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Scott Ziomek, Principal
Kenneth Rizzo, Assistant Principal

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Schalmnot Middle School student girls smile as they sit in classLife at SMS

The halls and classrooms of Schalmont Middle School are a happening place.

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Police to conduct drills on campus during February break

The Rotterdam Police department will conduct active shooter drills on the Schalmont Central School District high school/middle school campus during February vacation, Feb. 19-22. Read more about the drills.

Eighth-grade students, families invited to Capital Region P-TECH information events

Current eighth graders interested in getting on the fast track to a high school diploma, a no-cost college degree in high-tech field and the front line for a job with industry partners should consider learning more about Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH). Read more about P-TECH.

T-shirt sale to benefit dance committee

The Schalmont 8th Grade Dance Committee is having a t shirt sale to raise funds to support the 8th grade award and dance ceremony. Please see attached order forms and consider supporting the Class of 2023! If you have any questions or concerns please contact the 8th Grade committee at

Quarter 2 honor, high-honor rolls


Girls painting bathroom stall doors with encouraging messagesSchalmont students inspire their peers!

 Eighth graders from Schalmont Middle School were determined to inspire their peers by giving the main hallway bathroom a makeover. They coined the initiative as the “Positivity Project.” The goal was to create a welcoming and clean space for the student body. Read more about the project.





drama students dancing on a stageDrama Club to Perform ‘Newsies’ March 7-10

The Schalmont High School Drama Club will be performing the amazing, thrilling and inspirational hit musical, Disney’s “Newsies,” on Thursday, March 7, through Sunday, March 10, in the high school auditorium. Seize the Day!


Cold weather reminders for families

As extreme cold lingers and sub-zero wind chills are expected overnight and into tomorrow, the Schalmont Central School District will be closely monitoring the weather conditions. Read more

Mark your calendars: 8th Grade Dance is Saturday, June 8, 2019

Planning for your child's Middle School Moving Up Ceremony and Dance has begun! The theme for this year's event is Enchanted Forest, which was voted on by the students. Read more about the dance.

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.

flyer announcing fundraiser from Jan. 14 to March 22Environmental Club raising funds through CLYNK bottle collection

The Middle School Environmental Club is doing a bottle collection fundraiser with Hannaford's CLYNK system from January 14 to March 22. Read more about how you can help.


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.

SMS students honor veterans

Schalmont Middle School was honored to partner with Charter Communications, the History Channel, and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s office to host area veterans at Schalmont Middle School. Read more.


Students donate nearly 100 lbs of candy to area groups

Elementary aged students sitting behind piles of candyJefferson 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.


Yearbooks available for order

Get your 2019 Schalmont Yearbook! You can order a yearbook by clicking here or calling 800-853-1337.

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

Makerspace 2018-19 schedule available

Schalmont Middle School Makerspace has a number of amazing events and activities planned for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a schedule of events

row of students with teacher standing in a hallwayCounseling Dept. holds Club Fair

The Middle School Counseling Department hosted a "Club Fair" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, during school lunch periods. Students learned about clubs available to them, how to sign up for a club, and the importance of joining school activities while in middle school. School clubs are listed on the Schalmont website, and information of when clubs begin and meet, will be available on Middle School Morning Announcements. Students and parents should check the morning announcements daily for further information.



Calendar cover for 2017-18 school yearPrinted calendars are provided to all Schalmont families with students currently enrolled in our schools. Click here to download a copy [PDF]

Important dates

Parents of Schalmont students already have, or will soon receive, printed calendars, but in the meantime you can download a digital copy by clicking here and find out how you can get news of important dates, cancellations, or changes right on your phone!
It's a date!




Schalmont students sing with Honor Choir

Over four days during the month of August, 30 Schalmont students participated in the American Choral Directors Association Summer Honor Choir. Read more about Honor Cho

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.

Flu facts

What are the symptoms? Should your child stay home from school?
With flu season upon us, take some time to read this handy flu fact sheet [PDF].

When the weather outside is frightful...

When winter weather arrives, the Schalmont Central School District has established criteria for deciding whether to close school for the day, cancel afternoon and evening activities, or dismiss students earlier than normal. Learn more about the process


• Proposed budget preserves program, staff; increases security, student support

 District budget vote and board election is May 15, 2018

• On-campus bus facility would come at no tax increase to the community

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