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GJHS Newsletter 2-10-2023

Week at a Glance:

Saturday 2/11:

  • Color guard competition at Desert Pines HS

Monday 2/13:

  • Robotics/Stem Donation Drive

Tuesday 2/14:

  • Pink Vs. Red Day!

  • Robotics/Stem Donation Drive

Wednesday 2/15:

  • Robotics/Stem Donation Drive

Thursday 2/16:

  • Basketball games at Greenspun: Girls: 4:00pm Boys: 5:15pm (8th Grade/Pack the Gym Night)

  • Robotics/Stem Donation Drive

Friday 2/17:

  • 2000s Day!

  • Robotics/Stem Donation Drive






Principal’s Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Can There Be Two Winners?


It has been said that in every competition there is a winner and a loser. But, is it possible that there could be two winners? I am going to say, “YES! It is,” because winning is not always about the final score.


Winning is a mindset. As one sports psychologist explained, “You win with attitude and effort, even when you lose.” It’s also about playing with integrity and good will towards other teammates and opponents.


I have witnessed many winners at Greenspun over the past few weeks as student teams engaged in various competitions. Some of them have accumulated wins against their competitors, and some did not, but they all demonstrated qualities of a true winner. Besides their dedication and perseverance, what made them true winners was their willingness to demonstrate support and goodwill to each other and their opponents.


It touched my heart to see our robotics team helping their opponents fix their robots in a state qualifying match. It made me smile when our cheerleaders sat front and center to watch and applaud the opposing squad as they performed at a game. It made me proud to watch our basketball teams fight to the finish, and say, “Good job,” to their opponents after the final score of an important game.


The best part is that I see students demonstrate that winning mindset every day at our school. And, although I am proud of them when they win championships, I am also equally proud of them for their positive attitudes, their commitment to their teams, and the goodwill they demonstrate to each other and their opponents.


Our students compete with integrity, and that is why they are true winners!






Events & Honors:


8th Grade Night: Greenspun JHS is hosting an Eighth Grade Night for the eighth grade basketball players, cheerleaders, and color guard at the home game on Thursday, February 16, 2023. The girls' game starts at 4 p.m. and the boys begin at 5:15 p.m. Ceremonies will take place before each game. This is also "Pack the Gym" and students can attend without a parent or guardian. Tickets are $1 for students and $3 for adults. We ask students to display appropriate behaviors at the game. Students who cause any campus disruption will be asked to leave the campus immediately and possibly receive a consequence. Come out and support the Dolphins!


Robotics: This past Saturday, our robotics teams B, C, and X competed in the Coral Academy Tournament, the last state qualifier of the season, and they did not disappoint. Team X won 2nd place in the Teamwork Championship, Team C won one of the top awards, the Design Award, and Team B won the top 2 awards Excellence and Teamwork Champions. This means all six of Greenspun's robotics teams have qualified for the Nevada State Vex Robotics Tournament on February 25.

For the next month, they will be working hard to compete against the top teams in the state of Nevada to earn a bid at the World Championship in Dallas, Texas. For now, a big congratulations goes out to all six teams for their hard work, determination, sportsmanship, and collaboration in the 2022/2023 regular season, where they earned a collective; two Excellence Awards, one Design Award, two Teamwork Championships, two 2nd place Team Championships, and a Judge's Award. We also shout a gigantic THANK YOU to our Greenspun community, especially our teachers, for your support throughout the season.


Robotics/STEM Donation Drive: We are proud to have a robust, hands-on engineering program here at Greenspun. To help us to update outdated equipment, we are holding a donation drive for the month of February. Robotics and STEM 101 students received paperwork including prize information on Monday, but if you are interested in supporting our efforts, information can be found at this link. There are many prize levels, but if we hit our goal of $7000 on March 7, Mr. Jackson and Ms. Juliano will have to spend an evening on the roof of Greenspun. Thank you in advance for supporting Engineering at Greenspun!!!


Check out Camp Cosmos at UNLV this summer:

Achieve to Read contest: Mr. Hergenrader's classes are participating in the Achieve 3000 Read to Achieve contest. They are reading articles to earn tickets for a prize drawing. The prizes include backpacks, candy, and an LCD writing tablet.


STUCO Valentine Rose Fundraiser: On Wednesday, February 8, Student Council will begin selling wooden Valentine roses! Grab a few for your sweetie, family, friends, or yourself! Don't miss your chance, we usually sell out fast! $1 for a single rose or $10 for a dozen!


Colorguard: GJHS Color Guard was awarded 1st place at their competition on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Arbor View HS. Please come out and support the team at our next competition on Saturday Feb. 11 at Desert Pines HS. The guard will perform at 10:07 am. Hope to see you there!


Summer Acceleration: Greenspun is excited to welcome the return of our Summer Acceleration program! This year it will be held from May 30th through June 16th. Interested families may fill out the Google Form here. Please note: this form is so we are able to send you information in March and does not sign your child up for Summer Acceleration.


6th grade Boys basketball: The Sixth Grade boys team plays every saturday at Reynolds Boys and GIrls Club. Come out and support our 6th grade boys basketball team at Donald Reynold Boys and Girls Club 2980 Robindale Rd Henderson NV 89074 on the following dates:

  • February 11 @3:00pm

  • February 18 @11:00am


Volleyball: Boys and Girls Volleyball will be starting in Spring 2023. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!.


Cheer: The Greenspun cheer team ended their season undefeated when they placed first at the JAMZ National Championships. This makes Greenspun the 2-time champions. The stunt team also gave an impressive performance and finished second in the advanced division competing against 8 high school teams. Congratulations cheer team!


Cheer Clinic: Get ready for Junior High Cheer Tryouts! Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Participants will learn cheer moves, dance, jump technique, and tumbling. All skill levels are welcome. Participants will receive a Greenspun Cheer Bow! Registration is $40.00 Register online @https://www.greenspunjhs.com/clubs-activities


Soccer: Soccer tryouts are February 21st through February 23rd on the soccer field from 2:15-3:00pm. Girl's and Boy's intramural soccer practices will begin on Wednesday, February 1st. These practices will continue through the month of February every Tuesday and Wednesday after school on the soccer field from 2:15-3:00pm.

Appropriate attire is required for intramural practices including school appropriate athletic clothes, shin guards, soccer cleats, and a positive attitude. Intramural practices will continue until soccer tryouts every Tuesday and Wednesday after school through the month of February! If you have any questions- please contact Coach Sakola or Coach Flickinger.


Homework Club: 6th Grade Math Homework Club will resume with Mrs. Zuniga in room 337 on Mondays and Wednesdays starting February 6th. Come by if you need help in math or need to retake a test.


Green Valley HS Gator Night: February 27th, 2023 Green Valley High School will be hosting future and current Gators to learn about the courses that are offered at our school. CLICK HERE for more information!


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!


Yearbook: Yearbooks are sold out. Thank you for your support!


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, February 22nd at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.


E-hallpass: Greenspun is in the trial phase of implementing an electronic hall pass system. This provides teachers and administrators with a live dashboard to see passes in real time, limits the number of students in a certain area, and gives students ownership of their passes throughout the day. You can learn more about the e-hallpass system by clicking here.



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