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PHS Administration

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

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

Ken Holloway, Interim Supervisor 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


PHS Counselors are available throughout the school day.  Our guidance office secretary, Mrs. Keller, is available from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.  You may reach the guidance office at (856) 786-9400 ext. 3184.  You may also reach the guidance counselors directly:

Mrs. Crean (ext. 3165) or screan@palmyra.k12.nj.us

Ms. Shore (ext. 3164) or kshore@palmyra.k12.nj.us


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


The goal of the Palmyra Press is to not only share school news, but to promote school camaraderie by promoting a wide variety of student achievements. The Palmyra Press, a product of The Pinnacle, is going to try and release a new show every week, typically on Friday mornings. Clink on these links to find previous releases:
Episode 1 - Friday, 11/15/13 https://vimeo.com/79428152
Episode 2 - Friday, 11/22/13 https://vimeo.com/80057190
Episode 3 - Friday, 12/6/13 http://vimeo.com/81146998
Episode 4 - Friday, 12/13/13 https://vimeo.com/81780109
Epsiode 5 - Thursday, 12/19/13 http://vimeo.com/82249831
Episode 6 - Friday, 1/10/14 https://vimeo.com/83818990
Episode 7 - Friday, 1/17/14 https://vimeo.com/84371140
Episode 8 - Friday, 1/31/14 https://vimeo.com/85505318
Episode 9 - Friday, 2/14/14 https://vimeo.com/86656666
Episode 10 - Friday, 2/21/14 https://vimeo.com/87238545
Episode 11 - Friday, 2/28/14 https://vimeo.com/87820761      


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.

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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."



Help support the PHS Boys and Girls Soccer team at their Spring Hoagie Sale...

 When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: Legion Field Concession Stand

Time: 10-1

Cost: $5 each (American Hoagies)

Pre-orders are encouraged. See any PHS Soccer player or call 829-7457.

*Also, Palmyra Pride and a variety of other community sports equipment will be on sale.  Click on the flyer in the PHS backpack for more information.  Thank you for your support!


Where: Wolfschmidt Plumbing, 16 Broad Street Riverton, NJ 08077

When: Sunday, April 27, 10am-2pm

*See flyer in backpack. 20% of proceeds benefit the 2014 post prom party!


In case you were not aware, the Palmyra Community Center Program Board is a group of volunteers who are working to bring recreational, educational, and cultural programs to the Community Center. Our goal is to offer programs and services that enrich the lives of all Palmyra residents.  *Keep your eyes open for many events taking place in the community by clicking on events in the PHS backpack feature (top left corner of this page).  Here are just some of things going on in our community:

  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM - A program designed to create connections between the ages for our community to thrive.
  • KNITTING CIRCLE - Sessions begin 4/17.

*Reminder to look in the backpack for more information and details!


Administration of the NJASK will take place on April 28, April 29, April 30, and May 1 for all 7th and 8th grade PHS middle school students. Middle school students are required to attend school at normal time.

There will be a 2-hour delayed opening for all 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to ensure students who are taking the NJASK have the optimal testing environment.  All 9th-12th graders are to report to the gymnasium on April 28, April 29, April 30 and May 1.  Upon arrival on the testing days, students who are not taking the NJASK are to report to the high school gymnasium by way of the gymnasium hallway entrances (doors #4 and #9).  These doors will be unlocked at 9:45 a.m. on these testing days.  All high school students should be present by 10:00 a.m.  Once the NJASK is complete, students will follow an abbreviated schedule for their classes.


The 2014 Palmyra High School Career Fair was held on April 17th in the high school auditorium. Tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students visited booths attended by representatives of various career fields from the community to assist them in preparing for the future.  PHS students chatted and networked with current professionals  in a wide variety of fields about their career journey, a typical workday, educational requirements, and more. Additionally, the fair allowed for students to speak with someone whose career choice interested them, and provided an opportunity to explore areas they may not have considered before.  The 2014 Career Fair was spearheaded by Ms. Kara Shore, PHS guidance counselor.




