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Frozen Sold Out

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Frozen at PALMS! Enjoy the ride!
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WELCOME TO THE PIRATE NATION! Some exciting news for our Pirates fans... WRESTLING TEAM DISTRICT DUALS: After victories on Thursday against Mahanoy and North Schuylkill in the quarterfinals, our Pirates take on Saucon Valley in the semifinal round tomorrow at 10:45AM at Freedom High School. GO PIRATES!
BASKETBALL DOUBLE HEADER: Tuesday, February 4th - Boys (5:30pm) and Girls (7pm) Double Header Basketball Game! We will celebrate
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Senior Night Ceremony between games AND it is Youth Night for our Palisades Youth Basketball Association (PYBA) teams!  Check out their promo video: Basketball Double Header Video Dr. O'Connell and Tanner Dexheimer
MORE NEWS FROM GREAT NEWS FROM PHS! #palisadesproud

SkillsUSA Participants - by invitation...Congratulations to the following Palisades’ students who were selected by the Upper Bucks Technical School to participate in SkillsUSA held on Wednesday, January 29th:  Tanner Dexheimer in Baking, Karly Cosgrove in Cosmetology, Courtney O’Connell in Esthetics Model, William Ewald in Electrical Construction Wiring, Kiera Barnhart in Job Interview, Ryan Dolbier in Precision Machining Technology, David Kenderline in Building Construction, Mason Nicholas in Diesel Equipment Technology, Greg Derr-Haverlach in Related Technical Math, and Skye Stackhouse in Automotive Refinishing Technology.

The students that were identified as place winners are listed below:

1st Place

Automotive Refinishing Technology - Skye Stackhouse-Auto Collision Technology- 11

Building Construction - David Kenderdine-Construction Technology-Palisades 12

Cosmetology - Karly Cosgrove-Cosmetology-Palisades 12

Job Interview - Kiera Barnhart- Machining Technologies-Palisades 10

2nd Place

Action Skills - Tanner Dexheimer-Baking & Pastry Arts-Palisades 12

3rd Place

Precision Machining - Ryan Dolbier-Machining Technologies-Palisades 12

(pictured above: Dr. Bridget O'Connell, Superintendent, and senior, Tanner Dexheimer)
Principal for a Morning

MEET THE NEW PRINCIPAL FOR THE MORNING:
Move over, Principal Davis...here is Principal Sophia Smith! Sophia was named as the "school principal" of Springfield Elementary School last Friday morning! She was so professional in her duties and made her rounds with Mr. Davis to make sure all was going smoothly in the school as students were busy learning! Great job Principal Smith! Maybe this will be your job in 30 years!
(Sophia earned this honor for bringing in the most donations for Race for Education.)

Job Fair Info

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SPOTLIGHT ON WORLD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT:

In Palisades School District, we offer a very robust World Language program.  Spanish is offered to students beginning in kindergarten, and French and German are also introduced in 8th grade.  These three languages are offered as part of our curriculum through high school.  Each year, many of our high school students are recognized for their academic, linguistic and cultural competencies through admission into the National World Language Honor Society.  Also, under the supervision of our World Language teachers, high school students are provided with many unique cultural experiences by participating in clubs or possibly traveling internationally over the summer!  

Attached please find a recent article written for Edutopia by one of our World Language teachers, Mr. Anxo Otero:  Language Vocabulary Acquisition


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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Incoming kindergarten students must be age 5 before September 1, 2020.  The new student link is now posted on our website! The screening dates will be March 24, 26 and April 6 from 4-7:30PM and March 27 from 8:45AM until 3:15PM at Palisades Middle School. Kindergarten screening will take approximately 30 minutes. Using the link below, please complete your child's registration and make the appointment for you and your child. In addition to the screening and presenting any needed paperwork, a nurse and counselor will be available on those dates for any questions or concerns you may have.


Letter to Parents/Guardians of school-aged children:  Registration 2020-21
Registration info:  CLICK HERE


If you are registering a student for kindergarten, we do require a copy of the child’s birth certificate, an immunization record and three (3) proofs of residency - a lease or property tax bill, along with two other forms, ie., driver’s license, insurance, utility bill, etc.  If the child and family are living with a resident, the attached form (page 1 only) must be submitted in place of the lease/tax bill. Questions? Please contact Ann or Donna in the Community Relations Office, ext. 2446 or 2401.


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UPCOMING MEETING SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY:
02/05/20 - Policy Committee Meeting - 5:30PM at PHS Audion 02/05/20 - Regular Board Meeting - 7PM at PHS Library 02/12/20 - Education Programs and Services Meeting - 6:30PM at PHS Audion 02/17/20 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM at District Office 02/19/20 - Regular Board Meeting - 7PM at PHS Library 02/20/20 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM at UBCTS 02/26/20 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM at PHS Audion 02/26/20 - Athletic Committee Meeting - 7:30PM at PHS Audion
Our public is welcome to attend all of these meetings! Please check on our web site for agendas/minutes (search by date of meeting) - Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes


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FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - League of Women Voters Holding High School Poster Contest

The League of Women Voters of Bucks County invites Bucks County high school seniors to enter the 2020 High School Senior Poster Contest. The contest is open to students enrolled in their senior year in a Bucks County public or private high school or in their senior year of home-schooling in Bucks County.

Students are asked to create posters illustrating their feelings about voting and the democratic process, in keeping with this year’s theme “What Voting Means to Me.” The posters must be nonpartisan and free from political bias and affiliation. The contest is now open and the deadline is February 28.  An independent panel of recognized representatives from the local art community, collegiate art education and the League of Women Voters will judge the art on relevant criteria. The winner will be announced April 30. A $500 prize will be awarded.

Official contest rules, entry form and model release for the 2020 High School Senior Poster Contest can be found at https://my.lwv.org/pennsylvania/bucks-county .


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IN OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS:


Silver Creek Spring 2020

http://www.silvercreekathleticassociation.com/registration-2020.html


PAGSL Registration Info

http://www.palisadessoftball.org/registration.html

PAYB Sign Ups

Palisades Area Youth Baseball:  Register Here

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES AND FLYERS:

What would it be like if animals could be teachers, principals, or school staff?  The only limit is your imagination!  ESS Art Contest for students - Art Contest Registration-Deadline 3/20/20

Cinderella is coming soon to PHS as this year's Spring musical:  Be a patron - Musical Ad Form

Girl Scouts...Skills Today...Success Tomorrow - Information Nights at Tinicum Elem. (2/10/20) and Durham Elem. (2/20/20) - Girl Scouts Information Sessions

Health Screening Event - Palisades Community Bible Church - Life Line Screeening at PCBC - 02/17/20

Plumstead Hawks Spring Baseball Registration - Plumstead Registration Info Flyer 2020

Adventure Light Youth Fundraiser (Teachers $25 for 3PM Show) Feb. 22 - Adult Comedy Show Flyer - Dinner and the Show 

Thinking About Summer?  Plan your child's adventure - 2020 Bucks Camp Expo school flyer.pdf

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