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Graduation June 12, 2020

The graduation ceremony for the PHS Class of 2020 will take place on Friday, June 12th at 5:30PM.  Save the date!

National School Counselors' Week


We are thrilled to have opened all of our schools with one full time counselor at each elementary school, one full time counselor at the middle school and two full time counselors at the high school.  As educational leaders and advocates for children, our counselors help support all of our students at all times - when things are good and when they are a little off.  We have exceptional school counselors who DO their best to help our kiddos BE their best!  Thanks for all that you do - Jaclyn Williams (Durham Nox), Amy Doll (Springfield), Allison Dorward (Tinicum), Amber Blocher (PALMS) and Monica Losinno and Lori Tirjan (PHS)

From the American School Counselors Association:

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is celebrated from Feb. 3–7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 

Our school counselors “implement comprehensive school counseling programs, are a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century,”    

We thank counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, post-secondary and social/emotional development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. School counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master’s degree in school counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.

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Ashton Foster     Jamie Patterson

PHS Music Students Receive Honors

During the past few weeks, our music students have been achieving at the highest levels across the county and state. Listed below are the honors Jaime Patterson and Ash Foster have received:

Selected to PMEA District Choir:  Jamie Patterson and Ash Foster

Selected to PMEA Region Choir:  Ash Foster

Selected to PMEA All State Jazz Choir:  Jamie Patterson

Wrestling Team Scores TWO Upset Wins at District XI Duals

Last week we shared information regarding our wrestling teams upset victories in the District XI Team Duals. Overall, the team finished 4th in the tournament! Congratulations to our wrestlers!  GO PIRATES!

Basketball Double-header: Last Tuesday, our boys and girls basketball teams hosted a double header against Saucon Valley. The event was fun and energetic! Girls win 43-27 and the boys were upset 62-46. Check out some of the photos from our parent photographer-thanks Mrs. Dawn Smigo! CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - or click page link on left. Trinity Williams

Trinity Williams - 
Basketball Athlete 

Trinity is closing in on 1000 pts and only in her Junior year! 

2017-2018: 262 (points) 215 (rebounds)

2018-2019: 355 (points) 237 (rebounds)

2019-2020: 302 (points) 171 (rebounds)
Total:  919 (points) 623 (rebounds) as of 2/3/20

Coach Dietz’s Comments:


Trinity is an all-around player who is asked to be involved in every facet of the game. She is expected to handle the ball in pressure situations, be a force on the boards by rebounding, as well as a natural scorer from both inside the paint and from the perimeter.  Her leadership qualities and passion for the game are some of her strongest assets she brings to the team and the game of basketball. 

Job Fair Info


Bowling - Tuesdays - 2/25 - 3/24
Swimming (waiver required) - 3/4 - 4/1
Roller Skating - 2/27 - 3/26

Free Fall Trampoline Park - 2/24
Laser Tag - 3/2
Earl Bowl - 3/9
Doylestown Rock Gym - 3/16
Sports/Games and Pizza - 3/23

You can register online at - you will be prompted to create an account; or download the attached flyers and send in with a check to your child's school office.  Checks are made payable to Palisades School District.

kindergarten registration 20-21

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION NOW ONLINE! Incoming kindergarten students must be age 5 before September 1, 2020.  The new student link is now posted on our website! The screening dates will be March 24, 26 and April 6 from 4-7:30PM and March 27 from 8:45AM until 3:15PM at Palisades Middle School. Kindergarten screening will take approximately 30 minutes. Using the link below, please complete your child's registration and make the appointment for you and your child. In addition to the screening and presenting any needed paperwork, a nurse and counselor will be available on those dates for any questions or concerns you may have.

Letter to Parents/Guardians of school-aged children:  Registration 2020-21
Registration info:  CLICK HERE

If you are registering a student for kindergarten, we do require a copy of the child’s birth certificate, an immunization record and three (3) proofs of residency - a lease or property tax bill, along with two other forms, ie., driver’s license, insurance, utility bill, etc.  If the child and family are living with a resident, the attached form (page 1 only) must be submitted in place of the lease/tax bill. Questions? Please contact Ann or Donna in the Community Relations Office, ext. 2446 or 2401.

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02/12/20 - Education Programs and Services Meeting - 6:30PM at PHS Audion 02/17/20 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM at District Office 02/19/20 - Regular Board Meeting - 7PM at PHS Library 02/20/20 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM at UBCTS 02/26/20 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM at PHS Audion 02/26/20 - Athletic Committee Meeting - 7:30PM at PHS Audion
At last meeting...
Thomas Smigo - DXI Champion
Freshman, Thomas Smigo, was recognized for being the District XI Champion in Cross Country this year and being named the top freshman in the state!
(pictured with AD, Brian Gilbert and Coach Todd Kellman)
Marching Band
The PHS Marching Band was recognized for their competition performances this year including the Cavalcade of Bands - American A Division.
(participants, Director Abel Maldonado and Principal Heffernan pictured)
Our public is welcome to attend all of these meetings! Please check on our web site for agendas/minutes (search by date of meeting) to see what items were voted on by the board - Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
PHS Musical Cinderella


FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - League of Women Voters Holding High School Poster Contest

The League of Women Voters of Bucks County invites Bucks County high school seniors to enter the 2020 High School Senior Poster Contest. The contest is open to students enrolled in their senior year in a Bucks County public or private high school or in their senior year of home-schooling in Bucks County.

Students are asked to create posters illustrating their feelings about voting and the democratic process, in keeping with this year’s theme “What Voting Means to Me.” The posters must be nonpartisan and free from political bias and affiliation. The contest is now open and the deadline is February 28.  An independent panel of recognized representatives from the local art community, collegiate art education and the League of Women Voters will judge the art on relevant criteria. The winner will be announced April 30. A $500 prize will be awarded.

Official contest rules, entry form and model release for the 2020 High School Senior Poster Contest can be found at .

Breakfast with Easter Bunny


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Join our winning team for the 2020 season! The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs are looking to hire hundreds of game day employees across a variety of departments. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work 70 Iron Pigs home baseball games, as well as other special events at Coca-Cola Park. 

Silver Creek Spring 2020

PAGSL Registration Info

PAYB Sign Ups

Palisades Area Youth Baseball:  Register Here


Designer Bag BINGO - Benefits PHS Baseball - Baseball Designer Bag BINGO-March 8th

American Red Cross-Bucks County Heroes - Nomination Form Bucks County Heroes - deadline March 15

At A Glance-School Calendar 2020-21:  2020-2021 District Calendar approved 1.15.2020.pdf

What would it be like if animals could be teachers, principals, or school staff?  The only limit is your imagination!  ESS Art Contest for students - Art Contest Registration-Deadline 3/20/20

Cinderella is coming soon to PHS as this year's Spring musical:  Be a patron - Musical Ad Form

Girl Scouts...Skills Today...Success Tomorrow - Information Nights at Tinicum Elem. (2/10/20) and Durham Elem. (2/20/20) - Girl Scouts Information Sessions

Health Screening Event - Palisades Community Bible Church - Life Line Screening at PCBC - 02/17/20

Plumstead Hawks Spring Baseball Registration - Plumstead Registration Info Flyer 2020

Adventure Light Youth Fundraiser (Teachers $25 for 3PM Show) Feb. 22 - Adult Comedy Show Flyer - Dinner and the Show 

Thinking About Summer?  Plan your child's adventure - 2020 Bucks Camp Expo school flyer.pdf

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