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Art Show 2020


As you likely know, a bomb threat was discovered at the high school in a girls' bathroom Friday morning.  The investigation continues by both the PA State Police and the high school administration.  If you have any information about this incident, please report it to the school's administration (610-847-5131, ext. 2004), to the State Police at 215-249-9191, or you may provide an anonymous tip at 1-844-SAF2SAY.

Special thanks to the State Police for their thorough and timely work in securing our high school, to our teachers, staff and administration for keeping our students safe and stepping up to provide assistance wherever needed, to our bus garage staff for their help in evacuating students from the high school to the middle school and back in a very efficient manner, to our cafeteria staff who took care of feeding all of our students, and to our families who trusted in our communications process.  Teamwork is key!  Thanks to everyone who played a part!  You are all important members of our safety/security team!

PLEASE NOTE:  A debrief will be held by our Superintendent, Dr. O'Connell, on Monday morning with internal members of our team.  Comments and concerns expressed by parents/guardians during the incident and over the weekend will also be discussed.

REMINDER FOR YOUR CALENDAR!  GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT!  The graduation ceremony for the PHS Class of 2020 will take place on Friday, June 12th at 5:30PM.  Save the date!

Pirate Pride Logo Ben Haubert Ben Haubert DXI Champion


Jr High Wrestling Team Placers

MORE WRESTLING NEWS:  The Palisades Junior HIgh Wrestling Team competed at The Tony Iasiello District XI Junior High Tournament earlier this month. This tournament is arguably one of the most difficult Junior High tournaments in the country. Our Palisades Junior High Team placed 14th out of 42 teams and 5th among AA schools. Congratulations to all the wrestlers that competed and a special thanks to our Coaches Jesse Bordeau and Jesse Synder (both PHS Grads).

Special Congratulations to our 4 places winners for Palisades. 
Danny Haubert 1st
Cole Campbell 2nd
Ryder Campbell 5th
John Haubert 6th

Nathan Yoder
SHOUT OUT TO AN UP AND COMING PIRATE...Nathan Yoder (4th grade at Durham Nox) earned the 1st place championship earlier this month at the VEWL varsity youth wrestling tournament in the 67 lb. weight class.


Congratulations to Drew Camp, junior at PHS-she verbally committed to play Division 1 Soccer at Mount St. Mary's University.

Also, congrats to Trinity Williams, junior at PHS-she verbally committed to play Division 1 Basketball at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Outstanding achievements for these student athletes and their families!  GO PIRATES!

Soccer Scholars
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SOCCER SCHOLAR-ATHLETES:  Emma Flinchbaugh and Steven Yannett (PHS seniors) at the 2019 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Award Banquet held on 1/26/2020 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.  GREAT ACHIEVEMENT!

Debate Teams


PHS DEBATE TEAM COMPETITORS: As of mid February, the Debate Team’s standing was 12-12. Here are a few highlights this season so far: We have had 18 students participate this year with 7 students experiencing their first year of debate!

Members who have achieved at least one “perfect” round are Allison Ardito, Hailey Coughlin, Hailey Diehl, Sarah Goggin, Tim Goggin, Ally Kaiser, Camila O’Donnell, Ollie Olmstead, and Will Schulz.

We have seen incredible dedication and growth from all members this year and there are many students “to watch” as they display a great deal of potential.

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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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02/20/20 - 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 03/04/20 - Policy Committee Meeting - 5:30PM at PHS Audion 03/04/20 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM at PHS Library 03/11/20 - Education Programs and Services Meeting - 6:30PM at PHS Audion 03/16/20 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting - 9AM at District Office 03/18/20 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM at PHS Library 03/19/20 - Joint Operating Committee Meeting - 7PM at UBCTS 03/25/20 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM at PHS Audion
At the last meeting...
Lemonade Crew

