JMS Announcements – 10/5/20

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Tuesday, October 6, PURPLE A-Day EVEN 


New Announcements:

Congratulations to our PRIDE winners from yesterday!!


Sejal Sharma → Nominated by Sra. Swalve for Positivity

Elijah Dahn → Nominated by Ms. Ross for Positivity


The JHS Men’s Golf Team will be competing at the State Tournament at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.  Tee times will start at 10:30am on Friday and will start at 9:00am on Saturday.  The State Tournament is free to attend.  The Dragons are entering the state tournament winning their District Meet on Monday and with a 60-5 record.  More information will be posted to the program’s Twitter handle @JCSD_Golf and tournament information may also be found at  The program would love to see you there.  #rolldrags


Dig Pink

Hello Dragons!

It’s that time of year again for our DIG PINK / SPIKE BLUE event.  Even though we can’t all come together we are still going to do our best to bring attention to stage 4 breast cancer treatments and awareness of colon cancer.  This will be our 12th annual event as we take on Dowling Catholic on Thursday, Oct. 15.  We are closing in on $100,000 raised over the years we have done this event.  We apologize for the rush, but we would love for you to think about purchasing an event t-shirt using the form at the link below.  These orders are due by noon tomorrow (Oct. 6).  The proceeds will all be donated to the Side-Out Foundation and the American Cancer Society.  Short sleeve will be $17 each and long sleeve will be $19 each.  You may pay at the HS accounting office or send a check payable to JHS to Rick Brooks at the HS.

Please consider helping out our team make an impact by purchasing a shirt this year.

Order link:


For those of you interested in lunch time game group this week, we will be meeting in the counseling office again on Tuesday (Purple) and Thursday (Gold)!  Grab your lunch and come join us!


 Lanyard 1

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


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





Repeat Announcements:

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.

Check out what’s happening around the Counseling Office in the October Counseling Newsletter:  JMS Counseling Newsletter- October 2020



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:


Hello everyone. My name is Tyler Stough and I am the large group speech coach here in Johnston. This program is for 9th – 12th grade students.  I am planning to hold an informational meeting about large group speech over zoom on October 6th at 4pm. If you are interested in learning more about what One Act, Ensemble acting, short film, reader’s theatre or radio news is all about please fill out the google form attached to this announcement by October 5th and I will send out the zoom invite. If you are unable to make it, please let me know and we can make other arrangements. Thank you for considering being a part of large group speech!