Powell to the people—Mr. John Powell, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Business, discusses with the public the 2016-17 Preliminary Working Budget at South High School on March 19.Photo reproduced by permission of Jared Leong

2016-17 Preliminary Budget: Why They Cut and Why You Should Care

By Haley Raphael When the 2016-17 Preliminary Budget for the Great Neck Public Schools was released on Feb. 29, many South High students and staff members were astonished by the proposed budget cuts. Although the district had already enacted measures to reduce the budget in past years, the 2016-17 school year will likely include cuts[…]

iWork–Freshman Hannah Weinberger utilizes an iPad she signed out from the library to complete homework. Photo taken by Haley Raphael

Powering Up the 1:1 iPad Initiative for September

by Haley Raphael Brrring. Students rush into the halls and scurry to their next classes like ants swarming a discarded piece of fruit. In the frenzy, it seems like an inevitable occurrence that at least one backpack will spill out its contents. A multitude of binders, pens, and loose paper somehow find their way onto[…]

Students Start Signing in to School with Google Classroom

By Haley Raphael It’s 2:32 p.m. One minute left of the school day. Suddenly, freshman Steven Hlampeas’ phone buzzes. He goes to check which one of his friends texted him, but it was not his friend at all: It was his teacher. Hlampeas just received a notification from his Google Classroom app saying that one[…]