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Improv at South High -- Dec. 11
Theatre South's Improv Troupe will perform on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m., at South High School, 341 Lakeville Rd. 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. For tickets, please contact Thomas Marr, drama teacher/director, Theatre South, at (516) 441-4873.


Winter Concert 1 at South High -- Dec. 15
South High School's Winter Concert 1 will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and the entire community is warmly invited to attend. Instrumental groups performing will include: Jazz Band and Concert Band, and String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra. Vocal groups will include: A Cappella, Broadway, Gentlemen's Choir, Jazz Choir, Soul Sisters, and South Singers.

South Middle Winter Concerts -- Dec. 15 & 16
The South Middle School music department will present Winter Concert 1 on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Winter Concert 2 on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m. The Dec. 15 Concert will feature Senior Orchestra, Chorus 7/8, and Senior Band. The Concert on Dec. 16 will feature Orchestra 6, 6th Grade Treble Chorus, and Band 6..

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.


Winter Session 2016 -- Register Now at Community Ed!
As we approach the end of the fall session here at Community Ed, we have already begun registering for Winter 2016! Take a look at what's ahead. Whatever your passion, we have something for you!
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.

Substance Abuse Education Awareness Initiative

GNPS UPTC, SHAI, and Nassau County Police are co-sponsoring
a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Initiative open to parents and teens
on Monday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. at North High. View Flyer

ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group

SEPTA is pleased to announce the following meetings:
ADD/ADHD Parent Support Groups, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.,
and Friday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m. at Clover Drive. View Flyer
Parent Workshop: Strategies to Resolve Parent-Child Conflicts,
on Monday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. at Saddle Rock. View Flyer
Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting: The Transition to Middle School,
on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. at E.M. Baker School. View Flyer

State & School Officials Discuss Education

At a recent panel discussion sponsored by the UPTC and GNTA, state
and school district officials gave an overview of some of the important issues
currently facing public education in New York State, including a lack of trust
between state education officials and the education community; an unworkable
one-size-fits-all approach to education; education policy making in the hands
of legislators instead of the Board of Regents and local control; and the need
to explore more pathways to graduation, especially for special needs students.

2015 GNPS Faculty Recital Photographic Slideshow

The 2015 GNPS Faculty Recital was a huge hit! We have some photos
we'd like to share with you. View more with music
(Safari or IE only)...

Gun Safety Legislation Needed

Great Neck Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast spoke at the
recent press conference on gun safety led by Congressman Steve
Israel (to her right). Dr. Prendergast said, "My primary responsibility
is to provide a healthy, safe, and secure learning environment for all
students and staff. Our schools conduct numerous safety drills well
beyond those required by the State."


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.


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.


School Board is Recognized
In recognition of volunteer school board members throughout New York State, over 700 boards of education were honored during the annual School Board Recognition Week. In his official proclamation, Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote, "The men and women serving as members of school boards are dedicated to children, learning, and community, and devote many hours of service to elementary and secondary public education as they continually strive for improvement, excellence, and progress in education."


Students Visit Cancer Center
South High School students in Bradley Krauz's Anatomy & Physiology class recently visited Monter Cancer Center, a division of Long Island Jewish Cancer Center, in Lake Success. Students volunteered to be a part of this experience and were given behind-the-scene tours of the facility, met with nurses, pharmacists, hospital administrators, and more.


Adult Learning Center's Food Drive
Each 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.


Music Educator of Note Award
Joseph Rutkowski, North High School instrumental music teacher, is the recipient of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) 2015 Music Educator of Note Award, given in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Long Island music education. Read more...

GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists
North High and South High Schools have been named 2016 GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists by the GRAMMY Foundation. They are among 120 public school music programs nationwide to receive this honor. To qualify as Semifinalists, schools were judged based on an extensive survey of their music programs. Read more...

NYS Honor Concert Band Winners
Eleven GNPS students from South High and South Middle have been accepted to perform in the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands. Four students were named alternates. Honor Concert Band performances will be held in Syracuse, in early March 2016, 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...

Tenure Granted to Two Teachers
At its October meeting, the GNPS Board of Education granted tenure to two elementary school reading recovery teachers. Granted tenure were Jill Mazur at John F. Kennedy School, and Miriam Doremus at Saddle Rock School. Read more...

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