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Dr. Bridget O'Connell


Please click on this link for a message from Dr. O'Connell regarding the new Science Wing at Palisades High School.  Read more here: Science Wing Renovations Begin at Palisades High School.pdf

Principal's Day

CELEBRATING OUR BUILDING PRINCIPALS!  Special thanks to our team of educational leaders in Palisades!

Palisades High School:  Rich Heffernan, Principal (19 years); Amber Schlosser, Assistant Principal (2 years)
Palisades Middle School:  Dr. Karl Scheibenhofer (14 years-PHS & PALMS);  Rich Spering (8 years)
Durham Nockamixon Elementary:  Marie Collie (8 years)
Springfield Elementary:  Scott Davis (17 years)
Tinicum Elementary:  Janet Link (29 years)

NOTE:  Years of service as a building principal/assistant

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If you or someone you know would like to receive a free meal next weekend, courtesy of Palisades Community Foundation (PCF), please fill out this form:

This meal is being provided to families in the Palisades School District thanks to the generous donations made to PCF to support those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please share this information with senior citizens who may wish to receive a meal.  You may fill out the form on their behalf and pick up the meal for them if you would like.

Meals will be distributed again on Friday, May 8th from 3-5PM at Palisades High School in a drive through fashion.  We ask that you remain in your vehicles when picking up the prepared meals for your family, friends or neighbors. 

If you are interested in donating to this COVID relief project, please mail your tax free donation to PCF at PO Box 194, Kintnersville, PA  18930 or go to to make an online donation using PayPal.

Again, if you would like to reserve meals to pick up on Friday, May 8th at PHS between 3 and 5PM, please fill out this form by the end of day on Wednesday, May 6th (that will give us enough time to prepare and package the meals for distribution on Friday).  Click here:

We are very excited to have had an outpouring of compassion and commitment to this project by our community members!  We are all proud to be a part of this project and are thankful for your support!  We hope to continue to provide weekend meals at least through the end of May.
T-shirts for a cause

Stay Safe and Donate Today!

We are raising funds to help those in need in the Palisades' community, as we all go through this tough time together. We would love to send you a comfy t-shirt showing your dedication to our community! $9 of every shirt sold goes towards helping serve others in our community.  Donate today and stay...PALISADES STRONG

Round Up at the Register

Here is one more opportunity for you! When shopping at Kimberton Whole Foods during the month of May, consider “Rounding Up at the Register” to support the PCF COVID Relief Effort - Funds will go toward the meal and support program.

Best High School


A FAN FAVORITE...Attention All Students


Monday May 4th, please stop by and pick up   NACHOS GRANDE,  A favorite for all!  Distribution at Tinicum Elementary, and the High School,  11:00AM - 12:30PM.  Just in time for Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday!  Enjoy!

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Poster Challenge - Kate Woerner 2nd Place Finish!

Kudos to Kate Woerner, PHS Senior, who came in second place for the Bucks County Women’s League of Voter’s Poster Contest!  Congratulations to Kate!  Great job!

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From Athletics - Honoring Senior Track and Field Athletes

Throughout the spring, our Athletic Department will hold virtual spring sports Senior Nights! Please click this link to view the recognition of our senior track & field student-athletes. On Monday, May 4th our Athletic Department will release the Senior Night video for the softball and baseball teams.

Another Installment of the PHS Morning Show

Business Teacher, Mr. LaFevre, worked with our students to create this week’s edition of our weekly Morning Show. Please click this link to view this week’s show. I had the opportunity to be interviewed and enjoyed sharing some thoughts and experiences in the virtual educational world.

Congratulations to Mrs. Trieu - Cash Award Granted for Her Classroom

Congratulations to Mrs. Aimee Trieu who was awarded a $500 grant by the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. Based upon her proposal and application, she will receive a $500 grant to purchase virtual goggles for her classroom.

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS CONTINUE VIRTUALLY: The Palisades School Board Committee and Regular Meetings continue virtually until further notice.  Information regarding public access to those meetings will be posted on the Monday before the meeting.  The notice will be found on our website - - we encourage the public to join us by phone for our meetings of the Board.

Upcoming Meetings in May:

05/06/20 - Policy Committee Meeting at 6PM

05/06/20 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM

05/13/20 - Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting at 6:30PM

05/18/20 - Fiscal Committee Meeting at 9AM

05/20/20 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM

05/21/20 - Joint Operating Committee at 7PM

Tail on the Trail


St. Luke's University Health Network is very excited to implement the School-Based Get Your Tail on the Trail 165 Mile Challenge! Get Your Tail on the Trail (or TOT for short) is a free program where users log their miles and earn free gear! Our biggest challenge, logging 165 miles or more, starts this Friday, May 1 and goes until November 2. If you reach 165 miles between May and November, you get a prize!

They have also added some friendly competition to this challenge. When students and their families sign up, they can select your school district, which allows St. Luke's to run reports on engagement! The school who logs the most miles from May to November will get an additional prize!

Attached to this post, you will find:


* The flier for the School Based Tail on the Trail program: School TOT.pdf

* How to sign up for Tail on the Trail and affiliate yourself with your school district: School Based TOT Sign Up.pdf
The flier for the 165 Mile Challenge: 165 TOT Challenge 2020 FINAL rev PDF.pdf
A Healthy Living Tracker which guides students to get adequate sleep, physical activity, and fruit & vegetable intake: My Healthy Living Tracker.pdf

* How to fill out the Healthy Living Tracker using Adobe Acrobat Reader: How to Fill Out Your My Health Living Tracker with Adobe Acrobat Reader.pdf

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Would you like to join the fight against COVID-19?  Do you have 3-D printers and/or laser cutters?   
With the COVID-19 virus spreading and schools closed, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s (Bucks IU’s) Mobile FAB LAB began manufacturing personal protection equipment (PPE) for local health care professionals and first responders.  Since the middle of March, more than 800 face shields have been manufactured by the Fab Lab or donated by local community members interested in helping!   To date, these face shields have been donated to the Bucks County Emergency Operations Center (for distribution to Bucks County first responders) and to local hospitals.

Demand for these face shields still remains very high.  Your help is needed! 

If you own or have access to 3-D printers and/or laser cutters, you can join the Bucks IU Mobile Fab Lab’s efforts to protect local health care professionals and first responders in their fight against COVID-19!
·       Visit our PPE-specific webpage with resources and links.

Cheerleading for Fall

Sit Up / Push Up Challenge

TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE! The Springfield Township Police Officers are challenging students to a SIT UP and PUSH UP challenge! PRIZES AWARDED!
Special thanks to Chief MacDonald and the other Springfield Township Police Officers for helping to keep students safe! Click here for more information - SPRINGFIELD TWP POLICE SIT UP AND PUSH-UP CHALLENGE


Email your challenge video to [email protected]



Wolf Post for Mental Health


Palisades friends,

You, your families and the faculty and students in the district you so faithfully support, have been on our minds. In an effort to help all of us get through these challenging times, Penn Foundation has been updating its website and social media channels on a regular basis with a variety of resources. These include Tips to Help You and Your Family Navigate Tough Times, a wide range of community resources (including student food support options), online support groups and inspirational messages of hope. Some of our clinicians have recorded tips and advice, offered mindfulness exercises and yoga and more.


We know the schools have shifted gears to online school and recognize that some families are navigating this change better than others. During this tough time, please know that Penn Foundation is here, we’re open and we’ve transformed our service delivery to continue to meet the needs of our community. Please feel free to reach out if we can help in any way. And, at the very least, please feel free to offer any of the links or resources we have online to your network.


Ways to Promote Children’s Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic