JMS Announcements – 1/8/2020

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Wednesday, January 8, A Day

New Announcements:

Dear 8th and 9th grade students, are you interested in art? A new art club has been formed and we want you in it! If you’re interested, please come to the art room on January 17th from 2:50 to 4:00!

Great job by the Johnston First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams this weekend at the League Championship in Nevada! 3 Johnston school teams will advance to the Super Regional at John Deere Financial on Feb 1st! Below are the teams and descriptions of the awards won.

 Advancing Teams (in alphabetical order):

  • Atomic Narwhals – rookie FTC team from Johnston Middle School – advanced by winning the Design award. Team members: Lauren Wessling, Sejal Sharma, Sarah Watkins, Rahul Santharaman, Mitch Driscoll, James Anderson, Ben Anderson, Joshua Janni, Wyatt Evans

  • Galactic Robogeese – rookie FTC team from Johnston Middle School – advanced as part of the winning FTC alliance. Team members: Sruthi Vallabhajosyula, Dima Alqaysi, Shaima Loukili, Ben Cramer, Joe Cramer, Anthony Wang, Zac Quartell, Matthew Thompson, Trey Loggins

  • Stranger Bots – Johnston High School FTC team – advances to super regional due to 3rd place for Inspire Aware and second place for Think Award. Team members: Siri Mandava, Fabiola Castaneda-Santiago, Teja Jetty, Alex Lehman, Nora McCormick, Katrina Nguyen, Kunal Singhal

Award Descriptions:

  • Inspire Award – this award is given to the team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program.

  • Think Award – this award is given to the team that best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season.

  • Design Award – this award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic.

Repeat Announcements:

Tennis anyone?

Mark your calendar for the informational tennis meeting for girls in grades 9-12 (sorry 8th graders!) on Thursday, January 9th at 3:20 in the Johnston Middle School LMC. Uniform orders will be handed out on this date with a deadline. I am hoping to have clothing samples for you to try on as well.  If you miss the meeting, you need to let me know so you can still order uniforms! Bring your iPad and cell phone to the meeting.

Complete the tennis sign-up form (if you haven’t already):