Greenspun JHS Newsletter 9-29-2023
Updated: Oct 1
Week at a Glance:
Week of Respect: Wear your favorite sports team jersey to celebrate diverse opinions and ideas about the teams you enjoy.
Week of Respect: Show the best of yourself by arriving for class Dressed for Success.
Fine Arts Donation Drive Raising Canes Party in the library
NO LIBRARY CLUB
Flag Football @Mannion MS BOYS 4:00pm GIRLS 5:15pm
Week of Respect: Put bullying to bed- wear cozy pajamas. Respect your family.
NO LIBRARY CLUB due to a staff meeting
Week of Respect: You can’t take back your words! Wear your shirt backwards. Respect your classmates.
Week of Respect: Wear a blue shirt for a “Get Your Blue On” activity.
Acapalooza Concert Choir
I can’t tell you how many conversations I hear in a day that are overshadowed with disrespectful, hurtful, angry words. Whether they are spoken by teens or adults, they have the power to cause unmeasurable and irreversible pain.
Once they are said, it's not like we can take an eraser and wipe them away. As Ina Hughes explained in a personal narrative called “Betty Ann,” Sticks and stones only break bones. Words can shatter the soul.”
As we celebrate the upcoming Week of Respect, my hope is that we reflect on the power of our words and think about how we can express ourselves in a more positive way. Our conversations will become more meaningful, and we will not have to worry about trying to wipe away our words with an eraser.
Events & Honors:
Week of Respect: Governor Lombardo has proclaimed the first week in October as the Week of Respect. This initiative requires the Clark County School District (CCSD) to promote prevention and intervention activities to eliminate incidents of discrimination based on race, bullying, and cyberbullying in all schools and work environments. The week of respect begins on October 2, 2023, through October 6, 2023.
This week will feature videos on Greenspun TV, highlighting the Week of Respect. Be sure to watch every day to learn how to be an UPSTANDER. In addition, we encourage students to participate in the various activities we'll have on campus next week.
We want to encourage all Greenspun students to participate in the Get Your Blue On activity on Friday, October 6. We ask them to wear any shade of blue on this day.
The quarter ends on October 6th: All missing and redo assignments must be turned in by Wednesday, October 4th. Check Infinite Campus to see what assignments need to be turned in. All assignments must be turned in by October 4th, for this grading period.
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.
Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Color guard team!
Yearbook Congratulations! Our Yearbook Crew attended the Southern Nevada Society of Journalists Awards on Thursday, 9/28. Awards were presented to publication teams for their exemplary work in their school yearbook and newspapers. We are excited to share that our 2022-2023 Yearbook Crew, under the direction of Casey Juliano and Allie McIlroy, won numerous awards, including Best In Show Gold! Other awards won included: Excellent in Portrait/Reference Spread and Chronological Spread. We also received Honorable Mentions in Sports Spread, Sports Action Photo, Divider, Specialty Spread, Clubs/Organization Spread, and Title Page. Adam Campbell walked away with three awards, including two Clubs/Organization Photos and one for Feature Photo. Creedence Mikelson received an award for her Student Life Spread. Congratulations to our 2022/2023 Yearbook Crew. Thank you for your achievements and the fabulous work you did capturing our school memories!
NV ACDA Honor Choir: Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the NV ACDA Middle School Honor Choir! They will begin rehearsals next week and will perform at UNLV on Ham Hall Stage for the Honor Choir Concert on Thursday, November 7, 2023 at 7pm.
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 Greenspun Runners! Running Club will begin on October 2nd from 2:15 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. on the field. Permission slips are available in the back office and must be completed and returned to Ms. Lopez by Friday, September 29th. You must have a completed form to join Running Club. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Lopez, 7th Grade Counselor.
Henderson Silver Knights Jersey Design Contest: Do you have a flair for design? Would you like to win suite tickets to a Henderson Silver Knights Game? Would you like to tour the practice facility of our Stanley Cup winning Golden Knights? Would you like to meet some of the Silver Knights players and have your design worn on their jerseys? Then this contest is for you! All information regarding the contest can be viewed in the weekly parent newsletter. Design template and waiver form may be picked up in room 209. All entries and waiver forms must be submitted to Ms. Reusch in room 209 by the end of the day on Tuesday October 3rd.
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!
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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