JMS Announcements – 10/20/22
Announcements for: Thursday, October 20, 2022
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.
FOOTBALL PLAYOFF APPAREL: The first football playoff game is Friday, October 28, site to be determined. Here is the link to order Playoff apparel through Broken Arrow. Families can pick to have it shipped to their home or pickup. Pickup site will be Thursday 5:30-6:30pm at Summit Middle School. All orders to be shipped will be shipped out Sept. 27th to arrive by Friday the 28th for local orders only.
Orders due by this Friday, October 21st!
GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Johnston Girls Basketball Team is getting ready for another season!
Here are a couple of ways to support the team:
1. Order Basketball Apparel, check it out here: Johnston Girls Basketball – ShopJCSD.org
Orders are due by Friday, October 28.
PICK UP will be at the school inside the Athletic Doors between 2-6 pm on Thursday, November 17 or Tuesday, November 29 4:30-7:00 pm (Mark your calendars.)
2. The Varsity Team will be hosting a POSTER SIGNING at their home game against Valley on Friday, December 16.
Come out and support the girls team!!
3. Mark your calendars for a Fundraiser @ PURPLE POPPY on Thursday, December 1 from 5-7 pm. Great time to do some gift shopping!
Thanks for your support of the Johnston Girls Basketball Team!
Look forward to seeing everyone at our first home game on Monday, November 28 @ 7:00 pm!
XC: Congratulations to both the Girls and Boys XC teams on being District Champions and qualifying for State!!
Shout out to the following Freshmen for being individual qualifiers!
Alyx Woodley 2nd place
Micah Fitzgerald 6th place
Audrey Dummermuth 7th place
WOMEN’S GOLF: Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers. Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2023 (students must fill out the form). JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12th graders in Spring 2023. We will again make every effort possible to have sessions for current 7th and 8th graders so please signup so you can get information regarding the program. If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATHCOUNTS CLUB UPDATE: Come join the MATHCOUNTS CLUB!!!
The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with 3 extracurricular math programs. 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 Fridays, starting October 21 in Mrs. Gould’s room (Room 101).
In January, students will begin meeting every week on Friday 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 local competition is in February, state in March and then the National Competition.
Anyone is welcome to join and there are links on the Activities and Clubs Moodle page under MATHCOUNTS.
GOLF FAN GEAR: The Johnston Golf program’s Fan Gear Shop is open! Please share the link on social media and spread the word to whomever may be interested. Nothing better for golfers in the community or fans of the program wearing Dragon Gear!
– Shop Now: https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/VCBcaApjxF
– Store Open From: October 18 – November 1, 2022
Shop Closes on NOVEMBER 1!
9TH GRADE BOYS & GIRLS BOWLING:
Boys Tryouts at Gameday Lanes
October 24 & 26, after School – You will bowl 2 games each day. I will throw out the low score and average the three.
Girls Tryouts at Gameday Lanes
October 25 & 27, after School – You will bowl 2 games each day. I will throw out the low score and average the three.
**If you don’t have shoes or a bowling ball you will be able to get that at the alleys.
**Students will need to provide their own transportation to Game Day Lanes, we do not have an activity bus for this sport.
The Head Coach, Jackie Sapp, will send out a final roster on October 31st.
Season Starts on November 7th.
Questions, email Jackie Sapp email@example.com
9th GRADE 22-23 SPRING DMACC ONLINE COURSES: Registration is open for Spring online DMACC classes for 9th graders. Please visit the JMS Counseling website for resources and links with additional information. Students MUST connect with Mrs. Lunn, school counselor, by November 11th to get registered for any online classes.
WINTER WARMTH DRIVE: The Winter Warmth Drive is here! It will be here from October 10th to October 20th. Things we’ll need for the drive:
– Snow Pants
PICTURE RETAKES: School Pictures Retake Day will be Friday, October 21. If you did not get your photo taken on picture day, please make sure you get your photo taken on that day. If you are getting your picture retaken, make sure you bring your picture packet with you on that day.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE ACTIVITY PASS HOLDERS: If you are an 8th grader and purchased an Activity Pass, there was an error in the printing. PLEASE BRING YOUR CURRENT ACTIVITY PASS TO THE COUNSELING OFFICE TODAY to swap out for the new & improved version. You can do this between the hours of 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.
9th BOYS BASKETBALL: Morning Open Gyms
Attention any 9th grade boy interested in playing basketball this year. We will have open gym from 6-7:30am in the large gym on the dates below. If you plan on playing this year, we encourage you to attend.
10/24- Monday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)
10/ 27- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)
10/31- Monday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)
11/3- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)
11/ 8- Tuesday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)
11/10- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)
STEM: Any 9th grade girl interested in attending Go Further Girls Stem Conference for women interested in STEM fields and careers there is a field trip with limited space on November 1st. Cost of the field trip is $25 and only has 25 spots for 9th grade. Trip would leave JMS around 8:00 am and be back in time to make your bus home. Stop in and see Mr. Kleve in room 122 if you are interested.
STUDENT ACTIVITY TICKETS: If you purchased an activity pass for the 22-23 school year, they will be available for pick up in the Counseling Office until 2pm.
Weightlifting Hours of Operation:
9th Grade Students ONLY – 6:30-7:30am -Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Locker rooms will be available in the morning for students to shower, change, etc.
8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
No locker rooms will be open after school. Students will change in the restroom located across from the weight room.
Location: JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15
1st Official Day – Monday, August 29 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions
Last Day of Fall – Thursday, October 27
1st Official Day – Monday, October 31 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions
CLOSED for HOLIDAY – November 23-25
Last day of weightlifting for 2022 – Thursday, December 15
Resume – Monday, January 9
Last Day of Winter – Thursday, March 2
School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting
School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting
Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting
In the event we need to close the weight room, the Activities Department will use the following methods of communication:
Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews
In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson
SCHOOL DRIVER’S PERMIT:
** 9th grade students who wish to obtain a school driver’s permit can follow the following link: https://www.johnstoncsd.org/school-news/school-drivers-permit-process/
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.
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