JMS Announcements – 10/12/20

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Monday, October 12, PURPLE A-Day ODD 

New Announcements:

 Congratulations to our PRIDE winners from Friday!!


Jack Coen → Nominated by Mrs. Nsereko for Respect

Kate Lippincott → Nominated by Mrs. Stewart for Positivity


…and our PRIDE teacher of the week…


Ms. Wahl → Nominated by Kyler Brown for Positivity



Any girl in grades 9-12 that are planning to play basketball at JHS this season, need to attend the pre-season sign up meeting on Sunday October 18th at 7:30 pm in the JHS Commons.  Please bring your school iPad or your phone, we are not allowing parents in at this time so please make sure to have your parents contact information with you.






Repeat Announcements:

There’s still time to enter the yearbook cover contest! Students are invited to submit original artwork to a contest to choose the cover for this year’s JMS Yearbook. The yearbook theme for the 2020-2021 book is Welcome to the New Normal. The contest winner’s work will appear on the front cover and wrap around on the back cover, so size/proportion accordingly. Entries are due to Ms. Kehrli (Room 516) by Friday, October 16 and will be judged based on creative interpretation of the theme and originality. Use any 2-dimensional media (photography, drawing, painting, collage, digital art, 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.


Attention all military families!!  In preparation for our Veteran’s Day celebration this year we would like to celebrate any and all of our families that have dedicated themselves to serving our country or supported a family member who has.  We are looking to put together a slideshow of students and their loved ones who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces.  If you would be willing to be included in our celebration slide show, please email a copy of any photos you’re willing to share to or



Students! Lanyards for your ID card are now available for purchase!! They are available in the Front Office for $1.00!


Please complete this form if you are interested in joining March For Our Lives this year.


The focus of March For Our Lives Iowa is centered around fighting to end gun violence while encouraging youth civic engagement. We do this by working on both sides of the aisle for common sense gun legislation. We want legislators from all parties to take a stand in ending gun violence, ensuring public safety, and supporting our youth. In this chapter we’d be educating Johnston students on current affairs in our world, mostly relating to the gun violence epidemic, from a non-partisan standpoint. Specifically during meetings we’d spur thought provoking, yet peaceful discussions on current Iowa legislation. We want to get Johnston students involved in what’s going on around the world by creating voter registration drives, peaceful protests, and other direct actions.

Email Lauren Wessling if you have any questions.


ON-LINE STUDENT PICTURE DAYS: On-line learners will take their school pictures during our JMS Picture Re-Take Days – October 23 (GOLD Re-Take Day) and October 26 (PURPLE Re-Take Day). On-line students can come to the school (use Door #18) for their photos anytime between 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.


JMS Physical Education Program is accepting golf club donations. Please bring any clubs into Mr. Shafer.  Students will not be able to bring them on the bus. Thanks for considering.



Any 8th grader wishing to wrestle this year, should sign up at the link below this message.  It’s important to have an updated physical (see expiration dates on link), and to fill out all the information at the sign up link.  We are looking forward to an exciting season, and we welcome all 8th graders, new to the sport and experienced to join the team!  If any JMS students or parents have questions, they can reach out to head middle school coach Joe Huebbe or the head high school coach Aaron Tecklenburg..  Our email contacts are below, along with the sign up link.  The season is set to begin on Monday October 19th and be completed my mid December.  GO DRAGONS!

Sign Up Link:


Joe Huebbe: Head Coach JMS:

Aaron Tecklenburg: Head Coach JHS: