1) Board of Education Recognized by High School Students 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. As the orchestra played music from "The Garden Bed," 25 students read aloud their personal essays and a poem on the meaning of high school and as a thank you to the Board of Education. A PowerPoint presentation projected drawings, paintings, and photos by 24 student artists onto a large screen mid-stage. View times for this special Board of Education recognition are: 10 a.m., and 2, 6, and 10 p.m. 2) Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.
3) North Middle Winter Choral Concert Enjoy watching North Middle School's students perform in the Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Winter Choral Concert. Selections from the event 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," written by 10-year-old America's Got Talent Jackie Evancho; 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, with Jason Mraz's song, "I Won't Give Up"; and "Skyfall," this year's Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, from Skyfall, the 2012 James Bond film. View times are 12, 4, and 8 p.m.
4) GNPS/TV Spotlight GNPS/TV Spotlight features school news, sports, and events in a lively, magazine-format. This month's show includes stories on South High's 12 Angry Men & 12 Angry Women, Village School's Poetry and Film Night, South Middle's "Cultural Heritage Celebration," and more. Air times will be 1, 5, and 9 p.m.