GJHS Newsletter 9/30/2022
Week at a Glance:
ALL 1st quarter work is due today, including missing assignments and assessment re-takes!
SOT Meeting @2:30pm in the library
Welcome Back Dance
End of First Quarter
“If you don’t have anything nice to say,” don’t say it at all,” my mother reminded me each day as I left for school during my teen years.
At the time, I didn’t think about the importance of what she said. Instead, I heeded her words of wisdom because she always gave me sound advice. Now, as an adult, I see the importance of my mother’s words more than ever. As author Ina Hughs states, “Words can shatter the soul,” and I couldn’t agree more.
That is why kindness matters…two simple words that have the power of a superhero. It is a power that can bring happiness, confidence, and a sense of well-being, not only to others, but to ourselves, as well.
If only we could instill this bit of knowledge into the hearts and minds of our children as they walk into school each day. If we could remind our children to keep their negative comments to themselves and share the positive ones instead, we, like my mother, will inspire our children to believe that kindness matters.
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.
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.
Greenspun StuCo will be hosting our Welcome Back dance on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 2:15-3:15 pm. There will be late buses. Students must purchase a ticket to attend. Tickets will be sold at all lunches next week for $3 each, or $5 at the door! Food and snacks will be available during the dance for an added fee! Come dance and hang out with us!
Did you know that Greenspun Student Council is on Instagram? Follow us at @greenspun.stuco to know all about school events, activities, fun and more! We also play games and give prizes to our followers! Follow us today! Go Dolphins!
GJHS Candy Election begins on October 3 Students will vote for their favorite candy in the candy primaries on October 14! The winning candies will go on to the final election to see what candy is the ultimate winner on October 27! Who will be crowned the top candy?
SOCKTOBER is coming! During the week of October 17-October 21, Student Council will be collecting new pairs of socks for the homeless shelter! Did you know that socks are one of the most commonly requested items at the shelter? Socks should be turned in to first period teachers! The winning class will earn a pizza or donut party!
Yearbook: 8th grade farewell ads are now on sale! Yearbooks are more than just a history of your child's year- they are a time capsule that stirs nostalgia in years, or even decades, down the road. Give your graduating 8th grader something special in their yearbook. Recognize your graduate with a farewell ad! Ads can be purchased and created at jostensyearbooks.com, or simply scan the QR below.
Congratulations to the following students for making the 2022-23 Color Guard Team: Alexa Ramirez, Bella Gutierrez, Caileigh Floyd, Charlotte Brennan, Emily Sanchez, Genevieve Oliveros, Jailynn Ford, Jocelyn Banda, Karleigh Beranek, Khalin Gizelle Aspengren, Leilah Castaneda, Madysen D'Alliegro, Marina Summers, Megan Bonilla, Nicholas Camuso, Owen Barrell, Rylee Hamm, and Xylie Fuller.
The fine arts department did an amazing job with their fundraising efforts!
School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.
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 https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9.
Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.
Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano