JMS Announcements – 2/19/19

Tuesday, February 19, 2019–A Day


New Announcements:


The Varsity Girls’ Basketball game for tonight has been moved up to 5:00 PM.



Sisters for Success (8th & 9th grade) will have a special guest speaker on Thursday, February 21 beginning 4th period (10:37 AM). Girls, that are a part of this group, please report to the Large Conference Room in the front office.



Johnston Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, February 28, 1:30-5:00 AND 5:30-8:00. Conferences will also be held the evening of Thursday, March 7, 4:30-8:00 PM. Teachers will once again be located in the Small Gym, Band Room or Library and can meet with parent as they come available. Parents, please plan to check in in the Commons area when you arrive. Building maps and teacher locations will be provided at that time.



SCHOOL PERMIT MEETING: Attention 9th Grade Students! Our next School Permit Meeting will be Tuesday, March 5 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:


Do you like being creative?! Do you like to draw or paint?!

You are in luck! Mr. Kirkholm is collaborating with the counseling office to paint an inspirational and diverse mural on one of their walls! We are asking that students that like to paint or draw and are interested in helping design the mural to fill out this form and turn in their  proposals to Mr. Kirkholm or Mrs. Loomer in the counseling office by March 1st. The winner will have their mural be displayed in the counseling office and get to help out with painting the mural during PRIDE! Runner ups and those interested in painting will also be able to help paint during a FIRE rotation.




Wednesday 2/20 Twin Day

Thursday 2/21 Tropical

Friday 2/22  Students dress like Teachers/ Teachers Dress like Students



SPRING PICTURE DAY is coming soon! JMS Spring Pictures will be taken on Monday, February 25! Photo information was sent home with students on Friday!




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 (