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THIS VIDEO WAS PRODUCED BY OUR PHS VIDEO CLASS - PHS student, Cuillynne Sherrard, produced a wrap up to last week's 60th Anniversary Celebration at Tinicum Elementary School!  Enjoy!

League of Women Voters Registration Drive
This week, representatives from the League of Women Voters encouraged students who are 18 to register to vote!  U S A ! ! !

Rich Heffernan and Trey Gretzinger

PIRATE PRIDE! (pictured above Mr. Rich Heffernan and Trey Gretzinger at School Board Mtg. on 9/19)

Each year we honor former Palisades teacher / coach / Wilson HS graduate - Mr. Tom Poynton.  At the Palisades vs Wilson, MVP’s from each team are awarded the Tom Poynton Award. Congratulations to Senior, Trey Gretzinger for this achievement - 10 carries for 186 yards and 5 TD’s during that game.

Also in Week #1 of the season Trey was awarded the Coordinated Health Player of the Week.  As the weekly winner Trey will be awarded a $500.00 scholarship and will be eligible for the Athlete of the Year award which is a $10,000 scholarship.

And he is not done yet! Also do to his performance in week #1 Trey was awarded the National Football Foundation Lehigh Valley Chapter Player of the Week.

Week #1 – 24 carries 261 yards 3 TD’s

Season Totals - 749 yds, 64 carries, 14 TDs, 0 Fumbles


School Board News

  • Facilities Committee Meeting - PHS Audion - 6:30PM on Wednesday, September 26th
  • Policy Committee Meeting - PHS Admin. Conf. Room - 5:30PM on Wednesday, October 3rd
  • Regular School Board Meeting - PHS Library - 7PM on Wednesday, October 3rd
  • Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting - PHS Audion - 6:30PM on Wednesday, October 10th
  • Fiscal Oversight Committee - District Office - 9AM on Monday, October 15th
  • Regular School Board Meeting - PHS Library - 7PM on Wednesday, October 17th
  • Joint Operating Committee Meeting - UBCTS - 7PM on Thursday, October 18th
  • Facilities Committee Meeting - PHS Audion - 6:30PM on Wednesday, October 24th
  • Athletics Committee Meeting - PHS Audion - 7:30PM on Wednesday, October 24th

NEW COURSES ADOPTED AT PHS FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR! This week, the PSD School Board unanimously approved 2 new courses for PHS for the 2019-20 school year - AP Computer Science (we will now offer 15 Advanced Placement Courses) and Financial Literacy (a new graduation requirement). Specific course information can be found on our website under Department/Curriculum - Mathematics for AP Computer Science and Business for Financial Literacy. Thank you to our teachers, administration and School Board for making this happen for students! 
Click these links for course specifics:
AP Computer Science
Financial Literacy

SAFESTOP COMING TO YOU SOON! At this week's meeting of the Palisades School Board, the board approved the purchase of a new mobile app called SAFESTOP. More information will be sent to families soon! WHAT IS SAFESTOP? * A FREE service * Provides user with estimated bus arrival times and bus locator * Pushes notifications to users for delay or postponements in service * Has secure registration for only authorized users

Dr. O'Connell at Security Meeting

This local conference, held at Quakertown School District, was focused on school safety and security.  In attendance were State Senators Argall, Mensch and Regan, along with Representative Staats and many school district administrators from area school districts.  Keeping students safe in PA is a priority!


On Tuesday, November 13th, Palisades School District will host a TOWN HALL MEETING ON SAFETY AND SECURITY.   Please join us on this evening from 6:30-8PM at Palisades Middle School, as we hear from a distinguished panel of experts in the field including Matt Weintraub, District Attorney of Bucks County, and representatives from the law enforcement, family health and mental health fields.  Light refreshments will be served in the lobby at 6:00PM and child care will be available for children (ages 4+).  Please add this important date to your calendar. Reservations for childcare can be made by emailing Deana Cronk with number and ages of children.

