GJHS Newsletter 10-13-2023
Updated: Oct 15
Week at a Glance:
8th grade PSAT Practice Day
Flag Football @Greenspun VS. White MS GIRLS: 4:00PM BOYS: 5:15PM
Shining Star Awards ceremony in the library
Flag Football @Schofield JHS GIRLS: 4:00PM BOYS: 5:15PM
Student of the Month ceremony in the library
8th grade magnet school assembly
The Power of Being Prepared
I think it’s safe to assume that we all like to be successful. As adults, we know that success just doesn’t happen. It is something that requires a plan, and a plan requires preparation.
Although some of you may be blessed with those organized children who plan better than most adults, some of us aren’t. If only we could convince our children how important it is to be prepared.
As Alexander Graham Bell said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Being prepared can change our day from a series of stressful mishaps to calmness and productivity. Being prepared gives us the opportunity to succeed in accomplishing our goals.
Now, all we have to do is convince our children that they can be more successful if they come to school prepared each day. Walking into their classes on time with a charged Chromebook, school supplies, and their IDs and lanyards allows students to begin each class on a positive note. It allows them to keep up with instruction, complete assignments, and score higher on assessments.
But, most importantly, students will see first-hand that the rewards of proper preparation is success.
Events & Honors:
Spelling Bee Semifinalists: Congratulations to 7th grader Julien Lingat and 8th grader Red Raven Vales for advancing to the semifinal round of the Clark County School District Spelling Bee! Julien and Red both placed in the top 15 spellers in their respective grade levels across the entire school district, and will participate in the semifinal round, which will be filmed at KLVX PBS Channel 10 on Wednesday, November 15. We are extremely proud of you!
Sea Camp: GJHS is going to Sea Camp San Diego March 22-24, 2024! The time has finally arrived! It is now time to complete your eligibility forms for the Sea Camp field trip. You will need to get a behavior clearance from the Student Success Center and a grade clearance from the Registrar before making your $75 non-refundable payment with the banker. Once this is completed, you will need to visit the science teachers before school in the 100's hallway on Thursday, October 19th. You will then be approved to fill out your registration forms with Sea Camp and to confirm your place as there are only 50 seats available. See your science teacher for a packet if you need one. Check out seacamp.com!
Dolphin Sticker: We are so excited to announce the return of the Dolphin Sticker! These are awarded to all students with Straight Os for the first quarter grading cycle. These allow students privileges such as the Straight O lunch, a special treat, and going to sporting events without a parent present. We congratulate these students and are so very proud of you.
A reminder for students without dolphin stickers: you must have a parent present to attend all Greenspun sporting events. Thank you for your cooperation.
PSAT testing: Eighth graders will take the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. This year, the College Board implemented a mandatory Digital Readiness Check to familiarize eighth-grade students with the Bluebook testing application, confirm their personal information, and verify that Chromebooks are ready for the test day.
The Digital Readiness Check will be on Monday, October 16, during the first-period class and should only take 30 minutes.
The school will not participate in a modified bell schedule on both days. However, we will have a grade-level lunch on October 18, PSAT 8/9 test day. Please review the lunch schedule:
1st lunch - 7th graders
2nd lunch - 8th graders
3rd lunch - 6th graders
Cheer: GJHS Cheer Clinic for all ages is Saturday, October 21st from 8am-12pm, with a performance at the Monday, October 23rd half time. CLICK HERE to Register today to get a cheer shirt!
The Greenspun varsity cheerleaders are hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee's on Sunset and Stephanie on November 12 from 8am to 10am. The cost is $10 per person. The cheerleaders will be the hosts and servers for the event. Please see Ms. Hood, Mrs. Zuniga, or any cheerleader to purchase tickets.
Girls Soccer: The girls soccer team will be selling Halloween themed wristbands at lunch this month for October! If you would like to buy a wristband to support your girl's soccer team, they are being sold for $1! If you buy a wristband for $2, you can pick out of the mystery box for a spooky surprise! If you missed buying a wristband at lunch, look for Ms. Sakola in the quad on Fridays after the 2:11 bell!
SECTA Field Trip Opportunity: Greenspun JHS is excited to announce an opportunity for our 8th Grade females to visit SECTA. SECTA has partnered with Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department of the Clark County School District to promote #GirlsinSTEM, an event providing middle school girls with technology and STEM experiences as they relate to current in-demand careers in Nevada. Participants will explore a variety of technology related career opportunities such as graphic design, information technology management, digital photography, engineering, animation, and more. Students will attend these sessions and participate in hands-on activities to help build their confidence and familiarity with technology and STEM careers. Lunch will also be provided for the students. This event will take place on November 17, 2023, from approximately 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at SECTA High School. If you are interested please contact the 8th Grade Counselor at email@example.com. We will be limited to 30 students, so participation will be based on order of students’ response.
Artist Spotlight: Discovering Surrealist Art In our exciting journey through art history, students delved into the captivating world of Surrealism, a prominent art movement of the 20th century. With the goal of accurately describing three key facts about this influential movement, our budding artists explored the dreamlike, fantastical works of Surrealist artists. They delved into the realm of LINE and SHAPE, mastering the art of sketching composite animals comprised of two distinct creatures. The use of CROSS-HATCHING added depth, IMPLIED TEXTURE, and CONTRAST to their creations. Moreover, students embarked on a COLLAGE adventure, learning to cut and arrange various elements of their compositions to achieve BALANCE and bring their surreal visions to life. Through this exploration, our students have gained valuable insights into Surrealism's unique characteristics, enhancing their artistic skills and creativity.
— Ms. Reusch, Art teacher
Magnet School Choice Fair: Saturday October 14, Las Vegas Academy 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Homework Club: Homework club is now available to all students for math and English language arts! Please see the Clubs & Activities page of our website for club times and locations!
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!
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
School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be November 8 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.
Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.
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Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano