JMS Announcements – 2/22/23

Announcements for: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 


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.




8TH BOYS BASKETBALL:  Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boy’s Basketball teams on a great season as it finished up last night.  The ABC teams went undefeated with an impressive combined record of 33-0!



MATHCOUNTS:  Next Math Counts Meeting: Friday, February 23, 2023

Girls Wrestling

NO STUDENT DELIVERIES: This is another reminder that parents and students are not to SEND ANY DELIVERIES to students during the school day. Students can’t carry flowers and balloons etc. around the building so if items like this are dropped off, they remain in the front office until the end of the day.

The JMS front office will not accept food delivered to a student by a restaurant or delivery service such as GrubHub etc. If fast food is dropped off for a student by a parent or sibling that is fine.


APPLICATION FOR EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (ELP):  The application process is now open for 8th and 9th grade students interested in being reviewed for Johnston’s 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 the ELP elective where you “choose your own adventure” and you like to be challenged with advanced work, you should apply for this program.

Whether or not you are interested in the ELP 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.

ELP Applications are virtual this year!

New Applicants: Please fill out the form linked here if you are not currently identified for ELP

Existing ELP Students: If you are already identified for ELP and wish to continue to be eligible for ELP services, please fill out the form linked here.

All forms, for both new applicants and existing ELP students are due on or before March 3rd, 2022

Any questions: contact Ms. McConnell (


ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS:  The deadline for dropping a class is February 24th.


9TH GRADE STUDENTS:  This is a reminder that the high school counselors will be back at JMS on February 24th to solidify your course requests for next year.  If you have any questions on your course registration for 10th grade, please reach out to your assigned counselor at the high school.  These are based on your last name.  See below for the counselor assignments.  You should be able to access their email by typing their name into your dragon mail.

Emma Heitritter: Last Names: A-ByBooking Site

Sarah LoveLast Names: Ca-HaBooking Site

Sue BakerLast Names: He-MawBooking Site

Lindsey GannonLast Names: May-SaBooking Site

Brian Frick: Last Names: Sc-ZBooking Site



Pre-season informational meeting:

  • Feb. 23rd from 7:30-7:45am in the STUDY HALL ROOM
  • OR
  • Feb. 23rd from 3:00-3:30 in the AUDITORIUM

Choose one time that works for you.  If you cannot make it please speak with Coach Beer or Coach Archer at JMS.


SPRING PICTURE DAY:  Say cheese! Spring pictures are TOMORROW, Thursday, February 23rd!


DRAGON SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Dragon Scholarship Fund is excited to announce the details of the 20th Annual DSF Auction!

The Live Auction will be held Saturday, March 4 at the Stoney Creek Event Center from 6 pm – 10 pm.  Please RSVP to the event by purchasing ( your tickets in advance, as this will also help expedite the check-in process.

The online auction will open Sunday, February 26th, and close at 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 4.  Please also register for the online auction here:  (free to register!)

We currently have over 50 unique packages:  Full year reserved JHS parking spot, Street Smarts, VIP tickets to Frozen, Dry cleaning, Hair products, car washes, Botox, Kids/Family Activities, Restaurant gift cards, and so much more!



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 Day After Winter Break- 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