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    Welcome to the Richard S. Sherman Great Neck North Middle School website.                                     

    It is our hope that your visit to our digital home will provide you with a glimpse into  the great things that are happening at NMS.


     “The future ain’t what it used to be.” 

                                                   - Yogi Berra


    Dear North Middle School Parents, Students, Family, and Friends,

    Indeed, our friend Yogi Berra may have had it right after what we’ve all experienced over the last eighteen months!  But, our future is bright, and we are excited to welcome you to the Richard S. Sherman Great Neck North Middle School webpage.  This year will be much different than last year as we welcome back EVERY student for in-person instruction, but rest assured, we are maintaining consistent and stringent safety protocols to keep all members of our learning community safe. 

    Please know that the entire staff of NMS is ready to meet the challenges of this new educational landscape - focusing on the social-emotional needs of our students as we get back to the essence of teaching and learning.    Our learning community will emphasize student engagement to provide the learners of NMS with a multitude of opportunities to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The entire staff of NMS is committed to ensuring its students’ success as they navigate the often-tumultuous world of middle school.  We have worked diligently to develop an environment of success, and we continually assess and reflect upon our programs to identify what works and what needs to be improved as our students and staff move forward during this transformative time.

    As I enter my seventh year as principal of Great Neck North, I continue to be excited, honored, and humbled for the privilege to lead NMS. I look forward to a successful year of collaboration among all members of the NMS learning community, and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Be well,

    Gerald C. Cozine