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Eagles Pic Springfield

Tinicum Eagles 2023
Many students, faculty and staff from Springfield and Tinicum Elementary Schools and across our 100 mile school district are cheering on the Philly Birds!  Our avid Eagles fans have been celebrating all season long!  Let's give the EAGLES a big cheer from Palisades!  E-A-G-L-E-S  GO EAGLES!!!

DN Centenarians


Durham Nockamixon Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up as centenarians!  Fun times in our elementary schools!  It has been an exciting week!

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS:  After School Activities Programs are now open for Registration!  Several activities have a limit of students accepted!  Don't miss 5 weeks of fun this March...Bowling, Cooking, Swimming, Sports or Roller Skating!

Click on this link for more information and registration:  PSD After School Activities Program - NOTE Springfield Cooking Club AND Swimming are full!

ESS Art Contest through Mid March


Kiss Me Kate Logo


**Our spring musical, "Kiss Me, Kate!" runs March 2nd+3rd (7PM) and March 4th (2PM)**

Spring Musical Tickets are ON SALE

Over 70 student actors, crew, pit musicians and staff have been diligently preparing over the past few months, and we can't wait to share this production with our community. 

"Kiss Me, Kate" was last produced at PHS in 1999, and is a classic Cole Porter musical featuring familiar tunes such as "Another Openin', Another Show", "Too Darn Hot", and "Tom, Dick, or Harry". The plot revolves around the romantic and professional lives of a divorced couple, Fred and Lilli, who are co-starring in a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew''. As they perform, the tensions from their past relationship surface, complicating their present lives on and off the stage. Comedic vaudeville gangsters loom throughout the show to collect their I.O.U.'s, but the show must go on at any cost. This 'show within a show' earned the first ever Tony Award for best musical in 1949, and is sure to entertain, challenge, and inspire you with its memorable songs. We hope you will "Brush Up Your Shakespeare'' and join us!

This year’s show will take place on Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM and on Saturday, March 4th at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available in advance at our virtual box office,, or at the door. If you need assistance with tickets, please contact Neil Hong at [email protected]

Community School Programs

DON'T MISS THIS...Self-Defense for Middle School Students:
This class has a strong emphasis on environment and situational awareness. The instructor is Daryl Kennedy.  A parent is welcome and encouraged to attend with their child.

Date: 2/15/23
$25 per student 
Class size - limited to 12 students (1 parent allowed to accompany)
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: PHS Cafeteria

Tuesdays - 2/28/23 - 3/28/23
PHS Purple Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $25 for 5 weeks or pay $5/week
Walk ins welcome

Thursdays - 2/23/23 - 3/30/23
PHS Purple Gym at 7:30PM
Cost is $30 for 6 weeks or pay $5/week
Walk ins welcome


Tuesdays -1/3/23 - 2/28/23
8 sessions
PHS Cafeteria
Dance your way to a healthy you!

To register online w/My School Bucks:  Community School Programs
Or email [email protected]


School Board Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

02/13/2023 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM District Office
02/15/2023 - Policy Committee - 5:3PM PHS Library
02/15/2023 - Regular Board Meeting - 7PM PHS (TBD)
02/16/2023 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM - UBCTS Conf. Room
02/21/2023 - BCIU Board Meeting - 7PM - Bucks County IU Board Room
02/22/2023 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM PHS Library
02/22/2023 - Athletics Committee Meeting - 7:30PM PHS Library

Pirate Updates

Class of 2023 Parents & Guardians, would you love to include your child’s baby pictures and a heartfelt message in this year’s Yearbook? If so, you can choose one of the following options below! DEADLINE: March 1st, 2023

Spread Options:
yearbook page options

Please email your Spread Choice, Message and Picture(s) to [email protected]g. Checks can be made out to PHS Yearbook and handed in to Mrs. Hoferica or Mrs. T!

Polar Plunge Time:

Love jumping into the ice, cold Delaware River? 

Sign up for the Polar Plunge! 

to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Date: Saturday, February 18th

Time: Registration opens at 9:00 am; Plunge at 12:00pm

Where: Scott’s Park (Downtown Easton)

Questions: Contact Mrs. Thomas Room 108 or Pirate’s Pier Cafe

(Scan to Register with the PHS Team)

Debate Team rev 2023

Debate Team Update

On Thursday, February 9th, the debate team traveled to Catasauqua High School to compete. The topic was whether the United States should transition to nuclear power as the primary electricity source by the year 2050. There was significant growth by many on the team and there are some exciting achievements to announce! 

