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One-Act Festival at South High
South High will present its annual One-Act Festival of senior-directed plays on four evenings: Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, and Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and are appropriate for grades 7 and up. For tickets or more information, please contact Thomas Marr, drama teacher/Theatre South director, at, or at (516) 441-4873. Student directors are: Christine Cimpian, Rachel Coons, Shayna Fishkin, Michelle Geffner, Jasmine Guillen, Russell Katz, and Samantha Klainberg


Freshman Ensembles at North High
On Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m., at North High, the Freshmen Ensembles will feature ninth-grade instrumentalists and vocalists in a range of works from classical to popular. Read more...

North Middle Art Show & Concert
North Middle School's Art Show and Grade 7 and 8 Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 13. Read more...

South Middle Concerts & Art Show
The South Middle School Music Department is proud to present its Spring Concerts on Tuesday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 14, both evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. The Art Department will present its Spring Art Show from Tuesday, May 12-Friday, May 15. Read more...


Repertory Theater at North High
North High's annual Artfest, a celebration of the school's fine and performing arts, begins with the Repertory Theater class' presentation of selections from The Survivor, by Susan Nanus, on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. Read more...


Improv at South High
South High's Theatre South's Improv Troupe will be performing on Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. During the performance, students improvise and create characters and scenes based on ideas from the audience. The public is encouraged to attend Improv, always a popular event, to enjoy a spontaneous production by a talented cast. Read more...


2015-16 Optional Attendance Zone
The GNPS Board of Education will continue the optional secondary school attendance zone for 2015-16. Read the Optional Attendance Zone Letter in English, Spanish, Korean, or Chinese. You may also view our Optional Attendance Zone Map or use our Transportation Search online tool.

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 and/or our Registration Forms Page to download documents.


Australian & German Expressionist Painters at GNPS Community Ed
Join Great Neck Public Schools Community Education for "Wunderbar Star Painters: Klimt, Shiele, Kandinsky, Klee, Dix, and More," an exploration of the art of the Austrian and German Expressionist painters and the people, places, and politics of the early 20th Century that inspired them.. Read more...
More Information and Registration - Click on the Community Ed icon above to view our online catalog. Please register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at


GNPS/TV Programs
Current programs on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: GNPS/TV Spotlight: South High; GNPS: The First 200 Years; and South High's tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Programs 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.

2015-16 School Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7 AM - 10 PM
E.M. Baker School - For Registered Voters North of the LIRR
South High School - For Registered Voters South of the LIRR

Public Information - 4/23 Press Release
Final Revision - 2015-16 Preliminary Working Budget
Absentee Ballot Information - 4/23 Weekly News

First Draft - 2015-16 Preliminary Working Budget
Schedule - 2015-16 Budget Events Calendar
Overview - Budget Details Home Page,
Budget Events - 2/19 Press Release

New GNPS Superintendent Appointed
At its 3/30 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Dr. Teresa
Prendergast as the next GNPS superintendent. Dr. Prendergast will
become our 11th superintendent when she assumes her new role on
July 15. See our 4/2/15 Press Release for more information. We
congratulate and welcome Dr. Prendergast to our school community.


Community Letters About Facebook Post
Please read this 4/1/15 Superintendent Letter to the
Great Neck News, and this 3/16/15 Community Letter

about an anti-Semitic Facebook post that occurred in March.

Summer School and Camp Brochures Available
The GNPS Summer School Program has posted brochures
for all programs, including Enrichment, Academic Intervention,
Elementary Programs, ESL, Instrumental Music, and Music Theater.
The GNPS Summer Camp Program has posted brochures and
has openings for lifeguard, nurse, dance, and tennis instructors.
Positions will be for the six-week, Monday-Friday programs, from
July 6-August 14. For more information, see our 3/19 Weekly News.

2015-16 SCOPE Child Care
GNPS and SCOPE will once again partner to offer the
2015-16 SCOPE Child Care Program.
Learn about
the Open House events, registration, and program offerings.

South Middle's HTV on CBS New York
South Middle's HTV (Homeroom Television), a daily, live-feed
broadcast to the school's homeroom classes, was featured on
the CBS Evening News
(Ch. 2) with reporter Jennifer McLogan.

Niche Ranks GNPS Teachers #1 and District #6 in Nation!
Niche, an education review Web site, has ranked GNPS #1 in their
2015 National Rankings for Best Public School Teachers in America
and #6 for Best Public School District in America. View the
Niche GNPS Ranking and read the GNPS Press Release.


Celebrating GNPS: 200 Years!
On Sunday, April 26, the Great Neck School Community
celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public
Schools. The event was called the "Showcase of Achievement:
Celebrating 200 Years of Excellence and the Kickoff for 200 More!"
Click here to read more about the reception, remarks,
presentations, and showcases of achievement.

Click the 200th commemorative banner above to read about the
history of our district. Click the photo of North High under
construction to view a historic photo gallery of our district.
Click here to order the North High Guide Post tribute to
200 Years of Public Education at the school.
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.

LISEF Science Winners
Ten students from North and South High Schools took awards, including two First Place, at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF). LISEF is known as a Varsity Research Fair for high school students. Read more...


Guide Post -- 200th Anniversary Edition
The staff of Guide Post, the North High student newspaper, presented the Board of Education with its 200th Anniversary edition. This special publication, produced in recognition of the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public Schools, is in magazine format, with 84 glossy pages, in full-color, and took over four months to complete. It chronicles the history of the school since its beginning in 1929, with news clippings, yearbook photos, and interviews with alumni.

Guide Post Takes Top Journalism Awards
North High School's student newspaper, Guide Post, received two First Place Awards at the Adelphi University Quill Awards for Outstanding Journalism, held last month. Top awards were for Most Outstanding Newspaper and for Best Layout. Read more...

Best in Music Education Award
For the ninth time, the Great Neck Public School District has been named among the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, a coalition of music and educational organizations. Read more...

Students To Perform at Lincoln Center
Talented music students from South High and South Middle Schools have been selected to perform at prestigious Lincoln Center concerts. Read more...

High School Fencers Earn Top Awards
North and South High athletes took top awards in Newsday's All-Long Island Boys & Girls Fencing Teams. Read about the boys team and coach of the year...Read about the girls team...


National History Day Competition Winners
South High students Michelle Mu Yang, Annie Yang, Annabelle Ng, and Emma Lu took First Place in the Group Website category of the LI Regional National History Day Competition. They will now advance to the NYS Level Competition, held at the end of April. The four are Advanced Placement US History students of Frances Tria.

National Merit Finalists
Twenty-four seniors from North and South High Schools have advanced to Finalists (from Semifinalists) in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These students are now among more than 15,000 who will be considered for some 8,000 Merit Scholarship awards that will be announced in coming months. Read more...


Board Commends South High Students
One-hundred eight South High School students were recently recognized by the Board of Education for contributing to the quality of life at their school.

South High Students "Face History"
Seniors in South High School's "Facing History" class, a social studies elective, learn about issues related to tolerance and becoming responsible members of the community. The Holocaust is the main curriculum thread of the course and students are encouraged to take an active and positive role in the community to prevent future injustices. The first semester of the course is guided by three teachers: Brian Fadde, English; Damon Reader, media/research; and Michelle Sorise, social studies/psychology. During the second semester, students go on internships, guided by Nicole Kinsey, internship teacher. Read about one such internship to promote Digital Citzenship at Saddle Rock School...

District News Archive
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