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Greenspun JHS Newsletter 04-05-2024

Updated: Apr 9

Week at a Glance:

Monday 4/8:

  • ELA SBAC testing 8:00 - 10:00 (updated)

Tuesday 4/9:

  • ELA SBAC testing 8:00 - 10:00 (updated)

  • Cheerleading tryouts

Wednesday 4/10:

  • ELA SBAC testing 8:00 - 10:00 (updated)

  • Cheerleading tryouts

  • Soccer games vs. Brown JHS @Greenspun BOYS: 3:00pm   GIRLS: 4:15pm

Thursday 4/11:

  • ELA SBAC testing 8:00 - 10:00

  • Cheerleading tryouts

  • Soccer games @Mannion MS BOYS: 4:00pm    GIRLS: 5:15pm

Friday 4/12:

Principal's Message: SBAC Challenge!

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

It’s SBAC time, and I have a question for all of my wonderful students.

Would you like to participate in my principal’s challenge?

As the principal of Greenspun Junior High School, I challenge all of you to achieve your BEST scores ever on your upcoming SBAC tests.

If your scores are better this year than they were last year, I will personally invite you to a Chick-fil-A luncheon to celebrate your hard work and success. All you have to do is show me your scores have improved! Even if you will be in ninth grade next year, you will be invited to the

celebration! As your principal, I have faith in you. If you focus, take your time, and answer each question carefully, I know you will improve your last year’s scores.

Events & Honors:

JV Quiz: Congratulations to the Greenspun Junior Varsity Quiz team.  This past Saturday they competed against many other middle schools at Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy.  The team won all three of its matches and ended up making it to the semifinals. Good job Malia Ortiz, Caleb Langeveld, Kamryn Peterson, Red Raven Vales, Addison Roderick, Jesse Sinclair, and Sean Roederick. 

Band: On April 4, 2024, the Greenspun Wind Symphony performed at the CCSD Advanced Band Festival. The judges loved hearing from our bands and awarded our groups with a rating of Superior+. This is the highest rating possible for a band! It shows how dedicated our students are to their craft, and we could not be more proud!

Scoliosis Screening: Postural screening, as required by Nevada State Law, will be conducted by school nurses in your child’s school on April 19, 2024; this screening is only for 6th grade girls and 8th grade boys

  • The purpose of postural screening is to detect signs of abnormal spinal development so that the need for treatment can be determined. For this screening, boys and girls will be seen separately. Privacy will be maintained within the constraints of the school setting. Students will be asked to remove their shirts and shoes. Girls are encouraged to wear a sports bra underneath their shirts. 

  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases of spinal curvature are mild, but may become progressively more severe as the child continues to grow. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can later affect the health and appearance of the child. 

  • You will be notified only if a possible abnormality is observed and follow-up is necessary. This screening does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and check-ups. If you do not want your child to have a postural screening at school, please notify the school nurse at

Teacher Appreciation Week: Greenspun Students: Teacher Appreciation is coming up in May and Student Council would like to give positive notes to teachers from their students!  Please take the time to fill out a note to your teacher about how much you appreciate them. Deadline is Tuesday, April 30th. Click below to submit!  Thank you!

Straight O Reward: ATTENTION Quarter 4 Straight"O" Students! We will be celebrating your outstanding citizenship on April 12th during your lunch. If you have not picked up your Quarter 4 sticker, stop by and see Ms. Lopez. The Quarter 4 sticker will be required to receive your Straight "O" treats. Great job, and see you on the 12th of April.

SBAC Testing: Starting April 3, 2024, Greenspun Junior High School students will participate in the Nevada Smarter Summative Assessments in the ELA and Math content areas. Eighth-grade students will participate in the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) in the science content area. These assessments measure individual student achievement on the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS) in English Language Arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. 

We strongly need your child’s participation to help our school receive “high performance” on the Nevada Star Rating System.  Your cooperation in assisting the school with this achievement is greatly appreciated.  Please click here for more information.

Green Valley HS Multicultural Night: Green Valley High School would like to invite your school community, students, staff and parents to our first ever Multicultural Night.  We will be holding this event on Wednesday, April 17th from 5:00-7:00 pm in our quad.  We will have performances, activity booths and informational booths from our school groups as well as local community organizations. The event is free to attend and a great way to connect to the Green Valley High School community. 

Save the Date: 8th Grade End of Year Events. In order for 8th students to attend these events they must remain free from SSC infractions for 4th quarter. (In-House or Suspension).

Webstore: The online webstore continues to be upgraded by CCSD, but may be inaccessible for an indefinite amount of time.  We apologize for this inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to accept cash or personal check payments in person.  Please contact Christina Ortiz, GJHS banker, if you need any assistance.  

Cheerleading Tryouts: Greenspun Cheer Tryouts are April 9th - 12th from 4-5pm.  See the Greenspun Cheer page to register.  You must have a current physical completed to try out.

8th graders going to Coronado HS next year, Coronado Cheer tryouts are the same week April 8th through the 12th.  See Mrs. Zuniga for a Coronado tryout packet.  

Greenspun Shirt Flash Sale: Greenspun Shirts now on sale for only $12.00 (Reg. $20.00). Get them before they are gone, last chance.  See school banker to purchase.

Student Handbook: The Student Handbook has been revised and updated!  Please view our new and improved student handbook on our website:

Artists Spotlight: 

Absence notes: Parents, please submit absence notes within three days, by clicking on the Attendance icon on our home page at

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!

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 the office for assistance. 

SafeVoice: SafeVoice is an anonymous tip report system with live response 24/7/365. Safevoice (SV) includes and goes beyond bullying to create an anonymous way to also report threats of school violence and friends at risk of suicide, self-harm, drugs and more.  CLICK HERE to submit a report

Rave Reviews: Do you know of any CCSD employees who make a difference and are exemplary models of the District’s core values? Recognize one of our many outstanding employees for their commitment to education by submitting a RAVE (Recognize a Valued Employee) Review. CLICK HERE to submit a Rave Review! 

CCSD Student Code of Conduct: Parents, please CLICK HERE to view the CCSD Student Code of Conduct

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be TBA.  Click here for GJHS SOT information

Greenspun Gallery:

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



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