Tinicum Elementary School has been recognized through the following awards, grants, and partnerships ~

  • $11,500 Project Fit America Grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • $18,358 Read to Succeed Literacy Grant
  • $500 Nicholas A. Green Distinguished Student Award for the year 2000, through the PA Association for Gifted Education
  • 1998 Educate America Grant through New Standards Southeastern Consortium for training in New Standards Core Assignments
  • 1999-2000 Educate America Grant through New Standards Consortium for training in the Principles of Learning and the Principal's Institute at Pennsylvania University
  • Presentation/display in Harrisburg at the capital building on "Walkthroughs" for Celebrating Partnerships, Promoting Educational Excellence for the Commonwealth, September, 2000
  • Principal was invited to present at the New Standards National Conference organized by the National Center for Education and the Economy, Achieving High Standards in San Diego, CA, February, 2000
  • Michener Children's Museum Exhibit of Tinicum student art work, February, 2000
  • Partnership for staff development with the International Institute for Restorative Practices
  • $2,000 Aetna Volunteer Grant
  • $1,000 Technology Grant for SMART Board
  • Three year pilot school for Quality School Portfolio (QSP) software, Center for Accountability Solutions and American Association of School Administrators
  • Pilot school for Think.com, sponsored by the PA Department of Education, Oracle Corporation, and Tuscarora Intermediate Unit
  • Presentation at PRISE conference in Bethlehem, PA, by principal and teachers, Improving Student Achievement in Problem Solving, August, 2000
  • Univest Corp. provides local newspapers for the school through grant money



High expectations for students and staff, quality work aligned with internationally bench-marked standards, partnerships with parents and the community, a supportive school board and administration, and teachers who believe that effort makes a difference, all contribute to the success of our students. Tinicum Elementary School is a source of pride for the students, parents, faculty, staff, and community it serves.



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