JMS Announcements – 12/18/20

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Friday, December 18, 2020, A-EVEN



Today (Friday, December 18) is an EVEN A-day. Here’s what our schedule looks like:


The Johnston Fishing Club is now enrolling members for the 2020-2021 season!

This club is a Bassmaster Iowa B.A.S.S. Nation affiliated club designed for high school students, grades 9-12, in the Johnston community with a passion for fishing.  Club members will have the opportunity to participate in organized fishing events and trips and will also have the opportunity to fish competitively in fishing tournaments if desired.

Please click on the following link to enroll:



Social Justice Opportunities Informational Meetings

Are you a passionate JMS student that wants to get involved in activism and/or advocacy but doesn’t know where to start? Through these informational meetings, you will hear from student representatives from various social justice groups at school and in the community who will inform you of the opportunities to use your voice and create positive change. If you are interested, please fill out this interest form.

Sponsored by the Community of Racial Equity at JHS

 Feel free to reach out to with any questions.


Any 9th-12th grade girl interested in playing tennis for Johnston this spring,  please fill out this form by Dec 23rd:

There will be an informational ZOOM tennis meeting on Wednesday January 13th at 3:30pm and Thursday, January 14th at 3:30pm (same meeting, two options!)  More info to follow once you sign up.


Hello JMS Students!

We invite you to participate in a holiday card making contest! Each student participating will submit a Johnston-themed holiday card. After all card ideas have been submitted, one will be selected as the winner and all will then be sent out to the members of the Johnston Community School District administration and school board.

Cards can be made with markers, paint, digital art, photography, etc. Get creative! The winner of the contest will have their design displayed in the yearbook and receive a $10 gift card to a location TBD. Please submit all card ideas by Friday December 18th. Participants can send a photo/pdf of their design to this email:

If it’s digital/photography art, or you may drop off card ideas in the front office if you’d prefer. If you decide to drop it off, please remember to wear your mask. Thank you so much for participating- Happy Holidays!

*Note- Please stick to an overall winter/happy holidays theme, and avoid mentioning a specific holiday to be as inclusive as possible. Thanks!


JMS students, we know being home in the online setting can be tough not getting as much social interaction, so we are working on putting together some opportunities to socialize with your teachers & students during this time. Below is a list of different virtual opportunities that we have, we will continue to update it as more gets added. Please email the teacher leading the group if you would like the Zoom link to join! These will all start THIS WEEK!

Mondays- PRIDE (9:20-9:47) Step Tracking with Mrs. Wahl

  • In an effort to keep moving, students can track their steps throughout the week and we can do weekly challenges to get them either moving outside or standing in place and marching. Also, so a kicker, work on brain teasers or mind puzzles while we move!

  • Email Mrs. Wahl ( if you would like the Zoom link!

Mondays- PRIDE (9:20-9:47) Art Club with Mrs. James

  • Students interested in art will meet to show off new work, learn about different materials they can use, and go on virtual tours of art museums around the world.

  • Email Mrs. James ( if you would like the Zoom link!

Monday & Thursdays- Lunch (12:07-12:35) Game Group with Counselors

  • Join us during your lunch break to play virtual games and socialize with other students! We will rotate through a series of games like pictionary, blank slate, scavenger hunts, and more!

  • Email Mrs. Moomaw or Mrs. Lunn ( or if you would like the Zoom link!

Other Groups:

These groups are also meeting virtually but do not have set days/times. Please email the teacher listed if you are interested and they can get you more information!

March for our Lives- Mrs. Saragaglia

Best Buddies- Mr. Pleasant

Student Council- Mrs. Anderson & Mrs. Comstock

Bracelet Making- Mrs. Anderson Mrs. Sowa


The spring musical this year is Once Upon a Mattress. It is open for students 9-12. If you are interested in auditioning please visit this link to learn more information.



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

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.


Any 8th or 9th grader interested in participating in MathCounts, please fill out the following form:


Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers.  Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2021 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12th graders.  However, if numbers allow, current 7th- 8th graders may be allowed to join the team for practices and to gain experience.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at