JMS Announcements – 4/3/23

Announcements for: Monday, April 3, 2023


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 new announcements today.



JMS PTO MEETING:  Please join us for the JMS PTO meeting on Monday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the large conference room of the office at 6:30 p.m.  We will be voting on the next school year PTO Board Officers.  If you are unable to attend, please send us an email to to request the zoom meeting link.

2023-2024 STUDENT AMBASSADORS:  Current 8th Graders– we are starting to look for students to help out with our student ambassador program next year. Being a student ambassador requires you to be outgoing, friendly, and welcoming to all students. Student ambassadors are leaders in our school who we have help with the following tasks;

1. New student orientations

2. New student tours & welcoming

3. New student events throughout the school year

4. Talking with the 7th grade class about the transition to 8th grade

5. Providing tours to possible new staff members to our building

We will set up a meeting to explain more in depth what the student ambassador program is once this form is filled out. Please fill out this form no later than Friday, April 7th and then keep an eye on your email afterwards for a meeting date/time. This meeting will likely take place during Pride.

Please let Mrs. Lunn know if you have any questions!

JOHNSTON BOYS SPRING WRESTLING:  Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:45PM at the JHS Wrestling Room.

Sessions begin on Monday March 27th and run through May 3rd.  All Johnston students are welcome to attend.  No fees, sign up can be taken care of on-site.

BOYS TENNIS:  Enrollment for Community Education programs is now open.  Boys interested in playing high school tennis should consider signing up for our tennis camp.  It runs June 13-23, 9-11 am.

Here is a description of the camp and the enrollment link:

The Johnston Boys tennis camp is designed for Grades 8-12 planning on playing high school tennis. Emphasis will be placed on singles and doubles match strategy and advanced stroke development.  Deadline to register and receive a t-shirt is May 21st. Campers should bring a racket, water bottle and sun screen each day.

Please visit the Community Education website to enroll.

Contact Coach D with any questions or concerns.

SOURCES OF STRENGTH UPDATE:  Johnston Middle School is planning a peer leader training for students who are interested in becoming leaders for the Sources of Strength suicide prevention and mental health awareness group.  The training will be held on Friday, April 14th during the school day.

Interested students should complete the short application by April 5th. Use this link to complete the application: Students will be notified if they are selected as a peer leader.

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact Mrs. York, JMS sponsor, or Chris Wilson, Director SEBMH,

You can go to the following website to learn more about Sources of Strength.

GIRLS WRESTLING CAMP: Register today for our first ever girls wrestling camp. This camp is 3 days and is for all levels of wrestlers. Session 1: K-5th is from 10am-12pm and Session 2: 6th-12th is from 1pm-3pm. No wrestling shoes are required and the links are below.

K-5th Camp

6th-12th Camp

GIRLS WRESTLING OPEN MAT:  Open mat nights open to current 6th-11th grade girls who are interested in joining or just want to come and see what wrestling is about. Parents are more than welcome to come and watch as well.


1st Official Day –  Monday, March 20 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

Last Day of Spring – Friday, May 18

Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

9th Grade Students ONLY – 6:00-7:00am -Monday, Wednesday, Friday

·  Locker rooms will be available in the morning for students to shower, change, etc.

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

·  No locker rooms will be open after school. Students will change in the restroom located across from the weight room.

Location:  JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15

Expectations & Requirements:

·  Enter the weight room mentally and physically ready to work

·  No horseplay at any time.

·  Use common sense and avoid potentially dangerous situations

·  No food or drink or gum in the Weight Room

·  Wear proper lifting clothes

·  Shoes Must Be Worn at All Times (No Sandals, Open Toe Shoes, CROCS).

·  No headphones (Be coachable to hear coach/teammate feedback and timing system)

·  A spotter must be used on all free lifting stations.  Example: Bench Press, Incline Press, Overhead Press.

·  Return all free weights to their correct weight racks

·  Report any Injury to the supervisor immediately

·  Never lift weights without a supervisor present In the room

·  Follow the prescribed weight and repetition assigned by your individual program

·  Never sacrifice technique for weight! Technique and quality repetitions are the priority

·  Bring the right attitude, effort, and energy. We are here to work!

·  Help to create an environment that encourages optimal performance. BE EXCELLENT!

**Failure to comply with the standards above will result in a loss of privilege and student may be removed permanently **


SUMMER SCHEDULE: The Summer weightlifting will be sent out in May via email and Twitter. This will include weight room and speed & agility programs for students entering 8th – 12th grade.



School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: In the event we need to close the weight room, the Activities Department will use the following methods of communication:

·  Twitter

·  Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews

·  In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson


FAMILY WEEK: The Unified Activity Federation (Iowa High School Athletic Association, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Iowa High School Music Association, and Iowa High School Speech Association) have declared Non-Contact Period for the summer of 2023. During this time, there will be no activities in the Johnston Community School District, including camps, clinics, workouts, strength and conditioning, lessons, meetings, etc. This provides a break for students and staff, and a great time with family. This is a great time to schedule a vacation.

·  Family Week starts Sunday, July 22, 2023  – Sunday, July 30, 2023.


** 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.

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