Breaking News: Siemens Semifinalists Named

Six South High School students have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious
2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. They are:
Shao Chen, Kimberly Lu, Cindy Wang, Ethan Wang, Michelle Xing, and Ann Zhang.
The Competition gives students the opportunity to conduct original research and
reveals the brightest high school minds in contention for college scholarships.
Additional information on these winners will appear in the future.
Siemens Semifinalists

District Announcements Latest News

Flu Guide and Vaccine Information for Parents
Keep your kids safe. Infants and young children are at greater risk for getting seriously ill from the flu. The New York State Department of Health recommends all children 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccine. View Flu Guide For Parents... View Vaccine Information Statement... [Chinese Version]... [Farsi Version]... [Korean Version]... [Spanish Version]....


South High Piano Recital
South High will present its 12th Annual Piano Recital on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the school's Music Suite (choral room 306). This Recital gives the talented students in the Advanced Piano Class, as well as other student pianists, the opportunity to perform in public. For additional information, please contact Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head, at (516) 441-4851, or at

Faculty Recital

Annual Faculty Recital
The annual GNPS Faculty Recital will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at South High School Music Suite. You won't want to miss this exhilarating evening of outstanding music provided by GNPS faculty and friends! Performing solo or in groups, instrumental and vocal musicians will give concert-hall-caliber presentations. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults (suggested donations). Proceeds will benefit the Music Scholarship Fund. Read more...

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Summer 2017 Construction Projects
Numerous construction projects were undertaken during the summer of 2017. Many projects were completed prior to the first day of school, and other projects will continue towards completion throughout the fall. View Summer 2017 Construction Project Progress Photos...


2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Information Now Available
The 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar and Forms are now available online. Please contact the music teacher in your child's school with any questions. View 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar...


ENL & TASC at the Adult Learning Center
The GNPS Adult Learning Center (105 Clover Drive) will be offering ENL (English as a New Language) and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion, formerly known as GED) preparation classes Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon, and Mondays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. A range of English-language classes are offered from beginning to advanced literacy. Read more...

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GNPS Community Ed
GNPS Community Education invites you to register for one or more of our many adult education classes.
Information and Registration - Community Ed classes meet at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck (one block south of Northern Blvd., off Lakeville Rd.). Complete course offerings and the online catalog can be found by clicking the catalog cover on the left or on the Community Ed icon in the scroll near the top of this page. You can register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at


High School Graduations on GNPS/TV
Tune in now to GNPS/TV to view the June 2017 GNPS commencement ceremonies for North High, South High, and the Village School. Programs are available online or may be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32. Read more...
GNPS/TV Programming - GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. For information about GNPS/TV and its programs, please contact Robert Zahn by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Page or visit the GNPS/TV Web Site.


Child Abuse Reporting Information
The toll-free telephone number of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive child abuse and neglect reports is 1-800-342-3720. For additional information, you may also access the OCFS Web site at​.


GNPS Educational Excellence Video
Teachers and students speak about the importance of educational excellence that is at the core of a Great Neck Public Schools education and highlight the programs, approaches, and culture that makes our school district so very special to so many people. View Video...

Saddle Rock

Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Interschool Visits Promote Digital Citizenship
Seniors in South High Schools' Facing History course visited fifth-graders at Lakeville School and Saddle Rock School to present lessons they had developed on Digital Citizenship, with a focus on cyberbullying. Joining the South High students at Lakeville were several of Bridget Forie's students in the Outdoor Education Program. Read more...


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Great Neck Implements New Apple Classroom App
Elementary and secondary schools in Great Neck implemented the new Apple Classroom app to enhance the District's 1:1 iPad Initiative which now spans Grades 3-12 (Grades 4-12 in our south schools). This teacher-only app is linked to our student management system and mobile device management system to enable teachers to monitor student iPad screens while in class, see what apps are currently running, lock screens, group student iPads into learning teams, and launch apps and Web sites that lock in on individual or group iPads.


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
SMART Displays 2.0
Two Lakeville students in Ms. Gindi's Grade 5 class simultaneously demonstrate a math solution using the classroom's new SMART Interactive Flat Panel Display. Fifty-seven of the multi-touch displays were purchased from Smart Schools Bond Act funds last year and another thirty-eight were installed in classrooms this year replacing first-generation SMART Boards and projectors. These upgradable displays have 4K Ultra HD resolution, true color reproduction, object awareness, and do not cast shadows, require calibration, or need bulb replacement.

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


Great Neck is a Going Green School District
Learn about the Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink, the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.

Kennedy Students Continue Their Efforts To Save Stepping Stones Lighthouse
Students at the John F. Kennedy School continue to be very involved in a multi-year effort to save Stepping Stones Lighthouse. You can read about it here, courtesy of

Student Selected for All-State Wind Ensemble
Samuel Levine, a junior at South High, originally selected as a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Music Conference Alternate, has been placed into the All-State Wind Ensemble. He will play the flute. Samuel is a member of the Wind Ensemble and the Chamber Symphony Orchestra. Samuel will join South's previously announced musicians selected for All-State: Michelle Xing (bassoon, Band), Eric Yang (clarinet, Band), and Asia Zhang (violin, Orchestra), as well as Fiona Lyngstad-Hughes who, last week, also advanced from Alternate to an All-State position. She will sing soprano in the Treble Chorus.

Additional Student Selected for All-State
Fiona Lyngstad-Hughes, a junior at South High School, originally selected as a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Music Conference Alternate has been placed into the All-State Treble Chorus, Soprano II. A treble chorus is made up of sopranos and altos. Fiona will join South's previously announced musicians selected for All-State: Michelle Xing, Eric Yang, and Asia Zhang.

LISFA Musicians Chosen
Seven Great Neck Public School high school students were selected for the 2017-18 Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) orchestras, Secondary Division. This division encompasses students in two groupings, grades 9-10 and grades 11-12. The LISFA musical experience brings together Long Island's highly talented, young string musicians Read more...

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Students Participated in Summer Music Programs
North High School sophomore Jeremy Bernstein and recent grads Lauren Goldsamt and Sofia Notar-Francesco all participated in selective or competitive, audition-based music programs over the summer. Read more...

EMB Infrared Student Photo

Baker Students See Infrared
E.M. Baker students in Mrs. Silverman's fifth grade class learned about warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals by studying infrared images as part of an Energy of Life unit. Mrs. Sullivan, the school's science teacher, then took infrared photos of the students to reinforce the concept, and proved that objects, such as chairs, can absorb heat.

EMB Infrared Photo Classroom

National Merit Scholarship Commendations
Thirty-four seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). To achieve this honor, they placed among the top 50,000 of the more than 1.6 million juniors who took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Each Commended Student received a Letter of Commendation in recognition of exceptional academic promise. Read more...

Village School Wins Finance Award
The Village School has again been named a W!SE Blue Star School having excelled on the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test. This marks the ninth time the school earned this award, which will be presented in November. The award is for the 2016-17 academic year. Read more...

District News Archive
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