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The Costa Rica travelers returned on Sunday evening with lots of stories after their 9 day trip to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. The kids measured, tagged and studied Leatherback Sea Turtles as well as helping out with some service work at the turtle station. We spotted wildlife on a boat ride through the rainforest, visited a local school, enjoyed a few hours of beach time at Cahuita National Park, toured the Veragua Rainforest Park, caught butterflies to identify the species and tour a butterfly garden at the park. We observed wildlife and insects on a night hike at the park, photographed the Arenal Volcano, swam in hot springs fed by the Arenal Volcano, white water rafted on the Sarapiqui River, toured the Asis Wildlife Rescue, learned about and ate dinner at a fully sustainable, organic farm and ziplined through the rainforest. Sorry we did not bring the sunshine back with us! Be on the lookout for our 2025 trip details and sign-up.

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CHECK OUT OUR TREKKERS...The PALMS Trekkers came home from a great adventure in the American Southwest!

March 27th...Our Trekkers are flying home from the Southwest today! They scrambled the rocks at the Valley of Fire, hiked to the Emerald Pools of Zion, sled down the Coral Pink Sand Dunes (until they got caught in a sand storm), explored the hoodoos of Bryce, took in the beauty and wonder of the Grand Canyon, kayaked the Verde River, went off-roading at Red Rock, heard wickedly-western ghost stories in Jerome, and experienced the quiet of Sedona’s desert night sky. Check out their adventures on Instagram @nptrekit and stay tuned for information on Trek 2025!

See their adventures on Instagram.

Is your future 7th or 8th grader passionate about travel and eager to explore the science and culture of America's national parks? Stay tuned for details on Trek 2025!

SOLAR ECLIPSE INFO - The following presentation is what to expect in Bucks County - click on the face of each slide to progress.  This was distributed by one of Science teachers, Mr. Todd Kellman and is developed with Stellarium, a free and open source planetarium software product.  Pretty cool...

Solar Eclipse: What to Expect in Bucks County

If you are interested in more information, please see the attached resources on the Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024, Solar Eclipse in Bucks County.pdf

Register for Pre K Counts


Click here for upcoming Pre K Story Times in April at Durham Nockamixon for all pre K children in the district - Pre-K NIghts 2024.docx.pdf

Fill out registration for this event here:  Register Now

Kindergarten Registration Open


Resident children of the Palisades School district who will attain a chronological age of five years BEFORE September 1, 2024 are eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year. For a complete list of requirements and registration information, please review our Kindergarten Welcome Letter (PDF) on the page linked below:

Click Here for More Information


School Board Approved Calendar for 2024-25 - Calendar 2024-25

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The following upcoming meetings are open to the public.  To review the agenda/sign up for comment, please go to the School Board section of our website and click on Board Docs or use this link - Board Docs (information regarding how to make a public comment is found on the agenda document; they are listed by date.)

All meeting minutes and agendas are posted here:  Board Docs

04/10/2024 - Education Programs and Services at 6:30PM in the PHS Library
04/16/2024 - Bucks County Intermediate Unit Board Meeting at 7PM in the BCIU Board Room
04/17/2024 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5PM in the PHS Library
04/17/2024 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting at 6PM in the PHS Auditorium
04/17/2024 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Auditorium
04/18/2024 - Joint Operating Committee at 7PM in the UBCTS Main Office Conference Room

From the High School

Graduation Date for the Class of 2024

The graduation date for the Class of 2024 will be Friday, May 31st at 5:30 PM in Walter T. Rohrer stadium. The rain date will be Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 AM. More information will be forthcoming.

Freshman Class Fundraiser

Good afternoon Parents and Guardians, our Freshman class is having a Joe Corbi’s fundraiser for their Junior and Senior prom. You can CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (using this code 22370). To view the catalog click this   Joe Corbi's Catalog

Thank you on behalf of the Freshman Class!  Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 9th!

Cybersonics Fundraiser

Download the order form and get yours today!
or go to

Sesame Street Logo


The following info and questionnaire will support our students as they head onto state competition for National History Day.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Did you watch Sesame Street as a kid? If so, we need your help. We are a group of high school and middle school students participating in a competition called NHD. This year's theme is Turning Points in History, so we made a documentary about Sesame Street's impact on children's education and media. After winning the regional competition, we have a month to refine our project before the state competition. If you watched Sesame Street as a kid, we would love to hear from you. Please answer these two simple questions to help us gather information. We really appreciate your help with this!

Survey -

Thank you so much,

Nico, Lily, and Joey

Cybersonics Wins Again

On March 23rd, the Cybersonics Team competed in a competition at Bensalem HS. The team had another outstanding performance and its alliance placed first!

