Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year

Dr. Karl Scheibenhofer
Posted on 08/21/2018
Dr. Scheibenhofer

Dear PALMS Students and Parents/Guardians:

I hope that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. This is an exciting time as the start of the school year is right around the corner. Our administrative, custodial, and secretarial staff have been working hard throughout the summer months to prepare for this upcoming school year.

Palisades Middle School has gone through some noteworthy changes and building upgrades, some of which include: a new roof, main office reconfiguration, repainted parking lot signs and we even fixed the sinkhole in the parent drop off zone. We are also excited to launch SWPBIS - School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports - providing our school with a common purpose and approach to creating an environment where students can grow socially and academically.  You will learn more about this project early in the school year.

Enclosed, please find your schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. PALMS takes great pride in creating an educational atmosphere where students can learn in a caring and creative environment.  As we continue to focus on academic achievement you will notice that your schedule represents a variety of academic and educational experiences that promote student growth and learning throughout the year. Our outstanding faculty blends rigorous instruction in core academics with a full complement of exploratory curricular offerings in art, music, technology, computer science, family and consumer sciences, world languages, and wellness. Should you have any questions or concerns about your schedule, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 610-847-5131 (extension 1000).

PALMS Back-to-School Night will take place from 5:30-7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29, and is designed for parents to meet their students’ teachers and to hear about the exciting year ahead. The school administration will host a barbecue for parents/guardians in the garden (on Route 412), beginning one hour prior to the event at 4:30 pm.

I would also like to encourage all incoming sixth graders and new students to attend one of our open houses at the times listed below.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year at Palisades Middle School and our wonderful learning community.  Mr. Spering and I are eager to see everyone and begin the school year. 

Please enjoy the rest of your summer and here’s to an awesome new school year as we all work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!


Dr. Karl R. Scheibenhofer



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