District News

Community leader bequeaths $650,000 to Pal-Mac Dollars For Scholars

Pat Brockhuzen

A beloved community left behind the largest private donation  Pal-Mac's Dollar for Scholars has ever received. Click on this article to learn more.

Pal-Mac voters approve 2022-23 school budget

Pal-Mac voters have approved the 2022-23 school year budget. Click on this article to learn more.

'Jar Wars' brings in more than $50 to benefit Community Connections

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A local organization that supplies goods to families in need just got a boost from students at the Pal-Mac Middle School. Click on this article to learn more!

STATEMENT: Report of weapon on Pal-Mac School Bus investigated

Our statement regarding the report of a weapon on school bus can be viewed in full here.

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!

GOVERNOR HOCHUL DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF TO HONOR VICTIMS OF TOPS SUPERMARKET SHOOTING IN BUFFALO
2022-2023 DISTRICT-WIDE SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN, PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROTOCOLS AND the CODE OF CONDUCT

A copy of the proposed plans for the 2022-2023 school year is available for review.  

Pal-Mac Health and Safety Update

Pal-Mac Health and Safety Update

May 10, 2022

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!

Pal-Mac 2022 Spring Magazine is here!

Mag cover

It's here. The 2022 Pal-Mac Spring Magazine has been released. Click on this article to learn more!

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!

Students selling "Fresh Doggie Delight" dog treats for a good cause

 

 

Three of the students involved in the project 

Students in Ms.Lyons' class are running a sale of their "Fresh Doggie Delights" dog treats, and it's all for a good cause. Learn more about the sale in this article.

Pal-Mac Primary School celebrates Earth Day with sunflower planting!

Student showing off their Sunflowers

Friday marked Earth Day across the world, and a celebration happened right in our own backyard at the Pal-Mac Primary School! Students had the chance to plant their own Sunflowers!

 

 

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!

Pal-Mac receives Utica National 2022 School Safety Excellence Award

A graphic made up for the safety award

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District has received the Utica National 2022 School Safety Excellence Award. Click on this article to learn more about the honor.

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!

‘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.

2022 National Junior Honor Society members inducted

The newest inductees!

The newest inductees into Pal-Mac's National Junior Honor Society chapter have been announced! Check out this article to see the full list.

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!

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.

Intermediate, Middle School students perform as part of All County Band/Chorus

The 5th and 6th grade band performing

 

Students from both the Pal-Mac Primary and Middle Schools took the stage over the weekend to perform as part of the Elementary All-County Band and Chorus Festival.

Universal Pre-K/Kindergarten registration underway

 

Promotional UPK image

It's that time of year again! Registration for the Palmyra-Macedon Universal Pre-K and Kindergarten programs are now underway. Check out more info, plus a preview video by clicking on this article.

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.

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.

Pal-Mac Middle School student wins two gold medals in Special Olympics Winter Games

Rory with her medal

 

Pal-Mac Middle School student and ice skater Rory Palmer took home not one, but two gold medals over the last two weekends! Click on this story to learn more.

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 Middle School student to compete in Regional, State Special Olympics

Rory Palmer

A Pal-Mac Middle School student and figure skater will soon represent the region on the big stage, on ice. Find out more about Rory Palmer's story here.
 

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

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

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.” 

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.

Pal-Mac monitoring social media trend

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is aware of a social media trend circulating throughout the country which threatens violence in schools.

2021-22 process for weather-related school closures

Please review the information below regarding school closures due to inclement weather for the 2021-22.

Newark Pilots establish Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars scholarship DFS Logo

Steve and Carol Szatko, owners of the Newark Pilots Baseball team, have established a Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars scholarship in the amount of $500. The newly created scholarship will be presented to a graduating senior at the Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony which is held annually in June.

IB Education for all students set Pal-Mac apart IB Logo

All students will receive a world-class, relevant education. That’s the mission of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District each and every day.

Additional Pal-Mac logo approved Additional Red Raider Logo

At the September Board of Education meeting, an additional Pal-Mac logo was approved.

Pal-Mac enhancing use of ParentSquare app for 2021-22 school year ParentSquare Logo

After a successful rollout of the ParentSquare App last school year, the district will be transitioning much of its correspondence for the 2021-22 school year to the ParentSquare App.

Fall 2021: Note from the Superintendent Pal-Mac Logo

Do we truly know the difference between presence and belonging? Is it simply enough to be present and in attendance? It is not. Humans need a sense of belonging.

Palmyra-Macedon Central School District 2021-22 Reopening Plan

Enclosed is the 2021-22 Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Reopening Plan. The plan represents continuing efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Doing so decreases chances of quarantines and school closures.

Pal-Mac Masking Guidelines

Given the new information from the CDC (July 27, 2021), “to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others” masks are required indoors unless WCPH determines that the Level of Community Transmission is Low, and with exceptions described below. Levels of transmission are designated by the CDC and confirmed in consultation with WCPH. 

Digital portfolios chronicle middle school life Students working on digital portfolios

Digital native. It’s a buzzword often used to describe the generation of students that currently roam the halls of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. The generation has grown up with technology at its fingertips, and it seems almost everything the generation now does involves technology in some way.

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

Order your Pal-Mac Spiritwear!

Student Survey Guiding Program Expansion

In 2013, the Wayne County Partnership for Strengthening Families collaborated with school districts throughout the county to administer its first Risk and Protective Factors Survey (Evalumetrics Youth Survey). The county-wide survey, created to gather information anonymously from students to identify critical health behaviors such as mental health challenges and substance abuse, has been an invaluable tool to districts throughout the county including the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District.