JMS Annoucements – 10/31/19

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Thursday, October 31, A Day


New Announcements:

There will be a Freshman Johnston Baseball meeting on November 5th at 5:30 PM in the Middle School weight room.  Please bring your IPad. If you are a freshman planning on playing baseball this year….attendance at this meeting is mandatory.  Also…if you are someone interested in MANAGING for the Johnston Baseball program….we would like you to attend this meeting as well.  5:30 PM Baseball Meeting on Tuesday, November 5th for players and managers….Middle School Weight Room…..bring your IPad.  Be there.

Any 9-12th grader interested in WRESTLING, should simply send Coach Tecklenburg an email at:   or

Also, all 9-12 wrestlers and managers should plan on attending a pre-season informational meeting on Tuesday November 12th at 3:10 PM in the wrestling room at JHS.  Freshman at JMS should ride the activity bus from JMS and report directly to the wrestling room at JHS for this meeting.  PARENTS/GUARDIANS, please get your son registered at the following link prior to the first practice on Monday November 19th:

 Finally, there will be an informational meeting for parents during the first week of the practice season at a time to be determined.    Any questions, please just email me at either link above.


Repeat Announcements:

JHS Student Council is hosting 3 on 3 basketball on Sunday, November 3rd at the high school gym from 12 to 2 PM. We wanted to invite any freshman at the school, so they can feel a part of the high school experience. From here on out, these sign-ups will be sent earlier, so be looking for more opportunities!

 This is the link to sign up:

Sources of Strength Meeting!

Bring a friend and come for trick-o-treats and a quick meeting on Thursday 10/31 at 7:15am or 2:55pm in Mrs. York’s classroom, room #417.

Can’t wait to see you all!!

Any questions ask Mrs. York or Mrs. Overton

SCHOOL PERMIT MEETING: Attention 9th Grade Students! Our next School Permit Meeting will be Tuesday, November 5 at 3:15 PM in the Cafeteria of Johnston Middle School (enter through front entrance). The ONLY students eligible are 9th grade students who HAVE HAD THEIR LEARNERS’ PERMIT FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AND HAVE COMPLETED DRIVER’S ED. THE STUDENT AND A PARENT MUST ATTEND THE MEETING! Please bring your completed Driver’s Education Certificate (if you have a paper version – if you do not have a paper version don’t worry about it) and learner’s permit to the meeting. Parking Tags will be available for $20 during the meeting. Students will need a parking tag to park on school grounds during the school year. Please make sure you have your license plate number with you at the time of purchase. If you have NOT completed Driver’s Ed by the meeting date, we will have another meeting next month. Be watching your announcements for the date and time!

Calling all artists! You are invited to submit original artwork to a contest to choose the cover for this year’s JMS Yearbook. The yearbook theme is 2020 Vision. The contest winner’s work will appear on the front cover and wrap around on the back cover, so size accordingly. Entries are due by October 31 and will be judged based on creative interpretation of the theme, originality, and expression of JMS spirit and pride. Use any 2-dimensional media (drawing, painting, collage, etc.). Entries not selected for the cover may be included inside the book to showcase student creativity. Questions? Ask Ms. Kehrli, Mr. Kirkholm, or Ms. James.

9th grade students: Are you new to Mock Trial at the High School level? Informational meetings for grades 9-12 Mock Trial will be held on Monday, October 28th from 3:00-3:30 PM in room 412, Ms. McConnell’s room, at JMS OR Thursday, October 31st at 7:00 PM in room 412, Ms. McConnell’s room. Each meeting will last approximately 30 minutes.

Attending a Mock Trial meeting is required for any student who HAS NOT participated in High School Mock Trial. These are for both students and parents when possible. If you are unable to attend either one of the meetings, you must contact Ms. McConnell ( to discuss your participation by November 1.

Bowling tryouts will be held Nov. 11th and 12th for boys, Nov. 13th and 14th for girls. No experience or equipment necessary! All tryouts and practices will be held at Warrior Lanes (190 SE Laurel Street Waukee, IA 50263). Please see the attached flier for details.  If you have questions or cannot attend the meeting but want the information, contact Owen Smith ( Hope we can have you on the team! JHS BOWLING TRYOUTS 2019