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GJHS Newsletter 12-15-2023

Week at a Glance:

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

Winter Break office hours: 8am - 2pm CLOSED Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1

Monday 1/1:

  •  NO SCHOOL  - New Years Day

Tuesday 1/2:

  • Classes resume

Wednesday 1/3:

Thursday 1/4:

Friday 1/5:

Principal's Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the THINGS associated with the holidays…the gifts, the events, the stress of endless EXPECTATIONS, but these hectic days mean something different for everyone. 

For some of us, it can be a time of reminiscing as we think of our loved ones far away or who are no longer with us; for others, it can be a time of reflection, when life has hit harder than normal so holidays don’t look the way we had hoped.

That is why it is so important to take time to cherish the memories of those who are with us in spirit, and at the same time, celebrate those special people in our lives who are only a phone call away or sitting near us.

This is a reminder to you and to myself to think about our blessings as this year comes to an end.

One of my blessings is our Greenspun community. I have witnessed many of you come together to celebrate and support each other, our students, and our staff. I appreciate each and every one of you and am honored to be a part of our wonderful GJHS community.

Regardless of what the holiday season means to you, I hope you and your family take the time to celebrate each other and to count your blessings.

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday! See you next year!!!  

Events & Honors:

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

  • KeAndre Hyler 

  • Jenna Garritano 

  • Nyoki Sysioc Washington 

  • Jamison Lamberti 

  • Jay-R Barredo 

  • Diego Garcia-Schlosser 

  • Kai Colin 

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

  • Ethan Campbell

  • David Michael

  • Briana Smith

  • Maylet Vera

  • Helen Pease-Bryon

  • Kinley Rose

  • Madeline Santa

  • Luis Ledesma

  • Malia Ortiz

  • Adam Campbell

  • Kamryn Peterson

  • Kamyn Spiva

  • Zane Rawhouser

  • Mary Sarnelli

  • Ryker Van Engen

  • Valentina Ramos

  • Tylah Lewis- Ardon

  • Jaden Tellis

  • Gabriel Berst

Green Valley Rotary Club:  We are so thankful for your generous donation to our classrooms at Greenspun JHS. Your support is invaluable and contributes directly to the success and growth of our students. We appreciate your commitment to our students and their education. We look forward to the positive impact your donation will make. Thank you and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours! Sincerely, Susan Bernstein, Karen Geiger, Nancy Ghidro and Steve Strosser.

Basketball: The 2023-2024 Greenspun JHS basketball season is here! Our first home game is Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 4:00 pm (boys) and 5:15 pm (girls) in the gymnasium. The game costs $1 for students and $3 for adults. The school requires students to show IDs and enter the game with a parent or adult responsible for the entire game. This helps prevent our basketball games from becoming a hangout and having visitors deal with disruptive behaviors at the game. We encourage students, families, and visitors to come out and cheer on our teams as they strive for a season of wins. We hope to see you!

Webstore:  The GJHS webstore will be down through the end of January for service and software upgrades.  ALL payments would need to be made directly to the Banker’s office in cash only.  Communication will be sent to all Greenspun families once the newly upgraded webstore system is available. 

Vision, Hearing, Height and Weight Screening: January 8th and 9th

In accordance with Senate Bill 2 (2021), the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires Clark County School District to collect a random sample of height and weight information to report on child obesity rates. There will also be a vision and hearing screening conducted at the same time. 

  • Vision, hearing, height, and weight screening will be conducted in your child’s school on January 8th and 9th. Student groups selected for the screening were determined by DHHS as a representative sample of students in Grade 7. The screening results will be reported to the DHHS, who shall compile the information in order to monitor the health status of Nevada children. Identifying information relating to individual children will be excluded from any state reporting requirements.

  • The procedure for screening follows the recommendations of the Nevada State Health Division. School nurses and trained ancillary personnel will complete the screenings. 

  • You will be notified only if a medical follow-up is recommended for your child. This screening does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and check ups.

  • If you do not want your child to complete the screening at school, please provide your child's name and student number, and state that they should not participate in the screening via email or phone.

  • Please contact the school nurse at (702) 799-0920 ext 4021 or email if you have any questions about this requirement or wish to decline the screening.

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

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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