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Stock Market Project
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Lisa Weisbrod

This trimester the Algebra IA class participated in the Tuxedo Park School Stock Market Project.

This trimester the Algebra IA class participated in the Tuxedo Park School Stock Market Project. The first step of the process was to research ten companies to determine in which the students wanted to invest. They sketched individual graphs of the one-year history of the company’s performance in the stock market in order to determine what the trends were over the last year. Then the students invested up to $10,000 in a minimum of three and a maximum of five companies. Over the next three weeks, they checked and recorded their profits and losses daily. At the end of this period, the class learned how to create spreadsheets and graphs of their data. The culmination of this project was to create a poster with information about each stock and visuals of the graphs. Students wrote reflective questions about why they chose the companies in which they invested, the accuracy of their predictions, and whether or not they would invest in the stock market in the future. Their presentations were excellent, as the enthusiasm for this project was unanimously positive.

 

MUN Competition
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Lisa Weisbrod

Tuxedo Park School students competed in the Montessori Model UN in NYC, representing the kingdom of Bhutan.

Tuxedo Park School students competed in the Montessori Model UN in NYC, representing the kingdom of Bhutan. The students served on the Economic and Social CouncilHuman Rights Council, and Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Council.

TPS Students had the opportunity to meet with student delegates from around the world to pass resolutions by consensus. All students gave opening speeches at their council meetings on topics they have been researching since the start of the elective in September. Students forged friendships and learned more about one another's background during the evening cultural celebrations.

The Montessori Model United Nations program culminates a classroom study with a two-day global education simulation experience in NYC. The event enables students in upper elementary and middle schools to learn about the operations of the United Nations and its role as the world's largest international peacekeeping and humanitarian organization. 

In addition, like the high school and university Model United Nations Programs, MMUN provides students from 9-15 years of age an opportunity to:

· Learn about cultures, governments, and peoples of nations throughout the world.

· Use research skills, writing skills, and written & oral communication skills.

· Develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and evaluative skills.

· Debate current global issues and world problems.

· Practice and use leadership skills in real life global situations.

· Understand the need for peace and conflict resolution throughout the world while developing their conflict resolution and debating skills.

Through the process of role-playing, each student becomes a delegate of a selected nation. They compose, present, and debate issues affecting their land and peoples of the world. By assuming the character of a citizen of their chosen country, they fully develop an understanding of the people's needs and the importance of accepting differences.

Math Awards
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Lisa Weisbrod

Tuxedo Park School students took first place in three levels at the MathCounts chapter competition held February 21 in Montgomery, NY.

 

Tuxedo Park School students took first place in three levels at the MathCounts chapter competition held February 21 in Montgomery, NY.

 

1. Team Competition: This was a total score of individuals on the team for both sprint and target rounds, as well as the score from team rounds.  Tuxedo Park School earned 1st place. 
(Team was made up of Samuel F., Madeline H., JT. K. Henry M., Joshua Y.) 

2. Individual competition: Top individual scores from both individual rounds (Sprint Round and Target Round). 1st place: Henry M. 2nd place: Samuel F. 

3. Countdown Round: Individual students with the highest total scores (from both sprint and target Rounds) competed with each other in a head to head tournament. Competing in this round were the following representatives from TPS who qualified based upon their scores: Samuel F., JT. K., Henry M.
1st place: Samuel F.:  2nd place Henry M.

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in the programs each year.

The approach is simple: the organization's goals is to make learning math fun. Middle school is a critical juncture when a love of math must be encouraged, and a fear of math must be overcome. The programs build problem solving skills and positive attitudes about math, so students embrace challenges and expand their academic and career opportunities in the future.

Faculty Focus - Alex Wise
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Lisa Weisbrod

TPS Freshman Frederick Pulver chatted with our own Mr. Alex Wise, who shared his insight on music education and the creative process behind this year's Upper School Musical.

TPS Freshman Frederick Pulver chatted with our own Mr. Alex Wise, who shared his insight on music education and the creative process behind this year's Upper School Musical.

 

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Ski Race Day
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Lisa Weisbrod

It may not have been prime skiing conditions, but we had a great time on the mountain. Race Day was a success!

The 2019-2020 Ski Program concluded on Thursday, February 13 with the annual Ski Race Day. During race day, students either race or complete a mountain obstacle course, to earn points for either the Green or Gold Team.
 
The winners of race day are awarded the Jake Shepard Ski Bowl and the points are added to their team for the annual Green and Gold Competition. Parents, faculty, and friends of TPS join together to cheer on the students. Race Day is a treasured community tradition.

After the race was complete, the Parent Association hosted a Family Tubing event at the mountain. Students of all ages, and their families, had a great time sliding down the mountain together.

Stay tuned for race results which will be posted after the Friday Winter Sports Assembly!