JMS Announcements – 1/17/23

Announcements for Tuesday, January 17, 2023 


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.



SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:  Science Olympiad will meet Thursday after school this week from 3:00 – 3:45.


MEN’S GOLF:  Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Fall Men’s Golf 2023 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Fall Men’s Golf 2023 is for current 8th-11th graders for this school year.  There will be player information meetings held on January 30 and/or February 2.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at

ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS:  The course selection process for the 2023-2024 school year has started!

To kick off the process, JHS Counselors will offer an evening zoom session for each individual grade 9-11th. The zoom meetings are geared towards the student AND their families.

The zoom sessions will be recorded and all materials will be sent to participants that register.

Please mark your calendar for the following date:

  • Current Freshmen-Class of 2026: January 25th at 7 pm, to register for this session CLICK HERE

JOHNSTON BAND: All-You-Can-Eat Belgium Waffle Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan 28 from 8-11 AM.

Tickets pre-selling at the following places/dates:

  • Tues Jan 10 – Home Basketball game
  • Sat. Jan 14 – Fareway & HyVee 9 – 11 AM
  • Tues. Jan 17 – Home Basketball game  & Timber Ridge 5th Grade Band Concert
  • Thurs. Jan 19 – Wrestling Meet & Beaver Creek 5th Grade Band Concert
  • Sat. Jan 21 – HyVee and Fareway 9 – 11 AM


Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

9th Grade Students ONLY – 6:00-7:00am -Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Locker rooms will be available in the morning for students to shower, change, etc.

8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

  • No locker rooms will be open after school. Students will change in the restroom located across from the weight room.

Location:  JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15


1st Day After Winter Break- Monday, January 9

Last Day of Winter – Thursday, March 2


School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


In the event we need to close the weight room, the Activities Department will use the following methods of communication:

  • Twitter
  • Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews
  • In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson


** 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.

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