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Cheerleaders Recognized for Fundraising Efforts

PHS Cheerleaders Recognized

This week, our PHS cheerleaders were recognized by the PA Breast Cancer Coalition for their efforts raising money for Breast Cancer Research. During the fall season, the cheerleaders sold pink t-shirts and donated the proceeds to the organization. Thank you to the many community members that bought the pink t-shirts and congratulations cheerleaders!

PHS 2020-21 Course Registration

On Monday, 9th, 10th, & 11th grade students learned about the process to register for courses they would like to take during the 2020-21 school year. During these meetings, the students received information about our Advanced Placement courses and application timelines, career pathways, technical school programming, college certificates and dual enrollment programs. Please click the link to view the presentation that was shared with the students. Next week, a letter that details the process will be emailed to parents and guardians. 

Listed below are a few links that will help you navigate through the course registration process:

Click this LINK for the 2020-21 Curriculum Guide

Click this LINK for the 2020-21 Advanced Placement Applications and other related information

Click this LINK for the video that helps explain the online registration process

SHOUT OUT!  PHS Wrestlers Win Medals at Top Hat Tournament

Last weekend, our wrestling team competed in the Top Hat Tournament in Williamsport, PA. The following wrestlers won medals, which includes the following:  120- Ashton Campbell 3rd Place, 145- Jon DeNato 7th Place, 152- Mason Smeland 6th Place, 170- Ben Haubert 4th Place, 195- Gavin Kreschollek 7th Place.  

All winter sports are now in full swing. Please click this link for a full list of winter sports schedules.


Chromebook Insurance

A second window will be open for Chromebook Insurance - 1/2 - 1/17/2020
Use this link to purchase insurance for your student's chromebook:

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Holiday Music

Upcoming FREE Concerts:  Just 2 more chance to enjoy!

12/17 - PALMS Winter Band/Orchestra Concert 7PM
12/19 - Elementary Winter Concert @ PHS at 7PM

KUDOS to all of our student performers and to our teachers who are devoted to them!  You all make the season bright!

Colorguard Members Needed

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Spotlight on Emotional Wellness and Support for Students:
Emotional wellness and support for our students continues to be a focus of attention for us and is an important area of attention of our Comprehensive Plan that will be in place through 2023.
This year, we added a new counseling position for our elementary schools which means that we now have a school counselor employed in each of our elementary buildings, one counselor in our middle school and two serving high school students. Along with the support our students receive from our school counselors, teachers, staff, nurses and administrators, we have two full-time school psychologists and one part-time social worker serving students in our district. We
also contract services and rely on relationships we have developed with outside agencies/providers to assist students.

In addition to becoming a Trauma Informed district, we have many age-appropriate programs in place at the elementary, middle and high school levels to help support our students' social and emotional well-being. The programs listed below are a sampling of the programs we use and provide necessary resources and tools for students. This is not a comprehensive list, but it will give you an idea of many of the programs we use in our schools. Below that list are a number of training programs in which our teachers and staff have participated.
Programs Implemented:
AlcoholEDU - https//

Check and Connect -

Life Skills - 

Responsive Classroom -

Restorative Practices -

Safe 2 Say Something -

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12/18/19 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5PM in the PHS Administrative Conference Room - RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 22
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 next Budget Presentation scheduled for December 18th, 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.

ESS Hiring Event

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:

EOE ymca hiring flyer Open to the Palisades community for our before and after school programs at Springfield and Tinicum Elementary Schools.


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St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus will open on December 14, 2019.

On December 14, 2019, the current Emergency Room at St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus will relocate to the new Upper Bucks Campus.

Upon the opening of St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus on December 14, 2019, NO emergency services will be available at St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus, 1021 Park Avenue, Quakertown.

Minecraft Event for Families
Calling all Minecrafters!

Join PCCY (Public Citizens for Children and Youth) for:

Minefaire: An Official MINECRAFT Community Event at the Academy of Natural Sciences on December 28-29, 2019!

At the event, MINECRAFT Players and Their Families will:

  • Compete in tournaments and build battles
  • Show off their Minecraft best in a costume contest
  • See live stage shows
  • Shop at the World's Largest Official MINECRAFT Merch Store
  • Score Minefaire event exclusives
  • Solve your way out of the MINECRAFT Escape Room
  • Experience MINECRAFT with Acer VR Mixed Reality Headsets
  • Show off your creativity in the LEGO building zones and more!

Tickets start at $25. But wait – with PCCY’s discount code: PCCY15 – you can get 15% off!

Learn more and get your tickets today at:


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Riegelsville Inn Brunch

Check out the FB page for Riegelsville Inn or for tickets.

Riegelsville Christmas Sale