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PATRIOT LEAGUE ANNOUNCES TRAILBLAZERS OF DISTINCTION:  Congratulations to Award Winner, Superintendent Dr. Bridget O'Connell:

The Patriot League in conjunction with its 10 full-member institutions has announced its Trailblazers of Distinction to recognize the accomplishments of some of their most impactful women leaders during the Title IX era.
The League worked closely with staff from each of its institutions to identify and honor individual women and memorable teams for contributions to their respective athletics departments, campuses and society at large. The Trailblazers of Distinction were selected in concurrence with the Patriot League's yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.
Each Trailblazer of Distinction represents the Patriot League's vision for their achievement of athletic potential in addition to values of integrity, character and personal development. Collectively, the women and teams recognized have served as shining examples of the importance of the journey toward inclusion and gender equity.

For the full article:  PRESS RELEASE

Pictured above with other award winners and a few surprise guests:  Board President Bob Musantry, and his wife Trish; Rich Heffernan and yours truly!  Great celebration!  Congrats to Dr. O'Connell on this distinguished recognition!


After School Activities Programs are now open for Registration!  Several activities have a limit of students accepted!  Don't miss 5 weeks of fun this March...Bowling, Cooking, Swimming, Sports or Roller Skating!

Click on this link for more information and registration:  PSD After School Activities Program - NOTE Springfield Cooking Club is full!

Guys and Dolls

IT'S A WRAP...A Note from Director McGorrey

I wanted to thank you for the great reception to our students' performance of Guys and Dolls Jr.! Our cast and crew did an amazing job bringing the story to life, and I'm very proud of them. :)

I've had a few people ask me if there was a recording -- there was an available recording license for this one, so we took advantage of it. The recording is located here

Kiss Me Kate Logo

**Our spring musical, "Kiss Me, Kate!" runs March 2nd+3rd (7PM) and March 4th (2PM)**

Over 70 students and staff have been diligently preparing over the past few months, and we can't wait to share the production with our community!

"Kiss Me, Kate" was last produced here at PHS in 1999, and is a classic Cole Porter musical featuring familiar tunes such as "Another Openin', Another Show", "Too Darn Hot", and "Tom, Dick, or Harry". The plot revolves around the romantic and professional lives of a divorced couple, Fred and Lilli, who are co-starring in a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew''. As they perform, the tensions from their past relationship surface, complicating their present lives on and off the stage. Comedic Gangsters loom throughout the show to collect their I.O.U.'s, but the show must go on at any cost. This 'show within a show' earned the first ever Tony Award for best musical in 1949, and is sure to entertain, challenge, and inspire you with its memorable songs. We hope you will "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" and join us!

Community School Programs

DON'T MISS THIS...Self-Defense for Middle School Students:
This class has a strong emphasis on environment and situational awareness. The instructor is Daryl Kennedy.  A parent is welcome and encouraged to attend with their child.

Date: 2/15/23
$25 per student 
Class size - limited to 12 students (1 parent allowed to accompany)
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: PHS Cafeteria

Tuesdays - 2/28/23 - 3/28/23
PHS Purple Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $25 for 5 weeks or pay $5/week
Walk ins welcome

Thursdays - 2/23/23 - 3/30/23
PHS Purple Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $30 for 6 weeks or pay $5/week
Walk ins welcome


Tuesdays -1/3/23 - 2/28/23
8 sessions
PHS Cafeteria
Dance your way to a healthy you!

To register online w/My School Bucks:  Community School Programs
Or email [email protected]


School Board Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:
02/08/2023 - Education Programs and Services - 6:30PM PHS Library
02/13/2023 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM District Office
02/15/2023 - Policy Committee - 5:3PM PHS Library
02/15/2023 - Regular Board Meeting - 7PM PHS (TBD)
02/16/2023 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM - UBCTS Conf. Room
02/21/2023 - BCIU Board Meeting - 7PM - Bucks County IU Board Room
02/22/2023 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM PHS Library
02/22/2023 - Athletics Committee Meeting - 7:30PM PHS Library

Pirate Updates

Class of 2023 Parents & Guardians, would you love to include your child’s baby pictures and a heartfelt message in this year’s Yearbook? If so, you can choose one of the following options below! DEADLINE: March 1st, 2023

Spread Options:
yearbook page options

Please email your Spread Choice, Message and Picture(s) to [email protected]g. Checks can be made out to PHS Yearbook and handed in to Mrs. Hoferica or Mrs. T!

