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Shalmont Central School District
Dr. Carol Pallas
Superintendent
4 Sabre Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518.355.9200
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The graduation will be televised

Graduation is this Friday, 7 p.m. at Proctors Theatre. The event will be streamed live  on the Open Stage Media Facebook page and posted to their YouTube page. Proctors will also be cablecasting to the arts and education channel 1302 on Spectrum Cable and channel 37 on Verizon Fios.

End of year message from Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas

It is finally June and another cycle of this long journey in public education has come to an end. I want to thank our parents, guardians, and all members of the Sabre Community for all you’ve done this year to make the Schalmont Central School District a great place to grow and learn. Read more from Dr. Pallas

Stop summer slide with summer math packets!

For the last few years, teacher Kristen VanDyk has been asking students to devote just a little of their summer vacation to keeping their math skills sharp. She develops summer math packets – calendars of the summer months with math-related activities on each day. The activities are manageable -most take ten minutes or less. And they’re meant to be fun.  Click here for more information.

 

headshot of a woman, Dr. Kerry RickerHonoring the Top 10 of the Class of 2018 and Alumni Wall of Distinction Inductee

Schalmont High School success – past, present and future – was on display during a special evening at the school recently. Schalmont High School held its annual Top Ten Recognition Reception along with the Alumni Wall of Distinction Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, June 5. Read more about the Top Ten.

 

Sen. Amedore helps Schalmont, Tech Trep promote online learning

A student demonstrates an online class at a large smart board Sen. George Amedore on Monday, June 4, committed $50,000 to the Schalmont Central School District. The district will use the funds to purchase Tech Trep licenses. An interactive learning community, Tech Trep offers courses such as programming, 3D printing, digital art and animation, and entrepreneurship. And with access to online mentors, it provides a platform for young tech enthusiasts to turn their new skills into real-world entrepreneurship opportunities. Read more.


image says thank you with sabre shieldSchalmont voters approve 2018-19 budget

Voters have approved the $48,636,823 budget for the 2018-19 school year, with 517 votes in favor and 257 against.
The bus purchase proposition has also passed 502 to243.
The proposition to build a transportation facility on the middle/high school campus instead of repairing the old facility has passed, 466 to 308.
The proposition establish a capital reserve fund has passed, 536 to 239.
Congratulations to Angelo Santabarbara and Kate Kruk for being elected to three-year terms on the Board of Education.
“I want to thank the Schalmont community for supporting our district’s programs,” Said Superintendent Dr. Carol A. Pallas. “We are dedicated to the academic and financial well-being of this community.”

2018-19 School Calendar

When is the first day of school? Spring break? Graduation? The answers to these questions and more on the 2018-19 calendar [PDF].

SAA contract provides savings while benefitting members

The Board of Education and the Schalmont Administrators Association have reached a three-year agreement that both parties believe is fair and fiscally responsible to Schalmont taxpayers. Read more about the SAA contract.

High, middle schools conduct successful lockdown drill

The Schalmont Central School District, in conjunction with Rotterdam Police Department, conducted a successful lockdown drill at the middle school/high school campus this morning, Monday, March 5. Read more about school safety.

Board decides not to offer Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

The Schalmont Central School District Board of Education decided at its Feb. 26 to not offer the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption for the coming year. Read more about the board's decision.

From the Superintendent: The safety of our children is always our No. 1 priority

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. When a tragedy such as the shooting in Parkland, Florida occurs, it forces us to reflect on what we can learn and remind ourselves of what we currently have in place. Read more from the superintendent.