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GJHS Newsletter 10/27/2022

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Week at a Glance:

Monday 10/31

Tuesday 11/1

  • Food drive

  • Straight O’s ice cream celebration (see below)

Wednesday 11/2

  • Food drive

Thursday 11/3

  • Food drive

Friday 11/4

  • Food drive items collected from classrooms

  • Dolphin Day

Principal’s Message:

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

A Pumpkin Spice Latte, Anyone?

Pumpkin Spice Latte, cooler weather, and holiday celebrations are on the horizon as we transition into fall. Fall is when animals stockpile food and prepare for the winter ahead. This is also the time for us to dig in and stockpile our knowledge. Procedures have formed, classroom communities are built, and it's time to embrace learning. October to December is an incredible time for new learning.

I encourage you to take a moment to set your fall goals. What do you plan to "work hard" to accomplish, and what will you focus on celebrating for yourself and others? Setting goals, both big and small, help us to keep a balanced, healthy mindset as we move toward the holiday season, recognizing there is a time and a place for both.

For now, I'm off to grab my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. Looking forward to watching us all embrace the fall season together!

Events & Honors:

Welcome to our new teachers! We are extremely pleased to welcome two new teachers to Greenspun this week! A very warm welcome to you both!

Mrs. Ely

Mrs. Ely joins our science department with a wealth of experience from the Nevada Department of Minerals, where she was a field specialist with the educational outreach programs, hosting teacher trainings and educational programs about abandoned mines in Nevada.

Mrs. Davis

Mrs. Davis joins the Greenspun music department with twenty-five years of experience as an orchestra teacher in CCSD. She is also a professional violinist who has performed with every major entertainer on the Las Vegas strip.

Greenspun Costume Guidelines: We are excited to celebrate Halloween at Greenspun! Your child is welcome to wear a costume, but must adhere to the following:

  • Masks are not allowed

  • Toy weapons and/or accessories are not allowed

  • Inflatable costumes must not cover the face

  • Face paint is allowed

  • Costumes must fit within CCSD dress code guidelines; especially regarding rips in pants, length of shorts, and width of tank top straps/sleeves (please see page 16 of our Student Handbook 22-23 for specific information)

Students not following these guidelines will be asked to change into school appropriate attire.

Progress Reports post on Friday, November 4th. That means all late or redo assignments must be submitted by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd. Check your assignments in Infinite Campus or Canvas. Remember, November 2nd is the deadline for this grading period.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Next week, NJHS and Student Council will be hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Help of Southern Nevada. The drive will run from Monday, October 31st to Friday, November 4th. This food will be used to create meal kits for families in need this holiday season. We have turned this into a competition during 6th period classes. The teacher with the most food donations from each grade level will be awarded a gift card, and their winning classes will receive a treat during lunch. Food will be collected on Friday, November 4th during 6th period.

Honor Orchestra: Congratulations to Borggy Osik, Evelyn Hausrath-Moret, Emily Rich, Megan Bonilla, Eunyul Lee, and John Brian on being accepted into the CCSD Honor Orchestra!

Student Immunizations: The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting an immunization clinic for children on November 16. Please see the flyer below for details:

Do you own a business? Would you like to advertise in our Fine Arts Concert Programs? Then we want your support! Please reach out to for more information or to purchase an advertisement spot.

Basketball Tryouts: Tryouts for the Greenspun Dolphins Basketball Teams are just around the corner. Basketball tryouts will be held on Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th. Tryouts for the Boys Basketball Team will be from 2:15 to 3:45 P.M. and tryouts for the Girls Basketball Team will be from 3:45 to 4:30 P.M. You must attend both days of tryouts. Also, you must have all forms completed on in order to try out. If you do not have all forms complete on you will not be allowed to try out.

ATTENTION QUARTER 1 Straight "O" students! On Tuesday, November 1st during your lunch, the Counseling Department will be having an Ice Cream Celebration for you. Be sure to show your dolphin sticker, and come get your treat BEFORE you go into the lunch room. We will be located next to cafeteria. Look forward to seeing you Tuesday!!!

Running Club: Congratulations to the Greenspun Running Club! These awesome students together have completed 239 miles for the month of October. Super proud of all of you!

Greenspun Gazette: The students in Greenspun publications have been working hard on their first news stories, and at the end of September we published our first edition for the school year! To check out all things news related- both local and worldwide- visit the Greenspun Gazette on our school website today:

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are on sale now! Don't wait until the price goes up, get your yearbook today!

8th grade farewell ads are now on sale! Yearbooks are more than just a history of your child's year- they are a capsule that stirs nostalgia in years, or even decades, down the road. Give your graduating 8th grader something special in their yearbook. Recognize your graduate with a farewell ad! Ads can be purchased and created at

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.

Did you know that Greenspun Student Council is on Instagram? Follow us at @greenspun.stuco to know all about school events, activities, fun and more! We also play games and give prizes to our followers! Follow us today! Go Dolphins!

DOLPHIN GEAR PRE-ORDER! You can pre-order your dolphin gear t-shirts on the student council website! Go to and click Spirit Gear to order! We have lots of options to choose from starting at just $10 each! The pre-order closes on 10/21/22! Don't delay! Order your SPIRIT GEAR today!!

SOCKTOBER: The results are in for our Socktober donation drive! Congratulations Greenspun! We collected 1255 pairs of socks! That's amazing! Mr. Flickinger's class won with 72 pairs of socks donated! In 6th grade, Ms. Van Dyke's class won with 273 pairs of socks! In 7th grade, our reigning champion and grand champion is Mr. Barclay with 627 pairs of socks donated! Thank you dolphins for your support! You rock!

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be on Wednesday, November 16 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.

Dolphin Card Updates: The Greenspun PBIS committee is very excited by how the Dolphin Card incentives are going. So far, the students who have earned straight Os have been able to play 4-square during the last 10 minutes of lunch every day. A huge thank you to our PBIS committee, as well as to the counselors, for making this possible! Students’ names will be featured on our announcements in the upcoming weeks as well!

Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.

Greenspun Gallery:

Students in Mrs. Mikelson's health class learn CPR with help from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano



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