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Joseph R. Martin, Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3157

Ken Holloway, Assistant Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3158

Mike Papenberg, Director of Athletics
856 786-9400 ext. 3142

PHS HIB Specialist

Mrs. Christina Birch, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)


Palmyra High School
311 W. Fifth St.
Palmyra, NJ 08065
856 786-9400

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Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying


The Palmyra High School NHS offers free tutoring services to students in need. These tutoring hours are available after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Arrangements can also be made for tutoring during the day. Please contact NHS Advsior, Mr. Yoon, if you are interested in having your child tutored by one of our NHS members: jyoon@palmyra.k12.nj.us


Episode 1http://vimeo.com/107212515 (Season premiere - a bit longer)

Episode 2:  http://vimeo.com/107876270

Episode 3:  here


If you have lost or have forgotten your OnCourse logon information, please click on the OnCourse Parent Grade Portal link on the right-hand column of this page and follow directions for  "Forgot Password".  If you continue to have problems, please contact Mrs. Cecchini in the main office at (856) 786-9400 ext. 3185.


Welcome to Palmyra High School

Palmyra High School offers a comprehensive educational program for students in grades seven through twelve. This traditional setting provides each student the opportunity to excel in their area of interest through a non-restrictive, content-oriented curriculum as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. A hallmark of the Palmyra experience is an enthusiastic and dedicated staff interacting with concerned and involved parents to meet student needs.

The school offers academic development, college preparation, school-to-careers training, mentoring programs, and a variety of interventions for students with special needs. Students, alumni, and staff continue to earn recognition on the local, state, and national levels.

Palmyra High School is proud of its well-deserved reputation for "Excellence in Education."



In the 2014-2015 school year, all students in Palmyra Public Schools grades K-9 will completes tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). The district began the MAP test initiative in the 2012-2013 and, after seeing early promise, has continued with an expanded student base. We are hoping to track student growth and facilitate greater academic achievement by using the results effectively. By giving students MAP tests to determine their instructional levelm measure academic growth throughout the school year, and track progress from year to year in the future in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Language Usage, we can improve instruction in the classroom and at the building and district level.  To access the Parent Toolkit, visit www.nwea.org/sites/www.nwea.org/files/resources/ParentToolkit.pdf .


Please take note of the following dress downs for students as we stroll through Red Ribbon Week at PHS:

FRIDAY, OCT. 24 - OLWEUS dress down & "Steered Straight" assembly

MONDAY, OCT. 27 - Cowboy Up Against Drugs - dress up as a cowboy/cowgirl

TUESDAY, OCT. 28 - Be a Superhero Against Drugs - dress up as a super hero!

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29 - Put Drugs to Bed - wear your pajamas

THURSDAY, OCT. 30 - PALMYRA RED PRIDE DAY - wear as much red as possible

FRIDAY, OCT. 31 - Halloween - wear your costume.

Please contact Mrs. Birch (cbirch@palmyra.k12.nj.us with any questions about the week).


The PHS Interact Club proudly hosted a “Pay to Wear Pink” dress down day on Friday, October 17, and raised $619!  These donations will go directly to the American Cancer Society.  Our PHS Interact students are also participating in the Walk for the Cure on 10/26 at Cooper River Park. 


Throughout our state and country there has been a heightened awareness and concern over the Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Please look in the PHS backpack for a formal letter from the high school prinicpal, and also view the NJ Department of Health EV-D68 letter for additional information.


Look in the PHS backpack for 2 tasty fundraisers to help support the PHS football program.  One is an all-you-can-eat wings & things event at Whistler's Inn in Cinnaminson on November 8th, and the other is a Thanksgiving cakes and pies fundraiser.  The dealine for these orders is November 12th!


The Palmyra Community Center Program Board is excited to introduce an array of theater/music programs to the Pal-Riv area.  Click on the PHS backpack for lots of details on three different program levels out there!


Also, be on the look out...

  Martin & Vanneman ...the return of PALMYRA PLAYERS to PHS!


Interested in placing a personal yearbook ad?   It's not that hard!  Open up the flyer in the PHS backpack on the upper left-hand side of this webpage to learn how easy it is.  Also, learn more about what Josten's has to offer:


Mrs. Birch (cbirch@palmyra.k12.nj.us) or Ms. Brooks (lbrooks@palmyra.k12.nj.us).


The Palmyra H.S. Baseball Club Social will be held on Saturday, November 15 at the Sacred Heart Gymnasium in Riverton at 7:00 pm.  Roast beef sandwiches, salads, DJ, & more!  Contact PHS Baseball Club President, Allison Yanick, for tickets:  829-8860 (leave message) or amyanick@verizon.net.  Open up the flyer in the PHS backpack for more information about the fundraiser.  Tickets must be ordered by November 5th!


The Palmyra Band Parents will hold their 34th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday December 6th.  The fair will be held in the High School Gymnasium from 10AM-3PM.  There will be food, fun and music throughout the day.  For information please contact Band Director Jeffrey Moore at jmoore@palmyra.k12.nj.us.

The Palmyra Band Parent Association is looking for vendors for their 34th annual Holiday Craft Fair.  Spaces are $30 and include a table, or $25 if you provide your own table.  The Craft Fair is Saturday December 6th.  For questions and applications, please contact Band Director Jeffrey Moore at jmoore@palmyra.k12.nj.us, or at 856-786-9400.

Upcoming Events
Tue Nov 4
NHS Induction Ceremony 7:00 pm
Thu Nov 6
Fri Nov 7
Tue Nov 11
Senior Portrait Retakes
1st Marking Period Ends
Wed Nov 12
PHS Parent Advisory Committee
Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m.
Fri Nov 14
Report Cards
OnCourse Parent Grade Portal
2014-2015 PHS Student Handbook (pdf)
2014-2015 Grade Policy (pdf)
2014-2015 Student Uniform Dress Code Policy (pdf)
Teacher Websites
Sign Up Genius
Naviance Login
Good News



Alex Hartman (7th Grade)

Madison Hartman (9th Grade)

Jonas DiPinto (12th grade)



A special congratulations goes out to PHS senior, Eric Robinson, who was recently presented with a certificate from the National Merit Scholarship Program as an "Outstanding Participant" in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. His 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores are among the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested entry to the 2015 National Achievement Program. As recognition of his potential for academic success in college, Eric is being included in a roster of Outstanding Participants being referred to about 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities. Great job, Eric!  Your PHS family is so proud of you!




Mr. Dan Licata

Social Studies

Palmyra High School
311 West Fifth Street     |     Palmyra, NJ 08065     |     856-786-9400   Phone    |     856 786-3014  Fax