JMS Announcements – 2/20/2020

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Thursday, February 20, A Day  


New Announcements:

Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin NEXT WEEK on Thursday, February 27, 1:30 – 5:00 PM and 5:30 – 8:00 PM and Thursday, March 5, 4:30 – 8:00 PM. Conferences are on a walk-in basis; please bring a copy of your student’s schedule. A map of teacher conference locations will be available during conferences. Please check-in at the table in the commons area when you arrive!

Repeat Announcements:

Dungeons and Dragons club meets every Thursday in the JMS commons from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All are welcome, from newcomers to advanced players (provided you are in 8th or 9th grade and attend Johnston Middle School). Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hewitt (room 113) or Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. Join us for adventures and roll some dice!


Attention 9th Grade Boys interested in playing soccer:

There will be open gyms every Wednesday for the month of February from 6-7am in the large gym at JMS.  The dates are 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, & 2/26. Please bring indoor shoes and shin guards. If you have questions, please see Coach Skelton in room 105.  We will be scrimmaging the entire time, so come ready to play!


ELP Application Announcement

Students 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 advanced level.

One part of the program is a class that allows students to design a program of study and develop a project of their choice. If you are interested in an ELP course where you “choose your own adventure”, you need to apply for this program.

Whether or not you are interested in a course, 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.

Note: 8th and 9th grade students who are already identified for the ELP program MUST reapply this year in order to maintain their identification status

Please fill out the attached application. Parents may also choose to fill out the parent evaluation form, which is on the reverse side of your application.  The application is also on the district web site under ELP. You do not have to have a parent recommendation– that is optional. Forms should be emailed or returned to Ms. McConnell by Feb. 21 (room 412). This application, along with your test scores and grades, will be reviewed, and you’ll be notified if you qualify for the program. – ELP Self Nomination and Parent Nomination

Any questions: contact Ms. McConnell (