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  Celebrate our Emergency Responders in the Palisades community at tonight's game!   See you at the game - kick off is 7PM - Palisades vs. Southern Lehigh.  GO PIRATES!

O'Connell-Twiggar Family

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. O'CONNELL AND FAMILY!  Last Friday, we recognized Dr. O'Connell for being named Superintendent of the Year for 2022.  From School Board President, Bob Musantry, "Her overall leadership on student achievement, academic recognition and focus on the whole child is why the PA Superintendent's Association (PASA) selected her as Superintendent of the Year for 2022.  On behalf of the board and the district, we thank Dr. O'Connell for her leadership and congratulate her on the well-deserved recognition!"

Dr. O'Connell

AND YET ANOTHER RECOGNITION FROM THE PATRIOT LEAGUE-CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF WOMEN ATHLETES!  Dr. O'Connell is recognized as a trailblazer for women's athletics!  Article Click Here

Fresh Connect


Fresh Connect Application.pdf

The next free food distribution will be held on Thursday, September 22nd - vehicle line up begins at 9:30AM in the middle school parking lot.

School Board Meetings

The agenda for next Wednesday's meeting is now available on BoardDocs.  You can access BoardDocs through the district website or through the link below.  

Upcoming Meetings: 
9/19/2022-Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting-9:00am DO Conference Room
9/20/2022-BCIU Board Meeting-7:00pm BCIU Board Room
9/21/2022-Policy Committee Meeting-5:30pm PHS Library
                Regular Board Meeting-7:00 pm PHS Auditorium
10/03/2022- Resource Allocation Ad Hoc Committee Meeting-6:30 pm- PHS Library
10/12/2022-EPS Committee Meeting-6:30pm- SPECIAL LOCATION -PALMS
10/17/2022-Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting-9:00am DO Conference Room
10/18/2022-BCIU Board Meeting-7:00 pm BCIU Board Room
10/19/2022-Policy Committee Meeting-5:30pm PHS Library
10/19/2022-Regular Board Meeting-7:00pm PHS Auditorium


Our PHS Music September Fundraiser, Florida Indian Rivers Oranges  is launching this week. Orders can be placed online, or by seeing a member of the PHS Music Department. 


 Orders are due September 30th, and will be delivered before the Thanksgiving Student Holiday. 


Shipping can be done in one of two ways:
  • "Ship to Organization" (online or paper form)- I will receive the items in a mass order, and pass them on to students for distribution. 
  • "Ship to Recipient" (online only) - Recipient pays a shipping fee, but receives the item directly in the mail.
Profits from the trip will benefit our Festival Competition Trip this Spring. 

Need help? Check out our Facebook page for a step by step "How to Order" video here.

Email Mr. Hong at [email protected] for assistance. 



PHS STUDENTS GET A TREAT!  Who doesn't love a welcome back to school shaved ice and a cupcake?  Thanks to Mr. Heffernan (principal), Mrs. Schlosser (asst. principal) and the high school team for putting together a special treat for the students this week!  Being back to school at Palisades is definitely SWEET!

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Mondays - 9/26-11/7 (no session on 10/31)
PHS Gold Gym at 7PM (enter bldg on Tennis Court side)
Cost is $125 for 6 weeks
Obedience and socialization are the concentrations

Tuesdays - 10/4 - 12/20
PALMS Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $60 for 12 weeks or pay $5/week
Walk ins welcome

Thursdays - 10/6 - 12/15
PALMS Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $50 for 10 weeks or pay $5/week
Walk ins welcome

Thursday - 11/3 (1 night)
See times below
Location is PHS B3
Choose for $49/session

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session.  Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. Please bring a small pillow to class. In a relaxed state, allow kind and healthy suggestions to enter your mind to help you achieve your goals.

 Reinforcement audio CD or audio file is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.

Stop Smoking class is from 6:30–7:30 pm.

