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Shalmont Central School District
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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Seventh graders go back in time

Colonial America returned to Schalmont Middle School last week. learn more

Sabre Nation wins Youth Acheivement Award

The Sabre Nation organization was recognized with the Youth Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Schenectady County Human Rights Commission Ceremony. lean More

Shark Tank a hit

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Library Makerspace Shark Tank Competition on Monday. The inventions were clever, creative, and useful, and the presentations were well-received by the judges. Special note goes to the following students who tied for first prize: Riley Carlone, Will Kruk, and Hayden McGarry.

Sixth Grade Band and Chorus performs

Great job  to all our 6th-grade musicians! view album

Students present at Maker Madness

Five Schalmont Middle School students, along with middle school librarian Linda Fasano, presented at the “Maker Madness” workshop for the New York State Section of School Librarians Conference in Albany on May 7. learn more

Sign up for Camp Invention and save $15

 Camp Invention is coming to Jefferson Aug. 1-5! Register before May 10 to receive a discount of $15 off tuition. Camp Invention involves engaging and authentic STEM activities for students who are entering 1st-6th grade. Imagine, explore, design and build with local educators. Go to for more info and to register your child. Watch this short video to learn more.

Congratulations to the Student Gazette winners

Schalmont middle schoolers named winners in Daily Gazette student contest. learn more

'Lost Boys of Sudan' visit Schalmont

Schalmont hosted a special pair of visitors recently when Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi, two of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” characterized in the book A Long Walk to Water, shared their experiences with the Schalmont students and community. learn more

Youth Baseketball Camp dates set

The Schalmont Boys Basketball program is hosting it’s 3rd annual summer basketball camp for players who will be going into grades 2-8 for the 2016-2017 school year. Camp will be held July 11-15. View flyer

Honor roll students named

Congratulations to all the students who made the third quarter honor/high honor roll!

Join in the Sabre 'Shark Tank' competition

Middle School Library Makerspace presents Shark Tank Competition, Sabre Style! Students are encouraged to create and develop an invention for a competition that will be viewed by community members, similar to the TV show "Shark Tank." Go to for more information. Entry forms are due Friday, April 22. Students will then they have three weeks to develop their invention.

'Lost Boys of Sudan' are coming to Schalmont

Schalmont will host a special pair of visitors on Friday night. Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi, two of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” characterized in the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, will share their experiences with the Schalmont community at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15. learn more

American History Club visits Gettysburg

The eighth-grade American History Club, with advisers Michael DiCocco and Pete Rings took a trip to Gettysburg this past Thursday and Friday. view album

Students learn about being "Sweethearts and Heroes"

Schalmont elementary and middle school students were treated to a special assembly last week by Sweethearts and Heroes that focused on what students can do as bystanders when they witness bullying. learn more

Lockdown drills held at high school and middle school

Schalmont Middle and High Schools conducted a lockdown drill today, March 29. The event lasted approximately 15 minutes, during which time the complex went into complete lockdown as it would if it were a true emergency. learn more

Schalmont CSD needs your help: Advocate today!

As the Senate and Assembly draw closer to a New York State budget, your advocacy for our school is needed! Please consider calling or emailing your local legislators to remind them to fully fund public schools and eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment. learn more

Camp Invention coming to Schalmont

We are excited to announce that Jefferson Elementary will host Camp Invention the week of Aug. 1-5 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this summer for children entering first through sixth grade. Register online at This an amazing program focuses on fun STEM learning, and includes exploring animals and discovering science concepts through hands-on learning and designing and building prototypes.  View flyer for more information.

Principal’s Writing Challenge winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of Mrs. Taylor’s third “Principal’s Writing Challenge!” learn more

Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music in Our Schools Month and Schalmont celebrated with choral and instrumental concerts, featuring middle school and high school musicians. Visit our Facebook choral and instrumental galleries for photos.

Schalmont Middle School's got talent!

The SMS Talent Show was a success and featured a wide variety of performances ranging from singing and dancing to piano playing and acting, with a little bit of comedy also. learn more

Sabre Court rules on copyright infringement

Sabre Court was in session last week as sixth graders in Kacie Rea’s digital literacy class prepared for copyright infringement lawsuit trials. learn more

Seventh graders hold Wellness Fair

Schalmont seventh graders presented their research on vitamins and minerals today to parents and staff at their Wellness Fair. view gallery

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

Beginning Sept. 1, 2016, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York state. learn more

Students get crafty with DNA

Schalmont 7th-grade students recently learned about the function and structure of DNA and crafted their own models. learn more

Congratulations honor roll students

Congratulations to all high school second quarter honor roll and high honor roll students.

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

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

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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