We truly love what we do here and it's our pleasure to be on this journey with you.
SPARTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
522 STATE HWY 125 N.
SPARTA MO 65753
Sparta Elementary serves about 370 Pre-K through 4th grade students. Our goal is to provide a targeted education for ALL students. We believe ALL means ALL. Through our master schedule, we have designed learning opportunities for each and every student. We have implemented a three tiered intervention model for academics as well as behavior.
Our staff consists of roughly 42 employees. We have 17 core teachers, 5 Specials, 2 Special Education, 4 paraprofessionals, 2 Title reading and math teachers, 1 SLP-A, 2 pre-school teachers, 1 counselor, 1 secretary, 1 nurse, 3 custodians, 4 kitchen staff, and 1 Principal.
We are a Professional Learning Community school. We have designated common planning times for each grade level. They meet regularly as a team several days during the week. During the week, teams discuss Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. We also have an early release Monday. On Mondays we alternate meeting as a staff and within teams. During team meetings on Mondays they will dialogue and discuss student needs based on Academics, Attendance, and Behavior. Everything we do is centered around the 4 corollary questions: 1) What do we want students to know? 2) How will we know when they know it? 3) What will we do if they don’t? 4) What will we do if they do know it?
We believe learning is a constant and time is a variable (Rick Wormeli). With that in mind, we are able to focus on our Standards Based Learning initiative. Our teachers understand it is essential for ALL students to learn the standards we have identified as essential. Through our intervention steps, teacher will reteach, students will relearn and retake assessments until they have mastered the concept we have put in place.
“Learning is a constant, time is a variable”-Rick Wormeli