Class of 2017


An overview of the GNPS Class of 2017 reveals 603 graduates from the districts’ three high schools: 286 from John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, 302 from William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School, and 15 from The Village School. Nearly 97 percent of graduates will pursue higher education at either two- or four-year colleges. The remainder historically seek employment, vocational training, or enlistment in the Armed Services. Graduation ceremonies for North and South High Schools will be on Thursday, June 22, at Tilles Center, LIU Post, with North’s ceremony in the morning and South’s in the afternoon. The Village School graduation will be on Wednesday afternoon, June 21, at the school. A look at the valedictorians and salutatorians follows. Read more...

Valedictorians: Zachary Lee (North High); Benjamin Newman and Melody Yang (South High)
Salutatorians: Joseph Taied (North High); Rachel Brenner and Joshua Putter
(South High)

District Announcements Latest News

GNPS Summer Enrichment Program Registration Now Open
The GNPS Summer Enrichment Program is open for registration! Our Enrichment Program, for students entering grades 5-9, features a robust catalog of courses in reading, math, science, social studies, English, music, art, cooking, sewing, robotics, and much more! For any questions, please contact us at SummerEnrichment@greatneck.k12.ny.us. For brochures and applications, visit the Summer Enrichment Web Site...


2017-18 Universal Pre-K (UPK) Registration
Enrollment for the Great Neck Public Schools Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK) for the 2017-2018 school year has begun. This program is offered to all district residents at no cost. In order to be eligible, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2017. Read more... Visit the Parkville Web Site and/or the Pre-Kindergarten Registration Page for additional information.
More Information
For more information, please contact the Registration Office at (516) 441-4080, e-mail: residency@greatneck.k12.ny.us, visit the Registration Home Page for additional registration information, or visit the Registration Forms Page to download documents


School's Out: Power Up For Summer Fun
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants you to know that summer meals for kids and teens are available in our community. For more information, view USDA Flyer...


2017-18 SCOPE After School Childcare Program
SCOPE will continue to offer a fee-based, after school childcare program at our five GNPS elementary schools. Open Houses are scheduled for Wednesday, March 8 and Wednesday, May 3 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information about fees and programming, view SCOPE Flyer...


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 http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/​.


Picture the Possibilities at GNPS Community Ed
Can you see yourself doing something different? Trying something you haven't done before? Are you motivated to learn a new skill, or revisit something from your past? When you become part of our Community Ed family, the possibilities are endless. We are located just down the road at 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck. Our Community Ed Spring/Summer 2017 Catalog has been mailed out, and registration is in progress. We hope by now, that you have received your copy, with our seasonal photo montage on the cover; if not, please call, and we'll send one right out to you. Read more...
Information and Registration - 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 gncontinuinged@greatneck.k12.ny.us.


GNPS/TV June Programs
Current programming over Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) features District Spotlight and South High School’s operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Spotlight programs feature school news, sports, and events in a lively, magazine-format. 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 rzahn@greatneck.k12.ny.us. You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Page or visit the GNPS/TV Web Site.


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...

Science DK

World Class Science Video
North High Assistant Principal Dr. Daniel Krauz, former Science Department Chair, speaks about the importance of Science Education and improving science facilities and resources to maintain a world class educational program. View Video...

Library JM

21st Century Library Media Centers Video
South High Business and Technology Department Chair, and lifelong Great Neck resident, John Motchkavitz, speaks about the importance of creating 21st Century Library Media Centers with flexible and collaborative learning spaces and cutting edge instructional technology to prepare our students for the educational demands of today and tomorrow. View Video...

Saddle Rock

Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Interschool Visits to 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 Pilots New Apple Classroom App
Elementary and secondary schools in Great Neck are piloting the new Apple Classroom app to enhance the District's 1:1 iPad Initiative which now spans Grades 4-12 (Grades 5-11 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 and 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.


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Collaborative eBook Project
Twenty-five 4th and 5th-grade budding authors at Saddle Rock worked collaboratively with student artists at South High to produce joyful picture ebooks as part of our 1:1 iPad Initiative. At Saddle Rock, the project was under the guidance of Ms. Diamond, enrichment teacher, and Ms. Alexander, technology staff developer. At South High, Ms. Cuchel, Art Department Head, and Ms. Saltoun, art teacher, oversaw the illustrators. Read more and View the eBooks...


Great Neck Public Schools Vote Results
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Proposition #1: GNPS Budget: PASSED Proposition #2: Revised Bond Referendum: PASSED
Proposition #
3: GN Library Budget: PASSED
Board Trustees: Jeffrey Shi: ELECTEDRebecca Sassouni: ELECTED

Statement by Barbara Berkowitz, GNPS Board of Education President: I know I speak for the rest of the Board when I say “thank you” to our entire community for becoming extremely interested, energized, and active with regard to the vote on May 16. Read full statement...

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.

Sragovich Zhang

NCTE Writing Award Winners
Adi Sragovich, from North High School, and An Zhang, from South High School, are 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Awards in Writing recipients. Both received award letters and certificates for Superior Performance in Writing.


District Retirees Recognized
The Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education and professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and civil service staff recognized 36 district employees who retired during the 2016-17 school year.

Twenty Five Years

25-Year Employees Recognized
Great Neck Public Schools 25-year employees were recognized by the Board of Education and professional associations representing teachers, administrators, and civil service staff.

Letters Literature

Letters About Literature Award Winners
Madison Mangogna, a junior at South High School, and Mika Langel, an eighth-grader at South Middle School, are First Place winners in the 2017 Letters About Literature contest, New York State level. Madison won in Level III, Mika in Level II. Their awards were presented at the New York State Writers Hall of Fame Induction. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing competition for students in grades 4-12.

Electronic Music

Student Wins National Electronic Music Composition Award
Michael Jan, a junior at North High School, has won the 2017 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Electronic Music Composition Competition for High School, grades 9-12, for his piece, “Mist and Stars.” He is the only national winner in the grades 9-12 category. To hear Michael’s piece, go to http://www.nafme.org/wp-content/files/2014/05/Michael-Jan-Mist-and-Stars.mp3.

Stock Market Game

Stock Market Game Top Winner
Jacob Levine, a fourth-grader at Saddle Rock School, took First Place in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Stock Market Game, Year-Long Elementary Competitive Division. This past fall, Saddle Rock offered an inaugural enrichment course, “Introduction to the Stock Market” that used the SIFMA Stock Market Game as its curriculum. The 10-session class, taught by Evan Chen and Dr. Anthony Iacovelli, met weekly for an hour before school. The class was open to fourth- and fifth-graders, with 20 students participating.

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble Takes Gold Award
South High School’s Wind Ensemble received a Gold Rating, the highest, at the recent New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Major Ensembles Adjudication Festival. They performed a very challenging Level 5 program. The 29-member ensemble encompasses students from grades 9-12. Marc Boschen is the South High wind ensemble director


Regent Tilles Visits Kennedy School
New York State Board of Regents Member Roger Tilles recently visited the John F. Kennedy School and read several of his favorite poems by Robert Frost and Shel Silverstein to third-grade students in Dorit Yakuel’s class. While at the school, Mr. Tilles also attended a production of the fifth-grade play, The Wizard of Oz
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District News Archive
To read this year's GNPS press releases in their entirety, please visit our District News Archive.

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