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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
4 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518.355.9200
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Congratulations Maria Zarrillo

Jefferson Elementary Cook Maria Zarrillo won second place in a New York state healthy apple recipe contest. learn more

Homecoming is tomorrow!

Homecoming is a special time of year when the Schalmont Central School District community and alumni come together to celebrate what makes the district special.  Learn more

Students tour Greno Industries

Students from the principles of engineering classes at Schalmont participated in Manufacturing Week by taking a tour of Greno Industries in Scotia. learn more

Students 'swag up' the Schalmont S

Schalmont Middle School students were encouraged to use their creative and responsible Sabre minds to "swag up" the Schalmont S. view gallery

Budding artists

Fourth graders in Mrs. Albrecht’s art class work on value charts. view gallery

Superheroes invade Schalmont

As part of Spirit Week, Schalmont High students showed up in their best superhero gear. view gallery

SMS summer readers recognized

The middle school students that participated in the summer reading program received certificates for their effort. view photo

Jefferson celebrates summer reading

Assemblies recognize 55 students for participating in the summer reading program. learn more

No early dismissal for Grade 5 on Oct. 14

Students in grade 5 will NOT be dismissed early on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Only students in grades 6-12 will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.

Homecoming is Oct. 9

Homecoming is fast approaching! Come check out all the booths and activities that will be happening from 3-6:30 p.m. before the kickoff of the homecoming game at 7 p.m. view flyer

Early Dismissals in October

There are several dates in October when students will be dismissed from school early. Please review the updated list here.

Drive 4UR School

Metro Ford will donate $20 to the Schalmont Class of 2018 for every person who takes a test drive on Saturday, Oct. 17 in the Schalmont Middle School parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. View the flyer for more details.

Students learn a new way to organize study material online

Students in Rebecca Remis’ class are organizing their notes, vocabulary, and study resources in a completely new, digital way.  learn more

Board schedules work session

A Board of Education work session will be held Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. in the District Office.

Passport to the fair

Clubs and organizations held a fair today for Schalmont High School ninth graders and new students. learn more

Discovery through language

Students work on posters illustrating "Discover a new world through language" in Fran Wamsley's Spanish 7 class. view gallery

Student grows six-pound cabbage

Jefferson Elementary fourth grader Mark has proven he has a pretty green thumb.Mark brought in a nearly six-pound head of cabbage that he just harvested. The cabbage was part of his third grade plant growth and development project. learn more

Stick a pin in it

Seventh graders sew pin cushions in June Krone’s Home and Careers class in preparation for a sewing machine project.  view gallery

Scholastic Book Fair is underway

The Scholastic Book Fair is open during Jefferson Elementary school hours now through Sept. 29 as well as 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23. You can also browse and order books online. Cash, checks (payable to the school) and credit cards are accepted. view gallery

Tower of learning

Eighth grade science students in Andrea Bryson's class work on constructing a tower with marshmallows and pasta. They worked together and used the metric system to measure the height of the tower both in centimeters and millimeters. view photos

Access your child's assessment scores on Parent Portal

View instructions for accessing your child's assessment scores on Parent Portal. Learn More

Marching Band fundraisers a success

The Marching Band barbecue on Friday sold out, with more than 300 dinners sold. The Chrysler Drive fundraiser saw more than 180 test drives. Thank to everyone who helped us kick off our 2016 Disney trip fundraising. Your generosity is amazing!

College Caravan a success

More than 100 Schalmont High School students had a chance to learn more about 25 colleges this morning as part of the College Caravan. Learn more

Reminder about sporting events

As our football season gets underway at Schalmont on Friday, we want to remind you that students in eighth grade and below MUST be accompanied by a supervising adult or they will not be admitted to the football game. An adult may be a parent, coach, grandparent or guardian. Please also note that horseplay, wrestling, football, soccer, tag, and other recreational activities are not allowed on the playing fields.

