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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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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

Episode 4:  Halloween Edition!


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.


Schools Closed

As a result of the winter weather conditions and the State of Emergency issued by Governor Christie, the Palmyra School District will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. All after school activities and athletic events are cancelled for Tuesday.

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."




Ms. Alex Torrance - Mathematics




Mrs. Christina Birch - Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)


PHS will be offering 2 SAT prep sessions to prepare student for the March and May SATs. These extra-curricular courses are designed to prepare the students of Palmyra High School to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). English and Mathematics sessions will be offered separately. These sessions are designed to provide the most up to date test structure, content and strategies for achieving the highest possible scores. Independent practice using the most up to date test preparation resources in tandem with teacher lead instruction will be the core of the program.  Sign-ups for the sessions have been posted in 2 locations:  Math – room 209; English – room 119.

  • Session I – February 9 – March 12 (SAT is March 14) morning or afternoon sessions offered.
  • Session II – March 23 – April 30 (SAT is May 2) morning or afternoon sessions offered.

*Please reach out to Mr. Mehler (emehler@palmyra.k12.nj.us) or Mrs. Foster (lfoster@palmyra.k12.nj.us) for more details. Encourage your students to sign up for this opportunity to sharpen SAT test-taking skills for free for Palmyra High School students!


Thanks to the generosity of our PTA, our middle school students are able to benefit with the gift of technology!  We appreciate all you do for us, parents!


There will be a meeting for parents for students attending this year’s senior trip to Florida at 5:15 on Thursday, February 12 prior to parent-teacher conferences in the high school auditorium with Mrs. VanZandt, Senior Class Advisor, and Assistant Principal Holloway.  You will need to bring a copy (front and back) of your medical insurance card.  Paperwork will be distributed.  Please contact Mrs. VanZandt with any questions (jvanzandt@palmyra.k12.nj.us).


Palmyra High School's Palmyra Players (below) conclude a December 23rd performance at the PHS auditorium to kick off this year's music and theater club program!

Various acts showcased the talents of many of PHS's own in song, acting, and dance. The club is open to all students of PHS grades 7-12! The inaugural club meeting will take place on Friday, January 9, 2015 after school in the high school auditorium. Students are encouraged to pick up registration and program forms in the principal's office. Contact Mr. Martin, PHS Principal, at jmartin@palmyra.k12.nj.us with any questions.

In addition to the the music and theater club, PHS is excited to welcome the Palmyra PTA Artist of the Month program to our school!  The contest is open to studenst in grades 7 and 8.  Parents and students are encouraged to view the details of the contest by looking in the PHS Backpack (upper left-side of this web page).

Finally, PHS has also had an Art Club going since early November.  This group is quickly growing in size and momentum, as Mrs. Jablonski creates exciting plans and opportunities for our young artists.  Contact Mr. Martin with any questions.


Are you ready to make a difference in the community where you live?  If so, please join Hailey Bankowski, Mrs. Foster & INTERACT in an exciting endeavor.  Hailey has been asked to be the coordinator-liaison between Palmyra High School students and the Palmyra Cove Nature Park.  Hailey recently met the NJ Watershed Ambassador, Nina Odunlami to obtain some very important information about our local natural reservation. Tim Robinson from the Burlington County Soil Conservation District, the watershed ambassador in our district, Joe Traum, and Mrs. Odunlami are in the works of planning for some time in April at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park.  Hailey and INTERACT are calling for volunteers so that this clean up will be successful.  The cove is part of our town, so it will help with cleaning up Palmyra too!  PHS staff and parents are encouraged to volunteer as well. For now, mark your calendars.  The BIG CLEAN UP is slated for April 18, 2015 at 8:00 am at the cove (rain date April 25).  JOIN US - MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  For more information and/or volunteer sign up, please email Mrs. Foster (lfoster@palmyra.k12.nj.us) or see Hailey Bankowski.


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Katie Sacca (7th Grade)

 Albert Groff (9th Grade)

Erin Ortlip (11th grade)



Our boys winter track team had an amazing day on Saturday, January 17 in Toms River at the NJSIAA state relay.  Their time qualifies them for Nationals which will be held in New York City on March 15th and they are currently ranked 10th in the NATION!

Kelvin Harmon, Andrew Hunt, Tony Perkins & Johnny Kay



On Monday, January 5, PHS seniors James Brett and Gabe Hochenberger and were honored at the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association’s end of the year banquet.  Gabe Hochenberger was named  2nd Team All South Jersey as a defender.  James Brett was named 1st Team All South Jersey and was awarded Goalkeeper of the Year for South Jersey!  This was the 1st time that a Palmyra High School soccer player has been named as a player of the year at the All South Jersey banquet.  Picture below:  Gabe Hochenberger (left), Coach Papenberg, and James Brett (right).



PHS senior, Amanda Trotta, is Air Force-bound!  Amanda was recently accepted into the Community College of the Air Force to pursue an Associate in Applied Science Degree.  Way to follow your dreams, Amanda!



PHS junior, Natalie Janowicz, was selected for the All-South Jersey Regional Choir for the third time!  Natalie received the 6th best score in the whole South Jersey Region for Alto 1. This includes all schools big and small. Natalie will be participating in a concert at the end of January 2015.                       

Palmyra High School
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