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GNPS/TV Video On Demand: Rep. Israel's Reduced Testing Legislation
Congressman Steve Israel's announcement - on Sept. 8 of proposed legislation (TEST Act) that would reduce by half the number of standardized tests that public school students in grades 3-8 are now required to take will air daily on GNPS/TV at 2:09, 8:09, 9, and 11 p.m., over Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 32. The program can also be viewed, on demand, via the new video on demand feature through the GNPS/TV Web site at The bill would also lessen the testing requirements for students with limited English proficiency and require that the US Department of Education make recommendations for improving school districts that perform poorly on standardized testing. Rep. Israel was joined by 12 superintendents from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including Great Neck Superintendent Thomas Dolan, who also spoke at the event.
More details about the TEST Act follow courtesy of The Island Now, Verizon Fios1 News, and GNPS/TV.
Commencement Ceremonies also continue to air on GNPS/TV for North High (9 a.m. and 3 p.m.), South High (11 a.m. and 5 p.m.), and the Village School (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.). For more information about GNPS/TV and its programs - please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by phone at (516) 441-4676, or by e-mail at, or visit

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 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.


Photography at GNPS Continuing Education
"You don't take a photograph, you make it," noted the iconic photographer Ansel Adams. With the beautiful colors of the season and family gatherings and holidays just ahead, Great Neck Public Schools Continuing Education photography classes can assist in acquiring, improving, or expanding your skills.
For more information, call 441-4940, read more, or visit to view the online catalog.

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.
GNPS Pocket Calendar Available From SEPTA
Anyone interested in ordering the GNPS District Calendar in
"pocket calendar size" may do so for $10 by completing the
GNPS Pocket Calendar Order Form.

2014-15 GNPS Important Updates

GNPS/SCOPE Child Care Partnership

GNPS partners with SCOPE to offer the
2014-2015 After-School SCOPE Child Care Program.

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.

Music Students Tapped for All-State
Fourteen highly talented high school music students have been selected for the competitive 2014 NYSSMA Conference All-State, to be held in Rochester, Dec. 4-7. In addition, 10 students were named Alternates for the event. Read more...

Scholar-Artist & Music Award Winners
Three students in the Great Neck Public Schools--Leerone, Maximilian, and Benjamin--are recipients of prestigious academic and music awards. Read more...


GNPS Recreation Programs
The Great Neck Public Schools Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for district-resident children and youth. Programs run on selected weekday afternoons and evenings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons, beginning in October, November, January, February, and April. Read more...and View our Brochure...

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GNPS Welcomes New Administrators
The Great Neck Public Schools welcomes three administrators this school year--two Assistant Principals and the Director of Adult Education and Public Information. Nancy Gunning is a new Assistant Principal at the Richard S. Sherman-Great Neck North Middle School. Kathleen Murray is the new Assistant Principal at the John F. Kennedy School. Samantha Tarantola is the new Director of Adult Education and Public Information at the Adult Program Continuing Education. Read more...

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Twenty-five seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC). Read more...

Students Selected for All-National Honors Ensembles
Three South High School seniors have been selected for the highly prestigious 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from Oct. 26-29. Read more...

District News Archive
To read past press releases from the Great Neck Public Schools in their entirety, please visit our District News Archive.

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Marc Epstein
Office of Instructional Technology
Great Neck Public Schools
Phipps Administration Building
345 Lakeville Road
Great Neck, NY 11020

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Last Updated September 24, 2014
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