JMS Announcements – 1/4/24

Announcements for: Thursday January 4, 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.




Parents/Guardians, please mark your calendars for a virtual meeting with our school counselors to discuss course registration for the 2024-2025 school year. There will be a meeting link sent out via Parent Square as the event gets closer. The meeting will also be recorded and sent out to families following the presentation for those unable to make it at that time.


Tuesday, January 23rd

5:30-6:30- Parent meeting for CURRENT 7th grade students who will be in 8th grade next year.

6:30-7:30- Parent meeting for CURRENT 8th grade students who will be in 9th grade next year.


Please reach out to your child’s school counselor with any questions!


Kayla Lunn (Last names A-G)

Abbey Moomaw (Last names H-N)

Carlie Fitzgerald (Last names O-Z)



Next meeting will be Monday, January 8 from 3-4pm in Room 101.



Attention Parents and Community Members!!! The counseling office at the Johnston Middle School is setting up our second round of career speakers for this school year, set to happen during our PRIDE class on January 18th. If you or another adult you know has a career that they would be willing to speak to our students about, please take a moment to fill out our Career Speaker Interest Form. We are looking for speakers from all areas!! Speakers will have approximately 40 minutes in the classroom. If you have any questions or have any trouble accessing the form, please reach out to Abbey Moomaw, Kayla Lunn, or Carlie Fitzgerald at JMS at 515-278-0476. Thank you!


Resume – Monday, January 8, 2024
Last Day of Winter – Thursday, February 29, 2024


Weightlifting Hours of Operation:
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.

JMS Weight Room – Entrance/Pick Up is Door 15

Expectations & Requirements:

  • Enter the weight room mentally and physically ready to work

  • No horseplay at any time.

  • Use common sense and avoid potentially dangerous situations

  • No food or drink or gum in the Weight Room

  • Wear proper lifting clothes

  • Shoes Must Be Worn at All Times (No Sandals, Open Toe Shoes, CROCS).

  • No headphones (Be coachable to hear coach/teammate feedback and timing system)

  • A spotter must be used on all free lifting stations.  Example: Bench Press, Incline Press, Overhead Press.

  • Return all free weights to their correct weight racks

  • Report any Injury to the supervisor immediately

  • Never lift weights without a supervisor present In the room

  • Follow the prescribed weight and repetition assigned by your individual program

  • Never sacrifice technique for weight! Technique and quality repetitions are the priority

  • Bring the right attitude, effort, and energy. We are here to work!

  • Help to create an environment that encourages optimal performance. BE EXCELLENT!

**Failure to comply with the standards above will result in a loss of privilege and student may be removed permanently **




Dungeons and Dragons Club is still going and is looking for more players to join in on the adventure. The club meets every Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in room 113. No application is required.


What is Dungeons and Dragons Club? I am glad you asked. Dungeons and Dragons Club is designed to give students a chance to play the long lived pencil and paper roleplaying game with all materials provided. Players of any ability level are welcome. New games may also be added to the club based on interest.


If you have any questions feel free to stop by Mr. Hewitt’s room (113) or email me (


The Johnston Community School District offers weekend food support in collaboration with the Johnston Partnership to families who request this assistance. This program provides food for students and their families on weekends when school breakfast and lunch are not available.


Students in the program receive a small sack of supplemental food items to bring home on Thursdays or Fridays each week. If your student is already signed up and receiving the weekend food bag, you do not need to do anything.


If you wish to start receiving food bags, then click this link and complete the form.

Weekend Food Support


If you wish to donate money to support this program, please click this link.

Monetary Donation


** 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