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GJHS Newsletter 01-06-2023

Week at a Glance:

Monday 1/9:

  • Panorama Student Survey in Advisory Classes

Tuesday 1/10:

Wednesday 1/11:

  • Home basketball game vs. White: 4:00 boys; 5:15 girls

Thursday 1/12:

  • Home basketball games vs. Miller: 4:00 boys; 5:15 girls

Friday 1/13:

Principal’s Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Standing Together in the Rain

As I stood outside after school yesterday, enjoying the rarity of a Henderson rain shower, it reminded me that the start of a New Year is a great time for new beginnings. Most of us are quick to make New Year Resolutions, but the question is…how realistic are those resolutions, and how many have we kept throughout the year?

Perhaps, we are going about it all wrong. Instead of telling myself, for example, that I will not eat a chocolate bar until next year as I reach for one in my candy bowl, I am going to take on the persona of the rain and wash away those things that are a hindrance to my peace, my joy, and my success. Like the rain, we can wash those obstacles through the gutters and watch them disappear.

According to several surveys, only 10% of those who make resolutions for the new year actually accomplish them. So how can we help to increase that percentage for our children and ourselves?

This is a new year and a new semester, so why not think in terms of goals? We can begin by having honest conversations with our children. We certainly have high expectations of them, but what do they expect of us, and how are we helping or hindering them in achieving their goals?

Sometimes we ask our children to be accountable without reflecting and communicating the same for ourselves. If we can make that magical time to really listen to our children, then we can set our goals together, share our progress, revamp what isn’t working, and celebrate our success.

Just think how meaningful it would be to stand together in the rain and wave goodbye to those obstacles that held us back in 2022, as we begin a new and positive journey in 2023.

Events & Honors:

Lady Dolphins Basketball: Congratulations to the Greenspun Lady Dolphins basketball team for finishing in 3rd place of the New Year’s Showdown basketball tournament: Mary Sarnelli, Malia Ortiz, Leah Caputo, Payton Colbrook, Ryssa Mason, Kyleah Merrill, Gracen Pettitt, Brooke Beranek, Jayla Elfberg, Kloe Abdalla, Tabitha Bwakamba, Mila Vidacic, Mia Ayala, Zykira Robinson, Kallie Mckenzie, Isidora Jefic

Home Games for Basketball: A friendly reminder: students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all home basketball games. If your child has a current dolphin sticker with the number 3 on it, they may attend without a parent or guardian. Admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults.

Homework Club: For the Month of January Homework Club will be in the following rooms starting Monday January 9th:

  • Monday and Tuesday with Mrs. Watson room 135 for 7th & 8th Graders

  • Wednesday and Thursday with Mrs. Heywood room 133 for 6th - 8th Graders

A Note from the Attendance Office: Please be sure to submit all absence notes within 3 days of your student's return to school. Go to On the front page, scroll down and click on the Attendance Icon. There you will fill out the form with the student's name and information and submit. Submitting the absence notes in a timely manner will prevent the absences from becoming truancies. Please check the Attendance Policy located on the website under Parents for any questions you may have. Only a Parent or Guardian's submission will be accepted. Thank you.

Jedi Academy Club: The Jedi Academy will have its first meeting of 2023 next Wednesday, 1/11, after school in room 338. May the Force be with you!

Cheer: The Greenspun cheerleaders are about to begin their competition season. Wish them luck as they compete January 7 at Desert Oasis High School, and January 21 at Spring Valley High School, and defend their national title January 27 and 28 at the Orleans Arena.

Soccer: Boys and girls interested in playing soccer this Spring, please go to to register and get physical information. You will not be permitted to tryout without both fully completed. More information and intramural dates to come after winter break. Please see Coach Sakola or Coach Flickinger for additional information.

Colorguard: GJHS Colorguard sincerely appreciates donations that help to make our program successful! Please consider donating on our webstore to provide our team with equipment and opportunities to perform! Color Guard is also selling HOT CHOCOLATE after school every Monday and Friday. CLICK HERE to donate today!

Knit Wits Knitting Club: Knit Wits Club is back for 2023, and we are working on the purl stitch, scarves, hats, and a club quilt! Come every Thursday after school (until 3:15) to have some fun!

CCSD Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Maddoxx Egnor and Julien Lingat for advancing to the CCSD Final Spelling Bee. CLICK HERE to view the competition as aired on Vegas PBS.

Yearbook: This is your last chance to order a yearbook! The last day to purchase a yearbook is January 27, 2023! Don't wait and miss out on a chance to save this year's memories. Order your yearbook now!

8th grade farewell ads are now on sale! Yearbooks are more than just a history of your child's school year- give your child's yearbook something special. Recognize your 8th grade graduate with a farewell ad! Ads can be purchased and created at Offer expires January 13, 2022.

Infinite Campus Parent portal/Student portal: Parents, please continue to monitor your child’s grades in Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need an activation code, please contact Stephany Blanco, office manager, or Mr. Slocum, school librarian, for assistance.

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.

Straight O Students: Congratulations to our newest group of students who earned straight Os during the second quarter! They have earned such privileges as going to sporting events without a parent/guardian, playing 4 square the last 10 minutes of lunch, names on the announcements, a “beat the line” pass for lunch once per quarter, an ice cream party, and more!

Greenspun Gallery:

2022 Holiday Assembly photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano

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