JMS Announcements – 12/6/19

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Friday, December 6, B Day

New Announcements:

Any Freshman interested in auditioning for the spring musical Mary Poppins or being a part of the crew can find information at the following links:

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Crew

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

Repeat Announcements:

Time to dust off the cookie cutters, get out the sugar, flour and butter to make some holiday cookies.  The JMS PTO is coordinating a Cookie Walk for the staff to show our appreciation for all they do for our kids on Monday, December 16.  We need 240 dozen cookies, candies or other treats of all flavors, shapes and decorations.

If you do not have the time to bake, then get in touch with Daphne at Stop and Smell the Flours.  She does an excellent job, provides parents with a 20% discount, and delivers them directly to the school!  You can contact her via text at 515-897-9307 or email her at Deadline to order is Friday, December 13.

We also hold a little raffle for the staff to get a chance to win gift cards to some of their favorite places!

Click on this link to donate!

Any Questions?  Please email at

Any freshman girls and boys interested in high school track and field this spring, please make time to attend a pre-season meeting next Monday, December 9th in the JMS Auditorium starting at 3:05 pm ending around 3:35 pm.  Bring your iPad and your friends for a chance to meet your future coaches and hear about the up-coming season.  Both track programs are excited to see you all there. GO DRAGONS!!!

Sincerely Coaches Jaschen and Siewert

The Best Buddies Event for this Saturday has been canceled. Be looking at your email for further updates. If you are not getting the Best Buddies emails please see Mr. Pleasant (room 130) to get your email changed.


Attention 9th grade boys interested in playing for the Johnston soccer program.  There will be a short meeting on Friday, Dec. 6th after school at 3pm in the middle school auditorium.  Please make plans to attend and if you cannot attend please give speak with Mr. Tobey in the activities office.

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!