JES teachers have a lifelong love of music

To celebrate Music in our Schools Month, over 30 Jefferson teachers and Superintendent Carol Pallas participated in a survey about their music participation as a student.   Not only did teachers sing, dance, act, and play instruments while in school, many have continued their music making into adulthood!  A colorful bulletin board was put up to …

Inventive students swim with the ‘Sharks’

Schalmont Middle School recently hosted its own version of “Shark Tank,” Sabre-style. Students were tasked to create an invention or improve upon an existing product that would make a person’s or pet’s life easier. Students could work in teams of up to four and where judged on creativity and originality, usefulness, and functionality. Great job …

Parents help JES kids get career ready

On Thursday, February 28,  the fourth grade students at Jefferson Elementary School participated in a career day as part of Schalmont’s career and college readiness month. It was a great day as students listened to parents discuss their occupations and what content and skills are most widely used within their chosen field. The students listened …

Course selection for 2019-20 has begun

Dear Parents and Guardians: Scheduling for the 2019-20 School Year has begun in the High School.  We have updated our Course Guidebook; this is a great resource for parents and students to review class options and review building procedures related to scheduling, grades, class rankings etc.  I would highly encourage families to review that information prior to …

SMS Engineering Club builds the future

The Schalmont Middle School Engineering Team designed the best space-age public transportation system recent Future City Competition. The Future City Competition is a project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Keeping the engineering design process and project management front and center, students …

What shapes the budget? Board hears preliminary budget presentation

The Schalmont Board of Education reviewed what informs the budget process at its Feb. 25 meeting. Among the many items that influences budget development are the needs of our student population, the financial capacity of the community, results of the previous year’s exit survey, and the governor’s budget proposals. For example, beginning in 2020-21 – …

A note on Schalmont CSD Tax bills

As Schalmont residents receive their tax bills for the 2018-19 school year, some taxpayers, particularly in the towns of Duanesburg, Princetown, and Guilderland may notice a sharp increase in the tax rate from last year. Please know that this is due to conditions outside of the district’s control, and that the Schalmont Central School District …

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