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Trinity Williams

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:  TRINITY WILLIAMS

Awarded the Colonial League Star of the Week by Lehigh Valley Live
 

She totaled 32 points as the Pirates put together a 55-47 win over Northern Lehigh.  Trinity also led Palisades with 21 points in a 55-50 win over Moravian Academy. 

Last 3 games

Saucon Valley 25 pts 9 rebounds

Moravian Academy 21 pts 11 rebounds

NL 32 pts 10 rebounds

Points to date 201

COMING UP IN PALISADES SPORTS...FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

Tuesday, January 29 and Tuesday, February 5th(*) are double header girls and boys varsity basketball games.  These games will be live streamed, and our pep band and cheerleaders will be at both games to cheer the Pirates onto victory!


(*) February 5th is senior night for girls and boys basketball.

Also, Friday, February 8th, we will be live streaming wrestling - Palisades against Panther Valley.  Follow PSDTV-palisades on YouTube.

AFTER 43 ROUNDS OF COMPETITION...THE SPELLING BEE CHAMPS AT SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY ARE...

Spelling Bee Champs


CONGRATS TO THESE SPRINGFIELD STUDENTS:  1st place- Elizabeth Beatty; 2nd place - Louden Hower and 3rd place - Bobby Troxel.

PAsmart GRANT AWARDEES ANNOUNCED!  PSD GETS $35,000!

Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use a computer and an estimated 300,000 STEM jobs will be available in the commonwealth by 2026. To meet this projected demand, Governor Tom Wolf launched PAsmart, a new initiative to invest in the commonwealth's existing and future workforce.  See more information about this initiative by visiting:  https://www.education.pa.gov/Policy-Funding/SchoolGrants/PAsmart/Pages/default.aspx

Palisades is proud to be a recipient of this grant to help train teachers to implement computer science in their classrooms.  Thanks to our Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Dr. Michael Donnelly for leading the charge!  Great work team!

MORE FBLA PARTICIPANTS HEADED TO STATES!

Just announced this week, the following students will be moving onto State Level Competition in Hershey as Future Business Leaders of America!  Congratulations and best of luck to:

Maura Campbell & Maddie Freeman - Team Business Plan
Greg Derr-Haverlach - Business Communications
Tim Goggin, Arden Taylor - Cyber Security
Ally Kaiser - Political Science
Evelyn Keogh - Personal Finance
Collin Schaufele - Coding and Programming

Making Palisades Proud!!!

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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEYS-TAKE THE SURVEY AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
The Comprehensive Plan drives the work that we do at Palisades every day. Over the past two and a half years, our district has focused our efforts in curriculum development, professional development, facilities management and budgeting to meet the goals of the current Comprehensive Plan (2016-19). The focus areas include:

 

·         Academic Excellence

·         Technology Integration

·         Community Engagement

·         Enriching Environment:  Wellness, Leadership and Mental Health

As we begin to develop our goals for the upcoming plan, we are once again asking for your input.  Please complete the parent/guardian survey by January 23rd using the link below. The data from the completed surveys will be compiled and analyzed by our Comprehensive Plan Steering Team (which includes representatives from many sectors of our community, including community leaders, parents, teachers, staff, administrators and school board members).  Throughout the Spring of 2019, many volunteers will be helping to develop action plans for the new Comprehensive Plan based on the information we receive from all of the completed surveys. As a parent/guardian of a student in our district, your input is essential. Thank you for taking the time to complete this anonymous survey. Parent/Guardian Survey
Also, as a community member, you received a paper copy of your survey in the mail. If you would prefer to take the survey online, please Use This Link - thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in our survey.

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SAFE2SAY SOMETHING:  


Information was sent out to all families last week regarding the state's new initiative to help keep students and staff safe, called SAFE2SAY SOMETHING.  Please see the letter from our Superintendents, a flyer about the new program, and here is a recent article - ARTICLE LINK - all explaining the implementation.

