K-5 Parents, come join us for our 'International Day of Peace' celebration on Wednesday, September 21. Since 1982, the United Nations' International Day of Peace has been celebrated by individuals, organizations, and nations as a way to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. George Grant Mason Elementary students will commemorate the day with a ceremony featuring signing, student speakers, and a 'Pinwheels for Peace 'art instillation. It is the school's 14th year marking the date. Details: George F. Baker High School Front Lawn Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 9:00 AM
#TuxedoUFSD is celebrating “Arts in Education Week.” The national program, which kicked off Sunday, is designed to recognize the “transformative power of the arts in education” and to encourage elected officials and school leaders to support equitable access to the arts. Here at the district, our art and music teachers use every class to connect to their students through the arts.
🥄🍧Talk about an ice breaker! 🥄🍧 Monday afternoon, George F Baker High School students were treated to an Italian ice 🇮🇹 🧊 during the first PACE event of the year. Every Monday, students in Grades 7-12 keep PACE with the community through ‘Presentations, Activities, Collaborations and Events,’ which allow them to interact and stay informed. PACE aims to enhance educational and social interactions in the school, community and society. The visit from The Ice Mother & Sons truck gave GFB students (Grades 6-12) and staff the perfect opportunity to "stop, collaborate and listen." 😉 Other PACE events planned for this year include Honor Society events, Drama Productions, STEM Challenges, Guest Speakers, Academic Competitions, Social Activities, Local History Presentations, and Debates.
🚧 The work on George F. Baker High School continues! 🚧 New steps are being constructed at the main entrance of the building. Parents, please note that for student pick-up, you may still use Tornado Drive 🌪 but proceed with caution around the coned off construction area. #TuxedoUFSD
September 12, 2022 Dear Parents, Please let me introduce myself. I’m the new chairperson and school psychologist for Tuxedo USFD. I’m enjoying meeting all of the students and staff members and also look forward to meeting each of you. I bring with me much experience in the field, including the last 17 years in Nyack. While there, I earned the trust of my colleagues and had an excellent relationship with the vast majority of parents. This is because we share the same goal: helping the students to be successful. Having children of my own, I understand how it takes a village to raise them. Well, Tuxedo seems like a terrific village. If you see me around, such as at the PTO carnival or a volleyball game, please stop by and say hello. Sincerely, Kenneth Poka CSE/CPSE Chairperson, School Psychologist 1 Tornado Drive Tuxedo Park, NY 10987 845-351-4786 x.2011 Kenneth.email@example.com
You are walking down a school hallway and see a volunteer struggling to hang something on a hallway bulletin board, what do you do? George F. Baker 11th grader Tyler Grant stopped and helped. That random act earned him the first 'Act of Kindness Award' for the 2022-2023 school year. Principal Roy Reese started the award at the High School last year as a way to encourage students to #bekind and look out for one another. Great job Tyler! #tuxedoufsd #kindness #backtoschool
Tuxedo Union Free School District Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Programs George F. Baker High School students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students Tuxedo, New York – George F. Baker High School students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service. Seniors Grace Donnelly, Mario Ginis, Parker Givens and Chima Oparaji earned the National Rural and Small Town Award. Oparaji was also honored with the National African American Recognition Award. “We’re thrilled that four of our George F. Baker High School students have earned this recognition from the College Board. Grace, Mario, Parker and Chima are shining examples of what the Tuxedo Union Free School District has to offer,” said District Superintendent Jeffrey White. “The entire school community looks forward to seeing what the future holds for these highly talented students.” “One of the things I like most about being a High School Principal is that I can share in the successes of our students,” said George F. Baker High School Principal Roy Reese. “Case in point, I had the honor and privilege to present to these four seniors with their outstanding academic achievement.” Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town. Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications. “We want to honor the hard work of these students through the College Board National Recognition Programs. This program creates a way for colleges and scholarship programs to connect directly with underrepresented students who they are hoping to reach,” said Tarlin Ray, College Board senior vice president of BigFuture. “We hope the award winners and their families celebrate this prestigious honor and it helps them plan for their big future.” **** About Tuxedo Union Free School District: The Tuxedo Union Free School District mission is to engage students in the pursuit of knowledge for academic success, productive citizenship, and the development of personal potential in our diverse and fast changing world. About George F. Baker High School: George. F. Baker High School serves students in grades 6-12 from the Town of Tuxedo as well as tuition students from local area school districts. The administration and faculty take great pride in the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the school and the diverse programs that meet various needs of its student body while capitalizing on our small size to provide an individualized approach in a comprehensive school setting.
Here is the September Lunch Menu!
We wrap up a week of Tuxedo Union Free School District introductions with the #districtdebut of Kenneth Poka, School Psychologist and CSE Chairperson. . For more on Kenneth, visit us on Facebook and Instagram: @TuxedoUFSD
Hello Cassidy Brusseler, a substitute teacher making her #districtdebut at Tuxedo Union Free School District. For more on Cassidy, visit us on Facebook and Instagram: @TuxedoUFSD
Our #districtdebut continues with Cailin Cienki, the Tuxedo Union Free School District's newest Music teacher. For more on Cailin, visit us on Facebook and Instagram: @TuxedoUFSD
Hello Nicole Rocklin, a third grade teacher making her #districtdebut at Tuxedo Union Free School District. For more on Nicole, visit us on Facebook and Instagram: @TuxedoUFSD
Elena Cortez is making her #distictdebut at Tuxedo Union Free School District as a Kindergarten Monitor at George Grant Mason. For more on Elena, visit us on Facebook and Instagram: @TuxedoUFSD
Our #districtdebut continues with Emily Dowling, the Tuxedo Union Free School District's newest Physical Education teacher, Emily Dowling. For more on Emily, visit us on Facebook and Instagram: @TuxedoUFSD
Devan Stack is making her #districtdebut! Devan is first up in our series introducing the newest educators at Tuxedo Union Free School District! Every day, until the start of the school year, we will learn more about an incoming member of the Tuxedo family. Name: Devan Stack Position: AIS Math Most Excited For: The collaborative work atmosphere of AIS. Favorite Month: December Fun Fact: Devan started as a teacher aide at #TuxedoUFSD. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @TuxedoUFSD
National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society applications are due September 11. Please upload your applications to https://classroom.google.com/ Contact Ms Jones with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest COVID guidance for the 2022-23 school year has been released by the New York State Department of Education. Please visit TuxedoUFSD.org for an update from #tuxedoufsd Superintendent Jeffrey T. White.
BOE Regular Meeting Link for 8/24/2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qPjNX0lMQo
Board of Education Regular Meeting Notice for August 24, 2022: https://5il.co/1gq7c
Please see the attached meeting notice regarding the postponement of this week's Regular Board of Education Meeting until Wednesday, August 24, 2022.