JMS Announcements – 10/15/21

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Friday, October 15, 2021, B Day



Today (Friday, October 15) is a B day.



Teachers will update weekly assignments every Friday so students know what needs to be done the following week. In the weekly updates, teachers will communicate any due dates for student work.




9TH GRADE LARGE GROUP SPEECH — If you were unable to attend the large group speech meeting on Tuesday, October 12th and still want to participate in the activity, you still may do this. I have included 2 links for you to look at. The first link is to look at the powerpoint presentation about large group speech and the events you can participate in. The 2nd link is a google form I would like you to fill out and let me know of your interest. If you are interested in doing the One Act, there will be an audition for it. You will be required to do a monologue. Auditions start at 3PM on Monday, October 18th in the high school auditorium. If you can’t make it or would like the monologue, please email me at and I will get back to you. Just a reminder that this group is for 9th-12th grade only.


WOMEN’S GOLF — Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2022 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12th graders.  However, if numbers allow, current 7th- 8th graders may be allowed to join the team for practices and to gain experience.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at


STUDENT COUNCIL WINTER WARMTH DRIVE — After a one-year break, the Winter Warmth Drive is coming back this fall! From October 11th to 15th,  JMS Student Council is asking that you donate any winter clothing items that you can spare: coats, snow-pants, boots, hats, gloves/mittens, scarfs, etc. We would like to help families in the metro area this winter to make sure they are properly clothed for the incoming colder weather.

The winning PRIDE class that donates the most items will be able to get hot chocolate and treats hosted by student council during PRIDE. Items will be tallied as they are collected in the designated drop-off locations. You can find the donation boxes in Anderson’s room (209), Comstock’s room (123), the library, and the main office. Over 12,000 items were collected by metro schools in 2019…let’s see if we can beat that! Tell your friends and family. Thanks, Dragons!


9th GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL — Any 9th grade girl wanting to sign up for basketball this season needs to attend the pre-season player / parent meeting with one or both of their parents / guardians on Sunday night October 17th at 6:30 in the JHS commons.  Please make plans to attend. Also, please fill out the registration link below:

2021 Player Sign Up<>

2021 Parent Sign Up<> (please fill out for form each parent / guardian)


JMS WRESTLING — All 7th and 8th graders can begin signing up for wrestling NOW.  The season begins Monday October 18th.  Johnston has a middle school wrestling team for 7th/8th grade students.  You can sign up at:

If you have questions about wrestling and getting started, please email Coach Aaron Tecklenburg (head JHS wrestling coach) at:

Wrestling is a great sport for brand new participants all the way to experienced wrestlers!

PS- For 9th graders, the HS season starts November 15th.  9th graders can still sign up at the same link above! Thanks!


PICTURE RE-TAKES — JMS “Re-Take” PICTURE DAY – Students who did not get their picture taken here at JMS, please plan to get your photo taken on Friday, October 22.


JMS WEIGHT ROOM — Below you will find information regarding our Weightlifting Program.


8th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday & Thursday

9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Tuesday & Friday


JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15


1st Official Day – Monday, August 30 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

Last Day of Fall – Friday, October 22


School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


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

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 on 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.