SAFE2SAY ltr for families.pdf

Safe2Say Brochure


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UPCOMING JANUARY/FEBRUARY SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:

1/23/19 - Facilities Meeting - 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
2/6/19 - Policy Committee Meeting - 5:30PM in the PHS Admin Conf Room
2/6/19 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM in the PHS Library
2/13/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting - 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
2/18/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM at the District Office
2/20/19 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM in the PHS Library
2/21/19 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM at the Upper Bucks County Vocational Technical School
2/27/19 - Facilities Committee - 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
2/27/19 - Athletic Committee - 7:30PM in the PHS Audion

Click here for other meeting dates throughout the year:  District Calendar

2019-20 District Calendar - Approved by the Board this past week, click on this link for next year's one page school calendar -  Calendar 2019.2020.pdf

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Purchase Tickets for PALMS

Speaking of upcoming shows...PHS PRESENTS FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (March 1, 2 and 3) - Click on this link to become a patron.  PHS Musical Ad form.pdf

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As a follow up to our Security Town Hall Meeting in November, we have invited Lauren Verbilla, Director of Family Based Service at the Penn Foundation, back as a guest speaker to talk about "FOSTERING A SENSE OF BELONGING AND RESILIENCE IN TEENS" - This presentation will help parents recognize connection as an antidote to depression, anxiety, and apathy. Parents will learn ways to help their teens connect with themselves and others in order to build resiliency and belonging.

The event will be held from 7-8:30PM at the high school on Monday, February 4th.  FOR THIS EVENT...Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win 4 free tickets to the Harlem Wizards at PHS event on February 25th PLUS $10 in food vouchers!  EVENT FLYER

Also, check out this 2 minute video about addiction and the brain,,,Recovery is Possible!

Addiction and the Brain

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IN COMMUNITY NEWS:

BRING A FRIEND AND BEAT THE WINTER BLUES...

Community Volleyball on Tuesdays this winter at 7:30PM at the middle school; all levels welcome!  Walk ins welcome!  $5/class


Pottery Classes on Mondays at PHS at 7PM in Room 215.  Just bring your creativity!  Sign up by emailing dholmes@palisadessd.org - cost is $90 for 7 weeks (pro-rated).  Materials fee payable to the instructor.

Country Line Dancing is back!  This is a FREE session - fun for all!  Held at Palisades Middle School each week starting at 6:30PM.

BENEFIT PLANNED:

Friends of the Macort's are holding an ADULTS ONLY benefit for the family to help with expenses. The event is being held on January 19th at the Springtown Volunteer Fire Co. Local Act-Waterfront Blue will be playing the event

Call the number on the ticket pictured below to donate a bake sale item or request tickets.  You can also email silvercreekaa@gmail.com

 

Macort Ticket
Macort Family

OTHER COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Spotted Lantern Fly

Bucks County Camp Expo

Silver Creek

Visit:  Silver Creek Athletic Association

PAGSL

For Registration Information

Durham AA

Registration Link for Durham Baseball - Click Here

Hawks

Metal works

FROM SENATOR MENSCH'S OFFICE: 

A representative from Senator Mensch’s office will be at the Riegelsville borough building to answer questions and concerns from this area on the fifth Wednesday of the months - January 30, May 29, July 31 and October 30. They will be available from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and will be in the downstairs big room. Sponsored by the Riegelsville Public Library.

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4-H in Bucks County is available to youth ages 8-18. We have Community Clubs that offer a variety of 4-H projects and meet once per month, Animal Clubs that specialize in raising different types of animals, Project Clubs that are specific to one project (such as veterinary science) and usually meet for a series of weeks.

For More Information About 4H

Currently the following programs are running: 

Veterinary Science I (The Normal Animal) - Click Here for Flyer

Classes cover the basic knowledge and skill factors for the young animal enthusiast. Youth will gain a basic understanding of animal behavior, attitudes and body systems. Participants will practice taking pulse and respiration rates, body temperatures and diagnosing the health of an animal. 

Vet Science II – (Animal Diseases)  Click Here for Flyer

Classes will cover how bacteria viruses, internal parasites, external parasites, nutritional deficiencies and heredity affect animal health.

Tractor Safety

Youth will learn safety concerning tractor rollovers, power take-offs (PTO’s), tractor implements, grain storage, silo safety, mowers, ATV’s, and daily maintenance checks. The course will run for six classes.


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PCF and Coordinated Health Present

THE WIZARDS ARE COMING...

Palisades Community Foundation is teaming up with Coordinated Health and our district to bring the Harlem Wizards to Palisades on Monday, February 25th!  Game time is 6:30PM.  Doors open at 5PM for food and refreshments.  Tickets will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Tickets are on sale now - visit Palisades Community Foundation for ticket and sponsorship information!

Interested sponsors, please contact Sean Kirk at seankirk29@hotmail.com - proceeds for this event benefit the Palisades Community Foundation - supporting education, arts and wellness in Palisades!

PCF 2019 Wizards Press Release.pdf


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