Drug Take Back Logo

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY SCHEDULED:  The national drug take back day has been scheduled for Saturday, October 27th - please drop off any unused or unwanted prescription drugs at Springfield Elementary School or Wehrungs between 10AM and 2PM.  Get them out of your medicine cabinets and keep them away from our youth! Also, it is better to drop off than to flush into our water system - thanks for keeping our community safe!

Over 54 tons of unused/unwanted drugs have been collected since the beginning of the program!

There are 10 drop sites in Upper Bucks.  The 8 Police Departments will be at their regular sites including:  Dublin, Hilltown, Pennridge Regional, Tinicum (at Wehrungs), Perkasie, Quakertown, Richland Township and Springfield Township (at Springfield Elementary School).  We also will now have drop sites on that day at Grandview Hospital Outpatient Center and St. Luke's Quakertown.

Springfield Township 275 Years


Fun family day out!  Springfield Township is celebrating its 275th anniversary!  Please join the festivities Saturday, September 22nd, at the Silver Creek Grove in Springtown (Springfield Township) for a day filled with fun family activities, local vendors, food & drink, community organizations, historical artifacts, live music, free face painting, magic show, pony rides, moon bounce, car cruise, silent auction, fireworks and more!


The PHS Marching Band and Madrigals will be performing at this event!  Join the fun and support our students!

Family Activities, Local Vendors, Food & Drink, Community Organizations, Historical Artifacts, Live Music, Magic Show, Moon Bounce, Car Cruise, Silent Auction and FIREWORKS.

For more information, please visit

ORDER DINNER:  Chicken BBQ dinner for only $9 per person.  Dinner includes a split chicken breast, potato salad, corn on the cob, applesauce and a drink.  Served from 4 – 8 pm. Preorder at or 610-346-7282 and leave a message for Debbie.


A Little Princess

PALISADE HIGH SCHOOL PROUDLY PRESENTS... "A Little Princess" will be held on Friday, November 9th (7PM) and Saturday, November 10th (1PM).  This year's fall play is being produced by PHS students, Anna Leinenbach and Julia Costello.


Click on the link below to see the play by play of last night's Boys Soccer Game with Al DiCarlo, announcing with students, Morgan Magditch, Katelyn Shoemaker and Sammi Trickel. A terrific opportunity for students and our community. Special thanks to Mr. DiCarlo, Brian Gilbert (Athletic Director) and Rich Heffernan (PHS Principal and Asst. to the Superintendent). View last night's game here: PSDtv You Tube Live



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SKI PROGRAM:  The 2018/2019 Palisades Elementary Ski Program has begun!  Please review this flyer for more information- Elementary Ski Program Flyer For those familiar with the program, it is largely the same, with these notable exceptions:

1. Lessons are now limited to age 8 and up

2. You can use the program tickets any day starting March 4,2019.

For those unfamiliar with the program, please see the attached flyer.

If you'd like to participate, send an email to  no later than October 5th, 2018.  You will then receive a signup link, which will direct you to Blue Mountain's website to sign up for the program. Please do not share this link, as without a list of who purchases tickets I will not be able to get them to you.

Pirate Head

Palisades Youth Basketball sign ups are now open for boys and girls in grades K through 6. Please use this link for more information and to register.  Any questions can be sent to (

youth football
Click on this link for PIRATES GO PINK ON OCT. 6TH - PINKGAMEFLYER.pdf

BUCKS COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE:  #holdonyoumatter Walk to raise money and and awareness for suicide prevention in Bucks County.  Walk will be held on Saturday, October 20th.  See attached flyer - You Are Not Alone


This year's Sunny Day Camp will be held on October 27th at the Dublin Fire Department.


This is a one day camp for children and adults with special needs. This camp is designed to build a relationship with the special needs community by offering a fun filled day.


There will be a ton of police, fire and EMS equipment on site along with the PA State Police helicopter and horses.  Games will be played and lunch provided. 


This is free of charge to all who attend.  Last year was a success and looking to make this year even better. Click here for the event flyer: This unique concept called Sunny Day Camp.pdf


E-FRIDAY FOLDER INFO - Use this link

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