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GJHS Newsletter 02-02-2024

Updated: Feb 3

Week at a Glance:

Monday 2/5:

Tuesday 2/6:

  • WIDA testing group 3 in the library

  • Honor Band Concert @UNLV Ham Hall  6:00pm

Wednesday 2/7:

  • WIDA testing group 3 in the library

  • Basketball games @Schofield MS

    • Girls 4:00pm      Boys 5:15pm

Thursday 2/8:

  • WIDA testing group 4 in the library

  • Pack the Gym!  Basketball games vs Webb MS @GJHS    

    • Girls 4:00pm      Boys 5:15pm

Friday 2/9: 

Saturday 2/10:

Principal's Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

I understand why we, as parents, do not want our children leaving home without their cell phones. It's important for us to ensure their safety by giving them the means of instant communication with us throughout the day.

On the other hand, as a principal of a school, I also see, firsthand, the major disadvantages of students using their cell phones throughout the school day. Cell phone usage not only distracts students from learning, but it also affects their well-being.

According to a study in the Children and Society Journal, “Heavy cell phone use is not only correlated with bullying, it’s correlated with being bullied.” In addition, the use of cell phones to record other students is running rampant. Unfortunately, cell phones make it easy to spread instant rumors, to send hurtful texts, and to post inappropriate pictures. 

Parents, that is why we need your help. Please talk to your children about using their cell phones responsibly and remind them of our school-wide rule, which is: No cell phones in the hallways during passing periods and in their classrooms. 

Our students might be surprised to find that limiting their cell phone usage at school has benefits. As one educational leader explained to his school community,  “It would help students focus on learning and take one element of distraction out of their life at least for the times they were at school - 71/2, eight hours of freedom from having to worry about what social media was thinking, saying, doing.”

Events & Honors:

Attention all Dolphins: Beginning February 5, 2024, all students must show that they are wearing their IDs on their lanyards upon entrance to the school. Greenspun will also begin scanning your IDs in the near future. Please make sure you are dressed for success and have your IDs and lanyards worn at all times throughout the entire school day. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action including In-house.

Cheer: Congratulations to the Varsity Cheer Team.  Along with becoming Jamz Junior High National Champions, they also won Level 2 Champions.  They had the highest level 2 score out of all Elementary, Junior High, and High School teams.   These amazing athletes ended their season undefeated local and 3rd Nationally.  Way to go Dolphins! 

Cheer Clinic: Want to perform with the Greenspun National Champion Cheer Team?  Join us at our Cheer Clinic on February 10th to learn cheer skills and a routine.  You will get to perform at the February 15th basketball game.  All ages welcome.  CLICK HERE to Register!

Soccer Tryouts: Boys and Girls soccer tryouts are February 26th-28th from 2:15-3:30 pm on the school soccer field. You must have completed registration on in order to try out!

Intramural practices will be every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting Tuesday, February 6th after school from 2:15-3:30 pm. Please come dressed in school appropriate sports attire. Please bring shin guards and water.

Running Club: ATTENTION students interested in Running Club! Running Club will start on Tuesday, February 13th at 2:25 p.m. out on the grass field.  If you have already completed the Running Club form, you do not need to do another. If this is your first time coming out, please see Ms. Lopez for the permission form. This must be completed and returned before you can participate. Thanks!

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).

Valentine Roses: Student Council will be selling wooden roses starting Thursday, February 8th through Wednesday February 14th while supplies last. Roses are $1.00 each or 12 for $10.00. Proceeds will be donated to Project150. Project 150 is a local nonprofit that provides free support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students so they can remain in school, graduate, and build bright futures.

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. 

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS ARE BACK!  Do you want an easy and fun way to celebrate your child's birthday at school?  For $15, we will display a short message on the outdoor digital marquee to help celebrate the day. Additionally, a bag of treats and a personalized birthday card will be delivered to your child during the school day.  All funds raised help support Greenspun clubs and activities. CLICK HERE to submit a birthday greeting for your child!

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 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

Rave Reviews: Do you know of any CCSD employees who make a difference and are exemplary models of the District’s core values? Recognize one of our many outstanding employees for their commitment to education by submitting a RAVE (Recognize a Valued Employee) Review. CLICK HERE to submit a Rave Review! 

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be February 21 at 2:30pm.  Click here for GJHS SOT information



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