Great Neck South Middle School

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What's Happening

    • This week is Spirit Week!! See grade level Google Classrooms for all of the important info!!
    • SMS' annual SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held on Thursday, March 28. Over 40 local restaurants have donated their best trays of pasta to help support our school scholarship fund.  There will be THREE seatings; 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm.  Tickets for each seating are $12 each, include an all-you-can-eat buffet, and are available now by clicking here: SPAGHETTI DINNER TICKETS. We hope to see you for this incredible night of community! 
    • Parent Portal Grade Pilot Program Instructions
    • March is shaping up to be a big month for Relay for Life. Click to see all the details.  
    • The Middleview encourages students to get writing by entering The New York Times editorial contest.  Come see Mrs. Dervin in room 610 or Mrs. Klein in room 623 with any questions!
    • On Wednesday, April 10, the entire eighth grade will be seeing Hamilton at the Richard Rogers Theater.
    • As part of SMS Cultural Heritage celebration, students from the World Language and ENL department created posters that highlighted this year’s theme: "Leading with Languages."​
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Paint for A Cause Family Night

8th Grade Dancing Classrooms

Cultural Heritage Video

Cultural Heritage Montage 2018

The SMS Spotlight

  • Friday in the Front:

    Erin W.

    Erin W. playing cello

     

    Chris F. 

    Chris F singing

Accolades

  • 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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  • Math Counts team

    • On Feb. 2nd, ten South Middle students participated in the LI Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition, held at NMS.  Students competed in both individual and team rounds.  South Middle's team came in 2nd place!  This qualified the team to advance to the State Level competition in March.  Tristan W. and Erin W. received trophies for scoring among the top 12 individuals, and Tristan finished an amazing 1st place in the Countdown Round!
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    • The GSA at South Middle has been awarded a "mini grant" to create comic books about inclusivity, acceptance and awareness about LGBT issues. Read more at the LGBT Network site.   
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  • Winning students holding their certificates & trophies

     

    • On Saturday, 1/19, South Middle Science Research students Arthur Z., Richard O., and Ivan X. earned 5th place at the regional Future City Competition held in NYC. The​ Future City competition includes more than 40,000 middle school students from across the world. Future City requires students to collaboratively solve authentic, real-world problems. This year, students had to design/plan a city that would survive a natural disaster. Our students choose a hurricane, our most pressing natural disaster on Long Island. To demonstrate their plan, students had to design a simulated city using computer aided design program and construct an actual 3-d model.  The students were led by the science research teacher, Dr. Doris Stanick. The competition invited teams from all over the New York City area.  Congratulations to the students for their excellent work and may it be the catalyst that leads these students to solve the problems of tomorrow.  
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  • No Place for Hate ceremony

     

    • On Friday, May 25th, students at North and South Middle traveled to New York City for the No Place for Hate Recognition Ceremony. For the second year, South Middle has been recognized as a No Place for Hate School, and earned a gold star distinction. 
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