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Palisades School District’s Comprehensive Plan is on our website for public review.  Thank you to the nearly 100 people in this community who served on the Steering and Action Planning Teams to help develop our Plan for the 2023-26 school years.  In Palisades, we value community input for our Comprehensive Plan, and through the work of these participants, we have developed a Plan that will guide many of the decisions in our district for the next 3 years.

Please go to to view the documents regarding our Comprehensive Plan including the goal statements and action plans for each of our focus areas including:  Student Achievement, Communications, Facilities and Student Services.

We are very proud of our work throughout this process and are grateful to those who have been a part of the development over the past school year.  Thank you for your time and your commitment to our students!

Here is a summary of the PSD Comp Plan:  Comprehensive Plan in Summary 23-26.pdf

Tennis Registration

Durham Township 2023 Tennis Schedule.pdf



We celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month this week with "Stop and Smell the Roses."  Flowers were hung around schools and messages of taking a minute to enjoy life and just breathe accompanied the displays.  Of course, on Monday, we wore green to commemorate the kick of this special month!

Tinicum Flowers  PHS Flowers
wearing of the green  Stop and smell the roses

Upcoming Weeks: 

May 8 – May 12 – Activities Theme is “Being Positive and Kind”

May 8th – Book Talk Session 2 – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor; session at PHS Library from 6PM to 7:30PM (facilitated by school counselors)

May 15 – 19 – Activities Theme is “Do Your Best and Persevere”

May 15th – Book Talk Session 3 – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor; session at PHS Library from 6PM to 7:30PM (facilitated by school counselors)

May 20th – PCF Annual 1 Mile Walk and Family Fun Run held at Palisades High School (see details below); Mental Health Resource Fair will be held from 9AM until noon at the same location.

May 22 – May 26 – Activities Theme is “Be Present…practicing mindfulness and self-regulation”

May 22nd – Book Talk Session 4 – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor; session at PHS Library from 6PM to 7:30PM (facilitated by school counselors)

You must register in advance to attend book talks on Mondays in May:  Click Here to Register  

HERE IS A HIGHLIGHT...Check out this clip of Shawn Achor on his book - The Happiness Advantage-Shawn Achor

Wear Purple and Gold each Friday during the Month of May!



You Matter

PALISADES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL 1 MILE WALK AND FAMILY FUN RUNMark 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

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE FAIR PRESENTORS INCLUDE:  Lenape Valley Foundation, NAMI of Bucks County, Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Bucks County Center for Independent Living, Network of Victims Assistance (NOVA), Penn Foundation, A Woman's Place...and the list is growing! 

If you have a youth organization or other service organization and wish to have a table, please contact Kelly Dobrynia at [email protected] - set up 8AM and breakdown at noon.

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

Help Wanted

Palisades School District Maintenance Position Openfull-time, 12 month, daytime position for the Palisades School District. Position starts upon successfully completing all pre-hire paperwork and pre-employment drug-screening. 

The interested candidate must have experience in all aspects of building maintenance. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical  HVAC and snow plowing. Preference given to those with HVAC experience. Candidates must be willing to work overtime as needed. Starting hourly rate after probationary period is $27.25/hour. Candidate must work well independently and in a team environment.  

This position is 7.5 hours per day, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm (with half hour unpaid lunch). This is a support staff contracted position and receives all benefits as per the collective bargaining agreement. 

Interested applicants must submit through Recruit and Hire at their letter of interest, resume, Palisades application, 3 current letters of reference, clearances (current within the past 12 months of the closing date of this posting: Act 24, 34, 114 and 151), and disclosure form(s) to Al Crouthamel, Director of Facilities, at [email protected]. Deadline for applications is NOW May 17, 2023. Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Al Crouthamel, Director of Facilities. 

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

Link to clearances:

Evening Custodian at Tinicum Elementary, starting as soon as possible. The interested candidate must be able to perform routine cleaning of assigned areas both independently and as a team, assist with snow removal, lawn care, and set up for special events.

