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PSD Pre K Counts Program

As directed by our board members who serve on the Education Programs and Service Committee and our Superintendent, we are gathering information (using a brief survey linked below) to determine the need for a FREE Pre-K Program in the Palisades School District.  This program would be made available for the 2023-24 school year through a grant from the state of PA.  We are currently in the process of working with our partners - United Way and Life Span School and Daycare - to submit a grant application for this program if we find a need in our community.  Please note there is a minimum of 10 children required to run the program through this grant.

The program would be open to families with children ages 3 or 4 (by 8/31/23) with an income level less than $90,000 for a family of four.  The program will be a 6 hour program, likely 8:30AM to 2:45PM, and requires the families to transport their child/ren to and from the program.  If approved, the program will be held at one of our elementary schools (to be selected based on the location of families who are interested in the program).

We are truly excited to possibly offer this program if we find the need does exist and we are able to secure the grant.  Please share this survey with neighbors, family and friends who might be interested.  Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief survey and for your support!  Any questions, please contact me or Marie Collie (Durham Nockamixon Elementary Principal) using email [email protected]  or [email protected] - you may also call 610-847-5131 at exts. 2401 or 3001.

Survey link:

More information about the grant:


Palisades School District invites parents and their four/five-year old preschool children to a parent/child story time.  While a Palisades Teacher enjoys stories and activities with the children, parents will attend a presentation featuring fun ideas for learning about early literacy. During the second part of the program, parents and children will complete an activity together. Participants will receive a free book.

Two evening Pre K Nights will be held for families, each covering a different topic.  Families are invited to attend one or both of the sessions.  Please complete the form below to indicate which of the sessions you will be attending.

PreK Night # 1: March 21, 2023
Topic of Session: Alphabetic Principle and Phonemic Awareness
PreK Night #2: April 13, 2023
Topic of Session: Concepts of Print, Vocabulary and Environmental Print

Durham-Nockamixon School Library

6:00-7:00 PM

Register Here for Pre K Story Time


The school board has formed an ad hoc committee to discuss whether or not to hire a school security officer/guard. There is currently $110,000 built into next year’s budget to fund one officer/guard; however, this expenditure can be removed prior to passing the final budget if the position is not deemed necessary for the district.
The first meeting was held on Wednesday, February 22nd and upcoming meetings will be held in the Palisades High School library from 5:30 to 6:30PM on March 8th and April 12th. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

In an effort to gather information from students, staff, parents and community, we would appreciate it if you would complete this brief survey. 

Complete the survey - will be closing on Monday, March 6th
Thank you for sharing your voice-click on this link: Safety and Security Survey

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Go to - Our District/New Student Registration to start the process:

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STEM Night for Elementary & Middle School Students
March 24th from 5-7 PM

Information and Donations Request
The Palisades High School STEM Outreach Club is hosting a FREE STEM Night for Elementary and Middle school students in grades 3-8. The event will occur on Friday, March 24th, and is open to students that reside within the Palisades School District. This event is designed, planned, and hosted by student members of the Palisades High School STEM Outreach Club and the Chief Science Officers. 

What is a STEM Night? A series of hands-on activities and demonstrations that promote scientific thinking, engineering design, and of course, fun!

When:  March 24th, 2023 (Friday) from 5 PM - 7 PM

Where: Purple Gym Entrance, Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Rd., Kintnersville, PA 18930

How: Made possible through community donations and a grant from the Palisades Community FoundationSnacks, water, and STEM Night T-shirts will be available for purchase throughout the evening. 

Questions: Please direct any questions to Dylan Fedell at [email protected]

The STEM Outreach Club looks forward to seeing you there!

Gov Shapiro's Office Rep with Dr. Herrera and students

Legislative Day at UBCTS


Special thanks to Reps. Staats and Shelby, Anthony Luker (Gov. Shapiro’s Office), Laura Restrepo (Sen. Fetterman’s Office) and Ryan Oister (Congressman Fitzpatrick’s Office), as well as Danielle Bodnar and Jason Bromiley of ABC of PA.

