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Veterans Day Celebration at Tinicum

At Tinicum,  on Monday, in honor of Veteran’s Day, we were joined by 15 veterans who are relatives of our students. These students and their veteran guests enjoyed a breakfast sponsored by the Tinicum staff, and the veterans then enjoyed being honored and celebrated by all of our students during a Veteran’s Day assembly. Thank you to all students who participated, and most importantly, thank you for your service, veterans!  (Please note:  all of our schools celebrated Veterans Day, as is our custom each year.

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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In Palisades School District, the work of our local emergency management personnel and first responders is important to all of us.  Covering 100 square miles in Palisades, these committed individuals serve and protect the residents in our district and for that we are truly thankful.

Each school year, our Superintendent, Dr. O’Connell, holds a minimum of two meetings with representatives from the local emergency management organizations including local fire departments, township representatives, legislators and police.  At these meetings, Palisades school district administration and these representatives discuss national, regional and local trends affecting safety and security in our schools. If an emergency situation were to occur, the group will come together to debrief and discuss how the situation was handled and what can be done to improve our response and better serve our students and staff.

The relationships with local emergency management organizations in our community are important and are continually nurtured. Regular conversations and contact occur throughout the year with these individuals.  As a district, we encourage our local police and other representatives of these organizations to visit our schools and to participate in our safety and security walkthroughs. These individuals are often in our schools and interact with students, staff and administrators.

Through this “open door policy” with local our first responders, we maintain important relationships to help keep our buildings safe.

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PHS Marching Band

PHS Marching Band - UPDATE

This Saturday, the Marching Band traveled 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 placed 2nd overall with an outstanding performance!  Kudos to our Pirates Marching Band!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - 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.

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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
12/02/19 - School Board Reorganization and Regular School Board Meeting (Monday) at 7PM in the PHS Library (budget presentations begin at 6PM)
12/04/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
12/04/19 - Athletic Committee Meeting at 7:30PM in the PHS Audion
12/16/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting at 9AM in the District Office Conference Room
12/18/19 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5PM in the PHS Administrative Conference Room
12/18/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library (budget presentations begin at 6PM)
12/19/19 - Joint Operating Committee at 7PM in the UBCTS Administrative Conference Room

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

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.


11/16-23 - Stuff the Bus - PHS Marching Band Fundraiser (see details below)
11/22 - PHS Fall Play 7PM
11/24 - PHS Fall Play 2PM (NEW DATE AND TIME)
11/26 - 1/2 Day for Students
12/2 - Student Holiday/In-service Day
12/5 - PHS Winter Concert 7PM
12/5 - Tinicum Kids Crafter Market 6PM
12/9 - PACT Meeting 9AM at PHS
12/9 - DN, TN AND SEPTA PTA/O Meetings (check calendar for times)
12/12 - PALMS Winter Vocal Concert
12/13 - PALMS Teens Night Out 6:30PM
12/13 - SPR Barnes and Noble Night 6PM at Promenade
12/17 - PALMS Winter Band/Orchestra Concert 7PM
12/19 - Elementary Winter Concert at PHS
12/23-1/1 - Student/Staff Holiday Break

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

Substitute Nurses Needed

Substitute School Nurses:  Palisades School District is in need of substitute school nurses to cover school buildings and for field trips.  Building coverage responsibilities involve overseeing the building’s health office, dispensing medications, caring for emerging illnesses or injuries, implementing health care plans, etc.  Field trip responsibilities typically include coordinating with the building nurse regarding medication needs for the trip, and implementation of health care plans, if appropriate. Substitute nurses are paid $19.25 per hour.

Flexible schedule.  Requirement: RN license with medication dispensing certification, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.  Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest, resume, copy of nursing license and certifications, and required clearances (Act 24, 34, 114, and 151 current within a year) and disclosure form to Eric Gladfelter, Director of Pupil Services at [email protected].  

Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.

Link to clearances:


COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS CONTINUE...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.


Saturday - November 16th - 8 am to 2 pm
Monday - November 18th - 5 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday - November 19th - 5 pm to 8 pm
Wednesday - November 20th - 5 pm to 8 pm
Thursday - November 21st - 5 pm to 8 pm
Friday - November 22nd - 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday - November 23rd - 8 am to 2 pm

Acceptable Items:  Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages

Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, New Diapers, and Swimwear.



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.

Fall Used Book Sale

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Breakfast with Santa

Gingerbread House at Riegelsville



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

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

Distracted Driving Article