Position is 7.5 hrs per day, hours: 3 pm to 11 pm (with a 30 minute unpaid lunch). During the summer, the hours will shift to daytime.  This is a support staff contracted position and receives all benefits as per the collective bargaining agreement.  Hourly rate: $23.02/hour after a successful probationary period.

Applying Instructions: Interested applicants must submit through Recruit and Hire at letter of interest, resume,  Palisades application, 3 letters of recommendation, clearances (current within the past 12 months of the closing date of this posting: Acts 24, 34, 114 & 151 current within a year), and disclosure form(s) Act 168.  Deadline for applications is May 17, 2023. Letters of interest can be addressed to Alan Crouthamel, Director of Facilities.

Current support staff employees may submit a bid form. Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.

Link to clearances:



Asynchronous Learning Day (virtual) on May 16th

As a reminder, May 16 is an asynchronous virtual day for ALL students, K - 12.  Teachers will be reminding students to bring home their Chromebooks on May 15 so they can complete work throughout the day on the 16th.  In order to be considered present for the day, students must complete the assignments that the teacher(s) post to their Google classroom (elementary) and Canvas (secondary).  All assignments must be submitted no later than 8 AM on Wednesday, May 17 for students to be considered present for the virtual day on Tuesday.  Teachers will be communicating their 90 minutes of office hours so that they can be available to assist their students with questions or additional needs throughout the day.  Instructional support staff will be available throughout the day to assist the students with whom they traditionally work to provide support, as well.  If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your building's principal.

PHS National Honor Society Inducted 45 New Members

On Monday, May 1st, 45 students were inducted into the Oracle Chapter of the National Honor Society. These students demonstrated outstanding work in the following 4 areas:  leadership, character, scholarship, and service. To view the induction program that includes all of the inductees’ names, please click this link.

Signing Day at PHS

Sports Signing Day

On Wednesday, May 3rd, 10 student-athletes, which included the following students:  Sheadon Carr, Paige Casterline, Bryce Guthier, Wyatt Harrar, Gianluca LeBlanc, Stephen Lilly, Galen Limantour, James Mitsch, Thomas Smigo, and Kai Stiansen, announced their future plans to continue their academic studies and their athletic careers in college!

Penn Relays Boys
Penn Relays Girls

Track & Field Team Members Compete at Penn Relays

On Thursday, April 26th, and Friday, April 27th the following members of our Track & Field Teams qualified and competed in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, PA. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:  Boys 4 x 400 Relay Team - Bryce Guthier, Gianluca Leblanc, Hugh Salva and Thomas Smigo. Girls 4 x 100 Relay Team:  Mikayla Irvine, Izzy Carson, Jane Salva, Kaylei Gruver (alt. Abby Mount).

Student Job Fair

Quakertown High School is having a community Job Fair that is open to the public from 3:15-5:15 PM on Monday, May 15th. If you are interested in learning more, please click this link.

Graduation Date for the Class of 2023

The graduation date for the Class of 2023 will be Friday, June 2nd at 5:30 PM in Walter T. Rohrer stadium. The rain date will be Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 AM. More information will be forthcoming.

Pirate Signs

Palisades Pirates Yard Signs $25

Show your friends & neighbors how proud you are to be a Palisades Pirate by displaying one (or many) of these double-sided yard signs on your front lawn. 

Order yours by completing the  Order Form by Thursday, May 11th. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2024. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Thomas at [email protected]

ESS Attention Graduates

School Board Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

05/10/2023 - Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting - 6:30PM - PHS Library
05/15/2023 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting - 9AM - District Office
05/15/2023 - Bucks County IU Meeting - 7PM - BCIU Board Room
05/17/2023 - Policy Committee Meeting - 5:30PM - PHS Library
05/17/2023 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM - PHS Auditorium
05/18/2023 - JOC Meeting - Upper Bucks Tech School - 7PM - Main Office Conference Room
05/24/2023 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM - PHS Library

Community School Programs

FREE CLASS OPPORTUNITY! Try this class and find out why Qi Gong is the most popular form of exercise in the world.

