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GJHS Newsletter 3/18/2022

Updated: Mar 20

Week at a Glance:


Monday 3/21

  • Math homework club cancelled today

  • Make-up NAEP for selected 8th graders at Noon

Tuesday 3/22

  • Math homework club cancelled today

  • Away Soccer Games at Miller Junior High School: 3:30 pm boys; 4:45 pm girls

Thursday 3/24

  • CCSD Orchestra Festival at UNLV: 9:45 am

  • Away Soccer Games at Silvestri Junior High School: 4:00 pm boys; 5:15 pm girls

Friday 3/25

  • Chamber Choir Festival at Green Valley High School: 3:30 pm

  • 2nd Honor Jazz Band Concert at Las Vegas Academy at 7:00pm

Saturday 3/26

  • Top Honor Jazz Band Concert at Las Vegas Academy at 7:00pm


Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.




Congratulations


All six GJHS robotics teams competed in the VexIQ Nevada State Robotics Championship on Saturday, March 12. Teams A, B, and Y made it to the finals round of the tournament, and Team A took home one of the top honors—The Design Award, which double qualifies them for the World Championship in May. Congratulations to all of our teams on an amazing season!




Congratulations to the Intermediate Orchestra for earning the highest scores at the intermediate festival held on March 15th. They earned superior ratings from every judge in every category!


Congratulations to the following choirs for their Festival Performances this last week. The Beginning choirs had an outstanding performance at Basic High School. The Advanced choir excelled in their performance at UNLV's Ham Hall on Wednesday. The Concert Choir put on a superior performance on Wednesday as well at UNLV's Ham Hall. Their hard work and dedication really showed on stage! Way to go everyone!


Upcoming Events:


The CCSD Honor Jazz Bands will have two concerts next week. The 2nd Honor Jazz band concert is on 3/25/22 at 7:00 pm in LVA's Lowden Theater. The top Honor jazz band will hold their concert on 3/26/22 at 7:00 pm in the same Theater. Come out and support some of our wonderful band students and listen to some great music!

The Advanced Orchestra's Festival performance will be at UNLV Ham Hall on March 24th. Parents are welcome to attend.

The Robotics Team will sell Jazen Boba Tea every Friday during the lunch periods for $5. The proceeds will be used to send our robotic teams to the World's Championship in Dallas!

S.T.E.A.M. Super Saturday! A virtual S.T.E.A.M. Super Saturday event will be hosted via Zoom March 19, 2022, brought to you by the partnership of Extension's Partners in Parenting and the CCSD Family Engagement Department of the Clark County School District. CLICK HERE to register and to receive participation information, including locations that you can pick up free materials and the ZOOM meeting link. Materials will be available for pick up between March 15th and March 18th. If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to email us at familyengagement@nv.ccsd.net or call us at 702-799-0303.

GVHS Registration: Eighth Grade Parents, please see the information below if your eighth grader will attend Green Valley for the 2022-23 school year. After you and your child view the GVHS Program Highlights and Course Catalog, please complete the "9th Grade Course Selection Form."


Course Selection Forms:


SBAC and CRT Testing:

  • SBAC/CRT Practice Day: March 28

  • 8th grade science CRT: March 30

  • Math SBAC testing: April 5-6

  • ELA SBAC testing: April 20-22


Math homework club is canceled Monday, 3/21 and Tuesday, 3/22.


Summer Acceleration: We are excited to announce that Greenspun will be offering the Summer Acceleration program free of charge again this summer. The program will run from May 31, 2022 through June 17, 2022, with the exception of June 14, 2022 (closed due to primary elections.) The hours will be from 8:00 am - 2:11 pm. Students are not required to attend all days, and full day attendance is not required. Enrollment is open to all students currently attending Greenspun. Please fill out the Google form with the link below, with one form designated for each child. The deadline to fill out this form is 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 23rd. Once we know the number of students attending, we will put together a six period schedule for each child. We are looking forward to a fun, engaging, and interactive learning experience for all of our students. CLICK HERE to register!



Important Announcements


We Need Your Help

School safety is our number one priority at Greenspun Junior High School. As a Greenspun community we are asking for your support in the following areas:

  • Social media both during and after school, such as Twitter, TikTok, and Discord, just to name a few, which often create negative platforms for students to engage in cyberbullying and inappropriate activities. We are asking that you monitor your children’s cell phones and remind them that they are not allowed to use them during passing periods or in their classes. Inappropriate cell phone usage has been the cause of the majority of fights on campus. We are asking that you do not text your child during class time.

  • Any student wishing to attend an after school soccer game must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If they are not participating with the family watching the event, administrators or campus monitors will escort them off school premises.

  • If your child is being picked up at the local church, across the street at the backside of the homes on Valle Verde, or any other off-campus location, please remind your child they need to be respectful of their surroundings. We have reports of students throwing rocks at cars, running across the street, and using inappropriate language. It is important to respect our neighbors and the community around us.

  • As the school year comes to a close, misbehaviors are on the rise across the district. CCSD and GJHS take these incidents very seriously. Students who choose to participate in such incidents such as fights, verbal altercations, and/or destructive behavior causing school disruptions may receive a 3-5 day suspension, StarOn, or expulsion.

  • We appreciate all of your continued support in a combined effort to keep all students, faculty, and families safe on and off our campus.


If you have an emergency, please call our office at (702) 799-0920; ext. 4035.


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