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Welcome New Teachers 2019

Learn more about our newly hired teachers for the 2019-20 school year!  Video produced by our TV/Video Class at PHS - subscribe to PSDtv on YouTube or see our videos on our Service Electric Channel 134.1


As you might have noticed, the theme for our school year calendar is Spotlight on Success.  Each month, we have highlighted - in general terms - some of the programs, services, awards and philosophy that make our District successful!

For the remainder of this school year, the Patch will now include a brief "spotlight" on a program, service, student, staff member or other information that is worth knowing about Palisades School District!  There are many from which to choose, but if you want to know more about a particular area, just send an email and we can feature it! 


Students taking Financial Literacy will learn the knowledge, skills, and processes required to make sound financial decisions and manage their own personal finances. Topics include: goals and decision making, budgeting, saving and investments, credit, money management, transportation, housing, risk protection/insurance. Speakers will be brought in to discuss specific topics based on content in each unit. All activities will be hands-on and will engage students in critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making. This class is a requirement for graduation for all students starting with the class of 2021 (our current juniors). This course will count as ½ credit of the 6.5 elective credits. 

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National Merit Scholarship Corporation Announces Commended Students

Audrey Craig, Amy Farese, Emma Flinchbaugh, and Alexander Kaiser were named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This places them in the top 50,000 students out of nearly 1.5 million eligible for the recognition. Their achievement on the PSAT that was taken last October qualified them for the Commended Student Award! Congratulations!

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Palisades Youth Basketball sign-ups are now open for boys and girls in grades K through 6. Please use this link for more information and to register. Any questions can be sent to

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10/2/19 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5:30PM in the PHS Admin. Conf. Room
10/2/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
10/9/19 - Ad Hoc Broadcast Meeting at 5:45PM in the PHS Audion
10/9/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
10/14/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting at 9AM in District Office
10/16/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
10/17/19 - Joint Operating Committee Meeting at 7PM at UBCTS
10/23/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 7:30PM in the PHS Audion
10/23/19 - Athletic Committee Meeting at 7:30PM in the PHS Audion

Agendas and Minutes are posted under Board Docs:  use this link

Public is encouraged to attend!

Become a PEARL Volunteer

ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS!  Learn more about our PEARL Senior Citizen Volunteer Program.  What is a PEARL?

Palisades resident
Earning $35,000 or less
Age 65 and over
Loves children

Seniors who wish to volunteer and receive a $600 (*) property tax rebate should contact the Community Relations Office - 610-847-5131 Donna (2401) or Ann (2446).  Proof of residency, age and income will be required.  All clearances will need to be obtained.  A minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service for the school year is required.

(*) This rate is a $100 increase over last year as recommended by our School Board.

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Click on this link for the UBCTS Fall Evening Programs Bulletin - UBCTS Course Offerings Fall 2019


9/27 - PURPLE OUT NIGHT - Wear purple on Friday 9/27 to support National Recovery Month-raise awareness of substance abuse and mental health
10/7 - Spirit Week begins at PHS
10/10 - Powder Puff Game at PHS (5:30PM) and Community Bonfire at PALMS (7PM) - Don't miss the UBCTS Food Truck! 
10/11 - Homecoming Football Game at PHS (7PM)
10/12 - Homecoming Dance at PHS (6-9 PM)
10/13 - Cybersonics Annual Basket BINGO Fundraiser
10/17 - PALMS Family Math Night (7PM)
10/18 - Teens Night Out at PALMS (6:30-8PM)
10/21 - Red Ribbon Week begins at PALMS - focus on health and well being
10/24 - Oktoberfest at PHS (6-9 PM)
10/26 & 27 - PHS Marching Band Performances at local parades - Riegelsville and Springtown respectively
10/28 - Dr. Dahlsgaard Presentation (see details below)

Visit our web calendar at for more!


Get a Free Flu Shot

FITNESS CENTER:   The Fitness Center in Palisades High School is open to the community again this year!  Our hours are:

Monday - Thursday from 5PM until 8:30PM
Saturdays from 8AM until noon

See attendant to check in - rates are $5/visit, $25/month or $200 for the entire year (September through September).  The Fitness Center is NOT open on days that are Holiday/Offices Closed  - see web calendar for dates.  NOTE:  Payment by debit/credit at the Fitness Center is coming soon!

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The Palisades Community Foundation is planning a coat drive for students and families during the month of October.  Gently used coats can be dropped off at any school location and placed in the bins provided.  Save your coats for the coat drive coming soon!


Riegelsville Story Time-Saturdays

Riegelsville Story Time Fall

Springfield Community Day

Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at Silver Creek Athletic Association’s picnic Grove to celebrate Springfield Township.  


The activities and more...


·        Performance by the Palisades Marching Band and Waterfront Blue


·        Pleasant Valley Promotions – Moon Bounce


·        Temple MedFlight Helicopter Landing


·        Tug of War


·        Dunk Booth (Weather Permitting)


·        Baseball Game between the Silver Creek Minors and Lehigh 1


·        Community Businesses and Not for Profits


·        Touch a Truck Activities and Demonstrations


·        Food by Trinity Lutheran Church, Pleasant Valley

Bookfest 2019

For a  complete schedule and more information go to Bookfest Website for Info

Tire Recycling Event

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College Planning Night - Tuesday, Oct. 15 2019

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th from 10AM-2PM.   Over 62 tons of drugs that have been collected in Bucks County through this program.  Clean out your unwanted/unused prescriptions and drop off at these locations:

Pennridge Regional PD
Grand View Hospital - at the hospital main entrance
Richland Township PD
Hilltown Township PD
Springfield Township PD - at Springfield Elementary School
Tinicum Township PD - at Wehrungs
Dublin Borough PD - at grocery store in Dublin Shopping Center
St. Luke's Hospital Quakertown - at main entrance
Quakertown PD
Perkasie PD

Save the Date

Presentation by Dr. Dahlsgaard -  "Worry Warriors: What science tells us about how to best manage our children's worries, and our own".  

Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard is Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic and the Picky Eaters Clinic at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in experimental psychology from Bryn Mawr College and received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She is also an educator, writer, and lecturer and recipient of the Pennsylvania Psychology Association's 2017 Psychology in the Media award. 


Date: October 28, 2109

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: PHS Library

Farmers Market

Zoofari Event

Trunk or Treat Flyer

Light Up The Night Halloween Event

Riegelsville Event - Legos


FAB LAB Unveiled by Bucks County IU - learn more about this project to bring technology to the students in Bucks County - Bucks IU Introduces their Mobile Fab Lab

Adventure is Waiting in Zion Hill!  Join Scouts  See attached Flyers for contact info for Cub Scouts (Girl & Boy) K-5th Grade;     

Scouts (Boy) Age 11-17; Scouts (Girl) Age 11-17.  New start up

E mail Contact     [email protected]

Boys and Girls-Scouts at Zion Hill

Join Girl Scouts:  Daisy Troop Forming at Springfield Elementary - Meeting 10/2/19 - Daisy Troop Springfield Flyer

Ottsville Fire Prevention Event:  Ottsville Fire Prevention 100419

Tinicum Elementary School Blood Drive Tinicum Blood Drive - 10/11/19

Springfield Elementary Ski Club InfoSpringfield Elem Ski Program 2019 - deadline 101119

FREE Ski Passes for Students in Grades 4 and 5Free Ski Passes Grades 4 and 5 - Ski PA

Audubon Society Halloween Event Haunted Trails 101819

Healthcare Info for Children w/CHIP:  CHIP-Strong-Brochure