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Capitol visitCapitol Visit

SHS Participation in Government students visited the NYS Capitol as guests of Sen. George Amedore, received a guided tour,  and were invited to the Assembly floor, where they wwere announced as special guests by Speaker Heastie. They watched part of an Assembly session before meeting with Assemblyman Santabarbara.

Two Sabres sign college letters of intent

Two of Schalmont High School's top athletes signed their letter of intent to attend and play at colleges next fall. Amanda LaBelle has earned a Bowling scholarship at Indiana Tech and Allison Hutchins a Swimming scholarship at the University of Tampa. learn more

Post test exam schedule changes

Schalmont High School is changing its post test exam schedule this spring. learn more (pdf)

Reminder about school dress code

With the arrival of warmer spring weather, we would like to encourage you to take some time now to review the dress code with your children. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Students who violate the student dress code will be asked to modify their appearance in school by covering or removing the offending item. Parents may also be notified so that arrangements can be made to correct the situation. Any student who refuses to modify their appearance shall be subject to disciplinary action. Please pay special attention to the guidelines about apparel that is determined to be revealing or inappropriate. Clothing that exposes a student’s midriff is not allowed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact High School Associate Principal Jackie Gordon at 355-6110 ext. 3001 or Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Dress code guidelines [PDF]

High school menus

The monthly school menu is now available online for Schalmont High. March menu (pdf) and april menu (pdf)

Science Honor Society hosts after school program for fourth-graders

Making clouds, studying fingerprints and examining old skeletons were among the many fun and exciting science experiments offered to fourth-graders as part of a unique enrichment offering in March. Photo gallery

Class of 2017 flower bulb sale

Although the weather might indicate otherwise, spring is finally here! Get a jump-start on your spring planting, by ordering flower bulbs through the Class of 2017's online fundraiser. Items will be shipped directly to your house! visit the online fundraiser  

SHS actors to stage Hairspray April 24-26

The Schalmont High School Drama Club will stage the musical comedy, Hairspray, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 24-26, in the Schalmont High School auditorium. learn more

Congratulations scholar-athlete teams

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has recognized five winter sports teams for their classroom success—boys and girls' basketball, boys and girls' indoor track and field, and girls' bowling. To qualify, a specific number of athletes on each roster (the number varies by sport) must have a class average of 90 or above.

Way to go bowlers!

Congratulations to the boys and girls' bowling teams on having a great season, including Schalmont senior Amanda LaBelle who was recognized as All-Star First Team MVP. Summary of boys' season [PDF] | Summary of girls' season [PDF]

Congratulations SkillsUSA participants

Congratulations to Schalmont student Dalton Cooke who took first place for culinary arts at the SkillsUSA competition March 18. He will advance to the state competition in Syracuse next month. Way to go Mellissa LaCasse (third place, prepared speech) and Sean Makara (fifth place, internetworking)! learn more

Regents approves plan for new statewide science learning standards

In January, the New York State Board of Regents approved a strategic plan to enhance science instruction for students in grades K-12. learn more

Third quarter progress reports now online

Progress reports for Schalmont High School students are now available online through the Eschool Parent Portal. Please remember that progress reports are no longer mailed home. This change became effective with students' second quarter progress reports. If you have any questions on how to use the Parent Portal system, please contact Anthony Cassale at 355-6110, ext. 3029 or learn more about the portal

Congratulations Amanda LaBelle

Schalmont High School senior Amanda LaBelle was recently recognized on WNYT as the Capital Region Orthopaedics Athlete of the Week. watch video

Tri-M Honor Society attends workshop, shares ideas with Mohonasen students

Members of Schalmont's Tri- M Honor Society joined their peers at Mohonasen to share ideas and learn more about the field of music. learn more

Schalmont High basketball standouts

Congratulations to Schalmont High School basketball standouts Hailee Metzold and Zac O'Dell. Both were named Colonial Council Most Valuable Players for this past basketball Season. Hailee also finished her career as the second all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,275 points.

Schalmont boys come close, but lose sectional championship game

The Schalmont High School boys basketball team lost by 2 points to Hoosick Falls in Saturday's Section II Class B championship game at Colonie Central High School. The final score was 38-36. Congratulations on a tremendous season! Time union story

Schalmont teacher and student headline regional education forum

A Schalmont teacher and her former student captivated an overflow crowd at South Colonie last night, calling on Gov. Cuomo to take politics out of the state testing system and do what is best for school children. learn more

Vaccine is best way to protect against highly contagious measles

An increasing number of measles cases reported in the United States has health officials urging parents to vaccinate their children and be aware of the disease's symptoms. To learn more about this visit Parent Today - a free blog provide to Schalmont parents. If you haven't signed up yet, the district ID is 12306. Parent today website

Students demonstrate scientific knowledge at regional competition

Congratulations to the eight Schalmont High School students who participated in the New York State Science Olympiad Regional Competition at the College of Saint Rose on Sat. Feb. 7. learn more

Get money for college!

