JMS Announcements – 3/8/22

Announcements for:  Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — A Day 

Today (Tuesday, March 8, 2022) is an 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.



JOHNSTON APPAREL:  Click this link to purchase your Johnston Grad Year shirts and support your Johnston Cheer Team.  Store closes March 18.


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.



Girls – 1st day of practice is March 7 (unless you are on swim team, then you will start March 10) Boys – 1st day of practice is March 21

No practice over spring break. Coaches will send workout information in email, to do at home over break.

Students must be registered in our athletic system to participate, and have a sports physical on file.

Registration Link:


Girls Coach – Nicole Beer –

Boys Coach – Kevin Potthoff –


YEARBOOK: Hello JMS Students! In the yearbook, your name as it appears on Infinite Campus is automatically printed with your school portrait. If you go by a name or nickname other than your given name as it appears on school registration/Infinite Campus and would like your alternative name listed in the 2022 yearbook with your portrait, please fill out this form. Deadline: Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Thank you!


FCA:  FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) would like to invite you to our next Huddle! It is Thursday, March 10th at the Mueller Household (8016 NW 95th Circle in Johnston) beginning at 7:00-8:30pm for fun, games & fellowship!  All in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend!

Follow Johnston FCA on Twitter:



JAZZ BAND:  Join the Johnston Jazz Bands for Frizzante!  A Tableside Jazz concert with spaghetti dinner fundraiser, March 8, 2022.

Click here for a reservation:


ELP: 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”, 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 linkedhere.

All forms, for both new applicants and existing ELP students are due on or before March 11th, 2022

Any questions: contact Ms. McConnell (



Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

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

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

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


JMS Weight Room – Entrance is Door 15


Last Day of Winter – Friday, March 4


1st Official Day –  Monday, March 21st – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

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.