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Middle School News

Congratulations, Class of 2014! 

graduationCongratulations to the 155 graduates of the Class of 2014!

Graduates accepted their diplomas in front of family, friends, teachers and staff at the 57th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 27, at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady.

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August sports clearance dates announced

Sports clearance will be held in the middle school health office August 4-8, 8:30-11:00 a.m. and August 11-15, 8:30-11:00 a.m. Students must provide the nurse with their completed paperwork. A sports participation card will be filed for all students approved by the school nurse. A copy will also be provided to the coach. Sports clearance

District opts out of national lunch/breakfast program at Schalmont High

Families with children currently enrolled in Schalmonst schools should have recieved a letter via regular postal mail, which was dated June 30 regarding a decision to opt-out of the federally-funded National School Lunch and Breakfast Program at Schalmont High School. Parents will have 60 days to share their comments with the district before the change takes effect with the opening of the school in September. read letter [PDF]

Regional summer school currently underway

Schalmont has partnered with Capital Region BOCES, and the Mohonasen and Scotia-Glenville school districts to offer a regional summer school program for students entering grades 7-12. Learn more

Schalmont: Home of the Class B baseball champs! 

Congratulations to the boys' varsity baseball team on becoming the Class B state champions! The team earned the honor after this past weekend's competition at Binghamton University. Go Sabres! Times Union | Daily Gazette

Seniors enjoy class picnic

Seniors enjoyed a class picnic today on their last full day of classes. View photos  

Congratulations scholarship award recipients!

Congratulations to members of Schalmont High School's Class of 2014! Seniors were awarded with nearly 100 awards from school, community and individual scholarships during the school's annual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 29. Nearly 20 juniors and one sophomore also received awards. AWARDS LIst [PDF]

Download the high school's literary magazine

Schalmont High School’s literary magazine, Introspection, provides students with the opportunity to publish their original artwork, photography, poetry, and short stories. introspection [PDF]

Congratulations to the top 10 percent of the senior class

Congratulations to students ranked academically in the top 10 percent of the Class of 2014! The following students were recognized during a formal ceremony on Wednesday, June 4: Anna Benaquisto, Samantha Bergami, Meghan Burns, Taylor Gould, Sarah Hladik, Gabrielle Juers, Bradey Liverio, Lauren Mahar, Marlena Mareno, Alyssa Marzella, Katelyn Masullo, Corin Noga, Nicholas Pareis, Kevin Stearns, Jordan Vanosky, Lydia Ware, and Alexis Zalewski.

Congratulations scholarship award recipients!

Congratulations to members of Schalmont High School's Class of 2014! Students were awarded with nearly 100 awards from school, community and individual scholarships during the school's annual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 29. Nearly 20 juniors and one sophomore also received awards. View Awards [PDF]

Valedictorian and salutatorian featured on WNYT

val/salSchalmont High School seniors Katelyn Masullo and Lauren Mahar have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Masullo will be heading to Albany College of Pharmacy in the fall while Mahar will be attending RIT. The pair was featured in a video clip on WNYT. View video  

Warm weather prompts reminder about school dress code

With the arrival of warmer spring weather, we encourage parents to take some time to review the high school's dress code with their children. Dress Guidelines [PDF]

example of artworkNew art courses to be offered in 2014-15

After obtaining positive feedback from students and parents earlier this spring, the high school has decided to offer two new art courses next year - Drawing and Painting II/III (college credit) and Digital Photography II. course details [PDF]

Third 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 third quarter. Honor Rolls 

Music groups earn first place silver medal at international festival

Congratulations to the Schalmont High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir on their performances at the Virginia International Music Festival in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, April 25. Learn more

Chemistry review class schedule

Chemistry review classes will begin on April 30 and run through June 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. in room 53. Download schedule [PDF]

Dollars for Scholars accepts nominations year-round

Donations to Schalmont's Chapter of Dollars for Scholars 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

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

Great job "Grease" cast and crew

Congratulations to Schalmont High School's Drama Club on their excellent performances of "Grease," March 7-8. View a photo gallery by visiting and entering the password Grease (use a capital G). Photos compliments of Mark Woythal.

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.

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]

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.

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

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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