Did you know scholarships can help pay for college and don't have to be repaid? The upcoming school break is a great opportunity to review available scholarship opportunities and kick-start the application process. learn more

Hoops for the House March 20

The Schalmont Middle School PTO is sponsoring Hoops for the House. On Friday, March 20, the high school will come alive with raffles, games, concessions, entertainment, and a student vs. teacher basketball game, all to help raise proceeds to go to the Middle School PTO and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. learn more (pdf)

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 second quarter. honor roll lists

Schalmont Java Jive Coffeehouse Event

The stage in the Schalmont High School auditorium was transformed into a dimly-lit 1950s-style coffeehouse for the annual Java Jive, which took place on Wednesday, February 4. view a photo gallery

Gallo accepts football scholarship to Merrimack College

Congratulations to Schalmont High School senior Nick Gallo, who made it official today by signing a national letter of intent to attend and play football at Merrimack College in Massachusetts in the fall. full story

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

Students purchase, wrap and deliver presents to local charity

The best part of Devin Morgan’s entire holiday vacation was delivering presents to a local charity. On Christmas Eve morning, the high school junior joined a group of his peers at the Ronald McDonald House to watch families open the presents he and his classmates purchased, wrapped and delivered. learn more

Technology significantly changing today's science labs

Equipped with safety goggles, aprons, glovesand Google Chromebook computerstoday's science labs are anything but traditional. During a recent sheep heart dissection, seniors in Paula Della Villa’s Human Biology course used computers to follow along with a virtual dissection lab, conduct research and search for specific images. photo gallery/read more

Senior Elizabeth Jamison selected for All-Eastern Honors Ensemble

Congratulations to Schalmont High School senior Elizabeth Jamison (alto II) on being selected to perform in the 2015 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Honors Ensembles. This is the first time in nearly 20 years that a Schalmont High School student has been selected for such an honor. learn more

Budget Advisory Committee meetings underway

A group of community volunteers came together last night for the first in a series of Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) meetings to learn more about the budget development process. The entire community is invited to be part of the planning process by attending any number of BAC meetings, budget forums and board meetings, and staying up-to-date with budget news on the district website. View 2015-15 budget development calendar [PDF]

Winter chill advisories in effect, students please dress appropriately for school

Schalmont reminds parents and students to keep in mind the importance of dressing appropriately for the winter weather. Students should arrive to school and leave wearing a coat and other winter accessories, such as hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, and boots, as necessary. Together, we can keep our students safe and healthy during this cold spell. cold weather safety tips

Capital Region Gives: Schalmont student touts blood donations

The American Red Cross has heard every excuse in the book for not donating blood. That's why Dante Gallucci, a cancer survivor and junior at Schalmont High School in Rotterdam, decided to put a face on blood donations by speaking at a news conference Monday at the Dunkin' Donuts at 1636 Central Ave., to kick off the "Dunkin' Donors Make a Difference" campaign with the Red Cross. learn more

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

High school to phase in electronic delivery of academic information

In an effort to streamline our reporting process, reduce printing and postage costs, and provide immediate access to student grades, Schalmont High School will be phasing in electronic delivery of student academic information using the district’s highly-secure, Internet-based Parent Portal. Progress reports will no longer be mailed to parents’ homes unless specifically requested. This new format is effective with the high school’s Dec. 19 second quarter progress reports. learn more

Congratulations National Honor Society inductees

Sixteen new members were recently inducted into Schalmont High School's Chapter of the National Honor Society. learn more

New York’s students likely to have multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical education (CTE) option

At its October meeting, the Board of Regents voted to authorize the State Education Department (SED) to finalize a plan that will allow New York’s students to choose from among multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical education (CTE) pathway. The plan is expected to receive final approval in January after a public comment period and will take effect for students graduating in June 2015. 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

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! 

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.



Budget proposal focuses on long-term success

Voters to decide on proposition to replace five school buses

SHS actors to stage Hairspray April 24-26

2015-16 school year calendar now online [PDF]

Board of Education nominating petitions available 

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