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Springfield Recognition for PBIS
Tinicum PBIS

Congratulations to all three of our elementary schools, as well as our middle school! These four schools have been recognized by the Commonwealth of PA for implementing the Schoolwide Positive Behavior and Interventions Program with fidelity for multiple years. Representatives from each of these schools were recognized at the state conference in Hershey!

This program establishes the social culture and behavior support needed to improve social, emotional, behavioral and academic outcomes for all students.  We are proud of our students, faculty, staff and parents/guardians for their hard work in this area!

Pictured above from Springfield Elementary (top): Mrs. Raabe (3rd grade teacher), Mr. Davis (principal) and Ms. Borzok (3rd grade teacher).
From Tinicum Elementary (bottom): Mrs. Corboy (reading specialist) and Mrs. Dorward (counselor).


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!

UPDATE FROM TODAY...our Special Olympic polar plunge fundraiser hit $600! The Bocce team will continue to fundraise with hopes of hitting the $1,000 mark.

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

2023-24 Technical School Application is OPEN

Students interested in attending the Upper Bucks County Technical School for the 2023-24 school year must complete an online application.  The completion of the application is only necessary for students that will be new to the Technical school. The application is available using this  link and should be completed by February 9th. Completed applications are required to be considered for all shop areas.  Videos are available to review the programs through their website and students/parents are encouraged to view videos for shops for which they are interested in applying. 

Again, returning Technical School students DO NOT need to complete the application. ONLY those who did not attend the Technical school this year must complete the application.

From Nov. 28 - Dec. 9, the Bucks County Free Library will be running a Virtual Library Card Drive for the Palisades School District

During the dates of the drive, you will be able to register your child for a library card right from home, and your child will receive their brand-new Bucks County Free Library card at school. Whether you choose to visit the library in person or enjoy our services entirely from home, there is so much your child can do with a library card!

Ready to register your child for a library card? Here's how:

Click on this link to go to the online library card application for students.,1,WEYclBhRqvblS5KrX7yetYG-Pf4k7D7ptbkoh2LgkTVZL-3xBnMAk8IZGJ2jMLcVPaUw70cOLhYIksd4dPx3knuoAz56Zr5inJ9QJgPlhCOby2PdxC8,&typo=1

Enter the password: $choolYear2022

Fill out the application with your child's information. If you have more than one child, fill out a separate application for each child. Students ages 14+ can fill out their applications themselves.

We'll receive your application(s) at the library and set up your child(ren)'s library card account(s). You'll get an e-mail with the account information as soon as the account is ready. This means you can start using it right away, even before you have the physical card.

After the drive has ended, your child will receive their physical library card at school. 

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, December 12th at 6:30PM.

Upcoming Meetings: 

12/05/22 - Budget Presentation - 6PM PHS Auditorium  MONDAY
12/05/22 - School Board Meetings - Reorganization and Regular Meeting - 7PM PHS Auditorium - MONDAY
12/07/22 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM PHS Library
12/07/22 - Athletic Committee Meeting - 7:30PM PHS Library
12/15/22 - Joint Operating Committee Meeting - 7PM UBCTS
12/19/22 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting 9AM District Office
12/21/22 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM PHS Auditorium


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Health Qi Gong (pronounced chee gong) combines stretches, flowing movements, and breath to clear tension from the muscles, reduce stress, calm the mind and open the energy pathways.  The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qi Gong teach you to move with relaxation. Qi Gong helps to create physical and emotional balance in the body.  Practiced as a form of exercise it improves vitality, boost the immune system to help prevent illness and help to improve balance and coordination.

Tuesdays, 6 - 6:45pm
December 1 to December 22
4 week session - $48.
Location: PMS Cafeteria
Instructor: Diane Alex

Tai Chi is a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Often described as a moving meditation, Tai Chi  has documented health benefits, including improved balance, stress relief and decreased chronic pain. We will be learning the beginning moves of a Yang Style form in this class.

Tuesdays, 7 - 8:00 pm
December 1 to December 22
4 week session - $60.
Location: PMS Cafeteria
Instructor: Diane Alex

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


Also note, Adult Volleyball at PALMS will begin at 8PM through 12/20 starting next week.

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Winter Coaching Positions Available for the 2022/2023 School Year:

- 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
- Girls Basketball JV Assistant Coach

Interested candidates should send their letter of interest, completed application, resume, and criminal clearances (Acts 24, 34, 141 & 151 current within a year of the start of the season) and disclosure form(s) to Brian Gilbert, Director of Athletics, Palisades School District, 35 Church Hill Road, Kintnersville, PA 18930, [email protected], or fax information to (610) 847-2562. 

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

Link to apply for clearances:

Deadline for application is December 5, 2022 or until the position is filled. 

