JHS Weekly Announcements

Week of October 25th -29th

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Families can order pictures at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID: EVT9ZRV3P

Knowledge Bowl Regionals

“Two teams represented the high school at Knowledge Bowl Regionals on Thursday, Oct 21. They earned this opportunity through their strong performance in the qualifying round held earlier in the month.

Team Omicron included sophomores Riona Butler and Reagan Zierke, junior Riesa Kongshaug, and seniors Aaron Guo and Phoebe Smith .

Team Upsilon included sophomore Peyton Brown and juniors Eshaan Chandani, Catherine Reiher, Sophie Ruddy, and Ani Soni.

Team Omicron qualified for the championship round and finished 2nd, historically our best placement ever! Congratulations to both teams !”

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Pumpkin Contest

Don’t forget to stop in the library and vote for your favorite pumpkin. We’ve had some really creative entries in the contest!

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Dragon Time Sign Up

If you did not sign up last week: make sure you have signed up for the next cycle of Dragon Time (select 10/14 as that is when it starts)

Even if you did sign up last week: due to Infinite Campus crashing last Thursday, double check your schedule to make sure you got in.

See/email Mr. Knight bknight@johnston.k12.ia.us or Mr. Augspurger mark.augsperger@johnston.k12.ia.us with any questions.


  • Science Olympians: Please meet in room 223 at 3:00 on Monday, October 25 so we can get our teams decided and you can start practicing your events.

    Please let Mrs. Horsch know if you can’t make it.

  • The next GSA meeting will be Thursday, Oct 28th in Room 327

  • Key Club will have a work day on Tuesday, October 26th in the library at 2:50. Officers will have a brief meeting during that time.

Dragon’s Nest wants to thank Mr. Rhys South we appreciate all of your support. Thank you for all that you do!


  • Congrats to the Johnston varsity volleyball team on qualifying for the regional final with their win over Ames last night. The regional final will be at Cedar Rapids Kennedy on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm. Tickets must be purchased online at: https://crcsd.hometownticketing.com/embed/event/111?es=289ba0q1c1ssck5dn6idvqti9q&single=0

    Admission: Admission for all fans, K-12 and adults/seniors will be $6.00, as established by the IGHSAU. All tickets must be purchased online - CRCSD uses HomeTown Ticketing.

    Best of luck to the Dragons as they continue their postseason run!

  • The Boy’s Cross Country Team earned a District Championship and qualified for State for the 10th Straight Year, one of the state’s longest boy’s streaks. Five guys earned All-District honors, tied for the most we have had as a program.

Our State Crew is listed below:

Jaxson Plumb (jr) (DISTRICT CHAMPION)

Carter Eckhoff (sr) (ALL-DISTRICT)

Carson Lane (jr) (ALL-DISTRICT)

Jack Coen (so) (ALL-DISTRICT)

Jake Wagner (sr) (ALL-DISTRICT)

Stephen Beaman (sr)

Tate Severs (sr)

Aidan O’Connor (jr)

Alex Wear (jr)

Noah Madison (sr)

Brayden Picken (sr)

Joe Kerber (sr)

Seven of these guys will race at 11:15 AM next Friday, October 29th at Kennedy Park, Fort Dodge.

  • We are excited to announce that your JHS Girls Cross Country team is 2021 State Qualifying Meet (SQM) Champions!! They defeated the #2 ranked Ames High Little Cyclones by a score of 26-50 (low score wins – full results) to automatically qualify to the IGHSAU State Cross Country Meet (details linked & below). Here are your State team members* & their finishes from yesterday @ Marshalltown Community College:

1st Olivia Verde (10) – SQM Champion & Individual State Qualifier

3rd Aleah Tenpas (12) – Individual State Qualifier

4th Abigail Wharton (10) – Individual State Qualifier

7th Bailey Vaughan (12) – Individual State Qualifier

11th Marissa Pewe (9) – Individual State Qualifier

20th Krissy Spear (10)

33rd Lauryn Johannsen (12)

Maggie Burry (10) – Alternate

Jenna Woodsmall (12) – Alternate

Grace Collins (11) – Alternate

  • The Johnston Golf program’s Fan Gear Shop is open! None of these items are required for athletes, but there are a lot of great products available if interested. Please share the link on social media and spread the word to whomever may be interested. Nothing better for golfers in the community or fans of the program wearing Dragon Gear!

    - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/gzBoocJvre

    - Store Open From: October 22 - November 3, 2021

    Shop Closes on NOVEMBER 3!

  • Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers. Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2022 (students must fill out the form). JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12th graders. However, if numbers allow, current 7th- 8th graders may be allowed to join the team for practices and to gain experience. If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at chattel@johnston.k12.ia.us

Save the Date Fall Blood Drive

JHS Student Council is hosting a blood drive on Thursday November 4th. Sign-ups will take place later in October. Students can earn a red blood cord from Life Serve if you donate 3 times during your high school career. Must be at least 16 years old to donate.

Silver Cord

The Silver Cord Program has several goals. First, we hope to encourage students to give back to their community through volunteering. Second, we want to make volunteering a year round activity for students. Because of this, students are required to do at least half of the required hours (25 hours) during the school year, when they are busy with classes and activities. We hope that students find a time to include volunteering into their schedules. The third goal is to develop the student’s level of responsibility. Students are responsible for setting up volunteer hours and completing the submitting the necessary paperwork to verify their volunteering. Students should make sure their volunteering is pre-approved and check email and infinite campus regularly.

The Silver Cord award is given to students who complete a minimum of 50 hours of community service/volunteering during their sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school, for a total of at least 150 hours. Upon completion, participants will receive a silver cord to wear on their robes at graduation in recognition of their achievement. Please note that you can sign up to be in the Silver Program at any time during your high school career- you just have to make sure you meet the 150 hour requirement.

Join Silver Cord: https://forms.gle/hcZk8WTcyV8GdX5L7

Graduation Date & Location

The graduation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Drake University – Knapp Center. The alternate date and time will be Sunday, May 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at JHS Stadium.

Yearbook Information


—Seniors, submit your senior photo by November 18th and your senior tribute by November 22nd for them to be included in the Yearbook. Email them to jhseniors@johnston.k12.ia.us. More information can be found on Senior Central.

If you did not pick up your 2020-2021 yearbook, come to room 622 during 4th or 5th period to do so.

If you had a sibling (or student) who graduated in 2020 and did NOT pick up their 2020-2021 yearbook, please go to the Accounting Office to grab their yearbook.

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JHS Parking Tag Website

If you would like to apply and purchase a parking tag, please use the link below.


Please pick up and purchase your parking tag at the Accounting Office (located by door #2).