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Fall Play 2019

Annual Student Directed Play...On Stage at PHS the Weekend before Thanksgiving Break!  Family Friendly! Don't Miss It!  One Weekend ONLY!

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Congratulations to Rory Sayre (PHS), Chantel Latham (PALMS), Cora Urban (Springfield), and Lilly Clifford (Springfield) for their participation in the 2019 BCMEA String Day on November 2nd.  These students joined over 100 other top Bucks County orchestra students to learn music and perform in a concert all in one day.  Our students came ready to work, were well behaved, and truly represented some of our amazing talent within Palisades!  Please join us in extending them a congratulations for all of their hard work and accomplishments!  Photo above:  Mr. McGorrey with Cora and Lilly at the event.

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THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT:  Mrs. Carol Clemens, School Board Director

Mrs. Clemens has been a School Board of Director for the past 32 years!  Serving as a volunteer on the School Board, Mrs. Clemens has undeniably been a force on the Board, although she is a very patient and kind person.  She served as Board Secretary for most of her tenure on the School Board and also served as the Palisades School Board representative on the Bucks County Intermediate Unit's Board.  Carol also chaired the Education Programs and Services sub-committee of the Palisades School Board.

Carol Clemens Retirement

Her leadership and fiscal conservatism is revered by all who have served on the Board with her and by those administrators and staff who have worked with her throughout her many terms.  At the School Board meeting this past week, Carol was referred to by Rebecca Robert-Malamis, Deputy Director of the Bucks IU, as the "Grande Dame - a woman of influential position within a particular sphere".  No truer words could be said of Mrs. Clemens.  She has been extremely influential over the many years of service in the support of our students and the district overall.  We will truly miss Carol's input and dedication, however, we all wish her many sunny days on the beach in her retirement!  A heartfelt thanks goes out to you Carol!  Be well!

Photo Above L to R:  Bob Musantry (SB President), Dr. Bridget O'Connell (Superintendent), Carol Clemens (Honored SB Director), Karen Devine (PSBA Representative) and Rebecca Robert-Malamis (Bucks County IU)


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Good Luck Marching Band

This Saturday, the Marching Band will travel to Hershey, PA to compete in the Cavalcade of Bands Grand Championship. This championship event is the State Championship for our outstanding Marching Band! The band will depart the high school at 10:25 AM with a special escort from the Springtown and Ottsville Volunteer Fire companies! Good Luck Marching Pirates!

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team

Last weekend, the Boys Cross Country Team competed in the PIAA Championship in Hershey, PA. Freshman Thomas Smigo placed 7th while the team placed 16th. Congratulations for a great season!

Scholar’s Bowl Team

The Scholar's Bowl team will be competing on Sunday, November 10th at the Morristown-Beard NAQT invitational tournament. Good Luck! 

Vaping Information Presentation

We have all heard or seen the reports regarding the health risks that “vaping” causes. On Tuesday, November 26th, Dr. Corwin from St. Luke’s University Health Network will give a presentation to our high school students on this topic.

Please click Palisades Vaping Assembly Flyer.pdf view the brochure that outlines the presentation. We will have a parent presentation later this year. Once we have identified a date and time, we will be notifying parents. 

Ski & Snowboard Club

Attention all skiers and boarders! Ski club registration forms are available for any student (and their families) looking to ski at Camelback this winter.  Please go to the high school lobby or click this link to get yours today.  Forms and payment are due back in the main office by November 19th.

Key Club Promotes Evening Blood Drive:

Please sign up for the evening blood drive through Miller Keystone at Palisades Middle School on the evening of Wednesday November 13th from 3:00 - 7:00PM. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Miller Keystone grants a scholarship every year to a senior from Palisades High School. The more donations that we can get, the higher the value of the scholarship. Plus, your donation through Miller Keystone saves lives in our area. Please use this link to sign up for a time to donate and please bring Photo ID with you to the donation. 


Last Chance Ranch

Three students from Springfield Elementary are selling lemonade at the monthly movie nights held at their school.  The monies raised are being donated to local charities - last month's donation went to Last Chance Ranch, and this month's will go to Harley's Haven (both local animal rescues).  Thanks ladies for your efforts on behalf of your elementary school!  (Students in photo above:  Willa Mansfeld, Gabby Holmes and Payson Godoy)

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11/13/19 - Ad Hoc Broadcast Committee Meeting at 5:45PM in the PHS Audion
11/13/19 - Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
11/20/19 - Fiscal Committee Meeting at 6PM in the PHS Library (budget presentations begin)
11/20/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
11/21/19 - Joint Operating Committee Meeting at 7PM at UBCTS

NOTE:  The public is invited to attend the upcoming Budget Presentations scheduled for November 20, December 2 and December 18, all at 6PM in the high school library.  Highlights of the budget presentations will be posted on our Website under School Board/Budget Presentations -

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

What Did You Miss at the Last PSD SB Meeting?

