Accolades For Our District

2016-17 School Year

  • 10/20/16 - Five high school students in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. Luhan Chen is the Semifinalist from John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School. Winners from William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School are: Hanxuan Kuang, Luhan Chen, Shawn Kang, Jaysen Zhang, and Aric Zhuang.

  • 10/20/16 - Benjamin Rossen, a ninth-grader at South High School, has been named a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Eastern Division Junior Performance Competition in piano. He earned this opportunity after winning the MTNA New York State Competition Junior Performance.

  • 10/20/16 - Jeffrey Bernstein, economics, social studies, and government teacher at the Village School, has been named a 2015-16 Gold Star Teacher by W!SE (Working in Support of Education). This marks the eighth time he has received this award.

  • 10/13/16 - Rosemary Sloggatt, long-time art teacher at Saddle Rock School, will have a one-person art show at the East Islip Public Library Gallery, from Nov. 1-30. The exhibit, "Growing Up," will feature nearly 40 works, including paintings, prints, and shadow boxes, based on personal family photographs from Ms. Sloggatt's childhood.

  • 10/13/16 - Thomas Hahn, an English teacher new to North High School, had his essay on masculinity in the film, The Machinist, published in Bright Lights Film Journal, a popular online academic film magazine.

  • 10/6/16 - 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 eighth time the school earned this award, which will be presented in November. It is for the 2015-16 academic year.

  • 10/6/16 - Zachary Lee, a senior at North High School, has been chosen as Nassau County's Long Island Scholar Artist for September. Newsday sponsors this competition. The goal of the Scholar Artist program is to honor exceptionally accomplished high school seniors, September to June.

  • 10/6/16 - Ronald Gimondo, principal of the John F. Kennedy School, was recently honored by the Town of North Hempstead during Hispanic Heritage Month for having a "positive influence" in the North Hempstead community. The award was presented by Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Town Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, who nominated him for the award.

  • 9/29/16 - Twenty-seven seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC). These Semifinalists are among the 16,000 named nationwide having scored among the highest in New York State on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which they took last year.

  • 9/29/16 - Thirty-seven seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). To achieve this honor, they placed among the top 5 percent of the more than 1.6 million juniors who took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


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