PENSPRA Scholarship

PenSPRA Student Scholarship

Does your school district have any students who plan to pursue a career in a communications field (i.e., journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc.)? If so, encourage them to apply for the PenSPRA Scholarship! 

Each year, PenSPRA presents two, one-year scholarships worth $1,000 each. Scholarships will be awarded to one public school student from each of PenSPRA’s two regions. The candidates should have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and have already been accepted at or applied to a two- or four-year college, vocational-technical school or other institution of higher learning. 

Completed applications for the scholarship 
must be submitted by Friday, April 7, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The recipients will be announced in the beginning of May 2023.

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Mind of the Athlete, Coach & Parent: A Mental Wellness Presentation

Dr. Spencer, licensed clinical psychologist, Lafayette graduate and Lehigh Valley resident will talk to athletes, coaches, families, and athletic administrators on improving the emotional health of athletes and coaches, suicide awareness and sports psychology.

This uplifting blend of energy, entertainment, and solid psychological content will focus on hope and help, mental wellness, and how to validate, empower, and encourage.   As part of his presentation, he will talk about how not to “SCAR” your athlete: be sure they Showered, Changed, Ate and Rested.

A Question-and-Answer session will follow.  The goal is to have the attendees become the emotionally healthiest version of themselves to thrive in their particular endeavors of life. 

The event geared toward coaches, athletes and families is free and open to the public.  The press are welcome.

Dr. Jarrod Spencer is a: Sports psychologist. Speaker. Author. Consultant. iFit guide. Dr. Spencer is president and founder of Mind of the Athlete, LLC, a sports psychology company committed to improving the emotional health of athletes. He is the author of Mind of the Athlete: Clearer Mind, Better Performance and the co-author of the book, The Sky Is NOT The Limit: Discovering the True North for Your Life’s Path. He is the creator of the Mind of the Athlete Program, a cutting edge 20 hour video and audio sports psychology curriculum.

He has been featured in USA Today, New York Daily News, Inc., and ESPN Radio. Dr. Spencer is a frequent guest on WFMZ Morning News in the NY/NJ/PA region. He also starred in the TV Show “What the Heck Were They Thinking?!” with former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Larry Holmes. Additionally, Dr. Spencer created and starred on the TV show Mind of the Athlete.  

As an athlete he was a tailback for the Lafayette College football team. He was a wrestler and rugby player.  Dr. Jarrod Spencer resides with his wife and three children in the Lehigh Valley.  


Sunday, March 12th, 2023

From 4PM - 5:30PM       

Coca-Cola Park

1050 Iron Pigs Way Allentown, PA 18109

Enter at the West Gate.  (It is labeled West).

Light refreshments served.

Raffles: NFL Eagles helmet donated by Riddell AND free tickets to the Iron Pigs baseball game        

Eventbrite registration is free and encouraged as space is limited.

For more information, click this link to view the press release.


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

Over 70 student actors, crew, pit musicians and staff have been diligently preparing over the past few months, and we can't wait to share this production with our community. 

"Kiss Me, Kate" was last produced 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 vaudeville 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!

This year’s show will take place on Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM and on Saturday, March 4th at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available in advance at our virtual box office,, or at the door. If you need assistance with tickets, please contact Neil Hong at [email protected]

Community School Programs


NEW CLASSES FOR THE SPRING!  Please click on this link for info!
Community School Programs for Spring 2023



Tuesdays - through 6/6
PHS Purple Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $5/week
Walk ins welcome

Thursdays - through 6/8
PHS Purple Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $5/week
Walk ins welcome

Register using My School Bucks or by mail.
Checks made payable to Palisades School District

School Board Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

03/13/2023 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM District Office
03/15/2023 - Policy Committee - 5:3PM PHS Library
03/15/2023 - Regular Board Meeting - 7PM PHS Library
03/16/2023 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM - UBCTS Conf. Room
03/21/2023 - BCIU Board Meeting - 7PM - Bucks County IU Board Room

Pirate Updates

Inclusion Day Poster

Spread the Word - We Choose to Include!

