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Greenspun JHS Newsletter 11/18/2022

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Week at a Glance:

Monday 11/21

  • Winter MAP Testing (Math, Reading, and Science)

Tuesday 11/22

  • Winter MAP Testing (Math, Reading, and Science)

Wednesday 11/23

  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving break

Thursday 11/24

  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving break

Friday 11/25

  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving break

Principal’s Message

Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

November is an action-packed season filled with school activities and the hustle and bustle of deadlines as the end of the semester quickly draws near. As we approach this busy time of year, it is important to take a moment to breathe, prioritize, and focus on the positive, rather than dwell on the negative. It is also a time to count our blessings and be thankful for those people and things that bring joy into our lives.

In the findings of a Stanford study, researchers stated, "On days when individuals reported high levels of gratitude, they also reported a greater sense of well being and fewer physical health symptoms." In addition, research shows that gratitude can also have a positive effect on our friends and family.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I encourage all of us to take the time to thank those who have made a positive difference in our lives. It is a small way to have a meaningful impact and to improve our sense of well-being.

Events & Honors:

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as members of the CCSD Middle School Honor Choir!

6th grade

7th grade

8th grade

  • Nathan Baughman

  • Sebastian Ho

  • James Jones

  • Kyle Lewis

  • Ryssa Mason

  • Brycen Scobie

  • Nilah Bassin

  • Collin Chandler

  • Lily Larkin

  • Claudia LaRotta

  • Ireland Barclay

  • Franklin Nguyen

  • Rares Postirnac

  • Grayson Reece

  • Ally Turnell

Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Maddoxx Egnor and Julien Lingat for advancing to the CCSD Final Spelling Bee that will take place on December 7, 2022. Great job!!!

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with the Student of the Month award for the month of November:

  • Giselle Barroso

  • Astrid Velez

  • Jovantae Holmes

  • Maryann Blackmon

  • Megan Bonilla

  • Raquel Keller

  • Franklin Nguyen

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized with the Shining Star award for the month of November:

  • Zachary Bellante

  • Adam Campbell

  • Summer Hannon

  • Tabitha Bwakamba

  • Jazmine Palafox

  • Rylan Harry

  • Lincoln Gutierrez

  • Maggie Pascucci

  • Emmit Cox

  • Eunyul Lee

  • Bella Gutierrez

  • Will Fronk

  • Michael Aronovich-McGregor

  • Jordan Jackson

  • Toby Dell

  • Taje Bean

  • Ava Silander

The Jedi Academy will be meeting Tuesday next week, not Wednesday, in room 338 after school. This will be the final day to finish up your D & D adventures! After Thanksgiving break we will be moving on to new activities.

HOLIDAY CERAMIC ORNAMENT PAINTING EVENT: We are hosting a holiday ceramic ornament painting event on Monday, Nov 28th from 5-7pm. Color me Mine will be bringing all the supplies. All you have to do is come, paint an ornament, and enjoy hot cocoa and candy canes in the multi purpose room! Ornament fee is $15 and includes hot cocoa and candy canes!

Greenspun Running Club: There will be no Running Club on Tuesday, November 22nd. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and Family time. See you on 29th!

Knit-Wits: The Knit Wits Knitting Club is making progress on their first major project-a bunny plush! Helen Pease-Byron and Athena Romeo were the first to finish their plush! If you are some "bunny" who would like to learn to knit, come to room 331 every Thursday after school!

6th Grade Homework Club is canceled Wednesday, November 30th. You can get math help from Mrs. Watson in room 135 on Tuesday or Mrs. Heywood in room 133 on Thursday.

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

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 have a business you would like to promote? We sell advertisements for our Fine Arts Concert Programs! Please contact for more information. All artwork is due by November 30th. Price guide

Ring in the holiday season with our Madrigal Choir at Ethel M. Chocolates this year! They will be singing there on Friday, December 2nd from 6-7pm. Entrance to Ethel M is only $1 and supports local charities! Hope to see you there!

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.

School Organizational Team: The next Greenspun JHS SOT meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7 at 2:30pm. Click here for GJHS SOT information.



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