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Palisades High School Stadium Lighting Project - The stadium will be closed Saturday, November 11th through the 25th to complete the stadium lighting project.  This information will be posted on gates and our website. If the project wraps up before the 25th the stadium will open earlier.

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ATTENTION PARENTS AND GUARDIANS - ANNUAL SAFETY AND SECURITY ADDRESS FROM SUPERINTENDENT O'CONNELL:   Please click on this link for important information regarding our focus on this topic -  Fall Safety and Security Letter 2023.pdf

School Board Meetings

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

11/13/23 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting at 9AM at District Office - NEW DATE (formerly scheduled for 11/15 at 6PM)
11/15/23 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5:30PM at PHS Library - NEW DATE (formerly scheduled for 11/01)
11/15/23 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM at PHS Auditorium
11/16/23 - Joint Operating Committee at 7PM at UBCTS
11/21/23 - BCIU Board Meeting at 7PM at Bucks County Intermediate Unit
12/04/23 - School Board Reorganization and Regular Board Meeting at 7PM at PHS Auditorium

Pirate Country
Debate Team Competition Results

On Wednesday, the high school debate team competed against other schools that participate in the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Debate Association arguing whether a four-day work week should be incentivized. We are proud of all of the students. Please congratulate the following students when you see them next: Ava Catalano, Libby DeLorenzo, Sean Finnerty, Gianna Gammello, Adam Holderer, Jesse Holderer, Ryan Holmes, Mikayla Irvine, Alexia Lopez, Sam McCullough, Eli Mergott, Lucas Santoro, Sophia Schulz, Lauren Shoemaker, and Emma Underkofler. Next week, Brodie Erk, Julianna Hershey, Joe Lipton, Avery Micciche, and Courtney Plunkett.

Palisades Football and Fans Recognized for Sportsmanship

Palisades Football received the Eastern PA Football Officials Association Sportsmanship Award! 

In a year where things didn't go how we wanted them to on the field, it is great to see that sportsmanship remained a focal point. The award is based on how our players and coaches treated the officials throughout the year, but also on things like facilities, our event staff, game management staff, and fans.

Palisades Pirate Logo Gear

Just in time for the holidays! The Athletic Department is running a Pirate apparel store. Please share this information with family, friends, and community members. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Brian Gilbert, Athletic Director, at [email protected] or 610-847-5131 ext. 2009. Go Pirates!

Shop Dates: 11/09/2023 to 11/20/2023

Access Code: HOLIDA1428

PHS Citrus Sale

ORDER NOW:  Citrus Sale Link

BBBS Fundraiser 2023

Click on this link:

PHS Link Crew


On November 2nd, 20 of our PHS Link Crew Leaders attended the Student Link Conference in Hershey, PA. A Boomerang Project Speaker guided them through a series of mixers and activities that allowed them to connect with Link Leaders from all different districts. Our Leaders also heard from a keynote that inspired them to return to school with an even greater concern for other students and campus culture. By attending Leadership Conferences, we hope to enable our students to become even better leaders!

Link Crew is a program implemented at the high school to help incoming freshmen transition and become acclimated to life at Palisades High School; the mentors are upper classmen.  A similar program called Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) was started this year at the middle school for incoming 6th grade students.

Baseball Pampered Chef

Click here to place your order today:  Baseball Pampered Chef.pdf


Stuff the Bus



On Saturday, November 4th, five of our Palisades Orchestra students participated in BCMEA String Day at Holland Middle School.  BCMEA String Day provides a high level of string playing experience to outstanding orchestra students in 5-9th grade across Bucks County.  Students receive music in the morning and after a few hours of rehearsal, perform a concert in the afternoon!  Please join us in congratulating these students for a great performance and an awesome day of music making!

Dur-Nox Elementary:  Josephine Williams

PALMS Pictured above:  Jordyn Sinclair, Delaney Puskas, Lorelei Irvine, Katie Holderer

PALMS Heart Watch 2023
Tinicum Heart Watch 2023

SHOUT OUT TO OUR SCHOOL TEAMS!  Congratulations to the teams at the middle school (above) and to Tinicum Elementary School (below) for both being Heart Safe Schools!  Now, ALL Palisades schools in the district have received this award!  One more tool in our toolbelt to keeping students and staff safe, especially in the event of a heart-related emergency!

SWIBPS Conference

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS - This program helps schools establish a positive behavior and academic culture by supporting expectations and standards that can be recognized and rewarded daily to promote positive, predictable, safe environments in our schools.  At this time, Durham Nockamixon, Springfield, and Tinicum Elementary, as well as Palisades Middle School.  Attending a recent conference and pictured above are Alison Dorward (counselor), Kirsten Godiksen (teacher) Jacklyn Williams (counselor) and Amy Doll (counselor).

 Community School Programs


Essential Oils starts on 11/20 to 12/18
Location:  PHS Cafeteria
Instructor:  Lisa Beasley
Cost:  $10/session

Bucks County Covered Bridge Discussion on 12/12
Location:  PHS Library
Facilitated by:  Jeff Lindtner (Covered Bridge Society)
No fee - registration required

Continuing and open classes:

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

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


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:

Now Hiring

Evening Custodian: full-time, 12 month, evening custodian position available at Palisades Middle 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 at 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. 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.  


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:


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:

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 are going quickly!  Get yours today!


Debczak Wealth Management - Top Sponsor/Lead Event Sponsor
Michael and Jennifer Hsu
Bloom Chiropractic
Pat Croce - Wishes For Peace
Dr. Victor Hsu
Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort
Ringing Rocks Family Campground
Franconia Insurance & Financial Services
John Holroyd Agency
Power Co. Equipment
Crews Surveying
In Motion Tire & Performance, LLC
G. Campbell Paving
Walt & Emily French

See the PHS Madrigal Singers perform the National Anthem at the opening of the Wizards Game!  This is bound to be a wonderful event!!!

Palisades Community Foundation...We are Here for Palisades!

PSD Community


PA Careerlink Jobs

INFORMATION UPDATED WEEKLY!  Hot Jobs Document linked here:  Bucks CountyPACareerLink®WeeklyHotJobs-November 7th, 2023.pdf

Help I am stressed
Click on this link to register:  REGISTER NOW

Capri Fundraiser 2023

Durham Historical Society

Durham Mill Open House and Tour - November 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

As most of you know, Durham Community Day was canceled this year because of inclement weather. The Historical Society was going to be offering tours of the Mill including a special one for kids. We also wanted to introduce people to our recently established museum of collected artifacts. 

We’ve decided to have an open house at the Mill on November 18th from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Everyone is welcome. The kids’ tour is scheduled for 12:00 noon. Adult tours will be given on the hour. Come see our historical collection and the Mill’s new, vastly improved lighting system. 

Hope to see you on the 18th!

NAMI November 2023

Click here for November's offerings:  Click Here

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

Miss Cindys Nutcracker

Benefit Concert