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PHS Administration

Joseph R. Martin, Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3157
jmartin@palmyra.k12.nj.us

Ken Holloway, Assistant Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3158
kholloway@palmyra.k12.nj.us

Mike Papenberg, Director of Athletics
856 786-9400 ext. 3142
mpapenberg@palmyra.k12.nj.us

PHS HIB Specialist

Mrs. Christina Birch, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)

cbirch@palmyra.k12.nj.us

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

See my website for further information on:
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

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

Congratulations to the newest class of inductees, who were formally inducted into the PHS NHS on the evening of November 4th:

Tessa Beck, Eric Blatz, Emily Calhoun, Samuel Croft, Giovanni Gravano, Gabe Hochenberger, Natalie Janowicz, John Kay, Dylan Martin, Charles Martocello, Cielo Nuestro, Amber Orfe, Diamond Robinson, Jasmine Sanchez, Ian Stocker, Genna Tatu, and Taylor Young.


THE PANTHER PRESS

SEASON TWO

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.

 


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."

Teacher of the Year Nomination

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Governor's Educator of the Year Award Guidelines and Nomination Form

The New Jersey Department of Education has announced the application process for the 2014/2015 Governorís Educator of the Year Program.† This new program integrates the Teacher of the Year Program with the Governorís Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program to recognize the hard work of outstanding teachers and educational service professionals.

We encourage the school community as well as the school faculty to honor one teacher and one educational services professional at Charles Street School and one teacher and one educational services professional at Palmyra High School for this prestigious honor.† A committee will be formed to review and select the candidates.† Recipients of this award at the school level will then have the opportunity to vie for recognition at the county, state, and national levels.

The eligibility criteria and nomination form are provided for your use.†Nominations may be e-mailed(PHS c/o dcecchini@palmyra.k12.nj.us; CSS c/o smason@palmyra.k12.nj.us) or dropped off at the main office of the school between December 1 and December 5, 2014.

†Click here for:† Nomination Form

Announcements

HONOR SOCIETIES UNITED

Palmyra High School's honor societies joined forces for a great cause!  The Spanish NHS, German NHS and NHS joined together for the first ever "Operation Stocking Stuffer" to support the United Service Organization and send some holiday cheer to our troops. We are very proud that students and staff collected enough items to reach our goal and fill 100 stockings! We also collected letters for the troops and extra toiletries. Students volunteered after school and made an assembly line to help stuff all of the stockings. Our local USO organization out of Fort Dix came out on December 9th to pick up the stockings and deliver them to the troops.  Our Junior Student Council collected change to help with the cost of shipping the items to the troops!


COACH OF THE WEEK!

It is with great pride that we announce that Mr. Jack Geisel has received the honor of being named as "High School Coach of the Week" by the Philadelphia Eagles!  The Eagles organization is proud to support high school football coaches as they work to develop young players in a fun, safe environment.   As part of his package, Coach Geisel received two (2) tickets and (2) pregame field passes to the Eagles game on December 14th  at 8:30pm vs. the Dallas Cowboys. He also received a $1,000 grant for our athletic department!   Way to go, coach!

 



CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

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.

 


Upcoming Events
Tue Dec 23
Early Dismissal PreK-12
Wed Dec 24
Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
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Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
Fri Dec 26
Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
Mon Dec 29
Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
Tue Dec 30
Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
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Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
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Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
Fri Jan 2
Winter Recess-SCHOOLS CLOSED
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STUDENTS

OF THE MONTH

Tania Harris (8th Grade)

Jeton Cocaj (9th Grade)

Walter Fischer (12th grade)


STUDENT SHOUT OUT!

AMANDA TROTTA

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!

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NATALIE JANOWICZ

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.

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MAX SMYTH

PHS Junior, Max Smyth, recently set the Palmyra High School quarterback record for TD passes in one season, eclipsing the mark set by QB Lyndon Alfred during the 2007 season.  Way to go, Max!

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KELVIN HARMON

PHS junior WR, Kelvin Harmon has been named to the ALL SOUTH JERSEY 1ST TEAM.  He will be honored at the Brooks Irvine Football Club Banquet on December 15.


MARCHING BAND

The Palmyra Marching Band finished their competitive season soaring to new heights with their show Flight.  Competing for the Cavalcade of Bands Independence Class A Championships, the band earned 2nd place honors out of 16 competitors with a score of 86.55.  This is the band’s third highest score in recorded history of the last 20 plus years!  They won the caption award for best music ensemble and came in second for Best Overall Music and Best Overall Effect.  This is the highest that the band has placed in over 20 years earning the distinction of a Silver Finalist!


PHS

TEACHER

OF THE YEAR

Mr. Dan Licata

Social Studies

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