311 West Fifth Street
Palmyra, NJ 08065

Palmyra High School
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PHS Administration

Ken Holloway, Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3157

Christopher Tracey, Assistant Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3185

Mike Papenberg, Director of Athletics
856 786-9400 ext. 3184

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

Panther Press

The Panther Press

Stay tuned for more Panther Press episodes in 2017-18

Seeason 5 Episode 1: 


          Episode 2:             


Episode 3:


Episode 4



If you have lost or have forgotten your OnCourse logon information, please click here to go to the OnCourse Parent Grade Portal 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. 3157.

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."

Crisis Response

Resources For Dealing With Crisis

Burlington County School Crisis Response Team

Rutgers University Health Care System

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

A Practical Guide for Crisis Response



Fri Nov 17 (Half-Day for Students)
Afternoon Parent Conferences-1:00 - 2:30 PM
Naviance 101Training for Parents-1:30-2:00PM in Library Media Center

Tuesday, November 28th

Evening Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00PM

Naviance 101Training for Parents-6:45-7:15PM  in Library Media Center 


NJ Department of Education

2017-18 Govenor's Educator of the Year

Please go to the backpack to download and nominate your favorite Palmyra teacher and educational services professional. All nominations must be returned by December 1, 2017.


Morning Drop-Off Procedures:

  • Doors #1 and #4 on Fifth Street and Doors #9 and #18 on Fourth Street will be open for morning arrival from 7:30 – 7:50 AM.  After 7:50, all doors will be locked and the only access point into the high school will be through Door #18.
  • Please note: All visitors must ring the doorbell and follow the prompts posted before entering the HS.  Upon entry, you must report to the Main Office to sign-In.  
  • Students may only exit vehicles on the school side of the street.  Vehicles must not stop within the identified crosswalks or in front of the fire hydrants.  Signs are posted prohibiting stopping, standing, and parking along the parking lot side of the street from Mon. – Friday between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  This will be strictly enforced by the local police.
  • Pedestrian crosswalks are located on Fourth Street and must be utilized at all times when crossing.  All vehicle traffic must yield to pedestrians while in the cross walks.
  • Students who drive to and from school must park in the school parking lot and register their vehicle in the main office.  Parking tags are to be visible at all times.
  • Please review the attached map for additional details and clarification.



October Students of the Month

Pictured left to right: 

Kaleb Martin      Julia Dellisanti       Matthew Katella

Upcoming Events
Wed Nov 22
Early Dismissal
Thu Nov 23
Thanksgiving-School Closed
Fri Nov 24
School Closed
Tue Nov 28
Parent Conferences-6:00-8:00 PM
Naviance Parent Training-6:45-7:15 in Library
Wed Nov 29
1st Trimester ends-Jr. High
Thu Nov 30
NHS Induction 7:00 PM

2017 Student Handbook (pdf)
Teacher Websites
School Nurse
Clubs and Activities
Sign Up Genius
Naviance Login
Virtual High School
Parents Advisory Committee

Good News

Senior Corner

Naviance 101 for Parents (During Parent Conferences)

Nov. 16th 6:45pm-7:15pm Cancelled

Nov. 17th 1:30pm-2:00pm

College Visits:

  • Holy Family U. Nov. 6th 
  • NJIT Nov. 7th
  • US Army Nov. 14th
  • PennCo Tech Nov. 14th 

Rutgers University will host extended information sessions and tours for several fields of study in October and November. The tours will begin at the Rutgers Visitors Center next to the Rutgers Golf Course and Football Stadium in Piscataway.

The day will consist of a general information session, a two hour bus and walking tour of the entire campus, lunch on your own on campus or in town, and then an academic session. Registration is required.

Listed below are some of the upcoming dates. All prospective students and families may also visit the Visitors Center to speak with Rutgers staff any Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30.

For more information, contact 732-445-1000 or email. Please share this with other principals, parents, students, teachers, and guidance counselors.

Business - October 18 / October 25 / November 1

Pre Med and Life Sciences - November 29

Math and Physical Sciences - November 8

Engineering - October 6 /  October 13 / October 20 / October 27

Humanities and Social Sciences - October 25

Teacher of the Year 2016-17
Mr. Mike Tumelty!

Mr. Mike Tumelty – History, Spec. Ed., PLA Teacher is flanked by his two
longtime Teaching Assistants, Mrs. Nettie Laws (L) and Mrs. Kathy Morrison (R)

Educational Services Professional of the Year

Mrs. Samantha Crean-Guidance Counselor