JMS Announcements – 3/4/24

Announcements for: Monday March 4, 2024

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.



NO SCHOOL 3/8-3/17


Students and families, just a reminder that if you have misplaced anything this school year – please make sure you have looked through our LOST-n-FOUND in the Commons by the end of the day on March 7. Any unclaimed items left in our LOST-n-FOUND area will be donated on March 8.



JMS counselors are looking for speakers for the next career day, which will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 9:10 – 9:50.  We are looking for speakers from a variety of areas!  Areas students have shown an interest in that we have not had a lot of connection with this year are: Welding, Radiology, Ultrasound Tech, Culinary, Photography, Pediatrics, Ecology (DNR), Graphic Design, Make-up/Hairstylist, Writer, Film-Maker, Dentistry, Investments, Aviation, Food Production, Acting/Performing, but welcome any and all career areas! If you have an interest in speaking at this event, or know of someone who would be, please submit this form or reach out to Abbey Moomaw at









Please see the information below regarding the Middle School Cheerleading Program upcoming clinics and tryout.


Step 1: Click the link to start the application process for middle school cheerleading tryouts:  Link:


Step 2: Review the JMS Cheer Tryout Packet, this is the first item in the google form above.


Step 3: Attend the clinics on March 19th and March 25th, from 3-5pm at Johnston Middle School


Step 4: Attend the tryout/audition on Saturday, April 6, at Johnson Middle School, from 9am – 11:30am


The tryouts are in April 2024, to be on the team for the following year, Fall 2024. A scoring rubric will be used, and students that have a qualifying score, will be notified on or before April 8th that they have made the team. Students that do not make the team, will be notified on or before April 8, 2024. Cheerleaders have summer camp and practices. Cheerleading is open to both boys and girls CURRENTLY IN 7TH & 8TH GRADE. Current 9th grade students will have a high school tryout, information will be announced soon.


If you have additional questions, please email Coach Shepler at






The 21st annual Dragon Scholarship Fund Auction represents our flagship fundraising event for the current year. This year’s auction will be held online only, starting on February 25 and ends on March 2. This is our largest fundraiser and all proceeds support financial assistance to the Senior class for their education beyond high school. We have an extensive collection of over 100 packages. These packages are not restricted to residents of Johnston, as we have sourced offerings from various locations within the metropolitan area, extending as far as Omaha and Kansas City. Register now for a chance to view packages and add your favorites. More details can be found on our website or


Attention Boys & Girls, if you are interested in being on the 8th grade track team, please have your parents complete registration and upload a physical at the link below. If you have questions, please email Ms. Melissa Crosse at






Did you know all communications for JMS are done through parent square? Please be sure to download the app to ensure that you are receiving all notifications regarding your student(s) and their schools.


** 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 of 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