Director of Fiscal Affairs:  Full-time, 12 month position starting mid July: Bachelor's degree required, minimum 5 years School District accounting experience preferred. The successful candidate will be responsible for all accounting functions of the School District and assisting ADP with biweekly payroll processing. This will include entering revenues into accounting software (CSIU), reconciling month end bank statements, closing out the monthly General Ledger, and preparing monthly reports for the Board. . This position will also be in charge of reconciling monthly real estate tax reports, and processing interim real estate tax bills and refunds. This position will also assist with the upload and processing of payroll through ADP. Salary and benefits based on the current Act 93 Plan. Salary range starting at $65,000 and commensurate with level of experience.


Interested candidates must submit through Recruit and Hire at, their letter of interest, application, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and clearances (Acts 24, 34, 114, and 151 current within a year) and disclosure form(s). Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Drew Bishop, Business Administrator. Deadline for applications is December 7, 2022. EOE

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

Link to apply for clearances:

Non Instructional Assistant/Library/Clerical Assistant (anticipated):  Palisades High School is seeking a part-time, 10 month, 5.75 hours (8:15 am to 2:30 pm) per student day, non-highly qualified instructional assistant/library/clerical assistant, starting January 3, 2022. Hourly rate: $20.80/hour after a successful probationary period, as per contract. 

Candidate will assist and support student(s) in individual and small group settings, work closely with the library media specialist to support daily library procedures, and communicate / triage technology support with IT staff and administration.  The candidate must also have the ability to work calmly with student(s) exhibiting behavioral and academic challenges, the ability to multitask, and the ability to follow the directions of professional staff and administration as needed.

Preference is given to those candidates highly qualified as defined by federal standards, which requires either two completed years of study at an institution of higher education, an associate’s (or higher) degree, or PDE Highly Qualified certification. 

Interested candidates should send via Recruit and Hire at, their letter of interest, application, resume and clearances (Acts 24, 34, 114, and 151 current within a year) and disclosure form(s). Those interested in applying for the position should email their letter of interest to Mr. Rich Heffernan, Principal at Palisades High School, by December 7, 2022.  EOE

Current employees may submit a bid form.
Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment

Link to clearances:

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 at :  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 December 7, 2022. EOE.

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


Link to clearances:

Fab Lab

The Fab Lab team is growing! We are in need of part-time, after-school and weekend Group Leaders. This is a FABulous opportunity for a teacher looking for extra income or to gain experiences in STEAM education! The position is very flexible – a Group Leader works as much or as little as they like, depending on the Fab Lab’s schedule. Please share this with any teachers who may be interested – we are hoping to onboard a few new team members before the new year!

Fab Lab Group Leader – Summary:
The Bucks IU’s Fab Lab Center is a place for students to engage in digital fabrication, computer science, engineering, and general STEAM activities in a fun, innovative, out-of-school environment. The Fab Lab Center offers many opportunities for students, including after school clubs, STEAM Saturdays, day-off-school programs, Kids Night Out, and more.

Under the direction of the Supervisor of STEAM Education, the Fab Lab Group Leader is responsible for implementing Fab Lab Center student programs and events, such as after school clubs, STEAM Saturdays, day-off-school programs, and/or Kids Night Out. Implementing a program may require the Fab Lab Group Leader to prepare activity plans and/or presentation slides. A Group Leader may wish to work one event at a time or may work multiple events each month. The Group Leader’s schedule is determined in collaboration with the Supervisor of STEAM Education, based on the needs of the Center’s lineup of programs.

Link for Additional Information and to Apply: Job Description - Fab Lab Group Leader: Part-Time (22000650) (

FAB LAB December Events

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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 and presents for students and families in the Palisades School District who need a little help this holiday season are now being taken!

Tags with gift ideas are on our Holiday Giving Tree at the high school - take a tag or two, and return the wrapped item with the tag to the high school by December 15th!

If you would like to purchase a gift card for a family in need, $25 gift cards are being accepted - Target, Kohls, Walmart, Amazon or Giant preferred.  Please drop off or mail to our District Office - 41 Thomas Free Drive, Kintnersville, PA  18930

You can also make a donation check payable to Palisades Community Foundation OR go to to make a donation - any size donation will help a family have a brighter holiday this year!  Thank you for your consideration!

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Neon classroom
Neon math class 1
Neon math class 2

THE GLOW ZONE:  Special thanks to PCF for supporting this very cool approach to a "neon" math class taken by Mrs. Prego, teacher at our middle school.  Math??? What???  Needless to say, the students LOVED the cool vibe that math in the Glow Zone had with this really fun approach to learning and student engagement!  Thanks to Mrs. Prego for sharing and thanks to PCF for the funding of supplies!


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Tree Lighting

Lucky Lottery - How it works

Holiday Help

Miss Cindys at PHS
Winter Breakfast with Santa UBCTS

Breakfast with Santa

Winter songs

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

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Blue Christmas Gathering