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

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group picture from the fifth grade International Festival 

Fifth grade International  Festival celebrates diversity

The entire fifth grade came together on Friday, Oct. 24 for an International Festival to celebrate each other and friends in distant lands.

Photo gallery

Grade 8 job shadowing day at SMS

More than 60 eighth graders from Schalmont Middle School got a firsthand look at the workplace from those shaping it at today's annual job shadowing day. learn more

Middle School to host anti-bullying prevention week

Schalmont Middle School is celebrating National Bullying Prevention Month with a series of events the week of Oct. 27-31. Each day will carry a different anti-bullying theme as students and staff join as one to stomp out bullying and make our community one. learn more

Holocaust survivor/author visits Schalmont Middle School

Marion B. Lazan, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the book Four Perfect Pebbles, visted Schalmont Middle School again in October to share her personal story of survival and resilience. view a photo gallery

October Grades K-5 parent-teachers conferences

There is one more half day scheduled in October for K-5 parent-teacher conferences—Oct. 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)

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!


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