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South High Fund Raiser Concert
South High's Instrumental/Vocal Music Fundraiser Concert will take place on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. This special Concert performance is a fundraiser for the Music Department to help defray the cost of the restoration of one of South's two Steinway Grand Pianos.
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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 Kindergarten Registration
Enrollment for GNPS Kindergarten for 2015-2016 will begin on Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27 for children born between Dec. 2, 2009, and Dec. 1, 2010. Students currently enrolled in the district's UPK program do not have to register. Residents who do not receive a kindergarten registration packet in the mail may pick one up on school days at the Office of Registration and Attendance, located in the Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road. You may visit the Registration Web site for additional information and/or our Registration Forms Page to download documents.

Eighth-Grade Residency Re-Verification
GNPS is again undertaking the process of residency re-verification for all students entering ninth-grade in September 2015. Parents/legal guardians of all current eighth-grade students were recently sent a mailing that explains the documentation required and the method for submission. Additional information may be obtained by calling your child's middle school, or by visiting the Residency Re-Verification Home Page. All families with a current eighth-grader are urged to submit the required documents before Tuesday, March 31.

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.


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Transportation Registration for Private and Parochial Schools
In accordance with NYS Education Law, free transportation for the 2015-16 school year will be available to children attending private or parochial school who meet these walking distance-from-school requirements: The walking distance from a pupil's home to a private or parochial school must exceed 0.5 mile for students in grades K-5; 0.75 mile for students in grades 6-8; and 1 mile for students in grades 9-12. Transportation is limited to a maximum distance of 15 miles. Other rules may apply for children with disabilities (please consult with the office of Pupil Personnel & Psychological Services, at 516-441-4970). Residents must submit an application, hand-delivered or postmarked, by April 1, to the Transportation Office, Great Neck Public Schools, 345 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY 11020. Please use the Non-Public School Transportation Request Form. For more information, please call the Transportation Office, (516) 441-4060, on schooldays.


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GNPS Community Ed Performance Series: Broadway in your Backyard!
Hear the beloved melodies and learn the enchanting backstories from your favorite musicals, featuring Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Arlen. Join Ken Grossman, with Steve Belfer at the piano, for five Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3 p.m., at Community Education at Cumberland (30 Cumberland Ave.). Fee: $79.
More Information and Registration - Click on the Adult Ed icon above to view our online catalog. Please register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at gncontinuinged@greatneck.k12.ny.us.


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GNPS/TV Programs
Current program viewing over Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) includes: District Spotlight, The Pioneers, and South High Winter Concert II. Programs can be seen in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32.
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For More Information - Please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at rzahn@greatneck.k12.ny.us. You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Site or vist the GNPS/TV Web site.

Superintendent Search
Superintendent Thomas P. Dolan announced his retirement at the
November 17 Board Meeting. Read the Press Release and
view the advertisement for our Superintendent Search.

Budget Events
The GNPS
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
.

SAT Location Change
The March 14
administration of the SAT originally for
North High School will now take place at North Middle School.


Happy 17th Anniversary!
March marks t
he 17th anniversary of the launch of the GNPS Web
site. Since then, the site has been viewed by 28,102,053
visitors.
Click here to read a history of telecommunications in our district.


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

2015 NYSSMA Festival Calendar
Please visit the 2015 NYSSMA Festival Calendar
for submission deadlines and downloadable forms.

PTA/PTO/SEPTA Parent-Student Meeting
SEPTA
The Are you FED UP?! Meeting has been rescheduled
for Tuesday, 3/3, 7:00 p.m. @ E.M. Baker School.


South Middle's HTV on CBS New York
GNPSTV
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!
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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.

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

Good To Know

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


green
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.

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Save the Stepping Stones Lighthouse
John F. Kennedy School students are teaming up with the Great Neck Historical Society, the Great Neck Park District, and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth to help raise money and awareness to save the Stepping Stones Lighthouse. For more information, view the YouTube Video.


South High Community Blood Drive
The South High Key Club will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, March 5, from 3-9 p.m., in the school's West Gym. The Drive will support Olivia Macchio, a seven-year-old diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma. Her prognosis is very positive, but Olivia will need many blood transfusions as part of her treatment, so community support is vital. No appointments are necessary. For more information, view the Blood Drive Flyer.


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GNPS Wants To Celebrate Our 200 Years With Your Community Group
The current school year, 2014-15, marks the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public Schools. As part of the district's celebration, members of the Board of Education and Superintendent Thomas Dolan would like to visit Great Neck community organizations to offer a "snapshot" of the school district. If your community organization would like a brief presentation made at one of your meetings, please contact Jessica Vega, school district public relations coordinator, at (516) 441-4940, or at jvega@greatneck.k12.ny.us, to arrange for a visit.


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Condolences for Grace Warner
It is with deep sadness that we inform the GNPS community that Grace A. Warner, the first principal of the John F. Kennedy School, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Read more, courtesy of Newsday. View her last visit to JFK, which took place on December 19, 2014, courtesy of GNPS/TV.


ArtWinners
NYIT art winners, with their artwork, from left: Kimberly Yee, Jimin Lee, and Samantha Klainberg. Their art teachers: Lisa Stancati and Karen Cuchel. Missing from photo: Sarah Haggerty.

NYIT Art Winners
Four South High School seniors took top honors at the New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design Competition titled, "Long Island's Finest.". Read more...


Fencing
Photo Courtesy of Newsday

North High Boys and Girls Teams Take County Championships
Two North High Fencing Teams won county championships at the Nassau Fencing Championships held recently in Manhasset. Read more, courtesy of Newsday...

Nassau County Individual Fencing Championships

At the recent Nassau County Individual Fencing Championships, fencers from North and South High Schools took top awards, including three gold medals. Read more...


SHOlympiad

South High Advances to NYS Science Olympiad
South High School's Science Olympiad Team A took Second Place at the 2015 New York State Science Olympiad, Nassau West Regional, competing against 33 other teams. Team members are: Su Yeon (Rachel), Angela, Suann, Esther, Yiqing (Elissa), Lynn, Elliot, Robbin, Jacqueline, Jacob, Hamsavardhaan, Robin, Michelle Mu, Sherry, and Jaysen. Read more...


All-County Musicians Honored
Twenty-eight student musicians in the Great Neck Public Schools excelled at this year's All-County Music Festival held at the Tilles Center, in January. Students earned positions of recognition after being tested for proficiency at rehearsals just prior to the All-County concerts. 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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