TUXEDO, N.Y. (Dec. 16, 2015) ‑- As a way to further reinforce the long-term sustainability of the Tuxedo Union Free School District and to continue to build student enrollment, the Tuxedo Union Free School District Board of Education has retained Goshen-based Focus Media, the Hudson Valley’s largest public relations and marketing firm.
Focus Media will develop and execute marketing and promotion strategies to continue to broaden awareness of the district’s unique small classroom environment and its innovative STEM curriculum, which will also include outreach efforts to build student enrollment both at George Grant Mason School, home to kindergarten to 6th grade students; and George F. Baker High School, home to 7th to 12th graders. Funding for this initiative comes from private funds.
“The Tuxedo Union Free School District is committed to maintaining our independence as we seek ways to bolster our student census,” said Joanne Vernon, Tuxedo Board of Education president. “These efforts will ensure the long-term growth of our school district. Our elementary and high school curricula and instruction rival the best of what many private schools offer. We look forward to this effort to show and demonstrate to potential students and their families the great things awaiting them at Tuxedo.”
District Interim Superintendent Nancy Teed noted the many advantages of a Tuxedo high school education.
“Our elementary school and high school offer small and supportive classroom settings that match the academic rigor of any district while offering unique, relevant, real-world STEM experiences, which will best position students for what employers are looking for in the workplace,” Teed said. “The future of education lies with successful STEM preparation, and we begin this on the elementary level. To be able to fully integrate a STEM curriculum in a nurturing, small school environment gives students tremendous advantages in their academic careers. There is no other model in the region like ours.”
Focus Media President and CEO Josh Sommers said he was excited to develop and implement a marketing plan that will assist Tuxedo with long-term success.
About the Tuxedo Union Free School District
The Tuxedo Union Free School District is a K-12 school district located at the southernmost tip of Orange County, near Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park. The George Grant Mason School is the district’s K-6 school and was named a 2015-2016 New York State Reward School, which recognizes schools that have made the most progress or have the highest achievement statewide with no significant gaps in student achievement. George F. Baker High School is home to students in grades 7 to 12. The district’s mission is to engage students in the pursuit of knowledge for academic success, productive citizenship and the development of personal potential in a diverse and changing world, while offering opportunities for real life experience in a safe and secure learning environment meeting every student’s individual needs. For more information, visit: http://tuxedoufsd.org