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Tuxedo Park School students present science expo projects
Christopher Kasker

Students in fourth grade through ninth grade demonstrated their scientific knowledge and curiosity at the inaugural Tuxedo Park School Science Exposition during the evening event Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

Students in fourth grade through ninth grade demonstrated their scientific knowledge and curiosity at the inaugural Tuxedo Park School Science Exposition during the evening event Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

Tuxedo Park School Parents enjoy Science Expo presentations

The expo challenged the students from fourth through ninth grade to scientifically investigate the four core disciplines of science; physical, life, earth, and space science. Participants thoughtfully engineered projects that displayed the data they collected and the knowledge they learned.

Science teacher Tyler France commented on the high degree of preparation and performance of the 'scientists" delivered.

"The middle school and upper school students conducted thorough and detailed research on their topics," said Mr. France.  "I was impressed by the students' ability to present in such a professional manner. It was a proud moment to see all the students and families so engaged in the experiments on display. "

Tuxedo Park School student presents science experiment to parent

The egg drop was one of the highlights of the night.  From the second floor of the of the school's grand staircase, students drop their creative contraptions designed to preserve a raw egg upon landing.  

"Being a part of the egg drop felt like being part of an intense athletic game," said Mr. France. "It was a beautiful moment to see the community pull together to support our devoted students." 

The inaugural science expo was such a success that Tuxedo Park School is looking forward to making it an annual event.  

See more photos on Flickr.

Tuxedo Park School Boys basketball awards recipients
Christopher Kasker

The Tuxedo Park School Winter Sports Assembly took place during the Friday afternoon assembly. Listed below are this season’s award winners. Congratulations to all!

Tuxedo Park School Boys basketball awards recipients

The Tuxedo Park School Winter Sports Assembly took place during the Friday afternoon assembly. Listed below are this season’s award winners. Congratulations to all!

Tuxedo Park School Girls Basketball award recipients

Girls Basketball
Coach’s Award Green – Madison B
Coach’s Award Gold – Maddie E
Most Improved Player – Kaitlyn H
Most Valuable Player – Reyna C

Boys Basketball
Coach’s Award Green – Brandon M
Coach’s Award Gold – John O
Most Improved Player – Dawson W
Most Valuable Player – Jeffrey S

Squash
Coach’s Award – Christopher H

The fastest skiers were also recognized with the Jake Shepard Ski Bowl. Congratulations, Ben K and Kaitlyn H. 

Upper School Overnight Ski Trip
Christopher Kasker

The excitement was building at the beginning of last week as upper school students anxiously awaited their three-day ski trip. The peak of all this excitement summited at Gore Mountain.

tuxedo park school students at Ridin-Hy Ranch

Tuxedo Park School seventh, eight, and ninth-grade students achieved new heights during the annual upper school ski trip to Gore Mountain Jan. 23-25.

The annual trip complements Tuxedo Park School's exceptional and unique ski program. This year's seventh graders have been preparing for this trip since they were in third grade, the first year students participate in the school's ski program. Although the first day of skiing was rained-out, students found plenty of activities at the ranch to keep themselves entertained.

The upper school trip to Gore is certainly a highlight of the program. Students stay at the Ridin-Hy Ranch, which is a short bus ride to the ski resort. Students have a mix of free time and planned activities. The first night consisted of a minute-to-win-it competition. Green and gold points were at stake. This year Green came away winning four events, with Gold's three events.  

Tuxedo Park School students at Rydin-Hy Ranch

Green prevailed in:
-Bite Me: Pick up bags of various size with teeth.
-Rapid Fire: Use a rubber band to knock all of the cups down.
-Bucket Head: Wear the hat on your hand bouncing the ping pong balls on the floor with enough power to get into your hat.
-Moving On Up: Stack the cups until you get to the original cup.

Gold edged out Green in:
-Noodling Around:  Take spaghetti strand in your mouth and scoop up 5 penne pasta noodles, kneeling, no hands.
-Thar She Blows: Must push all of the cups off the table with a balloon
-Bouncing balls Bounce ping pong balls into an egg holder.

No winner was declared in Face the Cookie: Slide the cookie from your forehead into your mouth.

The second evening's activities included karaoke, which turned into more of a dance party. The faculty was impressed with the amount of energy displayed by the upper schoolers on the dance floor.

Tuxedo Park School students and faculty on Gondola at Gore Mountain

Each night before the planned activities, students have the opportunity to go tubing, play games in the lounge, swim in the indoor pool, or play basketball on the indoor court.

Although the weather prevented on a full day of skiing this trip, all of the students who are returning to TPS next year are already looking forward to Gore 2020.

 

Tuxedo Park School third graders compete in the bobsled
Christopher Kasker

Pre-K through third-grader students enthusiastically participated in the Tuxedo Park School's annual winter games. Students competed in classic activities such as Snowball Roll, Hockey Shot, Two-person Bobsled, Skeleton, Olympic Ring Snowball Throw, and numerous relays.

Tuxedo Park School third graders compete in the bobsled

Pre-K through third-grader students enthusiastically participated in the Tuxedo Park School's annual winter games. Divided into five teams, students opened the games by marching into the middle school gym with the flag of their team color leading the way.

All the events were held indoors.  Students competed in classic activities such as Snowball Roll, Hockey Shot, Two-person Bobsled, Skeleton, Olympic Ring Snowball Throw, and numerous relays.

The final competition was the team cheer.  Each team had their turn in the spotlight to proudly and loudly sing their cheer.

Congratulations to all the teams-Black, Blue, Yellow, Red and Purple for competing in the 2019 Tuxedo Park Primary School Winter Games!

MLK Assembly Third grade timeline
Christopher Kasker

Tuxedo Park School proudly celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day during Friday's assembly. Every grade, pre-K through ninth grade, paid tribute to Dr. King, his life, and legacy.

Tuxedo Park School proudly celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day during Friday's assembly.

"It was a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate his great contributions to society," said Head of School Todd Stansbery following the assembly.

MLK Assembly Protest

Every grade, pre-K through ninth grade, paid tribute to Dr. King, his life, and legacy.

Highlights from each grade included:

-Pre-K sang songs
-Kindergarten drew pictures of Dr. King's childhood
-First grade recited a poem
-Second grade cited how they would follow in Dr. King's footsteps
-Third grade created a human timeline
-Fourth grade described their dreams
-Fifth grade created a peaceful protest
-Sixth grade honored Ella Baker, Bob Moses and Nina Simone
-Seventh grade explained Dr. King's six principles of nonviolence
-Eighth grade wrote magnetic poems out of Dr. King's "I Have  A Dream" speech
-Ninth grade discussed leaders who were inspired by Dr. King