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Palisades is once again running our PEARL volunteer program in our schools.  Residents who are age 60 and older, earn less than $35,000 per year (income level requirement established by the PA 1000 tax rebate program), and volunteer for 40 hours or more over the course of the school year, can receive a property tax rebate of $650 per household.

*All clearances required must be obtained and proof of age presented prior to beginning service hours.

*A copy of the completed PA 1000 and the final record of volunteer hours must be submitted in order for the property tax rebate to be processed.

Please contact 610-847-5131 - Kate (4102) or Donna (2401) in the Community Relations Office to apply.  Examples of volunteer tasks include reading and math assistance with elementary students, lunch and recess monitoring, general office/clerical responsibilities, library assistance, etc.


Congratulations Music Students:

Last evening, our music students and Directors Hong, Jennings, and Kumpf had an outstanding Winter Concert performance. Next Friday, 12/16, the PHS student body will have a special assembly to hear an abbreviated version of the concert.

Don't miss the sounds of the season on Sunday as the Madrigals perform at the Tinicum Community Park - see flyer below!

Winter Sports Update:

Congratulations to our Girls Basketball team who last weekend won the championship in the Antietam Tip Off Tournament!  

Danny Haubert Brock Schneiderwind

Also last weekend, our wrestlers competed in the Top Hat tournament in Williamsport, PA. Congratulations to Danny Haubert who placed 3rd and Brock Schneiderwind placed 6th. 

Be sure to click this link for a full calendar of athletic events.  

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.

Thanks to the generous 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!

Note: 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:

Check out the video about Upper Bucks Technical School Here: UBCTS Promotional Video

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: 

12/15/22 - 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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Long-Term Math Substitute Teacher - at Palisades High School.  Applicants must hold a valid PA certification in Mathematics 7-12. Qualified applicants should be able to teach all levels of mathematics while integrating technology. Position starts as soon as possible through January 20, 2023. 

Interested applicants need to submit through Recruit and Hire at letter of interest, resume, completed PA standard application, college transcripts, copy of PA teaching certificate, 3 letters of recommendation, clearances (current within the past 12 months of the closing date of this posting: Acts 24, 34, 114 & 151 current within a year), and disclosure form(s) Act 168. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2022 or until the position is filled . Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Richard Heffernan, Principal of Palisades High School and Assistant to the Superintendent.  EOE


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


Link to apply for 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!

Plenty of tags with gift ideas are left 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!


NAMI Events for December

Lucky Lottery - How it works

Holiday Help

Winter songs

A wonderful kick off to the holiday season!

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Blue Christmas Gathering

Flag Football


Youth NFL Flag Football provides an exciting way for kids to have a blast practicing and playing the game, all while learning valuable lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, and commitment. There is NO travel involved as all games are played at the fields in Perkasie. Teams are assigned actual NFL team names and each player is given a reversible jersey with the team logo.  

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