JMS Announcements – 2/26/19

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019–B Day


New Announcements:


Attention 8th and 9th grade girls’ basketball players: Yearbook needs digital images from your season! If you have photos you could share with us, please send them as jpeg files to Ms. Kehrli at


Please fill out this form if you go by a name different than your legal name and would like the change reflected in the yearbook:

Please take this seriously and only fill it out if you have a real reason for wanting your name changed.


Repeat Announcements:


If you did not order a Be Kind shirt and are still interested we are doing a second order.  Contact Ms. Beer to get your shirt ordered and paid for.  


Johnston High School is having an international night after spring break celebrating all cultures. If you are interested in helping out please see below and stay tuned for the date to be announced!


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!


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

We have an opportunity for you! 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 FIRE! Runner ups and those interested in painting will also be able to help paint during a FIRE rotation.


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 (