JMS Announcements – 10/4/22

Announcements for:  Tuesday, October 4, 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.



B2B: Brothers 2 Brothers will begin meeting on Thursday during PRIDE. Applications are available in the front office and in cafeteria during lunches.


MENS GOLF: On 10/3, the Varsity placed 1st of 14 at Blank Golf Course in Des Moines, IA, 18 holes, in their District Meet with a 299. Low Dragons- Krishiv Gupta 73 (meet runner-up), Andrew Johannsen 74 (4th), Ben Christy 74 (7th), Owen Howe 78 (10th). Also competing were Nate Freidhoff and Tyler Herrmann, Alternate Jacob Peterson. The state golf tournament will be October 7 and 8 at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Men's Golf Picture- Districts.jpg


STATE GOLF SHIRTS: The men’s program qualified for the state tournament at Elmcrest Country Club on October 7 and October 8.  The team won their District site on 10/3 shooting a 299.

Please see the order form if interested FOR STATE GOLF SHIRTS!

Orders are due Tuesday October 4th at NOON.

Shirts will be available to pick up at State tournament Friday.

Email Todd Christy:

Payment can be made by Venmo, check or cash.  Venmo =  @Todd-Christy-4



FCCLA: We will have 2 meetings this week! Thursday, October 6 at 3pm and/or Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 in Ms. Comstock’s Room (123).  See you then! We will be working on our October activities!


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.



BEST BUDDIES: Best Buddies will be having a parent meeting and social on Wednesday Oct 5 from 6:30-8 in the auditorium. Please bring your iPad as we will be filling out the application together. If you have questions please email Mr. Pleasant at or Micah Fitzgerald at



FALL WRESTLING FUNDRAISER: Our online gear store is now open!

Support your Johnston Dragons by ordering your fan gear at the link below!

All items will ship directly to your home.

Store closes on October 4th.  Once the store closes, you will receive your items within 2-3 weeks.

Would recommend sizing up one size on women’s 1/4 zip.  All other items are true to size.

Thank you for supporting your Johnston Wrestling Team!


GAME GROUP:  Beginning on Monday, September 19th there will be the option of “Game Group” in the counseling office during lunch time. Students are able to grab their lunch on a styrofoam plate and come up to the counseling office to eat and play a board or card game with other students that share the same lunch. If you are interested in this, please let Mrs. Fitzgerald know via email and she will add you to the list to remind on Monday morning. Her email is


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.

10/6- Thursday- 6am- 7:30 am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/10- Monday- 6am- 7:30 am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/13- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/18- Tuesday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/20- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

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 have 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 2021 – 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:

  • Twitter

  • Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews

  • In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson



** 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.

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