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Palisades School District is once again taking part in the 2023 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.  Although many other school districts in Pennsylvania administer this survey to 6th graders, Palisades surveys students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades only.  This survey will ask questions about the perceptions and behaviors of our students.  It includes questions concerning school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse.
Palisades has participated in this survey in the past; follow this link to access past PAYS reports - PAYS Reports


The information we receive will assist us and our community partners to develop those protective factors that help to prevent adolescent drug use as well as other problem behaviors.  Parents/guardians have the right to opt your child out of taking the survey.  The following facts concerning the survey will help you to make an informed decision about your child’s participation:
1. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary.  Students will be instructed by their proctor that they may skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer.  They also will be instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult if they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey.
2. The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy.  It is anonymous and confidential.  Students will not put their names on the survey and no student will ever have their individual responses reported.
3. The survey is well tested, having been administered to Pennsylvania students since 1989. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development locally and statewide. This has been a valuable tool used in Comprehensive Planning and program development in our district.

You may request a list of the survey questions by visiting the following link:  For more information about this survey, including a list of frequently asked questions, please visit and click on “2023 PAYS administration.”
In addition, please note that our website contains many resources for families and students in need of additional support: Crisis Resources

The Department of Human Services (DHS) will leave the family P-EBT support center open for family P-EBT inquiries only through November 2023. We recommend that you let your students’ families know of this deadline. If they have any questions about their child’s P-EBT benefits for any year, they should contact the DHS family support center as soon as possible.

As a reminder, here are the family resources for P-EBT:

Family helpline - 877-343-0179
Family online inquiry and ticket status -
*  Family portal to see if a student received a benefit:

 Community School Programs

Please note, a new booklet will be posted as classes are added for the Fall - note version #


Volleyball Tuesdays/Thursdays
Location: Palisades Middle School Gym
Facilitators:  Rich Loveless (Tuesdays) and Cindy Reed (Thursdays)
Time:  7:30-9:30PM
Cost:  Walk ins welcome - $5/night or you can pay for the entire session in advance

Dog Obedience Training Mondays 10/9-11/13
Location:  PHS  Gold Gym
Instructor:  Jan Grave
Time:  7:30-8:30PM
Cost:  $125 for 6 sessions

Financial Assistance and Student Loans Wednesday 10/11
Location:  PHS B3
Facilitated by:  PHS Guidance Office/PHEAA
Time:  6:00PM
No Cost/Registration Required

Photoshop Basics Thursdays 10/12-11/16
Location:  PHS 118
Instructor:  Katrina Laubach
Time:  7-8:30PM
Cost:  $70

Pickleball Thursdays now until 11/15
Location:  PHS Gold Gym
Facilitated by Chris Cunnane
Time:  7:30-9:30PM
Cost:  $5/night 


The Fitness Center at the high school is open to the community on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9PM and on Saturdays from 8AM until noon.  It is free for current staff/students, emergency management personnel and veterans.  All others pay $5/visit, $15/month or $200 for the year.  Click here for more details - Fitness Center Hours


Register and Pay online using My School Bucks - please click here My School Bucks


Please make checks payable to Palisades School District and give to instructor/attendant or mail to 39 Thomas Free Drive, Kintnersville, PA  18930.  Use the enrollment form posted in the booklet or complete the following google form:

ESS Info Session

Pirate Country


The Palisades High School yearbook is a one of a kind publication.  It’s a limited edition collection of stories and events from the school year, and now is your opportunity to reserve a copy and make sure your student doesn’t miss out on remembering and sharing this special time in their lives with their classmates for years to come.  The 2024 yearbook is on sale now for $70.00 if purchased by Thanksgiving.  The price will increase after this date, but act now and make this purchase a great holiday gift for your son or daughter!  

For your convenience you have several purchasing options:

Easiest option: Order online at
*  Fill out the order form, and mail your order directly to Student Services Company (address on order form)
Phone Student Services Company directly 610.539.1330
Fax your order form directly to Student Services Company 610.539.6530

The yearbook staff has been working hard putting together a great book, so don’t delay, and purchase your yearbook today!!

Basketball Camp


Director:  Coach Bob Musantry
Location:  High School Purple Gym
Dates:  November 4th and 5th UPDATED!
Time:  9AM-noon

Description:  Skills Clinic - skills and drills for players in grades 3 to 6.  Cost is $50 per camper; $40 per camper if registering more than one player.  Questions?  Please contact Coach Musantry at [email protected]

REGISTRATION FORM:  Basketball Camp 2023.pdf

Theatre Ad Sponsors


This year, the Palisades High School Theatre Department is proud to present two productions: “THE ONE ACT PLAY DISASTER”, and “THE ADDAMS FAMILY: SCHOOL EDITION”. We would be honored by your support via an advertisement in both productions at a discounted price. We hope that this rate will help spread the word of the amazing services your business or organization offers, and/or celebrate a special person in our production. Your support will help us purchase costumes, rental pieces, rental lights, and set materials for our productions.  

Help us save time, paper, and money by submitting your sponsorship online via our virtual box office. Select “Donate” in the upper menu bar, and your ad donation tier.

Alternatively, view our paper/mail copy of the Ad Sale form here

Please find our sponsorship tiers below:

Theatre Ad Specials

Gifted Presentation Night

School Board Meetings

UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE:  All residents are invited to attend these public meetings.