The teammates that are progressing toward the semifinals are Gianna Gammello, Maggie Holderer, Alena Horvath, and Camila O'Donnell. One team had an outstanding round yesterday and, for the first time in Palisades' history in the league, every member on a team simultaneously achieved perfect scores. During round 1, the team of Jesse Holderer, Sam McCullough, Eli Mergott, and Sophia Schulz scored a 40/40! Jesse Holderer and Sean Finnerty both achieved perfect scores in their rounds for the entire event.

girls wrestling rev

Girls Wrestling Quad Meet

This Saturday, February 11th, we are hosting a Girl's Wrestling Quad Meet with Easton, Nazareth and Hunterdon Central. Wrestling begins at 10:00 AM and two mats will be used.

Key Club Clothing Drive 

During the months of February and March, Key Club will have a clothing drive for the Fostering Hope Organization. This non profit organization collects clothing for children in the foster care system. It is a way to help kids feel more welcomed and comfortable during a challenging time. In order to support, drop off new and gently used children and junior clothing such as leggings, sweatpants, and sweatshirts, at the box in the main office.

PHS Bocce Team

Bocce Ball Team

Our Bocce Ball team is preparing its final home match on Wednesday, February 15th at 3:00 PM in the Purple Gym. The teams consist of the following students:  Grace Martens, Morgan Wright, Kassandra Mundhenk, Ailish Kelleher, Kayla Russo, Samantha Christen, Averie Winsor, Roman Santoro, Leonardo Cerborino, Kylie Helfrich, Gianna Nastasi, Blake Reinard, Ryleigh and Matthew McAnally. The team is coached by Mrs. Dani Thomas and student coach, Grace McArdle.

Let’s fill the stands and show our support for this BIG match!

Fab Lab Feb Logo


Use this link for more information about February and SUMMER CAMP!  February is for Fabulous FUN at the Fab Lab Center.pdf

Financial Aid Night at BCCC

Help Wanted

Part-Time Food Handler (anticipated):  Part-time, 6 hours per day, 10 month, Food Handler position available starting February 27, 2023 at the Palisades High School. Candidate must be able to complete multiple tasks, prepare food, cook meals, serve the student meals, and assist with routine kitchen tasks such as operating kitchen equipment and daily clean-up. Candidates must be willing to become certified in Serv-Safe within the first six months of employment.

Interested candidates should send via Recruit and Hire at their letter of interest, application, resume and disclosure form(s) and clearances (current within the past 12 months of the closing date of the posting: Act 24, 34, 114 and 151). Letters of interest can be addressed to  Mr. Gerry Giarratana, Director of Food/Warehouse/Transportation. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2023. 

Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment. 

Current employees may submit a bid form.

Link to clearances:


Long-Term Elementary Special Education Teacher at Springfield Elementary School  - available March 16, 2023 through the end of the 2022/2023 school year, with the possibility of extension through the end of the first semester of January 2024. Interested candidates must be certified in Special Education for grades K-5. Responsibilities to include management of IEP caseload, small group and individual instruction, push-in support for general education classes, possibly co-teaching, etc.  Successful candidate will need strong:  instructional skills, progress monitoring skills, effective communication skills with parents and co-workers, insightfulness in making accommodations to assist students in the general education setting, classroom management and behavior management skills. 


Interested applicants need to submit through Recruit and Hire: letter of interest, resume, completed PA standard application, college transcripts, copy of PA teaching certificate, 3 letters of recommendation, clearances (Acts 24, 34, 114 & 151 current within the past 12 months of the closing date of this posting), and disclosure form(s) Act 168.  Deadline for applications is February 15, 2023  Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Scott Davis, Principal at Springfield Elementary. EOE

Link to clearances:

One Title I Instructional Assistant (IA)/Paraprofessional – part-time, 10 month, for 2022/2023 school year only, instructional assistant/paraprofessionals at Durham Nockamixon. Position starts as soon as possible. IA will assist student(s) in individual and small group settings with students with special needs. The ability to work calmly with student(s) exhibiting behavioral and academic challenges and an ability to follow the direction of professional staff is needed. Although not required, those with a teaching certification are encouraged to apply. Hourly rate: $21.40/hour after a probationary period, as per contract. Position is funded through Title I


