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The Diary of Anne Frank at South High -- Feb. 4-7
Theatre South will present The Diary of Anne Frank on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 4, 5, 6, and 7, each evening at 7:30 p.m.



North Middle Grade 6 Concert
North Middle School's Sixth-Grade Winter Choral & Instrumental Concert will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

North High Valentine Soiree
The Valentine Soiree at North High School will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium. There will be performances by the Chorus, Long Island Sound, Jazz Ensemble, and other groups.

Chamber Music Concert at South High
South High School will present its Chamber Music Concert on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be students from the school's Chamber Music Society.


2015-16 Optional Attendance Zone
The GNPS Board of Education will continue the optional secondary school attendance zone for 2015-16. Read the Optional Attendance Zone Letter in English, Spanish, Korean, or Chinese. You may also view our Optional Attendance Zone Map or use our Transportation Search online tool.

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.


Take Note: GNPS Community Ed. Catalog
The Great Neck Public Schools Community Education Spring/Summer catalog arrives in mailboxes next week! Look for the bright, bulletin board-themed cover and put us on your "To-Do List." The GNPS Community Education (formerly The Adult Program) catalog is filled with over 400 classes! A Day-by-Day listing at the front of the catalog will help you locate your schedule preferences. Most classes meet at the Cumberland Building, 30 Cumberland Ave. (half-block south of Northern Blvd.), off Lakeville Road. Read more or click on the Adult Ed icon above to view our online catalog.
Registration - Please register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at


GNPS/TV Programs
Current programs airing over Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are Faculty Recital, Spotlight: South High Edition, and North/South Football. Programs 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.

Superintendent Search
Superintendent Thomas P. Dolan announced his retirement at the
Nov. 17 Board Meeting. Read the GNPS Press Release and
view the GNPS advertisement for our Superintendent Search.

2015-16 GNPS Calendar Overview Approved
The Board of Education approved the 2015-16 GNPS Calendar
at the December 15 Board of Education meeting.

2015 NYSSMA Festival Calendar
Please visit the 2015 NYSSMA Festival Calendar
for submission deadlines and downloadable forms.

PTA/PTO/SEPTA Parent-Student Meeting
The Are you FED UP?! Meeting originally scheduled
on Tuesday, 1/27 @7:00 p.m. at Baker with experts from
NS LIJ Cohen Children's Medical Center, has been postponed.

South Middle's HTV on CBS New York
South Middle's HTV (Homeroom Television), a daily, live-feed
broadcast to the school's homeroom classes, was featured on
the CBS Evening News
(Ch. 2) with reporter Jennifer McLogan.

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. View the
Niche GNPS Ranking and read the GNPS Press Release.

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.

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.


Community Ed. Launches New Web Site
The Great Neck Public Schools Community Education Program at Cumberland has launched a new Web site. Click here...

GNPS Parents Approve Special Education
In a recently released survey conducted by the New York State Education Department, Great Neck Public School parents overwhelming approved of the special education services their children received and their involvement in those services. Over 96 percent replied "Agree" or better, or "Frequently" or better, to the 25 questions posed. Read more...

LI Psychology Fair Winners
Three students from South High School were named winners in the 2014-15 Long Island High School Psychology Fair. There are two levels of awards: Best in Category and Honorable Mention. Jacob Mathai took Best in Category in Biopsychology. The team of Tooba Alwani and Ramya Kumar earned Honorable Mention in Interdisciplinary Psychology. Project descriptions that follow are excerpted from the written abstracts that were part of each student's research project. Read more...

Student Selected for All-Eastern Honors Ensembles
An additional student from South High School has been selected to perform at the biennial 2015 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, on April 12, in Providence, Rhode Island. She is Helena Woroniecka, an eleventh-grader who will play violin in the All-Eastern Orchestra. Helena was previously selected to play violin and viola in this year's All-State Music Festival, and was a member of a chamber quartet that performed last year in the Young Musicians Concert at Lincoln Center. Helena's instrument music teacher at South High is Michael Schwartz, fine and performing arts department head. Read more...


Intel Semifinalists
Four students from North and South High Schools were named Semifinalists in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Intel (the former Westinghouse competition) is the country's oldest pre-college science competition and is considered by many to be the most prestigious. North High's winners are Monica Beeferman and Jessy Lin. Their faculty sponsors are Alan Schorn and Jessica Schust, science research teachers. South High's Semifinalists are Robbin Jang and Jay Zussman. Their science research teachers are Drs. Carol Hersh and James Truglio. Read more...


Advanced Placement Scholars Named
A total of 425 students from Great Neck North and South High Schools have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board for their exceptional scores on college-level AP examinations. Read more...


Emily Hughes Lands At Google
Emily Hughes, a North High graduate and famous alumnus of the Great Neck Public Schools for her Olympic figure skating career, has landed a job at Google. Read more, courtesy of Fortune...

Historic Visit by JFK Principals
View the GNPS/TV-produced video of the recent historic visit by John F. Kennedy School's past principals, as part of the district's 200th Anniversary and the school's 50th Anniversary. See thoughtful reminisces by Grace Warner (Kennedy's first principal), Catherine Moore, and Sue Shulman-Kincaid.

District News Archive
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