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Lydia Bottelier State Champion
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, LYDIA!

Palisades senior Lydia Bottelier won the Class 3A girls high jump, with a state-record height of 5-11.5, at the PIAA Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Shippensburg University. (MARK WOGENRICH photos/The Morning Call )

 

By Michael Blouse

Palisades’ Lydia Bottelier secured a third straight title in the high jump at Saturday’s PIAA Track & Field Championships. She was excited. She was relieved. She wasn’t satisfied.

So Bottelier capped her scholastic career with style.

She set a personal record and a Class 3A state record with one gigantic jump, an effort that elicited immediate tears of joy. Bottelier, a University of Pittsburgh recruit, went up and over 5 feet, 11½ inches.

“I skimmed [the bar] a little bit,” she said, “but as soon as I kicked up my head and saw it staying there I burst into tears. It was so amazing.”

Saturday was a triumphant day in the jumps and field events for athletes from the Lehigh Valley.

Bottelier was a PIAA record-setter and Notre Dame-Green Pond junior Thomas Kitchell was a state gold medalist in the 3A boys discus, a day after he earned silver in the shot put. Kitchell clinched his title with a top throw of 177-4.

Nazareth’s Collin Burkhart, a sophomore, earned silver in the 3A boys javelin and Blue Eagles teammate Junior Karyea, a senior, took home a fifth-place medal in the boys high jump.

Up, up and away: The girls high jump title belonged to Bottelier after she cleared 5-9, as second-place medalist Amelia McCloy of Central Mountain exited at 5-8. Bottelier instructed event officials to set the bar at 5-11½ — one-quarter inch higher than the previous state mark set by Cyre Virgo of Fleetwood in 2013.

Bottelier wasted no time in breaking the record.

“Surprisingly, I wasn’t that nervous,” she said. “Right before each jump, my coach [Josh Kline] yells out two things I need to focus on for that jump. He said speed and lean, so that was what I was thinking of.

“My practices Thursday were not good but they never really are before this meet. I had to stay out of my own head and focus on what I could do. I was clean all the way until I attempted 6-feet, so I didn’t miss anything until after I broke the record.”

After winning back-to-back state titles in Class 2A, Bottelier wasn’t too worried about Palisades’ jump up to 3A this season.

“I’ve competed against all these girls before,” she said, “and we all get along really well and there’s a lot of great competition. It’s not really as much who I’m competing against, it’s about performing my best.”

Bottelier ran in the 200-meter semifinals about 15 minutes after her final try at 6-feet. She finished fifth in her heat, and failed to qualify for the final.

That hardly mattered much on this day.

Asked about Saturday being her final competition in a Palisades uniform, Bottelier became emotional. “This is my last time with my team,” she said, “and they’ve given me so much and mean so much to me.”

US Nationals Fly Fishing

LAWSON AND LAMBERT RANKED 2ND IN THE NATION!

Below, we have linked a story about our very own fishermen, seniors Brandon Lawson & Parker Lambert are being featured.  The story was shot last week from Lake Nockamixon. Currently, they are ranked 2nd in the Nation in the Fly Fishing League. Great work! #palisadespride

Spotlight on High Anglers Prepare for National Championships


Help Wanted at PSD

2019 Temporary - Summer Theater Camp Counselor

May 15, 2019

Theater Summer Camp Counselor

Position begins for one week (at the applicant’s choice) during the camp season - July 8th through August 8th, 2019, Monday through Thursdays, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Hourly rate: $20/hour. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and executing activities in line with a performing arts summer camp program-including teaching skills, providing opportunities for campers to demonstrate those skills, and taking students to a local theater experience. Counselor will also be responsible for keeping program area organized and will be available for dismissal of students.  Applicants must have experience working with students. Prior experience with theater and performing arts required.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or higher and have a valid driver’s license.  Preference will be given to employees currently working in the educational field or college students aspiring to be in the education or arts field.

