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Summer Program Presents Fiddler on the Roof -- Aug. 3
The GNPS Summer Enrichment Program Musical Theater will present Fiddler on the Roof, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m., at South Middle School. The performance, by students in grades 5-9, will be under the direction of Dr. Pamela Levy and Michael Norberto. For more information, please contact Leslie Cohen, summer programs principal, at lcohen@greatneck.k12.ny.us.
Summer Instrumental Concert -- Aug. 4
The GNPS Summer Instrumental Music Program will hold its culminating Concert on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., at South High School. Featured will be beginner brass, woodwinds, and strings; intermediate band and orchestra; chamber music; and jazz band. For more information, view the Summer Concert Program or please contact Michael Schwartz, summer instrumental music program director and South High performing arts department head, at mschwartz@greatneck.k12.ny.us.


2016-17 GNPS Calendar Now Available
The 2016-17 GNPS Calendar has been posted on our Calendar Page. The print version will be mailed to parents by the end of the summer. View 2016-17 GNPS Calendar...


New York State Fuel Audit
The New York State Fuel Audit covering the period July 1, 2014 - October 31, 2015 has been posted online. View NYS Fuel Audit...


Reporting Resolution
The Reporting Resolution for District Clerk and District Treasurer has been posted online according to state regulations. View Reporting Resolution...


Congratulations to the GNPS Graduating Class of 2016
An overview of the GNPS Class of 2016 reveals 593 graduates from our three high schools: 258 from North, 317 from South, and 18 from Village. Over 97 percent of graduates will pursue higher education at either two- or four-year colleges. Graduation ceremonies for North and South High Schools were held on June 23. The Village School graduation was on June 22. Here are the commencement programs for North High... South High... Village School... Here are the graduation speeches for North High... South High... Best of luck to all the graduates.

Class of 2016 -- Valedictorians and Salutatorians
North High
South High

Valedictorians - The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Co-Valedictorians are Graelin Mandel and Isabelle Sehati. The William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Valedictorian is Emily Bae.
Salutatorians - The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Salutatorian is Leael Alishahian. The William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Salutatorian is Annie Yang.
A look at the valedictorians and salutatorians for North and South High Schools follows. Winners of other significant commencement awards will appear here in future weeks. These awards include: Frederic Duclos Barstow, Alan L. Gleitsman, Scott Moss, Genelle Taney, and new awards. Read More


Class of 2016 - Barstow, Scott Moss, and New Awards
Other significant graduation awards include the annual Barstow and Scott Moss, and three new awards: Cultural Diversity Program Scholarship, SHIELD Award, and Shirin Shakir Memorial Scholarship. A look at these awards, and their recipients, follows. Read More...


Class of 2016 - Gleitsman & Taney Awards
The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School presents two prestigious awards at its graduation ceremony--the Alan L. Gleitsman Outstanding Graduate Award and the Genelle Taney Memorial Award. (The school's other awards are given at the school's Senior Awards event prior to commencement). Read More...


Great Neck Summer Fencing Clinic -- August 15-19
Registration is now open for the Great Neck Summer Fencing Clinic, which will take place from August 15-19, 3:00-6:30 p.m., at South High School. View our flyer or Visit our Web site for more information...

2016-17 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 at the Registrar's Office, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road, (516) 441-4080, your child must be 4 years old by 12/1/16. Some students can attend the GN Community School, our collaborative agency, at 225 Schenck Avenue, but without busing. Please read our UPK Letter, visit the Parkville Web Site or the Registration Web Site for additional information, and go to our Registration Forms Page to download documents.


SCOPE Before/After School Childcare for 2016-17 School Year
Parents interested in registering their child(ren) for either the SCOPE Before School or After School Child Care Program for the 2016-2017 school year should follow the registration procedures detailed on the SCOPE Program flyer. View SCOPE Flyer...


The Road Ahead to Community Ed!
The Great Neck Public Schools Community Education 2016-17 Fall-Winter Catalog will be in mailboxes shortly. Look for the inviting autumn road on the cover. We are just "down the road," with something new and exciting for you beginning in September. We are located at 30 Cumberland Ave., one block south of Northern Blvd., off Lakeville Rd.
Classes Begin Week of Sept. 12--Our extensive offerings are unlikely to be found under one roof anywhere else! We are sure there is something for you.
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/TV June Programs
Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) programs this month feature GNPS/TV Spotlight and South High School's opera, Carmen. Programs may be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32 or no this Web site (click on the GNPS/TV logo near the top of the main page). Program highlights follow. Show times are for Cablevision and Verizon viewing. 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.



