JMS Announcements – 5/20/19

Monday, May 20th, 2019–A Day!


New Announcements:


Congrats to our Dragons on their State Track Success this past weekend! Some of our very own freshman placed in state! Congrats to Aleah Tenpas and Faith Nead and the Johnston Track Team as a whole! Go Dragons!


Attention all potential 9thgrade football athletes and managers, there will be a pre-season football meeting @ JMS in the big gym on Thursday, May 23rd @ 3:05pm.  Please plan on attending as we will go over expectations for summer along with obtaining contact information.



There will be a basketball meeting for incoming 9th Grade boys (Class of 2023) that are interested in playing basketball during the 2019-2020 year. The meeting will be at 7:20 am on Wed, May 22nd in Mr. Sciurba’s room (Room 512). If you, cannot make the meeting please stop by Coach Sciurba’s room for the information.


Attention all 9th Grade Boys (class of 2022) wanting to play basketball next season.  There will be a short, informational meeting on Monday, May 20th at 3:10 in Mr. Harken’s Room. Please make arrangements to be there.


Any 8th grade and 9th grade boy interested in Cross Country next year, there will be a meeting in Coach Harken’s room (Room 515 upstairs) on Tuesday, May 21st at 3:15pm. If you are unable to make it, please email Coach Jaschen at


Take a moment to read the attached Community Ed camps available this summer! JCE 6 2019 grades7 12 Flyer enrichment and JCE 6 2019 grades7 12 Flyer sports


Repeat Announcements:


SUMMER SCHOOL PERMITS: We will be having a meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 3:15 PM in the Cafeteria to issue school permits to students who meet the following criteria:

·        Student entering 9th Grade for the 2019/2020 School Year (and 9th graders that have met the criteria)

·        Student must have had their Learner’s Permit for at least six months

·        Student has successfully completed Driver’s Education (or will complete during the summer)

THE STUDENT AND A PARENT MUST ATTEND THE MEETING! Please bring your completed Driver’s Education Certificate and student permit to the meeting. Students will need a parking tag to park on school grounds. Parking Passes for the 2019/2020 school year will be available for $20.00 at the meeting. Please make sure you have your license plate number with you at the time of purchase.


ATTENTION PARENTS of Freshmen through Seniors interested in playing High School Football this fall, the Johnston Football Parent’s Club will be hosting a brief but informative meeting Monday, May 20th from 6pm-6:30pm in the JHS Commons/Cafeteria area to update parents on “everything your kids haven’t told you (and don’t know) about the upcoming 2019 football season & more”:

·         Team community service projects

·         Central team football camp

·         Fit To Hit camp

·         Practice/Season schedules

·         Committees to volunteer on

·         Football Player’s Apparel & Gear

·         Fundraising/Sponsorship Opportunities


Attention Students!

Amanda the Panda is offering a “nature of grief” day camp on June 20th from 8:30 am-4 pm as well as a “fun day” at the Altoona Aquatics Park on June 30th.  Please see the attached flyers for more information! June Fun Day

The Nature of Grief Flyer

2019/20 Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors – SAVE THE DATE!

Dragon Day will be Wednesday, August 14th from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., please make plans to attend, this is also picture day.  You will be able to walk your schedule, pay school fees, pick up approved parking tags, get your school ID, and so much more.  

Keep watching for more details.   


Attention incoming 9th Grade Boy Basketball players. This message applies to players that will be 9th graders during the 2019- 2020 season. If you are interested in playing 9th grade basketball this season, please fill out the google form below.  We are excited to start working with you this summer!

9th Grade Basketball Players 2019-2020



If you are interested/ available, please sign up for our summer JBT (Johnston Basketball Training Sessions)/ Four day summer camp. We have included the links below. Any questions contact Coach Sciurba or stop down to talk to him in room 512.

JBT Estimated Cost $99 Link for Registration is below

9th Grade Johnston Boy’s Basketball Summer Camp (Choose dates of June 17- June 20th) Estimate Cost $161


It’s the COLOR RUN…here in Johnston at Summit Middle School on Saturday June 1st at 9:30am!!!!

Come join S4C (Students for Change-JHS) and Sources of Strength (JMS) for their first ever COLOR RUN

All staff and students are welcome to participate.  Running or walking YOU can help to spread hope, help, and strength to every corner of our community.  

Contact Mrs. Overton or Mrs. York for questions.  Registration form attached to this message or available from Mrs. Overton or Mrs. York. Color Run Sources for Strength S4C


Attention 9th grade students!

The accounting office and Mrs. Stromer from JHS will be at the JMS cafeteria on May 28th and May 30th to sell parking tags from 11AM-1:15PM. Mrs. Stromer will also be sending 9th grade students an email tomorrow with other dates she will be selling parking tags for next year.


JMS yearbooks are on their way from the publisher!!! Reserve YOUR copy, TODAY!  YBs cost $28 and can be purchased with cash or check in the office or with a credit card on REV TRAK. Books are on sale from now until the reserve supply is gone. Student writers and photographers did outstanding work this year–you won’t want to miss it! Look for sneak previews in the days ahead.


PEER PE:  Any 8th grade students interested in applying for Peer PE need to get an application from the tables in the large gym or the counselor’s office.  You must fill out the application, get two teacher signatures, and return the application to Ms. Beer by May 17th at 3:00.