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    July 2023

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

    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.  Our webmaster, Ms. Danielle Larson, continues to work diligently to ensure that this site provides relevant information that is geared toward strengthening the home-to-school relationship – as we are truly partners in education!  

    Please don’t forget to LIKE us on our NMS Facebook Page so that you can receive up-to-date blasts about the exciting things happening at NMS.   

    In late June, we honored our 8th graders with three Moving Up Ceremonies, and although Mother Nature forced us inside, we were happy to see our students and their parents celebrate the conclusion of their three years at NMS!  Personally, I feel fortunate to have spent three years with them, and their enthusiasm for learning, incredible resilience, and passion for life will not soon be forgotten. 

    NMS is finally getting some major RECONSTRUCTION this summer!  As I type, our auditorium and locker rooms are being transformed.  The auditorium is scheduled for a COMPLETE OVERHAUL with new seats, new flooring, and air conditioning!!  The locker rooms are being reconfigured, updated, and fitted with new gym/athletic lockers.   

    As we continue the journey out of the pandemic, we focus on our learning community’s resilience and flexibility.  We celebrate the transformations that took place in education, and we feel confident in addressing any challenges that may come our way.

    Alas, the calendar shows July – a new school year - and we must now prepare for our new crop of NMS Blazers!  As I finish my eighth year as principal of Great Neck North, I continue to be excited, honored, and humbled for the privilege to lead NMS. Through student engagement and student learning, we, as a learning community, provide the students of NMS with a multitude of opportunities to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. 

    Of course, I don’t want to rush the next few months away – so I wish you all a safe and relaxing break – one filled with many joyful moments, lots of reading (couldn’t resist), reflective thought, and family time. 

    I thank you for your continued support and trust, and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.


    Stay positive, stay strong, stay safe – 

    Jerry Cozine