Memorial Day in Great Neck -- 2016


2016-2017 GNPS Budget Passes -- Vote Results Below
Proposition #1: GNPS Budget -- Yes: 975 (84%) No: 182
Proposition #2: Capital Reserve Fund Authorization -- Yes: 981 No: 166
Proposition #3: Board of Education Election Method Change -- Yes: 922 No: 204
Proposition #4: GN Library Budget -- Yes: 903 No: 239
Board of Education Trustee -- Monique Bloom Reelected: 776
Thank you to the GNPS community for your ongoing support of our schools.


Board of Education Community Survey Presentation
At the May 9 Board of Education meeting which took place at South Middle School, Robert Manley, Ph.D, and Sofia Morote, Ed.D., gave a presentation summarizing the findings of the Board of Education Community Survey that was a Board Goal from last school year. View the Community Survey Presentation...


Nassau County Technology Directors Visit Great Neck
On January 14, 2016, the Great Neck Public Schools hosted the monthly BOCES Meeting of Nassau County Technology Directors at South Middle School. More than sixty administrators learned about our Instructional Technology Program and visited the TV Studio and core and encore classrooms to see South Middle's 1:1 iPad initiative in action. 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.

College-Sponsored Scholarship Winners
Albert Aboaf, from North High, and Michelle Yang, from South High, are recipients of college-sponsored scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They join some 3,000 other college-sponsored award winners. Scholarships are paid by colleges and universities and provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the participating institution. Both Albert and Michelle will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall.


Adult Learning Center Grads
The GNPS Adult Learning Center, at its recent graduation ceremony, recognized recipients of New York State High School Equivalency Diplomas and those who have met NYS benchmarks for English language proficiency. Read more...

All-National Honorees
Two high school juniors have been selected for the highly prestigious 2016 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles Mixed Choir to be held in Grapevine, Texas, in November. Zachary Lee, from North High, was selected a Bass 2 singer, and Noah Harouch, from South High, was selected Bass 1. Read more...

ASL Competition Winners
Four high school students are winners in the Long Island Language Teachers 2016 American Sign Language (ASL) Contest. Kathy McAleer is the ASL teacher at North and South High Schools. North High School winners - are Adir Vegon, First Place, and Michelle Nissan, Honorable Mention. South High winners - are Jillian Horowitz, Second Place, and Danielle Kraes, Honorable Mention.

NCTE Young Writer Winners
Eighth-graders from North and South Middle Schools recently received Certificates of Recognition in the 2016 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Promising Young Writers Program. They are Vera Cho and Brandon Lin from North Middle, and Andrew Apaza, Shin Young Park, and Alice Zhang from South Middle. Competition participants submitted two pieces of writing, which were read by national judges. Papers were judged on content, purpose, audience tone, word choice, organization, development, and style.

GNPS Staff Granted Tenure
At its meeting on June 14, the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the superintendent, granted tenure to 12 teachers. Read more...


Parkville People Reunion
Graduates of Parkville School, affectionately known as "Parkville People," recently held a fun reunion at the school followed by a celebration dinner at Umberto's Restaurant (Parkville was originally a K–grade 6 school).


NCTE Writing Award Winners
Four high school 2016 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Awards in Writing recipients have recently been announced. Rachel Berkower and David Liu are the North High winners, and Yiqing (Elissa) He and Benjamin Newman are winners from South High. Read more...


Musical Achievements
North High School junior Zachary Lee and North High's instrumental music teacher Joseph Rutkowski have attained outstanding musical achievements. Read more...


Teacher Receives Olmsted Award
Jeffrey Gilden, North High School English teacher, is one of this year's four outstanding high school teachers to receive the prestigious Williams College George Olmsted Jr. Class of 1924 Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. Read more...


District Retirees Recognized
The Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education and professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and civil service staff recently recognized thirty-six 2015-16 retirees. Read more...


Lakeville Students Help Fight Breast Cancer
For the last decade, students in Ellen Meisel's class at Lakeville School have done their part in the fight against breast cancer through the sale of pink lemonade (pink is the color associated with breast cancer). This year marks the 11th year that the pink lemonade stand has made a difference. Read more...


SEAL Students Help Out
GNPS students in the SEAL program have been active doing social responsibility work for the community. Funds raised through their student-assisted Coffee Shop at Clover Drive went to DogAbility, an all-inclusive program located in Hicksville where children and adults can experience innovative canine-assisted experiences, using certified, activity-therapy dogs. Read more...

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