District News

Intermediate School teacher prepares to compete in IronMan World Championship triathlon

Teacher Dave Bradshaw

Long-time Pal-Mac Intermediate School phys.ed teacher Dave Bradshaw is about to compete as a triathlete on an international stage. Take a look at his journey to Hawaii, and how he got to this moment by clicking on this article.

Middle School students send cards, greet veterans during 'Honor Flight' ceremony

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Some students at the Palmyra-Macedon Middle School made the days of a whole bunch of veterans who have served our country, and they did it one card at a time. Click on this article to learn more about their effort.

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.

Primary School Officially Recognized as a 'Good Deed Award School'

Group poses with a banner that reads "Palmyra American Legion Auxillary Good Deed Award"

The Palmyra-Macedon Primary School is now officially recognized as a "Good Deed Award" school, following a ceremony held at the school Tuesday night. Learn more about the designation 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!

Middle School students raise money, donate goodie bags to local firefighters

Students pose in front of a fire truck

 

A group of Pal-Mac Middle School students made a big impact on some local heroes, with a little help from their classmates.

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 last day of school

Teachers wave as a yellow school bus drives by

Thursday marked the last day of school for the 2021-2022 school year! Check out a photo gallery by clicking on this article.

PMP celebrates 'Moving Up Day'

The children lined up

Students in the Pal-Mac Primary School's Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) celebrated a "graduation" of their own on Friday afternoon.

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.

Students honored at annual Middle School Awards

Darcy Smith stands to the left of the screen as a large projected image is up to her right.

Several students at the Pal-Mac Middle School were honored during the annual Middle School Awards ceremony at the Pal-Mac High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) Click on this article to learn more, and to view a photo gallery!

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.

Intermediate students sing along, attend Erie Canal concert as part of project

Students singing

Students at the Pal-Mac Intermediate School sang along and showed off their knowledge during a celebration of a major milestone in Wayne County Monday afternoon. Take a look at the performance by clicking on this article.

Pal-Mac Primary School students receive 'Good Deed Award' for honoring local veterans

The award

Every student at the Pal-Mac Primary School Monday received a prestigious honor as part of their effort to recognize local veterans. Click on this article to learn more about the Good Deed Award!

Intermediate School students donate more than $130 to Lollypop Farm as part of dog treat sale

Students in Ms. Lyons class are pictured with certificates they were given for donating money

A group of students at the Pal-Mac Intermediate School made a big donation to a great cause, and it was thanks in part to their hard work. Learn more about their effort here!

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 Primary School's 'Scribble Stones' project connects to the community

 

student with rock

Kindergarten students at the Pal-Mac Primary School spent weeks leading an effort to spread positivity throughout the community, one small stone at a time. Click on this article to learn more about the effort.

District launches new page on E-Cigs/Vaping

By now, you may know e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among students, which is a cause for concern.  As such, the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District created a resources page for parents. The page includes health, and school conduct-related information on E-Cigs and vaping. 

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

 

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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 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 Dollars for Scholars awards nearly $200k across 190 scholarships

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The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District, and its Dollars for Scholars program has yet again seen a record fundraising year as it prepares to distribute more than $193,000 in scholarships. Click this article to learn more about how the scholarships are broken down, as well as the special gift that's helped to achieve this milestone.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.” 

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!