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GJHS Newsletter 12-08-2023

Updated: Dec 9, 2023

Week at a Glance:

Monday 12/11:

  • Spirit Day: Holiday hats, ties, and socks

Tuesday 12/12:

  • Spirit Day: Ugly holiday sweaters

  • Shining Star Awards ceremony in the library

  • SOT Meeting in the library (rescheduled from 12/6)

  • Choir Winter concert

Wednesday 12/13:

  • Spirit Day: Holiday class colors 6th: BLUE   7th: GREEN   8th: RED

  • 2nd quarter grading window closes

  • Orchestra Winter Concert

Thursday 12/14:

  • Spirit Day: Holiday Character Dress-up

  • Student of the Month Awards ceremony in the library

  • Off-campus Basketball team meeting in the Little Theater

  • Band Winter Concert

Friday 12/15:

  • Spirit Day: Pajama Day

  • Districtwide Survey closes! 

  • Winter Assembly in the gym

Winter Break: 12/16 thru 1/1  Classes resume January 2

Principal's Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Your Children’s Safety is Our Number One Priority

We offer our deepest sympathy to the UNLV community for the loved ones they lost and the havoc caused on their campus because of a senseless school shooting.

As your school principal, nothing is more important to me than our students’ safety. Our administration continually collaborates with the CCSD Office of Emergency Management, as well as CCSD Police, to ensure optimal safety at our school. Drills and procedures are routinely practiced by the students and staff. 

While administrators can not share specific details on threats made to our schools due to students' privacy rights, I can tell you that we consistently follow CCSD Emergency and Threat Assessment Protocols, we have security measures to keep our campus safe, and we provide discipline in accordance with the laws and regulations of CCSD to students who threaten the safety of our school community, as well as to students who spread rumors that disrupt our school environment.

As we progress through the school year, we will continue to evaluate our current safety plan and take extra measures to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for our staff and students. This includes the hiring of a third campus monitor, additional staff and volunteers, and the implementation of a new check-in system for students. A detailed update of these measures will be available to you before the start of the new semester.

We appreciate having our parents as members of our team, and we encourage you to do the following in our quest to ensure the safety of our students.

  1. Remind students to tell a trusted adult if they hear something that makes them feel unsafe.

  2. Remind your children that wearing their IDs and lanyards to school is for safety reasons because it helps us to identify students who do not belong on our campus..

  3. Closely monitor and review your children’s online and social media posts.

  4. Check your student’s backpack for any dangerous items before they leave for school if they are exhibiting suspicious behavior.

  5. Ensure all types of weapons maintained in the home are secured/locked in a safe place and inaccessible to your children.

  6. Please be reminded to have proper identification  when coming to the school to pick up your child.

  7. Seek help from the school if your children are talking about violence, are angry, or are making any types of threats toward themselves or others. Please contact your school’s counselor, administrator, or other trusted adult who can connect you with helpful resources.

As a community, I know that nothing is more important to all of  us than our students’ safety so I welcome any ideas that you have to enhance school security. Please feel free to call my office with questions, concerns, or ideas at (702) 799-0920 x 4201.

Events & Honors:

All-State Band Honorees: Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the 23-24 Nevada All-State Band!! This is an auditioned ensemble that is made up of the best musicians in the entire State of Nevada. Students will travel to Reno, NV in February to perform with this elite group.  Congratulations! We are so proud of you!

  • Haylee Marshall- 7th Chair Alto Saxophone

  • Maddie D'Alliegro- 5th Chair Clarinet

  • Everett Brown- 15th Chair Clarinet

  • Mary Afework- 12th Chair Flute

  • Nico Camuso- 12th Chair Trumpet

  • Leo Borjon- 4th Chair Tuba

Spelling Bee Finals: Congratulations to Red Raven Vales and Julien Lingat for representing Greenspun JHS at the CCSD Spelling Bee Finals.  The final round was filmed at the KLVX PBS studios on Wednesday, December 6, and will air on Vegas PBS on December 17, 2023, 10:30 a.m., and December 21, 12:30 p.m.

Running Club: Shout out to all the students who came out to Running Club this semester! Thanks for being a great group of kids. Although we are done this year with running, I look forward to seeing you back in 2024. Happy Holidays! Ms. Lopez

Science: Greenspun JHS 6th graders are sleighing science!

Districtwide Survey: In order for Greenspun to keep important staff members, such as our Safe School Professional, we are required to get over a 75% participation rate on the CCSD District Wide survey. If you haven’t already taken the survey, we are asking that you please click on this link and take a few moments to share your thoughts with us. The deadline to complete the survey is Dec. 15. 

Basketball: All 6th and 7th grade students only who participated in the Basketball Intramurals and Tryouts, who did not make the school basketball team are invited to join our off campus Greenspun Basketball Team. Meet with Coach O'Neal on Thursday, December 14th at 2:30pm in the Little Theater. EVERYONE WILL MAKE THE TEAM. Parent/Guardian signature is required.

Yearbook Orders: The last day to purchase yearbooks and 8th Grade Farewell ads before the price increases is December 15! Time and Space are running out, so get yours TODAY!  CLICK HERE for more information and to order

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 12 (rescheduled from 12/6) at 2:30pm.  Click here for GJHS SOT information

Greenspun Gallery:

Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano



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