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grease performanceGreat job cast and crew!

Congratulations to Schalmont High School's Drama Club on their excellent performances of "Grease," March 7-8.

Leading members of the cast included the following students: Nick Marotta, Ryan MacDonald, Billy Ryder, Emily Culbert, Dom Toma, Monica Shatley, Tyler Smith, Haley Fallon, Alex Chiaravalle, Elizabeth Tetlak, Olivia Desmond, Tony Silvestri, Elizabeth Jamison, Paul Dougall, Steve Capitummino, Marlena Mareno and Jake Dembrowski.

More photos of the show may be viewed online by visiting: and entering the password Grease (use a capital G). Photos compliments of Mark Woythal.

Spring 2014 edition of The Sabre's Edge now available

Read student-written articles about a variety of topics in the Spring 2014 edition of The Sabre's Edge student newspaper. Download a copy [PDF]

YMCA recognizes Schalmont students at 27th annual awards ceremony

Six Schalmont High School students were nominated for the Glenville and Schenectady branches of the Capital District YMCA's Outstanding Student Award. Learn more

Incident at middle school April 2; high school building searched

At approximately 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, a Schalmont Middle School student found a message written in an old supplemental textbook implying a bomb threat. Learn more

Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon: April 9-10

The Schalmont Chapter of Dollars for Scholars will conduct its annual fundraising campaign April 9-10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Learn more

Parents: Dollars for Scholars seeking new leadership

Interested in serving in a leadership role for Schalmont's Chapter of Dollars for Scholars? Volunteer opportunities are available. Email to learn more about serving as president, vice president, treasurer or secretary next school year.

Second quarter honor roll lists now online

Congratulations to students who earned a place on the high honor roll or honor roll for their academic achievements during the second quarter. Honor Rolls 

Talking to children about social media safety

There's no question that social media has radically changed the way we communicate. In just over five years, the opportunities and advantages for those who use it properly have exploded. However, when not used wisely, social media can have damaging consequences. That's why parents can't talk enough to their children about social media safety. Learn more

Read all about it in The Sabres' Edge Fall 2013 issue

Read student written essays and reviews in the fall 2013 edition of The Sabres' Edge student newspaper. Download a copy [PDF]

Congratulations National Honor Society inductees

Twenty-four new members were recently inducted into Schalmont High School's Chapter of the National Honor Society. Learn more

Students at play practiceCongratulations to the "Lend Me a Tenor" cast and crew

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.

Community encouraged to stand together in the wake of a student suicide

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

Project Lead the Way students showcase projects at state conference

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

Honor Society students conduct spooktacular science lab

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 tour the Capitol

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

HS students exposed to real-world engineering applications

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

Parent Today feature story: Why I want my children to fail

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

College representative visits help inform students

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  

Parents have right to opt-out of releasing student information to the military

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]

Science Honor Society membership information

Parents and students are encouraged to read the attached description of Schalmont High School's Science Honor Society. Read description [PDF]

Important notice regarding student drop-off and pick-up

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.

High school supply list now online

A supply list for high school students is now available online as a PDF document. Download supply list.

Imran Abbasi named Schalmont High School Principal

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 recognized for college-bound graduation rates

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

Alumni Wall of Distinction honorees from class of 1980, class of 1964

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

Miss a call from Schalmont's Dollars for Scholars?

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 

Tools help clarify Common Core for parents

New York State, through its 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

Help the high school earn free equipment

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! 

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