JMS Announcements – 2/15/22

Announcements for:  Tuesday, February 15, 2022 — B Day 

Today (Tuesday, February 15, 2022) is a B Day.


Teachers will update weekly assignments every Friday so students know what needs to be done the following week. In the weekly updates, teachers will communicate any due dates for student work.



SPRING PLAY:  ALL JMS SPRING PLAY CREW for “The Snow White Variety Show” needs to report to Ms. Ross’ Room #518 IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL!


SCHOOL PERMIT DRIVERS:  School Permit drivers CANNOT drive down to Wells Fargo or any other locations outside of our district.  Thank you for those that have asked questions regarding the use of your permit.  When in doubt, always ask a building administrator with questions.

Thank you very much!


FCA: “FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) would like to invite you to our next Huddle on Thursday, 2/17 at NorthPoint Church beginning at 7:30pm for games, faith & food! All in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend!

Follow Johnston FCA on Twitter: @JHS_FCA”


8th GRADE GIRLS TRACK & FIELD:  Meeting Times

Please choose one of the times to attend the informational meeting

  • February 21st at  2:55PM – Ms. Saragaglia’s Room 514 Upstairs

  • February 22nd at 7:35AM – Multipurpose Study Hall Room

If you are unable to attend one of these times please see Coach Beer or Coach Saragaglia this week.


ROBOTICS: 2 Teams from Johnston won the following awards at the FTC(FIRST Tech Challenge)  Central Iowa Super Qualifier and will be going to the Iowa State Championship.

Thor (Inesh Gogenini (12th), Nichlus Jaeger (11th), Erica Waters (10th), Kathir Kalyanarman (9th), Ella Moody (10th), Ava Fishcer (12th), Ben Fishcer (10th)

2nd Place Inspire award

2nd Place Think award

Finalist Alliance team

Disco Duckbots ( Shreyas Shrestha (9th) Lydia Luo (8th), Gabriela La Rota ( 9th) , Nikolay Silkin (9th), Abigail Good (9th) , Lauren Weber (9th), Ahana Devadas (8th), Aravind Balaji (9th) and Clark Slauson

1st Place Control Award by Arm Inc

Semi Finalist Alliance team

Inspire award is given to the team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST team

Think  award is given to the team that best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season.

The Control Award  award is given to the team that demonstrates innovative thinking to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, improving mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results.

24 teams participated in the super qualifier including teams from Waukee, Ankeny, Ames, Pella, Norwalk etc. 16 teams were selected to move on to  state.





STUDENT COUNCIL: Student council is hosting an event to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). A fundraiser in honor of Valentine’s Day and this cause will be held at JMS on Friday, February 11th and Friday, February 18th.


Students can purchase a Valentine goody bag for $1 during lunch. Students will receive two items per bag and can choose if they would like to receive two lollipops OR one lollipop and one tattoo.

Look for students during A, B, and C lunch to purchase the Valentine goody bags for yourself or to send to a friend! The bags will be delivered at the end of 8th period on Friday, February 18th.


PICTURE DAY:  Spring Picture Day is coming soon – Friday, February 25!


8th GRADE TRACK:  Any 8th grade girl or boy interested in running track, please have your parent complete the online registration process. If they have problems, they can call the high school activities office, or email Melissa Crosse.

Registration Link:

8th Grade Track will start Monday, March 7th.



Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

***9th Grade Students – 6:15-7:15am – Monday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW)

9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Tuesday & Friday

8th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday & Thursday


JMS Weight Room – Entrance is Door 15


Resume – Monday, January 3

Last Day of Winter – Friday, March 4


School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


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.