General Membership Meeting: is scheduled for Thursday June 5, 2014 in the MS LGI at 3:00. Click to see the agenda.
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SCHALMONT TEACHERS' HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: The Schalmont Teachers' Association will be sponsoring a non-perishable food drive from December 2- December 16. All of the donations will be delivered to the Schenectady City Mission prior to break. Donations can be dropped off in the box labeled "STA FOOD DRIVE" in the faculty room of each building. As an added bonus, the school with the most food donated by the end of the school day on December 16 will receive a bagel breakfast on the Wednesday before break.
NYSED Commissioner King to hold forums on the Common Core implementation, click here for more information.
Schalmont Teachers Show Support for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk: STA members and some of their families participated in a walk to benefit breast cancer research, on October 20, 2013, in washington Park in Albany, NY. To date, they have raised $2,010.00 for the cause!
STA Members Raise Money for Toy For Tots in the Diamond: Schalmont teachers took to the softball diamond for a charitable cause, along with teachers from five other districts. Teachers from Scotia-Glenville, Schenectady, Mohonasen, Niskayuna, Mekeel Christian Academy, and Schalmont gathered at Collins Park in Scotia and raised over $1,000 for the cause. The hope is to make the event an annual fund raiser. The Schalmont team made it to the finals.
Our team members included:
Bob Anderson (MS), Michael Burgner (MS), Jeff Taft (MS), Jeff VanHoesen (HS), Joelle Litz (HS), Alaina Lange (HS), Bruce McAllister (MS), Matt Morgan (MS), Melissa Pierson (MS), Jessic Zupan (Jefferson), Mike Hartigan (Security), Nick Sweet (HS), Elisa Pepe (MS).
STA Wins NYSUT’s 2013 “Best of the Best” Award for Outstanding Journalism in the STATIC!
1. Award of Distinction: Best Editorial Design-Chemistry teachers implement environmentally safe labs, Sarah Mattice
2. First Place: Best Opinion Writing-It takes a village, Mike Libertucci
3. First Place: Best Profile-We pull together, Sarah Mattice
4. First Place: Best Publication, Sarah Mattice, editor
5. First Place: Best Union News Story-Little pockets full of sunshine…, Sarah Mattice
***6. 2013 “Best of the Best” Journalism Award
Thank you to Michael Libertucci and Sarah Mattice for writing winning articles on behalf of STA. A special thank you goes to Sarah Mattice who has not only written articles, but is the STATIC editor who works tirelessly to put together a comprehensive newsletter that illustrates and showcases STA’s professionalism.
APPR Information - Check out the State Ed Website which has the Danielson Rubric posted. Lots of good information related to APPR and the process and what it willmean to teachers.
STATIC Editor Needs You! - Sarah Mattice, HS English teacher and STATIC editor is always looking for STA "news", congratulations, and editorial opinions from members. If you have a classroom project or would like to submit an item that would be of interest to our members, email Sarah or contact her in the high school.
The Schalmont Teachers' Association website is managed by Kevin Meachem, Webmaster. Any comments or problems may be emailed to him.