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Dr. Carol Pallas
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Schenectady, NY 12306
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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

Informational meeting for girls' JV/Varsity volleyball set for July 22

Students interested in playing JV or Varsity girls' volleyball are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Varsity Coach Dan McConnellee will be present to introduce himself to athletes.

Board holds reorganization meeting

During the Schalmont Board of Education reorganization meeting on July 13, Michael Pasquarella was selected as board president while John DiCocco was selected as vice president for the 2015-16 school year. Meeting agenda [PDF]

Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the 146 graduates of the Class of 2015! Graduates accepted their diplomas in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 58th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 26, at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady. learn more | photo gallery

Regional summer school information

Summer school registration for Schalmont students entering grades 7-12 was held on June 29 in the Schalmont High School library. Registration for Distance Learning Regents Review was held on the same date/time. Summer school is being held at Mohonasen. learn more

'Race Back to School' event set for Sept. 19

Mark your calendar for Schalmont's "Race Back to School" on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Schalmont middle school/high school campus. Learn more

Grade 8 dance and graduation awards ceremony

The Schalmont Middle School eighth grade held its graduation awards ceremony and dance in June. photo gallery

Jefferson Elementary holds grade 4 moving up ceremony

Jefferson Elementary School held its annual grade 4 moving up ceremony on June 18. About 150 students earned their certificates of promotion during a ceremony in the school gym, which included an overflow crowd of Schalmont parents, teachers, administrators and other well-wishers. photo gallery and videos

Seniors celebrate last day of classes

Seniors celebrated the last day of classes today with a senior picnic featuring an inflatable obstacle course, jousting and a giant inflatable rolling ball. photo gallery

New Regent, Assemblyman Santabarbara tour Schalmont Middle School

New Board of Regents member Beverly Ouderkirk joined Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Schalmont Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas and other school officials on a tour of Schalmont Middle School on June 12. photo gallery

English students complete poetry portfolio project

Students in Sarah Mattice’s English 10 classes recently worked to complete their poetry portfolios by engaging in writing workshops in a café setting that their teacher recreated in her classroom. photo gallery

Ceremony recognizes top 10 percent of senior class

Energetic, compassionate and humorous are among the adjectives used to describe the 15 students ranked in the top 10 percent of the senior class. photo gallery

Jefferson Elementary celebrates Field Day 2015

Jefferson Elementary School held its annual Field Day with a variety of activities and games for all grade levels. view videos and photo gallery

Schalmont Ranks No. 22 Among 83 Albany Area School Districts

The Schalmont Central School District has been ranked No. 22 in the Albany area in student performance in a report by Business First. learn more

Students combine music and environmentalism

Combining music and environmentalism is reaping big rewards for students and our planet. A recent fourth grade concert focusing on the Earth helped raise $325 to plant 325 trees in Boreal Forest in Canada. learn more

Schalmont celebrates distinguished alumnus

Congratulations to this year's Schalmont High School Alumni Wall of Distinction honoree: Austin Fisher, Class of 1979. Fisher was inducted during a formal ceremony at the high school on June 2. He also served as the keynote speaker during a special ceremony the same evening recognizing the top 10 percent of the senior class. learn more

Teaching is the Core Grant work continues

Schalmont has been working to implement the action plan developed through the Teaching is the Core (TiTC) grant, a $399,946 grant from the New York State Education Department that aims to support improvement of assessment practices in regional schools. learn more

District to begin phasing in Chromebooks to next year's ninth-graders

Back to school supplies will soon include district-provided Google Chromebooks. The web-based laptops will be rolled out next school year to approximately 160 members of the Class of 2019. An informative session was held for parents of current eighth-graders on June 2. learn more

Voters approve budget proposal, bus proposition

Voters passed a $45,797,561 budget proposal for the 2015-16 school year by approximately 67 percent with a vote of 429 to 205. The approved budget increases spending by $1,242,831 or 2.79 percent over the current year's budget. Residents also approved a bus proposition by a vote of 435 to 199. In the board election, Gregory Campoli (477) was re-elected to a three-year term along with newcomer Joseph Amoroso (462). Amelia Hallam (457), who has been filling a board vacancy since August 2014, was elected to a one year seat on the board. learn more

Middle and high school students honored by Human Rights group

A group of Schalmont middle and high schools students were honored by the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission this spring for helping to bring diversity and a positive environment to their schools. learn more

Spring musical, actors recognized by local theatre group

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Hairspray” on their award-winning production and performances this spring. The Schenectady Light Opera Company awarded the high school drama club third place for their outstanding high school production during the 2014-15 school year and six actors were nominated as outstanding performers for their work. 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)

Two Sabres sign college letters of intent

Two of Schalmont High School's top athletes signed their letter of intent to attend and play at colleges next fall. Amanda LaBelle has earned a Bowling scholarship at Indiana Tech and Allison Hutchins a Swimming scholarship at the University of Tampa. learn more

Upcoming New York State assessments

The eighth grade science performance exam will be given May 27 while the written portion will be given June 1.  testing schedule | Test-Taking Tips

Assessment review team informs instruction, supports learning goals

Schalmont is participating the Teaching is the Core (TiTC) grant through a consortium of 12 districts, led by Capital Region BOCES and funded through a $399,946 grant from the New York State Education Department. The initiative aims to thoughtfully review and improve assessments in consortium districts to ensure they inform instruction and support learning goals. learn more

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]

Schalmont Athletic Association raises $4,650 at bowling event

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the Schalmont Athletic Association raised approximately $4,650 at its eighth annual "No Tap" Bowling Outing at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Jan. 31. learn more

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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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 new 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