On April 18, the World Language Department of PHS (Mrs. Salvo, Ms. DeMarco, and Mrs. Knowles) and their students provided a cultural treat for the entire school.  The PHS staff and student body were invited to the auditorium throughout the day to partake in a celebration of the cultures of the world.  While Spanish and German are the world languages offered at the high school, countries from all around the globe were featured! A slew of country projects were entered into a school wide contest too.  Winners were selected in the areas of creativity and information.  Students also prepared food samples, highlighting a variety of ethnic delicacies!  Gracias and Danke to all who helped the day be such a success!

In addition to the fun celebration on April 18, the World Language Department held a beautiful induction ceremony for the World Language National Honor Society for German and Spanish earlier in the month.  Below are pictures of the two inducted groups (and previous inductees) respectively.  These students have worked hard and are very deserving of this local and national recognition!


Class registration for 2014-2015 has started and you may be interested in taking an elective course through Virtual High School. To learn more about our Virtual High School go to Mr. Dyl’s VHS Page. The Palmyra Course Booklet only showed the priority courses picked by our administration. To see all the courses offered by VHS, check out the online catalog. Once you have selected your courses, and a couple backups, complete the online application by the end of the school day on May 2nd. Applicants who apply after May 2nd will be put on the waitlist. See Mr. Dyl (mdyl@palmyra.k12.nj.us) in room 215 if you have any questions or concerns.


Join the Palmyra community in a 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  Proceeds will help benefit the PHS football program.  For more information and/or entrance form, please look in the PHS backpack.  Hope you can come out!

Upcoming Events
Thu Apr 24
Take Your Child to Work Day
Mon Apr 28
NJASK Testing - Grades 7&8
2-hour delay for Grades 9-12
Tue Apr 29
NJASK Testing - Grades 7&8
2-hour delay for Grades 9-12
Wed Apr 30
NJASK Testing - Grades 7&8
2-hour delay for Grades 9-12
Thu May 1
NJASK Testing - Grades 7&8
2-hour delay for Grades 9-12
OnCourse Parent Grade Portal
2013-2014 Grade Policy (pdf)
2013-2014 Student Uniform Dress Code Policy (pdf)
The Pinnacle Online Newletter
2013-2014 PHS Student Handbook (pdf)
Teacher Websites
Sign Up Genius
Good News


 Natalie Janowicz

PHS sophomore, Natalie Janowicz, qualified for All-State Choir!  She will be part of the woman's choir group.  The group will perform at the NJ Music Convention in New Brunswick in February 2015.  Natalie is our first All-Stater in at least 20 years!  Congratulations, Natalie.  We are so proud of you!


3 PHS students were honored at the annual Burlington County Principal & Supervisor's Association (BCPSA) Awards Ceremony on March 27, 2014 at BCIT Westampton.  Students at the top of their respective class were selected.  Pictured below from left are Eric Robinson (Gr.11),  Don Martocello (Gr.12; *3-year recipient), Ian Stocker (Gr.10), and Principal Martin.



Middle School - Megan Yanik (8th Grade)

Grades 9/10 - Liza Tait (9th Grade)

Grades 11/12 - Destiny Robinson (12th Grade)


Bravo to the Palmyra Players, who performed in a showcase on March 28 entitled "Growing Up".  PHS student performances included in the evening's showcase were material from SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, LES MISERABLES, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, NEWSIES, THE FANTASTICKS, SAINT JOAN, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, WEST SIDE STORY, and more.  Student performances dazzled the audience and received much-deserved acclaim.  We are proud of our players!  See more pics from the evening by clicking right here.


Mr. Dan Licata (Social Studies)

Congratulations to Palmyra High School's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Dan Licata. Aside from being a passionate Social Studies teacher at PHS, Mr. Licata is very involved in his school community. He is the boys varsity baseball coach, advisor and coordinator of The Panther Press (digital student news production), and a member of the principal's academic council. Mr. Licata is also known for appearing at many of his student's athletic and extracurricular events and programs.

Mr. Licata is also known for donning his bright orange alma mater gear from his beloved Clemson University. Another fun fact for you and unbeknownst to many, Mr. Licata was “The Clemson Tiger” during his college days in Death Valley. Congratulations once again to Mr. Licata!


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

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