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GJHS Newsletter 11-09-2023

Week at a Glance:


Sunday 11/12:

  • Cheerleading Pancake Breakfast at Applebees!

Monday 11/13:

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts 2:30 - 3:45 pm

  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball Initial Tryouts 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • ELA MAP Testing in English classes

Tuesday 11/14:

  • Shining Star Awards ceremony in the library

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts 2:30 - 3:45 pm

  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball Initial Tryouts 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • ELA MAP Testing in English classes

Wednesday 11/15:

  • Spelling Bee Semifinals @ KLVX 1:00 - 3:00 pm

  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Initial Tryouts 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • ELA MAP Testing in English classes

Thursday 11/16:

  • Student of the Month awards ceremony in the library

  • ELA MAP Testing in English classes

  • Ceramics Night at Greenspun (cafeteria) 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday 11/17:

  • Fall Newbie Robotics Invitational at Greenspun 2:10 - 8:00 pm

  • ELA MAP Testing in English classes




Principal’s Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

How many of us stop and think about the reason we celebrate federal holidays? To many of our students, the significance of the holiday is a break from school. However, as adults, it is our responsibility to teach our students the true meaning behind each holiday.


As we begin our three day weekend to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, it is important to remember that it is more than just a break from school.


It is a special day in honor of our veterans - “individuals who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable,” as Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations explains. It is a special day to give extra recognition to these selfless individuals.


On behalf of the Greenspun Junior High School Staff, a special thank you to our veterans who have served our country, although I know that those two words are not nearly enough to encompass the magnitude of your service and sacrifice. We truly appreciate you!!!



Events & Honors:


Ornament Decoration Event: Greenspun JHS is hosting an ornament painting event on THURSDAY, Nov 16th from 6-8pm. Bring your families to this holiday event to paint a ceramic ornament from Color Me Mine studio! Come and paint a holiday ornament and have some hot cocoa! Cash payments are at the door, or CLICK HERE to preorder on the webstore! See you there!!



Campus Supervision: Just a friendly reminder: the doors at Greenspun open at 7:30 am for students to enter the campus. Students are also expected to exit campus at 2:11 pm unless they are participating in a supervised activity (clubs, sports, etc.)




Progress Reports: Progress Reports for the 2nd Quarter will be submitted November 10th. All assignments must be turned in by Wednesday, November 8th. Check Infinite Campus for any missing assignments or retake opportunities. Assignments for this grading period will not be accepted after Wednesday, November 8th.


Basketball Tryouts: Attention all students interested in playing basketball If you are planning to try out for the Greensun Basketball team you must create an account at aktivate.com. All of the forms must be completed prior to attending tryouts. Players who have not been marked complete on aktivate.com will not be allowed to try out.


Girls Basketball Intramurals/Tryouts: Basketball Intramurals for all girls will be November 6-9 from 2:30 to 3:45 pm. Come to the gym dressed in shorts and a t-shirt. Basketball tryouts will be on Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th.


Boys Basketball Intramurals/Tryouts: Due to the high number of boys participants, the following format will be used:

  • There will be one week of intramurals from November 6th through November 10th. Initial tryouts will be held November 13th - November 21st.

  • 6th grade boys: Monday, 11/13 and Monday, 11/20 from 4:00- 6:00 pm

  • 7th grade boys: Tuesday, 11/14 and Monday, 11/20 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • 8th grade boys: Wednesday, 11/15 and Tuesday, 11/21 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • At the conclusion of the initial tryouts, 25 players will be invited to continue to the tryout process

Tryouts for boys will begin on Monday, November 27th for 6th grade; Tuesday, November 28th for 7th grade; and Wednesday, November 29th for 8th grade. Final cuts will be from 25 players to 15 players on Thursday, November 30th. The team roster will be posted on Friday, December 1st with the first team practice on Saturday, December 2nd.

All participants should bring proper shoes, shorts, or sweats and something for rehydration.


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.


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 December 6 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.




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