JMS Announcements – 4/11/22

Announcements for:  Monday, April 11, 2022 — A Day

Today (Monday, April 11, 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.



FCA: Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to invite you to our next Huddle! It is Thursday, April 14 at North Point beginning at 7:00-8:30pm!  All in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend!

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2022-23 STUDENT AMBASSADORS: Are you an 8th grade student who enjoys meeting new people and making others feel welcome?  If so, this opportunity may be for you!  All 8th grade students were sent a form on Wednesday, April 6th, to apply to be a student ambassador.  If you like welcoming others, please feel this form out and submit it by 3pm on Monday, April 18th.  Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Moomaw.


ANIME CLUB: Anime club is canceled for Monday April 11th. We’ll resume meetings on Monday April 18th at 3pm in Ms. Croat’s room, 513.


JHS STUDENT COUNCIL: JHS Student Council is currently accepting applications for this upcoming 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in becoming a member of the JHS Student Council please fill out the google form below by 3:00 pm on Friday May 6th, 2022. The application asks for a teacher recommendation. The link for the teacher recommendation is below- make sure to copy the link and give it to the teacher you are asking to do the recommendation. If you have any questions regarding the student council application please email the JHS Student Council Advisors Mrs. Jensen ( or Mrs. Gray ( Thank you and have a great day!


Student Council Application Link:


Teacher Recommendation Link:


WEEK OF SERVICE:  In honor of Global Youth Service Day, Community Youth Concepts is hosting ‘A Week of Service’ April 18th-April 23rd!  The events are free and open to everyone. There is a QR code on the attached flier that students/families can use to register/learn more about all of the projects!

Additionally, CYC staff members are happy to sign off on any documentation needed for students working towards Silver Cord Hours!

“A Week of Service” Opportunities:

**April 18th: Virtual service project: Adopt-A-Tree Project

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Open for youth ages 11-18

Participants should scan the QR code on the attached flier to register for the event to receive the Zoom link!

**April 19th: Park Cleanup in collaboration with Watchmen!

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Open to the public

Location: Prospect Park

**April 20th: Community Garden Prep

5:30-7:00 p.m. – Open for youth ages 11-18

Location: Community Youth Concepts

**April 23rd: Paul Morrison Spruce Up Event in collaboration with Drake University

9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Open to the public

Location: Drake University – Meet at the Harkin Institute Parking Lot (2800 University Avenue, DSM)

As mentioned above, anyone interested in participating in any of these events can use the QR code on the attached flier or Participants can register here!


Get your swimmer ready for Summer, as we have numerous programs for them to get involved in. We do offer private lessons upon request. Please reach out to for more details. Click the link below and get your swimmer involved:

If your swimmer is also looking to be more active in swimming and for some friendly competition, we encourage you to try out for our swim team! You can sign up on the website or reach out to Coach Dave today if you want an assessment! or

Lastly, we are in need of Lifeguards and Swim instructors. If you are interested or know of someone looking to gain some extra hours please reach out to:



**NEW**JMS WEIGHT ROOM 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

LOCATION:  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

LOCATION: 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


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.