JMS Announcements – 11/18/19

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Monday, November 18, A Day


New Announcements:

Please see the attached flier regarding the Johnston FCA holding another Huddle on Thursday, (11/21) hosted at the Kenin residence.  The gathering will begin at 7:00 pm with speaker Matt Jaschen. Everyone is welcome to attend!  FCA Huddle Flyer 11.21.19


Congratulations to our PRIDE winners from last week!!


Neta Nwizu → Nominated by Mr. Harken for Excellence

Jace King → Nominated by Mrs. Platt for Respect

Evan Hansen → Nominated by Mr. Kleve for Excellence

Audrey Renaud → Nominated by Mrs. Lane for Excellence


…and last week’s staff winner…


Mr. Harris→  Nominated by Claire Moorman for Positivity


Repeat Announcements:

Calling all math-lovers! The JHS Math Club is recruiting new 8th and 9th grade members! The Math Club meets once a week, on Mondays from 3-4pm in Room 426 (upper green) at the high school. Our focus is on interesting and compelling math topics that you might have never heard of before. No math experience is necessary to join! We also prepare for math competitions! Although not required, competitions are opportunities to show your individual knowledge and work with team members to qualify for state in April. If you’d like to join or learn more, please fill out this survey: Questions can be sent to Owen Smith at:


Attention any 8th grade girl interested in playing softball next summer:  Please click on the Google Link (students only) and enter your information

There is a PLAYERS ONLY MEETING) next Wednesday (20th) from 4:00-4:45 at Summit in Coach Merical’s classroom (Room 107).

If you have program specific questions, please email Coach Todd Merical at

Next Thursday (21st), there will be a PARENT MEETING at JMS Auditorium beginning at 6:30.  At least one parent needs to attend the meeting. Players do not have to attend. Please let your parents know of the date, time,  and location.

Parents need to complete the online athletic registration at  Part of the online registration process includes uploading your daughter’s athletic physical.  Please make sure the physical is up to date and all pages are visible. Do not upload the immunization record as that is not required.  Contact Mr. Tobey if you have any questions at


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