10/11/23 - Education Programs and Services - 6:30PM PHS Library

10/16/23 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM District Office Conf. Rm.
10/17/23 - BCIU Board Meeting - 7PM BCIU Board Meeting
10/18/23 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM PHS Auditorium
10/19/23 - JOC Committee Meeting - 7PM UBCTS Conf. Rm.
10/25/23 - Athletic Committee Meeting - 6:30PM PHS Library
10/25/23 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 7PM PHS Library
BBBS with MCollie
What happened at the last meeting on 10/4/23?
At this week's board meeting, Hayley Stout (pictured above with DN principal, Marie Collie) presented the district with a certificate commemorating Palisades School District as the recipient of the Pinnacle Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters! The actual award will be presented at The Big Event on Thursday, November 2nd. Congratulations to our Bigs and Littles, and to our administrators, teachers and staff who have supported the implementation at Durham Nockamixon and the High School!

CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER!  You can register your student’s Chromebook for coverage beginning now!  Sign Up for Coverage - deadline is soon approaching!!!


Evening Custodian: Full-time, 12 month, evening custodian position available at Durham Nockamixon School. The interested candidate must be able to perform routine cleaning of assigned areas both independently and as a team, assist with snow removal, lawn care, and set up for special events. The candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds as the successful candidate will assist with moving furniture and equipment. Position is 7.5 hrs per day starting as soon as possible. Hours during the school year are 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm (with a 30 minute unpaid lunch). During the summer, the hours shift to daytime. This is a support staff contracted position and receives all benefits as per the collective bargaining agreement.  Hourly rate: $23.52/hour after a successful probationary period.

Interested applicants need to submit through Recruit and Hire: letter of interest, completed application, and 3 non-family member references (name, phone number and/or email address, job title), resume (optional). Applicants with incomplete or missing information will not be considered for an interview. If needed, please contact Sue Keogh, HR Associate, at 610-847-5131, extension 4028 for technical assistance completing the application. Deadline to apply is October 16, 2023.

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.  


Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Al Crouthamel, Director of Facilities. 

Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment  
Link to clearances:


Substitute School Nurses:

Palisades School District is in need of substitute school nurses to cover school buildings and for field trips.  Building coverage responsibilities involve overseeing the building’s health office, dispensing medications, caring for emerging illnesses or injuries, implementing health care plans, etc.  Field trip responsibilities typically include coordinating with the building nurse regarding medication needs for the trip, and implementation of health care plans, if appropriate. Substitute nurses are paid $24 per hour.

Flexible schedule.  Requirements: RN license with medication dispensing certification, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.  Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest, resume, copy of nursing license and certifications, and required clearances (Act 24, 34, 114, and 151 current within a year) and disclosure form to Lou deFonteny, Director of Student Services at [email protected].  

Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.  Link to clearances:


Pre K Counts Staff Ad 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT DN - DELAYED!!! This FREE program for families with children ages 3 and 4 who meet the income requirements (family of 4 earning less than $90,000) is TEMPORARILY DELAYED (LifeSpan is in the process of hiring a teacher for the program). This program will be run by LifeSpan, using the funding received from a grant written by the United Way.  If you are interested in this program, please complete this application and send to the Quakertown address listed - APPLICATION LINK.  Any questions, please contact Marie Collie [email protected] or Donna Holmes [email protected] 


PCF Coat Drive


PCF will be running our Annual Coat Drive from October 2nd to 20th - gently used or new YOUTH AND TEEN coats needed! A coat distribution will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 9AM until noon at the PHS Gold Gym. Any monetary donations to PCF to help with this event can be made by visiting the website at

Wizards Logo

On Monday, November 13th, the World Famous Harlem Wizards will be showing off their basketball prowess and having some fun in Kintnersville at the PHS Purple Gym.  Doors open at 6PM and game time is 7PM.  To get your tickets now, please use this link:

To be a sponsor for this game and to help support our community through the Palisades Community Foundation, please see the attached information:  PCF Wizards Sponsors.pdf 

Food and other concessions will be available at the game!  Hope you can join us for some noisy, zany and hilarious family fun with the Harlem Wizards and the Palisades Community Foundation!  See you on Monday, November 13th!  Tickets sell quickly!  Get yours today!

Want to be a sponsor? Click on this link to sign up: PCF Wizards Sponsors.pdf
Palisades Community Foundation...We are Here for Palisades!

PSD Community

Rummage Sale
Community Day

UBE Breakfast
Riegelsville Fire Week 23

SENIOR CITIZENS EXPO: Senator Jarrett Coleman will be hosting a Senior Expo on October 12th at the Upper Bucks County Technical School from 9am-1pm at 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie PA 18944. 

Seniors will be able to enjoy food/drinks, receive a flu shot, play games, attend seminars and whole lot more. On behalf of Senator Coleman, we would appreciate your help with sharing our event sign-up with your friends and neighbors. 

All attendees may register here:

PYBA Registration Fall 2023

Registration Information:  PYBA Registration Letter 2023-2024.pdf

Baseball Fall Fundraiser

Waste Recycling p1
Waste Recycling p2

PSP Sunny Day Camp

Pipersville Library Event
Turkey Dinner Event

Bike Ride Benefit

Trunk or Treat 102823

Tinicum Trunk or Treat

Springtown Halloween Parade 2023

Palisades Crop Walk

Halloween Event

Gala Worthwhile Event

On November 10th, we will gather in person for our annual "A Worthwhile Evening" to celebrate the accomplishments of the women we serve and to cast a vision for the future of our programs. During this event, we will have a Live and Silent Auction. As part of our Silent Auction, we are seeking groups to put together themed baskets valued at around $150-$250.

 Suggested basket themes:

·    Game night basket

·    Carwash basket

·    Wining and Dining

·    Coffee Basket

·    Fitness basket

·    Philly Sports Teams

·    Pamper Yourself

·    Feeling Snacky (Snacks & convenience stores gift cards)

·    A day at the movies 

If your school, community group, or business would like to donate an auction item or gift basket please send me an email to [email protected]