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On Thursday, May 18th, students in orchestra, band, and morning chorus will be transported to the high school for a dress rehearsal from 2:30-5:30PM. Parents and guardians must enter the building to sign out their students at the conclusion of the rehearsal.

On Friday, May 19th, the elementary music department will present a concert in the high school auditorium featuring our band, orchestra, and morning chorus. The concert begins at 7:00PM, with students needing to arrive by 6:30PM. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katherine Vidoni (Chorus: [email protected]), Stephen Lowrie (Band: [email protected]), or Tim McGorrey ([email protected]). 

6th Grade Band   6th Grade Orch
7_8 Grade Band   7_8 Grade Orch


On Friday, May 5th our PALMS Instrumental Ensembles performed for a guest judge from the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. This adjudication rated our ensembles based on a multitude of standards and domains agreed on across the state through PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association).  Additionally, our guest provided great feedback and tips to help our students perform their best at this week's Spring Concert!

In order, the rankings are:
-Superior (outstanding 13-15 points)
Excellent (advanced 10-12 points)
Good (Proficient 7-9 points)
Fair (Basic 4-6 points)
Unprepared (Below Basic 1-3) 

We are proud to share that ALL four ensembles, 6th Grade Band, 6th Grade Orchestra, 7/8 Band, and 7/8 Orchestra, earned a Superior rating!  We are so proud of our amazing students here at PALMS! Amazing work this school year!

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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



During week 2, positive affirmations were the message of the week!  Each school posted banners inside and wrote with sidewalk chalk outside to promote uplifting messages to students and to staff!  Messages like, "YOU'VE GOT THIS!" OR "TRUST THE PROCESS" AND "MAKE IT A GOOD DAY!" were all reminders of how important it is to stay positive and keep on going to achieve your goals!

Again, thank you to our school counselors who have worked together to promote positive messaging and Mental Health Awareness Month.

Chalk 1  Chalk 2
Chalk 3  Chalk 4

Upcoming Weeks: 

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

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

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”

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!   Newly added...resident and author, Mrs. Cheyenne Mease.  From

Two Dozen New Ways

Two Dozen New Ways: A Simple Guide to Empowering Self and Embracing Happiness - by Cheyenne Mease

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 proceeds from the PCF Annual 1 Mile Walk and Family Fun Run, as well as other donations to the Palisades Community Foundation support this community!  Make your tax-deductible donation today! This week, we were able to help several students who want to attend Prom, we are recognizing 3 senior students which scholarships on May 22nd and we continue to help with payments for the high school sign!  To make a donation or to sign up for the May 20th event, please visit

Tinicum Yard Sale

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:

EOE 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:


Pirate Country

Senior Awards Ceremony

Seniors and their parents/guardians are reminded that our annual Senior Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. If a senior is receiving an award, he/she would have received an invitation last week.

Colonial League Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to our Track & Field team for their outstanding performances earlier this week in the Colonial League Championships! Many of our student-athletes won medals and BROKE Colonial League records. Click on this list to see all the medal winners!  Colonial League Meet Medal Winners.pdf

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the teams will compete in the District XI 2A championships.

Softball Finished the Regular Season at 19-1

The softball team wrapped up their 2023 season with an overall record of 19-1! They finished the regular season as the #1 seed for the Colonial League playoffs and the District XI playoffs! Next Tuesday, the team will play in the semi-finals of the Colonial League playoffs at 7:00 PM. The game will take place at Pate’s Park in Allentown. District XI playoff information has not been released, but will be shared when it is available. 

Also, Karlye Teman continues to deliver outstanding performances on the mound as she hit another milestone this week by striking out her 500th batter!

Mansfield University Master and Grasshopper Exhibition

For the month of April PHS students Kate Bench, Camryn Ivory, Kyle Kirsch, and Evelyn Hercyk had their work displayed at Mansfield University for this year's Master and Grasshopper Exhibition.  I am happy to announce that Camryn Ivory walked away with an honorable mention for her work. 

MaxPreps Pennsylvania High School Athlete of the Week Nominee

Junior, Tyler Bonelli was nominated for MaxPreps PA Athlete of the Week. Voting is open until noon on Monday, May 15th. If you’d like to vote, please click this link.

Yearbook Prom Insert Sales

Is your child planning to attend Prom and would like a keepsake? Purchase Prom Inserts now! They are 4 pages full of pictures and can be inserted into the Yearbook! Even if you did not order a Yearbook, they are still nice to have! Please see this flier for more information.

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.

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 PHS Class of 2023

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

Other promotion dates for our younger students:

6/6 - Springfield Elementary 5th Grade at 9:30AM
6/7 - PALMS 8th Grade at 9AM
6/7 - Durham Nox Elementary 5th Grade at 1PM
6/8 - Tinicum Elementary 5th Grade at 9:30AM

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The Palisades HS Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday June 17, 2023 at the Springtown Fire Company Hall in Springtown, PA.

Palisades HS Alumni Association Banquet Information

The organization will be awarding 6 scholarships.  You can donate to the scholarship fund for this year. Donations are made payable to the Palisades Alumni Association and may be sent to this address:

Palisades Alumni Association, 53 Wade Drive, Spring City, PA 19475-3438

ESS Attention Graduates

School Board Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

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

Application is sent to:

Nicole Fetherman, Executive Director
2460 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951
(215) 536-4417



PPYFC Camp 2023

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

Free Dental

Fritz Ad Watering Help Needed

June Flea Market




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] 

Haycock Open House

Haycock Day Camp

Prallsville Camp

Summer Camp

Tinicum Arts Festival Dates 2023

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  To become a volunteer at this annual event, please visit the Tinicum Arts Festival website.

** The Tinicum Civic Association is getting ready for the Tinicum Arts Festival - July 8th & 9th!  A Great Bucks County Tradition where the whole family can enjoy themselves AND the community receives the benefits!

For the treasure seekers and spring cleaners the White Elephant & Book Wagon tents are festival favorites. Get ready and clean out those closets, attics and bookshelves.

In June, on: only THREE SUNDAYS (June 11, 18 and 25) from 10-1, volunteers are collecting all kinds of books, cd’s, paperback novels, hardcover books so bring your donations to the back of the barn at Tinicum Park.

As for the White Elephant collection dates will take place on All Sundays in JUNE from 10 am- 12 noon by dropping off your donations at 226 East Dark Hollow Road in Pipersville, PA. Tools, vintage items, clever kitchen gadgets, home décor items and attic treasures will be accepted! (no baby cribs-bikes-strollers & no electronics & no exercise equipment)

So this month get into those closets, barns and attics and find some treasures to pass along AND join us on July 8th & 9th and have some fun - all for a great cause!

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

Wellness Days 2023

Wellness Days Agenda