John Haubert

Colonial League Champs!

Congratulations to Danny (172) and John Haubert (133) who each claimed the spots as Colonial League Champs in their weight classes last weekend! GO PIRATES!

(photo of John Haubert above)

Bocce Ball Team

Bocce Ball Team:

Our Bocce Ball team is preparing its home match on Wednesday, February 8th at 3:00 PM in the Purple Gym. The team includes: Grace Martens, Morgan Wright, Kassandra Mundhenk, Ailish Kelleher, Kayla Russo, Samantha Christen, Averie Winsor, Roman Santoro, Leonardo Cerborino, Kylie Helfrich, Gianna Nastasi, Blake Reinard, Ryleigh and Matthew Mcanally. The team is coached by Mrs. Dani Thomas and student coach, Grace McArdle.

Let’s fill the stands and show our support for this BIG match!

Polar Plunge Time:

Love jumping into the ice, cold Delaware River? 

Sign up for the Polar Plunge! 

to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Date: Saturday, February 18th

Time: Registration opens at 9:00 am; Plunge at 12:00pm

Where: Scott’s Park (Downtown Easton)

Questions: Contact Mrs. Thomas Room 108 or Pirate’s Pier Cafe

(Scan to Register with the PHS Team)


SkillsUSA District 11 Winners

On Wednesday, January 25th students from the Upper Bucks County Technical School competed in the USASkill District 11 competition at Ag Hall in Allentown, PA. Congratulations to the following  Palisades students that placed at the event:  

First Place -
Commercial Baking - Taylor Diehl (Baking & Pastry Arts)

Second Place -
CNC Milling - Everett Cupak (Machining Technologies) 
Job Skill Demo Open - Olivia Lessing (Law Enforcement)
Promotional Bulletin Board - Tollan Adamczyk (Graphic Communications) and Ian Braun (Graphic Communications)
Welding Fabrication - Evan Stauffer (Welding & Fabrication)

DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! 2023-24 Technical School Application is OPEN


Students interested in attending the Upper Bucks County Technical School for the 2023-24 school year must complete an online application.  The completion of the application is only necessary for students that will be new to the Technical school. The application is available using this link and should be completed by February 9th. Completed applications are required to be considered for all shop areas.  Videos are available to review the programs through their website and students/parents are encouraged to view videos for shops for which they are interested in applying. 

Again, returning Technical School students DO NOT need to complete the application. ONLY those who did not attend the Technical school this year must complete the application.
Upper Bucks County Technical School will run a Computer Networking & Cybersecurity Information Session on Thursday, February 9th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. You can click on the following link for more details. Computer Networking Open House | Smore Newsletters for Education

Debate Team rev 2023

Debate Team Update

On 2/2/2023, the Debate Team traveled to Salisbury High School to compete against other schools. The following students participated in teams:  Ava Catalano, Libby DeLorenzo, Sean Finnerty*, Meherrin Garcia-Stevens, Gianna Gammello, Eva Herczyk, Adam Holderer, Jesse Holderer, Maggie Holderer, Ryan Holmes, Alena Horvath, Sam McCullough, Eli Mergott, Camila O'Donnell, Sophia Schulz*, Lauren Showmaker, Emma Underkofler*, Tristan Wrobel.

If the student has an asterisk next to their name, they had at least one round where they attained a perfect score. We are proud of all the members, each grew significantly through the process and represented Palisades beautifully.

Girls Basketball Fighting Cancer

On January 28th, the Girls Basketball team played in the Play4Kay game and raised $481.92 that will be put toward Kay Yow Cancer Fund to fight cancer. Thank you and Congratulations to Coach Krchnavi and the entire Girls team for their work!

