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Imran Abbasi, Principal
Jacqueline Gordon, Assistant Principal
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First day at HSLife 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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Summer School registration

Registration for Summer School is 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 in the Schalmont High School library. view flyer

Regents approve new graduation pathway

At its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a regulation that will allow all students statewide the opportunity to graduate with a Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential added to their high school diplomas. learn more

Sports clearance dates set

Students are required to go to the health office on a specific date/time with their completed paperwork for sports clearance. see schedule

Schalmont High School Drama Club to hold dance classes

The Schalmont High School Drama Club will be holding FREE dance classes for any students interested in auditioning for next year's spring musical on August 23-25 at 3:30-5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. learn more

Schalmont High School named a No Place for Hate school

The Anti-Defamation League of New York designated Schalmont High School a No Place for Hate school thanks to the work of the members of SADD. learn more

Introspection 2016 now available

Check out Introspection: Schalmont High School's Literary Magazine. view edition

Hasan named Class of 2016 Salutatorian

Shaheen Hasan, daughter of Feroz and Saman Hasan of Rotterdam has been named the Class of 2016 Salutatorian. Graduating with a GPA of 98.4 percent, she will be attending SUNY Polytechnic Institute Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, where she will be majoring in Nanoscale Science. learn more

Cronk named Valedictorian

Kennedy Cronk, the daughter of Jodi and Earl Cronk, lives in Rotterdam, and will be graduating with a grade point average of 98.55 percent. She will be attending Clemson University, where she will study engineering and business.  Learn More

Top 10% honored

Congratulations to the students ranked academically in the top 10% of  the Class of 2016! There were many thanks, laughs, hugs, and even a few tears. Best of luck to everyone! view album

Congratulations to Alumni Wall of Distinction honoree

1987 Schalmont graduate Richard Franzen was inducted into the Schalmont High School Almuni Wall of Distinction June 7. view ceremony

High Schoolers share musical experiences with 4th graders

High school musicians went to Jefferson Elementary last week to share their talents with the 4th graders to help them decide what to play in 5th grade band. leran more

Exam review sessions

Check back regularly to see what review sessions will be offered for end of year exams! see schedule

No school June 23

Please be advised that the last day of school for students has changed. Wednesday, June 22 will now be the last day of school for the 2015-16 school year. See letter from the superintendent

End of year testing schedules available

Here is the high school exam schedule and bus schedule.

Keating, Pratt SWE award winners

Congratulations to Victoria Keating and Erin Pratt for being named 2016 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Merit Award Winners.  This award is given by the NY State Capital District SWE and recognizes achievements in math, science, and technology.

Students get Kudos with 'Kupcakes'

Students were nominated by their teachers to receive some tasty treats for a job well-done. learn more

Richard Franzen named 2016 Alumni Wall of Distinction honoree

We are proud to announce the 2016 Schalmont High School Alumni Wall of Distinction Honoree is 1987 graduate Richard Franzen. learn more

Griffin inducted to National Technical Honor Society

Fifty-seven Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students, including Adam Griffin of Schalmont, were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Monday. Griffin is a diesel technology student at CTE. learn more

Key Club gives JES students a treat

The Key Club treated the younger students to sandwiches, ice cream and an intense game of Four Square. learn more

Girls Soccer Team recognized by NYS Legislature

The 2015 NYS Championship Schalmont Girls Soccer Team was recognized by both houses of the NYS Legislature on May 11. learn more

Parent representatives wanted for Facilitation Team

We are looking for parents to join our High School Facilitation Team. The team is responsible for helping increase student achievement and school improvement by using a shared decision making model. learn more

Student Council participates in Town Government Day

Student Council Officers were invited to the Town Government Day on May 3, hosted by the Town of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Elks Lodge. learn more

Barnett, Cronk awarded Berkshire Bank scholarship

Congratulations to Jessica Barnett and Kennedy Cronk for being selected for the Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Award. Each will receive a $1,500 scholarhip. learn more

Evenden, Liberatore win Schenectady Foundation scholarship

Congratulations to Elana Evenden and Lauren Liberatore, who have been awarded the Schenectady Foundation’s Anna Hudson Erbacher Scholarship. learn more

Dixon receives AXA Achievement Award

Congratulations to Tristan Dixon, who has been chosen as one of the recipients of the AXA Achievement Community Award for 2016. He will receive a $2,500 scholarship, and Schalmont High School will receive a $2,500 grant. learn more

Congratulations to the Science Honor Society inductees

Induction ceremony welcomes 13 new members. learn more

Ryder heads to Empire Girls State orientation

Alexis Ryder was selected as Schalmont's 2016 Empire Girls State Representative. Empire Girls State is a hands-on week-long educational workshop, focusing on Americanism and the political process, sponsored by the New York State American Legion Auxiliary. learn more

Schalmont apparel available

You can now order Schalmont apparel from the SAA online. View flyer

Marching Band parades at Disney

Schalmont's Marching Band peformed at the "Happiest Place on Earth" last week. view album

Third quarter honor rolls released

Congratulations to all those who made the high honor roll and honor roll for the third quarter.

