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GJHS Newsletter 08-11-2023

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

Week at a Glance:

Monday 8/14:

Tuesday 8/15:

Wednesday 8/16:

  • ELA MAP testing

  • Math MAP testing

Thursday 8/17:

  • Math MAP testing

  • NO Library Club

Friday 8/18:

  • Math MAP testing


Principal's Message:

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Hello Parents,

I just want to celebrate a successful first week of school! I loved seeing smiling, but sleepy, students walk through our doors on the first day of school. Hopefully, they will adjust to their new sleep schedule soon.

Although it was hectic, we worked as a team to resolve daily issues that normally occur during the beginning of the year. I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our students, staff, and parents for their patience and flexibility as everyone assisted students in settling into their new routines.

Your child's safety is our number one priority, so we are asking for your patience and cooperation when dropping off or picking up your child.

Cones are placed at the top of the school driveway from 1:50 pm - 2:20 PM in order to allow students to safely cross the parking lot without the worry of approaching traffic.

In addition, please help us to keep our students safe and avoid traffic accidents and tickets.

Refrain from…

  • illegal u-turns in the middle of Valle Verde in front of the school

  • illegal turning in gated community entrances

  • Illegal parking in the fire lane adjacent to the sports field

If you are picking up a child in the back of the school, you must wait for all buses to leave before you exit the parking lot and be aware that it is a right turn only onto Valle Verde.

I know that we all share a common goal—that is to keep our students safe as they travel to and from school. Therefore, I am asking you, our school community, to follow proper traffic protocols and exercise patience as you drop off and pick up your child each day.


Events & Honors:

MAP Testing: Greenspun JHS students will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet on August 14 through 25 . MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

We are excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit

School Performance Plan Act 1: Greenspun JHS School Performance Plan is viewable on the school’s website by clicking on the "Plans of Operation" icon. The plan identifies goals, measurable objectives, and action steps designed to increase the achievement of all students. Annual plans are prepared in compliance with the Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 385.357.

Boba Fridays! Get your Boba Fix during all three lunches starting this Friday, August 18, and every Friday to support your Greenspun Robotics Program! Indulge in delicious 20-ounce Boba teas available for just $5 during lunch on Fridays. Choose from mouthwatering flavors like Oreo Bubble, Strawberry Bubble, or Ube. Enjoy this refreshing Friday treat and help us fund our robotics program.

Flag Football: Are you interested in playing boys or girls flag football? Come to open field on August 9th, 10th, and 11th from 2:30-3:30. This is an open informational session and workout for players of all skill levels. Tryouts will be held on Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th. You must create an account at and fill out ALL the forms. This includes getting a physical evaluation, which must be conducted by a physician, prior to attending tryouts. Players who have not been marked complete on Register My Athlete will not be allowed to try out. Please see Mr. David Jackson if you have any questions.

The Greenspun Cheerleaders had an awesome summer at the USA Cheer Camp. They learned cheers, dances, and stunts. Congratulations to Ashlyn Z, Chloe F, Liam R, Brooklyn C, Chloe C, Saniyah L and Summer B for making the USA All American Cheer Squad. We are looking forward to a great season. Go Dolphins!

Mr. Hergenrader would like to congratulate all of his students from last school year on achieving 70% proficiency on the English SBAC test!! He is extremely proud of you!

Colorguard: Looking for a fun and exciting after school program? Colorguard could be for you.

Birthday Greetings: 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!

Attendance Office: Please be sure to submit your child’s absences within 3 days by going to the Attendance Icon and filling out the form.

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.

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be August 23 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.

Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.


Greenspun Gallery — First Day of School!

Photos courtesy of the Yearbook Publications class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano


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