JMS Announcements – 11/11/19

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Monday, November 11, A Day


New Announcements:

The Sources of Strength/S4C Bingo Night at JHS has been canceled for tonight due to the weather.

Congratulations to last week’s PRIDE winners!!

Edison Muhamedagic → Nominated by Mrs. Platt for Determination

Abram Grady → Nominated by Mrs. Ott for Respect

Elise Lambert → Nominated by Mr. Hattel for Respect

Taryn Theilen→ Nominated by Mrs. James for Determination

…and last week’s staff winner…

Mr. Ksiazek→ Nominated by Paris Nwagbo for Innovation

Hey JMS- we are looking to gauge interest for starting up at GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) at JMS. If you are interested in being a part of a GSA group at Johnson, or just want to learn more, please let one of our counselors know, either via email or in person.

Mrs. Moomaw

Mrs. Lunn

What is a GSA?

Gay-Straight Alliances or Gender-Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) are confidential, student-run clubs or groups in schools that serve as a safe space for all students, regardless of their orientation or gender identity/expression. GSAs provide a place for students for students to meet, support, and listen to each other about their experiences, talk about issues related to orientation and gender identity/expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia in their school.

-Iowa Safe Schools

This past weekend, the Dragon Girls Swimming Team traveled to Marshalltown to compete in the STATE meet competition.  This season, we had a young team, including freshman Olivia Frantum, and Olivia Swalley.

In the Friday evening prelims, Olivia Frantum had a strong swim going 2:13.08 to pickup an 18th place finish.  Olivia Swalley also went a lifetime best time of 2:05.41 to qualify for Saturday evening championship final heat.  She continued to improve and went 2:05.49 for a 4th place podium finish.

In the 500 Freestyle, Olivia Frantum went a 5:13.00 which qualified her for the finals on Saturday.  She swam strong, and dropped to a 5:09.37 to achieve an 11th place overall finish. This was a season best time.

In the 100 breaststroke, Olivia Swalley went 1:05.82 in prelims, and followed with a 1:05.52 in finals for another podium finish in 6th.  These were both lifetime best swims.

On Saturday, both Frantum and Swalley were also part of our relay teams.

In the 200 Medley Relay, the team of Abby Rastetter, Olivia Swalley, Izzy Osborne and Kassady Taylor had great swims, and went 1:49.34 for a 10th place overall finish.

In the 200 free relay, the team of Olivia Swalley, Keira Du, Kassady Taylor and Olivia Frantum went a season best time of 1:42.29 for a 20th place overall finish.

In the 400 free relay, the team of Abby Rastetter, Brooklynn Kaster, Olivia Frantum and Izzy Osborne all had season best swims for a 3 second time drop to move into the 12th place finish.

Overall, the team earned 99 points for a 9th place STATE meet finish.

The coaches are all so proud of the success this team has been able to achieve not only at the STATE meet, but throughout the season.  We congratulate everyone on another successful season, and are already looking towards the depth that next year’s freshman will add to the team. 2019 State Meet Final Results

JHS Holiday Golf Gear available to order now. Please check out the following information.


Questions, reach out to Carson Hattel at


Repeat Announcements:

Plastic Bags Needed! If you have extra plastic shopping bags at home, please bring them to Mrs. Swalve’s classroom #109. Plastic bags will be used for a variety of activities in our school. We will be collecting bags through Wednesday, November 13th.  Thank you!


Any 9-12th grader interested in WRESTLING, should simply send Coach Tecklenburg an email at:   or

Also, all 9-12 wrestlers and managers should plan on attending a pre-season informational meeting on Tuesday November 12th at 3:10 PM in the wrestling room at JHS.  Freshman at JMS should ride the activity bus from JMS and report directly to the wrestling room at JHS for this meeting.  PARENTS/GUARDIANS, please get your son registered at the following link prior to the first practice on Monday November 19th:

 Finally, there will be an informational meeting for parents during the first week of the practice season at a time to be determined.    Any questions, please just email me at either link above.

Bowling tryouts will be held Nov. 11th and 12th for boys, Nov. 13th and 14th for girls. No experience or equipment necessary! All tryouts and practices will be held at Warrior Lanes (190 SE Laurel Street Waukee, IA 50263). Please see the attached flier for details.  If you have questions or cannot attend the meeting but want the information, contact Owen Smith ( Hope we can have you on the team! JHS BOWLING TRYOUTS 2019