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2017-18 Lunch Menus and Forms Now Available
The Food and Nutrition Services Department has posted the elementary and secondary lunch menus and application forms, as well as an announcement letter about a new lunch system coming in 2018. View 2017-18 Lunch Menus and Forms...


2017-18 GNPS Calendar Now Available
The 2017-18 GNPS Calendar is now available online. This is the same as the printed calendar that is mailed in early August to households with students entering prekindergarten through grade 12 for the 2017–18 school year. View 2017-18 GNPS Calendar...


2017-18 GNPS Final Budget Now Available
The 2017-18 GNPS Final Budget is now available online. View 2017-18 GNPS Final Budget...

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Back to School at GNPS Community Ed -- Fall 2017
The GNPS Community Ed Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Catalog has been mailed out. Please look for our bright, back-to-school themed cover, with the iconic marble notebook. With summer still in full swing, thoughts of September may seem far off. Here at Community Ed, we are busy preparing for the upcoming school year. We have dozens of new courses, trips and special events, as well as many returning favorites. Read more...
Information and Registration - Complete course offerings and the online catalog can be found by clicking the catalog cover on the left or 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 gncontinuinged@greatneck.k12.ny.us.


2017-18 Universal Pre-K (UPK) Registration
Enrollment for the Great Neck Public Schools Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK) for the 2017-2018 school year has begun. This program is offered to all district residents at no cost. In order to be eligible, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2017. Read more... Visit the Parkville Web Site and/or the Pre-Kindergarten Registration Page for additional information.
More Information
For more information, please contact the Registration Office at (516) 441-4080, e-mail: residency@greatneck.k12.ny.us, visit the Registration Home Page for additional registration information, or visit the Registration Forms Page to download documents


2017-18 SCOPE After School Childcare Program
SCOPE will continue to offer a fee-based, after school childcare program at our five GNPS elementary schools. Open Houses are scheduled for Wednesday, March 8 and Wednesday, May 3 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information about fees and programming, view SCOPE Flyer...


Child Abuse Reporting Information
The toll-free telephone number of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive child abuse and neglect reports is 1-800-342-3720. For additional information, you may also access the OCFS Web site at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/​.


GNPS/TV June Programs
Current programming over Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) features District Spotlight and South High School’s operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Spotlight programs feature school news, sports, and events in a lively, magazine-format. Programs are available online or may be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32. Read more...
GNPS/TV Programming - GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. For information about GNPS/TV and its programs, please contact Robert Zahn by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at rzahn@greatneck.k12.ny.us. You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Page or visit the GNPS/TV Web Site.


GNPS Educational Excellence Video
Teachers and students speak about the importance of educational excellence that is at the core of a Great Neck Public Schools education and highlight the programs, approaches, and culture that makes our school district so very special to so many people. View Video...

Science DK

World Class Science Video
North High Assistant Principal Dr. Daniel Krauz, former Science Department Chair, speaks about the importance of Science Education and improving science facilities and resources to maintain a world class educational program. View Video...

Library JM

21st Century Library Media Centers Video
South High Business and Technology Department Chair, and lifelong Great Neck resident, John Motchkavitz, speaks about the importance of creating 21st Century Library Media Centers with flexible and collaborative learning spaces and cutting edge instructional technology to prepare our students for the educational demands of today and tomorrow. View Video...

Saddle Rock

Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Interschool Visits to Promote Digital Citizenship
Seniors in South High Schools' Facing History course visited fifth-graders at Lakeville School and Saddle Rock School to present lessons they had developed on Digital Citizenship, with a focus on cyberbullying. Joining the South High students at Lakeville were several of Bridget Forie's students in the Outdoor Education Program. Read more...


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Great Neck Pilots New Apple Classroom App
Elementary and secondary schools in Great Neck are piloting the new Apple Classroom app to enhance the District's 1:1 iPad Initiative which now spans Grades 4-12 (Grades 5-11 in our south schools). This teacher-only app is linked to our student management system and mobile device management system to enable teachers to monitor student iPad screens while in class, see what apps are currently running, lock screens, group student iPads into learning teams, and launch apps and Web sites that lock in on individual or group iPads.


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
SMART Displays 2.0
Two Lakeville students in Ms. Gindi's Grade 5 class simultaneously demonstrate a math solution using the classroom's new SMART Interactive Flat Panel Display. Fifty-seven of the multi-touch displays were purchased from Smart Schools Bond Act funds and installed in classrooms this year replacing first-generation SMART Boards and projectors. These upgradable displays have 4K Ultra HD resolution, true color reproduction, object awareness, and do not cast shadows, require calibration, or need bulb replacement.


