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PHS Principal, Rich Heffernan was in attendance for the Bethlehem Police Department's Ceremony this week to honor police officers serving the Bethlehem community, past and present.  Rich's father was an officer who served and received posthumous recognition for his service.

At the ceremony, Rich met up with Jeremy Rimmer, a former PHS student who was being awarded as Officer of the Year for the City of Bethlehem.  He and his wife, Sherri (Litzenberger) Rimmer - a PHS graduate - were present with their family to celebrate Jeremy's recognition.  Congratulations to the Rimmer/Litzenberger families and to Jeremy on his award!


Cross Country:

Thomas Smigo earned the title for the 4th time as Colonial League Champion for Cross Country!  Congrats to Thomas on this victory and amazing accomplishment! 

Fall Sports Update: 

The Field Hockey team, Girls Soccer team, and the Boys Soccer team all qualified for the District XI playoffs! The Girls Soccer team will host a first-round game on Monday, 10/24 in the high school stadium.  The Field Hockey team will likely play on Wednesday, 10/26. The site and opponent have not been announced. Be sure to follow all District XI playoff information and results at this link

This just in from the District XI Chairman...Palisades has a bye for the first round of Boy's Soccer. We play on Thursday. We will play the winner of the Northern Lehigh / Schuylkill Haven game which is being played on Tuesday.  
The game will be played at a neutral site. Time TBD

As we wrap-up the Girls Tennis season, congratulations to Cora Anderson and Jasmine Catanzaro who completed qualified and competed in the District XI Doubles team competition at Lehigh University.

Click this link for a full calendar of athletic events. 

Winter Sports Sign-Up 

Winter Sports begin on November 18th. If you are interested in joining one of the teams, please click this link for all the information from the Athletic Office.

Marching Band Fundraiser - Gertrude Hawk Chocolate

The PHS Marching Band is fundraising with a Gertrude Hawk chocolate sale. The sale runs through November 7th. The money raised will be used toward the band's many needs such as equipment and travel expenses. Orders will come in around the week of December 5th, just in time for Christmas.

It’s easy to participate by simply clicking the following link to shop!

Here is the correct link for the PHSMB Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

If someone would like to buy online, they will need to go to this link, then... 

1. Select buyer

2. Find a Fundraiser

3. Type Palisades HS Marching Band

4. Choose a seller

For the seller, you should type in any of the students' names who are in the marching band. If you don't want to contribute to a particular student, you should use our Band Director’s name, Sam Jennings. Regardless, all of the money raised is going straight to the band boosters, so the seller does not matter!

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Prices for both shows- Fall and Spring Musical Performances!

Program Sponsors: $250
Full Page ad: $100
Half Page ad: $50

2022-2023 Ads Full Year Patron Copy.pdf
This year's fall play "PUFFS" (Or Seven Increasingly EventfuYears at a Certain School of Magic and Magic) is Friday, November 18th at 7PM and Saturday, November 19th at 2PM. The play is a 'spoof' of the Harry Potter Franchise, told from the standpoint of the "Puffs" (based on Hufflepuffs). Join us for this hilarious performance, for Harry Potter and non-Harry Potter fans alike! 
Purchase your tickets now!

1) Go to (our virtual box office)
2) Select your seats. Available seats are indicated in Green.
3) Click 'complete order'. The tickets will be emailed to you, and again on the day of the event.

Please email [email protected] for assistance with the box office.

Video - How to Use the Virtual Box Office

UBCTS Open House
UBCTS Promotional Video - 
October Newsletter (

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Comprehensive Plan Update:  Please take this opportunity to complete our brief surveys to help develop our Comprehensive Plan for the 2023-26 school years.  Let your voice be heard!  Your input is essential to our process of Plan development.  Thank you in advance!  Please complete the surveys by October 28th!

Community Survey:
Parent/Guardian Survey:

School Board Meetings

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 next meeting will be held at the PHS Library on Monday, November 7th at 6:30PM.

Upcoming Meetings: 
10/26/22 - Facilities Committee Meeting - PHS Library at 6:30PM
11/02/22 - Regular School Board Meeting - PHS Auditorium at 7PM
11/07/22 - Resource Allocation Ad Hoc Committee - PHS Library at 6:30PM
11/09/22 - Education Programs and Services Committee - PHS Library at 6:30PM
11/15/22 - BCIU Board Meeting - BCIU at 7PM
11/16/22 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - PHS Auditorium at 6PM
11/16/22 - Regular School Board Meeting - PHS Auditorium at 7PM
11/17/22 - Joint Operating Committee - UBCTS at 7PM

Thanksgiving break - 11/22 (half day) - 11/25; 11/28 regular school day for students.


MH Walk

The Palisades School District is joining the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Taskforce to participate in the Hold On You Matter Walk to Make A Difference event on Saturday, November 5. The walk will take place at Upper Bucks County Community College (UBCCC), located at 1 Hillendale Road in Perkasie PA. Registration and program starts at 12:30 pm, followed by the walk at 1:30 pm. Students, families, staff members, and community members are encouraged to attend this meaningful event.

To register for the walk as part of the Palisades SD team or to donate to the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Taskforce through the Palisades SD team, please use the following link.

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Click on this Link for All Sessions Offered this Fall

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

Coat Drive for YMCA

Transition Program

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Follow this link for more information:  Non-Athletic EDR's 2022.pdf

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY...HELP WANTED: Title I Instructional Assistant (IA)/Paraprofessional – part-time, 10 month, for 2022/2023 school year only, instructional assistant/paraprofessionals at Durham Nockamixon. 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 October 31, 2022. EOE

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


Link to clearances:


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

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The attached information from Wells Fargo Advisors, is general information about giving charitable donations and the strategies involved.  This information is for those considering a gift to PCF or other charitable organizations.  It is meant as information only as we near the end of the calendar year.  Click here: charitable_giving_strategies.pdf

Purchase a Brick: 
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

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!


Girl Scouts
Calling all Kindergarten and First Grade girls! If you like to camp, hike, learn about nature, science, and life skills, and help your community, then Girls Scouts might be for you. There is a new Tinicum Daisy Troop (#02390) that has a lot of activities planned and we would love for you to join us.  If you are interested in joining, you can contact Lisa Cooper at [email protected] and if you would like more information on Girl Scouts, you can visit

Job Fair

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Drug Take Back 22

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10 am - 2 pm!

This year’s Take Back event will feature 48 public collection sites throughout the county. Simply drive up – or walk in – 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 October 29! 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:


Pipersville Library Event

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin Carving Contest

 Troop 27 Halloween

Light Up the Night

Bridgeton AA Trick or Treat

Halloween Parade

FH Breakfast

Fall Roll Out 2022