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Richard J. Heffernan, Jr. Principal 
Contact info:
Phone-610-847-5131ext. 2004

                                     Palisades High School proudly recognized as a top high school in America

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

The 2016-17 school year officially ended this week! Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2017! The graduation ceremony, which was held on Friday, June 2nd, was absolutely perfect! I am proud of our new graduates and wish them continued success!

On the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, our Track & Field team completed at the PIAA State Championships in Shippensburg, PA. Congratulations to Lydia Bottelier, who won a GOLD MEDAL in the Girls High Jump. Please click the link to view this school year’s final episode of the “Principal’s Corner” at . During the interview, Lydia and Head Coach Scott Antoni, share insights from the season and the championship event.

The following are all of the state medal winners: Girls Medalists- High Jump-Lydia Bottelier- 1st place- STATE CHAMPION- 5' 6" and Alexa Parks- 4th place- 5' 4", 1600 meters-Sophie Doman- 3rd place- 5:03.85- NEW SCHOOL RECORD (old record Christa Plummer- 5:07.1), 400 meters-Lydia Bottelier- 7th place- 58.76, 200 meters-Lydia Bottelier- 7th place- 25.36- NEW SCHOOL RECORD (old record was also held by Lydia who broke Mary Ramsden's record earlier this season), Overall score- 5th place in the state with 25 points; Boys Medalists-Long Jump Josh Volak- 7th place- 21' 4.25", Triple Jump-Matt Siley- 6th place- 43' 8”, 200 meters-Michael Creighton- 7th place- 22.75.

Recently, the Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the World Championships at Michigan State University. Congratulations to Team Musantry/Farese, who took 15th place out of 37 teams!  This wraps-up a great year for the team that took two Ranatra Fusca awards at both the regionals and the PA state finals.

A few weeks ago, you should have received a letter explaining and listing the summer reading requirements. Please be sure your child begins his/her reading early in the summer. I have attached the information for your review.  2017 Summer Reading Grades 9-12.pdf 

This year summer school will have a new structure and timeline. If your child received an “NC” as a final grade in an academic core subject for either the first semester or the second semester he/she is eligible. Please review the attached letter for more information. A letter will be mailed home, if your child received an NC and is eligible for summer school.  2017 Online Summer School Program.pdf 

This will be my last email for the 2016-17 school year, however I will send a few summer updates when information must be communicated.

Thank you for your on going involvement and support!

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Rich Heffernan, Principal

Last Modified on June 8, 2017