Announcements-Friday, April 2nd-B Day



Looking for strength training opportunities for your middle schooler?

Starting next Tuesday, April 6th, the Johnston High School weight room will be open for any interested 6-8th graders to start strength training.  Students should enter the west side fitness center (lower level doors), that face the football field.  Warm up will start promptly at 6 AM, the work out will be over by 6:45-6:50.   

These workouts are free, open to any Johnston 6-8th graders, and will be coached by JHS coaching staff members.  Students should arrive by six, and have rides to take them home no later than 6:55.  These sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.  Masks are required at these workouts.

We are excited to start offering strength instruction to our middle school students!  Any questions can be directed to Coach Aaron Tecklenburg at   OR  Coach Brian Lutter at:


Summit Middle School is now collecting donations for the Food Bank of Iowa! There are boxes outside of every community that you can put your donations in. Examples of donations include toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, band-aids, hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, and canned foods. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at and

Thank you for helping those in need!



We have a CHAMPION!!  Summit has voted The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series their favorite in the Book Madness tournament!  Thank you to everyone that participated and voted!  We had 51 students correctly predict Diary of a Wimpy Kid as the winner!  I drew 6 names as Grand Prize Winners : Ben Cheese, Raleigh Smith, Chase Modlin, John Mills, Morgan Severin, and Bawii Bawi!  Those six people should come to the library to select a prize, and if you were one of the 51 kids that guessed correctly, you can stop in for a prize as well!  We also had 3 teachers correctly guess the winner as well – Congrats to Mrs. Petersen, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. Pierce!

Featured Book of the Week 

Zinnia is a 12 year old girl who is dealing with the fact that her college-age brother has just been diagnosed with a mental illness.  Her parents have asked her to keep this “private.”  Keeping this from her friends and having no one at school to talk to about it is proving difficult for Zinnia.  When she starts attending a Lunch Club that her science teacher has encouraged her to join, she starts thinking differently about mental health issues.  Barbara Dee is one of my favorite authors, and I recommend My Life in the Fish Tank to anyone!