JMS Announcements – 9/20/22

Announcements for Tuesday, September 20, 2022 

Teachers will update weekly assignments every Sunday so students know what needs to be done the following week. In the weekly updates, teachers will communicate any due dates for student work.



FALL PLAY CAST ANNOUNCED:  If you auditioned for the fall play, Murder at Aunt Agatha’s, see the cast list posted near the door to the front office!

If you have a part in the play, you can pick up your script in the office – be sure to sign for it – and be at rehearsal with script in hand on Tuesday, Sept 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium!


MENS GOLF: On September 19th, 9th Grade placed 4 of 7 @ Briarwood GC, 18 holes, in Centennial Invite with a 367.  Low Dragons- Jaden Young 85, Charlie Coen 86, Logan Lacour 96, Isaac Noelck 100.  JV placed 4th of 12 @ Briarwood GC, 18 holes, in Centennial Invite with a 336.  Low Dragons- Carter Sharp 81, Reid Hany/Andrew Hunt 83, Kathir Kalyanaraman 89.  Twitter: @JCSD_Golf

On September 19th, the Varsity placed 1st of 11 @ Willow Creek GC, 18 holes, in Valley Invite, with a 285.  Low Dragons- Andrew Johannsen 66 (meet runner up), Ben Christy 72 (8th), Tyler Herrmann 73 (14th), Owen Howe 74 (16th).  Also playing were Krishiv Gupta 76 (22nd) and Nate Freidhoff 77 (24th).  Twitter: @JCSD_Golf



HOMECOMING: HOMECOMING is here!!! Show some school spirit and have fun with Dress Up Days!!!

Tuesday, Sept 20: Country vs. Country Club

Wednesday, Sept 21: Professional/Teacher Day

Thursday, Sept 22: Twins/Triplets and More or Retro (your choice)

Friday, Sept 23: Spirit Day


BASKETBALL:  Attention 9th grade boys basketball players. There will be no open gym Thursday Sept 22nd and Monday Sept 26th. More information will be sent out regarding future open gyms next week.


8TH & 9TH GRADE GRADE WINTER CHEER TRYOUTS: Scan the QR Code on the flier or click this link to sign up:


D&D CLUB: GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!  Dungeons and Dragons Club will be starting on September 22nd. D&D Club will meet from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room.

What is Dungeons and Dragons Club? I am glad you asked. 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. Some of those games could include Star Wars: Armada, X-Wing miniature game, and more.

If you have any questions feel free to stop by Mr. Hewitt’s room (113) or email me (


GOLF APPAREL: Please see the attached form and order options if interested.  Thanks to Todd Christy for the help!

Need orders by Tuesday 09/20/22.  Anyone can order.

To order, please Email orders to Todd Christy. Pay by cash, check or Venmo Todd-Christy-4.


JOHNSTON GOLF 2022 order form

GAME GROUP:  Beginning on Monday, September 19th there will be the option of “Game Group” in the counseling office during lunch time. Students are able to grab their lunch on a styrofoam plate and come up to the counseling office to eat and play a board or card game with other students that share the same lunch. If you are interested in this, please let Mrs. Fitzgerald know via email and she will add you to the list to remind on Monday morning. Her email is



GSA:  Students that are interested in joining the JMS Gay Straight Alliance should let Mrs. Lunn or Mrs. Overton know so that you will begin to receive emails about upcoming meetings. If you filled out the clubs & activities survey in Pride a couple weeks ago and selected GSA you are already on the list. We plan to have our first meeting in the next couple of weeks! Their emails are and


ATTENTION: To ensure the safety of our players, staff and community, the Activities Department will be requiring a clear bag policy when attending games at JHS Dragon Stadium.


BASKETBALL APPAREL: 8th & 9th Grade Boys Basketball Apparel Store Link:


BOYS SOCCER:  2023 JHS Boys Soccer Sign-Up! Scan the QR code or click the link if interested.




9th BOYS BASKETBALL:  Morning Open Gyms

Attention any 9th grade boy interested in playing basketball this year. We will have open gym from 6-7:30am in the large gym on the dates below. If you plan on playing this year, we encourage you to attend.

9/ 29- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Gym A)

10/3- Monday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/6- Thursday- 6am- 7:30 am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/10- Monday- 6am- 7:30 am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/13- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/18- Tuesday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/20- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/24- Monday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)

10/ 27- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

10/31- Monday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)

11/3- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)

11/ 8- Tuesday- 5:30pm- 7pm (Middle School Large Gym)

11/10- Thursday- 6am- 7:30am (Middle School Large Gym)


STEM: Any 9th grade girl interested in attending Go Further Girls Stem Conference for women interested in STEM fields and careers there is a field trip with limited space on November 1st.  Cost of the field trip is $25 and only have 25 spots for 9th grade.  Trip would leave JMS around 8:00 am and be back in time to make your bus home.  Stop in and see Mr. Kleve in room 122 if you are interested.


SUPPORT JMS PTO – DONATE TODAY: The Johnston Middle School Parent Teacher Organization supports our staff and students at JMS by awarding grant money to teachers, providing them with meals and treats, helping to fund the JMS Pride program, and treating our students on occasion.

How to donate – $3,000 goal this year

  1. Check – Send a check payable to “JMS PTO”.  Put the check in an envelope marked “Friends of JMS PTO” and bring it to the main office/main door.

  2. Your employer may have a matching funds program- let us know if we can help facilitate a match.

  3. Make a direct payment to our PayPal account.  Click HERE to Donate



Examples of previous grants given to staff include:

  • Classroom library books for Language Arts teachers

  • Adaptive musical instruments, and laminating machine for Special Ed classrooms

  • Router bits for industrial classes

  • VEX Robotics kit

  • Sewing machines and kitchen aide mixers for FCS classroom

  • Art supplies to create mosaics

  • Equipment for PE and Peer PE classes

  • Calculators for classroom use

Teacher Appreciation

The PTO provides a meal for all teachers during the long day of parent teacher conferences twice a year: we shower the teachers with food and gifts for teacher appreciation week, provide them with t-shirts and other misc. items throughout the year.


STUDENT ACTIVITY TICKETS: If you purchased an activity pass for the 22-23 school year, they will be available for pick up in the Counseling Office until 2pm.



Weightlifting Hours of Operation:

9th Grade Students ONLY – 6:30-7:30am -Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Locker rooms will be available in the morning for students to shower, change, etc.

8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

  • No locker rooms will be open after school. Students will change in the restroom located across from the weight room.

Location:  JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15


1st Official Day – Monday, August 29 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

Last Day of Fall – Thursday, October 27


1st Official Day – Monday, October 31 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions

CLOSED for HOLIDAY – November 23-25

Last day of 2021 – Thursday, December 15

Resume – Monday, January 9

Last Day of Winter – Thursday, March 2


School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting

Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting


In the event we need to close the weight room, the Activities Department will use the following methods of communication:

  • Twitter

  • Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews

  • In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson



** 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.

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