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District sees more than 2700 donations in record year for annual Fill-A-Bus campaign

Student load up a yellow school bus with boxes

Pal-Mac's annual "Fill-A-Bus" campaign came to a close on Tuesday, Nov.22, and it was a record year for donations! Check out this article to get an inside look at the effort, which helps feed families need around our area.

Students make big splash in return to annual Great Cardboard Regatta

Students sit on a pikachu made out of cardboard. they are in the pool

Thursday marked the return of the annual "Great Cardboard Regatta," a Pal-Mac tradition that makes quite a splash! Check out our recap here.

Hear Ye! Tickets now available for annual Madrigal Dinner

The flyer for the annual madrigal dinner

 

The Pal-Mac tradition will return to the High School Lower Cafeteria on Saturday, Dec.10 and Sunday, Dec.11. Click here to learn more.

Pal-Mac Robotics receives $1500 grant

Students stand in front of a podium to receive an award

The Pal-Mac Red Raider Robotics team just received a big boost from a local organization. Click on this article to learn more!

'They're pioneers' Two Pal-Mac student-athletes make history, play two sports in the same season

A picture that says dual-sport.. and features two pal-mac football players

Two Pal-Mac student-athletes achieved something that hasn't been done in Pal-Mac history: They played for two sports teams in the same athletic season. Get an inside look at their story here.

Pal-Mac Apparel Drive underway through November

A poster for the pal-mac apparel drive

Do you have some Pal-Mac gear that you'd like to get rid of? We'd like to help. Learn more about the Pal-Mac Apparel Drive by clicking on this article!

VIDEO: Pal-Mac girls varsity soccer wins second straight Sectional Title with overtime goal

The Pal-Mac girls soccer team holds up their championship trophy. they are wearing red uniforms with white and black outline

The Pal-Mac girls varsity soccer team is your Section V Champion once again! View the game-winning goal from Friday's match by clicking on this article.

A Word About Field Trips (as published annually in the school calendar notices)

Click on this article to view a District notice on field trips.

Time Change for Nov.1 Board of Education Meeting

The meeting time for the upcoming Palmyra-Macedon Board of Education (BOE) meeting has changed. Please click on this article to learn more.

2022-23 process for weather and emergency-related school closures

Please review the information below regarding school closures due to inclement weather or other emergencies for the 2022-23 school year.

VIDEO: Get to Know: New Pal-Mac High School Choral Director Adam Chandler

New Pal-Mac choral director

Pal-Mac's famous Select Choir has a new Director at the helm. Get to know more about Adam Chandler by checking out this article.

Students entertain, amaze during 'The One Act Play that Goes Wrong'

Actor and actress on the set of the One Act Play that Goes Wron

Pal-Mac High School student put on a one-of-a-kind adaption of "The One Act Play that Goes Wrong," which featured laughs, mystery, and a set that fell apart (intentionally)! Click on this article to learn more about the the performances.

REGISTER: Hidden in Plain Sight training coming to Palmyra

The flyer for Hidden in Plain Sight

A training focused for adults living or working with teens is coming to Palmyra in just a couple of weeks. Click on this article to learn more about "Hidden in Plain Sight."

Pal-Mac varsity girls swimmer clinches program's first State tournament appearance in 20 years

Elizabeth Share stands on the edge of the poo;

Pal-Mac varsity swimmer Elizabeth Share is heading to the New York State Championships, becoming the first Pal-Mac girls swimmer to do so in two decades. Click on this article to learn more about Share's journey.

Get to know: The Palmyra-Macedon Board of Education

A picture of the Pal-Mac Board of Education

October 17-21 is School Board Recognition Week, and Pal-Mac is proud to recognize our outstanding Board of Education (BOE) Click on this article to learn more about the week, and about our Board members themselves.

Several Pal-Mac athletes compete in Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged

Student athletes stand in the gym at SUNY Brockport

Several Pal-Mac athletes took a trip out to SUNY Brockport to compete in Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged on Friday, Oct.14! Learn more about the games here.