 

Application Process:

Interested individuals should send their letter of interest, resume, clearances (Acts 24, 34, 114, and 151 current within a year of start date), and disclosure form(s) Act 168, to Donna Holmes, Director of Community Relations and Development, at dholmes@palisadessd.org by June 1, 2019. Letters of interest can be addressed to Donna Holmes, Director of Community Relations and Development. EOE

Secondary Summer School Teacher : Credit Recovery

May 24, 2019

External and Internal Posting

The Palisades School District is seeking a secondary certificated math teacher for this summer’s secondary summer school / credit recovery courses.  The position is 10 hours/week (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM T/Th in person at Palisades High School for ; 4 additional hours to plan and communicate with families each week) from June 24 - August 8, 2019 (no Fridays), and the rate is $30/hour.  Current PA certification, math 7-12, is required. The subjects offered and number of sections will be contingent on student need and registration.

Candidates must provide current clearances. Those applicants interested in applying for the position should send their letter of interest to Dr. Michael Donnelly, Director of Curriculum, at mdonnelly@palisd.org by Friday, May 31.    EOE

 

Interested candidate must have current clearances (Acts 24, 34, 141 & 151 current within a year of their start date) and disclosure form(s) on file.

Link to clearances: https://www.palisd.org/our_district/employment_opportunities/employment_forms_clearances

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Springfield Elementary at 5K
PCF 5K WRAP UP:  for all results, click HERE
 Principal Davis and PCF President, Adam Crews with students from Springfield who participated in the 5K last weekend!  Springfield Elementary will proudly display the Golden Sneaker Award throughout the year for having the most students participate in race day!  Congratulations!


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR THE ANNUAL 5K EVENT:

Coordinated Health (Platinum Sponsor)

Wehrung’s Home Center (Gold Sponsor)

Solid Products (Gold Sponsor)

Sullivan Building & Design (Gold Sponsor)

Bloom Chiropractic (Gold Sponsor)

Vernon & Jean Wehrung (Gold Sponsor)

Swamp’s Auto Body (Gold Sponsor)

DiPalantino Paving (Gold Sponsor)

Crews Surveying (Gold Sponsor)

Palisades Education Association (PEA) (Gold Sponsor)

James and Sally Beck (Silver Sponsor)

In Motion Tire (Silver Sponsor)

Willowcreek Landscaping (Silver Sponsor)

Litzenberger Contracting (Silver Sponsor)

Scott Freeman, Coldwell Banker, Hearthside Realtors (Silver Sponsor)

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020! 
Sign up ONLINE for the 5K Family Walk/Run being held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at PHS and pay this year's prices!  Go to 
http://www.palisadescommunityfoundation.org/

Proceeds from this and all PCF events go towards the Education, Arts and Wellness initiatives in Palisades School District. 

PURCHASE A BRICK FOR THE STAR WAY:
Consider purchasing a Star Way Brick (installed at the high school stadium) for your graduate from the Class of 2019 or to honor a loved one or your family!  The tax-deductible donation is $100 for a commemorative brick - an honor that will last a lifetime! 

Please submit this STAR WAY BRICK ORDER FORM and payment to Palisades Community Foundation, PO Box 194, Kintnersville, PA  18930.  Proceeds from the sale of these bricks goes to support Education, Wellness and the Arts in the Palisades community!

Feeling generous?  Please visit the website or contact PCF! OR Support PCF by donating using Amazon Smile

We need YOU!  Anyone interested in participating in this organization and helping us to raise money for our community and families, PLEASE contact PCF'S EMAIL to get involved!  Many hands make light work!  We are hoping to continue to support projects and programs in our community, but we NEED YOUR HELP!

Click here for our recent newsletter to learn more about the organization and recent donations in the community.  Volume 2 -  The Jolly Roger Newsletter

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GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2019:

Be sure you have marked your calendars! The graduation date for the Class of 2019 will be Friday, June 14th. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 PM. If the weather permits, the ceremony will be outside in Walter T. Rohrer stadium where tickets will NOT be necessary. However, if the ceremony needs to move inside to the auditorium, tickets will be required.

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GET PALISADES MOBILE APP!  NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

Connect to all of your Palisades info spots under one umbrella - the Palisades School District App for mobile phones.  Available for Apple and Android devices for FREE!  Go to your favorite app store to get it!

