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GJHS Newsletter 2-17-2023

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

Week at a Glance:

Monday 2/20:

  • NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day

Tuesday 2/21:

  • Shining Star awards ceremony in the library

  • No Library Club today due to an SBAC meeting

  • Soccer tryouts

Wednesday 2/22:

  • Soccer tryouts

  • SOT meeting<-- rescheduled for next week; date TBA

Thursday 2/23:

  • Student of the Month awards ceremony in the library

  • Soccer tryouts

Friday 2/24:

  • Pajama day

Principal’s Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Cell phones and video games - like a whirlwind tornado, they have stripped many of our children from the numerous opportunities that await them as they make their way from teenagers to adults.

I have heard countless parents say to their children, “If you put as much effort into your homework as you do video games, you would be a genius!”

I don’t know that we will ever win the fight against electronics, but as parents, how can we assist our children in finding a “happy medium" in a positive way?

As one Greenspun teacher explains, “A rule in my family has always been that my children had to be involved in their school community. They had to choose at least one extra-curricular activity to give them the chance to explore new things.”

What a pleasant surprise it would be for our children, if laying aside their phone or controller to try something new, opened an avenue of fun. Not only would it give them a break from electronics, but it would also provide them with valuable benefits.

Research shows that extra-curricular activities improve academic performance, time management, social skills, and well-being. They also look impressive on a resume.

Just think, those activities might even deter the whirlwind tornado to leave room for our children to gain new hobbies or learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime.

Events & Honors:

Reading Week 2023: Nevada Reading Week 2023 begins on Monday, Feb. 27! Greenspun will celebrate with fun activities and contests every day! Please visit the library website at for more information! Parents can sign up to volunteer at the Book Fair by clicking here: CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

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 To help us to update outdated equipment, we are holding a donation drive for the month of February.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!!!

Cosmo Camp at UNLV: Check out Camp Cosmos at UNLV this summer:

Read to Achieve 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.

City of Henderson 14th Annual Teen Writing Contest: From December 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023, you can submit your original poetry, short stories, and essays here: Winners will be announced at a private reception in Spring 2023 featuring a special guest speaker.

Greenspun Gazette: The Greenspun Gazette's newest edition is out now! Check out our website for all things news through the Greenspun website:

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 for their final game of the season as they attempt to complete an undefeated season: February 18 @11:00am

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

Cheer: Interested in trying out for Green Valley High School Cheer? Tryouts are March 29, 30, and 31 from 3 to 6pm. There is an optional clinic for $15 on March 25th from 11am to 2pm. The mandatory parent meeting will be held at Green Valley on March 9 at 6pm in room 200. Visit the Green Valley Cheer Webpage for more information:

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 @

Soccer: Soccer Tryouts are next week for boys and girls. You will not be able to tryout without a completed registration, including physical paperwork, on by Tuesday March 21.

Knitting Club: Knitting Club will be taking a break until March 23rd-see Mrs. Petty for details

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!

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.

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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