JMS Announcements – 9/14/21

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, A Day



Today (Tuesday, September 14) 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.





Tuesday: Generation/Decade Day

Wednesday: Country or Country Club Day

Thursday: Basic Dad Day

Friday: Spirit Day


SEWING CLUB — Sewing Club will have its first meeting in room 123 at 3:00 after school today. Come and learn about Sewing Club and how to be involved! If you cannot make the meeting but are interested please email Ms. Ridenour ( )


JHS BOYS GOLF — On 9/13/21, the Varsity Men’s Golf Team placed 5th out of 16 teams in the Ames Turk Bowman Invite at Veenker Golf Course with a 317.  Calen Bishop 78 (12), Krish Gupta 78 (14), Owen Howe 80 (21), Matt Pineda/Ben Christy 81 (26, 29) out of 94 golfers.

On 9/13/21 The JV Men’s Golf Team placed 2nd out of 7 teams in the Ames Turk Bowman Invite at Veenker Golf Course with a 335.  Jacob Peterson 78 (T1), Nate Freidhoff/Caden Winterboer 85 (T10), Nate Hupfer 87 (17) out of 45 golfers.


COMMUNITY ED ESPORTS LEAGUE — Anyone interested in joining an all new Johnston Schools Esports League with games including Madden21, Super Mario Smash Bros, Rocket League, and Fortnite, please stop by the front office this week to pick up an informational flyer. Registration closes for the Fall Esports League on September 24th.


Brothers to Brothers — Are you looking for an opportunity to make connections and have fun with fellow male students of color?   If so, please consider joining the Brothers to Brothers (B2B) group. Our group mentoring activities are designed to foster positive connections between the school and community with the focus on building trusting relationships between adult mentors and male students of color. By cultivating these relationships and acquiring new skills the hope is for students to embrace an optimistic sense of self and academic success while building healthy relationships with peers, educational staff and members of our community.

Paper applications can be picked up in the front office and are due back to the front office by September 17th.


D&D Club –Dungeons and Dragons Club is designed to give students a chance to play the long lived, pencil and paper roleplaying game with all materials provided. Players of any ability level are welcome. New games may also be added to the club based on interest.

If you are interested in participating, a meeting of interest will be held on Thursday, September 16th from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.Location is to be determined, please check the announcements next week. If you have any questions you can talk with Mr. Hewitt (room 113) or email him at


Sisters for Success — Are you looking for an opportunity to make connections and have fun with fellow female students of color?   If so, please consider joining the Sisters for Success (S4S) group. We’ll meet twice a month alternating class periods in the morning & afternoon. Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 23 during 7th period in the auditorium.Remember, this is during a regular class period. If you miss something, it is your responsibility to make it up! 😊  Paper applications can be picked up in the counseling office and are due back by September 17th to Mrs. Andrews or Mrs. Totten.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to Mrs. Totten in the counseling department.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


COUNSELING OFFICE — The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) will be offered at JMS on Tuesday October 5th in the morning.  Be watching for an email later this month with a consent attached for you to sign for your student to participate.  If you have questions you can contact your School Counselor or Melanie Steffen, District SDQ Coordinator.


SCIENCE — Any 9th grade girl interested in attending Women Interested in Science and Engineering conference at Iowa State please stop in room 122 and talk to Mr. Kleve.


JMS CHEERLEADING — 8th & 9th Grade Winter Cheerleading Tryouts

Saturday, September 25 – 8am-3pm

JMS Multipurpose Room

Questions, email Alec Craigmile at

Students must scan and complete the QR Code, see flyer


JMS WEIGHT ROOM — Below you will find information regarding our Weightlifting Program.


8th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday & Thursday

9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Tuesday & Friday


JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15


1st Official Day – Monday, August 30 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

Last Day of Fall – Friday, October 22


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.