Student Death Notification
The district will be providing school counselor services at the high school for any student, staff member, parent, or community member in need of support surrounding his death. The high school, located at 6501 NW 62nd, will be open from for counseling services all days this week, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. The district is encouraging parents to monitor their child’s social media activity, peer conversations, and behavior that may indicate they are struggling with the grieving process.
For anyone looking for reliable resources regarding teen grief, please visit the Hamilton’s Funeral Home Academy of Grief website. The district also offers a Student Assistance Program through Unity Point Health; to make an appointment for free counseling services for Johnston students and/or family members, please call 263-4004.
The visitation and funeral will be held on Friday, May 12 at the Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, WDM, IA. The visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; funeral services will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a luncheon to follow.