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Board of Education To Add Building Advisory Committee
Now that the dust is beginning to settle following the voting on May 16, the Board of Education is already planning for next year. This past fall, the Board formed two new committees: Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and Financial Advisory Committee (FAC). New for the 2017-18 school year, the Board will be adding an ad hoc committee, the Building Advisory Committee (BAC). Applications must be received no later than Monday, June 12, 2017. To learn more about the committee composition and application process, read more...

Adult Learning Center

Adult Learning Center Registration for English & TASC -- May 31 & June 1
If you are an adult and 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 offers a variety of summer classes during the day and evening designed to meet your needs. Register for summer classes at the Adult Learning Center, 105 Clover Drive, on Wednesday, May 31, or on Thursday, June 1, from 9 a.m.-Noon, or from 6-9 p.m. Registration must be done in person. Read More...

SH Battle

South High's Battle of the Bands -- June 2
On Friday, June 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the South High Performing Arts Department will present its seventh annual “Battle of the Bands.” The concert will feature five live bands that will each perform a 15-minute set of music. Styles will range from classic rock to pop and alternative music. Read More...


STAGES Production at North High -- June 6
North High School’s annual Stages production will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is warmly welcome. Stages is one of North High’s interdisciplinary elective programs open to students in twelfth grade. It provides seniors with a college-level seminar experience, embracing the disciplines of music, drama, English, and social studies. Read More...

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South Middle's Outdoor Pops Concert -- June 6
Come experience “Tanglewood” at South Middle School at its annual Rebel Pops Outdoor Concert on Tuesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. The Rebel Pops Outdoor Concert is a brief event held (weather permitting) in the school courtyard. Read More...
North Middle Sixth Grade Concert -- June 7
North Middle School’s Sixth-Grade Choral/Instrumental Concert will take place on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m.. The public is warmly invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Read More...


Art-Technology Exhibit at South High -- June 5-9
South High School’s year-end, annual Student Art-Technology Exhibit will run from Monday-Thursday, June 5-8, during regular school hours, and the evening of June 7, during the Pops Concert. There will also be a reception in honor of graduating seniors on June 7 at 6 p.m. The Exhibit will be held in the General Purpose Room. Read More...
South High Pops Concert -- June 7
On Wednesday, June 7, the South High School Choir will present its annual Pops Concert in the school’s Ruel E. Tucker Auditorium, 341 Lakeville Rd. The Concert will take place in a cabaret-like setting, with tables on the stage for dining and listening. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Concert at 7:30 p.m. Read More...

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South Middle's Theatre Workshop -- June 9
On Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m., South Middle School will present its annual Theatre Workshop. The Workshop features some 15 short, “sketch” shows (5-10 minutes in length) that are student-directed, with such titles as “Decision Time” and “The Juliet Tryouts.” There are comedies and dramas, covering various aspects of life and growing up. Read More...


GNPS Summer Enrichment Program Registration Now Open
The GNPS Summer Enrichment Program is open for registration! Our Enrichment Program, for students entering grades 5-9, features a robust catalog of courses in reading, math, science, social studies, English, music, art, cooking, sewing, robotics, and much more! All academic courses are geared to help prepare students for their following year of study, and all classes are filled with dynamic exploration, creativity, and fun! Courses for elementary students are offered in reading (grades 1-3), literacy (grades 4-5), and math (grades 3-5). The afternoon session features musical theater, jazz band, and chamber music. For any questions, please contact us at SummerEnrichment@greatneck.k12.ny.us. For brochures and applications, visit the Summer Enrichment Web Site...


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/​.


Picture the Possibilities at GNPS Community Ed
Can you see yourself doing something different? Trying something you haven't done before? Are you motivated to learn a new skill, or revisit something from your past? When you become part of our Community Ed family, the possibilities are endless. We are located just down the road at 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck. Our Community Ed Spring/Summer 2017 Catalog has been mailed out, and registration is in progress. We hope by now, that you have received your copy, with our seasonal photo montage on the cover; if not, please call, and we'll send one right out to you. 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.


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...

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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...

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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...


GNPS/TV Current Programs
Programs currently airing on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: South High Spotlight, North High Winter Concert, North Middle/North High Spotlight, and South Middle Spotlight. 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.


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: ELECTED Rebecca 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...

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...


2016 GNPS Faculty Recital: A Glorious Evening Event
Great Neck Public Schools faculty and friends performed on Oct. 27 at the GNPS Faculty Recital, offering the community ​an evening of glorious music and outstanding entertainment. We have some photos we'd like to share with you from this 25th annual event, but we know the musical memories of these performances will last a lifetime. View Photo Slideshow...

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.

NM Marathon

Achilles Kids Marathan at North Middle
By Michelle Sicurella

A new program began this year for North Middle School’s Adapted Physical Education students--the Achilles Kids International Marathon. The event proved to be such an enormous success that there are plans to make it a yearly initiative. Achilles Kids is a running program skillfully designed for students with disabilities to enable them to complete a full 26.2-mile marathon, very much at their own pace.


South High DECA Excels at ICDC
by Rachel Brenner, DECA president

The most recent competition for South High’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) was the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). DECA members traveled to Anaheim, California to compete against students from across the globe. Our chapter brought 38 students, and nine were named Finalists, scoring within the top 20 of their respective 300-member events. This is a historically high 24 percent of our students!

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Pen Pal Buddies
Fifth-grade students in Adrienne Hoshino’s class at Lakeville School participated in a Pen Pal Program with South High School’s AWARE Club. The two groups enjoyed sharing ideas with each other as they exchanged letters over many months. Read more...

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MathCounts Team Wins at State Competition
South Middle School’s MathCounts Team of Diana Chu, Matthew Tsui, Jansen Wong, Anthony Zhan, and Zimi Zhang took Fifth Place overall at the New York State MathCounts Competition held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY. The South Middle team competed against some 50 other schools at the event. Read more...

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Board Commends North High Students
Seventy-nine North High School students were recently recognized by the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education for contributing to the quality of life at their school. Read more...


HOSA Wins at State Competition
Members of South High School’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club took home a trove of medals, including over a dozen First Place, at the recent state competition, and 37 medalists will now advance to the national level to be held in Orlando, FL, in late June. At the state competition, students medaled in such categories as: Creative Problem Solving, Clinical Nursing, Dental Science, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine, Human Growth & Development, Medical Math, Medical Law, Medical Ethics, Pharmacology, Transcultural Health Care, and Veterinary Science. Read more...


Lakeville 3rd Graders Donate Books
Ellen Meisel's 3rd Grade class at the Lakeville School recently visited Cohen's Children's Hospital to donate books to critically ill children.

SH Museum

LI Children's Museum Exhibit Winners
Self-portrait art by South High students Rena Chen, Chloe Metz, and Rachel Schneider was selected for exhibition at the Long Island Children’s Museum for their recent exhibit, “Portraits by Many Hands.” Their teachers at South High are Karen Cuchel, department chairperson, and Colleen Campbell.

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North High Debate Team Wins Awards
At the American Debate League Fall Classic, the North High School Debate Team won the First Place Novice High School Team Award, Second Place Advance Team Award, and Team Sweepstakes Award.

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Rotary Recognizes Middle School Students
The Rotary Club of Great Neck annually recognizes students from North Middle and South Middle School who have demonstrated “an exemplary level of community service, as determined by their school administrators.” Receiving this year’s Rotary Youth Merit Award were: Kelly Chu and Avery Park from North Middle; and Eli Goodwin, Patrick Rau, and David Wang from South Middle.

District News Archive
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