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Linda Taylor, Principal
Scott Ziomek, Assistant Principal

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MS first day of schoolSMS students are back and ready for the school year

The halls of Schalmont Middle School are once again filled with students as the 2015-16 school year starts.

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Parents: We want to hear your thoughts

Please take a minute to fill out this brief, anonymous online survey to share your opinions on grades, homework, and how the district communicates about student progress. Your feedback will help us as we work to better serve you to keep you informed regarding your child's academic progress.

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.

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

SMS students win 'Best Green Architecture' award in regional competition

Congratulations to Schalmont Middle School students, along with Mrs. Duxbury and Mrs. D'Alessandro, for winning the "Best Green Architecture" award as part of the Future City regional competition in Albany. learn more

Schaefer heads to regional spelling bee

Maxwell Schaefer, grade 7, wins Schalmont Middle School's annual Spelling Bee. learn more

Helping hands

 Schalmont's modified girls basketball team lands a hand to help open mail for Safyre on Sunday. view gallery

Poetry challenge winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the holiday Principal's Writing Challenge! learn more

SMS Giving Tree a success

The middle school’s annual Giving Tree Toy Drive was a great success this year Members of the National Junior Honor Society and Sabre Service Club collected new toys, hats, gloves, and scarves and delivered them to the Schenectady City Mission for the Christmas Toy Shop. learn more

Digital Literacy students delve into programming

The sixth-grade Digital Literacy students are currently working on a programming project where they will create music videos in the coding program Scratch. learn more

Deck the halls

The Schalmont Middle School is starting to look a little more jolly as students join together to deck the halls and doors for the holiday season. learn more

Social Studies, ELA teachers work together on inquiry toolkits

At Schalmont, collaboration is a key factor for success, not only for the students, but also the staff. learn more

Rossi named TU athlete of the month

Schalmont 8th grader and soccer player Davia Rossi was named the Times Union's girls' athlete of the month. learn more

Giving the gift of cookies

June Krone's eighth-grade students bake cookies for families on the school's Giving Tree. view gallery

The book fair is underway

Give the gift of reading this season. The middle school Book Fair is underway through Friday. view gallery

Congratulations to all honor roll students

Congratulations to all the high honor roll and honor roll students of the first quarter!

NJHS collects 527 boxes of hot cocoa for needy families

The National Junior Honor Society held their annual Hot Cocoa Drive to benefit Concerned for the Hungry, Inc., a volunteer organization that serves needy families in Schenectady County. learn more

Digital literacy class designs cyber security handbook for fifth-graders

The sixth-grade Digital Literacy students were charged with creating a presentation and digital handbook for fifth-grade students that detailed topics on cyber security. learn more

Schalmont students help provide fresh water to students in Uganda

Last year, as part of a project in Lauren Defayette and Michael Libertucci's 7/8 grade English Language Arts class, students collected spare change from their classmates to donate to a group called The Water Project, which has since created a well for students in Uganda with that money. learn more

Middle School students share thanks with local veterans

Schalmont Middle School students took time as they were passing through the school's halls to write a message of thanks on a giant banner for local veterans. learn more

Learning continues beyond school walls

Check out what some Schalmont students are doing outside the classroom. learn more

Sixth graders learn digital citizenship

There is a difference between students knowing how to use the Internet, social media and digital technology, and knowing how to use it safely and effectively. At Schalmont Middle School, a new sixth-grade digital literacy class is tackling not only the how-tos but also best practices to be sure students understand the digital footprint they leave behind in today’s world. learn more

Sabre Citizen campaign going strong in the middle school

Schalmont Middle School staff expects students to leave their mark. That’s the slogan of the new Sabre Citizen campaign launched this year that focuses on four characteristics of respect: responsible, honest, caring, and trustworthy. learn more

Ghostly Gallop raises funds for Make a Wish Foundation

The Schalmont Middle School hosted The Ghostly Gallop for Good Fun Run for all 5th through 8th graders on Oct. 29.  learn more

Principal's Writing Challenge winners announced

Schalmont Middle School Principal Linda Taylor decided to have a little fun this Halloween by challenging all fifth through eighth grade students to the first Principal’s Writing Challenge. learn more

The chemistry of a haunted house

Schalmont high school honors science students made a trip to middle school to lead the younger students in science experiment suited for Halloween. learn more

Makerspace comes to Schalmont Middle School

 The library at Schalmont Middle School is not just a place for quiet reading and research. On Mondays after school, it becomes a vibrant, creative environment for students to stretch their problem-solving skills and inventiveness as they tackle projects as part of the school’s new Makerspace. learn more

New after-hours MS/HS entrance

When entering the high school/middle school building after 3:30 p.m., please use the new gym entrance. For safety, all other doors to the building, including the main entrances, will remain locked.

Parent University offers free workshops for parents, community

In order to continue strengthening the school-parent-community bond, Schalmont Central School District will be offering free programming throughout the year to district parents and residents. learn more

Schalmont grad, N.A.S.A. researcher returns to talk to students

Schalmont middle and senior high students were treated to a special guest speaker on Friday when 2004 Schalmont grad Kevin Shimkus returned to talk about his experience as a researcher on a project associated with N.A.S.A. learn more

Parents can now access their student's academic information online

In an effort to provide you immediate and convenient access to your child’s academic information, Schalmont has phased in an electronic delivery system using the district’s highly secure, Internet-based eSchoolData Parent Portal. learn more

Students host Wellness Fair

Schalmont seventh graders, under the direction of Regina Hanson, hosted a Wellness Fair today in the library.  Learn More

Students 'swag up' the Schalmont S

Schalmont Middle School students were encouraged to use their creative and responsible Sabre minds to "swag up" the Schalmont S. view gallery

Summer readers recognized

The middle school students that participated in the summer reading program received certificates for their effort. view photo

Discovery through language

Students work on posters illustrating "Discover a new world through language" in Fran Wamsley's Spanish 7 class. view gallery

Stick a pin in it

Seventh graders sew pin cushions in June Krone’s Home and Careers class in preparation for a sewing machine project.  view gallery

Tower of learning

Eighth grade science students in Andrea Bryson's class work on constructing a tower with marshmallows and pasta. They worked together and used the metric system to measure the height of the tower both in centimeters and millimeters. view photos

SMS students to take the STAR math, reading assessments

STAR math and reading assessments are used to screen all students for their achievement levels in the fall, winter andd spring of the school year. learn more

It's all about respect at Schalmont Middle School

The Schalmont Middle School staff wants students to start the 2015-16 school year off on a positive note. learn more

Schalmont MS students participate in Honors Choir Concert

Congratulations to the Schalmont Middle Shool and Jefferson Elementary students who recently participated in the Honor Choir concert held in Albany at the Hilton Hotel as part of the NYSSMA Conference and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).  learn more

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!


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