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GJHS Newsletter 1-13-2023

Week at a Glance:

Monday 1/16:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No School

Tuesday 1/17:

  • Shining Star Awards recognition

  • Basketball Games vs. Silvestri at Greenspun: 4:00 pm boys; 5:15 pm girls

Wednesday 1/18:

Thursday 1/19:

  • Student of the Month awards ceremony

  • Green Valley HS Performing Arts Road Show

  • Basketball Games vs. Del Webb at Del Webb: 4:00 pm boys; 5:15 pm girls

Friday 1/20:

  • Flannel Friday!

Events & Honors:

Grading Policy Community Meeting: Greenspun JHS will hold a community meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 5 PM, in the Little Theater to share grading expectations and information regarding Regulation 5121, Student Progress: Grading (Grades Kindergarten through Twelve). We hope you can join us!

Welcome to Greenspun, Mr. Cooper! Please welcome Mr. Patrick Cooper to the Greenspun family as our new Chromebook SBT! Students can get assistance with their Chromebooks, passwords, and other technology help from Mr. Cooper at the Chromebook Help Desk in room 302 every day!

Mr. Cooper Chromebook SBT

8th Grade Panoramic Photo: The 8th grade panoramic photo will be taken on Monday, January 30th.

Summer Acceleration: Greenspun JHS is excited to welcome the return of our Summer Acceleration program! This year it will be held from May 30th through June 16th. Interested families may fill out the Google Form here. Please note: this form is so we are able to send you information in the future and does not sign your child up for Summer Acceleration.

Heart of Education Award: Nominate your favorite Greenspun teacher for the 2023 Heart of Education Award! This is a wonderful award through CCSD and the Smith Center to recognize our fantastic educators. Click on this link and fill out the form by Friday, January 20th, 2023.

Congratulations to CCSD Honor Band: This past Saturday, 33 of our Greenspun Band students auditioned for the CCSD Honor Bands. This is a very prestigious event that had 380 students audition from around the school district. We received the results this weekend and 27 of our students were selected to participate! Mr. Martinez is incredibly proud of all of the students who auditioned this weekend. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our program! This is a record year for our school. Please congratulate the following students:

  • Mary Afework- 3rd chair overall Flute!

  • Henry Lindgren-Flute

  • Sophia Delligati-Flute

  • Helen Pease-Byron-Flute

  • Justin Dempster-4th Chair overall Clarinet!

  • Juliet Arias-Clarinet

  • Madysen D'Alliegro- Clarinet

  • Everett Brown-Clarinet

  • Katie Rodriguez- Clarinet

  • Mikayla Halter- Clarinet

  • Sophia Puente- Clarinet

  • Evelyn Robbins- 4th Chair Overall Horn!

  • Allison Wade- Horn

  • Devin Bodily- 1st Chair Overall Trumpet!

  • Paige Tassin- 1st Chair Overall Trombone!

  • Elijah Coronado- Trombone

  • Mallory Soltero- Trombone

  • Isaac Rosenberg- 1st Chair Overall Euphonium!

  • Kane Peterson- 2nd Chair Overall Euphonium!

  • Symphony Mello- 3rd Chair Overall Euphonium!

  • Alex Sanchez- 5th Chair Overall Euphonium!

  • Sean Taylor- 2nd Chair Overall Tuba!

  • Jonah Mancuso- 5th Chair Overall Tuba!

  • Max Solomon- 5th Chair Overall Percussion!

  • Anna Swenson- 6th Chair Overall Percussion

  • Gus Helmink- Percussion

  • Raiden Drake Patlingrao- Percussion

Boys 6th Grade Basketball: Greenspun boys basketball 6th grade NYS team is playing this Saturday 1/14 at 4pm, 1/21 at 11am, 1/28 at 10am, 2/4 at 1pm and 2/11 at 3pm, 2/18 at 11am. All games are played at Donald Reynold Boys and Girls Club: 2980 Robindale Rd Henderson, NV 89074. Come out to support our 6th grade boys team!

Volleyball: Boys and Girls Volleyball will be starting in Spring 2023. Please go to to fill out all of the proper paperwork to be on the inaugural season.

Cheer: Wish the Greenspun cheerleaders luck as they compete January 21 at Spring Valley High School and defend their national title January 27 and 28 at the Orleans Arena.

Soccer: Boys and girls interested in playing soccer this Spring, please go to to register and get physical information. You will not be permitted to tryout without both fully completed. More information and intramural dates to come after winter break. Please see Coach Sakola or Coach Flickinger for additional information.

Homework Club: For the Month of January Homework Club will be in the following rooms starting Monday January 9th:

  • Monday and Tuesday with Mrs. Watson room 135 for 7th & 8th Graders

  • Wednesday and Thursday with Mrs. Heywood room 133 for 6th - 8th Graders

A Note from the Attendance Office: Please be sure to submit all absence notes within 3 days of your student's return to school. Go to On the front page, scroll down and click on the Attendance Icon. There you will fill out the form with the student's name and information and submit. Submitting the absence notes in a timely manner will prevent the absences from becoming truancies. Please check the Attendance Policy located on the website under Parents for any questions you may have. Only a Parent or Guardian's submission will be accepted. Thank you.

Annual Shoe Drive: The return of the Annual Greenspun Athletic Shoe Drive is just around the corner, February 6-10! Donations of gently worn used or new athletic shoes will be accepted each morning in the quad or at the front of the school. It's a great time to go through your closets, gather up no longer needed sneakers (any type) or cleats, and bring them in. The sneakers that we collect will help raise money to support programs here at Greenspun AND will help our environment by keeping sneakers out of landfills.

Dolphin Cards: SAVE DATE! Students who earned Straight O's for Quarter 2 (these students currently have the 3rd quarter stickers on their school ID's) will be celebrating their Outstanding Citizenship on February 10th during all three lunches. You must be wearing your school ID and sticker to particpate. Thanks for being so wonderful, and we look forward to seeing you next month. If you have any additional questions, please see Ms. Lopez.

Straight O Students: Congratulations to our newest group of students who earned straight Os during the second quarter! They have earned such privileges as going to sporting events without a parent/guardian, playing 4 square the last 10 minutes of lunch, names on the announcements, a “beat the line” pass for lunch once per quarter, an ice cream party, and more!

Home Games for Basketball: A friendly reminder: students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all home basketball games. If your child has a current dolphin sticker with the number 3 on it, they may attend without a parent or guardian. Admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults.

Running Club: Running Club is BACK! We will start on Tuesday, January 24th in Room 211 from 2:20 p.m - 3:10 pm. If you are a returning runner you do not need to complete a permission slip. If you are just joining, you will need to see Ms. Lopez for a Running Club Permission slip. All permissions slips need to be completed and signed by your parent/guardian before you can start to attend. Thanks, and look forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Knit Wits Knitting Club: Knit Wits Club is back for 2023, and we are working on the purl stitch, scarves, hats, and a club quilt! Come every Thursday after school (until 3:15) to have some fun!

Yearbook: This is your last chance to order a yearbook! The last day to purchase a yearbook is January 27, 2023! Don't wait and miss out on a chance to save this year's memories. Order your yearbook now!

8th grade farewell ads are now on sale! Yearbooks are more than just a history of your child's school year- give your child's yearbook something special. Recognize your 8th grade graduate with a farewell ad! Ads can be purchased and created at Offer expires January 13, 2022.

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 Stephany Blanco, office manager, or Mr. Slocum, school librarian, for assistance.

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.

Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.

Greenspun Gallery:

Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano



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