JMS Announcements – 5/21/21

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Friday, May 21, 2021, A-EVEN




Today (Friday, May 21) is an A-EVEN day.



JMS Weekly Learning Plans


FCA — FCA is hosting our last event of the school year with a MOVIE NIGHT ON THE BIG SCREEN @ Dragon Stadium on Monday, (5/24).  Time will be announced the day of via Twitter (beginning at either 7:00 pm or 8:30 pm).  All students in grades 8-12 are welcome to attend!  *(Rain location will be in the JHS Auditorium).

Twitter:  @JHS_FCA

Instagram:  jcsd_fca


Peer PE and Peer Art — Applications for 8th grade students (going to be 9th graders next year) who would like to participate in Peer PE or Peer Art next year are due TODAY.  Applications must be turned in to Ms. Beer or Mrs. James.


JMS STUDENT COUNCIL — Celebrate the last week of school with Student Council with DRESS UP DAYS!!!!

                Monday, May 24: PJ Day

                Tuesday, May 25: Tropical Tuesday

                Wednesday, May 26: Decade Day

                Thursday, May 27: Movie Day (Dress as your favorite movie character)

                Friday, May 28: Formal Friday


JHS Boys Cross Country –  All incoming 9th-12th grade boys: There will be a preseason Cross Country meeting on Monday, May 24th at 3:10 PM in the JMS auditorium. Email Coach Jaschen at if you have any questions. See you there!


Summer School Permits – Attention 8th Grade students that are wanting to get a School Permit starting this summer:  First, you must meet the state of Iowa requirements for obtaining a School Permit.  Second, work through the necessary steps that are located at the following link:  .  Once the previous steps are completed, you may pick up the DOT Affidavit Sheet from the JMS Main Office.  The Affidavit Sheet CANNOT be picked up any sooner than June 1st and taken to the DOT any sooner than June 3rd.  If there are questions relating to a School Permit or the process, please contact Mr. England.

LOCKERS & LOST-n-FOUND – Students, if you misplaced anything throughout this school year – please make sure you have looked through our LOST-n-FOUND box in the Commons before the end of the school year. Any unclaimed items left behind our LOST-n-FOUND area and in lockers will be donated after June 2.



JHS Girls Cross Country — Any 8th grade Dragons interested in being part of the 2021 JHS Girls Cross Country team please fill out this survey and let Coach Hennes ( know if you have any questions!!



JMS Yearbook — Yearbooks have arrived!  If you preordered a yearbook, you will be able to pick it up in PRIDE TODAY. If you did not order in advance—no problem! You may order a yearbook via REV TRAK and pay with a credit card, or you can pay with cash or check for  $28 in the office. Extra copies will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dungeons and Dragons Club – meets 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.


Johnston Band Parents Association — 2021 Plant Sale 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.


JHS Business Club — 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, 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!


JMS School Permits — 9th grade 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.