JMS Announcements – 10/6/23
Announcements for: Friday October 6, 2023
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.
IMPORTANT IPAD MESSAGE:
Only labels/stickers/other items approved by the District may be applied to the device, case, or accessories. This information is outlined in the Acceptable Use Agreement that you signed.
If there are stickers or other unapproved items on your device and/or accessories, please remove them immediately!
Winter cheerleading is open to students in grades 8 and 9.
Any student interested in trying out for winter cheerleading should complete the form, you can scan the QR code above, or click the link below.
Tryouts will take place on Saturday, October 14th starting with a clinic from 9:00am – 11:00 am and tryouts will start promptly at 11:30 am. The clinic is required in order to be eligible to tryout, this is where you will review the material necessary for your tryout at 11:30 am.
An email will be sent with more information about the season, and links with videos of the required cheer and dance you will learn for the tryout. It is highly recommended to review and begin learning the material as soon as it is available to you.
We look forward to seeing you for the clinic and tryouts for the winter season!
If you have any questions contact Coach Shepler at Laylani.email@example.com
PINK OUT/BLUE OUT:
Thursday, October 5 show your support for Women’s & Men’s Cancer. During the school day & at the 9th grade football game dress out in all pink and/or blue.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT JMS!!!!
8th GRADE MATH COUNTS:
Come join the MATHCOUNTS CLUB!!!
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 Mondays (this is subject to change if need be) , starting the first week of October in Ms. Gould’s room (Room 101). Our first meeting is Oct. 2.
In January, students will begin meeting every week on Monday’s (this is subject to change if need be) 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 school competition will be in January, a local competition in February, state in March and then the National Competition.
Anyone is welcome to join.
DO YOU HAVE FUNKY SOCKS!?!?
Student Council is sponsoring a Sock-tober! Every Friday in October wear a pair of FUNKY SOCKS and DONATE a pair! Bring a pair of socks that you can donate and we will deliver them to a local shelter. We will have a donation box in the office and Ms. Comstock’s room (123).
Let’s see how many pairs we can get to donate!!!!
Bowling tryouts are open to students (boys and girls) in grades 9-12.
Any student interested in trying out for bowling, should complete the form below.
The form is due Friday, October 6, 2023. Students that complete the form, will receive an email on Monday, October 9th, with details about tryouts, such as date, time, location, season expectations, etc.
Bowling will have tryouts the week of October 23.
Scan the QR Code, or click the link below:
If you are interested in participating in Johnston High School Girls Soccer this Spring, please fill out the following link.
Additionally, make sure you are registered with Johnston Athletics.
Coach Shafer will put you on the email distribution list for future correspondence.
Picture retakes will be held on October 20th. More information to follow.
Calling all JMS/JHS girls interested in joining our team this year. Register now and come be a part of something special as we begin our second season.
Looking for career presenters!!!
The JMS Counseling Department is looking for adults in the community who have a career that they would love to share more about! This year we will be holding four different career days where we are inviting members of the community to help us teach students about the variety of careers that are available to them, and the different pathways you may have taken to get there. All we are asking for is about 45 minutes of your time. If you, a family member, friend, or neighbor would be interested in presenting to a small group, please fill out this form and we can share a little more information with you. Our first career day is coming up October 26, so planning is in progress! If you have any questions please reach out to Abbey Moomaw at 515-278-0476. Thank you!
9th GRADE BOYS SOCCER:
Any 9th grade boy interested in playing high school soccer next spring please fill out the form below or scan the QR code to sign up!
WEEKEND FOOD SUPPORT:
The Johnston Community School District offers weekend food support in collaboration with the Johnston Partnership to families who request this assistance. This program provides food for students and their families on weekends when school breakfast and lunch are not available.
Students in the program receive a small sack of supplemental food items to bring home on Thursdays or Fridays each week. If your student is already signed up and receiving the weekend food bag, you do not need to do anything.
If you wish to start receiving food bags, then click this link and complete the form.
If you wish to donate money to support this program, please click this link.
Any students interested in making JMS a more inclusive place please sign up for Best Buddies using the following link, https://forms.gle/3FPgPraKAKFb8ngi7
If you have any questions please ask Mr. Pleasant in room 130 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will mostly meet during FIRE with some events happening outside school time.
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 of 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