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GJHS Newsletter 03-01-2024

Updated: Mar 3

Week at a Glance:


Monday 3/4:

  • CCSD Advanced Orchestra Festival @UNLV


Tuesday 3/5:

  • NAEP testing in the library

  • CCSD Advanced Orchestra Festival @UNLV


Wednesday 3/6:

  • CCSD Advanced Orchestra Festival @UNLV


Thursday 3/7:



Friday 3/8:

  • Final day of the 3rd quarter


SPRING BREAK: March 9 - 17 (classes resume March 18)



Principal's Message


Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Bicycle Safety 

Parents, please remind your children how important it is to follow bicycle safety rules. Oftentimes, I think that students are clueless to the dangers of reckless bike riding. 

When I see or hear that students are riding recklessly, I will remind them that a bicycle is a vehicle, and they are the drivers so they have to follow traffic rules. And then I will  make a phone call home so you can reiterate the same message. 

Please, please, please  encourage your children to obey all traffic regulations when riding to and from school. If they are not sure what those regulations are, I have included a list of common road rules from https://kidshealth.org/ that you can review with your teens.


What Road Rules Should I Know?

  • Always ride with your hands on the handlebars.

  • Always stop and check for traffic in both directions when leaving a driveway, an alley, or a curb.

  • Cross at intersections. When you pull out between parked cars, drivers can't see you coming.

  • Walk your bike across busy intersections using the crosswalk and following traffic signals.

  • Ride on the right-hand side of the street, so you travel in the same direction as cars do. 

  • Use bike lanes wherever you can.

  • Don't ride too close to parked cars. Doors can open suddenly.

  • Stop at all stop signs and obey traffic (red) lights just as cars do.

  • Ride single-file on the street with friends.

  • When passing other bikers or people on the street, always pass to their left side, and call out "On your left!" so they know that you are coming.


Most importantly, we must continue to remind our children that riding a bike is a responsibility they need to take seriously because their safety is our number one priority. 





Events & Honors:


Vegas Golden Knights Teacher Leader: Congratulations to Karen Geiger for being chosen as a Las Vegas Golden Knights Teacher Leader!  Karen received $1000 for classroom needs; she will be featured at the Golden Knights hockey game next Saturday, and she will even get to ride on the zamboni at the game!  Congratulations, Mrs. Geiger! 




Welcome New Staff Members: Welcome to Kim Hoffert, the newest member of our Greenspun family!  Mrs. Hoffert has filled the English vacancy, and comes to us with seven years of experience in CCSD.  Mrs. Hoffert describes herself as “friendly, enthusiastic, and passionate about learning!”  Her goal as a teacher is to see each student succeed to their fullest potential. 



⭐Staff Member of the Month⭐: Allie McIlroy

"Allie does ALL the planning for ELA 7, taught newspaper, coached flag football, and is now going to teach history!" - Tiffany Petty

"Allie does so much for me and our reading team. She is always going above and beyond to create the lesson plans and materials for the week. She is a data queen and her brain is working at max capacity even with two littles at home. I commend her greatly for everything she does for me and this school!!!" - Chloe Runco


⭐Support Staff Member of the Month⭐: Kenna Dunner

Ms. Dunner is a force in the Autism Program! She is here early every day and gives support to every kid that needs it. An amazing coworker too!  - Brandi Morris



Student Handbook: The Student Handbook has been revised and updated!  Please view our new and improved student handbook on our website: https://www.greenspunjhs.com/student-handbook


Color Guard: Congratulations to the color guard for getting first place at their competition on Saturday. They will be competing again this weekend at Sunrise Mountain HS. Doors open at 11am.



STUCO: Thank you for purchasing roses and supporting Greenspun Student Council during Valentine's week. $818.75 was raised and will be donated to Project 150. 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. www.project150.org



8th Grade Disneyland Trip: Attention all 8th Grade Students! We need more 8th grade students to attend the 8th Grade Disneyland trip. If we can't get enough students we will have to cancel the trip. We have now made the trip longer! you get to stay and enjoy the park for the whole day! The bus will now depart at 12am instead of 7pm, arriving around 4:30am on Sunday, 5/12/24. This gives 8th grade students more time to experience both parks with their friends. Applications available in the back office. Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 8th, with a $100 deposit, or full amount of $285.00. 75 spots available!





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


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






Greenspun Gallery:

Thank you to everyone who helped make GJHS Reading Week 2024 a success! Thank you to the teachers and staff for promoting and participating all of the fun events, dress-up days, contests, fundraisers, and activities throughout the week! Thank you to the parent volunteers for the most generous gift of your time to help with our Book Fair! Thank you to our admin team for your support and and trust! Thank you to the students for your smiles, your excitement, and for being the reason that we love what we do! And most of all, thank you to my sweet daughter, Annabelle, for being the voice of encouragement for one of our most revered values in education, and in life— READING!! Keep Reading, everyone.





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