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freshman class college campus visitFreshman class gets a taste for college life

The entire freshman class got a taste for campus life last week during school-sponsored trips to Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta or SUNY Delhi on Friday, Nov. 7 performances.

The class of 150 students, chaperoned by Schalmont staff, was split into three groups with students attending the campus offering their potential academic major. learn more

High school students welcome food service changes

The new Sabre Cafe and larger food portions are among the changes students are enjoying this school year under a revised high school food services program. photo gallery

High school 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 first quarter. honor roll lists

Spectator bus headed to state football championships

Update: There are still about 20 seats left on the bus. To catch a ride, just bring payment and a signed permission slip on Sunday. Congratulations to Schalmont's varsity football team on earning the chance again this year to compete in the New York State Championships at the Syracuse Carrier-Dome on Sunday, November 30. Spectator buses will be traveling from Schalmont to the game. Go Sabres!  download permission slip [PDf]

Schalmont accepting nominations for Alumni Wall of Distinction

Nominations for the next group of inductees on Schalmont High School's Alumni Wall of Distinction are currently being accepted through March 16, 2015.  learn more

Superintendent's letter regarding teacher's resignation

During a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, the Schalmont Board of Education accepted high school social studies teacher Kevin Meachem's resignation, effective immediately. A superintendent's letter informing parents of this change is being sent home today with students in his classes and will be mailed to the volleyball team. download letter [PDF]

RPI student ambassadors visit Schalmont High School

Members of the RPI Student Ambassadors program spent the day at Schalmont High School today to help inspire our young students to consider future careers as engineers. Learn more/photo gallery

Way to go swimmers and divers

Congratulations to the varsity swimmers and divers on their performances Nov. 8 at Section 2 finals! Learn More

High School teacher/volleyball coach placed on leave

Schalmont High School social studies teacher/volleyball coach Kevin Meachem was placed on leave effective Wednesday, Oct. 30, pending the outcome of an internal investigation, announced Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas. Learn More

School menus now online

The school menu is now available for Schalmont High School. november menu [PDF] | december menu [PDF]

School Attendance: 'Got to be in it to win it!'

Schalmont Schools takes attendance very seriously! In fact,daily attendance is one of the most important factors in whether or not a student will succeed in school. Every minute counts ... every student counts! more about attendance More about attendance

Principal's message regarding Common App

Since last week there have been technical issues with the Common App, which is the website we use for college applications. I appreciate how patient students and families have been with this glitch, especially with some having applications due soon. read more

Apply for scholarships through Dollars for Scholars

Students are encouraged to create their profile on the Schalmont Chapter of the Dollars for Scholars website beginning their freshman year and keep it updated throughout their entire high school career. The parent group awards scholarships to students annually. Dollars for Scholars

SUPA visits SUNY Albany library

The Schalmont High School SUPA English and Public Affairs class visited the SUNY Albany library on October 6. full story

Teen Science Cafe series underway at Schenectady Museum

Each month this school year, Schalmont Science Honor Society students help coordinate the Schenectady Museum's “Teen Science Café” for students in the area. This is a great opportunity for high school and middle school students to enjoy an evening of free, fun-filled science explorations. Learn more [PDF]

Sabre Cafe now open

The new Sabre Cafe is now open each day from 7:15-7:35 a.m., during lunches and also from 2:30-3:30 p.m. At this point, only coffee and water is being sold, but eventually other beverages and food will be sold.

Military disclosure opt-out form

Pursuant to the federal education legislation No Child Left Behind, Schalmont must disclose to military recruiters, upon request, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of high school students. The district must also notify parents of their right, and the right of the child, to request that the district not release such information without prior written parental consent. Parents (or students 18 or older) wishing to exercise their option to withhold their consent to the release of the above information to military recruiters are asked to sign and return a form, which is available from the high school guidance office and online. Download form [PDF]

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! 

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. A schedule of visiting colleges as well as other important news is available online. Upcoming college Representative visits [PDF] | guidance blog

Welcome back to school!

Schalmont was filled with excitement on Thursday, Sept. 4, as students returned for the 2014-15 school year. Photo gallery

Parent Today feature: Seniors Offer Advice to Freshmen Students

The transition from middle school to high school can trigger a wide range of feelings — from excitement about increased independence and anxiety about social issues to stress about the workload and nervousness about just about everything else. To read this and other great stories this school year sign up for Parent Today - IT'S FREE! Our Schalmont district ID is 123066.  Log into parent today

Det. Patrick Farry named new Schalmont district SRO

Det. Patrick Farry of the Rotterdam Police Department is the new School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Schalmont Central School District. He begins Sept. 2. Learn more

Math department encouraging students to purchase graphing calcuators now

Summer sales are in full effect. Teachers want families to be able to take advantage of them, especially for a calculator with a high price point. Any new student/students without a calculator enrolled in a high school math class needs to be prepared with a graphing calculator. The following are the recommended calculators: TI- 84 and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition (no batteries are needed). Other versions of the calculator can be used for math courses. These latest models have features that make it easier to interpret and calculate data. These calculators will be the ones the math department is moving toward. If you decide not to purchase either of these, please ask your teacher about the calculator the first week of school.

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]

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.



Nominations sought for Schalmont High School's 2015 Alumni Wall of Distinction

35th Annual "Lunch with Santa" to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 [PDF]

Freshman class gets a glimpse of college life

Schalmont English teacher an 'Educator of Excellence'

Schalmont ranks 19 among 83 Albany area school districts

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