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SPRING YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY CLINICS:

Saturday mornings from 9-10:30am
May 11, 25 / June 1, 8
Cost: $25
Welcome to all girls in current grades K-6 who are interested in field hockey. Girls will participate in different stations each week that will focus on basic skills and game sense. We will also be playing small games each week. Players will need their own mouthguard, shinguards and stick. Any questions please contact Pam Garner pgarner@palisd.org

Field Hockey Registration Link

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PSD SUMMER REC REGISTRATION CONTINUES!
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

Don't miss out on the fun!  AM/PM and FULL DAY programming options available!  Trouble registering? Please email dholmes@palisadessd.org

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5 WEEKS OF SUMMER FUN FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS!
Check out the schedule of fun and exciting activities planned for middle school-aged students through our Purple and Gold Adventure Day Camp for this summer!  Enroll now to secure your spot!

Purple and Gold 2019 Schedule and Registration

Or go to My School Bucks to register and pay online - Use this Link for Purple and Gold 2019

PSD Sports Camps Offered

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS AT PALISADES! 
Click on this link for a complete listing (checks made payable to Palisades Sports Boosters) Palisades Athletics Summer Camp Flyer 2019


Pirate Pride

National Honor Society Inductions

Last Monday evening, the National Honor Society inducted 60 top performing students into its prestigious organization.  To view the program, which includes a full list of the inductees, click the link.

Technical School Award Winners

On Tuesday evening, the UBTS held its annual awards ceremony. Many Palisades’ students were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments! To view a full list of the award winners, please click the link.

PHS Marching Band

Coordinated Health Athlete of the Year Awards

Last Tuesday evening, the Morning Call and Coordinated Health recognized this year’s “Athletes of the Week” which was held at the Arts Quest Center in Bethlehem. Sportscaster, Derrick Gunn, and Tracy Yatsko, PBS executive, co-hosted the ceremony while former NFL player and sportscaster, Steph Joyner provided the keynote speech. Our marching band played pep tunes as the honorees entered the building! Lydia Bottelier, Ethan Brader, and Trey Gretzinger were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. They each received a $500 scholarship. The ceremony was broadcast live on PBS 39. If you would like to view the archived broadcast, which includes our band, please click the following link.  
https://www.wlvt.org/television/2019-athlete-of-the-year-awards/

Matthew Weintraub DA

CANCELLED - FREE WORKSHOP FEATURING BUCKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MATT WEINTRAUB:

The event scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th,with Bucks County District Attorney, Matt Weintraub, will be rescheduled - sorry for the inconvenience.

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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:

06/04/19 - Athletics Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
06/05/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library - FINAL BUDGET PRESENTATION
06/12/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
06/17/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting at 9AM in the DO Conf. Room
06/19/19 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5PM in the Admin. Conf. Room
06/19/19 - Ad Hoc Broadcast Committee Meeting at 6PM in the PHS Audion
06/19/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library

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

Music Department Post
FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT:

The PALMS Spring Vocal Concert has been rescheduled for 7 PM on Tuesday, May 28th at Palisades High School. Please come support our hard-working vocalists!

Also, this year we will be running SUMMER MUSIC LESSONS  at Palisades Middle School! These lessons are one-on-one lessons for any student playing an instrument or wishing to play an instrument from grades 3-12! All students will be receiving a hard copy of this form in their Friday Folders, but it will also be attached to this email. Please contact Mr.Eric Morris at emorris@palisadessd.org for any questions!

Sign-ups are due to Mr.Eric Morris by Friday, June 14th.!! 
Please see registration attached in the E-Friday Folder section - link below.

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OTHER UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:


Lifeguard Class

Upcoming Palisades Youth Soccer Events/Programs:

Summer Intramural Registration (2016 and older): Finally! Summer Intramural Registration is now OPEN! 


Late registration closes May 30th (+$10 per player)

Fall Travel Tryout Registration for New Players (2012 and older): New Players interested in Fall Travel Soccer with PYSA, register here: https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/421154069

Beach Blast Sand Soccer Tournament: Beach Blast (June 29/30)/More Beach Blast (July 20/21) are soccer tournaments held on the beach in Wildwood, NJ.  3 game minimum, 5v5 and all players receive a wristband for the rides and waterparks good for Friday-Monday of the tournament weekend and a team tshirt.  The cost is $105 per player.  We're opening up registration to all interested players in the community.

