JMS Announcements – 4/8/21
Johnston Middle School Announcements for
Thursday, April 8, 2021, B-ODD
Today (Thursday, April 8) is an ODD B-day.
DAILY ROTATION SCHEDULE
Johnston 2021-2022 VARSITY & JV Dance Team Tryouts Information
* Monday, April 12th – 6pm – Parent Meeting Zoom
* Wednesday, April 21st – 5pm-8pm – Tryout Clinic
* Thursday, April 22nd – 5pm-9pm – Final Tryouts
Click Here for Tryout Information: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ynzr-rlADhMe4k7twoD8n27Z3fw52dNh?usp=sharing
Are you a student who is passionate in learning about issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion? Do you want to take action in creating positive change in your community while connecting with a high school racial justice advocate? If so, consider becoming a mentee in the CORE Mentorship Program by filling out this interest form!
Feel free to contact email@example.com for more information.
There will be a basketball meeting for all INCOMING 9TH GRADERS (STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY 8TH GRADERS) that are interested in playing 9th grade BOYS basketball next year during the 2021-22 School year. The meeting will be at 7:20am in the Auditorium on Thursday April 8th. If you cannot attend, please stop by Mr. Sciurba’s room (room 512).
FCA is inviting you to join our next Huddle on Thursday, (4/8) beginning at 7:30 pm @ NorthPoint Church. All students (whether you are an athlete or not) in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend!
Looking for strength training opportunities for your middle schooler?
Starting Tuesday April 6th, the Johnston High School weight room will be open for any interested 6-8th graders to start strength training. Students should enter the west side fitness center (lower level doors), that face the football field. Warm up will start promptly at 6AM, the work out will be over by 6:45-6:50.
These workouts are free, open to any Johnston 6-8th graders, and will be coached by JHS coaching staff members. Students should arrive by six, and have rides to take them home no later than 6:55. These sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. Masks are required at these workouts.
We are excited to start offering strength instruction to our middle school students! Any questions can be directed to Coach Aaron Tecklenburg at
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
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.
The JHS Golf Programs are holding a fundraiser with the Iowa PGA. The 2021 Iowa PGA Golf Pass can be purchased throughhttps://iowapgagolfpass.com/ref/Johnstongolf/ 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: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=lUXEG7qaw0-47HuUpVhv3PvhTwbN3XJNk5Z7E5pspLZUQUMwNERLWVM1T1RMSTlQM1RSSEE4VURTRy4u or at the slightly less scary shortened version: https://bit.ly/3qlPMKo.
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
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!
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
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: https://www.johnstoncsd.org/school-news/school-drivers-permit-process/
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.