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GJHS Newsletter 9/23/2022

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

Week at a Glance:

Monday 9/26

  • Magnet High School presentations

Friday 9/30

  • Spirit dress-up day: Decades Day!

Principal’s Message: Our Teachers Are Important!

Jackie Carducci, GJHS Principal

“Ms. Carducci, will you please report to the front desk. You have a parent phone call,” my office manager said over the radio, “and she wants to speak to you now.””

Thinking that the parent was calling to express a concern, it was a pleasant surprise when she said how awesome it was to see the positive teachers who were enthusiastically greeting students as they entered the building in the morning.

As a principal who loves to share compliments with my staff, I then had to run to the teachers’ classrooms to tell them about the parent’s wonderful comments. You would have thought that I gave each of them a one hundred dollar bill by the way they reacted.

“Best day ever!” one teacher exclaimed.

“Her phone call made my day,” the other one said.

Just a short phone call, a few kind words, a simple thank you to our dedicated teachers who spend endless hours each day to ensure students’ success goes a long way.

Our teachers are important. They can change lives, build confidence, inspire children to achieve their dreams, and help them to become productive members of society. As Veteran Educator Suzanne Capek Tingley states, “All the little things teachers do aren’t really little things. There are lots of reasons to be thankful for teachers: their support, their kindness, their ability to teach kids, and, of course, their dedication.”

Some of us are so busy expressing concerns about teachers that we forget the positive impact they have on our children’s lives. Who ever said that we have to wait for Teachers’ Appreciation Week to celebrate them. A simple thank you goes a long way!

Events & Honors:

The first quarter ends October 7th. All missing or retake assignments must be turned in by Wednesday, October 5th, per the Greenspun Grading Policy. Quarter Grades will be posted in Infinite Campus for you to view by October 10th. Citizenship Grades will also be included. Please refer all grading questions to the individual teacher.

Students of the Month: Congratulations to all of our students of the month for September!

  • Lily Larkin

  • Malia Ortiz

  • Jace Leal

  • Ian Powell

  • Emma Munch

  • Elexandria Estrada

  • Lucas Honey

  • Ryker Van Engen

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

Shining Star Award: Congratulations to all of our Shining Star award recipients for September!

  • Brianna Wiley

  • Daniel Bar-Yosef

  • Xylie Fuller

  • Emma Whitaker

  • Maryah Patton

  • Cassandra Tamsasa

  • Athena Arhontas

  • Dylan Corgan

  • Emily Sanchez

  • Edith Melgar

  • Breanna Mendoza

  • Crew Larkin

  • Jace Bennecke

  • Jesse Sinclair

  • Kinsey Bennecke

  • Owen Bukoskey

  • Dylan Murphy

  • Abigail Barclay

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

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.

Yearbook: Don’t forget to purchase your yearbook before they are all sold out! CLICK HERE for more information!

Knit Wits Club is now up to 40 students in attendance, and doing awesome! We always appreciate donations of yarn and needles, and we are hosting our first potluck next Thursday!

NJHS Congratulations to the following Greenspun Junior High School Dolphins for demonstrating character, citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and service! The GJHS Dolphin Chapter of NJHS welcomes you!

FLAG FOOTBALL: Congratulations to the girls Flag Football team for defeating the White MS Challengers 20-6 on Monday and the Brown MS Bears 21-0 on Wednesday! No games this week. We will welcome Webb MS to Greenspun on Monday, 10/3, for our next game. Go Dolphins!

PSAT: All eighth grade students will participate in PSATs on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. This is a no cost test to establish baseline data for students to begin their college and career readiness. The assessment is a pressure-free way for students as they start exploring their pathway to college and a future career. We appreciate your support of this test. To learn more about the PSAT 8/9, please visit

Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.



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