Digital Engineering students tour NYISO

The digital engineering classes recently toured The New York Independent System Operator that manages the flow of electricity across New York.  learn more

Students tour G.E.

The principles of engineering classes recently visited G.E. Learn more

'Lost Boys of Sudan' are coming to Schalmont

Schalmont will host a special pair of visitors on Friday night. Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi, two of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” characterized in the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, will share their experiences with the Schalmont community at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15. learn more

Drama Club takes on the Great White Way

"Best of Broadway 2 - A Musical and Theater Celebration” hits the Schalmont stage at 7 p.m. April 7-9.  learn more

Lockdown drills held at high school and middle school

Schalmont Middle and High Schools conducted a lockdown drill today, March 29. The event lasted approximately 15 minutes, during which time the complex went into complete lockdown as it would if it were a true emergency. learn more

Spanish classes deliever pop-up restaurant experience

Students in Mrs. Resue's Level 3 and Mrs. Riggin's Level 1 Spanish classes collaborated on an in-house language experience today in the High School cafeteria. Students in Spanish Level 1 invited their partners to "restaurants" run by students in Level 3. All students had to communicate as best they could in Spanish to describe a dish, order food, and give directions. Students will be evaluating each other on their ability to converse with each other.  view gallery

P.O.E. students design working machines

The principles of engineering classes finished up a unit on control projects in which students created designs that included working elevators, sorter devices, and vehicles. learn more

Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music in Our Schools Month and Schalmont celebrated with choral and instrumental concerts, featuring middle school and high school musicians. Visit our Facebook choral and instrumental galleries for photos.

Chris Woods named Kid of the Week

Congratulations to Schalmont sophomore Chris Woods,who was named Kid of the Week by CBS 6. View video

New Visions students get an 'A' in Albany Med Brain Bee

Giuliana Mertz and Shaheen Hasan compete in the 2016 Brain Bee Competition at Albany Medical Center. learn more

Living Environment class gets special visitors

Michele Freeman's Living Environment class has been working on a genetics unit, which includes concepts such as DNA, Hybridization, and selective breeding. As a special "real-life" case, Freeman arraigned to have the McDonalds bring in their Goldendoodles, both adults and three-week-old puppies. learn more

Congratulations to the control systems project winners

Principles of engineering students created working replicas of conveyor belts, rotary tables, and temperature controlled fans and demonstrated their concepts and projects for a group judging. learn more

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York state. learn more

There's No Place for Hate at SHS

Students at Schalmont High School are working to make it an official No Place for Hate School. learn more

Sabre's Edge available

Get the latest edition of The Sabre's Edge, the student-run high school newspaper.

Class of 2018 Yankee Candle fundraiser starts

Schalmont High School Class of 2018 is partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising this year. Click here to support the class, which receives 40 percent of every sale now through July 13. If the page doesn’t open to Schalmont's Class of 2018 page, enter Group Number 990093619 in the requested field.

Schalmont students' photos exhibited at Proctor's

Some of the digital photography students at Schalmont High School will have their work exhibited in a student art show titled "The Power of Me" (an anti-bullying exhibition) at Proctor's. learn more

Congratulations honor roll students

Congratulations to all high school second quarter honor roll and high honor roll students.

Parents: Access report cards online

Middle and high school students' Quarter 2 Report Cards will be published on the district's Parent Portal on Friday, Feb. 5. If you haven’t created a Portal account or you have requested to have the reports sent home, you willbe receiving a paper copy on Friday. If you do not have a Parent Portal account yet, you can set one up here. If you have questions or problems, contact Debbie Falcone at 355-9200 Ext 4014 or Anthony Cassale at 355-6110 Ext 3029.

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

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

"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

After school pickup is in the back circle

Parents: The pick-up point for students after school is in the back circle of the high school. Please do not come to the front of the building to pick up your student. Students should wait in the New Gym Lobby for their ride.

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.

 

DISTRICT HEADLINES

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Parents can now access their student's academic information online

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