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Linda Taylor, Principal
Scott Ziomek, Assistant Principal

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Hoops for the house logoHoops for the House

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

Learn how to create a video game after school

Want to learn how to develop and create a video game? Join us in an after-school workshop in the middle school library on Monday, March 9. A special guest instructor will be on hand from 2:20-3:15 p.m. to help students learn the basics. Sign up with Mrs. Fasano by Friday, March 6, if interested.

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) and t-shirt order form (pdf)

Nearly 90 students honored at SMS breakfast

Nearly 90 Schalmont Middle School students were honored at a February breakfast ceremony for excellence in academics, effort, participation, character, and attendance. learn more

Middle School March newsletters

The latest editions of the Schalmont Middle School newsletter, and PTO newsletter and PTO calendar are now available for March. march PTO newsletter (pdf), march PTo calendar (pdf) and march school newsletter (pdf)

Middle school menus

The monthly school menu is now available online for Schalmont Middle School. March menu (pdf)

The important lessons not found in books

Some of the most important lessons students learn aren't found in textbooks. They come from life experiences, in the classroom, with family and out in the real world. 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

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

Middle 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

Megan Case emerges as middle school spelling bee champion

After 13 rounds, sixth-grader Megan Case emerged as the winner of this year's schoolwide spelling bee on Jan. 28. learn more

Procedural change regarding late arrivals: Parent sign-in required

Any student who arrives to school after 7:40 a.m. on a regularly scheduled school day MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian into the school building to be signed in at the guidance office. This change is part of our building's effort to better track and improve student attendance. As always, please remember that whenever a student returns to school following an absence he or she must submit a written excuse. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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

Planning underway for eighth grade dance

A committee is in the process of planning the eighth grade dance, which will be held following the eighth grade moving up ceremony on Saturday, June 6. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium while the dance will run from 7-9 p.m. Eighth Grade Dance Planning Meeting Minutes [PDF]

Meet Emma Whiteley: A special player on the Schalmont Girls Modified Basketball Team

Shot goes up and swish … the crowd goes wild! Any kid who has ever played basketball has daydreamed about it. But it wasn’t a daydream for Schalmont seventh grader Emma Whiteley – it was a dream come true as she laced up her sneakers for her first game as a member of the Girls Modified Basketball Team. 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]

Seventh graders recognized for Martin Luther King writing work

Students in Mrs. Pepe's seventh grade English classes at Schalmont Middle School wrote poems and essays that were displayed at Siena College's 28th Annual MLK Art and Writing Invitational. Learn more

'Schalmont City' brings home two Future City awards

Congatulations to Schalmont Middle School's eleven-member team on taking home two awards from the annual Engineers Week Future City Competition at Proctors on Saturday.  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

Schalmont English teacher an 'Educator of Excellence'

Schalmont Middle School teacher Elisa Pepe earned an Educator of Excellence Award at the New York State English Council Conference in Albany this fall for “inspiring excellence in students.” 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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"Schalmont City" brings home two Future City awards

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