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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
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Schenectady, NY 12306
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Drama club production takes stage in November Learn

Dec. 2 - 6th grade chorus, band concert

Dec. 9 - 7/8th grade choruses, bands concert

Dec. 10 - 4th grade chorus concert

Dec. 17 - HS chorus, choir, band, winds concert

Dec. 21 - 3rd grade concert

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Board evaluates proposal to generate solar power

Schalmont Board of Education is considering a proposal to install a solar panel system on district property that has the potential to save the district nearly $1.9 million in utility bills over the course of 18 years. learn more

Board discusses facilities committee recommendations

The Schalmont Board of Education last night furthered its discussion on the recommendations and proposed capital project put forth by the facilities committee at the previous meeting. learn more

Jefferson students participate in evacuation drill

In collaboration with emergency responders, Jefferson Elementary School practiced an evacuation drill this morning. learn more

Schalmont students get 'jump-start' on future

The Daily Gazette highlights Schalmont middle school and high school use of technology in the classroom. learn more

Board to hold work session Dec. 10

The Schalmont Board of Education will hold a work session on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in the MS LGI to continue the discussion regarding the facilities committee's recommendations. learn more

Parent University presents the free program 'Safety Behind the Wheel' Thursday

Schalmont's Parent University presents the free program "Safety Behind the Wheel" with Tom Winterstein on Thursday, Dec. 3 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the MS LGI. Driving is the most dangerous thing that people do on a daily basis. Help protect those just learning to drive. Topics covered include what to expect when teaching someone how to drive, natures laws vs. man’s laws, winter driving tips,why texting and other distractions while driving is dangerous, how perception, braking and reaction distance affect the outcome of an accident, Top 12 driving behaviors that cause road rage, and 12 ways your driving record can screw up your life. No registration is required for this free class. If you have any questions, please call Donna Notar at 355-9200, ext 4005.

Fourth graders celebrate with Thanksgiving Feast

 Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Cathell and Mrs. DiCaprio's fourth-grad classes hosted their fourth annual Thanksgiving Feast. learn more

NJHS collects 527 boxes of hot cocoa for needy families

The National Junior Honor Society held their annual Hot Cocoa Drive to benefit Concerned for the Hungry, Inc., a volunteer organization that serves needy families in Schenectady County. learn more

Hamilton, Flower sign Letters of Intent

Schalmont High School students Chris Hamilton and Julia Flower signed their National Letters of Intent on Nov. 19. Learn more

JES students have a sing-along with Dave Ruch

Jefferson Elementary students enjoyed an assembly program presented by Dave Ruch, a special musician and performer who is widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds. learn more

Digital literacy class designs cyber security handbook for fifth-graders

The sixth-grade Digital Literacy students were charged with creating a presentation and digital handbook for fifth-grade students that detailed topics on cyber security. learn more

T.I.G.E.R.S. collect boxes for needy

Schalmont's T.I.G.E.R.S. Christian club collected more than 40 Christmas Child boxes To be sent around the world to needy children. Learn more

Girls varsity soccer brings home state title

Congratulations to the girls varsity soccer team for winning the state championship against Section VI champion Wilson 2-0!

Facilities Committee shares findings, possible capital project recommendations with BOE

The Schalmont Facilities Committee shared its findings from the past year of research and building tours with the board of education at Monday night’s board meeting and presented recommendations for building repairs and renovations in the form of a possible capital project. learn more

Schalmont students help provide fresh water to students in Uganda

Last year, as part of a project in Lauren Defayette and Michael Libertucci's 7/8 grade English Language Arts class, students collected spare change from their classmates to donate to a group called The Water Project, which has since created a well for students in Uganda with that money. learn more

Middle School students share thanks with local veterans

Schalmont Middle School students took time as they were passing through the school's halls to write a message of thanks on a giant banner for local veterans. learn more

Schools now required to teach CPR

A new state mandate requires all high schools in New York to provide instruction of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to students as part of the health education curriculum. learn more

Learning continues beyond school walls

Check out what some Schalmont students are doing outside the classroom. learn more

Halloween Candy Buy Back nets nearly 86 pounds of candy

 The Jefferson Elementary Halloween Candy Buy Back has been the most successful yet! Five copy paper boxes full of candy were collected, totalling 85.5 pounds. learn more

Sixth graders learn digital citizenship

There is a difference between students knowing how to use the Internet, social media and digital technology, and knowing how to use it safely and effectively. At Schalmont Middle School, a new sixth-grade digital literacy class is tackling not only the how-tos but also best practices to be sure students understand the digital footprint they leave behind in today’s world. learn more

Textbooks go virtual at high school

Schalmont High School students are going virtual when it comes to textbooks in several classes this school year. learn more

Online tools help improve reading at JES

Students in teacher Leea Mulone’s first-grade class are using an interactive computer program called Imagine Learning to help strengthen their reading and phonics skills. learn more

Sabre Citizen campaign going strong in the middle school

Schalmont Middle School staff expects students to leave their mark. That’s the slogan of the new Sabre Citizen campaign launched this year that focuses on four characteristics of respect: responsible, honest, caring, and trustworthy. learn more

Congratulations to the swim team

Congraulations to the Girls Varsity Swim Team for taking second place at the Sectionals Championships this past weekend. And additional cheers for the following girls, who have qualified for NYS Championships at Ithaca College in two weeks: Rebecca Nelson, Allie Dixon, Emily Holman and Amaya DiGiovanni. view gallery

Students design houses for staff

The civil engineering class selected staff members to serve as clients and designed a small home to their specifications using the REVIT software program. learn more

Schalmont apparel orders now being accepted online

Show your school spirit by sporting Schalmont apparel! Orders placed with SAA by Nov. 20 will arrive in time for the holidays. View items available.Orders can be placed using  this online form.

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

Operations and Maintenance crew hard at work

The Schalmont Operations and Maintenance Department has had a busy start to the new school year. In addition to the annual back-to-school upkeep and repairs, this year, the staff has been tackling additional tasks to increase safety and energy efficiency. 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 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.