National Merit Scholar Honorees - Emma Flinchbaugh and Amy Farese - in the top 50,000 students in the nation!
Carol Clemens retires from her position on the board after 32 years
Presentation by Amber Schlosser and Donna Holmes - Grants in Action at PHS - how grant monies have been used for programming and equipment at PHS
PHS AP Biology Trip Approved to Baja Sur in late May
Estimated cost of new science wing at PHS will be prepared by Boyle (approved construction management firm)
Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion information will be sent to those property owners in the district who would qualify and are not already approved

Meeting Agenda for November 6, 2019

The public is encouraged to attend all meetings of the Palisades School Board; meetings on Wednesdays during the school year - check for dates and times.


11/9 - PCF Coat Distribution from 8AM to noon
11/13 - Various dates - Parent Teacher Confs. - info sent by building principals
11/16-23 - Stuff the Bus
11/22 - PHS Fall Play (NEW DATE)
11/24 - PHS Fall Play 2PM (NEW DATE AND TIME)
11/26 - 1/2 Day for Students
12/2 - Student Holiday/In-service Day

Visit our web calendar at for band competitions, sports and other activities!

Classes forming now!  Don't miss your chance to join the fun!

Click on this link for registration and course information!  

Community School Programs Fall 2019

For a listing by date, please click here:
Fall Community School Schedule 2019-2020 rev4.pdf

One more session with the Groundwater group:

Groundwater Presentation

The Bridgeton-Nockamixon-Tinicum Groundwater Management Committee (BNTGMC) will be presenting Our Community Water Monitoring Network: Partners and Applications, a Palisades School District Community School course, at Palisades High School on Monday 11/25, 7:30-9:00 PM. The course is FREE to the public.

Water supply in our townships is drawn from home wells and disposed via septic tanks. The seminar will present local volunteer and government efforts to manage our water, avoiding overuse, avoiding drought effects, contaminated wells, and promoting citizen stewardship! Learn about hydrology basics and the data collection programs of BNTGMC. Bring along a phone, tablet, or laptop to access the various websites that archive data and provide general information. 

Presenters include Dr. Art Baehr, retired USGS hydrologist, Dr. Stephen Donovan, Chair of Nockamixon EAC, and Todd Stone, President of the Gallows Run Watershed Association and Chair of the BNTGMC.


Spaghetti Dinner

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:30-7:00
75 Headquarters Road
Erwinna, PA 18920
Adults - $10.00
Senior Citizens and Emergency Personnel - $9.00
Children ages 7-12 - $7.00
Children 6 and under eat FREE!
Take-out is available for $11.00

Thank you for helping our first responders support the community 

See   for more details 


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Many coats available - all sizes!  Thanks to everyone who donated!



Traditional Bookmaking

Learn traditional styles of bookmaking by joining local paper artist, Valerie Martz, to customize and create your own hard-bound everyday journal and miniature hand-stitched signature mini-book

Materials and tools provided

Class will be held in the historic Durham Mill on November 23d from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   Class limited to ten students.

Free mill tour provided following the class. Additional artwork (suitable for holiday gift giving) will be available for purchase.

Cost $50.00 per person. 

Pre-registration required. 

Register early on-line at [email protected] or by sending a personal check to: 

Durham Historical Society, PO Box 52, Durham, PA 18039. 

Proceeds will go to the Mill restoration fund.

CRiegelsville Story Time-Saturdays

Riegelsville Story Time Fall

BINGO Night in November


Thanksgiving Pies for Costa Rica FundraiserCR Trip Pie Order Form 110319.pdf - Payment is Due November 14

Volunteers Needed!  Tinicum ClubhouseClubhouse - 2019-2020 Flyer 2019

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

Palisades Community Chorus Poster Contest Poster Contest 2020 - deadline is November 12

Lenape Chamber EnsembleLenape Chamber Ensemble-Concert in the Round - 
November 16 Concert in the Round for children ages 4 - 12.

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