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GJHS Newsletter 12/9/2022

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

Week at a Glance:

Monday 12/12

Tuesday 12/13

  • Shining Star awards ceremony in the library

  • Choir Winter concert

Wednesday 12/14

  • Orchestra Winter concert

Thursday 12/15

  • Student of the Month awards ceremony in the library

  • Band Winter concert

Friday 12/16

  • Pajama day

  • Winter assembly

  • End of 2nd quarter/1st semester

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

Would You Like To Take A Walk With Me?

Nothing annoys me more when a scowling adult shakes their head in disapproval and says, “Kids these days!!!

When I hear that, I just want to reply with a shout,, “Yes, kids these days! They are amazing! Why don’t you take a positivity walk with me, and you will see.”

Are you ready?

It begins as soon as I enter the front door of the school every morning. Without fail, a polite eighth grade student greets me with a smile, bids me good morning, and opens the door for me. As I pass the 600 hall, I can hear the angelic voices of the choir singing, as well as the band and orchestra students diligently practicing for their upcoming winter concerts.

Moving on, I glance into the gym to see students participating in a positive, competitive game of basketball.

As I pass the library, I see a room of engaged students who are eager to find their next book. I see students in the English and social studies hallways presenting creative projects to their classmates, and I see math and science students engaged in solving problems and analyzing research to write their Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning statements.

As I continue into the 200 hallway, art students are immersed in creating impressive works of art, and the robotic students are busily constructing and programming their robots on a whole new level.

But, wait. The walk does not end at school. As I leave the building, on any given day, Student Council, Colorguard, cheerleaders, athletes, club members…they are all preparing for upcoming performances, competitions, and community events.

So, I hope your walk around the school showed you why I just want to shout, “These kids are amazing!” We only have to take a walk around the Greenspun campus to see an absolutely wonderful group of students who represent “Kids these days!”

Events & Honors:

Band Concerts: The Greenspun Band Program will perform their Winter Concert on Thursday, 12/15. The Beginning Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band will perform at 6:00 pm and the Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony and Jazz Band will perform at 7:00 pm.

Attendance: Please remember to submit an absence note online at to excuse your child’s absences. Too many unexcused absences could turn into truancy status.

Homework Club: December 9th is the last day of 6th grade homework club. There is no 6th grade homework club on Monday, December 12th or Wednesday, December 14th. We will resume 6th grade homework club next semester. Happy Holidays from Mrs. Zuniga!

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 try out without both fully completed. More information and intramural dates to come after winter break. Please see Coach Sakola or Coach Flickinger for additional information.

Running Club: ATTENTION Greenspun Running Club! This is just a reminder that if you are interested in buying a shirt to please complete the form and return it to Ms. Lopez before you leave for Winter Break.

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.

Greenspun Gallery:

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



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