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Giant Check


We are excited to announce Palisades School District is a recipient of @ GIANT’s Feeding School Kids Round Up program! Thanks to GIANT’s support, we received a check in the amount of $3,956.22 to grow school feeding programs and help eliminate child hunger within our schools.  Thank you to all who rounded up at the register! Together with Giant, we are ensuring students have access to the nutrition they need to grow and fuel their education.  #FeedingSchoolKids #EliminatingHunger

Photo above l to r:  Bob Griffiths and Angela Corbin (Giant Food Stores), Gerry Giarratana (Director of Food Services), Lily Simkanin (PHS Junior and employee of Giant), and Superintendent, Dr. Bridget O'Connell.

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

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!

Egg Your Yard

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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Director Neil Hong and his cast and crew members presented a simply marvelous version of Kiss Me Kate!  The talent of all of our students who performed and those who set the stage and lighting is second to none!  What a terrific show with outstanding performances!  #palisadesproud! 

Already looking forward to Addams Family - the musical - coming to you in Spring of 2024!

Community School Programs


NEW CLASSES FOR THE SPRING!  Please click on this link for info!

Use this link to access class 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


It is not too late!  When choosing your schedules for the 2023-24 school year, check out our Dual Enrollment Program with Bucks County Community College.  You will have an opportunity to register for college courses, taught by college professors on the Palisades High School Campus.  The best news is that these are gen ed classes (usually transferable to most colleges) and are offered at a reduced priced to Palisades High School students!  Talk with your counselor when scheduling for next year!

Dr. O'Connell and Savannah Witt


Last weekend at the Eastern Regional Tournament 49 teams participated from Districts 1, 11, and 12. Our girls finished 2nd overall! We had 6 place winners and 4 of the 6 Qualified for the PA State Championships which will take place in Harrisburg on Sunday!

Riley Haubert 3rd place

Savannah Witt 1st place 

Grace Bucich 8th place 

Olivia Lessing 5th place

Hannah Gibson 7th place 

Bryce Snyder 4th place

Congratulations to our wrestlers and good luck at the State Championship meet!

Kai Stiansen

Congratulations to Kai Stiansen on being named a
National Football Foundation scholar athlete.

ORDERING A PHS YEARBOOK - Time is running out

The Palisades HS Yearbook is a one of a kind publication. It’s a limited edition collection of stories and events from the school year, and time is running out to reserve a copy.

The deadline to order is Friday, March 24th!

This year, very few, if any, copies will be available at delivery, so act now and reserve your book today!

If you have not ordered, you can do so easily by going to and following the instructions.

The yearbook staff has been working hard putting together a great book - so don’t delay, purchase your yearbook today!!

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...

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20th.  Registration begins at 7:30AM and the walk/run begins at 9AM! 

Register for the event on Saturday, May 20th!  A healthy way to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month!  Exercise with your community - click on this link:  Sign Up for the PCF 5K and 1 Mile Walk

Sponsorship Information to follow!

DN Blood Drive


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


UBE Breakfast

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 Sponsorship

2023 PAGSL Sponsorship.pdf

Grandparents Flyer
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  YouTube Advertisement

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