JMS Announcements – 12/11/23

Announcements for: Monday December 11, 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.



FIRE TIME AFTER BREAK 1/3, 1/4, 1/10, 1/11:

JMS students will be able to choose from a variety of free choice FIREs on Wednesday, December 20th that they will attend during our FIRE rotation after break. Students with IE’s, F’s, or needing additional support will be drafted by teachers prior to the draft on the 20th and will not be able to attend a free choice FIRE for these days. Please be sure to take care of your IE’s, F’s, and any other missing work prior to December 20th for your ability to choose a fun FIRE.



Attention Parents and Community Members!!! The counseling office at the Johnston Middle School is setting up our second round of career speakers for this school year, set to happen during our PRIDE class on January 18th. If you or another adult you know has a career that they would be willing to speak to our students about, please take a moment to fill out our Career Speaker Interest Form. We are looking for speakers from all areas!! Speakers will have approximately 40 minutes in the classroom. If you have any questions or have any trouble accessing the form, please reach out to Abbey Moomaw, Kayla Lunn, or Carlie Fitzgerald at JMS at 515-278-0476. Thank you!



There will be practice in Ms. Herbert’s room (128) on Wednesday 12/13 and Wednesday 12/20 from 3 – 4:15.



Next meeting will be Monday, December 11 from 3-4 in Room 101. We need to finalize who wants to compete in February as registration needs to be completed.





If you are in the market for a Golf Pass Book, please see the flier  If you would like more information on the Golf Pass Books, please click here.


The Men’s and Women’s programs get a flat amount of any books purchased WHEN USING THE CODE ON THE FLIER.


Please consider forwarding this information along to any and all that may be interested.  Great for holiday gifts, birthday gifts, or other special occasions for that golfer or yourself!


Questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at




If you’re looking for holiday ideas, consider purchasing Dragon Scholarship Fund apparel or a car wash gift card (5- count Kwik Star Ultimate car wash – $40). These would make great gift ideas.


To purchase Apparel:

To purchase Car wash gift-cards:






Dungeons and Dragons Club is still going and is looking for more players to join in on the adventure. The club meets every Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in room 113. No application is required.


What is Dungeons and Dragons Club? I am glad you asked. Dungeons and Dragons Club is designed to give students a chance to play the long lived pencil and paper roleplaying game with all materials provided. Players of any ability level are welcome. New games may also be added to the club based on interest.


If you have any questions feel free to stop by Mr. Hewitt’s room (113) or email me (


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