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Dr. Carol Pallas
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Schenectady, NY 12306
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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

Blood drive set for Feb. 11

The High School Key Club is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood drive from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the high school. To sign up, please email Shea Carr at

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” go on sale today for 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

Schalmont'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

Helping hands

 Schalmont's modified girls basketball team lands a hand to help open mail for Safyre on Sunday. view gallery

False alarm causes brief evacuation

At about 2:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, Schalmont High School and Middle School were evacuated following a fire alarm. There was no fire, and after the building was deemed clear, students were quickly brought back inside and then dismissed as normal at the end of the day.

Students donate gifts to Ronald McDonald House

Kudos to Mr. Dolan's AP US History and Current Affairs classes that raised $7,200 to purchase gifts for the kids at Ronald McDonald House! This is more than double the amount they have raised in the past. The students went to Toys R Us to purchase the gifts and wrapped them themselves. They will deliver the presents on Thursday morning, Dec. 24, to the Ronald McDonald House.

Poetry challenge winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the holiday Principal's Writing Challenge! learn more

Students share holiday cheer

Students in the high school band and choir led Jefferson students in a sing-along concert. view gallery

It's Grinch Day at Jefferson

Today launched the first grade team's celebration of "Grinch Day," where they read the Dr. Seuss story and had reading and math lessons based on it. learn more

National Honor Society induction

Congratulations to the newest members of Schalmont's chapter of the National Honor Society! view gallery

Key Club's Giving Tree helps local familes

Faculty, staff and students of Schalmont High School worked together to provide more than 100 gifts to eight students at the high school as well as their siblings. learn more

Schalmont artists win regional art contest

Congratulations to Emily Aucompaugh and Emily McGowty, who were selected as winners in the region round of the 2015-16 eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest! learn more

SMS Giving Tree a success

The middle school’s annual Giving Tree Toy Drive was a great success this year Members of the National Junior Honor Society and Sabre Service Club collected new toys, hats, gloves, and scarves and delivered them to the Schenectady City Mission for the Christmas Toy Shop. learn more

Sabre's Edge now online

Check out the latest edition of the Schalmont High School Newspaper, the Sabre's Edge. view PDF

English Honor Society induction

Congratulations to the new inductees of the Schalmont English Honor Society! view gallery

Fall scholar athletes recognized

Congratulations to the fall atheltic teams recognized at the Board of Education meeting as scholar athletes. learn more

Chad O'Hara and Tim Rushlow surprise JES students

Jefferson Elementary students were surprised to be called to the Playroom for an assembly Dec. 14 and even more surprised to see Chad O’Hara from B95.5 and country music artist Tim Rushlow walk into the room. learn more

Fourth-grade students build Longhouses

The students in Mrs. Rossner and Mrs. McGuirk's fourth grade co-teaching classroom proudly displayed their Longhouse projects to their parents, grandparents and siblings on Friday. learn more

President signs new federal education law

For the first time since 2001, the United States has new federal legislation governing education. On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). learn more

Schalmont students, staff tapped to present at Technology Awareness Day

Schalmont students and teachers were among the 700 school leaders, educators and students representing more than 130 school districts from across upstate New York at the Northeastern Regional Information Center’s (NERIC) 27th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day. learn more

BOE discussion on possible capital project continues

At Thursday night’s work session, the Schalmont Board of Education considered a new option for housing the district’s buses.Since the last board meeting, district administrators were alerted to a potential property on Mariaville Road that the district might be able to lease or buy and convert to a bus storage facility. learn more

Digital Literacy students delve into programming

The sixth-grade Digital Literacy students are currently working on a programming project where they will create music videos in the coding program Scratch. learn more

Deck the halls

The Schalmont Middle School is starting to look a little more jolly as students join together to deck the halls and doors for the holiday season. learn more

Schalmont represents at NERIC convention

Congratulations to the technology team from Schalmont CSD for their wonderful presentation today at the NERIC conference. Great presentations by 6th grade and 9th grade students and staff. Go Schalmont! Cutting edge in technology integration in instruction.

Getting their game faces on

High School students get to sharpen their stratigic stills in a fun and unusual way with game club. learn more

Schalmont soccer players named to TU All Stars, athletes, coaches of year

The Times Union named several of Schalmont's boys and girls soccer team members as all stars. For girls, Julia Rossi was named Times Union girls soccer player of the year and Alaina Resue was named soccer coach of the year. Sydnee Metzold, Molly Older, Alex Horwedel, Julia Rossi, and Kennedy Cronk were all named to the first team all stars and Davia Rossi and Rachel Cardinal were named to the second team all stars. [read article] For boys, Chris Hamilton the soccer athlete of the year and Jason Beck was named soccer coach of the year. Also making the all-star team are Cameron LaVallee, R.J. Hayden, and Zach Ericson. Congratulations! read article

Social Studies, ELA teachers work together on inquiry toolkits

At Schalmont, collaboration is a key factor for success, not only for the students, but also the staff. learn more

Rossi named TU athlete of the month

Schalmont 8th grader and soccer player Davia Rossi was named the Times Union's girls' athlete of the month. learn more

Giving the gift of cookies

June Krone's eighth-grade students bake cookies for families on the school's Giving Tree. view gallery

Forensics students determine 'When Did She Die?'

In Forensics class at Schalmont High School were recently tasked with deteriminte the time of death in a criminal case. learn more

The MS book fair is underway

Give the gift of reading this season. The middle school Book Fair is underway through Friday, Dec. 18. view gallery

Sectional Champs to be honored

On Monday, Dec. 21, the Schalmont Boys basketball program will be honoring the coaching staff and players of the 1996 Sectional Championship team at halftime of our game varsity game against Fonda. This is the 20th anniversary of that team winning and going to the NYS Final Four. The JV game starts at 5 p.m. and the varisty game will start 20 minutes after the end of the JV game (estimated start time of 6:30 p.m.)

Digital Electronic students tour National Grid Substation

The first period Digital Electronic class recently took a tour of a National Grid substation in East Greenbush. learn more

Engineer students get look at new development

The Schalmont high School civil engineering class recently toured the Netzero village on Burdeck Street. learn more

Congratulations to all honor roll students

Congratulations to all the high school high honor roll and honor roll students  and the middle school  high honor roll and honor roll students of the first quarter! View gallery for honors breakfast

Jefferson students create jingle for WGNA

Congratulations Ms. Pink’s first graders, Mrs. Rossner’s and Mrs. MuGuirk’s 4th grade classes and Mrs. Scheffer’s music clas for working together to create a jingle for Shop with a Cop. learn more

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

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! 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 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.