JMS Announcements – 5/16/22

Announcements for:  Monday, May 16, 2022 — A Day

Today (Monday, May 16, 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.



Congratulations to our PRIDE winners from the last two weeks!!

Ethan Burford → Nominated by Mrs. Anthofer for Respect

Ava Ksiazek → Nominated by Mrs. Anthofer for Excellence

Nathan King → Nominated by Mr. Pudenz for Excellence

Jensyn Tenpas → Nominated by Ms. Sowa for Determination

Almir Ibrahimovic → Nominated by Mr. Pudenz for Determination

Tanner Downs → Nominated by Ms. Sowa for Determination

Inara Johnson → Nominated by Ms. Palmer for Positivity

Lauren Rottinghaus → Nominated by Ms. Sowa for Determination

…and our PRIDE teacher for the weeks…

Mr. Hewitt → Nominated by Whitam for Excellence

Mr. Staker → Nominated by Porter Russell for Excellence


CROSS COUNTRY: All current 8th and 9th Grade Boys interested in going out for Cross Country next year… there will be a meeting in the JMS Auditorium at 3:15 PM on Monday, May 23rd. The meeting will last about 30 minutes. Come be a part of one of the top programs in the Midwest!


COUNSELING OFFICE: Parents, students, and educators looking for a re-boot this summer, Please Pass the Love is offering ways to help support you this summer.  Their team has created an entire catalog of summer programming with some things specifically designed for preserving and maintaining the mental health wellbeing of youth, educators, and families including:

·  A Wellness Educator Retreat

·  Therapeutic garden program

·  Social skills and skills based groups

Excluding the wellness educator retreat, they are implementing a pay what you can model, so participants have the option of paying what they can if they are able to.

Learn more about these programs and register here.  Please see flyer for more information.



JHS CHEER: The Johnston Cheer Program is going to be spreading Dragon Pride and we need your help!

We haven’t had the chance to do this for over a year, and we are excited! Driveway paintings are a huge fundraiser for us and we are hoping to purchase new uniforms for all cheer squads.

We are taking orders until May 27th and will be painting through the months of May and June (Just in time for Grad Parties!)


D&D CLUB:  Attention Dungeons and Dragons Club – The final 3 meetings of the year have a change in location. D&D Club will meet in Mr. Hewitt’s room (113). If you are new to the club or have been attending often, feel free to come and make some friends prior to the end of the year.


JHS SWIMMING: On Wednesday May 18, we will be having a short team meeting with all of the girls who are planning to swim for us this fall.  If you are interested in joining the team, we would encourage you to join us and learn more about the program. The meeting will begin at 5PM in the Summit Cafeteria.


2022 JHS FOOTBALL:  Current FRESHMEN (incoming sophomores) who are considering playing football next season should fill out the google form via the attached QR code (or on the link below).


2022 FRESHMAN FOOTBALL:  If you are a current 8th grader, interested in playing freshman football, you need to fill out the following short survey.  We are excited to start our summer training in June, and it’s important we get your information, if you are interested in signing up!   Parents, please make sure your player fills this out ASAP.  Any questions- please reach out to Coach Tecklenburg at:

Here’s the survey link:


WRESTLING CAMP:  Johnston Community Ed June wrestling camp is open to any PreK-8 students.  It was a great camp last summer with lots of kids!  Sign up information and details below.   Feel free to direct any questions to Johnston Wrestling Coach Aaron Tecklenburg at:

Thank you and Go Dragons!




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


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.