Health Qi Gong (pronounced chee gong) is an ancient form of exercise that combines stretches, flowing movements and standing postures with deep breathing. The gentle rhythmic movements of Qi Gong clear tension from the muscles, reduces stress and help calm the mind. It is both energizing and relaxing. Some of the many benefits of Qi Gong are helping boost the immune system, better balance and increased vitality.

Monday, June 5

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: PALMS cafeteria

Instructor: Diane Alex

If interested, please email [email protected]

Pre K Counts

PRE K COUNTS PROGRAM MOVES TO THE NEXT STEP:  At our recent Education Programs and Services Meeting in April, the Committee approved moving forward with our partnership with LifeSpan School and Daycare and the United Way to write for the Pre K Counts Grant which was due on April 25th.  If our application is approved by the state of PA, we will be able to run a Pre K Counts class (students ages 3 and 4) at Durham Nockamixon Elementary School.  We will have 17 slots available.  The program's curriculum and staff will be provided by LifeSpan.

Please share this application with friends and family.  The maximum income is $90,000 for a family of 4 in order to be eligible for this FREE preschool option.

PRE-K COUNTS Bucks County Application 2023-24 FINAL.pdf



Virtual Parenting Group

FMI Summer Program

Krapf Job Fair

PPYFC Camp 2023

Prevention Day 2023

Pennridge Community Night

Hazardous Materials

UBE Garden Club

Tinicum Park

QNB Art Contest 2023

QNB is calling for entries to its annual Student Art Collector Calendar contest!

As always, the contest is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) in QNB Bank's market area, now through May 26, 2023. The theme for this year's calendar is "Architecture" and the art format is the same as years past – a pen and ink drawing measuring 9" wide by 7" high. In June, fourteen winners will be selected and receive a prize of $100 deposited into a QNB CD or Savings Account and their artwork published in the 2024 calendar.

This will be the 28th installment of the QNB Student Art Collector Calendar, and we look forward to seeing the amazing artwork from all of the talented students in our communities. Entry forms with a full list of rules and regulations for the contest are available at all QNB Bank locations and on our website at Questions may be directed to the QNB Bank Marketing Department at 215-538-5600 ext. 5756.

BMX Program for Kids

Click here for the pdf version:  Hunterdon County BMX Program

Tinicum Yard Sale

Tinicum Elementary School Yard Sale - Final Flyer and Application PDF.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 registration and more information:  YMCA Camp Brochure 2023

Sports Camps


Boys Basketball  - Camp Director: Bob Musantry

High School Purple Gym - June 24th and 25th 

Skills Clinic - Working on skills and drills for basketball players in grades 5th-8th

9 AM - 12 Noon 

$50 a camper, $40 per camper if registering more than 1 child 

Contact: Bob Musantry [email protected]  for more information.

Girls’ Basketball - Camp Director: Karlee Krchnavi

High School Purple Gym - July 24th, 25th, 26th

8am - 12 Noon

$50 a camper, $40 per camper if registering more than 1 child 

Register by July 1st to guarantee t-shirt. After July 1—t-shirt is not guaranteed

Contact Coach Krchnavi for more details: [email protected]

Baseball - Camp Director Gary Koenig

Dates: June 26th, 27th, 28th

Times: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: K-7th

Price: $150.00

Contact:  Coach Fachet for more information [email protected]

Field Hockey - Camp Director Kim DeNato 

Dates: June 12-14

Times: 9-11am

Grades 3rd- 6th 

A great way to try field hockey, learn new skills, play games, and team building exercises. The high school players will be assisting. 

Cost - $40  

[email protected] 

Prallsville Camp

Summer Camp

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