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GJHS Newsletter 02-23-2024

Updated: Feb 25

Week at a Glance:

Monday 2/26:

Tuesday 2/27:

Wednesday 2/28:

Thursday 2/29:

Friday 3/1: 

Principal's Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Hey All…it's that time of year! Get ready to take a journey into a bright, happy, colorful place full of adventures, mysteries, romance, sci-fi…there is something for everyone as we celebrate the beginning of Reading Week on Monday.

Students can transport themselves into the wonderful world of books by visiting Mr. Slocum’s Book Fair in the Greenspun Library. They just have to find the right book, and then, maybe, they will love reading as much as I do. 

I tell students that I love to read because reading takes me to places that I have never been. As I turn the pages, I get to experience the lives of different characters, cultures, and time periods. I get to escape from the unending demands of reality and get lost in the exciting  journeys of characters who have to overcome challenges just like we do.

I emphasize how much we can learn from the characters that we fall in love with as we get to know them through the written word. I encourage them to keep looking until they find the right book. 

“The right book,” I explain, “will be the one that you can’t stop reading until you get to the last page. It will make you smile, cry, laugh out loud, or make you reflect about your own life decisions.”

As we celebrate Reading Week, my hope is that students will find the right book so that they will love reading as much as I do. They can begin this quest  by stopping in the library this week to browse through the many books at Mr. Slocum’s amazing book fair.

Events & Honors:

Students of the Month: Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with the Student of the month award for February:

  • Abigail Barclay

  • Lily Yeh

  • Ivan Aguilar

  • Claudia La Rotta

  • Rayce Copeman

  • Juliet Jacobi

  • Dalton Villari

  • Aaliyah Borjan

Shining Star Award: Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with the Shining Star award for January:

  • Levi Taylor

  • Michael Aronovich

  • Edward Pineda

  • Kevin Tomax

  • Gariel Lopez-Vasquez

  • Jency Nguyen

  • Arya Anikumar

  • Anistyn Earl

  • Ashlyn Zuniga

  • Camryn Schaefer

  • Ava Silander

  • Quintan Bush

  • Ian Powell

  • Aiden Torjman

  • Grace Ermi

  • Alexis Coleman

  • Gunner Beranek

  • Andrew Haines

  • James Salvo

  • Brynn Sager

  • Bella Denman

  • Brooklyn Cerullo

  • Princeton Tyler

  • Logan Taylor

  • Juliette Hemmer

  • Kelly Rodriguez

Greenspun JHS Reading Week: Greenspun will celebrate Reading Week Feb. 26 - March 1 with lots of fun activities, contests, dress-up days, and the Spring Book Fair!  Parents, please CLICK HERE to volunteer at the Spring Book Fair! 

NAEP Testing: Greenspun Junior High School selected eighth-grade students will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. The students will participate in a math or reading assessment that takes about 120 minutes, which includes transition time, directions, and completion of survey questions. Your child's grades will not be affected. Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question. While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education.

For more information about NAEP survey questions, please visit under the section "What Questions Are on the Test?"

IDs/Lanyards: Dolphins have been doing an amazing job having their IDs/lanyards on throughout the entire school day for the safety of all at Greenspun. Effective 2024-2025, all CCSD schools will be mandating IDs/Lanyards. Parents, please continue to ensure that all students have their IDs/Lanyards on before leaving home.

Tardy Progressive Discipline Effective Quarter 4: Beginning Quarter 4, Monday, March 18,  2024, Greenspun will utilize the following progressive discipline model for tardies for each individual class.



Tardy 1

Tardy 2

Warning and Discussion of Expectations

Tardy 3

Final Warning and Teacher Contacts Parent

Tardy 4

Tardy 5

Lunch Detention Issued By Teacher

Tardy 6

Tardy 7

After School Detention Issued By Teacher

Tardy 8

In-House and Required Parent Conference (RPC)

Lost and Found: All unclaimed items in the lost and found in the Student Success Center and Cafeteria will be donated at the end of Quarter 3.

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.

Color Guard: Congratulations to the GJHS Color Guard for placing 2nd in the junior high division at their first competition at Clark High School. Wish the team luck as they compete again on Saturday Feb. 24 at Desert Pines High school starting at 10:00am.

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. 

Artist Spotlight: Artwork from Ms. Reusch's art classroom.

Absence notes: Parents, please submit absence notes within three days, by clicking on the Attendance icon on our home page at

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: 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! 

CCSD Student Code of Conduct: Parents, please CLICK HERE to view the CCSD Student Code of Conduct

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be March 26 at 2:30pm.  Click here for GJHS SOT information



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