Interested candidates should send via Recruit and Hire at :  letter of interest, application, resume, proof of being highly qualified, disclosure form(s) and clearances (must be current and dated within a year of start date: Act 24, 34, 114 and 151).  Letters of interest can be addressed to  Mrs. Marie Collie, Principal at Durham Nockamixon Elementary School. Deadline to apply is February 14, 2023. EOE


Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment


Link to clearances:



3v3 FRANCIS BARNES MEMORIAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:New Event from Palisades Community Foundation coming this Spring!  Bring a team (all ages welcome to play), have some fun and give back to the Palisades community!  Sponsorship opportunities available to help support fundraising for the Foundation - visit our website for more information -  PCF supports our schools (students, families and classrooms) and the community - all in the areas of Arts, Education and Wellness!  Register Your Team Here:


YMCA Summer Programming

Campers will be bussed from Palisades to the Quakertown Y and returned to the Palisades campus at the end of the day for parent pick up.  Click on this brochure for more information:  YMCA Camp Brochure 2023


Learn more about the plans for Springfield - share your input!

Attached is a handout regarding the Springfield Township Comprehensive Plan with a QR Code to take an online survey.  Your feedback is essential to developing a Comprehensive Plan that reflects and addresses the community’s key concerns, priorities, and goals!  Springfield Township Comp Plan_HandOut_Feb 6 2023.pdf


PYSA Recruitment


Palisades Youth Soccer Association has been providing travel and intramural soccer programs to our area for the last 45 years!

The following programs are open for registration:

  • Spring Travel Soccer:

    Birth Years: 2015 and older (2016 may be considered based on tryout and previous experience)
    Practices start in March. Days/time are team dependent.
    ames run early April through early June, typically on Sunday afternoons.
    Great opportunity to “test out” travel soccer.  Shorter season than fall and less competition.

PAGSL Registration
Registration Link:

Plumstead Baseball Registration

PURCHASE SCAA APPAREL:  Silver Creek A.A. - They can't take it out of you, and they can't put it into you....BUT, we can put it ON YOU!

Silver Creek Apparel

Scroll down to view "ALL PRODUCTS." On the next page scroll to the bottom to see all available pieces; you'll also be able to view by size.

Please be advised that this will be the only apparel sale of the calendar year, so do not wait to place your orders. Orders will be accepted until February 19th, with pick up expected around the end of March. All proceeds from the apparel sale benefit our teams, so please share with your family and friends! (Shipping is available for family and friends who are not local to the area for an added fee.)

If you have any questions specific to the apparel sale please reach out to Modern Concepts at
We thank you for your continued support of our youth programs and can't wait to see many of you rocking your Silver Creek merch!

Revere Baseball Registration

SIGN UP FOR REVERE BASEBALL:  Click here to register Revere Baseball Registration

Flag Football


Youth NFL Flag Football provides an exciting way for kids to have a blast practicing and playing the game, all while learning valuable lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, and commitment. There is NO travel involved as all games are played at the fields in Perkasie. Teams are assigned actual NFL team names and each player is given a reversible jersey with the team logo.  

spr sip and paint

To register for this event:  Get Tix Here

Valentines Day at Riegelsville
Grandparents Flyer
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  YouTube Advertisement

Concert in the Round


As part of a continuing effort to improve service this tax season, the Internal Revenue Service today announced special Saturday hours for the next four months at Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) across the country.

The special Saturday availability across the nation will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Feb. 11, March 11, April 8 and May 13. Offices in dozens of states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be open during this special four-month event, with no appointments required.

More than 40 locations currently plan to be open on Feb. 11, with 58 offices currently scheduled for March 11.

The IRS encourages taxpayers to visit a special page for the latest information on the special Saturday hours.

Almost Spring Social
Thank you to volunteers and hoping to attract new ones! See Arts Festival Dates Below!
NAMI Event at Riegelsville Library

Tinicum Arts Festival Dates 2023

Earth School Summer Camp

Here are the details:
Session 1- July 3-7, Ralph Stover State Park
(4th off)
Session 2 - July 10-14 Ralph Stover State Park
Session 3 - July 17-21 Ralph Stover State Park 
Session 4 - July 24-28 - Bucks Co. Audubon