Greenspun JHS Newsletter 10-6-2023
Updated: Oct 12
Week at a Glance:
NO SCHOOL Staff Development Day
SOT MEETING in the library
NO Library Club due to SOT meeting
Flag Football Games at Miller: 4:00 pm girls; 5:15 pm boys
Flag Football Games at Greenspun vs. Schofield: 4:00 pm boys; 5:15 pm girls
Events & Honors:
Dolphin Sticker: We are so excited to announce the return of the Dolphin Sticker! These are awarded to all students with Straight O's for the first quarter grading cycle. These allow students privileges such as the Straight O lunch, a special treat, and going to sporting events without a parent present. We congratulate these students and are so very proud of you.
A reminder for students without dolphin stickers: you must have a parent present to attend all Greenspun sporting events. Thank you for your cooperation.
FOX5 A+ Educator: Congratulations to Robotics teacher Ms. Casey Juliano for being recognized by FOX5 in partnership with Silver State Schools Credit Union and the People Over Profit Foundation as an A+ Educator. CLICK BELOW!
PSAT testing: On behalf of the Clark County School District, I would like to inform you that the PSAT 8/9 will be given to all 8th-grade students at Greenspun JHS on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. In alignment with District Focus: 2024 goals, the test will be offered to students free of charge. This test's results and middle school recommendations may be used for 9th-grade course enrollment.
The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments offered by the College Board. Tightly aligned with the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT, the PSAT 8/9 establishes a college and career readiness baseline as students transition to high school. The PSAT 8/9 will support all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge most matter to college and career success. This test is a pressure-free way for students to start exploring their path to college and a future career.
Parents and guardians, we appreciate your support of this assessment as your student continues through middle school, high school, and beyond. To learn more about the PSAT 8/9, we invite parents and students to visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9.
Cheer Clinic: CLICK HERE to Register for the Greenspun October 21st Cheer Clinic and Halftime Performance on the Greenspun website by Friday, October 13th. Registration includes a T-shirt, 4 hour clinic, and Football Performance.
Drama Club: Do you like to act, design costumes/sets, do makeup, play a musical instrument, and/or do tech? GJHS Drama club might be for you! The first GJHS drama club meeting will be held in the Little Theater on October 4th, from 2:15 to 3:15! Meetings will be every Wednesday. Please make sure you have arrangements to be picked up if you plan on coming! We hope to see you there!
GVHS Theater: Support Green Valley High School Theatre! "Somewhere, Nowhere" by Lindsey Price is being performed by Green Valley High School's theatre department October 18th-21st. Some of our Drama Club students are involved! Tickets are available at www.GVHSTheatre.com.
Girls Soccer: The girl's soccer team will be selling Halloween themed wristbands at lunch this month for October! If you would like to buy a wristband to support your girl's soccer team, they are being sold for $1! If you buy a wristband for $2, you can pick out of the mystery box for a spooky surprise! If you missed buying a wristband at lunch, look for Ms. Sakola in the quad on Fridays after the 2:11 bell!
SECTA Field Trip Opportunity: Greenspun JHS is excited to announce an opportunity for our 8th Grade females to visit SECTA. SECTA has partnered with Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department of the Clark County School District to promote #GirlsinSTEM, an event providing middle school girls with technology and STEM experiences as they relate to current in-demand careers in Nevada. Participants will explore a variety of technology related career opportunities such as graphic design, information technology management, digital photography, engineering, animation, and more. Students will attend these sessions and participate in hands-on activities to help build their confidence and familiarity with technology and STEM careers. Lunch will also be provided for the students. This event will take place on November 17, 2023, from approximately 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at SECTA High School. If you are interested please contact the 8th Grade Counselor at email@example.com. We will be limited to 30 students, so participation will be based on order of students’ response.
Magnet School Choice Fair: Saturday October 14, Las Vegas Academy 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Homework Club: Homework club is now available to all students for math and English language arts! Please see the Clubs & Activities page of our website for club times and locations!
Running Club: Attention Running Club Participants! Starting next week, Running Club will be on Mondays and Tuesdays! We will meet at the same time, and at the same location. Thanks, and see you on Tuesday, October 10th for Running Club.
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.
School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be October 10 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.
Check the GJHS calendar for more events & information.
View daily announcements on our Youtube channel!
Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano