DISTRICT MAP TESTING
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 .
RED RIBBON WEEK
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 (email@example.com 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!
THEATER & MUSIC PROGRAMS
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:
PHS YEARBOOK ADVISORS:
Mrs. Birch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Brooks (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Open up the flyer in the PHS backpack for more information about the fundraiser. Tickets must be ordered by November 5th!
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 856-786-9400.