Weekly Announcements

Week of February 22nd-26th

Week at a Glance

Monday, Feb. 22nd- B Day, Even

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd- A Day, Odd

Wednesday, Feb. 24th- A Day, Even (3 hour early out)

Thursday, Feb. 25th- B Day, Odd (3 hour early out; conferences)

Friday, Feb. 26th- B Day, Even

Dragon of the Week: Sam Clausen

“Sam is an incredible student as his character, determination, and perseverance goes above and beyond expectations. Thank you, Sam, for demonstrating what it means to be a Johnston Dragon!”

~Mr. Mennen

February is Black History Month

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Pick-Up Picture Retakes!

JHS students: Please pick up your picture retakes in the Attendance Office. Please contact Ms. Stromer with questions at kristin.stromer@johnston.k12.ia.us

2021-22 Course Plan Parent Approval Update

2021-22 Course Plan Parent Approval Update

The parent approval email for 2021-22 Course Registration will now be sent out the week of March 1st. This is a change that will allow our counselors more time to meet with students since we had several late starts/snow days the past few weeks.

Herff Jones Reminder For Seniors

Herff Jones will be in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, February 23rd between 7:30 – 1:15 to deliver items you ordered for graduation. This does not include cap and gown.

Boys' Track & Field Begins March 1st

Boy’s Track and Field Practice begins Monday, March 1st. We meet at 3:15 PM in the HS cafeteria. Please contact Coach Jaschen at matt.jaschen@jdragonmail.us if you have not yet signed up. You must have your updated physical forms, etc. to participate. Why should you do track and field? To be a part of our CHAMPIONSHIP culture, and become a better athlete!
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Nominate a Dragon of the Week/Staff Member of the Month

From the JHS Student Council:

Here is the nomination form for peer nominated Dragon of the Week. Please take one moment to nominate a fellow student (or students) that you believe is worthy of recognition. What a great way to show appreciation to your friends and fellow students!


Here is the nomination form for the February staff member of the Month. This is a fantastic way to show a teacher that you enjoy and respect just how much you mean to them. Please take one moment to tell us how a teacher (or many teachers) has made an impact on you.


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Parent Teacher Conferences Sign Up

Sign up for Parent Teacher conferences for February 25th from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The PTC link you need to make an appointment with your student’s teacher(s) is below:

· Before you begin the process you will want to have all the teacher’s names that you wish to conference with.

· With the link below you will register your name and contact information.

· Within 15 minutes you will receive an email from PTC Fast. This will give you access for setting one or more conference times, for one or more students.

· When the process is complete you will receive a confirmation email with the date and time of your conferences. You can change your date or time with the entry code contained in the email. KEEP THIS EMAIL. The Zoom link for the conference will be contained in this email.

· You will receive an email reminder from PTC Fast.


When you sign into your conference please use your Students Name to register in Zoom. This will help teachers identify you when your conference time starts.

AP Exam Payments

ACTION ITEM: ALL College Board AP Exam Payments and Cancellations MUST be made on or before MARCH 1st per College Board deadlines! Questions? Stop into the Counseling Office.
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Which grades the best? Student Council is currently holding a competition between the sophomore, junior, and senior class. It’s a fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the Lymphoma and Leukemia society. In the QR code’s posted around the school and in this email you can find your grades QR code to donate virtually, and a QR to find which teachers have milk jugs in their rooms that you can place coins and bills in. Help donate and good luck!

National Youth Science Camp

Attention Graduating Iowa High School Seniors

A Summer Adventure to Remember
National Youth Science Camp
June 28 - July 21, 2021

Two graduating Iowa high school seniors will again be selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) to be held June 28 - July 21, 2021. The camp is sponsored by the West Virginia Governor in cooperation state governors including Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. The Iowa Academy of Science is coordinating the selection process in Iowa.

The National Youth Science Camp is an honors program for two high-achieving high school graduates from each state in the United States and eight additional countries. This unique residential experience has been held in a rustic setting in West Virginia’s eastern mountains since 1963.

In 2020 it was a virtual camp and due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic, and taking into account the safety of our 2021 delegates, the Board of Trustees of the NYSC has elected to again cancel the in-residence of the 2021 NYSCamp and host a second virtual camp experience. The camp is an exceptional opporltunity. Even with the virtual nature of the camp, delegates are expected to participate daily in camp activities for the entire duration of camp. Students meet students from the United States and around the world. The NYSCamp is offered to selected participants at NO COST so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability.

All expenses are paid!

The NYSCamp is a broad science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

To qualify the students must demonstrate the following:

  • Must graduate from high school between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • Must have documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in STEM.
  • Must have documented leadership abilities and social maturity.
  • Must have documented skills and achievements outside the realm of STEM and outside academia.
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore new topics.
  • Must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a STEM-related field.
  • Must be willing and able to participate daily for the entire duration of the NYSCamp program.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 28, 2021

Do not wait until the last minute to apply!

Please visit http://apply.nysc.org to learn more and to apply.

You may direct questions to Craig Johnson, Executive Director, Iowa Academy of Science.


Peer Tutoring Program Sign-Up

Do you need a tutor or some extra help? Fill out this form to learn more about the Johnston Library and Johnston High School's Peer Tutoring program! https://bit.ly/34hnp8x
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In-Person ACT Preparation Workshops

Johnston Community Education will be offering this workshop on Saturday, March 27th.