GJHS Newsletter for 11/10/2022
Week at a Glance:
Shining Star Awards ceremony in the library @7:15am
SNHD Immunization Clinic
SOT Meeting in the library
Library club is canceled today for the SOT meeting
Student of the Month awards ceremony in the library @7:15am
7th grade health screenings
7th grade health screenings
Stuffed Animal Day
A Special Thank You to Our Veterans
How many of us stop and think about the reason we celebrate federal holidays? To many of our students, the significance of the holiday is a break from school. However, as adults, it is our responsibility to teach our students the true meaning behind the holiday.
Today is Veterans Day, which is way more than a break from school. It is a day to celebrate and honor all men and women who served honorably in the military. On behalf of the Greenspun Junior High School Staff, a special thank you to our veterans who have served our country, although I know that those two words are not nearly enough to encompass the magnitude of your service and sacrifice. We truly appreciate you!!!
Events & Honors:
7th grade Health Screenings November 17 & 18: In accordance with Nevada State Law, vision and hearing screenings are performed each school year for students in Kindergarten, Grade 4, Grade 7, and Grade 10, and postural (scoliosis) screenings are performed for students in Grade 6 for females and Grade 8 for males. In accordance with Senate Bill 2 (2021), the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires Clark County School District to collect a random sample of height and weight information to report on child obesity rates. Height and weight screening may be conducted in your child’s school during the school year. Student groups selected for the screening were determined by DHHS as a representative sample of students in Grade 4 and Grade 7. Height and weight screening results will be reported to the DHHS, who shall compile the information in order to monitor the health status of Nevada children. Identifying information relating to individual children will be excluded from any state reporting requirements. The procedure for height/weight screening follows the recommendations of the Nevada State Health Division. School nurses and trained ancillary personnel will measure height and weight. Privacy will be maintained within the constraints of the school setting. Vision, hearing, height, weight and/or postural screenings performed by school nurses and Health Services staff do not replace your child’s need for regular health care and check-ups with primary health care providers.
If you do not choose for your child to have vision, hearing, height, weight and/or postural (scoliosis) screenings conducted at school this year, please notify your School Nurse in writing and return the notification to the health office.
Student Immunizations: The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting an immunization clinic for children on November 16. Please see the flyer below for details:
Basketball Tryouts: Tryouts for the Greenspun Dolphins Basketball Teams are just around the corner. Basketball tryouts will be held on Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, November 15th. Tryouts for the Boys Basketball Team will be from 2:15 to 3:45 P.M. and tryouts for the Girls Basketball Team will be from 3:45 to 4:30 P.M. You must attend both days of tryouts. Also, you must have all forms completed on registermyathlete.com in order to try out. If you do not have all forms complete on registermyathlete.com you will not be allowed to try out.
Greenspun Gazette: The students in Greenspun publications have been working hard on their first news stories, and at the end of September we published our first edition for the school year! To check out all things news related- both local and worldwide- visit the Greenspun Gazette on our school website today: https://sites.google.com/nv.ccsd.net/gjhsgazette
Yearbooks: 8th grade farewell ads are now on sale! Yearbooks are more than just a history of your child's year- they are a 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.
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!
Do you own a business? Would you like to advertise in our Fine Arts Concert Programs? Then we want your support! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase an advertisement spot.
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.
1st Quarter Straight O Students: We are continuing to celebrate and recognize our straight O students on the announcements starting Thursday, 11/10! They will be listed alphabetically by grade level. Keep watching daily to see your child’s name!
Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.