JMS Announcements – 12/5/22

Announcements for: Monday, December 5, 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.



PTO WINTER APPAREL SALE: On sale NOW! Great for holiday gifts as orders will arrive in time for the holidays! Use the link below to place your order! DON’T FORGET to put in our JMS code for free shipping. This is how we will get the credit.



BOYS TENNIS:  Any 9-12th grader interested in playing Boys Tennis should go to the JCSD website and register before December 10th. Players must have uploaded a current physical and have completed the Concussion Protocol training.

Tennis uniforms and fan gear will be ordered in the middle of December.  Be on the lookout for the team shop information.

The team player/parent meeting is scheduled for December 13 at 7:00 pm at the JMS auditorium.  Please enter through Door 21.

Any questions contact head coach Dennis Schuessler at


GOLF:  The JHS Golf Programs are holding a fundraiser with the Iowa PGA.  The 2023 Iowa PGA Golf Pass can be purchased through and by putting in johnstongolf for the coupon code, you will get a discounted price for the pass and a portion of the sale will go to the golf programs.  This is a great deal and way to support the programs.  Thanks for considering and for passing this information on to others that may be interested.


JHS SPRING MUSICAL: Any 9th grader interested in auditioning for the spring musical Frozen or want to be a part of the crew please go to this link: FROZEN AUDITION INFO


FOOD PANTRY: The Johnston Partnership food Pantry offers food to anyone who needs it in Polk County – no questions asked (just bring an ID). Find customized meals to fit the size of your family and their specific dietary needs, fresh bread and produce when available, and a wide selection of refrigerated and frozen foods to keep your family full. The partnership is located at 5870 Merle Hay Road Suite C (next to the Johnston Post Office) and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9AM-1PM and Tuesdays from 4-6pm. Please note that the Johnston Partnership will be CLOSED December 23- January 1. Feel free to call 515-528-2379 or email with any questions.


PTO AMAZON LINK: JMS is in dire need of tissues and hand sanitizer, and our PTO is collecting donations for both! You can easily shop for them and have them delivered directly to JMS using the following link:

We would also welcome donations dropped off to the school.

Another way to donate, would be with a monetary donation to the PTO using the QR code below. Just make a note that the donation is for tissues or hand sanitizer, and we will do the shopping for you!

Thank you so much for helping us to get through these winter months with a well-stocked supply of tissues and sanitizer!


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