Just coming to cheer us on?  You can get in on the wristband deal as well! Family and friends can get ride/waterpark wristbands for $80.  This is an amazing deal as the ride passes are usually about $65/day.  Additional tshirts are available for $10.

Register here: https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/862801804

Soccer Night at the Iron Pigs: Join Palisades Youth Soccer Assn for Soccer Night at the Iron Pigs!

The first 1500 attendees U17 receive a soccer ball, plus other fun experiences!

June 27th, 2019

Game time 7:05 pm vs Rochester

Tickets are $12 each and include a $2 ballpark credit.

Orders must be placed by 5/15. https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/784834228


Philadelphia Union Tickets: 
Join Palisades Youth Soccer Assn at the following Union games:
  • Sat May 25 vs Portland at 7:30pm
  • Sat June 8 vs NY Redbulls at 7:30pm

Discounted Tickets are $32, in section 111 or 103 - assigned based on availability (Does not include parking).  Orders must be placed by 5/3. https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/956659662


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT TINICUM CIVIC ASSOCIATION:

** WANTED!  
(pretty please)

White Elephant & Collectibles and Book Wagon Donations

The 70th Tinicum Arts Festival is coming -
July 6th & 7th, 2019
Please help make the festival successful!


All proceeds benefit the Tinicum Civic Association,
A non-profit organization created to benefit YOUR Community.

EVERY SUNDAY in JUNE from 10 am to 1 pm

We will be collecting:

Books - in Tinicum Park, River Road, Erwinna &
Recycled White Elephant & Collectible Treasures
- at the residence of 226 East Dark Hollow Road
(near the corner of East Dark Hollow and Municipal Road)

The White Elephant & Collectibles is the recipient for:
Silver plate / Embroidered Linens / Kitchen Gadgets / Christmas Ornaments
Toys / Craft Supplies / Hand Tools / Vintage items / Attic Treasures
(no electronics, please)

The Book Wagon is the perfect way to recycle:
Paperback or Hardcover books / CD’s / DVD’s
(no magazines or encyclopedias, please)

There are some items we cannot accept, please check our website:
tinicumcivicassociation.org

The Tinicum Civic Association is a volunteer non-profit organization that encourages artistic talent, supports community well-being and preserves the historic Stover Mill in Erwinna, PA.

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Calling all rising Kindergartners and First Graders interested in Girl Scouts! Take your next step towards a lifetime of adventure by joining our Daisy Launch Program! This is a fun-filled introduction to Girl Scouts where girls will learn about the outdoors, talk about courage, and learn the significance of being part of the Girl Scout sisterhood!

Our 3 week Launch In to Daisies Girl Scout program will be held at Springfield Elementary School.  This is a free program and girls from all three schools – Springfield, Durham Nockamixon and Tinicum – are welcome to attend.  It will take place Wednesdays, May 29th, June 5th, and June 12th from 6:00PM-7:00PM.  Please see our flyer (attached in E-Friday Folder section) for more details and how to RSVP!

pipersville library

Fishing Tournament

E-Waste Disposal Event
Basketball Event June 8

Earth School Camp

Basketball Camp Flyer

Riegelsville Antiques

GSK Science Camp

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S E-FRIDAY FOLDER  - see upcoming events/activities/camp registrations
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!
It's Time to Stuff The Bus!
The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Spring Clothing Drive!
This is a week long event beginning on Saturday May 4th, 2019 and ending on Saturday May 11th, 2019.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages
Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, and New Diapers.
Thank You for Your Support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Palisades Band Program!
It's Time to Stuff The Bus!
The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Spring Clothing Drive!
This is a week long event beginning on Saturday May 4th, 2019 and ending on Saturday May 11th, 2019.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages
Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, and New Diapers.
Thank You for Your Support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Palisades Band Program!
It's Time to Stuff The Bus!
The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Spring Clothing Drive!
This is a week long event beginning on Saturday May 4th, 2019 and ending on Saturday May 11th, 2019.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages
Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, and New Diapers.
Thank You for Your Support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Palisades Band Program!
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