JMS Announcements – 9/23/22

Announcements for Friday, September 23, 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.





9TH GRADE STUDENTS:  This is a notification that Wednesday, September 28th, is the last day to drop a course without it going on your transcript as an F.  Please keep in mind students can only drop a course for a study hall, so if you already have one study hall on your schedule we will not entertain dropping a class.  If this is something you need to do please have a conversation with a parent/guardian about this and then contact Mrs. Moomaw.



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

Friday, Sept 23: Spirit Day


STUDENT COUNCIL: We will have meetings on Wednesday, Sept 28 at 7:30am and/or Tuesday, Sept 27th at 3pm. We will be discussing October Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Dig Pink/Spike Blue and Trunk n’ Treat. If you can’t make it to either of those days and would like to be included, please see Ms. Comstock in Room 124.


FALL WRESTLING FUNDRAISER: Our online gear store is now open!

Support your Johnston Dragons by ordering your fan gear at the link below!

All items will ship directly to your home.

Store closes on October 4th.  Once the store closes, you will receive your items within 2-3 weeks.

Would recommend sizing up one size on women’s 1/4 zip.  All other items are true to size.

Thank you for supporting your Johnston Wrestling Team!


BASKETBALL:  Attention 9th grade boys basketball players. There will be no open gym 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:


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.


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