Announcements for Thursday April 11, 2024

Announcements for: Thursday April 11, 2024

Teachers will update weekly assignments every Sunday so students know what needs to be done the following week. In the weekly updates, teachers will communicate any due dates for student work.




Congratulations to the 8th grade JMS Knowledge Bowl team who competed at the Jr. High finals yesterday!


First, teams took an online 150 multiple-choice question test last month to qualify for the finals at DMACC. Yesterday’s in-personal finals started with a written round followed by 7 additional rounds of triple-team head-to-head competition with buzzers, finishing in 8th place overall.



Left to right: Srihari Kumaresan, Aditi Pandey, Joanna Foo, Sree Bethanapalli



It’s that time again! SPIRIT WEAR!! Do you need to refresh your dragon gear? Follow this link to order! Make sure to enter JMS at checkout to benefit our PTO! Deadline to order is Friday, April 12th.



Is there a teacher or administrator that you want to see pied in the face? Now is your chance. During lunches next week you can donate money to the teacher or administrator that you want to see get a pie in the face. Top two will get a pie in the face during our next assembly!





Registration for Fall 2024 online DMACC classes is now open! These classes are open to 9th-12th graders for the 2024-2025 school year. Students should review the Johnston approved courses list and select the course(s) they would like to take. Descriptions for courses can be found on DMACC’s website within their course catalog. Once students have decided on a class, they will need to fill out the Memo of Understanding and return it to the counseling office in order to get registered for the class. They can pick up a paper copy in the counseling office if needed. The deadline for registering for DMACC classes is May 31st, 2024


Questions for DMACC can be sent to Kayla Lunn at








Did you know all communications for JMS are done through parent square? Please be sure to download the app to ensure that you are receiving all notifications regarding your student(s) and their schools.



** 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 of 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.


ATTENTION 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