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Harvest on the Ridge Scarecrow contest entries now being accepted

Entries will be displayed Sept 23-25 in Downtown Sparta.  Money prizes will be awarded!  Click on the link for all of the details.


Free tote from Sparta Farmers Market

From Sparta Chamber

Tonight began the Stamp Card at the Farmers Market in Downtown Sparta!

Spend $20 at the market throughout the month of September and receive a FREE Sparta shopping tote!

The Village of Sparta farmers' market runs Wednesdays 5 pm to dusk behind ChoiceOne Bank!

A Strange Foam Discovered at the Middle School

From: http://www.spartaschools.org
By Zac Curtis and Maddie Rummler

The Kent Intermediate School District had a few of their specially trained instructors from the Aeronautics Education Lab, stop by the 8th grade science classes at the Middle School and get things foaming with a chemical reaction that got students talking. The purpose of the lab was to teach these 8th grade students about the types of plastics that NASA uses in their rockets and shuttles and let them experience making them.

The plastics lab consisted of a few chemicals that when mixed together made a root beer looking foam. There were two plastics made: A higher tougher plastic and a softer lower one that the students enjoyed creating.

Sparta JV Volleyball takes 1st Place!

Congratulations to the Sparta JV Volleyball team for taking 1st place at Comstock Park tournament on 9/1/10!

Appleview Elementary - Open House and Meet the Teacher Night

From: http://www.spartaschools.org

Parents and students are asked to attend this event to gain important school and classroom information while having the opportunity to meet the teacher, classmates and tour our building. Please plan to join us anytime between 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. to meet your teacher and pick up important paperwork. We look forward to seeing you and your child at this special Back to School Open House.

Where: Appleview Elementary
When: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Time: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Extended Childcare Services Change Locations

From: http://www.spartaschools.org

Beginning with the 2010-11 School Year, all Kindergarten Childcare services will no longer be part of the Smart Start Childcare at the White Early Childhood Center. Childcare services for all Kindergarten through 5th grade students will be part of the Before and After Care (BAC) Program. All Kindergarten childcare services during the school day (7:55 a.m.-3:20 p.m.) will be held at Ridgeview Elementary with extended day services (6:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) will
be provided at Appleview Elementary School. Transportation to and from the extended day services at Appleview will be provided by the district.

Kenowa Hills @ Sparta

SPARTA, MI (WZZM) - Separated by only a few miles, Kenowa Hills and Sparta kicked off the season at Spartan Field.

With Kenowa Hills leading 21-14, Sparta quarterback Cameron Cooper connected with Daniel Konkle to pull within one.

But Sparta missed the point after attempt.

Kenowa hills went on to score two more touchdowns to win by a final of 35 to 26.