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GJHS Newsletter 11-17-2023

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Week at a Glance:


Saturday 11/18:

Monday 11/20:

  • ELA MAP make-up Testing in the library

Tuesday 11/21:

  • ELA MAP make-up Testing in the library

Wednesday 11/22:

  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break!

Thursday 11/23:

  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break!

Friday 11/24:

  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break!




Assistant Principal's Message

Shannon Dawson, Assistant Principal

“Make it a habit to tell people, ‘thank you.’ To express your appreciation sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” —Ralph Marston


It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of life. Everyone is busy, some overwhelmed, others going through difficult situations. It’s easy to forget the positive things and get caught up with the busy and the chaos. Next week, during the days we have off for Thanksgiving, take the time to take a deep breath, look around you, and be thankful for the positive in your life. There is a lot of good in the world if you take the time to find it.


I’ve made the difficult decision to leave Greenspun and transfer to an elementary school close to my house. While I am excited for the opportunity, these last two weeks have reminded me of how grateful I am for my experience while I’ve been here. I’m grateful for the administrative team for giving me my first chance at being an assistant principal. I’m grateful for the staff and teachers who work tirelessly every day to educate and care for every student here. I’m grateful for the families I’ve gotten to know through events and calls. And I’m especially grateful for the students who are finding their way in the world and call Greenspun their “second home.”


Take some time to be grateful. I truly am grateful to the Greenspun community. Thank you all for all you do, each and every day.





Events & Honors:


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

  • Lily Larkin

  • Edward "EJ" Pineda

  • Zay'vell Boissiere

  • Tyrone Parker

  • Sylvia Lindgren

  • Aiden Odum

  • Annika Jasmine Pedrozo

  • Destiny Largusa



Shining Star Awards: Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with the Shining Star award for November (photos unavailable):

  • Randen Perez

  • Ian Powell

  • Jacob Reeb

  • Jared Carlson Cardenas

  • Long Sigit

  • Danika Clark

  • Cody Roper

  • Emma McMahon

  • Kyree Vasquez

  • Joseph Macias

  • Danielle Bar-Josef

  • Madison Meuse

  • Semia Monem

  • Malia Ortiz

  • Logan Diaz

  • Nicholas Aronovich

  • Izabella Rivera

  • Crew Belmonte

  • Sherlyn Pua


Spelling Bee: 8th grader Red Raven Vales and 7th grader Julien Lingat both competed in the CCSD Spelling Bee semifinals November 15 at the KLVX studios with host Nate Tannenbaum, and both students placed in the top seven spellers in their respective grade levels for the entire school district! They now advance to the CCSD Final round on December 6th! Congratulations to them both!



Welcome New Staff members! We are so excited to have new staff members on our campus!

  • Ms. Ruth Cervantes, our new office manager, worked at Green Valley High School and chose to become a Dolphin instead of a Gator.

  • Mr. Ron Smith is a former math teacher from Greenspun and Green Valley High School, coached basketball and baseball, and is currently teaching social studies.

  • Ms. Vanessa Oradovich comes to us from Reno, Nevada and is transitioning from a real estate agent to our new ELA teacher.

Welcome to the Greenspun family!




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!




Artist Spotlight: Ms. Reusch’s Art students created self portraits based on the style of Tim Burton. The original artwork is also on display in the library!





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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