First Screening of Tucker Elementary Documentary Draws Crowd
The free screening of “Tucker: Facing Forward” premiered to the public at Milton Public Library Wednesday night.
Milton residents gathered in the bottom floor of Milton Public Library Wednesday night for the first screening of the documentary “Tucker: Facing Forward." Many students, faculty, parents and alumni of Tucker Elementary School were in attendance to see their starring roles in the film and congratulate producer Frank Schroth on his work.
“The question is 'Why Tucker?' Tucker is the smallest, most racially and economic diverse elementary school in Milton and it continuously receives annual reports of progress and achievement,” explained Schroth while introducing the film. “What we’ve found in Tucker is a universal sense of community."
In the 2009 annual progress report of public schools, Tucker ranked fifth in the state overall; ranking number 1 in Math and number 7 in English skills. The film chronicled the practices and atmosphere that make Tucker so successful, setting them apart from other schools in Milton and Massachusetts as a whole.
“What we’ve found in Tucker is a universal sense of community,” said Schroth. “There’s really a shared passion for learning."
Filming for the thirty minute documentary took place over the last school year and includes interviews with Principal Marcia Uretsky, teachers, students and parents.
After the film, both Principal Uretsky and Frank Schroth received standing ovations.
A second showing of "Tucker: Facing Forward" will take place on July 23th at Fuller Village and although there is no determined schedule yet, the documentary is set to be broadcasted on Milton Cable Television this summer.