JMS Announcements – 11/9/22

Announcements for: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 

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.



DO YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR TEACHER IN A TURKEY COSTUME!!! Bring a canned good or money to donate to the Johnston Partnership. For every $5 or 5 items a teacher receives they will get a “feather” added to their photo. The teacher with the most “feathers” gets to wear the costume OR have a pie in their face during lunches. Donations can also be dropped off in Ms. Comstock’s Room #123. Check the progress of the teachers outside the cafeteria on the bulletin board.


FCCLA: There will be an FCCLA meeting Thursday, November 17 at 3pm in Ms. Comstock’s Room. We will be discussing activities for December.



JMS PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at JMS this Thursday, November 10 from 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Conferences will be held virtually. The link you need to make an appointment is below.

Click HERE to Book Your JMS VIRTUAL Conferences 

** Please refer to Monday’s email for more detailed instructions.

MATHCOUNTS: Math Counts will meet next on Friday, November 18th from 3:00-4:00pm in Room 101.


FOOTBALL STATE SHIRTS: We are excited to offer a t-shirt with our slogan: Start in the Dome…End in the Dome

We want our fans to rock their purple at the game as we are the only purple team of the 4 in the semi-finals. Orders HAVE TO BE IN BY 3pm on Tuesday (TODAY)!

**Youth sizes offered this order too!

***Pickup will be 5:00-6:30pm Thursday night at the high school cafeteria.…/johnston-2022-state-football…



JMS FALL PLAY:  JMS Fall Play, “Murder at Aunt Agatha’s” coming to you live this Saturday, Nov. 12!

See the show at 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Tickets, $3 for anyone over 5 years old.

It’s 1985, and dear old Aunt Agatha has finally passed on, leaving a mismatched group of relatives vying for her fortune. When bodies start piling up, suspicion rests on everyone – the failing movie star, the hillbilly cousins, the jailbird nephew and more. Good thing Detective Sam Club is on the case in this comedy with a bit of mystery thrown in.


CAFETERIA CHANGE: To be in line with cafeteria procedures at JHS, JMS will no longer be allowing bags or coats in the serving area at breakfast and lunch.  Please have your valuables on you when  you go through the line and leave your bags and coats at your table.  This will be effective starting Monday, November 7.


9th BOYS BASKETBALL: Just a reminder of the change in the open gym schedule for this week. Please see below for a reminder of the open gym dates and times for this week.

Thursday 11/10 5:30pm- 7pm (JMS Large Gym)


REMINDER – 9th GRADE 22-23 SPRING DMACC ONLINE COURSES: Registration is open for Spring online DMACC classes for 9th graders. Please visit the JMS Counseling website for resources and links with additional information. Students MUST connect with Mrs. Lunn, school counselor, by November 11th to get registered for any online classes.


JMS FALL PLAY:  Saturday, November 12th – 2pm & 7pm at Johnston Middle School Auditorium


Directed by Rachel Murdock

Tickets: $3 Cash or Online –

Entrance at Door: 21


9th GRADE JHS MOCK TRIAL: Beginning soon!  An informational meeting for grades 9-12 Mock Trial will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 PM in the JMS library. Attending a Mock Trial meeting is required for any new students to participate (including 9th grade students who participated in middle school mock trial). This meeting is for both students and parents when possible. Please bring the attached registration form with you to the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you must contact Ms. McConnell ( to discuss your participation by November 8.

Interested in Joining But Don’t Know How to Start?: Informational videos for Mock Trial can be found at:

See Ms. McConnell with any questions (JMS Room 412)


ATTENTION 8TH GRADE ACTIVITY PASS HOLDERS: If you are an 8th grader and purchased an Activity Pass, there was an error in the printing.  YOU MUST BRING YOUR CURRENT ACTIVITY PASS TO THE COUNSELING OFFICE to swap out for the new & improved version. You can do this between the hours of 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.


WOMEN’S GOLF:  Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers.  Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2023 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12th graders in Spring 2023.  We will again make every effort possible to have sessions for current 7th and 8th graders so please signup so you can get information regarding the program.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at



Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

9th Grade Students ONLY – 6:00-7:00am -Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Locker rooms will be available in the morning for students to shower, change, etc.

8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

  • No locker rooms will be open after school. Students will change in the restroom located across from the weight room.

Location:  JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15


1st Official Day – Monday, August 29 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

Last Day of Fall – Thursday, October 27


1st Day Winter – Tuesday, Nov 1 (previously Oct 31, but no school) 8th and 9th Information Meeting and Instructions

CLOSED for HOLIDAY – November 23-25

Last day is Thursday, Dec 15, 2022

Resume – Monday, January 9

Last Day of Winter – Thursday, March 2


School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


In the event we need to close the weight room, the Activities Department will use the following methods of communication:

  • Twitter

  • Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews

  • In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson



** 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 on 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