JMS Announcements – 10/10/23

Announcements for: Tuesday October 10, 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.




The Day the Internet Died:

All cast and crew – be sure to see the Band announcement that was posted yesterday! If you are not on Band and you are in the cast or crew of the play (or a parent of a cast or crew member), please join now at


I’ll see folks for scenes 2, 3, 5a, 5b, and 14 and all set, run, props, and costume crews at practice today, Tuesday Oct. 10!


Picture retakes are for students that didn’t get their picture taken on Picture Day in September.




All Johnston High School girls, especially our 9th and 10th grade girls.There is still time to register for this upcoming season, just check out our JCSD athletics website or click the link below.


Registration link:




If you enjoy science and fast paced competition, join Science Bowl!!


In Science Bowl, teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines, including biology, chemistry, Earth Science, physics, energy and math!


Reach out to Ms. Herbert at or stop by room 128 if you are interested in joining or getting more information.



Winter cheerleading is open to students in grades 8 and 9.


Any student interested in trying out for winter cheerleading should complete the form, you can scan the QR code above, or click the link below.




Tryouts will take place on Saturday, October 14th starting with a clinic from 9:00am – 11:00 am and tryouts will start promptly at 11:30 am. The clinic is required in order to be eligible to tryout, this is where you will review the material necessary for your tryout at 11:30 am.


An email will be sent with more information about the season, and links with videos of the required cheer and dance you will learn for the tryout. It is highly recommended to review and begin learning the material as soon as it is available to you.


We look forward to seeing you for the clinic and tryouts for the winter season!


If you have any questions contact Coach Shepler at




Come join the MATHCOUNTS CLUB!!!


More than a quarter million students participate in MATHCOUNTS programs or use their resources each year. At JMS, students meet to solve problems and build problem solving skills. They will meet after school every-other week, on Mondays (this is subject to change if need be) , starting the first week of October in Ms. Gould’s room (Room 101).  Our first meeting is Oct. 2.


In January, students will begin meeting every week on Monday’s (this is subject to change if need be) after school to get ready for 4 levels of competition. This is open to any student who enjoys problem solving with others in a competitive environment. Our school competition will be in January, a local competition in February, state in March and then the National Competition.


Anyone is welcome to join.





Student Council is sponsoring a Sock-tober! Every Friday in October wear a pair of FUNKY SOCKS and DONATE a pair! Bring a pair of socks that you can donate and we will deliver them to a local shelter. We will have a donation box in the office and Ms. Comstock’s room (123).


Let’s see how many pairs we can get to donate!!!!




If you are interested in participating in Johnston High School Girls Soccer this Spring, please fill out the following link.


Additionally, make sure you are registered with Johnston Athletics.


Coach Shafer will put you on the email distribution list for future correspondence.



Looking for career presenters!!!

The JMS Counseling Department is looking for adults in the community who have a career that they would love to share more about!  This year we will be holding four different career days where we are inviting members of the community to help us teach students about the variety of careers that are available to them, and the different pathways you may have taken to get there.  All we are asking for is about 45 minutes of your time.  If you, a family member, friend, or neighbor would be interested in presenting to a small group, please fill out this form and we can share a little more information with you.  Our first career day is coming up October 26, so planning is in progress!  If you have any questions please reach out to Abbey Moomaw at 515-278-0476.  Thank you!



Any 9th grade boy interested in playing high school soccer next spring please fill out the form below or scan the QR code to sign up!


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



Any students interested in making JMS a more inclusive place please sign up for Best Buddies using the following link,

If you have any questions please ask Mr. Pleasant in room 130 or send him an email at We will mostly meet during FIRE with some events happening outside school time.

** 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