JMS Announcements – 10/1/19

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Tuesday, October 1, B Day


New Announcements:

The 8th-grade football team will need to be released from class after 7th period (2:05) today for the bus to Ames.

Anime Club will have our next meeting on Monday October 7th from 3-4 pm in Ms. Croat’s room 103. We will be voting on leadership at this meeting, so try to attend if you can. Email Ms. Croat with any questions at

SOURCES OF STRENGTH FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR-Oct. 3rd before school at 7:15 or Oct.3rd after school at 2:55 in Room 417 Mrs. York.

Sources of Strength-Students 4 Change (S4C) is a student group focused on mental health awareness and suicide prevention here at JMS and at the high school.

Sources of Strength is looking for students who are interested in becoming student leaders.

Student leaders will participate in training with a national organization called Sources of Strength. After the training, student leaders will plan and implement suicide and mental health awareness activities at school and in the community.  For more specific information you can contact Mrs. York ( or Mrs. Overton (

Come and join this awesome group!

The JV Men’s Golf Team competed in the Centennial JV Invitational on 9/30 at Briarwood Golf Course and played 18 holes.  The Dragons placed 8th out of 14 teams.  Low Dragons were Sam Lindgren 95, Nate Hupfer 97, Jack Fritz 97 and Quinn Donaldson 101. @JCSD_Golf

The 9th Grade Men’s Golf Team competed in the Centennial 9th Grade Invitational on 9/30 at Briarwood Golf Course and played 18 holes.  The Dragons placed 3td out of 10 teams. Low Dragons were Nate Friedhoff 80 (meet runner up), Ben Christy 88 (9th place), Jacob Peterson 94, and Caden Winterboer 95. @JCSD_Golf


Repeat Announcements:


If you did not get your school photo taken, Picture Re-Take Day is October 11!

If you have something wrong with your photos and need them re-taken, keep your packets and turn those in to the photographers on Picture Re-Take Day. You must keep their photo packets! Spring Picture Day is the only time you will return your packets to the office if you don’t like them.

Large group speech is a competitive drama program where students can participate in a variety of group events from One Act Play, Readers Theatre, Musical Theatre, Short Film, Ensemble Acting, and Group Improvisation. This group is only for 9th graders. You can take the activities bus to the HS if you are interested.  If you are interested in knowing more about large group speech, please join Mr. Stough in room 323 at JHS this Monday September 30th at 3:10PM to get more information about large group speech. If you are unable to make it, you can e-mail Mr. Stough at and we can find a time to meet. Hope to see you there!


8th Grade Girls Basketball → If you are an 8th grade girl and interested in playing basketball, click this link to register:

Practice begins Thursday, October 17 and run 3:10-5:00 pm daily (except Wednesdays).

Questions?  Contact Coach Gradoville at


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.



SCHOOL PERMIT MEETING: Attention 9th Grade Students! Our next School Permit Meeting will be Tuesday, October 8 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!



Sign Up for the Johnston Wrestling Club Today!   All K-8 students are encouraged to join. Practices start in November and registration can be done any time at:

Please direct questions to JHS head coach and JWC board rep Aaron Tecklenburg at:

Go Dragons!

PS- Scholarships are ALWAYS available for financial hardships!