Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, A-ODD




Today (Wednesday, June 2) is an A-ODD day.



JMS Weekly Learning Plans

ATTENTION STUDENTS — Please remove ALL items from your locker TODAY as well as padlocks if you brought one. Please look through LOST & FOUND as items will be donated after today! Return all textbooks and Library books! If you haven’t bought your yearbook, buy it TODAY! Have a great summer!




FTC Robotics — Interested in gaming and robots?

Then join the Robot Race hosted by Johnston’s FTC robotics team, the Galactic Robogeese.

The races will be on June 1-2, 2021 at 3-4 pm, where you will get a chance to drive a robot through a circuit and compete against others.

To learn more, follow this link or scan the QR code on the posters in the hallways.


Attention 8th Grade students – that are wanting to get a School Permit starting this summer:  First, you must meet the state of Iowa requirements for obtaining a School Permit.  Second, work through the necessary steps that are located at the following link:  .  Once the previous steps are completed, you may pick up the DOT Affidavit Sheet from the JMS Main Office.  The Affidavit Sheet CANNOT be picked up any sooner than June 1st and taken to the DOT any sooner than June 3rd.  If there are questions relating to a School Permit or the process, please contact Mr. England.

JHS Girls Cross Country — Any 8th grade Dragons interested in being part of the 2021 JHS Girls Cross Country team please fill out this survey and let Coach Hennes ( know if you have any questions!!



JMS Yearbook — Yearbooks have arrived!  If you preordered a yearbook, they were handed out in PRIDE Friday.  If you were gone on Friday, check with your PRIDE teacher to get your yearbook.  If you did not order a yearbook in advance—no problem! You may order a yearbook via REV TRAK and pay with a credit card, or you can pay with cash or check for  $28 in the office. Extra copies will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.   ONLINE STUDENTS, you may pick up your yearbooks from the Front Office anytime before 3:30 pm.


Johnston Band Parents Association — 2021 Plant Sale link is active NOW — see below.  All sales this year are online only.

Coupons can be ordered online at Johnston Band Plant Sale and will be delivered at the end of April for redemption at Holub. Coupons may only be redeemed for the plant options specified on the coupons and must be used by June 30, 2021.  His shop is open April 25 – July 12, 2021.

Customers can go directly to Holub Greenhouse, 4365 Merle Hay Road to pick out their plants and they can only pick out plants specified on the coupons.


JMS School Permits — 9th grade school permit drivers, we want to keep you safe and legal. REMEMBER YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE TO SCHOOL–you should not be driving to any other location with this permit! Please review the laws/expectations of your School Permit.

USAGE: When can I use my School Permit?

  • Only within the school boundaries

  • To school or school sponsored event

LOCATIONS:  ** Where do I go with my School Permit? **

  • Travel the direct route (App.)

  • Gas stations should be on or nearest to the route

TRANSPORTING OTHERS:  Can anyone else ride with me?

  • One passenger other than siblings

  • This does not change the direct route expectation, passengers must start and stop at your locations

VIOLATIONS:  What will happen to me if I don’t obey the law?

  • Examples of Law Enforcement Consequences

  • Loss of privileges (Ex: 2 or more Moving Violations = Revoked for 1 year)

  • Monetary (Ex: $195 for Speeding Violation)

  • Prolonged time for license

  • School Consequences

  • Typically: Warning, Alternative parking sight, Loss of privilege

PARKING: Where can I park while I’m at school?

  • Back Lot – North side of JMS (Enter Door 15)

  • Must have purchased a parking tag ($20) in the JMS Front Office

  • Use only non “staff parking” spots

9th grade students who wish to obtain a school driver’s permit can follow the following link:

This link will guide them to a Google Site. Students will need to log in with their jdragonmail credentials in order to watch a video and complete a quiz. The video contains the information that was presented at permit meetings in the past and will now take the place of those meetings. One parent will need to watch the video and note that completion on the quiz. As usual, the only students eligible are 9th graders who have completed driver’s education and have had their learner’s permit for at least six months. After the quiz has been completed, students can pick up their signed Department of Transportation form in the JMS Front Office. Students will need a parking tag to park on school grounds during the school year. Parking tags are available for $20 when students pick up their DOT form. Please make sure you have your license plate number with you at the time of purchase.