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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
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Schenectady, NY 12306
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Board of Education to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 22

The Schalmont Board of Education will hear a presentation by Superintendent Dr. Carol A. Pallas on the Governor’s State Aid proposals for 2019 at its Tuesday, Jan. 22, meeting. The Board will also hear a presentation on the BoardDocs board management system and review financial reports. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the middle school LGI. The public is encouraged to attend.
Click here for agenda and supporting material.

Midterm/Regents testing schedules for Jan. 22-25

Tuesday, January 22-25 is our Midterm/Regents testing week at the high school. Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to their exam and go directly to the cafeteria. Students will not be allowed to take their personal belongings, bags or cell phones into the testing area. We will have a drop-off area for them to leave their items prior to getting into the testing rooms, but we encourage students to keep those items at home. See the schedules.

Board adopts Budget Development Calendar

As members of the Schalmont Central School District community, all residents are encouraged to participate in any number of budget planning events that will be taking place during the next few months. More details for each event will be posted closer to the date. Come learn about the process, share your ideas, and have your questions answered. View the calendar.

Friends honor Mr. Renzi for GRAMMY recognition

Schalmont music teacher Robert Renzi was honored by the Schalmont Friends of Music for his quarterfinalist achievement in the selection of the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year. Read more.

A holiday message from Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas

Image that says happy holidaysDear Parents and Guardians,
As the holiday break approaches, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the year to date.
The Schalmont community has plenty to be proud of this holiday season. It is especially gratifying to see students at this time of year give of their time and talents to others in need. Students in all schools have shared through giving trees, fundraisers, held food and clothing drives, shopped for children’s toys and presents and partnered with local organizations to bring cheer to so many during this special season. Read more.


After-school procedures for SHS students

After-school help with teachers is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until 3:30. Since there is limited supervision after 2:30, we expect that all students leave campus at the end of the school day unless they are with a teacher or participating in a school sponsored event or activity. Read more.

SHS student Hamza Noor feature in Times Union article

Hamza Noor has made headlines for his political activism! Read more in the TU's eEdition.

Engineering students visit RPI

The Principles of Engineering classes recently visited RPI and participated in a STEM day. The theme was Aero Engineering, focusing on airplanes and the different considerations that need to go into design. Read more about the visit.

hats more hats'Sabres Supporting Neighbors'

Marketing class designs Sabre hats to benefit community

Mr. Couture's Marketing class has joined forces with local for-purpose company, Twill, to create a community giving program called Schalmont First. Read more about Schalmont First.




Elementary aged students sitting behind piles of candyA 'world' of knowledge on  a pumpkin

During the month of October, Mrs. Schiavo’s third grade class learned about world communities and their cultures. Their project included creating a pumpkin design that represented their country. Read more about the pumpkin project.



Elementary aged students sitting behind piles of candyStudents donate nearly 100 lbs of candy to area groups

Jefferson students and 5th grade classes were encouraged to donate ten pieces of Halloween candy for our annual Candy Buyback Program. We collected a record six copy paper boxes of candy! Read more about the candy buy back program.


Parent shares worldly knowledge with Team 7

Schalmont Middle School Team 7 was visited by a parent, Mr. Decker, who spoke with students about his experience building a water retention system in Uganda. Read more.

Congratulations to new Music Honor Society members!

More than two dozen Schalmont students were recently inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Read more about the Music Honor Society.

Students inside a Tesla Model X electric carDrivers Club electrifies at Makerspace

his past Monday the middle school had 8 electric cars on display brought to us by the Capital District EV Drivers Club.  Members showed off their personal vehicles, ranging from a first-generation 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which were not sold commercially on the East coast, to a new Tesla Model X complete with gull-wing doors! Read more.


Schalmont shows progress in NYS assessment scores

The State Education Department released the results of the 2018 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and math tests which were administered in the spring. Read more about assessments.

Schalmont taking steps to curtail spread of Coxsackie virus at HS/MS

Schalmont officials have disinfected buildings and equipment after confirmed cases of Coxsackie virus were reported at the high and middle schools. Read more

New student registration information

 New students can be registered at the high school, district office, or Jefferson Elementary, regardless of the grade they are entering. Click here for registration information.