Lose Weight with Hypnosis

Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained.  Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. Please bring a small pillow to class. In a relaxed state, allow kind and healthy suggestions to enter your mind to help you achieve your goals. 

Reinforcement audio CD or audio file is strongly recommended and available for purchase for $18. 

Lose Weight class is from 7:30-8:30 pm.


Better Sleep with Hypnosis

Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. Learn relaxation techniques and strategies to fall asleep easier. Reinforcement audio CD or audio file is strongly recommended and available for purchase for $18.

Better Sleep is from 8:30 – 9:15pm

DRIVER TRAINING - Offered Year Round
Complete form and return to the Community Relations Office
c/o PHS - 35 Church Hill Road
Kintnersville, PA 18930
Cost is $230 for 6 behind the wheel sessions
Driver Training Form

Use My School Bucks:  Payment Using MSB
Email:  [email protected]
Call:  610-847-5131, ext. 2401

Pork and Brew


Join the Discussion! We will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 12th at 7PM in the Palisades Middle School Auditorium.  If you are interested in posting a question for our panel discussion, please fill out the form linked below and the question will be answered on October 12th.  If there are any questions which we are unable to get to answer that evening, a follow up FAQ will be widely distributed after the event.  Thank you for your interest and your support.

To submit a question, please copy this link into your browser:

Youth Mental Health Event 101222

Transition Program

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CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE:  Now is the time to protect your pocketbook from extensive costs related to damages to your child’s chromebook throughout the school year.  This is a reasonably priced policy to protect families against higher costs of repairs.  Click HERE to register now.

TO FILE A CLAIM:  Please allow Palisades School District technicians to file insurance claims on your behalf so that the claims don't get denied.  If your child has a damaged Chromebook please have them take it to Chromebook Central in the library of their school and they will be issued a loaner.

RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION:  It is that time of year when we ask all students’ families to update their information via the Returning Student Registration process.  In order to update your child(ren)’s forms you will need to create or use your Parent Portal Account on PowerSchool.  For directions on how to create an account or to add a student to your current account, please use this link:

You will need your student access id information (not the same as the student id) to create an account.  We have sent this information to you via separate email or you may contact your child’s building secretary at 610-847-5131, ext 1000 (PALMS), 2000 (PHS), 3000 (DN), 6000 (SPR) or 7000 (TIN).  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation as this information is important to our nurses (updated health information) and is used for communications.

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE: If you are interested in student accident insurance, you can learn more at 


The Palisades School District invites applications for the position of full-time, contracted, Instrumental Music Teacher.  We are seeking a candidate with the ability to teach instrumental music to middle school and elementary school students. The successful candidate will be someone who is able to work creatively with students while, at the same time, work collaboratively with colleagues to continue to cultivate student interest. This position requires an organized and self-motivated educator who has interest and expertise in building and directing ensembles. Interested applicants must have a PA Certification in Music Education K-12 and should have talents in band instruction, as well as having a comfort level with general music.  An emphasis on experience in teaching band instruments is preferred. Position begins approximately November 1, 2022.

Those applicants interested in applying for the position should send the following through Recruit and Hire their letter of application, PA standard application, resume, transcripts, teacher certification, 3 references, and clearances (current within the past 12 months of the closing date of the posting: Act 24, 34, 114 and 151), and disclosure form(s) to via Recruit and Hire no later than September 29, 2022. Letters can be addressed to Dr. Karl Scheibenhofer, Principal at Palisades Middle School.


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


Link to apply for clearances:


As per Administrative Regulation #309, current professional employees wishing to transfer to this position should email the Superintendent to express their interest and describe their relevant qualifications.  Email Dr. Bridget O’Connell at [email protected] by 4:00 pm on September 21, 2022.  


Penn Foundation Walk

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School to Work Grant Opportunities:

Industrial Maintenance STW.pdf
Metalwork Training Program STW.pdf

speech assessment


No Bullying Run
Got Waste Event
Got Waste Details 1
Got Waste Details 2

Troop 27 Halloween