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South High Blood Drive
The South High Key Club is sponsoring a Blood Drive in Support of Olivia Macchio, a 7-year old girl with Burkitt's Lymphoma, on Tuesday, April 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the South High West Gym, 341 Lakeville Road. No appointments are necessary
, but appointments may be scheduled online.


Chamber Music Recital at North High
North High will hold its Chamber Music Recital on Wednesday, April 22, beginning at 7 p.m. Students will perform under the direction of music instructors Janine Robinson and Joseph Rutkowski. Dr. Robinson will also be playing the piano. The evening will include 13 pieces by noted composers, including Milhaud, Mozart, Handel, Clara Schuman (wife of Robert), Haydn, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Gavrillin, Schubert, Kodaly, and Murray Houliff.


One-Act Festival at South High
South High will present its annual One-Act Festival of senior-directed plays on four evenings: Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, and Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and are appropriate for grades 7 and up. For tickets or more information, please contact Thomas Marr, drama teacher/Theatre South director, at, or at (516) 441-4873. Student directors are: Christine Cimpian, Rachel Coons, Shayna Fishkin, Michelle Geffner, Jasmine Guillen, Russell Katz, and Samantha Klainberg


2015-16 Optional Attendance Zone
The GNPS Board of Education will continue the optional secondary school attendance zone for 2015-16. Read the Optional Attendance Zone Letter in English, Spanish, Korean, or Chinese. You may also view our Optional Attendance Zone Map or use our Transportation Search online tool.

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 and/or our Registration Forms Page to download documents.


Berkshires Art & Culture Tour with GNPS Community Ed
Just imagine--Clark Institute of Art…Norman Rockwell Museum…Barrington Stage Company…Red Lion Inn--all iconic to the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts, the heart of art and culture during the summer season. Here's your chance to experience them all on an overnight tour with Great Neck Public Schools Community Education. On this two-day tour--Aug. 11 and 12--visit two world-renowned museums, attend a performance, and dine at classic New England restaurants. Estelle Berg, Community Ed trip leader, and homeowner in the Berkshires for the last 27 years, is the tour facilitator. Read more...
More Information and Registration - Click on the Community Ed icon above to view our online catalog. Please register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at


GNPS/TV Programs
Current programs on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: GNPS/TV Spotlight: South High; GNPS: The First 200 Years; and South High's tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Programs can be seen in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32.
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.

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.


Community Letters About Facebook Post
Please read this 4/1/15 Superintendent Letter to the
Great Neck News, and this 3/16/15 Community Letter

about an anti-Semitic Facebook post that occurred in March.


Summer School and Camp Brochures Available
The GNPS Summer School Program has posted brochures
for all programs, including Enrichment, Academic Intervention,
Elementary Programs, ESL, Instrumental Music, and Music Theater.
The GNPS Summer Camp Program has posted brochures and
has openings for lifeguard, nurse, dance, and tennis instructors.
Positions will be for the six-week, Monday-Friday programs, from
July 6-August 14. For more information, see our 3/19 Weekly News.

Budget Events
2015-16 Preliminary Working Budget and the
2015-16 Budget Events Calendar
have been posted. View
the Budget Details Home Page and read the Press Release

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.

Click our 200th commemorative banner to read about the history
of our school district. Click the photo of North High School under
construction to view a historic photo gallery of our school district.

On Sunday, April 26, the Great Neck School Community is invited to a
celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public Schools.
The event is called the "Showcase of Achievement: Celebrating 200
Years of Excellence and the Kickoff for 200 More!" The Showcase will
be from 1-4 p.m., at South High School. It will include a showing of the
200th Anniversary video produced by GNPS/TV that was also shown at
the March 30, 2015 Board Meeting. Read more about the reception,
remarks, presentations, and showcases of achievement...

Order Form for Guide Post Tribute to 200 Years of
Public Education at Great Neck North High School .

South Middle's HTV on CBS New York
South Middle's HTV (Homeroom Television), a daily, live-feed
broadcast to the school's homeroom classes, was featured on
the CBS Evening News
(Ch. 2) with reporter Jennifer McLogan.

Niche Ranks GNPS Teachers #1 and District #6 in Nation!
Niche, an education review Web site, has ranked GNPS #1 in their
2015 National Rankings for Best Public School Teachers in America
and #6 for Best Public School District in America. View the
Niche GNPS Ranking and read the GNPS Press Release.

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.


Celebrating GNPS: 200 Years!
On Sunday, April 26, the Great Neck School Community is invited to a celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public Schools. The event is called the "Showcase of Achievement: Celebrating 200 Years of Excellence and the Kickoff for 200 More!" The Showcase will be from 1-4 p.m., at South High School.
Read more about the reception, remarks, presentations, and showcases of achievement...

Guide Post Takes Top Journalism Awards
North High School's student newspaper, Guide Post, received two First Place Awards at the Adelphi University Quill Awards for Outstanding Journalism, held last month. Top awards were for Most Outstanding Newspaper and for Best Layout. Read more...

Best in Music Education Award
For the ninth time, the Great Neck Public School District has been named among the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, a coalition of music and educational organizations. Read more...

Students To Perform at Lincoln Center
Talented music students from South High and South Middle Schools have been selected to perform at prestigious Lincoln Center concerts. Read more...

High School Fencers Earn Top Awards
North and South High athletes took top awards in Newsday's All-Long Island Boys & Girls Fencing Teams. Read about the boys team and coach of the year...Read about the girls team...


National History Day Competition Winners
South High students Michelle Mu Yang, Annie Yang, Annabelle Ng, and Emma Lu took First Place in the Group Website category of the LI Regional National History Day Competition. They will now advance to the NYS Level Competition, held at the end of April. The four are Advanced Placement US History students of Frances Tria.

National Merit Finalists
Twenty-four seniors from North and South High Schools have advanced to Finalists (from Semifinalists) in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These students are now among more than 15,000 who will be considered for some 8,000 Merit Scholarship awards that will be announced in coming months. Read more...


Board Commends South High Students
One-hundred eight South High School students were recently recognized by the Board of Education for contributing to the quality of life at their school.

South High Students "Face History"
Seniors in South High School's "Facing History" class, a social studies elective, learn about issues related to tolerance and becoming responsible members of the community. The Holocaust is the main curriculum thread of the course and students are encouraged to take an active and positive role in the community to prevent future injustices. The first semester of the course is guided by three teachers: Brian Fadde, English; Damon Reader, media/research; and Michelle Sorise, social studies/psychology. During the second semester, students go on internships, guided by Nicole Kinsey, internship teacher. Read about one such internship to promote Digital Citzenship at Saddle Rock School...


Board Commends North High Students
Seventy-two North High School students were recently recognized by the Board of Education (President Barbara Berkowitz, Vice President Lawrence Gross, and Trustees Donald Ashkenase, Monique Bloom, and Susan Healy) for contributing to the quality of life at their school. Read more...

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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