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Linda Taylor, Principal
Scott Ziomek, Assistant Principal

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Earth Day awardMiddle school recycling team honored on Earth Day for efforts

Five members of the Schalmont Middle School Environmental Club have been busy this year helping to save the earth. Appropriately, these students were recognized on Earth Day for their efforts.

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Voters approve budget proposal, bus proposition

Voters passed a $45,797,561 budget proposal for the 2015-16 school year by approximately 67 percent with a vote of 429 to 205. Residents also approved a bus proposition by a vote of 435 to 199. In the board election, Gregory Campoli (477) was re-elected to a three-year term along with newcomer Joseph Amoroso (462). Amelia Hallam (457), who has been filling a board vacancy since August 2014, was elected to a one year seat on the board. learn more

Eighth grade dance ticket sales extended to May 21

Tickets for the eight grade dance are now on sale through May 21 during eighth grade lunches. They cost $15, which includes one buddy picture. Each additional picture is $3. All tickets must be purchased prior to the event; they cannot be purchased at the door. Students will also be required to sign two copies of the Code of Conduct so that one may be kept with parents at home and the other at school. The dance is set for Saturday, June 6, 7-10:30 p.m. at the middle school. If you haven't sent your pictures for the dance slide show, please email them to by May 21.

Relocation drill to be conducted at Schalmont Middle School on May 28

Schalmont Middle School will be conducting a relocation drill on Thursday, May 28 (Rain date: May 29). This is the first time in several years that a relocation drill has been performed. For purposes of this first-time drill, students will relocate on school property only and not be transported to an alternate site. learn  more

Grade 8 Chromebook program June 2

Attention grade 8 parents: Come to a special program on June 2, 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium and learn about the Chromebook one-to-one program for ninth graders. learn more (pdf)

Would you like to win four tickets to a New York Red Bulls Game?

You're in luck! The 8th grade class is raffling off tickets to a game of your choice! Four raffle tickets were sent home to middle school families. However, families may opt to buy more or less by simply returning the tickets along with payment in an envelope marked "8th Grade Raffle." Please just write your name on the tickets you'll be purchasing. The cost is $5 for one ticket or $20 for five tickets. Families who opt for the $20 for 5 tickets option will have an extra ticket entered into the May 31 drawing. Good luck, and thank you for supporting the Class of 2019!

Middle and high school students honored by Human Rights group

A group of Schalmont middle and high schools students were honored by the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission this spring for helping to bring diversity and a positive environment to their schools. learn more

Third quarter honor roll lists announced

Congratulations to Schalmont Middle School students who made the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year. honor rolls

Upcoming New York State assessments

The eighth grade science performance exam will be given May 27 while the written portion will be given June 1.  testing schedule | Test-Taking Tips

Schalmont Sabres' Summer Boys' Basketball Camp

Learn more about the Schalmont Sabres' Summer Basketball Camp for boys entering third through eighth grade next school year. The camp will be held July 13-27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schalmont. brochure [pdf]

Reminder about school dress code

With the arrival of warmer spring weather, we would like to encourage you to take some time now to review the dress code with your children. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Students who violate the student dress code will be asked to modify their appearance in school by covering or removing the offending item. Parents may also be notified so that arrangements can be made to correct the situation. Any student who refuses to modify their appearance shall be subject to disciplinary action. Please pay special attention to the guidelines about apparel that is determined to be revealing or inappropriate. Clothing that exposes a student’s midriff is not allowed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Linda Taylor at 355-6255 or Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Dress code guidelines [PDF]

Middle school May newsletter

The latest edition of the Schalmont Middle School newsletter is now available. newsletter (pdf)

Middle school menus

The monthly school menus are now available online for Schalmont Middle School. may menu (pdf)

Sports physicals June 22

Sports physicals will be given at the Schalmont Middle School health office at 10 a.m. on June 22. Any student in high school or middle school needing a physical must sign up with their school nurse before June 18.

SMS Physical Ed Student Leadership Award winners

Congratulations to this year's Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Award recipients from Schalmont Middle School. learn more

Middle school recycling team honored on Earth Day

Five members of the Schalmont Middle School Environmental Club have been busy this year helping to save the earth. Appropriately, these students were recognized on Earth Day for their efforts. learn more

Middle school to phase in electronic delivery of grades 6-8 academic information

In an effort to streamline our reporting process, reduce printing and postage costs, and provide immediate access to student grades, Schalmont Middle School will be phasing in electronic delivery of academic information for students in sixth through eighth grade using the district’s highly-secure, Internet-based Parent Portal. Progress reports will no longer be mailed to parents’ homes unless specifically requested. This new format is effective with the middle school’s March 12 third quarter progress reports. Principal's letter regarding the change [PDF]

Annual middle school talent show nets $2,000 for charity

Schalmont Middle School held its talent show on March 4. Students and teachers in grade 5-8 performed in 18 acts. The show raised $2,125 for the Vasculitis Foundation. A big thank you to all who attended and we congratulate those who performed! Photo gallery

Library Makers' teaches students to create own computer games

Schalmont Middle School students learned to create their own computer games as part of the Library Makers' Space Program. learn more

Students make drawstring bags for YWCA shelter

Schalmont Middle School students in Ms. Hanson’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes made small drawstring bags and filled  them with travel size hygiene products that they brought in for extra credit. learn more

Fifth-graders share rainforest knowledge with younger students

Sloths, golden lion tamarins and gibbons, oh my! These exotic creatures are among the many fifth-graders researched online and later discussed with younger students. View photos

Seventh graders tout value of vitamins, minerals

Students, parents and teachers visited the seventh grade wellness fair on Friday, March 6 in the middle school library where students showed off their knowledge of vitamins and minerals. view photos

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!



Budget proposal, bus proposition pass

Middle and high school students honored by Human Rights group

District announces 2015 Alumni Wall of Distinction honoree

Spring musical, actors recognized by local theatre group

Two Sabres sign college letters of intent

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