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Scott Ziomek, Principal
Kenneth Rizzo, Assistant Principal

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Schalmnot Middle School student girls smile as they sit in classLife at SMS

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

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Volunteers needed for book fair Dec. 3-7

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming book fari at the Middle School from Dec. 3-7, 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to noon on Friday.  If you have ANY time to spare, please contact Brandy at  Volunteers are especially needed to open the fair at 7:45 or 8 a.m. on any day, and all day on Thursday. For each hour you work, you can earn a raffle ticket for the prize drawing at the close of the book fair, as well as a coupon worth $10 toward the book fair for each day worked.

NJHS and Sabre Service Club seeking donations for SMS’ Annual Giving Tree

While you’re out cruising Black Friday deals, remember the National Junior Honor Society and the Sabre Service Club are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children age 1-14; and hats, mittens and scarves for kids age 10-14.  Donations will go to the City Mission of Schenectady’s Christmas Toy Store. All donations should be brought to the SMS Guidance Office by Friday, Dec. 7.

“Take a Leaf, Share a Smile. Helping Others Sabre Citizen Style.”

SMS students honor veterans

Schalmont Middle School was honored to partner with Charter Communications, the History Channel, and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s office to host area veterans at Schalmont Middle School. Read more.


From the superintendent: I'm thankful for you

As we head into the Thanksgiving recess, I’d like to share my gratitude for your support, encouragement, and patience. Read more from Superintendent Dr. Carol A. Pallas



Students donate nearly 100 lbs of candy to area groups

Elementary aged students sitting behind piles of candyJefferson students and 5th grade classes were encouraged to donate ten pieces of Halloween candy for our annual Candy Buyback Program. We collected a record six copy paper boxes of candy! Read more about the candy buy back program.


Parent shares worldly knowledge with Team 7

Schalmont Middle School Team 7 was visited by a parent, Mr. Decker, who spoke with students about his experience building a water retention system in Uganda. Read more.

Congratulations to new Music Honor Society members!

More than two dozen Schalmont students were recently inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Read more about the Music Honor Society.

Students inside a Tesla Model X electric carDrivers Club electrifies at Makerspace

his past Monday the middle school had 8 electric cars on display brought to us by the Capital District EV Drivers Club.  Members showed off their personal vehicles, ranging from a first-generation 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which were not sold commercially on the East coast, to a new Tesla Model X complete with gull-wing doors! Read more.


Mixed Bag fundraiser underway

The Schalmont MS PTO Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser has begun and runs through October 26.  Fundraising packets are being sent home today.  You can also shop online at  The Schalmont Middle School code is 371836.
Thank you in advance for your support

Yearbooks available for order

Get your 2019 Schalmont Yearbook! You can order a yearbook by clicking here or calling 800-853-1337.

Schalmont taking steps to curtail spread of Coxsackie virus at HS/MS

Schalmont officials have disinfected buildings and equipment after confirmed cases of Coxsackie virus were reported at the high and middle schools.  Read more

Makerspace 2018-19 schedule available

Schalmont Middle School Makerspace has a number of amazing events and activities planned for the 2017-18 school year. Click here for a schedule of events

row of students with teacher standing in a hallwayCounseling Dept. holds Club Fair

The Middle School Counseling Department hosted a "Club Fair" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, during school lunch periods. Students learned about clubs available to them, how to sign up for a club, and the importance of joining school activities while in middle school. School clubs are listed on the Schalmont website, and information of when clubs begin and meet, will be available on Middle School Morning Announcements. Students and parents should check the morning announcements daily for further information.



Calendar cover for 2017-18 school yearPrinted calendars are provided to all Schalmont families with students currently enrolled in our schools. Click here to download a copy [PDF]

Important dates

Parents of Schalmont students already have, or will soon receive, printed calendars, but in the meantime you can download a digital copy by clicking here and find out how you can get news of important dates, cancellations, or changes right on your phone!
It's a date!




Schalmont students sing with Honor Choir

Over four days during the month of August, 30 Schalmont students participated in the American Choral Directors Association Summer Honor Choir. Read more about Honor Cho

New student registration information

 New students can be registered at the high school, district office, or Jefferson Elementary, regardless of the grade they are entering. Click here for registration information.

Flu facts

What are the symptoms? Should your child stay home from school?
With flu season upon us, take some time to read this handy flu fact sheet [PDF].

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


• Proposed budget preserves program, staff; increases security, student support

 District budget vote and board election is May 15, 2018

• On-campus bus facility would come at no tax increase to the community

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