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Metropolitan Commercial Bank Showcases GN Student Artwork

Great Neck North Middle School student Ariela Hakimi proudly points to her artwork.

Great Neck North Middle School student Ariela Hakimi proudly points to her artwork.

The Metropolitan Commercial Bank hosted an opening night gala for the inaugural edition of its Bank on Art community showcase series, which features Great Neck North and South student artists.

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SSBA Hearing And Smart Schools Investment Plan Approval

gn schoolsA New York State-required public hearing on the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) and approval of a Final Smart Schools Investment Plan will take place [Read more…]

Students Strut Their Stuff

Senior Sydney Someck modeled a magician-inspired outfit made by senior Gabby Wong.

Senior Sydney Someck modeled a magician-inspired outfit made by senior Gabby Wong.

By Haley Raphael

The Great Neck South High auditorium was packed with people from the Great Neck community on Saturday, Jan. 9, for the annual Fashion Show, which showcased the many talents of the student body—and raised money for charity.

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Photos by Sheri ArbitalJacoby

Photos by Sheri ArbitalJacoby

The Great Neck Chinese Association (GNCA) said good-bye to the Year of the Sheep and welcomed in the Year of the Monkey during its Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Great Neck North High School.

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Will GN Schools Close For Chinese New Year?

Mimi Hu, communications committee chair for the Great Neck Chinese Association, address the board of ed.

Mimi Hu, communications committee chair for the Great Neck Chinese Association, address the board of ed.

Spokespeople from Great Neck’s Asian community asked the board of education to consider adding the Lunar New Year as an official school holiday during its packed Jan. 11 meeting. [Read more…]

Two Teachers Are Tenured

gn schoolsAt its October meeting, the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education granted tenure to two elementary school reading-recovery teachers.

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GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists

GRAMMYJohn L. Miller–Great Neck North High School and William A. Shine–Great Neck South High Schools have been named 2016 GRAMMY Signature School Semifinalists by the GRAMMY Foundation. They are among 120 public school music programs nationwide to receive this honor.

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Eat For A Cause

12338796_1532155547099780_1982762511_nBy Isabella Harnick

Satisfy your hunger and quench the thirst of others by stopping by New Hyde Park’s Shake Shack on Thursday, Feb. 4. [Read more…]

Bernstein 7 Time Gold Star Winner

Village SchoolJeffrey Bernstein, economics, social studies and government teacher at the Village School, has been named a 2014–15 Gold Star Teacher by W!SE (Working in Support of Education). This is the seventh time he has received this award.

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Lakeville Children Won 5th Place At State Chess Tournament

Mimi Hu

Mimi Hu

A Voice From The GN Chinese Association

By Mimi Hu

When Xi Jin moved to Great Neck in 2013, she had to make weekend trips back to northern New Jersey so her son, Aidan, could continue his chess lessons. Jin was unable to find a single chess tutor for Aidan in the Great Neck area because it was not a tradition here, despite an overflow of afterschool and talent programs. She checked out Long Island–based chess programs, such as Chess Nuts and Chessmate, which provided afterschool chess classes in local schools. However, they did not want to come to Great Neck.

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