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April is Autism Awareness Month

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, here is a handout provided by Mrs. Shilko, a support teacher from Buck County IU; the handout was shared with children at Springfield Elementary School.  Thanks Mrs. Shilko!  Being a Good Friend to Someone with Autism

Community School Programs for Spring

REGISTER TODAY!  Classes running next week include:

Monday - Pottery, Men's BBall
Tuesday - Volleyball
Wednesday - College Financial Night, Country Line Dance
Thursday/Friday - no classes - Spring Break

Looking forward to the week of 4/22/19:
Monday - Pottery, Yoga, Web Development, Men's BBall
Tuesday - Volleyball, French,Polynesian Dance, Belly Dance
Wednesday - Country Line Dance
Thursday - Volleyball, Visual Basic

Fitness Center and Driver Training offered year round!

Register now for upcoming Community School Programs for the Spring - follow this link for all of the info you need!  COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR SPRING 2019 - any problems registering, please email dholmes@palisadessd.org

Summer Rec Logo

PSD SUMMER REC REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN!
Take advantage of 5 weeks of summer programming for your elementary aged child (5-11) by signing up for our popular Summer Rec Program- being held at PALMS from July 8 through August 8!  Follow this link for more information:  SUMMER REC 2019

There is an Early Bird fee for those who register by 5/17/19!  Don't miss out on the fun!  AM/PM and FULL DAY programming options available!  Trouble registering? Please email dholmes@palisadessd.org


5K Community Event

REGISTER NOW!  Sign up now for the 5K Family Walk/Run being held on Saturday, May 18th at PHS!  Don't miss this family fun event!  Registration begins at 7:30AM and the race begins at 9AM.  Go to http://www.palisadescommunityfoundation.org/

Vendors or schools/community organizations that are interested in setting up a table at our community fair following the race, should contact Palisades Community Foundation OR fill out the form linked below to make those arrangements.  Cost will be $25 for vendor tables and no charge for non-profits.

ONLINE VENDOR REQUEST FORM
Both forms attached on E-Friday Folder section linked below.

Proceeds from this event will go towards the Education, Arts and Wellness initiatives in Palisades School District. 

Feeling generous or wish to join this organization serving the Palisades community?
Please visit the website or contact PCF! OR Support PCF by donating using Amazon Smile


Pirate Pride

Gavin Kelly

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

This week, our Athletic Department recognized senior, Gavin Kelly, as the Athlete of the Week. Gavin is the #2 singles player on the Boys Tennis team. He has an overall record of 9-2. During the past week, he won 6 of his 9 matches and had a big win versus perennial power Moravian Academy.


Debate Team

PHS DEBATE TEAM ENDS THEIR SUCCESSFUL SEASON!

The debate team is very proud to announce that our students tied for 3rd place out of 9 teams during the semi-final debate rounds! The following students were chosen to represent Palisades during semi-final rounds: Greg Derr-Haverlach, Maddie Freeman, Tim Goggin, Ally Kaiser, Anna Leinenbach, Will Schulz, and Cui Sherrard. We had a fantastic year and it was our first official year within the LVIDA league!  We look forward to more great competition next year!  (photo above does not include seniors-sorry!)
Cybersonics Logo

During last weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Championships our Cybersonics Team won the Entrepreneurship Award! This is the second time this season that the team received this honor. Overall, our team’s robot was selected by the #7 alliance before being eliminated during tournament competition. Currently, our Cybersonics team is preparing for the World Championships in Detroit, Michigan.

Follow the team this season on Twitter @cybersonics OR go to www.cybersonics.net for information about this award-winning team.

FBLA State Competition 2019

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA:

This past week our Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had 6 students participate at the state competition in Hershey, PA. Maura Campbell, Greg Derr-Haverlach, Maddie Freeman, Timothy Goggin, Collin Schaufele, and Arden Taylor represented Palisades at the state competition. Collin Schaufele placed 9th in Coding & Programming. Maura Campbell and Maddie Freeman placed 4th in Business Plan qualifying them for the National Competition in San Antonio, Texas!


Matthew Weintraub DA


PACT PROUDLY PRESENTS....WORKSHOP FEATURING BUCKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MATT WEINTRAUB:

Please join us on Tuesday, May 28th, as we welcome Bucks County District Attorney, Matt Weintraub, to Palisades High School.  This evening event will be focused on the opiod crisis in Bucks County and across the nation. Matt will share his knowledge of this severe epidemic which he encounters each and every day in his office.  The presentation will begin in the high school library at 7PM and allow for questions at the end of his one-hour presentation.  All are welcome to attend!  If you would like to attend, but will require babysitting, please contact the Community Relations Office - 610-847-5131, ext. 2401.

