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South High Piano Recital
South High School will be presenting its Piano Recital on Thursday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the school’s Music Suite (room 309), 341 Lakeville Road. Students will perform classical pieces from the standard piano repertoire. The event is free and the public is warmly welcomed. For additional information, please contact Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head, at (516) 441-4851 or at

2015-16 Universal Pre-K (UPK) Registration
UPK is offered to GNPS residents with busing at no cost. To enroll in the a.m. or p.m. session, your child must be 4 years old by 12/1/15. Some students can attend the GN Community School, our collaborative agency, at 225 Schenck Avenue, but without busing. Please read our UPK Letter or visit the Parkville Web Site for more information. Registration takes place at the Registrar's Office, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd, (516) 441-4080. You may visit the Registration Web site for additional information, including 8th Grade Re-Verification, and/or our Registration Forms Page to download documents.


Sylvia -- Theater & Lunch
Spend an autumn afternoon on Broadway with Great Neck Public Schools Community Education. See a matinee performance of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Prior to the show, enjoy a relaxed, pre-fixe lunch at Glass House Tavern (choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert, and beverage). Luxury coach bus will depart from the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Avenue at 9:45 a.m., and return to the Center at about 6 p.m.
Information and Registration - Complete course offerings and the online catalog can be found by clicking on the Community Ed icon in the scroll near the top of this page. You can register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at



GNPS/TV Programs
Current programming on GNPS/TV, over Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 32, includes Focus on Education: an interview with Dr. Teresa Prendergast, Great Neck’s new superintendent of schools, and Spotlight: South Middle School. Read more...
GNPS/TV Programming - Reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. Programs are student-produced and can be seen in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32.
For More Information - Please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Site or vist the GNPS/TV Web site.

24th Annual Faculty Recital

Come experience an exciting evening of outstanding music when
GNPS faculty and friends come together on Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.,
at South High School for the 24th Annual Faculty Recital.

North High Annual Halloween Fair

The North High Annual Halloween Fair will take place on
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., in the North High Gym
All Elementary Students are invited to attend.

Dan Tomaselli Honored and Remembered
Hundreds of people filled the North Middle School Auditorium on a
Sunday afternoon in late September to honor Daniel J. Tomaselli --
beloved teacher, colleague, family member, and friend. "Mr. T," as
he was affectionately known, was remembered as a kind, loving,
and disciplined music and performing arts teacher.


Recreation Programs

The GNPS Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for
district-resident children and youth on selected weekday afternoons,
evenings, and on weekends, beginning in October. Programs include:
Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Friday Night Recreation, Learn-to-Swim,
Parkville Recreation Center, Special Needs Recreation, Wrestling, and
Zumba. Click "Recreation WebTrac" on the upper right under GNPS
Parent Systems for complete information on the many programs
offered, including brochure, dates, times, fees, and grades.
For more information, contact the Recreation Department at
441-4045, or by e-mail at

Good To Know

Learn about the GNPS VOIP Phone System and use our online
Administration Directory and District Directory to contact us.

Learn about our Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink,
the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve
communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.


Jennifer Andersen -- New Assistant Principal
Jennifer Andersen, a new assistant principal at the Richard S. Sherman-Great Neck North Middle School, is not new to North Middle, having spent her entire, two-decade teaching and administrative career at the school. Prior to becoming North Middle’s assistant principal, Ms. Andersen served as Dean of Students, starting in 2008. Read more...


School District Wins NYSID Award
The Great Neck Public School District recently received the 2015 Customer of the Year Award from the New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID). The award was announced by John Powell, assistant superintendent for business, at the Sept. 21 Board of Education Meeting. Read more...

National Merit Scholarship Commendations
Forty-four seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). To achieve this honor, they placed among the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million juniors who took the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Read more...


All-National Honoree
It has just been announced that tuba player Casey Poon, a senior at North High School, has been selected for the highly prestigious 2015 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles Symphony Orchestra to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, in late October. With Casey is Joseph Rutkowski, his instrumental music teacher at North High. Read more...

Village School Wins Finance Award
The Village School has again been named a W!SE Blue Star School having excelled on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. This marks the seventh time that Village School has earned this award which will be presented in November. Village School met the award
requirements by having a majority of students
on a given grade level who took the test achieve
a score of 75 or better.

Best Pals -- An Amazing Club
Best Pals, at North High School, is not your ordinary school club. “Being a Best Pals member is an amazing and rewarding experience,” said Danielle Beck and Jacqueline Kislin, club co-presidents. Kathryn Duggan, club co-advisor/speech therapist, explained that the club is “designed to give our special education students the opportunity to become more integrated in our school community.” Read more...

District News Archive
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