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Lisa Weisbrod

Tuxedo Park School to host Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop on March 4. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Join Tuxedo Park School in welcoming Martha Haakmat on March 4th from 6 to 8 pm.  Martha will be running an interactive workshop where participants will discuss their own experiences as they develop the tools to talk about race with their children.  Learn and practice some ways of responding in the moment, as well as ways to proactively teach about race at home.


Martha Haakmat is an experienced educator who has spent her 32-year career teaching and leading in NYSAIS independent schools. She brings a depth of understanding and perspective to her work, having held various faculty and leadership positions in a wide variety of school communities. Martha currently serves on the Board of Trustees for NYSAIS. 

This workshop is free and open to the public.

To RSVP or find out more information, contact Tyler France at tfrance@tuxedoparkschool.org

Art Installation
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Lisa Weisbrod

Brooklyn based artist Julie Tesser will be visiting Tuxedo Park School as part of the Visiting Artist Program from January 21-31, 2020.

Brooklyn based artist Julie Tesser will be visiting Tuxedo Park School as part of the Visiting Artist Program from January 21-31, 2020. Tesser, whose art focuses on the botanical world, will work with students during her 2-weeks at the school to produce sculptural cacti and succulents using clay as the medium.

Students will combine their creations to form a comprehensive succulent installation in the Graduation Garden on the TPS campus.

Tesser, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, has worked in ceramics for over 40 years and has shown locally, nationally, and internationally. She produces public commissions and works with students from primary school through the university level to create ceramic art. 

The TPS Visiting Artist Program is made possible by the generous giving from our parents, alumni parents, and friends. They truly gave from the heart when they chose to “Raise Their Paddle- for Art” during the La Carte Blanche annual benefit. Plans are also underway for a summer 2020 art room renovation.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
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Lisa Weisbrod

On January 17, the entire Tuxedo Park School community participated in a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On January 17, the entire Tuxedo Park School community participated in a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other active participants in the civil rights movement. In an effort to promote conversations that enrich our multicultural school community, teachers on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee designed the program not only to highlight the impact of Dr. King, but also to feature prominent women during the civil right movement, and how their actions opened the door for other minority groups today. Ninth graders ended the assembly by discussing current civil rights movements across our nation in order to build awareness of equity and inclusion across our campus and beyond.

Eighth Grade Student Wins High Honors
Lisa Weisbrod

Eighth grade student Samuel Fisher, had his composition “Mixed Feelings, Movement I. Energetic” selected and performed at the New York State School Music Association 21st Annual Young Composer Honors Concert

Eighth grade student Samuel Fisher, had his composition “Mixed Feelings, Movement I. Energetic” selected and performed at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 21st Annual Young Composer Honors Concert in Rochester, New York on December 6th. Samuel’s piece was chosen out of hundreds of entries, competing against students through grade 12. A two time winner, Samuel also had a composition selected two years ago when he was in sixth grade.

This past summer Samuel submitted his composition to the 2019 Call for Compositions sponsored by the NYSSMA.

A panel of composition professors and educators adjudicated the submissions and Samuel's composition was one of the 11 selected compositions out of the 100+ pieces submitted for performance in the Young Composer Honors Concert at the NYSSMA Winter Conference.

Samuel began composing at the age of four, and plays multiple instruments including; piano, bass, and trombone. He is a member of the Tuxedo Park School Band and the Jazz & Rock Ensemble. Samuel also attends the Julliard Pre-College Program in New York City.

Eighth Grade Chorus Spreading Holiday Cheer
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Our Upper School chorus, directed by the very talented Mr. Alex Wise, rang in the holidays at the Good Samaritan Christmas Tree Lighting. Tuxedo Park School has participated in this annual event for over a decade. 

The Upper School chorus, directed by the very talented Mr. Alex Wise, rang in the holidays at the Good Samaritan Christmas Tree Lighting in Suffer, New York. Tuxedo Park School has participated in this annual event, which draw quite a crowd, for over a decade. The chorus delighted the audience with traditional holiday carols and this acapella version of "Connected" by Brian Tate.