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One Acts at North Middle School

North Middle School will present an evening of One Act plays and monologues on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Daniel J. Tomaselli Auditorium, 77 Polo Road. Plays to be performed include: Three-and-a-Half Years!!! And I Am Sick of You, by Mary Krell-Oishi; Dead or Alive and The Dance, both by Laurie Allen; The Doctor Wonít See You Now, by Kelly Meadows; and The Cheerfully Geeky, Dramatically Bullish, Talentless Talent Show, by Lavinia Roberts. The Cheerfully Geeky, Dramatically Bullish, Talentless Talent Show, the final play of the evening, will be jam-packed with song, dance, and laughs as it illustrates what happens when a group of talentless students attempt to put on a school talent show. Marissa Dove, One Acts director/English teacher, promises an evening ìguaranteed to be fun-filled and entertaining!î For more information, please contact Ms. Dove at (516) 441-4544, or at


GNPS/TV November Programs

Current programs on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: Inside the GNPS/TV Vaults and Focus on Education. GNPS/TV programs are available on demand, 24/7, on the school district Web site, (click on the GNPS/TV logo near the top of the main page), or by going directly to Programs can also be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32. Program highlights follow. Show times given are for Cablevision and Verizon viewing.


Inside the GNPS/TV Vaults - The inaugural edition of Inside the GNPS/TV Vaults looks back at videos and programs from the district archives spanning the past 50 years. Many of these television shows are being seen for the first time since they were broadcast. Over the last few years, original, fragile tapes from GNPS/TV have been digitally archived on computers. Footage from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s have been preserved and improved for rebroadcasting. Inside the Vaults includes interviews from 1973 with Eddie Giacomin, former NY Rangers goalie, and Walter Cronkite, former CBS News anchorman. Also featured are highlights from several school productions, including: South High School production of Pippin (1989), starring a young Alan Schwartz, the current South Middle School music department head; South High operas, The Marriage of Figaro (1993) and Candide (1998); North Middle School musical, Guys and Dolls, directed by Dan Tomaselli (1999); and North High School Stages performances (2008-11). Concert highlights include the poignant Faculty Recital, filmed shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and the North High Winter Concert from the same year. This brand new program airs at 8 and 11 a.m., and at 2, 5, and 8 p.m.


Focus on Education - Focus on Education is an ongoing series hosted by Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast, highlighting whatís new and interesting in the district. This episode features an interview with Emily Zucal, new principal at Lakeville School. Ms. Zucal was most recently Lakevilleís assistant principal. Focus on Education airs at 10 a.m., and at 1, 4, 7, and 10 p.m.


GNPS/TV Programming - GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. Programs are student-produced. For further information, please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by e-mail at, and by phone at (516) 441-4676.


Field Hockey Team Fundraises for Breast Cancer Awareness

Photo of North Middle Field Hockey Team

The North Middle School Girls Field Hockey team recently held their first, annual "Pink Game" to raise awareness for breast cancer. Team members decorated the field in pink with pink posters and also held a Bake Sale that raised over $150. The money will be given to the schoolís Relay For Life program. North Middle holds Relay For Life fundraisers throughout the year, culminating with the Relay Field Day held in June. Field Hockey Team Coach Stefanie Oddo mentioned some past Relay For Life events: Wear Pink Campaign, collecting coloring books and crayons for Cohen Childrenís Medical Center, and grade-level Penny Wars. Some events also include raffle baskets with items donated by members of the community. Plans are underway, Ms. Oddo said, for the schoolís first Pancake Breakfast at Applebeeís in New Hyde Park, as well as for other exciting events and activities. Relay For Life, a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, raises funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.