Weekly Roundup: Palmyra schools’ strategic plan and image top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Palmyra this week.

Superintendent of Schools Brian McBrian reviews the district’s strategic plan, and a local group is working on changing Palmyra High School’s image. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Superintendent discusses the success of district’s strategic plan

Superintendent Brian McBride introduced the Palmyra School District’s strategic plan for review during his report at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 12. While the plan maps out five years, McBride said progress should be looked at one year at a time. He said this gives the district the opportunity to ask if the actions it took over the course of a year were successful and see if its mission statement remains relevant.

Changing perceptions of Palmyra High School

Riverton resident Jody Demas said when she and a group of fellow parents heard outdated word-of-mouth circulating about Palmyra High School two years ago, they knew it was time to set the record straight. They formed the Palmyra High School Foundation for Educational Excellence, a non-profit charity to support Palmyra High School. The organization’s goal is to distribute accurate information about the high school and raise funds to ensure the school remains up-to-date.

Top Palmyra students honored at the Merion

The Burlington County Principals and Supervisors Association held their annual academic awards dinner Thursday, April 6 at The Merion in Cinnaminson. The top students from grades ten to twelve were honored from schools in Burlington County. Honored Thursday night from Palmyra High School were Julia Adams, tenth grade, Ethan Martin, eleventh grade and Sydney Ogozalek, twelfth grade.