JMS Announcements – 1/8/19

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019–A Day


New Announcements:


Apply for ELP!

High School ELP Information:

Students in or entering high school can apply to be reviewed for the Extended Learning Program. This program exists to ensure students have opportunities to learn and be challenged at their level. In grades 8-12, students need to take initiative to apply for this programming. As an identified ELP student, you would have access to the teacher who works with gifted and talented students to assist with high school and college planning. In addition to this, you would have the opportunity to take the ELP class which is a high ability course where students determine the type of learning they wish to pursue in a self-study classroom environment. Whether or not you are interested in the self-study class, all students interested in being identified or continuing to be identified for ELP services need to fill out an application.


All JMS students will hear about programming and be able to get an application through their language arts class. The application is also on the district website under Extended Learning Program in the Student Support and Equity tab which can be found with the following link:

Please email Ms. McConnell if you have any questions regarding applying for ELP (


Remember Ms. Beer’s FIRE class is doing a fundraiser to help raise money for a Peer PE wheelchair bike! The bike will allow students in wheelchairs to experience riding a bike. We are selling ‘Be Kind’ t-shirts.  Shirts at $15.00. Order forms can be found in the office. Forms are due January 16th to the JMS office.


JHS Math Club is hosting a math competition on Saturday, January, 12th, from 8:45am – 12:30pm.  

If you have participated in Math Counts, the format is similar.  If you have never participated in a math competition, try some math that is different and challenging.

If you are interested, contact Mrs. Probst:



8th Grade Students that are interested in signing up for swimming! Please fill out this form:
(Only students can enter their name on this form, not parents).

This link also includes the online athletic registration page, which is  where families must sign and upload all required forms like the concussion form, physical, good conduct form, etc.


The yearbook staff would like for you to take time out if your busy schedule and take this quick poll! The data of the poll will go into the yearbook! Take this poll and be a part in creating YOUR yearbook.



SCHOOL PERMIT MEETING: Attention 9th Grade Students!

Our next School Permit Meeting will be Thursday, January 10 at 3:15 PM in the Cafeteria of Johnston Middle School (enter through front entrance). The ONLY students eligible are 9th grade students who HAVE HAD THEIR LEARNERS’ PERMIT FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AND HAVE COMPLETED DRIVER’S ED. THE STUDENT AND A PARENT MUST ATTEND THE MEETING! Please bring your completed Driver’s Education Certificate and learner’s permit to the meeting. Parking Tags will be available for $20 during the meeting. Students will need a parking tag to park on school grounds during the school year. Please make sure you have your license plate number with you at the time of purchase. If you have NOT completed Driver’s Ed by the meeting date, we will have another meeting next month. Be watching your announcements for the date and time!

Repeat Announcements:


The JHS Math Club competed in the GPML Math Competition on Dec. 15th at Iowa City High School.  The team (Marianne Aldrich (12), Andrew Chang (10), Matthew Ding (11), Aaron Guo (9), Matthew He (9), Kunal Singhal (9), Owen Smith (11), and Chris Yao (12)) got third place overall against very tough competition.  Also, Chris Yao (12), Matthew Ding (11), and Owen Smith (11) took first place in the relay round!


9th Graders! Are you interested in auditioning for the high school musical Les Miserables?! If so please use this link for more information:



If you are a current 8th grade boy that is interested in and may be considering going out for JHS Boys Golf in the fall, please reach out to Coach Hattel at as soon as possible. We would like to get you information about winter hitting that is free and located at the high school. Please know that our informational meeting(s) for FALL 2019 will be in early February. Please reach out to Coach Hattel if interested and/or if you have any questions.


If you are a current 9th grade girl that is interested in and may be considering going out for JHS Spring Golf, please reach out to Coach Hattel at as soon as possible. We have a great indoor hitting facility at Johnston High School for you to access in the winter time and we want to pass information on to you for accessing the indoor facility and for meeting with the coaches. We will have informational meetings at a later time for JHS Spring Girls Golf. Please reach out to Coach Hattel if interested and/or if you have any questions.