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Pirate Updates

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!!

Bucks County Music Educators Association Festival

Eleven students from Palisades High School Concert Choir, and two students from Concert Band will participate in the Bucks County Music Educators Association (BCMEA) festival tonight. These musicians include the following students:  

Band Students - Gianna Nastasi and William Oldford

Chorus Students:  Lauren Plunkett, Brynn Chilton, Kaitlyn Carson, Lindsay Ulrey, Kaya Rutstein, Camryn Ivory, Michael Zaleski, Gabe Freeman, Joe Zaleski, Aiden Nokhoudian, and Ron Barger.

Our PHS students competed against other Bucks County schools by auditioning for a spot in this ensemble, and we are very proud of our students for their acceptance and participation in the festival. Well done PHS Music!

Cybersonics Update

Cybersonics Team 103 had their first competition this past weekend at Hatboro-Horsham High School. The team members have worked hard over the last few months. The team finished 5th out of 34 teams in the qualification rounds and made it to the semifinals in the playoffs.  

Their next competition is March 18th and 19th at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA.  Wishing you good luck this weekend!

Girls Wrestlers Place at PA State Championships

Last weekend Savannah Witt (grade 10) placed 2nd and Bryce Snyder (grade 9) placed 4th at the Girls State Wrestling Championship! Congratulations to Savannah and Bryce!  You are breaking glass ceilings!  Go Pirates!


Click on this link for the March Newsletter from the Upper Bucks County Technical School.  This edition includes awards, placements and information about a summer program for girls interested in the world of Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Manufacturing. 

Reilly Class

Engineering Pathway Students Visit Firm in Doylestown: 

From Rob Reilly (Engineering Teacher at PHS) - The students of the Engineering Career Pathway had a great day last week.  As a group we traveled to TRC Electronics, Inc. (located in Doylestown PA).  I cannot express my gratitude enough to this fine organization.  Many engineers took time out of their busy schedule to talk to the Palisades students about the daily work life of an Engineer.  They focus on their professional journey, as well as what to expect within the many different facets of the career choice.  They also set up several tasks, demonstrations, and applications for the young adults to gain first hand experiences within this chosen field of study.   I have started a relationship with this organization, and plan to keep it building.  

Pre K Stock Photo


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

STEM Night Logo

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

Book Drive at DN

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.

Community School Programs



Use this link to access class info - Community School Programs for Spring 2023

Continuing classes this Spring include Zumba, Yoga, Pickleball and Volleyball - spring is's time to get off of the couch!

Classes starting in April include:  Tai Chi and Qi Gong (new dates), dog training and tracking for dogs.  

Fitness Center Hours:  Tues, Wed, Thurs from 6 - 9PM and Sat from 8 am until noon - see attendant in the fitness center at the high school.



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:

03/21/2023 - BCIU Board Meeting - 7PM - Bucks County IU Board Room
04/05/2023 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM - PHS Auditorium
04/12/2023 - Education Programs and Services Meeting - 6:30PM - PHS Library
04/18/2023 - BCIU Board Meeting - 7PM - Bucks County IU Board Room
04/19/2023 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 6PM - PHS Auditorium
04/19/2023 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM - PHS Auditorium
04/20/2023 - JOC Meeting - 7PM - Upper Bucks Tech School Conf. Room
04/26/2023 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM - PHS Library

Rep. Craig Staats


The district office of Representative Craig Staats would like to extend an invitation to 4th and 5th grade students to participate in a short-essay contest. 

What are the details?  Staats Essay Contest - grades 4 and 5.pdf

Who is eligible to compete?  What areas are included in the 145th?

Help Wanted

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 :  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 March 22, 2023. EOE


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


Link to clearances:

Running Shoe 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20th.  Exercise is an important part of positive Mental Health - since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, join us in this worthwhile event - helping you stay healthy AND our community benefits from your donations!  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

To be a sponsor for this event, please click on these two links:

PCF 5K Sponsors 2023 rev.pdf
PCF sponsor letter rev.pdf

All monies donated to the Palisades Community Foundation support this community!  Make your tax deductible donation today!

Dorney Park Tickets

Click Here to download the Flyer:  SEPTA Dorney Park discount ticket flyer 2023.pdf


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


Drug Take Back 23

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10 am - 2 pm! This year’s Take Back event will feature 48 public collection sites throughout the county. Simply walk or drive up and drop in any unused, unneeded or expired medications for safe disposal.

In addition to prescription medications, law enforcement officers will be collecting over-the-counter and pet medications, vitamins, vaping products and more. Plus, select sites throughout the county will be collecting medications and sharps and distributing Narcan on April 22! Visit for site locations and what’s accepted.

(Can't make it to Take Back Day? You can still safely dispose of your medications at one of the collection boxes located in Bucks County Police Departments. Find a box near you:


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

BINGO 2023

NOVA candle lighting

BMX Program for Kids

Click here for the pdf version:  Hunterdon County BMX Program

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