JMS Students & Guardians,

Please see the information below about the Summer Weightlifting and Speed & Agility opportunities. This program is free to all Johnston Community School District registered students that will be in 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2023. No registration or sign up is needed. Attendance will be taken as students arrive.



Aaron Tecklenbrug –

Assistants: Matthew McGraw, Ari Ross, Kevin Grider and Brad Behren


Weight Room – Johnston Middle School Door 15

Speed & Agility – Johnston Middle School Football Field



Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

June 5, 2023 through July 20, 2023

**NO Sessions on Monday, July 3 or Tuesday, July 4



In the event that we need to cancel a session due to instructor illness/emergency, PARENTS will receive an email notification from Melissa Crosse, Assistant Activities Director.


Current 7th grade students will attend the 8th grade sessions.
Current 8th grade students will attend the 9th grade sessions. 

Current 9th grade students will attend Johnston High School sessions. (Info coming soon)

MONDAY-7AM – 8th Weight Room – JMS Door 157AM – 9th Speed & Agility – JMS Football Field


8AM – 9th Weight Room – JMS Door 15

8AM – 8th Speed & Agility – JMS Football Field



7AM – 8th Weight Room – JMS Door 15


8AM – 9th Weight Room – JMS Door 15



7AM – 8th Weight Room – JMS Door 15


8AM – 9th Weight Room – JMS Door 15


There is no cost or registration for this program. Students must be enrolled in the Johnston Community School District and attend JMS next fall. Current 9th grade students will attend sessions at the high school.


Expectations & Requirements:

  • Enter the weight room mentally and physically ready to work
  • No horseplay at any time
  • Use common sense and avoid potentially dangerous situations
  • No food or drink or gum in the Weight Room, other than water
  • Wear proper lifting clothes
  • Shoes Must Be Worn at All Times (No Sandals, Open Toe Shoes, CROCS).
  • No headphones (Be coachable to hear coach/teammate feedback and timing system)
  • A spotter must be used on all free lifting stations.  Example: Bench Press, Incline Press, Overhead Press.
  • Return all free weights to their correct weight racks
  • Report any Injury to the supervisor immediately
  • Never lift weights without a supervisor present In the room
  • Follow the prescribed weight and repetition assigned by your individual program
  • Never sacrifice technique for weight! Technique and quality repetitions are the priority
  • Bring the right attitude, effort, and energy. We are here to work!
  • Help to create an environment that encourages optimal performance. BE EXCELLENT!

**Failure to comply with the standards above will result in a loss of privilege and student may be removed permanently **



The Unified Activity Federation (Iowa High School Athletic Association, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Iowa High School Music Association, and Iowa High School Speech Association) Non-Contact Period for the summer of 2022 will be Sunday, July 23, 2023, through Sunday, July 30, 2023.  This is the second year of an annual break in activities across Iowa each summer.

During this time, there will be no Activities in the Johnston Community School District to include camps, clinics, workouts, strength and conditioning, lessons, meetings, emails, etc.


Thanks and Go Dragons,

Melissa Crosse

Assistant Activities Director