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2015-16 Universal Pre-K (UPK) Registration
UPK is offered to GNPS residents with busing at no cost. To enroll in the a.m. or p.m. session, your child must be 4 years old by 12/1/15. Some students can attend the GN Community School, our collaborative agency, at 225 Schenck Avenue, but without busing. Please read our UPK Letter or visit the Parkville Web Site for more information. Registration takes place at the Registrar's Office, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd, (516) 441-4080. You may visit the Registration Web site for additional information, including 8th Grade Re-Verification, and/or our Registration Forms Page to download documents.

Alexander Calder's The Arch,
at Storm King Art Center

Escape the Ordinary with Unique Day Trips
Take a day trip with GNPS Community Ed! Explore unique venues with docent-led tours and delicious meals. Travel by luxury coach bus transportation roundtrip from the Cumberland Center, 30 Cumberland Ave. The three exciting trips described below are lead by longtime trip coordinator, Helene Schachter.
More Information and Registration - Click on the Community Ed icon above for complete course and trip information and to view our online catalog. Please register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at


GNPS/TV Wins National Awards
GNPS/TV, offering programming of the Great Neck Public Schools, is a double-award winner in the national Alliance Hometown Media Awards competition. GNPS/TV was in competition with colleges, universities, specialized communication schools, and public access stations.

GNPS/TV Programs
Airing now through July 31, don't miss seeing these exciting Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) shows: South High School's Opera: The Marriage of Figaro; Great Neck Public Schools: Celebrating 200 Years of Excellence, and Student Filmmakers Showcase.
For More Information - Please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Site or vist the GNPS/TV Web site.

GNPS Documents/Updates for the 2015-16 School Year

GNPS Calendar - Months, Text Pages, Overview
Board of Education - Board Meeting Schedule


Summer School and Camp Brochures Available
Registration is now open and ongoing for the 69th annual
GNPS Summer School Program. Brochures are posted for
Enrichment, Academic Intervention, Elementary, ESL, Instrumental
Music, and Theater programs.
The GNPS Summer Camp Program
has also posted brochures for the six-week, Monday-Friday
program, from July 6-August 14. For more information, see our
3/19 Weekly News and our 5/14 Weekly News.

Past, Present, and Future

Former Superintendent Dr. William A. Shine (left),
Current Superintendent Dr. Thomas P. Dolan (center)
and Future Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast (right)
presented together at a recent community forum on education.

New GNPS Superintendent Appointed
At its 3/30 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Dr. Teresa
Prendergast as the next GNPS superintendent. Dr. Prendergast will
become our 11th superintendent when she assumes her new role on
July 15. See our 4/2/15 Press Release for more information. We
congratulate and welcome Dr. Prendergast to our school community.


2015-16 SCOPE Child Care
GNPS and SCOPE will once again partner to offer the
2015-16 SCOPE Child Care Program.
Learn about
the Open House events, registration, and program offerings.

Good To Know

Learn about the GNPS VOIP Phone System and use our online
Administration Directory and District Directory to contact us.

Learn about our Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink,
the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve
communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.

A Moment in GNPS History That Reverberates Today
More than 30 years ago, Great Neck South High School rejected the Confederate flag as a school symbol. Read more, courtesy of the NY Times
and read more, courtesy of Newsday...


District Retirees Recognized
The GNPS Board of Education and professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and civil service staff recently recognized 43 retirees, many of whom are shown in the accompanying photo. With them in the photo are Board President Barbara Berkowitz, Trustee Susan Healy, retiring Superintendent Thomas Dolan, and incoming Superintendent Teresa Prendergast.

National Latin Exam Winners
Sixty secondary students were award winners in the 2015 National Latin Exam. These students were guided by Latin teachers Johanne Lynch at North High and South Middle Schools, and Anthony Pontone at South High. North Middle School did not offer Latin this past school year.


Class of 2015 -- Gleitsman & Taney Awards
North High presents two prestigious awards at its graduation ceremony--the Alan L. Gleitsman Outstanding Graduate Award and the Genelle Taney Memorial Award. Jessy Lin is the Gleitsman winner; Monica Beeferman is the Taney winner. For a look at the winners of these awards,


Class of 2015 -- Barstow & Scott Moss Awards
In addition to Class of 2015 valedictorians and salutatorians for North and South High Schools, other significant graduation awards include the Frederic Duclos Barstow Award and the Scott D. Moss Memorial Award. For a look at the winners of these awards,


Class of 2015 -- Valedictorians & Salutatorians
An overview of the Great Neck Public Schools Class of 2015 reveals 562 graduates from our three high schools: 253 from North, 300 from South, and 9 from the Village School. Some 98 percent of graduates will pursue higher education at either two- or four-year colleges. The remainder historically seeks employment, vocational training, or enlistment in the Armed Services. For a look at the Valedictorians and Salutatorians for North and South High Schools,

District News Archive
To read past press releases from the Great Neck Public Schools in their entirety, please visit our District News Archive.

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Last Updated July 2, 2015
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