This Sunday at 1 PM


The Great Neck School System celebrates its 200th anniversary this Sunday on the South High Campus, beginning at 1 P.M.

image_2Marvin Anchin’s 8 foot tall giraffe, a gift to the schools, is just one of the many exhibits.

Here’s more details, courtesy of the district:

The GNPS Community

is cordially invited to the

Great Neck Public Schools

Showcase of Achievement:

Celebrating 200 Years of Excellence…

and the Kickoff for 200 More!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

1–4 p.m.

South High School



Presentation of 200th Anniversary Alumni Awards

Showcases of Achievement

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.

At 1:00 p.m., attendees can enjoy an informal reception in the school’s auditorium lobby where there will also be a continuous showing of The First 200 Years video. The video, produced by GNPS/TV in conjunction with the 200th Anniversary of the Great Neck Public Schools, offers a highly entertaining and informative look at the school district, from its beginnings 200 years ago to the many current programs that truly make Great Neck a “lighthouse” district.

From 1:30–2:30 p.m., remarks and presentations will follow in the auditorium.

Former Board of Education trustees and school administrators will be recognized; reflections will be offered by Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz, Board Trustee Donald Ashkenase, and Superintendent Thomas Dolan; and three alumni (one from each of our high schools), representing all alumni, will be presented with 200th Anniversary Alumni Awards.

The honored alumni will be: Dr. Mary L. Cleave, North High School Class of 1965 (second female astronaut); Roy G. Niederhoffer, South High School Class of 1983 (hedge fund manager and philanthropist); and Ilan D. Hall, Village School Class of 2000 (chef, and winner of the TV series Top Chef).

From 2:30–4 p.m., the gala Showcases of Achievement will fill the East Gym with displays from over two-dozen school district programs and organizations. Attendees can walk from station to station to view and learn about: Adult Basic Education, Athletics, Community Education, Community School, DECA, ESL, Facilities/Structures, GNPS/TV, GNTA, Guide Post, Historical Perspective of Former Buildings, Internships, Mathematics: Elementary Instruction, Music, Opera, Outdoor Education, Public Service Learning, Responsive Classrooms, Robotics, SEAL, School Lunch Program, Shared Decision Making/Goal Setting, Stages, Summer Recreation, Teachers College Reading & Writing, UPTC, and Visual Arts.

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