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They will be conducting one more Information Session for the Congressional Nomination Process to the United States Military Service Academies.  Please register with the link below for the ZOOM session on September 28, 2022 (Wednesday) at 4:00pm.

If you have already attended a Service Academy Information Session, please disregard this email unless you would like a refresher.


Governor Wolf recently announced that, effective October 1, breakfast will be free for all students for the remainder of the 2022 - 2023 school year. Lunch will still have a cost.  If you are interested in completing paperwork to see if you qualify for either free or reduced pricing for school lunches, please complete the documents ATTACHED HERE or go to School Cafe.

Dr. Michael Herrera


Over this past summer, Dr. Michael Herrera was appointed as the new Executive Director of the Upper Bucks Technical School after an extensive national search was performed. 

From the recent press release, "Dr. Herrera is a proven, innovative, collaborative, and nationally recognized school leader & workforce development professional. He has served eighteen years as a successful and published CTE administrator in two states. Additional experiences include serving one rewarding year as principal of a large comprehensive high school. Dr. Herrera has served the Upper Bucks County Technical School for the past eight years, most recently as the Assistant Director. He is currently completing his national fellowship with the Association for Career and Technical Education. "

To learn more about this appointment, please click here:  Dr. Michael Herrera

Pirate Nation


Spirit Week at PHS October 3rd-8th

Spirit week kick-off will begin on Friday, September 30th with a dress up day themed “Twin/We go Together Day”.

Listed below are the designated dress up days and other information about the week being celebrated at the high school!

*  Monday, October 3 - Country versus Country Club Day
*  Tuesday, October 4 - Tourist Day
*  Wednesday, October 5 - No school, but the Powder Puff game will take place in the stadium at 6:30 PM
*  Thursday, October 6 - Class Color Day - Seniors - Red, Juniors - Blue, Sophomores - Green, Freshmen - Orange
*  Friday, October 7 - Purple & Gold Day, Battle of the classes soccer games, and Pep Rally
Saturday, October 8
 - Homecoming Dance at the high school from 6:00-9:00 PM. This event is open to ALL grades. Guests are welcome as long as the criteria is met and the form is completed as described in the student handbook.

The Class of 2025 is selling Palisades Pirates Cowbells!

Get yours at an upcoming football game for just $15, and show your support for our Pirates!

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PURPLE AND GOLD - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 - SHOW YOUR PIRATE SPIRIT THROUGHOUT THE PSD COMMUNITY AND WEAR YOUR PURPLE AND GOLD!  Post your pictures on our Palisades School District Facebook Page or share them with me at [email protected]  SHOW YOUR PIRATE PRIDE!!!


National Merit Scholarship Corporation Announces Semi-finalists

Congratulations to Lindsay Ulrey (above with Mrs. Schlosser and Mr. Heffernan) who was named as a semi-finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This places her in the top 16,000 students out of all the students that took the PSAT in October 2021.

Allison Bauman   Lily Proux

National Merit Scholarship Corporation Recognizes the Commended Students

This week, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that Allison Bauman (left) and Lily Proulx-Scandone (right) are recognized as “Commended” students in their scholarship program. This places them in the top 50,000 students out of all the students that took the PSAT last year.

Girls Wrestling Advocacy Day     Savannah Witt

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Savannah Witt Advocates for Girls Wrestling

On Wednesday, September 20th Savannah Witt traveled to Washington, D.C. with a group of 80 girls from the 14 states who have not yet sanctioned girls wrestling. The girls met with various Senators and State Representatives from their different states and districts. This was a huge honor to be selected as one of the female wrestling representatives! Congratulations!

Fresh Connect


Fresh Connect Application.pdf

The next free food distribution will be held on Thursday, October 6th - vehicle line up begins by 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.  

Resource Allocation Ad Hoc Committee will be chaired by Mr. Scott Freeman (Region 1).  Mrs. Dawn Grochowiak (Region 3) and Dr. Jim Ott (Region 2) will also serve on the committee.  The purpose of the discussion will be to discuss the impact of declining enrollment on all of our resources.  The first meeting will be held as listed below.

Upcoming Meetings: 
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

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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:

We look forward to your questions!  Thanks in advance for attending this important conversation.  We are very excited to have this esteemed group of panelists at this very important community event!

Our panelists include:  Chief MacDonald, Springfield Township PD; Ms. Kristi Hoover, Deputy District Attorney of Bucks County; Mrs. Katie Lloyd, PSD School Crisis Counselor; Mr. Dave Stiansen, Executive Director of Haycock Ministries; Mrs. Beth Hall, Assistant Program Director, Lakeside Global Institute; and Melissa Groden, Director of Prevention,Training and Education, Council of Southeast Pennsylvania.  

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. 

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Mondays - 10/3-11/14 (no session on 10/31) NEW DATES!
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

St. Lukes

Click Here to Register

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

YMCA UPDATE:  Anyone who might be interested in before or after school care with the YMCA at Springfield Elementary or Durham Nockamixon Elementary, please contact Carlie Bearn at [email protected]  We are unable to run the program since we did not have enough interest, so we are just checking to see if situations have changed.

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Congratulations to Miss Marge (of Tiny Tots fame) who won last night's brick raffle at Springfield's Ice Cream Social Night!  

This is a great fundraiser for PCF - please consider purchasing a brick to commemorate an important event of simply to show your support for the Foundation and the work we do!  Click here to start your order:  Purchase a Brick at the Stadium

PCF is here for the Palisades Community...We Donate to these activities and more:

· Playground Enhancement Projects

· Palisades Community Chorus

· Holiday Gift Certificates for Families

· Book Bags and Supplies for Students

· School Building Murals

· STEAM Programs Across the District

· The Lord’s Pantry in Ottsville

· Local Emergency Responders

· Student and Classroom Scholarships

If you wish to help, purchasing a brick is one way to do it...or if you would prefer, make a donation to PCF by visiting our site at Palisades Community Foundation - any donation (large or small) helps to support the Palisades community!  We are here for you!


Surveying Equipment


Please join David Bretz and Jim Hill as they give their presentation, Early Surveying in Pennsylvania, at the Durham Mill on Sunday, September 25th, at 2:00PM. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.
David Bretz, a professional land surveyor, will give his presentation, "Colonial Corners", that will discuss William Penn's land distribution system and its effects on early European settlement here in the Upper Bucks County region as Penn partitioned the land and sold it into private ownership. Bretz will "follow in the footsteps of the original surveyor" as he retraces the first property lines of Provincial Pennsylvania to recover original property corners that were set some 250 years ago.

Original land documents will also be reviewed to gain insight on how and why the land was first settled.

Jim Hill, an avid collector of antique measuring devices shared parts of his collection in the exhibit "Magnificent Measures" that was on display last summer at the Mercer Museum. Jim will be bringing along some rare and truly unique pieces of survey equipment that date to the 18th and early 19th century.

This is a great opportunity to not only learn about the original settlement of the Durham area but to also see up
close some truly unique and historic survey equipment, some of which has never been displayed before. 

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Open Mic Night


Breakfast PRFR

No Bullying Run
Got Waste Event
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SCAA Fall 2022

Use this link for more information - Silver Creek Athletic Association

 Troop 27 Halloween

Light Up the Night