JMS Announcements – 11/13/23

Announcements for: Monday November 13, 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.




Students who have 5 or fewer tardies from October 31st to November 28th will be able to select a free choice FIRE on Friday, December 1st.  Students with 6 or more tardies will not be participating in the free choice FIRE and will receive some additional support around the importance of being to class on time.



Science Bowl and Science Olympiad practice Wednesday 11/15 after school in Ms. Herbert’s room (128).



Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Fall Men’s Golf 2024 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Fall Men’s Golf 2024 is for current 8th-11th graders for this school year.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at




Registration is now open for the high school mock trial!

Mock trial is a competition where students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal problem or case. Participants are given a hands-on opportunity to examine the legal process and current legal issues as they take on roles of attorneys and witnesses.


New Mock Trial participant, or you have questions?


Mandatory Mock Trial Overview Meeting:

November 13 at 7:00pm in the JMS library

Sign up Forms will be distributed at that time,or can be picked up outside room


*Informational videos for Mock Trial can be found at:

Contact Cline at with questions.




Registration and Expectation forms for former participants are available via email or outside the HS room 426. Contact Cline at for registration forms, info sheets and questions.


Email or drop off the registration/permission forms by Dec 8 to Ms. Cline/Ms. Smith to be eligible to compete.



The Spring catalog for DMACC Online Career Academy courses is now available on the JMS Counseling website.  These online courses that are taken outside of a student’s regular school day are available to any 9th grade student.  If you are interested in taking one of these, please visit the JMS counseling website under the Academic tab and scroll down to the DMACC section.  The deadline for signing up for a course is December 1.  Please see your counselor with any questions.



Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers. Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2024 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12th graders in Spring 2024.


We will again make every effort possible to have sessions for current 7th and 8th graders so please sign up so you can get information regarding the program.


Even if you are not sure at this time about joining the team, please sign up so that you may receive information prior to the season starting.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at



Dragon Scholarship Fund’s Phone-A-Thon returns.  Johnston High School students will be calling Johnston residents for pledges to donate to the Dragon Scholarship Fund. Students will be calling on November 8th and November 12th – November 16th. All proceeds from this campaign are returned into the Johnston community in the form of scholarships for our graduating seniors.



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.

Weekend Food Support

If you wish to donate money to support this program, please click this link.

Monetary Donation


** 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 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