South High's Chicago: -- Nov. 21-22
South High School will present the Tony Award-winning Chicago: The Musical, on Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, both evenings at 7:30 p.m., in the school's auditorium. At Friday's performance, there will be a scholarship fundraiser. Read more... Watch the YouTube Trailer... and Watch the Chicago Musical Preview...
One Acts at North MIddle School: -- Nov. 25
North Middle School will present an evening of One-Act plays on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 77 Polo Road. Plays to be performed will include: The Audition, written by Carol Gladstone; The Snack Machine, written by Harry Michael Bagdasian; Barbie and Ken Break Up and Nerds in Love, written by Judy Wicklund; and Shadows: An anti-bullying dramatic experience, written by the Franklin Township Board of Education. The group will also perform The Lost Coca-Cola Card, an original play written by Emma, an eighth-grader. Read more...
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.
Adult Learning Center Offers ESOL & TASC
If you are an adult and you want to learn English or improve your English-language skills, or if you want to earn a high school equivalency diploma, the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center at Clover Drive offers a variety of classes--days and evenings--designed to meet your needs. English-language classes range from beginning literacy to advanced ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). In preparation for the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) examination (formerly known as the GED exam), classes are available to improve math, reading, science, social studies, and writing skills. Read more.
Dance & Exercise at GNPS Continuing Education
Great Neck Public Schools Continuing Education is offering three new dance and exercise classes for the winter semester. Beth Jucovy, artistic director of Long Island's Dance Visions NY, conducts classes in ballet, creative classical dance, and a rejuvenating body conditioning. Classes are for all ages and ability levels and provide a great way to get moving during cold days. For more information, call 441-4940, read more, or visit greatneckadulted.org to view the online catalog.
GNPS/TV October Programs
Current programming on GNPS/TV, over Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 32, includes North Middle School's Art Show and Grades 7-8 Choral Concert; South High School's opera, The Magic Flute; and Focus on Education: an interview with Kennedy School's new assistant principal, Kathleen Murray.
For More Information - Please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more, visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Site, or vist the GNPS/TV Web site.
Superintendent Dolan To Retire
Great Neck Public Schools Superintendent Thomas P. Dolan
announced his retirement at the Nov. 17 Board of Education Meeting.
Read the GNPS Press Release, with remarks from Dr. Dolan, Board
President Barbara Berkowitz, and Vice President Lawrence Gross,
and view the GNPS advertisement for our Superintendent Search.
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.
Read the GNPS Press Release and the Business Insider Article.
Good Health Habits and Prevention
GNPS Nurses have released three documents to promote
good health habits and prevention tips for the cold and flu season.
Please read their Parent Letter, When To Keep Child Home document,
and the Incubation and Contagious Periods document.
Click our 200th commemorative banner to read about the history
of our school district. Click the photo of North High School under
construction to view a historic photo gallery of our school district.
Good To Know
Learn about the GNPS
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
LI Technology Summit Presenters
Three South Middle School teachers--Sandi Cooper, Catherine Graybosch, and Justin Lander--were workshop presenters at the 2014 Long Island Technology and Education Summit. Read more...
Master Teacher Finalist Chosen
Alan Schorn, science research and physics teacher at North High School, has been selected as a New York State Master Teacher Finalist.Read more...
Adult Learning Center's Food DriveEach year, just before Thanksgiving, the students at the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center donate food to Long Island Cares, Harry Chapin Food Bank. Gathered here, holding some donations are Student Council members, from left: Phillen Gu, Jessica Zhou, Wanting Zhang, Lisa Liu, and Ana Goya. Middle row, from left: Mandy Xio, Jacob Yaghobin, and Yuka Nakagawa. Last row, from left: Director of Adult Basic Education Errin Hatwood, Superintendent Thomas Dolan, Board of Education Trustee Susan Healy, and Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz.
Teachers Assist with Lincoln Center Music Guide
South High School music students, under the able guidance of Michael Schwartz, performing arts chairperson/instrumental music teacher, and Pamela Levy, vocal music teacher, have excelled in the school's chamber music programs and have consistently been chosen to perform at Lincoln Center, in the Chamber Music Society Young Musicians Concerts. It was a well-earned accolade, therefore, when Mr. Schwartz and Dr. Levy were invited by Derek Balcom, Lincoln Center's director of education, to assist with the handbook, "Building a Chamber Music Program, A Teacher's Guide," produced by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Read more...
Rent Actor Visits North High
Actor Anthony Rapp (right) interacted with North High students during their dress rehearsal for Rent. Drama teacher Jonathan Gellert is at left. Read more...
NYS Honor Concert Band Winners
Sixteen Great Neck Public Schools secondary students have been accepted to perform in the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands. A middle school student was named an Alternate. Honor Concert Band performances will be held in Syracuse, in early March 2015, and will be conducted by college wind-ensemble directors. Students were selected for the Honor Concert Bands by a statewide panel of NYSBDA music educators who evaluated recordings of student performances. Read more...
GNPS/TV Programs Now on Demand
Two current GNPS/TV programs -- South High School's opera, The Magic Flute, and Focus on Education, an interview with Kathleen Murray, the new assistant principal at the John F. Kennedy School -- are now available on demand via the Video on Demand Page within the GNPS/TV Web site. Read more...
District News Archive
To read past press releases from the Great Neck Public Schools in their entirety,
please visit our District News Archive.