VIDEO: Girls varsity soccer player Ikewood makes history, sets new school record for career goals

 

Members of the Pal-Mac varsity girls soccer team stand together

Pal-Mac girls varsity soccer team member Maya Ikewood added herself to the history books Tuesday night. Click here to learn more!

Pal-Mac Pulse 2022 Fall Edition is here!

Newest cover for the Pal-Mac Pule

It's here! Check out the re-branded Pal-Mac Magazine, which is now being called "The Pal-Mac Pulse." Click on this article to view an electronic copy.

Pal-Mac statement on lifted lockout following nearby police investigation

Click on this article to read a statement from Palmyra-Macedon Central School District.in response to a multi-school lockout following a nearby police investigation.

Teachers, staff honored during 2022 Opening Day Ceremony

Teacher Kevin Schlegel holds a red gift bag as he stands in the High School auditorium

 

The District continued its annual tradition of honoring its employees during the 2022 Opening Day Ceremony at the end of August. Check out this article for a full list of honorees.

 

A note from the Superintendent: You Are Here

A red and white map of the Palmyra and Macedon area. A red heart is at the center and it reads Pal-Mac. you are here

Click on this article to read a statement from Superintendent Dr. Robert Ike

VIDEO: Pal-Mac celebrates the First Day of School

A chalkboard drawing that says here's to a new year Pal-Mac

Click on this article to watch an overview of how Pal-Mac celebrated the first day of classes for the 2022-2023 school year!

Pal-Mac leaders drop goodies off to students as part of Annual Home Visitation Day

 

Principal Jenn Check kneels next to a student. Vice Principal Tane Robinson is next to her

24 Pal-Mac administrators took to the streets of Palmyra and Macedon to deliver welcome back bags to every student in grades K-7 as part of the annual Home Visitation Day. Check out a recap of the day's events by clicking on this article!

Pal-Mac welcomes new employees during orientation

A group poses and smiles

The Pal-Mac School District welcomed some fresh faces to its work force as part of the annual New Employee Orientation. Check out this article to learn more about our new employees, and how you can join the team, too!

Start and Dismissal times amended for 2022-2023 school year

This article provides the most recent Start and Dismissal times.

Pal-Mac launches new survey to help shape the future of the District

We need you! The District wants your input to help us shape the future of Pal-Mac. Check out our new survey by clicking on this article.

2022 Building Orientation Guide

Pal-Mac eagle holds a sign that says important orientation information

The 2022-2023 school year is almost here! Before we get the ball rolling, check out our list of orientation information by clicking on this article.

Pal-Mac's Perry in Switzerland for science trip

Joe perry poses in front of a series of white signs. The red Pal-Mac flag is located at the bottom

Pal-Mac High School science teacher Joe Perry is known for taking his students on exciting field trips during the school year, but the trip he's currently on could be the envy on anyone, including fictional TV characters. Learn more by clicking on this article.

2022-2023 District Calendars are here!

The district calendar cover

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District's 2022-2023 Calendar is now out! Check out and download your own digital copy by clicking on this article.

Pal-Mac grad Pompeii receives Section V scholarship

A picture of Joey Pompeii
 

Recent Pal-Mac High School graduate Joey Pompeii  was announced as a Section V (Five) Athletics Scholarship Award winner. Learn more about the honor here!

Pal-Mac recognizes 2022 Students of the Year

Charlie Ike w/ Jennifer Check

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District has named its 2022 Students of the Year! Check out this article for a full list, and a photo gallery.

Pal-Mac celebrates the Class of 2022 during Graduation

 

Students in red caps and gowns give the thumbs up

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District celebrated the Class of 2022 during the 2022 Graduation ceremony at Lincoln Hill Farms in Canandaigua Thursday night. Learn more about the ceremony by clicking on this article!

Get techy with it: Seniors engineer problem-solving technology

 

A graphic that says "Pal-Mac bult"

 

A group of seniors at the Pal-Mac High School took their tech projects to the next level as they engineered creative devices which will benefit classes for years to come. Take a closer look at those projects by clicking on this article.