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Collaborative eBook Project
Twenty-five 4th and 5th-grade budding authors at Saddle Rock worked collaboratively with student artists at South High to produce joyful picture ebooks as part of our 1:1 iPad Initiative. At Saddle Rock, the project was under the guidance of Ms. Diamond, enrichment teacher, and Ms. Alexander, technology staff developer. At South High, Ms. Cuchel, Art Department Head, and Ms. Saltoun, art teacher, oversaw the illustrators. Read more and View the eBooks...


Great Neck Public Schools Vote Results
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Proposition #1: GNPS Budget: PASSED
Proposition #2: Revised Bond Referendum: PASSED
Proposition #
3: GN Library Budget: PASSED
Board Trustees: Jeffrey Shi: ELECTEDRebecca Sassouni: ELECTED

Statement by Barbara Berkowitz, GNPS Board of Education President: I know I speak for the rest of the Board when I say “thank you” to our entire community for becoming extremely interested, energized, and active with regard to the vote on May 16. Read full statement...

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


Great Neck is a Going Green School District
Learn about the Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink, the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.

GNPS Ranked #2 Best in NYS; #13 Best in Nation
The Great Neck Public Schools were recently ranked by niche.com as the #1 district with the best teachers and the best place to teach in Nassau County, the #2 best school district in Nassau County and New York State, and the #13 best school district in the country. The 2018 Niche K-12 Rankings are based on "rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users." View the full GNPS 2018 niche.com rankings...

Joe Rutkowski Radio Interview
Joe Rutkowski, North High Instrumental Music Teacher, was interviewed for WHPC, the Voice of Nassau Community College. The 30 minute interview will be broadcast on their radio station, FM 90.3, on Thursday, 7/27/17 at 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 7/30/17, at 10:00 p.m. It will also be livestreamed at
http://www.ncc.edu/studentlife/whpcradiostation/default.shtml or alternatively, you can download the MP3 file of the interview here...

National French Exam Winners
Thirty-six high school students are winners in the National French Exam (Le Grand Concours), Nassau County Level. Joanna Asvestas is the French teacher at North High School; Mary Ann Schwartz teaches French at South High.

National Latin Exam Winners
Seventy-nine secondary students were award winners in the 2017 National Latin Exam. These students were guided by Latin teachers Johanne Lynch at North and South High Schools and by Maria Giannopoulos at South Middle Schools. North Middle seventh-grader Latin students will be eligible to take the exam next year, in eighth-grade. Their teacher is also Maria Giannopoulos.

National Spanish Exam Winners
One-hundred-one students from South High School are winners in the National Spanish Exam, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Test results for North High School students were unavailable at press time. The South High teachers of Spanish are Department Head Gala Handler, Fatima Colman, Geraldine Finazzo, Ana Tavares, and Brooke Zaiff. Students, listed by level and award follow.

NCTE Promising Young Writers
Four eighth-graders from North and South Middle Schools have been named 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Promising Young Writers. They are Carly Fan from North Middle, and Yuna Ahn, Ethan Jiang, and Mika Langel from South Middle. Each received Certificates for Superior Writing.

NH Track

North High Girls Track Team -- Division Champs
The North High School Girls Track Team won the 2017 Division Championships. Individual team members also won All-Division or All-County.

ALC Graduation

Adult Learning Center Grads
The GNPS Adult Learning Center, at its recent graduation ceremony, recognized recipients of New York State High School Equivalency Diplomas, those who have met NYS benchmarks for English language proficiency, and those who are new citizens of the United States. Present at the ceremony were Board of Education members (President Barbara Berkowitz, Vice President Lawrence Gross, and Trustees Susan Healy and Donna Peirez), and school and district administrators. Board Trustee Donald Ashkenase was unable to attend.

Sragovich Zhang

NCTE Writing Award Winners
Adi Sragovich, from North High School, and An Zhang, from South High School, are 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Awards in Writing recipients. Both received award letters and certificates for Superior Performance in Writing.


District Retirees Recognized
The Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education and professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and civil service staff recognized 36 district employees who retired during the 2016-17 school year.

Twenty Five Years

25-Year Employees Recognized
Great Neck Public Schools 25-year employees were recognized by the Board of Education and professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and civil service staff.

Letters Literature

Letters About Literature Award Winners
Madison Mangogna, a junior at South High School, and Mika Langel, an eighth-grader at South Middle School, are First Place winners in the 2017 Letters About Literature contest, New York State level. Madison won in Level III, Mika in Level II. Their awards were presented at the New York State Writers Hall of Fame Induction. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing competition for students in grades 4-12.

Electronic Music

Student Wins National Electronic Music Composition Award
Michael Jan, a junior at North High School, has won the 2017 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Electronic Music Composition Competition for High School, grades 9-12, for his piece, “Mist and Stars.” He is the only national winner in the grades 9-12 category. To hear Michael’s piece, go to http://www.nafme.org/wp-content/files/2014/05/Michael-Jan-Mist-and-Stars.mp3.

District News Archive
To read this year's GNPS press releases in their entirety, please visit our District News Archive.

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