Events, Dates, and Important Info

This is it – you’re a senior and the road beyond Johnston is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on senior year activities and deadlines – we’ve put them all right here. Check back frequently, as information is updated and added.

Class of 2023

Schedule your SENIOR MEETING with your Counselor early in the school year to discuss options, next steps, they CAN help.   Schedule your meeting HERE.

Thursday, October 27th, 2022 –  Senior Class Meeting in the JHS Auditorium –  9:10 – 9:30 a.m.  You will submit your diploma name and receive information from our Herff Jones rep regarding ordering your cap/gown, graduation invites, thank you cards, t-shirt, bling tassels and many other products.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 – Place graduation product orders, with Herff Jones Reps  7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Cafeteria.

November TBD,  Senior Photo due, see the link later in the page for information.

November TBD, Complete your Senior Tribute , email see the link below for information.

Class of 2022 Senior Tribute Form

March TBD – Herff Jones Product Pick up – Pick up your Herff Jones order; invitations, thank you notes, bling tassels, sweatshirts, picture frames, etc. (this does not include cap and gowns), in the Cafeteria from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (not cap and gown)

Thursday April TBD – Senior Class Meeting  -JHS Auditorium 9:10 -9:30. Learn who your senior speaker and junior attendants will be, complete contact information for receiving proof of picture taken at graduation.  Receive valuable information about senior events for the remainder of the year.

Saturday, May 6th, 2023 – Prom and After Prom –  Located at the Community Choice CU Events Center.  Tickets are on sale in the Accounting Office.   Watch emails and announcements for more information.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 – Senior Recognition Night – Watch your emails and announcements for information.

Thursday, May 19th, 2023 – Last day of Senior classes, turn in iPads, pay fees.

Friday, May 20th – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Rehearsal for Graduation – Attendance is required!  ENTER DOOR #3 and go to the main gym!   All seniors are to be in the large gym at 8:30 AM. Caps and gowns will be handed out during rehearsalAll fines must be paid before you receive your cap and gown.  Fines should be paid in advance by WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th AT 3:00 PM, but it is important to note: that fees could be added after May 19th if parking tickets are received, textbooks are not turned in, or there is iPad damage.

ASAP: Life Touch needs to know how to get picture proofs of the graduation ceremony to families after graduation.   Please complete this google doc if you haven’t already.

Tuesday, May TBD – 6:15 p.m. – Graduation Line up  – ALL SENIORS are to meet at the Bell Center staging area at the north side of the Drake Knapp Center and be in their chair NO LATER THAN 6:15 PM.  Commencement is a formal celebration of our graduates’ accomplishments.  We ask all graduates to please dress appropriately for the occasion. No parents or visitors will be allowed into the Bell Center area before or after the ceremony.  All seniors will go back to the Bell Center immediately following the Commencement ceremony to pick up their signed diploma.  Parents will need to take photos of their senior in their cap and gown before arriving at the Knapp Center and are not allowed in the Bell Center.

Tuesday, May TBD – 7:00 p.m. – Graduation Commencement  – The Drake Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave, Des Moines, is an air-conditioned facility.  There are 975 parking spaces within a block from the facility. Handicap parking is available on the east side of the Knapp Center in Lots 2 & 3.  Handicap seating is available on the west end on the top level or on the lower level behind the band.  No tickets are needed and there is not a limit to the number of family/friends that can attend.

This event will be Live Streamed at:

Please use the document below for senior photo specific requirements. All photos must be submitted to by November 6th for inclusion in the yearbook. If a senior photos is not submitted, a student’s school photo taken in August will be used.

Class of 2022 Photo Submission Guidelines