• All schools in the Great Neck Public Schools are CLOSED until further notice,
    including Cumberland, Clover Drive, and the Phipps Administration Building.

    - Remote learning from home, 
    "Grab and Go" school meal services, and SCOPE emergency childcare services are ongoing.
    - All large school events, field trips, and recreation programs are postponed through April 20.
    - All use of facilities by outside groups are suspended through April 20.
    - The administration of the ACT scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.
    - NYSSMA festivals are suspended until further notice.


    Please visit our Coronavirus Information Page for the latest developments. 

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  • Friday in the Front:

    Shira L., 10/4/19

    Student playing the fiddle


    Micah C., 10/11/19

    student playing the piano


  • Science Olympiad team

    • The South Middle Science Olympiad Team earned a total of 13 medals at the Long Island Invitational Olympiad Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7. 

    This competition included the top 43 Science Olympiad teams from middle schools across the tri-state area. The nine-hour tournament was comprised of 23 events in which students demonstrated their ingenuity and knowledge in science, engineering, and technology.

    In addition to earning team points for successful challenges, medals were awarded to the top competitors in each event. South Middle students won medals as individuals and in pairs for challenges such as Dynamic Planet, Heredity, Rube Goldberg Machine, Ping Pong Parachute, Water Quality, Write-it Do-it, and Meteorology.

    Advisors for the South Middle Science Olympiad Team are Tobias Hatten, South Middle science department head, and Randy Lane, technology teacher. 

    According to Mr. Hatten, the Science Olympiad provides a team-sport atmosphere where students work together towards a goal. “It makes science social as it is in the real world,” explains Mr. Hatten. “The experiences from Science Olympiad could be the spark that allows students to become scientists and engineers to solve the biggest problems of the future!”

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  • Students holding No Place for Hate banner


    • On , Thursday, May 3, students at North and South Middle traveled to New York City for the No Place for Hate Recognition Ceremony. For the third year, South Middle has been recognized as a No Place for Hate School, and earned a gold star distinction. More pictures can be found in our News Archive.
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  • Science Research Team


    • South Middle students, Eric P., Tristan W., Erin W., Samantha Z., and Richard Z., participated in the Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. from April 25–29. earning South Middle’s best ever finish at the this national event to date.


    The event included two days of competition. On 4/27, teams participated in the academic portion of the competition, which features a fast-paced, question-and-answer format that covers a wide range of science disciplines. The South Middle team placed in the “elite eight” of this bracket-style competition, out of 48 teams. They won $1000 for the Science department.


    On 4/28, the team won the National Middle School Cyber Challenge, a “Jeopardy-like” question-and-answer-style Capture the Flag system. The team was awarded a trophy for their first-place finish and $500 for their school’s science research program. 

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  • Science Team members & Advisors
    • A 5 member team from South Middle won the LI Regional Middle School Science Bowl at Brookhaven National Laboratory on March 2. This is the second consecutive year that a team from South Middle has won this regional competition.
    The first-place team of Eric P., Tristan W., Erin W., Samantha Z., and Richard Z. competed against 19 other teams representing 12 school districts across Nassau and Suffolk counties. The fast-paced question-and-answer format covered a wide range of science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.
    The team is coached by Dr. Doris Stanick, an Earth science teacher at South Middle, and Ms. Diane Caplain, a biology teacher at South Middle. As the winners of the Regional Middle School Bowl, the South Middle team has earned an invitation to the National Middle School Science Bowl hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.
    The Department of Energy National Science Bowl (NSB), established in 1991, is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. This year, more than 4,500 middle school students will compete in 50 middle school regional tournaments, leading up to the National Middle School Science Bowl competition in April.
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