JMS Announcements – 5/30/19

Thursday, May 30th, 2019–B Day!

New Announcements:

Next month young women have the opportunity to explore careers in construction. The Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines Public Schools, and many other partners will be offering a FREE Construction Camp for Girls between the ages of 14-18 from June 24-28. Camp Flyer 5 29 2019

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Location: Central Campus, 1800 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309

Register today at

This camp includes:

–       Hands on construction projects

–       Career exploration

–       Guest speakers

–       Field trips

For more information about the camp, please email Jeanette Thomas with the Iowa Department of Education at


Volunteers are needed again this summer for Safety Town! Safety Town is a program sponsored by Johnston Community Education that teaches safety awareness to children that will be entering kindergarten next year. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about Safety Town, please stop by the front office and pick up a volunteer form!

iPad return will be continuing today during PE classes. If you do not have PE please turn in your iPads during your study hall, choir, band or health. Please see the attached document for more information regarding iPad turn in. JMS iPadEOY Details May2019


Repeat Announcements:

The JMS Culture Club is having an ice cream social TODAY! Please see the attached flyer for more information! :) Culture Club

Congratulations to the JHS Women’s Golf Team on qualifying for the 2019 State Golf Tournament.  State will be on May 28 and May 29 at Coldwater Golf Course in Ames, IA. Representing the Dragons will be Taylor Sedivec, Kelsey Rubin, Jaedyn Cale, Grace Chickering, Madison Dunn, and Cara Kempadoo.  This is the second year in a row that the Dragons will be at state and comes off of a season where they were back-to-back Conference Champs and Dual Meet Champs. #rolldrags @JCSD_Golf

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

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 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 (class of 2023). 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!!!! Color Run Sources for Strength S4C

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.

Attention 9th grade students!

Parking tags for incoming sophomores will be sold at JMS only on Thursday, May 30th from 11AM to 1:15PM in the cafeteria.

If you are unable to purchase your parking pass on May 30th at JMS, you are still able to purchase the parking tag at the accounting office at JHS until June 7th. Cash or check are accepted methods of payment for parking tags. Please let me know if you have any questions!


JMS yearbooks are here! 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!