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Two  girls smile in the hallway at Schalmont high schoolLife at Schalmont High

Classes are underway at Schalmont High School. Here's a look at some of the activities that go on here.

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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


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.

Attention pre-2013 graduates

We will NOT be able to processes requests for high school transcripts for years prior to 2013 during the summer months this year. All requests will be honored and be made available in September. If you have any questions, please call (518) 355-6110 ext. 3047. Thank you.

Longtime teacher gives 'Purpose' to Class of 2018

Schalmont is so near to longtime teacher Kathleen Bragle’s heart that she commissioned an original song for the Class of 2018. The song, “My Purpose,” was written by award-winning composer Jill Gallina and performed by choral students at the May 17 concert.  Read more about 'My Purpose'

A message from Principal Abbasi on '13 Reasons Why' season 2

Last year the show 13 Reasons because a popular show for young adults and touched on several challenging issues pertaining to teens such as sexual assault, bullying and suicide. Unfortunately, many parents were unaware of the show and some of the themes that were addressed. With the second season starting this week, I wanted to pass along some resources from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). View the resources.

SHS students show at juried art exhibit

Schalmont High School students Audrea Din (Class of ’19), Kerry Flower (Class of ’18), and Olivia Nelson (Class of ’18), each had artwork selected for the 2018 High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition held at the Albany Center Gallery. Their artwork was among 550 entries from 24 high schools in the area. Only 100 pieces were selected for the show. See more pictures.


Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble receive gold ratings at NYSSMA Majors

The Schalmont High School Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble both attended NYSSMA Majors in April and received Gold Ratings! .Click here to read more.

Engineering students visit former Sabre at RPI for Stem Day

The Principles of Engineering students recently took a field trip to RPI to participate in a STEM day. The day was led by a former engineering and Schalmont student Rachel Stagnitti. Read more about STEM day.


Ninth grade students explore diversity

ELA teachers Mike Libertucci and Tracy Pontin used their 3rd quarter free reading assignment as an opportunity to help 9th graders develop a greater awareness of – and empathy for – our increasingly diverse world. Read more.


SUPA students talk policy at town board meeting

The SUPA Public Affairs 101 class from Schalmont high school presented to the Rotterdam Town Board in February. Read more about their presentation.


Designing the future!

The Civil Engineering class recently held an open house to showcase some of their REVIT designs. Read more and view pictures.

Video: Human Bio students create heart-healthy PSAs 

Human Biology students in Mrs. Remis’ class created public service announcements about a cardiovascular disorder they chose to research.Watch the PSAs.


Schalmont students awarded for artistry

Three Schalmont students were recently awarded for their artistic talents! Read more about the awards.


Honor and High Honor Roll for Second Quarter

Did your student make the Honor or High Honor rolls for the first quarter? Click the links to find out!
Honor Roll [PDF]
High Honor Roll [PDF]

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.

Drama Club to perform ‘Footloose, the Musical’

The Schalmont High School Drama Club will be performing the musical, “Footloose, the Musical” Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Read more about Footloose.

Help raise funds for the Class of 2018

From the Class of 2018:
Hi Schalmont High School Community, Friends and Family!
Help us raise funds for the Class of 2018 with this Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser! Forty percent of all on-line orders will benefit the class and help offset the cost of the end of the year activities, such as the banquet and the senior picnic. Give credit to the senior student by putting their name in as the "Seller." Every order counts and we're hoping you can take a moment to shop online and support Schalmont High School Class of 2018.
Happy shopping,
Schalmont High School Class of 2018

Schalmont students represent at All-County Music Festival

Thirty four students proudly represented the Schalmont music department at the Schenectady All-County Music Festival at Niskayuna High School at the end of January. Read more about the All-County Festival.


Picture of high school principal Imran AssabiFrom the principal: Let's have a good start to the second half of the year

Dear Parents and Guardians:
Your child’s second quarter grades and midterm scores are now available on eSchool. To view the report card, you will need access to the Parent Portal; that can be opened through the district website under Quick Links at the eSD link. As a reminder, unless otherwise indicated we no longer mail report cards or progress reports home. If you have any difficulties you can contact the main office. Please review this report with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call the Guidance Center to speak with your child’s counselor. If needed, they can schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher(s). Read more from Principal Imran Abbasi

Flu facts

What are the symptoms? Should your child stay home from school?
With flu season upon us, take some time to read this handy flu fact sheet [PDF].

Schalmont students serve on Assemblyman Santabarbara's cabinet

Five Schalmont students joined Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara at Clarkson University campus in Schenectady to take part in the process to experience what it’s like to create a school budget and have their voices heard. Click here to read more.

Schalmont National Honor Society inducts 20 new members

Membership in the National Honor society is based upon excellence in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service and character. The students are hand-picked and must have a cumulative average of 88.00 percent or higher. Click to see who was inducted.

Plotting the course for future grads

A lot has changed since 1893. Unfortunately, says Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas, the basic model for how we educate children isn’t one of them. Read more about how Schalmont is developing a Profile of a Graduate in the 21st Century.

Advisory Committee gets budget, fund balance overview

Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas and Business Administrator Joe Lenz gave a budgeting primer and an in depth look at fund balance to the Schalmont Budget Advisory Committee when it convened its first meeting recently. Read more about Schalmont's budget.

Mrs. Ryder's government class tours the Capitol

At the end of October, Mrs. Ryder's government classes toured the NYS Capitol. Read more about the tour.

Sabre football players make strides for cancer

The Schalmont boys varsity football team raised more than $3,000 at the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk on October 15 in Washington Park. Read more about the walk.

When the weather outside is frightful...

When winter weather arrives, the Schalmont Central School District has established criteria for deciding whether to close school for the day, cancel afternoon and evening activities, or dismiss students earlier than normal. Learn more about the process



• Proposed budget preserves program, staff; increases security, student support

 District budget vote and board election is May 15, 2018

• On-campus bus facility would come at no tax increase to the community

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