JV, Varsity athletes honored during annual Athletic Awards ceremony

Paulie Goodness and Kylie Waeghe

 

Several Pal-Mac Red Raider athletes who competed at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels were honored  as part of the 2022 Athletic Awards. Click here to watch a livestream from the ceremony, and view a full list of award winners!

Seniors take trip down memory lane as part of 'Senior Walk'

Seniors wearing red graduation caps are greeted by a large crowd of younger students.

 

The Palmyra-Macedon Class of 2022 was celebrated with a walk down memory lane,  as the seniors took part in the traditional "Senior Walk." Take a look inside the day by clicking on this article.

High School, Middle School musicians perform annual 'Concert on the Green'

 

Panoramic shot of concert on the green

Students at both the Pal-Mac Middle and High Schools came together to perform at the annual "Concert on the Green," which was played in the front loop at the high school. Check out this article for a full gallery from what was an entertaining night!

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse team prepares for State tournament

The team

The Pal-Mac Lady Raiders girls lacrosse team is getting ready to compete in the New York State tournament. Check out our preview story with the team here.

Pal-Mac High School "I Promise" Mental Health pledge

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Some students at the Palmyra-Macedon High School pitched in to make a pledge to address stigmas surrounding talking about their mental health. You can view their effort by clicking on this article.

35th annual Dollars for Scholars event honors Class of 2022 in return to in-person ceremony

 

Pal-Mac DFS logo

 

 

The Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars program celebrated its 35th annual awards ceremony on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The ceremony honored the Class of 2022 with close to $200,000 in total scholarships between the program and the District. The evening also marked a return to an in-person ceremony for the first time in three years.

 

Click on this article to learn more about the evening, including a full list of award winners.

Pal-Mac girls lacrosse team secures fifth-straight Sectional title

 

Da team

The Pal-Mac Lady Raiders lacrosse team is yet again Sectional champs for the fifth-straight year. Learn more about the latest championship effort by clicking on this article.

Pal-Mac performing arts takes home several awards at 2022 Elenbe Awards

 

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Several Pal-Mac drama and musical students took home awards at local ceremony on Monday! Take a look at what they won by checking out this article.

Pal-Mac baseball, boys lacrosse take home Section V titles in same day

A picture of both teams

Tuesday, May 31,2022 can now forever be called "Title Tuesday" for Pal-Mac athletics, as both the Red Raider baseball and boys lacrosse teams took home Section V (Five) titles in the same night. Check out this article  to learn more about the evening that was!

Pal-Mac Esports team continues to 'level up'

E Sports logo

Big things are happening with the Pal-Mac Electronic Sports (Esports) team as it continues to expand its reach, and its trophy case. Check out this article to learn more about the program!

Baseball's Rodman, Goodness honored as Section V Coach, Players of the Year

 

 

Paul GoodnessCoach

Pal-Mac varsity baseball coach Bryan Rodman, and senior Paulie Goodness are being recognized as the Section 5 Class B1 Coach, and Player of the Year. Click on this article to learn more about the honor.

More than 80 students honored at annual Student Recognition Ceremony

 

A wide shot

More than 80 Pal-Mac High School students received a variety of awards during the 2022 Student Recognition Ceremony in the lower cafeteria Friday afternoon.

Pal-Mac varsity baseball team 'ready' for playoffs following undefeated regular season

Beisbol team

Pal-Mac celebrates a successful Prom Night

Prom pic

The Pal-Mac classes of 2022 and 2023 came together under one roof Saturday night as they celebrated a successful prom night. Check out this article to learn more, and to see some pictures!

Pal-Mac's 'SADD' reminding students to be safe at prom, one message at a time

 

Goldie Prom

 

With the 2022 Palmyra-Macedon Prom just a few days away,  a group of Pal-Mac students are getting the word out to other students to have a great time at prom year, but to remember to be safe. Click on this article learn more about their creative effort to get the word out.

Pal-Mac student-athletes go for gold at Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics

 

The athletes

 

Several Pal-Mac student-athletes stepped up on the big stage on Friday, May 13 as part of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics in Sodus, and back at home in Palmyra. Click on this article for a full recap!

