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DN Halloween
Springfield Halloween
Tinicum Halloween

Durham Nox, Springfield and Tinicum (top to bottom) staff members enjoying the Halloween celebrations this past week!


Cross Country Update:  Smigo and Smith will compete at PIAA 1A XC State Championships

Tomorrow, Saturday November 5th, Giada Smith and Thomas Smigo will compete in the PIAA Cross Country Championships in Hershey, PA. The girls race begins at 11:00 AM while the boys race starts at 1:15 PM. Good Luck to both athletes! Notably, Thomas is looking to repeat as the PIAA Boys State Champion!

Boys Soccer Update:  District XI 1A Boys Soccer Championship

On Wednesday, November 2nd the Boys Soccer team competed in the District XI 1A championship game versus Moravian Academy. The team fought hard, but lost a tough game. Congratulations to our silver medal winning Boys Soccer team. Notably, this was the first time since 1990 that the Boys Soccer team competed in the District XI Championship game. 

Pirates Football Season Continues...

Reminder for Pirates Football Fans! Tickets for Saturday's (11/5) playoff game vs. Catty can be found here:
No Cash Sales! Go Pirates!

Polar Plunge 2023:

Kids for Kindness & the Unified Bocce team are fundraising for 2023 UCS Cool Schools! You should join us and work together to support Special Olympics Pennsylvania and a truly awesome cause.

If our team reaches $500 in donations, representatives from Palisades High School will "Take the Plunge" at Scott Park in Downtown Easton on February 18th. All donations go to Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Go Pirates!

To join the Palisades High School team & help raise money from your families/friends, click here:  Join team To make a donation to the Palisades High School team, click here: Donate

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!

use ID/account number: 116126

MORE MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS...Coffee House Performances!  

On Wednesday, November 2nd our vocal music department hosted the Coffee House event that highlighted the many talents of our vocal music students. Congratulations to Director Hong and nearly 40 students that participated. 

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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

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: 

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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*  ZUMBA starts on 11/1 (walk ins welcome)
*  Real Estate Investing on 11/10


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

Coat Drive for YMCA

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Follow this link for more information:  Palisades Non-Athletic EDRs rev.pdf


Two Long-term Substitute Instructional Assistants (IAs)/Paraprofessionals at Palisades Middle School– part-time, long-term substitutes. 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.
One position is 6 hrs/student day, long-term substitute as soon as possible through December 23, 2022
One position is 5.5 hrs/student day, long-term substitute effective as soon as possible through March 30, 2023

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 Dr. Karl Scheibenhofer, Principal at PALMS. Deadline to apply is November 11, 2022. EOE

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


Link to clearances:

IMPORTANT INFO FOR FAMILIES:  Test Call for Emergencies
On Monday, October 31st, a test call went out to all phone numbers on file for your students.  This was a test of our emergency broadcast system.  Please note that snow emergency calls (the 5AM phone calls) will ONLY GO TO custodial parents.  Those calls will NOT go to all phone numbers on file.

If you have any questions or changes, please contact Donna Holmes at 610-847-5131, ext. 2401 or email [email protected]

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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

Donations for gift cards for families in the Palisades School District who need a little help this holiday season are now being taken!

Please go to to make a donation - any size donation will help a family have a brighter holiday season!  Thank you for your consideration!


Pipersville Library Event

FH Breakfast

Fall Roll Out 2022


Children ages 4 to 12 will have the opportunity to enjoy the world of Baroque chamber music at the 
Lenape Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Concert in the Round’, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12th at 2 PM at Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Building Auditorium, 700 East Butler Ave. in Doylestown.  Musicians from New York will perform music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Leclair’s Violin Concerto and J.S. Bach’s “Italian Concerto” for Harpsichord. The 45 minute program includes question/answer, 
instrument demonstration and meet the artists. Children $2 at the door, parents free.  610-294-9361

Concert in the Round

Springfield Township Comp Plan

Riegelsville Used Books
Winter songs

NOW ADDED:  Musical performance from our own Strings Performers!  A wonderful kick off to the holiday season!