Week at a Glance:
NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
Shining Star awards in the library
Basketball games @Del Webb MS BOYS: 4:00 GIRLS: 5:15 Full schedule
Student of the month awards in the library
UPDATED: Basketball games @Greenspun JHS BOYS: 4:00 GIRLS: 5:15 Full schedule
As students complete the third week of the third quarter, it is important to remember that missing assignments are detrimental to their learning, as well as to their grades. It is also imperative to remind them that late work must be submitted within five days of the assignment’s due date, or the “Missing” will convert to a zero.
Researcher Marvin Byrd explains, “Missing assignments threaten student achievement because it’s hard for a teacher to give proper feedback.” In addition, students miss opportunities to master the material, and they become overwhelmed because they fall behind in their classes.
Parents, I encourage you to monitor both their Infinite Campus and Canvas classes and to remind them how important it is to complete their assignments on time. As educational experts report, “One good way to help students succeed is to track and review their progress over time.”
Both you and their teachers can use these progress checks to work together to develop an educational plan that assists your children in becoming a successful learner.
In addition, forming partnerships between home and school gives us valuable opportunities to collaborate for the benefits of our students. Together, we can have meaningful conversations and provide them with instructional support, as well as the encouragement they need for academic achievement and their overall well being.
Events & Honors:
CCSD Middle School Honor Band: Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the CCSD Middle School Honor Band! This is an audition based group that is challenging to make. We are so proud of all of our band students who auditioned! Congratulations!
Mary Afework- Flute, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone!
Leo Beirac- Bass Clarinet
Everett Brown- Clarinet
Sophia Puente- Clarinet
Genesis Gutierrez- Clarinet
Juliet Arias- Clarinet
Ben Swenson- Clarinet
Haylee Marshall- Alto Saxophone
Aiden Torjman- Tenor Saxophone
Maddie D'Alliegro- Baritone Saxophone and Clarinet
Kolton Heiss- Trumpet
Chloe Christensen- Trumpet
Alex Sanchez- 1st Chair Euphonium! and Trombone
Leonel Borjon- Tuba
Nathan Login- Tuba
Drake Patlingrao- Percussion
Gus Helmink- Percussion
Jonny Mims- Percussion
Nico Camuso- Percussion
Valentine’s Dance: Student Council is hosting a Valentine's Dance on Wednesday, February 14th from 2:11 to 3:15. Tickets will be available to purchase through the Banker starting February 1st. Last day to purchase a dance ticket is Tuesday, February 13th by 2:30pm. Tickets are $5.00 each. No cell phone use in the cafeteria during the dance. In order for students to attend the dance they must remain free from SSC infractions (In House or Suspension).
8th Grade Disneyland Trip: Click below for more information!
WIDA Testing: WIDA testing will be administered January 30 through February 16 to qualifying English language learners. Please contact Mr. Slocum in the library if you have any questions.
Webstore: The GJHS webstore will be down through the end of January for service and software upgrades. ALL payments would need to be made directly to the Banker’s office in cash only. Communication will be sent to all Greenspun families once the newly upgraded webstore system is available.
Cheer: Support your Cheerleader Champions before they leave for NCA Nationals in Dallas, TX!
8th Grade Panoramic Photo: The 8th Grade Panoramic photo will be on Monday, January 29th in the gym.
Coronado HS AP Academic Night: Coronado HS is having an AP Academic Night on Wednesday, 1/24 at Coronado HS at 6pm in their theater for all Greenspun students who are zoned for Coronado next school year. Please visit the Coronado HS website for more information.
GVHS Preview Night: ATTENTION 8th GRADE STUDENTS: Green Valley High School Gator Preview Night is just around the corner, (January 30). Be sure to mark it down on your calendar.
School IDs and Lanyards: As part of Greenspun’s school-wide safety plan, students must wear their school IDs and lanyards daily. No students will be admitted to class without them. Students who forgot or lost either of these items, can purchase them in The Student Success Office or Library before or after school, as well as during their lunch period.
Since the school’s web store is currently unavailable, students will have to pay with cash. The cost is $1.00 for each item. Students who do not have an ID and lanyard will receive instruction in our In-House program until they are able to obtain their IDs and/or lanyard.
Please contact the office if you have questions or concerns.
Absence notes: Parents, please submit absence notes within three days, by clicking on the Attendance icon on our home page at greenspunjhs.com.
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 the office for assistance.
SafeVoice: SafeVoice is an anonymous tip report system with live response 24/7/365. Safevoice (SV) includes and goes beyond bullying to create an anonymous way to also report threats of school violence and friends at risk of suicide, self-harm, drugs and more. CLICK HERE to submit a report
School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be January 24 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.
Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano