Rotary Club Awards, 5/29/19
The Rotary Club of Great Neck honored three SMS students (Diana F., Cooper B., Amanda P.) for their outstanding commitment to the Rotary Club motto which is “service about self.” Each of these students embodies this commitment in their home and school lives. We are very proud of their hard work and dedication!
No Place for Hate Ceremony, 5/23
7th Grade Career Day, 5/3
Hobby Day, 2/15
Applebee's Flapjack Breakfast
Rebel Pen Courtyard Reading
The Applebee's Flapjack breakfast was held on Sunday, 10/28. All proceeds will go towards Relay for Life.
Paint for a Cause
Tuesday, May 8, was the fourth annual Paint for a Cause - Family Paint Night fundraiser and it was a huge success. A record number of SMS students, parents, siblings (younger and older), teachers, and their children all happily painted their very own masterpieces while working side-by-side .
7th Grade Career Fair
On Friday, May 4, seventh grade students participated in a Career Fair presented by the FACS and Guidance Departments. Students attended three sessions where professionals from various walks of life spoke to the students about the world of work. Many SMS parents, staff and community members gave up time in their day to speak to our students about their careers. It was a successful event by all accounts and we thank everyone for their participation.
8th Grade Dancing Classroom culminating event
On Monday, April 23rd the 8th grade students had their Dancing Classrooms culminating event. The students performed a variety of dances they learned during their 10-week arts-in-education program Dancing Classrooms.The syllabus for the outstanding program, created by American Ballroom Theater’s Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, is designed to be integrated into the curriculum of physical education and character education over the course of twenty lessons. The syllabus also makes direct connections to math, social studies, and English language arts and is incorporated through essay writings and poetry. Through humor, joy, compassion, and the art of ballroom dancing, Dancing Classrooms supports our 8th grade students in developing a positive self image and essential life skills such as social awareness, confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, and respect for others.
Teacher Talent Show
One of the highlights of the year is always the Teacher Talent Show. This year's show, which was hosted by our Student Government executives, was held on Thursday, April 26. Students got the chance to see many of their teachers sing, dance, play instruments, and juggle. Proceeds from this event go directly towards our Relay For Life fundraiser. All told, more than $1500 was raised.
This year the Student Government sponsored School Spirit Week was held April16-20. The three grades competed for the coveted William Henry Harrison Trophy by dressing up and donating non-perishable food, Box Tops for Education, and loose change.
Each day of the week was assigned multiple dress up themes so that students had plenty of opportunities to show their school spirit. Examples of themes include school colors, clash, sports, and pajamas.
As per tradition, Carvel Flying Saucers were handed out to all on Monday after school while bagels were handed out on Friday morning.
This year also contained a No Place for Hate component.
A great time was had by both students and staff!
7th Grade Talent Show
The 7th Grade Talent Show is an annual event that takes place on the day before the Winter Holiday Break. All seventh grade students were encouraged to share their talents with their peers and their teachers. This year we had more than 20 acts perform. The day ended with students taking part in games modeled after the old NBC game show Minute to Win It.