This weekend they are competing in the District Championships at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena.

Lily Clifford’s Artwork on Display at the BCIU

Lily Clifford was honored at the BCIU for their annual Bucks IU Student Art Gallery Reception for the 2024 school year.  The event is sponsored by the Bucks IU Visual Arts Advisory Council which displays one piece of artwork for all of the 13 districts that the IU supports.  Lily's piece was selected to represent Palisades at the BCIU for the next year, which is on display from January 2024 to January 2025 in The Gallery on the second floor of the IU.  If you're down at the IU please check Lily's work, she did amazing work!

Debate Team Wrap-Up

On Wednesday, March 20 the debate semifinal team participated in its last competition of the school year. This year's semifinal team proudly finished in 3rd place and missed the opportunity to compete in the final round by a narrow margin. We are so proud of Gianna Gammello, Sophia Schulz, Eli Mergott, Sam McCullough, and Lauren Shoemaker for their incredible dedication, hard work, and talents!

PHS Cornhole Tournament


Help Wanted

2024/2025 School Year:  Winter Coaching Position 

- Boys Basketball - Head Coach

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, an athletic resume listing coaching experience, and 3 non-family member references (name, phone number and/or email address, job title). Applicants with incomplete or missing information will not be considered for an interview. Position posted until filled.

Clearances will be required prior to beginning employment. Clearances may take up to two weeks for processing, so we strongly encourage interested applicants to start this process immediately. Required clearances include: Acts 24, 34, 114 & 151 (dated within the past 12 months of the closing date of this posting. Complete clearances  for “employment” not “volunteer”) and disclosure form(s) Act 168. If needed, please contact Sue Keogh, HR Associate, at 610-847-5131, extension 4028 for technical assistance completing the application. 


Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Brian Gilbert and emailed to [email protected] 

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

Link to clearances:


ESS Hiring Event


Covered Bridge Project Ad

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS IMPORTANT COMMUNITY CELEBRATION...featuring our band students and guest conductor, Dr. Scott Watson!

The concerts (at the high school on Friday and at the bridge on Saturday) are FREE!  Tickets must be purchased in advance for the reception at Kirkland Farm on Saturday (adults only 21 and over)!  Tickets are now on sale - please visit the Palisades Community Foundation website.

Heads Up...Registration is beginning now for the PCF Annual Family Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, May 18th - register today!

PCF Family Fun Run and ! Mile Walk Registration

SEPTA School Yard Sale

Springfield Elementary is hosting a community yard sale on 4/27 (rain date 5/11)! If you would like to reserve a space to sell items, please sign up at the following link and be sure to include your email address! We hope to see you there! 

Empty Bowl

CALLING ALL CERAMIC ARTISTS AND ART STUDENTS: Upper Bucks Empty Bowls needs your handmade bowls for our next Empty Bowl Supper. On Friday, May 3rd, community members are invited to gather at Palisades High School to purchase handmade bowls and enjoy a delicious soup supper. All money raised will benefit the food pantry. This is a great opportunity to show your work while helping your neighbors. If you would like to donate your bowl or multiple bowls to this effort, please contact Paula Focazio at 267-884-2286 or [email protected] Students may also contact PHS Art teacher Lauren Sunday.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Upper Bucks Empty Bowls fundraiser Friday, May 3rd. The Upper Bucks Empty Bowls Supper raises money to help fight hunger in our community. We need volunteers to help with the following: set-up, ticket sales at the door, serving, and clean-up. This is a great way for students to earn some volunteer hours while helping their neighbors. If you can help please contact Paula Focazio at 267-884-2286 or [email protected]


PSD Community News

Groundwater Presentation at PHS

Riegelsville Storytime
Smokey the Bear Reading Challenge

Tinicum Civic Association

Click here for upcoming events at the Stover Mill Gallery - Tinicum Civic Association- Stover Mill Gallery.pdf

Tinicum Civic Assoc

Grandparents Support Group

Green Hiking Event

FH Breakfast

Book Sale Pipersville Spring 2024

Mother's Day Plant BINGO

Fritz Ad Summer Help

Bucks County Parks Hiring Event

Bucks County Lifeguard Reimbursement

Girls Empowered Summer Camp

Girls Empowered 2024 - Registration is Now Open for Summer Camps!.pdf

Sponsorship and registration information is included in the link above.

YMCA Summer Camps

YMCA IS HIRING SUMMER COUNSELORS - AGE 18 AND UP - Please contact [email protected]  

PLEASE NOTE:  Upperclassmen from high school may reach out for employment as well!

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