JMS Announcements – 3/24/22

Announcements for: Thursday, March 24, 2022 — A Day

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Today (Thursday, March 24, 2022) is a A 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.



DMACC CAREER EXPLORATION DAYS: Career Exploration Days- Hosted at a DMACC location, these events allow 9-12th grade students, parents and educators to explore a career pathway by attending hands-on activity sessions and demonstrations. They will learn about DMACC educational programs and connect to future careers and professionals by touring a related business. More information can be found here.

If 9th grade students are interested in attending one of the following events, please have them let their counselor, Kayla Lunn ( know. We are gauging interest to see if we would have enough students interested to provide transportation to and from these events.

Explore Auto & Diesel Mechanics Day (April 1st)

Description: This event is for 9-12th grade students interested in exploring future educational and career options in the following areas: Auto Collision Technology, Auto Mechanics Technology, Diesel Technology and our Manufacturer Based Internship Programs, which allow students to have a paid work experience while earning their 2-year degree.  These programs include GM ASEP, Ford ASSET, Honda PACT, MOPAR CAP, and Diesel CAT.  Students will have the opportunity to attend activity sessions related to each program and get a first-hand look at careers in these areas by touring a local business.  *Participants are REQUIRED to wear closed-toed shoes and pants

Explore Education Day (April 14th)

Description: Are you interested in a career in education? Begin your journey with DMACC’s Pre-Education Program. During this event, students will hear from educators at the state and local levels, interact with DMACC instructors and staff to learn about DMACC’s Pre-Education program and the DMACC experience.

Explore Clean Energy Day (April 15th)

Description: Join us to explore the industries behind today’s fastest growing clean energy professions! DMACC and our employer partners will be highlighting the exciting opportunities in some of our newest programs – Electric Utility Technology, Renewable Energy Technology and Wind Turbine Technologies. Students will have a chance to get hands-on experiences with each program to learn how each field connects to the common energy grid that we all share. This event will feature an interactive employer panel and lunch will be provided (pizza, cookie, water.)

Explore Criminal Justice Day (April 18th)

Description: Are you curious about careers in Law Enforcement, Crime Scene Investigation, Homeland Security, or Corrections? Join us for our Explore Criminal Justice Day! You will participate in activity sessions at our new Crime Scene House Training Facility, meet Criminal Justice professionals and hear their stories, watch a live Emergency Response Simulation, and enjoy lunch.



FCA: Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to invite you to our next Huddle! It is Tuesday, March 29th at the Ostrander Household

(5490 NW 57th Ave in Johnston) beginning at 7:00-8:30pm for a bonfire!

 All in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend!

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JOHNSTON DANCE TEAM: Interested in becoming a member of the Johnston Dance Team? Tryouts for the 2022-2023 season are just around the corner. Tryouts are open to current 7th–11th graders enrolled in the Johnston Community School District for the 2022-2023 school year.

Tryouts will select our Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. Eligibility for these teams are as follows.

• Varsity – current 8th – 11th graders

• Junior Varsity – current 7th – 9th graders


Mandatory Tryout Clinic

Wednesday March 29th – 5:00-8:00pm

Johnston High School Gymnasium


Mandatory Final Tryout

Thursday March 30th – 5:00-9:00pm

Johnston High School Gymnasium

Teams will be announced at the completion of tryouts on Thursday March 30th.

Reserve your tryout spot today by filling out the Google form below!

Questions? Contact Coach Paige at



What: Cheerleading Tryouts for 2022 Team

Who: 8th grade students that will be in 9th grade next year

Where: JMS – Enter Door 15 (back side of building) – Multipurpose Room

When: April 9, starting at 8 AM, and will last all day


Questions: Email –


MATHEMATICS DAY:  We are planning a fun and exciting (and no cost!) mathematics event for female students in middle school on Saturday, April 9th!


The Iowa State University Sonia Kovalevsky Girls Mathematics Day will be held:

Saturday, April 9

10:00am – 2:00pm

Carver Hall

Iowa State University Campus

Ames, Iowa

The goal of Sonia Kovalevsky Day is to stimulate young women’s interest in mathematics and to encourage them to pursue a career in math and science.  Participants will engage in hands-on activities through a series of workshops on exciting math topics and will have the chance to interact with other participants, mathematics graduate and undergraduate students and mathematics professors. Events will include a keynote speaker, fun hands-on activities, lunch (provided), and small group mentoring sessions with female mathematicians. We will talk about magic squares, zombie outbreak models, and hexaflexagons.  Teachers as well as parents/guardians are welcome to join their students.

We hope you will help us spread the word.  For more information and to register, visit:

We ask that the registration form be completed and submitted no later than March 31.

If you have questions, please email us at  We hope to see you and your students here for a wonderful event celebrating female mathematicians!

The event is open to female and non-binary middle school students and their teachers, both men and women. We hope that you will join us for this special event!


WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK:  This week is Women in Construction week and Ryan Companies in Des Moines has asked their female employees to do a one page “Share your Story!” in honor of our celebration this week. Nine employees have written about themselves and being a woman in construction. You can visit the JMS Counseling website and scroll down to “Women in Construction” to learn more!


ISASP Testing:  Johnston Middle School will be ISASP testing the week of April 4-8. Be looking for more information in the JMS announcements soon.  If you have questions, please contact the JMS front office.




Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

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

8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Tuesday & Thursday ONLY


JMS Weight Room – Entrance is Door 15



8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday & Friday

8th & 9th Grade Students – 2:00-3:00pm – Wednesday


JHS Weight Room – Entrance is Door 2



1st Official Day –  Tuesday, March 29

Last Day of Spring – Friday, May 27



School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


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!


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.