shortcutFeb 14, 2016
FacebookTwitterbanner topJefferson Elementary TabMiddle School tabHigh School tab
Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
Superintendent
4 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518.355.9200
Fax: 518.355.9203
About UsContact UsDirectionsA to Z IndexDirectory
We are Schalmont
array photo
News HeadlinesNEws Archives
News border

JES marks 100 days

First graders celebrate the 100th day of school by dressing as 100-year-olds.  view gallery.  View more photos on the full album on our Facebook page.

Good luck, swimmers!

Best of luck to our swimmers who are heading to sectionals on Friday, Feb. 12!

Schalmont students' photos exhibited at Proctor's

Some of the digital photography students at Schalmont High School will have their work exhibited in a student art show titled "The Power of Me" (an anti-bullying exhibition) at Proctor's. learn more

Parents: We want to hear your thoughts

Please take a minute to fill out this brief, anonymous online survey to share your opinions on grades, homework, and how the district communicates about student progress. Your feedback will help us as we work to better serve you to keep you informed regarding your child's academic progress.

Public Affairs students present to Town Board

The Schalmont High School SUPA Public Affairs 101 class made a formal presentation to the Rotterdam Town Board last week. learn more

Schalmont musicians participate in All-County Music Festival

Students from Schalmont, Schenectady, Scotia-Glenville, Niskayuna and Mohonasen came together for a weekend of music making, which culminated with a concert at Schenectady High School on Saturday. learn more

Info on Yankee's game daytrip now available

The Yankees-Redsox day trip through adult education will be Saturday, May 7. The bus leaves Schalmont at 8 a.m. Game time is 1 p.m. The bus is expected back at Schalmont at about 8 p.m. The cost is $90 per person and includes seating in section 332A.

"Back to Broadway 2" tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Schalmont Drama Club’s “Best of Broadway 2”  are now on sale for the musical taking place April 7-9. learn more

Tail Waggin Tutors help first graders improve reading skills

Tail Waggin Tutors help first graders with reading skills. Schalmont first graders in Jamie Pink’s class agree that reading is one of their favorite things to do, thanks to the help of some visits by their furry friends. learn more

District faces $1.2M budget gap

The 2016-17 budget development process got underway in earnest Monday night with the Schalmont Board of Education. learn more

Board approves non-instructional union contract

The Schalmont Board of Education approved a new 4-year contract for the non-instructional staff at the Jan. 25 meeting. Under the new contract, the union has agreed to pay an increase each year for their health insurance premiums, starting with 10 percent this year to 12.5 percent at the end of the contract. All new members hiried on or after July 1, 2016 will pay 15 percent contribution rate. view contract

Schools call for fair funding, end of GEA

 Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joined Schalmont Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas, Mohonasen Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Spring, and Duanesburg Superintendent Christine Crowley for a press conference Jan. 22 to call attention to the need to end the Gap Elimination Adjustment and fix the foundation aid formula so that upstate schools receive equitable funding. learn more

Yearbook cover design winners announced

Congratulations to first and second place yearbook contest winners Maggie Raymond and Audrey Ingle. Their winning artwork will be featured on the front and back cover of this year’s Jefferson Elementary yearbook. learn more

Lunchtime adventures at JES

Second graders at Jefferson Elementary have the opportunity to take an adventure through time during their lunch throughout January.  learn more

Tough budget decisions lay ahead for Schalmont officials

With the release of Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget and estimated state aid amounts last week, Schalmont Central School District administrators are starting to paint a picture of the district’s 2016-17 budget, and the results are grim. learn more

Schalmont Boys Soccer winning season breaks records

Schalmont’s Boys Soccer team had an outstanding season this year, which included breaking not only a number of Section 2 records, but also New York state records. learn more

SMS students win 'Best Green Architecture' award in regional competition

Congratulations to Schalmont Middle School students, along with Mrs. Duxbury and Mrs. D'Alessandro, for winning the "Best Green Architecture" award as part of the Future City regional competition in Albany. learn more

Two by Two the zoo comes to Jefferson

As part of Turn of the Screen Week, Jefferson students and their families were treated to a special night at the school when the critters from Two by Two Zoo stopped by. view gallery

Students host fair to demonstrate career research

As an alternative to a traditional Career Fair, Schalmont High School sophomores hosted a student-driven fair on Jan. 15. learn more

Gov. Cuomo outlines school aid proposal and education agenda for 2016-17

 New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal on Wednesday, Jan. 13,that includes a $991 million school aid increase for 2016-17.  learn more

Schaefer heads to regional spelling bee

Maxwell Schaefer, grade 7, wins Schalmont Middle School's annual Spelling Bee. learn more

Schalmont tops county graduation rates

The New York State Education Department data released yesterday shows Schalmont tops Schenectady County in graduation rates. learn more

Building small business spaces

Shalmont's civil enegineering students completed an assignment to design a small business space to suit the needs of their clients, which were Schalmont staff members. learn more

District procedures for school closings and delays

As cooler weather approaches, now is a good time to review the district's procedures for school closings and delays and make sure all your contact information on SNN is up-to-date and that you like our Facebook page or follow our Twitter feed. learn more

New after-hours MS/HS entrance

When entering the high school/middle school building after 3:30 p.m., please use the new gym entrance. For safety, all other doors to the building, including the main entrances, will remain locked.SNN: Keeping you connected to your child's schoolAll Schalmont Central School District sports schedules are now available online through colonialcouncil.org. 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.