60+ spring athletes recognized as state scholar-athletes

The honors

More than 60 Pal-Mac Student-Athletes, and five teams have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for their achievements in the classroom during the Spring 2022 semester and athletic season. Click on this article to view the full list!

Pal-Mac student-athletes to compete in Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics

 

The group

Several Pal-Mac student-athletes will be representing the district on the big stage as part of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics! Learn more by clicking on this article!

Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Co-Salutatorians recognized

The class

The Valedictorian and Co-Salutatorians for the Class of 2022 have been announced!

Pal-Mac recognizes teachers, staff during Appreciation Week

 

Thank you

 

This week is both teacher and staff appreciation week, and we would like to say thank you to all of our wonderful staff and teachers at Pal-Mac for all they do to make it a positive learning environment for every student!

Click on this article to view a special message from our administrators!

Pal-Mac music program honored with award for eighth-consecutive year

The award

 

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District has yet again been honored with an award for its music program's commitment to education and access, among other goals. Click on this article for an in-depth look at what our program is all about.

Alumni Feature: Dave Pollot, 1998 grad

Dave Pollot

1998 Pal-Mac graduate Dave Pollot is putting his creative twist on classic paintings, and he's getting national attention. Come take a tour inside his gallery space as we feature him in this Alumni Feature!

Several Pal-Mac athletes sign Letters of Intent to compete at the collegiate level

Athletes signing

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District would like to congratulate five student athletes on signing their Letters of Intent Tuesday afternoon to compete in their respective sports at the collegiate level. Click here to learn more about our athletes, and where they're heading!

Pal-Mac Select Choir to perform in New York City

 

The select choir hangs out in the band room

The Palmyra-Macedon Select Choir will take the big stage in the Big Apple this weekend! Learn more about the performance by reading this article.

"Senior Spotlights" highlight the Class of 2022

A congratulations banner for the Class of 2022

Seniors at the Pal-Mac High School are taking the spotlight through the end of the year! Check out our Senior Spotlight series by clicking on this article!

Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk join Middle, High School bands as part of Jazz Night

 

Al Chez (Center) pictured with Intermediate School students

The Pal-Mac Middle and High School Jazz Ensembles will be hosting national recording artist Al Chez and his band, The Brothers of Funk on Wednesday, April 6. Click on this article to learn more about Chez, and the performance!

Meet Pal-Mac's 2022 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme candidates!

Chance Hager, Jackson Bay, Owen Crane

 

 Congrats to Pal-Mac's 2022 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) candidates.Click on this article to learn more about them!

Pal-Mac High School Choir teacher receives "Golden Apple Award"

Mrs.Osika!

Pal-Mac High School to welcome national recording artist Al Chez for free concert

Flyer for the Al Chez performance

 

The Pal-Mac Middle and High School Jazz Ensembles will be hosting national recording artist Al Chez and his band, The Brothers of Funk on Wednesday, April 6. Chez and his group will take the stage in combined performances with both bands as part of a free and open to the public concert Wednesday night. Click on this article to learn more about Chez, and the performance!

High School, Middle School musicians honored as part of All-County Band

High School selections

 

Students from both the Pal-Mac Middle and High Schools took the stage over the weekend to perform as part of the All-County Band concert. Take a look!

‘It makes me even prouder to be Ukrainian’ Pal-Mac High School teacher part of student drive for Ukrainian relief efforts

Pal Mac Proud logo

Students in the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District took part in an effort to donate goods to ongoing relief efforts in Ukraine. Take a look inside the effort, and the teacher who helped lead the charge, by clicking on this article.

Students take the spotlight during Personal Project Community Showcase

 

Students present during the community showcase

 

The halls at the Pal-Mac High School were transformed into a show on Wednesday March 16. It was part of International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme’s Personal Project Community Showcase.

 

Click here to learn more about the showcase!

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS entertains on the Pal-Mac Stage!

Cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors

This year's high school musical performance took place on March 11 and 12th.

Community Connections accepting applications for sneaker distribution campaign

Flyer for the sneaker distribution

The Community Connections sneaker distribution campaign has begun for this year. Click here to learn more.

