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GJHS Newsletter 12/16/2022

Week at a Glance:

Friday 12/23

  • 1st semester grades posted to student transcripts

Winter Break: 12/17 - 1/2

  • Classes resume January 3

Principal’s Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

A Reminder to Count Our Blessings

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 this amazing 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:

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

  • Danielle Bar-Yosef

  • Jordan Jackson

  • Lincoln Gutierrez

  • Kaatherine Valdivieso-Estrada

  • Jaylina Tostado

  • Eunyul Lee

  • Owen Bukoskey

  • Jay-R Barredo

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

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

  • Bella Cress

  • Toby Dell

  • Juliette Hemmer

  • Kyrylo Savenkova

  • Steven "Robbie" Torres

  • Vince Xiong

  • Abigail Theodosis

  • Kristen Abrao

  • Soloman Novak

  • Anya Brewer

  • Braden Bauer

  • Archer Stone

  • Benjamin Hernandez

  • Natalia Rodriguez-Gutierrez

  • Tristan Ringler

  • Adisen Holmes

  • Vanessa Marin

  • Jonathan Mentado-Castro

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

Accelerated Reader Prize Contest: Congratulations to all of our prize winners in the 2nd Quarter Accelerated Reader prize contest! As a school, we read 1,707 books during 2nd quarter, for a grand total of 10,678 AR points! CLICK HERE to see all of the prize winners! The 3rd quarter prize contest begins January 3rd, so you can read lots of books over Winter Break to start earning AR points NOW! Download ebooks from Destiny Discover on your Chromebook, smart phone or tablet, and KEEP READING!

Cheer: The Greenspun cheerleaders are about to begin their competition season. Wish them luck as they compete January 7 at Desert Oasis High School and January 21 at Spring Valley High School, and defend their national title January 27 and 28 at the Orleans Arena.

Soccer: Boys and girls interested in playing soccer this Spring, please go to to register and get physical information. You will not be permitted to tryout without both fully completed. More information and intramural dates to come after winter break. Please see Coach Sakola or Coach Flickinger for additional information.

Colorguard: GJHS Colorguard sincerely appreciates donations that help to make our program successful! Please consider donating on our webstore to provide our team with equipment and opportunities to perform! Color Guard is also selling HOT CHOCOLATE after school every Monday and Friday. CLICK HERE to donate today!

Yearbooks are on sale! Order your yearbook before the price increases on December 16! Yearbooks can be purchased at

8th grade farewell ads are now on sale! Yearbooks are more than just a history of your child's school year- give your child's yearbook something special. Recognize your 8th grade graduate with a farewell ad! Ads can be purchased and created at Offer expires January 13, 2022.

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.

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.

Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information:



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