Students in Syracuse University Public Affairs (SUPA) classes
recently toured the SUNY Albany Library where they gained first-hand
knowledge of the research services that a college library has to
offer. They searched databases, the Library of Congress system and
periodicals to aid in their research.
Congratulations to the high school drama club's entire cast and crew for their excellent performances of the hilarious farce "Lend Me a Tenor" by Ken Ludwig on Nov. 20-21.
Coming together as a community and providing suicide prevention resources and information in a safe environment were the goals of a community-wide forum held Nov. 18 at the South Schenectady Fire Department. Learn more
Schalmont Project Lead the Way students Dom Toma, Alyssa Marzella, Taylor Gould, and Nick Marotta recently presented their Civil Engineering and Digital Electronics projects at the New York State School Board Association Conference in Rochester. Read more
High school Science Honor Society students facilitated a number of tricks and treats during its annual Halloween Lab in Amy Perillo's middle school science class on Oct. 31. Read more
Students in Mrs. Ryder's Participation in Government and Public Affairs classes were recently invited to the New York State Capitol as the guests of Assemblyman Angelo Santabarara. Read more
The 2014 Le Sabre Yearbook is now on sale! All pre-orders must be placed by Jan. 31, 2014. Visit the yearbook information page for ordering instructions, deadlines, and more.
Nine engineering students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) recently presented to over 550 Schalmont High School students on topics such as wind energy in today's world, future of light, drag force, and thermo-electric devices. Read more
The Schalmont Girls Basketball program is hosting a "Dining to Donate" fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Rotterdam Recovery Sports Grill. Present the attached coupon and a portion of the bill will be donated to the program [PDF]
The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, in the auditorium. Students will be notified about their induction status the week of Nov. 18-22.
Undoubtedly, this has been an extraordinarily difficult time for our entire school community, and there are still strong emotions surrounding this loss. In addition, news reports last week suggesting that bullying may have contributed to the suicide have also been unsettling. Superintendent's Letter [PDF]
Counseling services continue to be available on an ongoing basis for students during this time of crisis. There are also a number of community resources available to offer assistance to those in need. Principal's Letter [PDF] | Community Resources
Students are required to go to the health office with their coach on a specific date/time with their completed paperwork for sports clearance. At that time, the school nurse will review the student's latest physical date or their interval health history form. If the student is approved, a sports participation form will be issued to the student, which should be given to the coach on the first day of practice. View upcoming dates
High school psychologist and CSE chairperson Carrie Shapiro is quoted in the free, award-winning Parent Today blog about how failure helps children understand they are in control of their own destiny. If you are not already a subscriber, sign-up by selecting Schalmont from the drop-down menu and 12306 as the district ID. Learn more about Parent Today | Read the article
All Schalmont school buildings conducted a formal lockdown drill on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event lasted approximately 15 minutes, during which time the buildings went into complete lockdown as it would it an intruder was in the building. All school staff and students responded appropriately and quickly returned to the regularly scheduled day. Learn more
Choosing a college or university is one of the most important decisions a young adult will have to make. Fortunately, a number of college admission representatives visit Schalmont High School throughout the school year to help inform students about the variety of educational institutions available. Learn more
In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act and the General Education Provisions Act, all schools are required to submit student directory information to the military. If you do not wish to have your child's information released, please complete and return the attached form. You may also call the guidance office directly at 355-6110, ext. 3047. Download form [PDF]
Parents and students are encouraged to read the attached description of Schalmont High School's Science Honor Society. Read description [PDF]
Please remember that only school buses are allowed in the middle/high school traffic circle between the hours of 7-8 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Passenger vehicles are not permitted to enter the area during that time, as well as any other time the red light may be flashing. To drop-off or pick-up students, please proceed to the middle school parking lot for fifth- through eighth-graders and the high school new gym (located at the rear of the building) for ninth- through twelfth-graders. Thank you for your cooperation.
A supply list for high school students is now available online as a PDF document. Download supply list.
In April, the Schalmont Board of Education approved the appointment of Imran Abbasi to the position of Schalmont High School Principal beginning this summer. Learn more
Schalmont Central School District placed #22 out of 85 Capital Region school districts in the Albany-based Business Review's recent ranking of college-bound graduation rates. According to the paper's website, "The rankings are based on the percentage of students over a three-year span who planned to attend college." Learn more
Schalmont Central School District is proud to announce this year's Schalmont High School Alumni Wall of Distinction honorees: Frank A. Mauro, Class of 1980; and Bruce R. Tulloch, Class of 1964. They will be inducted during a formal ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Schalmont High School library. Learn more
Did you miss a call from Schalmont's Dollars for Scholars during their annual phone-a-thon this week? No problem. Donations are accepted at any time of the year. To make a tax-deductible contribution to student scholarships, mail a check to Schalmont Dollars for Scholars, 93 West Campbell Road, PO BOX 6119, Schenectady, NY 12306. Thanks in advance for your support! Learn more
New York State, through its engageny.org website, offers The Toolkit for Parents and Families, a collection of materials and resources that help parents help their children with the changes associated with Common Core State Standards. Learn more
Please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with Schalmont High School's code—16011. By doing so, you will automatically earn credit for our school every time your AdvantEdge Card is used. Visit the Price Chopper website to sign-up or re-enroll. If you don't have a card, visit the Customer Service desk at any Price Chopper location. Thank you for your support!