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Brian Sherman, Interim Principal
Scott Ziomek, Assistant Principal

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Schalmnot Middle School studentLife at SMS

The halls and classrooms of Schalmont Middle School are a happening place.

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Pee Wee wrestling starts Dec. 12

Schalmont Pee Wee Wrestling starts Monday, Dec. 12. Sign up is $25/kid or $25 for family and is open to ages 6 years through sixth grade. The season runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. beginning Dec. 12 in the high school “old gym.” Bring shorts, T-shirt and wrestling shoes.

Students create edible cells

Mrs. Bryson's and Mrs. Duxbury's seventh-grade life science students recently had the opportunity to create a 3-D model of an animal or plant cell using food. learn more about the project

Things get hairy at SMS

As part of "Save it or Shave it," a few good sports agreed to grow a beard throughout the month of November and then let students vote on the style of facial hair they would sport in return for a donation to the Weekend Backpack Program. view gallery

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the MS Book Fair Dec. 5-9. Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Want to volunteer, please email

When the weather outside is frightful...

When winter weather arrives, the Schalmont Central School District has established criteria for deciding whether to close school for the day, cancel afternoon and evening activities, or dismiss students earlier than normal. Learn more about the process

Second round of HS/MS water testing results are in

“We are pleased that this round of testing is conclusive with our initial results, and once again, showed no issues in the overwhelming majority of water outlets in our schools, including all water fountains used by students on a regular basis,” said Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas. learn more about the test results

Middle School/High School holds lockdown drill

Schalmont High School and Middle School, in conjunction with the Rotterdam Police Department, has just conducted the first of four state-mandated lockdown drills for the 2016-2017 school year. learn more about the drill

Homecoming KingPin

Schalmont Middle School students joined in the Homecoming festivities Oct. 7 with a KingPin Tourney. view photo album

Fifth grade artists get Facebook page

Schalmont art teacher Geralyn Zinc has created a Facebook profile to showcase the workings of the fifth grade art room as students work on and complete projects. Information, such as the start of an art club and a call for volunteers for the art show, will be posted here as well.

A look back at Homecoming 2016

Schalmont held Homecoming 2016 on Oct. 7. view a photo gallery

October middle school newsletter

The Schalmont Middle School October newsletter is now available for download. newsletter (pdf)

Makerspace is looking for donations

​​The Middle School Library Makerspace is in dire need of the following materials: d​uct tape (any color or size); c​ardboard tubes​, any length, any size​ (from paper towels and the like); ​ID badge lanyards; and CDs (these can be any data or music CDs you don't want). ​P​lease drop off at the main office or in the​ Middle School​ Library during school hours.

Board approves referendum for capital project bond

The Schalmont Board of Education unanimously agreed to move forward with a capital project estimated at just under $14 million dollars at the board meeting Sept. 26, which will be put up for a vote by residents on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the new gym lobby. read more about the project i  View details of project scope

Superintendent's back to school letter

Following is a fall back to school letter from Schalmont Superintendent of School Dr. Carol Pallas. letter (pdf)

Vaccine reminder

Parents: All students entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school. Review the required vaccinations.

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!


• Board sets capital project referendum for Dec. 14

•  Free, reduced meal applications available

District procedures for school closings and delays

Parents can now access their student's academic information online

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