At the last meeting of the School Board, Springfield's Lemonade Crew was honored for their work in raising money for local organizations. They have raised over $400 for these groups: Last Chance Ranch rescuing and rehabilitating equines, farm and domestic companion animals; Harley's Haven Dog Rescue, the Lord's Pantry in Ottsville serving nearly 500 families in the Palisades area, Springfield Elementary's Sunshine Fund for Students in Need and Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital.
They have raised this money by selling homemade lemonade at Springfield movie nights which are held monthly during the school year. Special thanks from the girls to SEPTA and to Mr. Davis for their support. Also, they couldn't do it without super custodian, Jimmy Tomkewitz.
During the last School Board Meeting, the Board approved bids for the science wing renovations. Construction will begin in certain rooms on May 11th. If all goes according to the plan, we will have the rooms back in time for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
From Rich Heffernan, Principal and Assistant to the Superintendent: "We are very excited about the upcoming renovation of our science wing at Palisades High School.  The improvements to this section of our high school will bring this wing up to date with new, state-of-the-art lab spaces and provide areas for increased student collaboration.  Many of our students are very interested in the science programs we offer, and we are thrilled to have a newly constructed, engaging space for students to learn. Many people have been involved in this process, which included budgeting to design. The following people and groups of people are thanked for their work :  Mark Chilton (Scient Teacher), Sue Mette (Science Teacher), Al Crouthamel (Director of Facilities), Dr. O'Connell (Superintendent), Drew Bishop (Business Manager), the entire science department, and the Board Facility Committee (President Musantry and Directors Hallowell and Ott)."
Our public is welcome to attend all of these School Board 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 Tickets are on sale for the PHS Musical, Cinderella! 

If you prefer to purchase with a credit card, please use our online ticket sales.
If you prefer to use cash, tickets are available at the PHS main office and will be available at the door. All seating is general admission. Show times are: Friday, March 6 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 @ 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 @ 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 @ 2 p.m. 

Click here for the cast list of the show: Cinderella Cast List

Cornhole Flyer



It's time to sign up your Cornhole Team! 

** We've lowered the registration cost (from $40 to $30 per team) and are opening it up to the high school students and their families. **

Our 1st annual tournament will be held at the PALMS gym on Friday, March 6th from 6-9pm! Kids and adults welcome. The entry fee will be $30 per team. Maximum 32 teams due to time and space constraints. GREAT CASH PRIZES and a raffle for a custom-made Cornhole set.

** Please note: A team is comprised of two people and must be one adult/one child or two children. No adult-only teams.**

Please use the following link for additional information and to sign up! This is going to be a lot of fun! We hope you'll join us!



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


PAGSL revised

Register and Pay online by clicking here:

Clinics are filling quickly, please register your player for the season and  for these opportunities.

Silver Creek Spring 2020

PAGSL Registration Info

PAYB Sign Ups

Palisades Area Youth Baseball:  Register Here

Lenape Chamber Ensemble March 7


CB Drug and Alcohol Presentation - February 24th - Awareness Event Flyer - Feb. 24

Love the Bus Essay Contest - Deadline February 28th - Do you appreciate your bus driver?  Write an essay and enter to win a gift card from Krapf Bus Company - Love the Bus Essay Contest

Upper Bucks County Technical School Evening School Program - UBCTS SPRING 2020 FLYER

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

Getting Ready for Kindergarten - Invitation for Pre-School Children and Parents/Guardians - Flyer-Discovering vocab and print - March 12

Veterinary Science I (The Normal Animal):  Classes cover the basic knowledge and skill factors for the young animal enthusiast. Youth will gain a basic understanding of animal behavior, attitudes and body systems. Participants will practice taking pulse and respiration rates, body temperatures and diagnosing the health of an animal.

 Animal Science & Veterinary Clinics:  The Bucks County 4-H Animal and Veterinary Science Clinics will be a six-week intensive study available for 4-H youth. The clinics will take place on-site at area facilities related to animal care. Youth participants should share a well-established interest in animal science and be very inquisitive and curious about the material covered during the clinics. Participants will also learn about careers related to animal science.

Flyers for programs and more about 4H - Vet Clinics Schedule 2020.pdf and 2020 4H Veterinary Science 1 Class.pdf

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

Plumstead Hawks Spring Baseball Registration - Plumstead Registration Info Flyer 2020

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

PSD's Summer Recreation Program (K-5) and Summer Purple and Gold Dates (Grades 6-8) are scheduled.  July 13th through August 14th - 5 weeks of summer fun!  The camps are scheduled for 5 days - Monday through Friday this year!  Stay tuned for more info!