JMS Announcements – 1/25/21

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Monday, January 25, 2021, A-ODD


Today (Monday, January 25) is an ODD A-day.

**  JMS 2020 Time Schedule Early Dismissal




Congratulations to our PRIDE winners from last week!!

Mitch Driscoll → Nominated by Mrs. Lane for Excellence

Meredith Heggen → Nominated by Mrs. Lane for Excellence

Hailey DeBruin → Nominated by Mrs. Lane for Excellence

Theo Miller → Nominated by Mrs. Anthofer for Positivity

…and our PRIDE teacher of the week…

Mr. Harken → Nominated by Owen Tallman for Determination

Congratulations to our show choirs on their accomplishments in the Des Moines Christian Illumination Show Choir Competition over the weekend!

Innovation – 1st runner up overall for the day.

                             Star performer awards: Melanie Dygart & Neil Lagerblade

Synergy – 3rd runner up overall for the day.

             1st place in the JV Division

             Star performer awards: Riesa Kongshaug & Taevian Pope

Bella Voce – 1st place in the all women’s division

                 Star performer awards: Taylor Adams & Hailey Akinsola

Sound Advice – 2nd place in the JV Division

                     Star performer award: Aubrey Clark & Callahan Rourke

Impact – 1st Place in the Middle School Division

               Best Male Soloist – Dylan O’Conner

               Best Vocals

               Best Visuals

              Star performer award: Charlotte Lange & Jay Rixner


9th Grade Boy tennis players

There will be a zoom meeting to order apparel for the upcoming season

Jan 28 @ 4p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 826 4698 8997

Passcode: 8HBQgw

Take a screen shot of the Zoom link or contact Coach Shipp at and she will email it to you.


Middle School Swimming ** Registration Deadline – Monday, February 1, 2021

8th Grade Boys and girls interested in middle school swimming, need to register online before Monday, February 1, 2021. Coaches will be sending an email to all registered participants the week of February 8th. Registration Link:


Any and all students interested in upcoming athletics, please register now using the Johnston online activities registration system. All student-athletes are required to have a yearly sports physical on file in the system. Please see the attached sports physical form, that should be brought to the doctor appointment and signed by doctor, then a parent or guardian should complete the additional information on the form. Athleticphysical

Once a student is registered, the coaches will be notified with athlete information and coaches will be sending updates to the athlete and parents.


Open to boys and girls in grade 8, practices are held at Johnston Middle School, and home meets at Johnston High School. Practice begins in March.


Open to students in grade 9. Spring practices begin in February or March.


Open to girls in grades 8 & 9, and boys in grade 9. Pre-season meetings and workouts will begin second semester.

Online Activities Registration Link:

Need Assistance: Email Melissa Crosse at<>



Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Crew for the Spring Musical can find more information at his link: Once Upon a Mattress Crew Info

Please sign up by Jan 29.


All freshmen boys and girls interested in Track and Field, there will be a short meeting next Monday, January 25th, at 3:00 PM in the JMS auditorium. This is both boys and girls teams.


9th Grade Girls Track & Field

9th Grade Girls interested in participating in Track & Field this Spring, please fill out this Google Form to sign up to ensure you will get the emails from your coaches about the upcoming season. Additionally, we are currently doing weightlifting and speed school at JHS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45. If you are not currently in a season we would love to have you join us as we start to prepare for our season. If you have questions regarding track & field you can reach out to the head coach, Chris Siewert (JHS) or assistant coach Kayla Lunn (JMS)


Attention Johnston Men’s Golfers.  Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Fall Men’s Golf 2021 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Fall Men’s Golf 2021 is for current 8th-11th graders for this school year.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at  Thanks.


All 9-12 boys interested in Johnston Track and Field, please fill out the google form below! Sign-up to be a part of a championship program and better yourself as an athlete!


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

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.