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Shalmont Central School District
Linda Taylor, Principal
Scott Ziomek, Assistant Principal

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two middle school girls enjoy Homecoming 

Schalmont Celebrates Homecoming 2014

Homecoming has always been a time of year when the Schalmont community and alumni come together to celebrate what makes it special.

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Holocaust author to visit SMS October 22

Marion B. Lazan, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the book Four Perfect Pebbles will visit Schalmont Middle School again on October 22 to share her personal story of survival and resilience. Students in grades 6-8 will have an opportunity to hear Mrs. Lazan’s story, ask questions and get an autographed copy of her book. Although Lazan relates her own story during the Holocaust, her relevant message resonates of tolerance, acceptance, and honoring of differences. She connects events of the Holocaust to what’s happening in the world today, which our students can relate to. more information (pdf)

Fifth grade International Festival October 24

The fifth grade at Schalmont Middle School will hold an International Festival on Friday, October 24, at noon, in the high school auditorium. Students in Mrs. Lazzari and Mrs. Hurley's classes have been working on reports and projects from many different lands around the world. Nationalties have been explored such as Irish, Italian, Brazilian, German and French. All fifth grade classes will be involved with the festival singing songs from Ireland, China, and National Anthems from Australia, Canada, Italy (singing in Italian) and of course - America. There will be a fashion show while students sing: "It's A Small World." more information (pdf)

Grades K-5 parent-teachers conferences scheduled throughout October

There are two more half days scheduled throughout the month of October for K-5 parent-teacher conferences—Oct. 21 and 29. learn more & view dismissal times

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness Month and as such, Schalmont Schools will be sharing resources with students and parents through our website, SNN and social media channels as to what you can do to prevent bullying on our campuses. For starters, please watch this latest video. view video

Students sought for Girls' Capital District Basketball League at Schalmont

The Girls' Capital District Basketball League is seeking female students in grades 5-8 who are interesting in playing in a competitive league with 16 other area school districts this fall. Weekly practices (1-2 week nights) will be held at Schalmont in October. The season will run from November 1 to March 1, and games will be held on a Saturday or Sunday. It will not interefere with modified girls' basketball. For more information, contact Kelly Cirilla at or 518-598-9907.

School menus now online

The school menu is now available for Schalmont Middle School. october 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

Middle school newsletter

The October edition of the Schalmont Middle School's newsletter is now available. newsletter (pdf)

Sign up for Jay Wolf's Star Shooter Camp to be held Oct. 19

Schalmont students in grades 5 and up are invited to attend Jay  Wolf's Star Shooter Camp on Sunday, Oct. 19. This is basketball's ultimate shooting camp hosted by one of the world's best shooting instructors. Download program flyer [PDF]

Save the date

The 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony and Dance will be held on Saturday, June 6. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium followed by the middle school dance from 7-9 p.m.

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: Help For Back to School Anxiety

Anxious feelings are normal and expected in times of transition, particularly with a change such as going back to school. To read this and other great stories this school year sign up for Parent Today - IT'S FREE! Our Schalmont district ID is 12306.  Log into parent today

Schalmont students participate in summer honor choir

Schalmont Middle School had 15 students representing the district at the 12th annual Summer NY/American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir conducted by Susan Brumfield (Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University). Learn more

District names new middle school leadership team

Schalmont school officials are pleased to announce Ms. Linda Taylor as Schalmont Middle School's new principal and Mr. R. Scott Ziomek as the building's new assistant principal. Learn more

School Supplies: Buy online, ship for free, raise money for PTO

Want to avoid some of the time and inconvenience of back-to-school shopping while supporting your PTO? Check out the School Tool Box program, which has school-provided, teacher-approved supplies lists for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8, at Schalmont Middle School. School supplies

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. 

Help the middle school earn free equipment

Please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with Schalmont Middle School's code—16010. 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 today!



Annual Craft Fair to be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at the high school

National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 20-24

Schalmont ranks 19 among 83 Albany area school districts

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Cast prepares to bring "Arsenic and Old Lace" to the stage in November

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