JMS Announcements – 9/3/21

Johnston Middle School Announcements for

Friday, September 3, 2021, A Day



Today (Friday, September 3) is an A day.




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


8TH GRADE GIRLS SOCCER — Any 8th grade girl who is interested in playing high school soccer, please fill out the google form. Thanks!”


9TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL — There will a basketball meeting for 9th grade boys interested in basketball for this upcoming season on Wed September 8th at 7:10 am in Mr. Sciurba’s Room (Room 512).


9TH GRADE GIRLS SOCCER — If you are a 9th grade girl who is interested in playing soccer this spring, please fill out the following:


  2. Register through school with the following:


JMS PICTURE DAY is Friday, September 10th!


9th GRADE SPEECH & DEBATE — 9th graders in joining the speech and debate team, there will be an informational meeting at the HS in room 321 on September 7th at 3:15. Take the activities bus to the HS, enter the auditorium doors and take the first left down the academic hallway. The room will be on your left.


9th GRADE FALL PLAY — Freshman interested in the Fall play can find information at this link. JHS Fall 2021 Play Radium Girls


ACTIVITY PASSES — Your 2021-22 activity passes are ready for pickup in the Counseling Office.  If you purchased an activity pass for this year, please stop by the Counseling Office before 2:00 to pick it up.  If you did not purchase an activity pass and would like to, you may purchase in the Main Office for $50 (9th grade) or $30 (8th grade) or online through RevTrak.


If you are interested in being part of student council, please fill out the form below this message. We will be planning events for JMS and the community to get students involved. Our first event: homecoming! Help us plan our dress up days and other fun homecoming events for the 2021 school year.


Student Council Form:

You can also contact Mrs. Anderson or Ms. Comstock with any additional questions.


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.