JMS Announcements – 5/24/22

Announcements for:  Tuesday, May 24, 2022 — A Day

Today (Tuesday, May 24, 2022) is an A Day.


Last Week

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 final PRIDE winners for the year!!

Gabbie Carter → Nominated by Mrs. Stone for Excellence

Sienna Bloom → Nominated by Mr. Daemicke for Determination

Carter Gearhart → Nominated by Mr. Schutt for Excellence

Rosie Fitzpatrick → Nominated by Mrs. Ludwig for Excellence

…and our PRIDE teacher for the weeks…

Mrs. Anthofer → Nominated by Jack McDermott for Excellence


ATTENTION CURRENT 9TH GRADERS ONLY:  JHS Student Council is prepping for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click on the form below to vote for your 2022-2023 Sophomore Class Officers for Student Council. The voting will close on Wednesday, May 25th at 3:30 pm. Winners will be announced on Thursday. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Gray.

Sophomore Class Officers Ballot:


YEARBOOKS: If you did not prepay for a yearbook but would like to buy one, you can still purchase a book by paying $28 cash or check in the JMS Front Office.



UKRAINE FUNDRAISER:  Donate to the Ukraine Fundraiser to support displaced kids from Ukraine. There are 1 million displaced kids, most of them requiring financial assistance and aid. Please use the following link to make your donation:


VOLLEYBALL – CURRENT 8TH GRADERS ONLY:  8th grade (incoming 9th grade) volleyball players will have an informational meeting  Wednesday 5/25 at 7:30 AM in the small gym.  If you ride the bus please get to the small gym as soon as you can. We will go over how to find the HS volleyball website, summer schedules (weight lifting, camps, practices), paperwork you’ll need to fill out, general expectations, and when the official 9-12 volleyball meeting will be.   If you are unable to make it please see Coach Beer sometime during the day or immediately after school.


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.


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.