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Veterans Day
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Lisa Weisbrod

Tuxedo Park School students, staff and faculty hosted local Veterans on Friday, November 8, at a special “Tribute to Veterans” assembly in honor of Veterans Day.

Tuxedo Park School students, staff and faculty hosted local Veterans on Friday, November 8, at a special “Tribute to Veterans” assembly in honor of Veterans Day.

All students, staff and faculty donned red poppies as they welcomed Veterans from multiple branches of the military to the campus. The Vets were escorted to the Primary School gymnasium by student ambassadors, where they entered to a standing ovation. Todd Stansbery, Head of School welcomed the visitors and spoke about the importance of Veterans Day stating, “as the son of a Lt. Colonel, Army Chaplain this day has always been especially poignant to me.”

Green and Gold Team captains led the school in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of America the Beautiful. Freshman class members presented the history of Veterans Day, as well as a reading of the poem In Flanders Fields. A question and answer period allowed students to learn more about the experience of serving in the military during wartime.

The event concluded with the 3rd grade singing the Armed Forces Medley, also known as the Armed Forces Salute, a collection of the official marchpasts of the 5 services of the United States Armed Forces: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Veterans and families rose when their service song was sung.

 

TPS Students Go from Sea to Space 
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Lisa Weisbrod

TPS students go from sea to space during October Field Trips.

TPS students traveled from sea to space during school sponsored field trips this October. 

On, Wednesday, October 23, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade students sailed the Hudson on the Clearwater Sloop.  Founded 50 years ago by Pete Seeger and friends, Clearwater’s strategy is to inspire, educate, and activate young people to become stewards of the environment by utilizing the greatest natural resource in the region – the Hudson River.

The entire TPS student body was taken on a 45-minute journey through the universe from the comfort and security of the Primary School Gymnasium, when the SkyDome visited the TPS campus. This portable, inflatable planetarium dazzled our budding astronomers as they were taken on a guided tour of the solar system.

 

TPS Wears It Pink For Breast Cancer
Lisa Weisbrod

Tuxedo Park School students and faculty donned pink on Thursday, October 24 to help awareness, and show support, for people affected by breast cancer.

Tuxedo Park School students and faculty donned pink on Thursday, October 24, to help spread awareness and show support for people affected by breast cancer.

The Freshman Class held a bake sale and raised over $250 for local breast cancer organizations. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. 

TPS 5th Grade Robotics Tech Expo
Lisa Weisbrod

This trimester 5th grade students learned the basics of robotics. Robotics is the combination of machines (mechanical engineering) and computer programming.  Last year's engineering and computer programming classes were an excellent primer to prepare students for this year's challenges.

The robots the students built are rovers that utilize a two wheel drive transmission.  By applying different amounts of power to each wheel, students can move their robots forward, back, and turn.  Students also explored using arm attachments, color and ultrasonic sensors. 

Students broke into four groups, each with a unique mission, and demonstrated a variety of these missions at the Expo, while discussing their successes and failures.  While completing these missions students utilized the core skills of problem solving, collaboration, creativity, and grit.  Through play we create a passion for learning.

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Michael & Matthew

Mechanical Arm Attachment

Kalya & Gabi

Winston & William

Max & Tate

Ultrasonic Sensor

Maya & Katie

Mia & Elizabeth

Color Sensor

Ty & Michael

Marayo & Catherine