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Dr. Mumin
Dr. Mumin and Dr. O'Connell
This past week, Dr. Kahlid Mumin, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth visited the BCIU. His inspiring 90 minute talk focused on remaining student centered in our work as educators and doing our best for each and every student we serve. He shared some insight regarding the direction of the Department of Education going forward and his passion as a leader in education. It was an invigorating conversation and Dr. Mumin's personality and drive are infectious! We look forward to great things from the department under his stewardship!
Dr. Mumin served in many administrative roles in Bucks County schools over the years! This meeting was a coming home of sorts for him! The IU did a wonderful job hosting the event. Pictured above are many of the Superintendents from Bucks County with Dr. Mumin. Also pictured with our own Superintendent O'Connell.
Sen Coleman UBCTS1
Sen Coleman UBCTS2
After his very successful Senior Citizen Expo on Thursday, Senator Jarrett Coleman took some time to tour UBCTS. He learned more about the programs and curriculum offered, talked about enrollment and funding needed to provide excellent experiences for our future workforce. I was especially proud of our students who spoke with the Senator about their involvement and engagement in their programs. This was a very enlightening tour for Senator Coleman.
Speaking of student successes...the baking program offers so many options to choose from for the holiday season!
Rise Bakery
HOLIDAYS ARE COMING SOON! Don't miss the opportunity to order your yummy treats from the RISE Bakery at UBCTS - RISE Menu and Date Sales.pdf
Visit RISE Bakery: Upper Bucks County Technical School 3115 Ridge Road * Perkasie, PA 19844 Open times - call to confirm - 9-10:15AM & 1-2:30PM 215-795-2911, ext. 277
Pirate Country

Kids for Kindness Club Fundraiser

The Kids for Kindness club at Palisades High School is fundraising for Special Olympics PA to support our Unified Sports Teams. Please consider joining and/or making a donation to our team as we "Take the Plunge" on February 9th at Citizens Bank Park. 

Link to Join Team and/or Donate

Thank you for your support!

Stand Up to Silence Club Event Info

The Stand Up to Silence Club is working to promote suicide awareness and prevention and is encouraging the Palisades High School community to participate in the Hold On You Matter Music and Arts Festival. This event is taking place Friday, October 20 from 7-9 pm at Christ’s Home Community Center, 800 York Road in Warminster.

Palisades students can participate in various ways. Individuals can submit artwork, musical performances, written pieces, etc. to be selected to perform or be displayed at the event. In addition, students can sign up as volunteers and receive volunteer hours. Everyone is encouraged to attend; Admission is $10 and benefits the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Taskforce.  For more information about the music and arts fest, please visit For students who are interested in submitting pieces or volunteering, please contact Rose Lipton [email protected] or Katie Lloyd, [email protected]

Purchasing a Yearbook!

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!!


 Community School Programs

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


Yoga Mondays - 10/16 to 12/18
Location:  PHS Cafeteria
Instructor:  Lisa Beasley
Time:  6-7PM
Cost:  $60 for 10 sessions

Real Estate:  Intro to Investments Tuesday 10/17
Location:  PHS B5
Facilitated by:  Scott Freeman
Time:  6:30-8PM
No Cost - donation to PCF accepted; registration required

Drawing and Painting Thursdays - 10/19 to 12/14 (no class 11/23)
Location:  PHS Room 217
Instructor:  Alexandra Rutstein
Time:  6:30-8:30PM
Cost:  $96


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
Location:  PHS  Gold Gym
Instructor:  Jan Grave
Time:  7:30-8:30PM
Cost:  $125 for 6 sessions

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:

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.


10/16/23 - 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
ESS Info Session


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 1

Pre K Open House

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 opening on Monday, October 16th! 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]

Pictured above Ms. Nicole, Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Kristin, program coordinators and temporary teachers  and families enjoying the Pre K Open House. 

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!
CR Popcorn

PSD Community


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

Light Up the Night

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]

Lucky Lottery - How it works
Go to this site for more info:  Silver Creek Lucky Lottery