Key Club Clothing Drive


Fab Lab Feb Logo


Use this link for more information about February and SUMMER CAMP!  February is for Fabulous FUN at the Fab Lab Center.pdf

Help Wanted

Long-Term Elementary Special Education Teacher at Springfield Elementary School  - available March 16, 2023 through the end of the 2022/2023 school year, with the possibility of extension through the end of the first semester of January 2024. Interested candidates must be certified in Special Education for grades K-5. Responsibilities to include management of IEP caseload, small group and individual instruction, push-in support for general education classes, possibly co-teaching, etc.  Successful candidate will need strong:  instructional skills, progress monitoring skills, effective communication skills with parents and co-workers, insightfulness in making accommodations to assist students in the general education setting, classroom management and behavior management skills. 


Interested applicants need to submit through Recruit and Hire: letter of interest, resume, completed PA standard application, college transcripts, copy of PA teaching certificate, 3 letters of recommendation, clearances (Acts 24, 34, 114 & 151 current within the past 12 months of the closing date of this posting), and disclosure form(s) Act 168.  Deadline for applications is February 15, 2023  Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Scott Davis, Principal at Springfield Elementary. EOE

Link to clearances:

One Title I Instructional Assistant (IA)/Paraprofessional – part-time, 10 month, for 2022/2023 school year only, instructional assistant/paraprofessionals at Durham Nockamixon. Position starts as soon as possible. IA will assist student(s) in individual and small group settings with students with special needs. The ability to work calmly with student(s) exhibiting behavioral and academic challenges and an ability to follow the direction of professional staff is needed. Although not required, those with a teaching certification are encouraged to apply. Hourly rate: $21.40/hour after a probationary period, as per contract. Position is funded through Title I


Interested candidates should send via Recruit and Hire at :  letter of interest, application, resume, proof of being highly qualified, disclosure form(s) and clearances (must be current and dated within a year of start date: Act 24, 34, 114 and 151).  Letters of interest can be addressed to  Mrs. Marie Collie, Principal at Durham Nockamixon Elementary School. Deadline to apply is February 14, 2023. EOE


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


Link to clearances:


YMCA Summer Programming

Campers will be bussed from Palisades to the Quakertown Y and returned to the Palisades campus at the end of the day for parent pick up.  Click on this brochure for more information:  YMCA Camp Brochure 2023


Black African American Event
Black African American Event


Palisades Youth Soccer Association has been providing travel and intramural soccer programs to our area for the last 45 years!

The following programs are open for registration:

  • Spring Travel Soccer:

    Birth Years: 2015 and older (2016 may be considered based on tryout and previous experience)
    Practices start in March. Days/time are team dependent.
    ames run early April through early June, typically on Sunday afternoons.
    Great opportunity to “test out” travel soccer.  Shorter season than fall and less competition.
PYSA Recruitment
PAGSL Registration
Registration Link:

Plumstead Baseball Registration

PURCHASE SCAA APPAREL:  Silver Creek A.A. - They can't take it out of you, and they can't put it into you....BUT, we can put it ON YOU!

Silver Creek Apparel

Scroll down to view "ALL PRODUCTS." On the next page scroll to the bottom to see all available pieces; you'll also be able to view by size.

Please be advised that this will be the only apparel sale of the calendar year, so do not wait to place your orders. Orders will be accepted until February 19th, with pick up expected around the end of March. All proceeds from the apparel sale benefit our teams, so please share with your family and friends! (Shipping is available for family and friends who are not local to the area for an added fee.)

If you have any questions specific to the apparel sale please reach out to Modern Concepts at
We thank you for your continued support of our youth programs and can't wait to see many of you rocking your Silver Creek merch!

Revere Baseball Registration

SIGN UP FOR REVERE BASEBALL:  Click here to register Revere Baseball Registration

Flag Football


Youth NFL Flag Football provides an exciting way for kids to have a blast practicing and playing the game, all while learning valuable lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, and commitment. There is NO travel involved as all games are played at the fields in Perkasie. Teams are assigned actual NFL team names and each player is given a reversible jersey with the team logo.  

Feb Bfast

Grandparents Flyer
For more information:

spr sip and paint

To register for this event:  Get Tix Here

Valentines Day at Riegelsville
Grandparents Flyer
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  YouTube Advertisement

Concert in the Round



Earth School Summer Camp

Here are the details:
Session 1- July 3-7, Ralph Stover State Park
(4th off)
Session 2 - July 10-14 Ralph Stover State Park
Session 3 - July 17-21 Ralph Stover State Park 
Session 4 - July 24-28 - Bucks Co. Audubon