JMS Announcements – 9/8/23

Announcements for: Friday September 8, 2023











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.




Any student that has paid for an activity pass for the 23-24 school year can pick those up anytime in the counselor’s office.



Looking for career presenters!!!

The JMS Counseling Department is looking for adults in the community who have a career that they would love to share more about!  This year we will be holding four different career days where we are inviting members of the community to help us teach students about the variety of careers that are available to them, and the different pathways you may have taken to get there.  All we are asking for is about 45 minutes of your time.  If you, a family member, friend, or neighbor would be interested in presenting to a small group, please fill out this form and we can share a little more information with you.  Our first career day is coming up October 26, so planning is in progress!  If you have any questions please reach out to Abbey Moomaw at 515-278-0476.  Thank you!



Any 9th grade boy interested in playing high school soccer next spring please fill out the form below or scan the QR code to sign up!


Cast and Crew Applications: JMS Fall Play – The Day The Internet Died

We’re so excited for our Auditions, which are scheduled for Sept. 13 after school in the JMS auditorium!


If you would like to audition for a part in the play, see the information in this Google Folder

  • Read the “Audition Information”

  • Sign up for a time to audition on Sept. 13

  • Fill out the audition application (including parent signature) and bring it to the audition

  • Prepare the Monologue (short part from a play that helps us see how well you can portray a character)

If you would like to fill out an application for crew, fill out this Google Form


Crew Application- The Day the Internet Died

General Information: Director: Rachel Murdock, Rehearsals: Sept. 15 – Nov. 10, Performances scheduled on November 11 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Crew rehearsals begin in September, except Stage Manager, who attends all rehearsals as if they were a cast member. Decisions on Crew: You will be contacted by Sept. 14 about your spot on crew Times: Rehearsal times are scheduled from 3-4:30 p.m. As we near performance day, some rehearsals run longer. Please pay attention to the schedule to be sure you are at rehearsals when you are needed. Attendance: Students are expected to be at all rehearsals to which they are called (scheduled to attend). The schedule may change, so please check the schedule frequently for updates


The audition schedule for Wed. Sept. 13 is now open and you can edit. Please choose a time slot for your audition and we will see you on Wednesday!


Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, Sept. 14. Cast and crew lists will be posted on Thursday, September 14 as well. All students (cast and crew) involved with the play should plan to attend the first rehearsal on Friday, Sept. 15 for a read through.


Our policy in Johnston Drama is that everyone who wants to be involved in the show can be involved in some way. Please email Rachel Murdock, director, with any questions at


Family Tech Talk



JMS Dress up Days:
Monday: Movie Monday – Dress as your favorite movie character

Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Tuesday

Wednesday: Neon

Thursday: Throwback Thursday – ERA’s or Decades

Friday: Spirit Day


Thursday, September 21

6:00pm – Homecoming Parade – Pioneer Parkway – Open to ALL Johnston Residents & Community Members

7:30pm – Out Door Movie Night – Johnston Town Center @ The Yard (Merle Hay & 62nd)- Open to ALL Johnston Residents & Community Members


Friday, September 22

6:25pm – Dragon Royalty Announcement & Presentation – Open to ALL Johnston Residents & Community Members (Ticket Required to Enter)

7:00pm – Football Game – Open to ALL Johnston Residents & Community Members

(Ticket Required to Enter)

Ticket Link:


The Johnston Community School District offers weekend food support in collaboration with the Johnston Partnership to families who request this assistance. This program provides food for students and their families on weekends when school breakfast and lunch are not available.


Students in the program receive a small sack of supplemental food items to bring home on Thursdays or Fridays each week. If your student is already signed up and receiving the weekend food bag, you do not need to do anything.


If you wish to start receiving food bags, then click this link and complete the form.

Weekend Food Support


If you wish to donate money to support this program, please click this link.

Monetary Donation



Any students interested in making JMS a more inclusive place please sign up for Best Buddies using the following link,

If you have any questions please ask Mr. Pleasant in room 130 or send him an email at We will mostly meet during FIRE with some events happening outside school time.

** 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 of 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