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GJHS Newsletter 10-26-2023

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Week at a Glance:


Monday 10/30:

  • Flag Football Games vs. Mannion @Greenspun: GIRLS: 3:30pm; BOYS: 4:45pm

Tuesday 10/31:

  • Costume Dress-up Day & Contest!

  • Straight O’s Ice cream party!

  • Dolphin Days!

Wednesday 11/1:

  • STUCO visit to NV SPCA

Thursday 11/2:


Friday 11/3:



Principal’s Message


Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Dealing with unexpected challenges is a test of one’s character, and the past two weeks, both students and staff had no idea that they would sign into their Google accounts and see the “Access Denied” message flash across their screens.


As they frantically made several unsuccessful attempts to sign in, Panic and Frustration lurked behind them chanting gleefully, “Ha Ha, Ha - No Google, no Canvas, no emails - now what are you going to do?”


“Let me answer that question,” the teachers replied as they whipped out their materials and began teaching LIKE IT WAS 1999. Notes on the board, pencils and paper on hand, the teachers kept teaching, and the students continued to learn as they engaged in activities free from technology.


Both students and teachers halted Panic and Frustration in their tracks as they demonstrated their ability to overcome an unexpected challenge. In true superhero fashion, they turned “Access Denied” into “We’ve Got This,” as they successfully immersed themselves into the old-school world of 1999!






Events & Honors:


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

  • Rodessa Aiono

  • Braden Bauer

  • Bella Denman

  • Aaliyah Dias-Thompson

  • Lucio Rodriguez-Jurado

  • Jesse Sinclair

  • Rafayal Sokar



Shining Star Awards: Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with the Shining Star award for October:

  • Kaia Cress

  • Regan Flowers

  • Jack Gallegos

  • Logan Gresser

  • Claudia La Rotta

  • Jaylon Mitchell

  • Semia Monem

  • Jazmon Pena

  • Jesse Sinclair

  • Sophia Steinborn

  • Cassandra Tamasa

  • Adrian Taylor

  • Brennus Thaler

  • Susan Tulley

  • William Valley

  • Dalton Villari

  • Emerson Walker

  • Kendall Washington

  • Alexis Yee


ATTENTION Straight "O" Students: it's time for your Ice Cream Celebration! We will be celebrating you on October 31st during your lunch. Students must be wearing their ID"s with the Quarter 2 sticker. The location will be between the Library and the cafeteria. You will need to get your treat before you enter the lunch room. CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are proud of YOU! If you have any questions, please see Ms. Lopez.


Technology Update: All student passwords should be reset at this time, and all students should be able to access their coursework in Canvas. Students should reset their passwords again at myaccount.ccsd.net as soon as possible to ensure that they have access to Infinite Campus Portal, and also to ensure that their account remains activated. If students do not reset their passwords at myaccount.ccsd.net, their accounts may be inactivated by CCSD.



Safe Routes to School: Parents, please take a moment and complete the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) survey regarding your students' mode of travel to and from school. The survey is for parents with students in grades K-12. If you have more than one child in the Clark County School District (CCSD), attending the same school, please complete one survey only for the eldest student in each school. The survey asks you to check areas that affected your decision to allow your child to walk/bike to school. With this information, we are able to advance the safety education programs we bring to the schools and improve areas along walking/bike routes to your child's school. The survey will only take a moment and does not ask for any names, however, there is a place for comments at the bottom. Surveys are due no later than November 22, 2023. CLICK HERE for the survey!


Cheer: 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.






SECTA Field Trip Opportunity Nov. 17: 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 murdon@nv.ccsd.net. We will be limited to 30 students, so participation will be based on order of students’ response.


Artist Spotlight: Ms. Reusch's art students delved into the artistry of the renowned Tim Burton, exploring the unique characteristics that define his distinctive style. They embarked on a journey to create their own original characters, drawing inspiration from the imagery synonymous with Burton's work. It was a delightful and enriching experience for all involved.




Homework Club: Homework club is now available to all students for science, 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.




Greenspun Gallery:

GJHS Student Council helped out at the Thorpe Elementary School fall festival.


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