Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
Programs on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) beginning March 15 will present tributes to our Board of Education and to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the North Middle’s Choral Concert, and a limited look at performing and cultural arts in our schools. Details follow.
Each year, in conjunction with the New York State School Boards Recognition Week, the Board of Education is uniquely recognized by our students. This year, students from North and South High Schools and the Village School performed “The Garden Bed,” an original choral/instrumental piece with music by North High music teacher Roger Ames and words by North High principal Bernard Kaplan. It was performed by a 73-member choir and orchestra, under the direction of South High music teacher Michael Schwartz. View times for this special Board of Education recognition are: 10 a.m., and 2, 6 and 10 p.m.
South High School’s annual assembly program on diversity and unity celebrates the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This inspiring event is reflective of Dr. King’s words that people be judged not by “the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. Featured at South High’s program are poetry readings, skits, music, dance, and song.
This program will air at 11 a.m., and at 3 and 7 p.m.
North Middle School’s students perform in the Seventh-and Eighth-Grade Winter Choral Concert. Selections include: “Bonse Aba,” a traditional Zambian folk song; “Rhapsody,” with text by poet William Braithwaite; “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”; “Nella Fantasia” (“In My Fantasy”); “Dream With Me”; the Beatles’ song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”; Joseph Haydn’s “Gloria In Excelsis”; from the TV series, Glee, an original song, “Light Up the World”; and a musical comedy skit number, My Sha-La La La Locker’s Stuck. Two highlights were a PowerPoint presentation dedicated to the victims of hurricane Sandy. View times 12, 4 and 8 p.m.
GNPS/TV Spotlight features school news, sports and events in a magazine-format. This month’s show includes stories on South High’s 12 Angry Men & 12 Angry Women, North High’s Urinetown–The Musical, South Middle’s Cultural Heritage Celebration and more. Air times 1, 5 and 9.
GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the school district. Programs are student-produced and can be seen in the villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32. Selected programs can be seen on Cablevision Channel 20, Sunday, 4:30–6:30 p.m.