JMS Announcements – 4/1/21

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Thursday, April 1, 2021, B-ODD



Today (Thursday, April 1) is an ODD B-day.






































JMS Weekly Learning Plans

Dungeons and Dragons Club will meet every Monday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room (note the location change). Please join us for adventure and excitement. No experience needed. Any 8th or 9th grade students are welcome to attend. Please contact Mr. Hewitt ( if you have any questions.

Community Education is offering numerous swim programs (Aqua, Masters, Swim Team, etc.) to keep members of the family

active. You can find our programs by clicking the link below!

You can also keep up with the pool by checking out our monthly calendar below:


JMS Gay Straight Alliance Fundraiser

The JMS Gay Straight Alliance is selling some items as a fundraiser for the club. Currently, the club is working on ensuring our library has a wide range of representative books for our LGBTQ+ population, as well as finding opportunities to better educate our students and staff on LGBTQ+ topics and issues. All profits will go to funding our initiatives. Orders are due by April 6th, and money is also due by that time. Please bring your money to the front office no later than Tuesday, April 6th with your name and what you have ordered attached to it. Cash or checks made out to JCSD. Here is a link to the order form!

Please contact Mrs. Lunn or Mrs. Moomaw if you have any questions.

Johnston Band Parents Association is kicking off our plant sale for 2021.

The link is active NOW — see below.   All sales this year are online only.

Coupons can be ordered online at Johnston Band Plant Sale and will be delivered at the end of April for redemption at Holub. Coupons may only be redeemed for the plant options specified on the coupons and must be used by June 30, 2021.  His shop is open April 25 – July 12, 2021.

Customers can go directly to Holub Greenhouse, 4365 Merle Hay Road to pick out their plants and they can only pick out plants specified on the coupons.

Hello JMS students-

Are you currently feeling stressed out or overwhelmed with life situations? Are you interested in learning new strategies, changing your thinking patterns and developing new coping skills? If so, please consider joining Mrs. Totten’s small group which will be held once a week beginning in April and ending the middle of May. Exact times and dates will be decided once the number of participants are determined. The group will fall under the name of stress management but will incorporate everyday life skills being offered in person, Zoom or both.

If you’re interested in joining, please send me an email to simply reply INTERESTED in the subject area of your outgoing email by 3/31 or stop by the counseling office and leave your name with Mrs. Andrews. I greatly appreciate your interest in this small group and look forward to building future connections with you!

The JHS Golf Programs are holding a fundraiser with the Iowa PGA.  The 2021 Iowa PGA Golf Pass can be purchased through and by putting in johnstongolf for the coupon code, you will get a discounted price for the pass and a portion of the sale will go to the golf programs.  This is a great deal and way to support the programs.  Thanks for considering and for passing this information on to others that may be interested.

Did you know → Johnston Public Library offers a variation of “Study Zone” or “Homework Help,” where kids show up on Zoom to either be tutored, have an academic environment to do homework, or be able to dive further into their work with other Johnston students. We meet on Zoom at 3:30PM on Mondays until around 5PM and have high school peer tutors available to help students. We can also meet outside that time individually if needed. Reminder all sessions are completely free and non-obligational.  All sessions are monitored by James Grimm and Jessica Young at the Johnston Public Library. For students to receive more information, fill out the online form here with their information so we can reach out to them: or at the slightly less scary shortened version:

Hey 9th Grade Dragons!

Are you interested in learning about how to start and run a business? Do you want to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Do you want to learn how to invest in the stock market? If so, the JHS Business Club is for you! Here, you will have the opportunity to work on projects of your own or team up with other students and see if this would be something you would want to do in the future. New ideas and suggestions on which direction the club should engage in are welcome too. We meet every Tuesday @3:30 on Zoom. Practices can last between 15min-45min. Please stay tuned for future announcements about events and ways to engage with the club.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 4866 3164

Passcode: PkT5fQ

Contact us if you have any questions or if you won’t be able to make it! We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and hope you decide to join the JHS Business Club!

Email – or

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.