On Wednesday, March 1st, Palisades High School participated in the Go All In(clusive) campaign.  Around the world, exclusion and discrimination continue to divide people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are changing that with grassroots action for inclusion. As a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, Palisades High School students & staff took the pledge to include & sign the banner at the Pirates' Pier Cafe and during lunches.  GO PIRATES! #ChooseToInclude

John Haubert DXI

John Haubert Crowned District XI 2A Wrestling Champion

Last weekend at the District XI 2A individual wrestling tournament, John Haubert placed 1st at 133 lbs. And Danny Haubert placed 3rd at 172 lbs. Both of them qualified for the PIAA Regional wrestling tournament that will take place Friday and Saturday at Freedom HS. Good Luck Wrestlers!

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District XI Swimming 

This Friday and Saturday at Parkland High School, all 3 Palisades swimmers have qualified for the District XI AA championship swim meet. 

The winner of each district event qualifies for the State meet in March, along with the next 24 fastest swimmers from across Pennsylvania.

Natalie Owens:

100 Yard Butterfly (seeded 7th) (Friday), 100 Yard Backstroke (seeded 6th) (Saturday)

Toby Olmstead:

50 Yard Freestyle (seeded 6th) (Friday), 100 Yard Butterfly (seeded 5th) (Friday)

Tori Oldford:

50 Yard Freestyle (seeded 12th) (Friday), 100 Yard Breaststroke (seeded 4th) (Saturday)

Good Luck Swimmers!  GO PIRATES!

Girls Wrestling PA Regional Tournament

Our Girls Wrestling team will compete in the individual regional tournament at Parkland High School on Sunday. This tournament is for the state wrestling tournament. Good Luck, Girls!

Tom Smigo #10 Mile

Keep On Making Memories Tom!
We are going to miss sharing this young man's successes (and his mom's photos)! Congratulations to Senior, Tom Smigo who placed #10 in the mile at the PTFCA State Championships last weekend with a time of 4:20.1

Help Wanted

Fall Coaching Positions Available for the 2023/2024 School Year

- Assistant Field Hockey Coach

Interested candidates should send their letter of interest, completed application, resume, and criminal clearances (Acts 24, 34, 141 & 151 current within a year of the start of the season) and disclosure form(s) to Brian Gilbert, Director of Athletics, Palisades School District, 35 Church Hill Road, Kintnersville, PA 18930, [email protected], or fax information to (610) 847-2562. 

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

Link to apply for clearances:

 Deadline for application is March 15, 2023.  



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We did not have enough registration for this event - so unfortunately, it is cancelled...

NEXT UP PCF'S ANNUAL 1 MILE WALK AND FAMILY FUN RUN - Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20th.  Registration begins at 7:30AM and the walk/run begins at 9AM! 

Sponsorship Information and Registration Link to be posted next week!  Stay Tuned!


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


LVHN Parent Workshops
Click on this link for the flyer:  LVHN Parent Workshops Flyer.pdf

Social Media Event-Exposing the Dark Side

Click on this link for the flyer:  Exposing the Dark Side of Our Digital World.pdf

Revere Baseball Registration

Register for Revere Baseball

PAGSL Registration
Registration Link:

PAGSL Sponsorship

2023 PAGSL Sponsorship.pdf

Grandparents Flyer
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  YouTube Advertisement

Concert in the Round

Almost Spring Social
Thank you to volunteers and hoping to attract new ones! See Arts Festival Dates Below!
NAMI Event at Riegelsville Library
MACHINE OPERATOR POSITION OPEN-Seeking a Student: Click here for more information - Machine Operator_HS posting.pdf

BINGO 2023

Tinicum Arts Festival Dates 2023

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