For more information about District Attorney Weintraub's experience, please click here:  DA Matt Weintraub


Kindergarten Registration 2019

FOR KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION:   GO HERE

Click HERE for more information about registering your child (must be age 5 before September 1, 2019).  Any questions, please contact Sue Reiss (ext. 2012), Ann Berger (ext. 4000) or Donna Holmes (ext. 2401).  Registration appointments will be held at PALMS - next date for screenings is May 6th - you MUST make an appointment to participate in the screening.

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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:
4/10/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting (EPS) at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
4/17/19 - Fiscal Committee at 6PM in the PHS Library
4/17/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library - Link to Agenda
4/18/19 - Joint Operating Committee (JOC) Meeting at 7PM at the UBCTS Conf. Room
4/24/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
4/24/19 - Athletic Committee Meeting at 7:30PM in the PHS Audion

For Board Meeting Agenda/Minutes - click here for BOARD DOCS

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


Durham Historical Society Show at PHS Gallery

The Durham Historical Society has pulled together many wonderful pieces from the Durham Mill and they are now on display at the high school's gallery in the front lobby area.  The gallery will be open each Wednesday in April from 4-6:30PM with a special event on April 17.  Local historians will be on hand to discuss the artifacts and background of this historical gem in our back yard.  Please join us!  Light refreshments will be served.

Blood Drive at DN

college planning night
Band Breakfast with Bunny

The Palisades School District Band Program is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 20th from 9am to 11am.  Come out and enjoy a breakfast prepared and served by our very own Palisades Marching Pirates!  Don't miss out!  Tickets can be reserved by calling 267-424-9640 or emailing phsbandboosterpresident@gmail.com.  We truly appreciate your support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Band Program!

Hiring Event

WIP BINGO
Football Golf Outing

Any questions, please contact Patti Smeland - psmeland@gmail.com

Click here for flyer:  Palisades Football Golf Outing

Spring Job Fair Flyer

Art Show 2019

SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER AT THE UPCOMING ART SHOW:  CLICK HERE FOR SIGN UP GENIUS

OTHER UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:


Comic Book Museum

PAGSL Equipment Donation-Softball Spring Cleaning


Most of our players don't wear out of their gear, they usually grow out of it. And the next stop is the garage or basement. Please consider donating any softball equipment you have to Palisades Area Girls Softball League (PAGSL).

PAGSL is holding a softball equipment donation where you can donate “gently used” and clean equipment by Saturday, April 13th (helmets, gloves, bats, cleats, pants, practice balls) Just email us at pagsl@palisadessoftball.org or bring the items to the next indoor that we have scheduled.

Help younger players to get their start in our great sport, and thank you for considering it!


PAGSL Sign Up


Earth Day Flyer
 Frog Walk Flyer

Riegelsville Library Presents-The Great Brain Festival

Angst showing at Lehigh U

It is a powerful film about the nature of anxiety and anxiety disorders in young people. After the screening, a panel of doctors, psychologists and educators will host a forum for questions and answers. The event is meant to break the stigma of talking about these disorders and to leave feeling hopeful about growth and management.

Earth School Teachers Wkshp 


Fishing Tournament

Electronics Collection Event

Earth School Camp
GSK Science Camp


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S E-FRIDAY FOLDER - Egg Hunts and More!
Congratulations to Palisades swimmer, Nick Caldwell
Last Weekend, Palisades Junior, Nick Caldwell, participated in the District XI AA swim meet as an independent swimmer. Nick had an exceptional meet swimming personal best times. Nick finished fourth in the 50 free swimming a 22.63 and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 49.24. Nick has earned his way to the State Swim Meet, March 13th & 14th, at Bucknell University. Please congratulate him and wish him the best of luck. Congratulations on an amazing season Nick!
Congratulations to Palisades swimmer, Nick Caldwell
Last Weekend, Palisades Junior, Nick Caldwell, participated in the District XI AA swim meet as an independent swimmer. Nick had an exceptional meet swimming personal best times. Nick finished fourth in the 50 free swimming a 22.63 and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 49.24. Nick has earned his way to the State Swim Meet, March 13th & 14th, at Bucknell University. Please congratulate him and wish him the best of luck. Congratulations on an amazing season Nick!
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