Airing this June on Great Neck Public Schools TV

Airing this June on Great Neck Public Schools TV

Current programming on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) includes Student Filmmakers Showcase, South High 50th Opera Gala Celebration, North Middle Concert, North Middle Spotlight, South Middle Spotlight, and Inside the GNPS Vaults.

GNPS/TV programs are available on demand, 24/7, on the school district website at Programs can also be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Optimum Channel 75 and on Verizon Fios Channel 32. Airing times in program descriptions below are for Optimum and Verizon viewing.

Student Filmmakers Showcase

Student Filmmakers Showcase highlights short films produced, edited, and directed by middle and high school students. The showcase offers a variety of films and styles. The program is hosted by Robert Zahn, director of educational television and broadcast media.​

Student Filmmakers Showcase airs at 6 a.m., 12:30 and 7 p.m.

South High 50th Opera Gala Celebration

South High 50th Opera Gala Celebration features a ceremony that took place immediately before the Founder’s Performance of this year’s opera, Die Fledermaus, on April 13. This ceremony looks back on 50 years of outstanding opera performances at South High, including special presentations honoring the program’s founder, Diane Martindale.

This show focuses on the 50th anniversary celebration; the opera performance itself will air on GNPS/TV in the coming months.

South High 50th Opera Gala Celebration airs at 7 a.m., 1:30 and 8 p.m.

North Middle Concert

North Middle Concert was filmed during the school’s seventh and eighth-grade Spring Concert on May 15. The theme of this year’s concert was “American Music and American Composers.” The program features performances by the Chorus under the direction of Arielle Murdocco, and Band and Orchestra under the direction of Matthew Trinkwald.

North Middle Concert airs at 8 a.m., 2:30 and 9 p.m.

North Middle Spotlight

North Middle Spotlight showcases a variety of recent events at North Middle School. This edition includes the Dancing Classrooms culminating event, a montage of the two musical performances of Mary Poppins, the recognition of North Middle School students from the April Board of Education Meeting, and more.

North Middle Spotlight airs 9:30 a.m., 4 and 10:30 p.m.

South Middle Spotlight

South Middle Spotlight is a lively, magazine-format program that highlights recent events at South Middle School. This edition features Relay for Life Field Day, Global Youth Service Day activities, Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Career Day, the recognition of South Middle students from the May Board of Education Meeting, and more.

South Middle Spotlight airs at 10 a.m., 4:30 and 11 p.m.

Inside the GNPS Vaults

Inside the GNPS 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.

This edition of Inside the GNPS Vaults features a 1975 year-in-review, a 1999 Saddle Rock School ground breaking ceremony, and a 2013 North High concert to benefit Long Beach Schools following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Inside the GNPS Vaults airs at 12:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6 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, director of educational television and broadcast media, by e-mail at [email protected], and by phone at (516) 441-4676.

Submitted by Great Neck Public Schools

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