Pal-Mac senior runner to compete in New York State Indoor Track Championships

Ailena Reynolds-Diaz

Pal-Mac senior track athlete Ailena-Reynolds Diaz will be competing in the New York State Indoor Track Championships this weekend. Check out our interview with her as she talks everything from her preparation down to reflecting on career which has spanned six seasons.

From the Desk of the Superintendent: Update on masks in school (2/27/2022)

Read this bulletin from Superintendent Dr. Robert Ike regarding a change in the current New York State mask mandate in schools.

Pal-Mac girls basketball team prepares to defend Sectional Championship crown

 

The Palmyra-Macedon girls varsity basketball team is getting ready for postseason play, which includes a shot at repeating as Section Five Class B1 Champions. 

 

 

Varsity boys basketball coach Trevor Sanders named Section 5 Class B1 Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year

Palmyra-Macedon varsity boys basketball coach Trevor Sanders Friday was announced as the Section Five Class B1 Coach of the Year. Check out our interview with him.

Pal-Mac wrestler heads to New York State Championships

Wrestler Brett Rooks

 

Junior wrestler Brett Rooks will represent Pal-Mac in the New York State Championships next weekend. Check out this article to learn more about Rooks, and what's on his mind as he heads to the big stage.

Palmyra-Macedon CSD funding & NY State mask requirements February 2022

This article breaks down some of the questions you may have about the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District's funding as well as New York State's current mask mandate for schools.

Varsity swim coach Jason Stevens named Section 5 Class B Coach of the Year

Head coach

Long-time varsity swim coach Jason Stevens has been named Section Five Class B Swimming's Co-Coach of the Year. Hear what the coach says he's most proud of.

Video Health Update from Pal-Mac Superintendent Dr. Ike Feb.9, 2022

Click on this article to view a video health update from Dr. Ike

Pal-Mac swimmer sets record in Sectional Preliminary meet

Record swimmer, Jackson bay

Check out the story behind senior swimmer Jackson Bay's record-setting swim Tuesday night.

Pal-Mac High School band rocks the house during "Cabaret Night" performance Saturday night

band rocks out

 

Did you feel the beat?

 

The music was rocking Saturday night as the Pal-Mac High School Band put on its "Cabaret Night" performance in front of a crowd at the Performing Arts Center. Check out a recap of the night plus take a look at how the show came together in this article.

Pal-Mac High School band presents "Cabaret Night" on Saturday

Flyer for cabaret night

Want to rock out to a wide variety of songs and artists? Well, you'll want to check out the Pal-Mac High School band's Cabaret Night performance this Saturday! Watch a behind-the-scenes video in this article!

Attention! Afterschool activities canceled for Feb.3,2022 / No class Friday, Feb.4

Our graphic announcing a Snow Day for Friday, February 3. 2022

All afterschool activities are canceled for today, Thursday, February 3, 2022. Students should go home when school is dismissed today.

 

In addition, due to the expected snowfall and the challenging weather conditions that will result, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District will be closed Friday, February 4, 2022

Pal-Mac gives back: Performing Arts class builds, gives stage set to Sodus School District

The group does more work on the table

A group of Pal-Mac High School students teamed up with their teacher to build a number of wooden set pieces to be used in a musical in the Sodus School District. The group tells us the effort was more than just about putting everything together.

 

View how the project all came together here.

From the Desk of the Superintendent - Update on mask mandate in schools

Earlier this evening a New York State Supreme Court Judge in Nassau County struck down the Governor's mask mandate. Following the ruling, Governor Hochul released a statement indicating that her team would be “pursuing every option to reverse this immediately.” 

Pal-Mac Eagle Scout's Community Service Project

Eagle Scout Community Service Project

 

 

 

An Eagle Scout community service project brings new benches to the High School. Click for story and video.

UPDATED HEALTH GUIDELINES for the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District - January 8, 2022
Online tutoring tool now available at Pal-Mac Paper Logo

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is excited to announce the launch of an online learning tool for students in grades 6-12; this new tool is known as Paper.

Time to gear up with the Pal-Mac online apparel store Pal-Mac students wearing apparel

Order your Pal-Mac Spiritwear!