It's all about respect at Schalmont Middle School

The Schalmont Middle School staff wants students to start the 2015-16 school year off on a positive note. learn more

Schalmont staff prepares for new school year

Schalmont faculty and staff returned to school to today to prepare for the start of the new school year. learn more

Schalmont’s S.A.D.D. members share tips for success

Members of Schalmont’s Students Against Destructive Decisions club shared some helpful tips with incoming high school students at Freshman Orientation last week. learn more

Public hearing set for Smart Schools Investiment Plan

There will be a presentation and public hearing on the district's Technology/Smart Schools Investment Plan at the Sept. 28 Board of Education meeting, which takes place at 7 p.m. in the LGI room in the Middle School.

Drama Club wins national award for set design

Last year's spring production of "Hairspray" was awarded first place for a national set design contest hosted by ScenoGraphics. Lean more

Ninth graders gear up for new school year at Freshmen Orientation

About 170 incoming freshmen at Schalmont Central School District arrived at the school today, excited about the start of their high school career and the chance to be in the first class that will partake in the district’s new one-to-one initiative, in which all ninth graders will receive a new Chromebook to use for the next four years. Learn more

SAA golf tournament set for Sept. 28

The Schalmont Athletics Association is looking for participants for he Annual Golf Tournament to be held Monday, Sept. 28 at the Cobleskill Country Club. Please see the flyer for more information.

Schalmont students participate in Honors Choir Concert

Congratulations to the Schalmont Middle Shool and Jefferson Elementary students who recently participated in the Honor Choir concert held in Albany at the Hilton Hotel as part of the NYSSMA Conference and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).  learn more

SED assessment results show an increased proficiency for SCSD

The New York State Education Department released results for the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments given to students in grades 3-8 in spring 2015 last week. Schalmont Central School District scores show growth in year-to-year and cohort-to-cohort, keeping the district on target for goals set as part of the district’s five-year strategic plan. learn more

Schalmont to launch one-to-one Chromebook program this year

Find out more about this exciting new initiative that starts September with Schalmont's incoming Freshman class. Learn more

New immunization regulations in effect for September

The New York State Department of Health has revised the regulations regarding immunization requirements for school attendance, effective September 1, 2015. learn more

Students spread cheer

The Junior National Honor Society and the MS Nothing But Treble group ended the school year by spreading cheer to senior members in our community by performing at Kingsway Nursing Home. view gallery

Construction sets off fire alarm

Schalmont High School was evacuated for a brief time this morning after construction dust set off the building's fire alarm. There was no fire, and after receiving the "all clear" from area emergency responders, students and staff returned to the building in less than 10 minutes.

Don't forget to sign up for Race Back to School!

Registration forms are available forSchalmont's "Race Back to School" on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Schalmont middle school/high school campus. Learn more

BOCES CTE offering new adult programs

Capital Region BOCES is offering multiple new courses during the 2015-16 school year for adult students.The new classes are being added to an already popular array of adult education classes that includes welding certification, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and English for speakers of other languages. learn more

School board adopts new technology/bring your own devices policy

The Schalmont Board of Education has adopted new policies regarding use of technology in school and bringing your own devices into school buildings. view policy (pdf)

2015-16 school year calendar now online

The Schalmont Board of Education recently approved the 2015-16 school year calendar. A more detailed district calendar for the upcoming school year will be provided to parents at a later date. download calendar [PDF]

SNN: Keeping you connected to your child's school

Don't forget to update your SNN profile if you have children changing buildings next year. New to the district? Sign up for SNN today to stay connected with your child's school. Learn more  

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Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. Learn more  

Visit for sports schedules

All Schalmont Central School District sports schedules are now available online through Visitors can view all sports events scheduled for the day or individual team schedules by season. Once you access the site, you will be able to subscribe for text messages and e-mail notifications for all athletic teams, including event reminders and change notifications.

Follow Superintendent Pallas on Twitter

You can follow Dr. Carol Pallas on the online social networking service Twitter. The superintendent live "tweets" from school and district events and also shares important educational resources and information with the Schalmont community. Sign-up for a free Twitter account if you don't have one already. Follow Dr. Pallas