JMS Announcements – 12/20/19

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Wednesday, December 18, B Day


New Announcements:

Science Olympiad went to the Mt. Vernon Invitational last Saturday and came away with the following 1st place medals:  Heredity by Sruthi Vallabhajosyula, Disease Detectives by Caroline Throener and Bridget LaGier, Water Quality by Jackson Liu, Density Lab by Lily Fredericks and Reese Monson, Boomilever by Lily and Reece, Dynamic Planet by Lily.  And competing at the more difficult high school level, we had 3rd place medals going to: Write It Do It by Anjali Kumar and Eshaan Chandani, Dynamic Planet to Zach Hodson and Ani Soni, Disease Detectives by Anjali and Anita Dinakar and Geological Mapping by Ani and Anita.  Zach and Eshaan were a very close 4th for Anatomy and Physiology.  Special recognition goes to Lily for earning three 1st place medals!


Repeat Announcements:

Student Council is bringing Winter Holiday Cheer to JMS! This week we have 2 Dress Up Days.

Wednesday will be Ugly Sweater Day.

Friday, Dec 20th will be PJ Day…whoot whoot!!!

Johnston FCA will hold another Huddle on Thursday, (12/19) hosted at Reagan Thompson’s home at 8420 Sandford Place in Johnston.  The gathering will begin at 7:29 pm and will have an ugly sweater theme.  Everyone in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend! Please see attached flier for details. — FCA Huddle Flyer

JMS Winter Giving Campaign!

Instead of the traditional toy drive, JMS Student Council would like to propose a new giving campaign for JMS this winter. We will still be donating items to Blank Children’s Hospital, but we will be focusing on kids who are pre-teens and teens. This is a population that often goes neglected in hospital giving initiatives.

Please bring all items to your PRIDE teacher by Wednesday, December 18th. The PRIDE with the most donation items will get a food prize delivered to their class before winter break!

 Below is a list of ideas:

Gift Cards

Tie Bracelet Kits/String

Nail Polish

Face Masks

Fuzzy Socks

Headphones/Ear Bud

Winter Gloves or Scarves



Water Bottles


Soft Blankets

Hand Sanitizer

Card Games or Board Games

Hair Ties and Scrunchies


Coloring Pages and Nice Markers

Books and Magazines

Tennis anyone?

Mark your calendar for the informational tennis meeting for girls in grades 9-12 on Thursday, January 9th at 3:20 in the Johnston Middle School LMC. Uniform orders will be handed out on this date!

What can I do before the January meeting?

Complete the tennis sign-up form:

Complete the Online Athletic Registration Information (You need to sign up with Ms. Hetherton AND with the district athletic office!)

** All students in grades 7-12 participating in extracurricular athletics, must complete the online athletic registration prior to the first practice of the season.  Registration includes important contact information, selecting the sports for the entire year in which the student will participate in, uploading the athletic physical, and digitally signing the concussion information sheet, medical clearance, and the Johnston Good Conduct Policy.

Online Athletic Registration Website:

Physical Information – Physicals are valid for 13 months.  A copy must be uploaded prior to participation.  The copy must include the physicians signature & date, along with clearance for participation.  Any student who does not have a physical cannot participate in any practice or game. Polk County does offer free clinics weekly at various sites that will provide athletic physicals.  A list of physicals can be found at:

Log In Issues/Technical Support:  If you need assistance recovering a password/username, or need are in need of technical support, please call the Rschool Support Team: available from 7am till 8pm CST Monday – Friday, Support Phone #:  612-605-1623, Main Phone #:  952-960-4999 or Email at

Hopefully you are all accessing the great tennis facilities in our area (Lifetime, Aspen, Drake, Ames Fitness Center). There are great, affordable teen clinics that do not require membership.

Enjoy your holiday season!  See you in January!