Math Team Places 2nd at Waverly Comp
The Math Club did very well in their first competition of the season at Waverly High School, on Saturday, Nov. 4th
. They placed second overall and had several individual awards as well.
Team members included Marianne Aldrich, Hannah DeBruin, Matthew Ding, Haley Dostalik, Katie Michalski, Panida MuMat, Cameron Randall, Owen Smith, Aditya Somisetty, Anh Tran, and Chris Yao.
Individual awards went to Chris Yao (1st
in Target, 2nd
in Sprint, and 5th
in relay), Hannah DeBruin (3rd
in Target), Aditya Somisetty (3rd
in Target), Matthew Ding (3rd
in Target and 5th
in relay), Cameron Randall (5th
in relay), Anh Tran (3rd
in relay), Panida MuMat (3rd
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The JHS Math Team placed second overall at the Nov. 4 Waverly Competition.[/caption]
Math Team Takes 2nd at Waverly Comp
Members of the Johnston High School Math Team took home a second place team finish at the Waverly High School Math Competition on November 5. The team is coaches by Julie Probst, JHS math teacher.
Team members include Marianne Aldrich, Mathew Ding, Haley Dostalik, Chase O'Connell, Cameron Randall, Chris Yao, and Andrew Yu. A number of these students also earned individual awards:
- Chris Yao: 1st place in Sprint
- Andrew Yu: 2nd place in Sprint
- Marianne Aldrich, Chris Yao, and Cameron Randall: 3rd in Relay
- Matthew Ding: 3rd in Target
- Andrew Yu: 4th in Target
Congratulations to these students, their coach, and supporters!
Middle School Mock Trial Advances to State
Johnston students competed with forty teams in the district competition on October 25- 26 at the downtown Des Moines Convention Center. Nine teams from the region will advance to state, and three of those teams - Firestorm, Gold, and Dragon - are from Johnston.
The state competition will be held on November 14-16 at the Des Moines Convention Center and features 32 teams from across the state.
JHS participates in 2016-17 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards
Johnston High School
is participating in the 2016-17 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards. An unprecedented 60 schools will take part in this statewide program presented by Des Moines Performing Arts. The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards is a year-long educational program that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of young musical theater artists.
Throughout the school year, panels of community adjudicators comprised of performing arts educators and professionals will attend and review each participating school's production. Based on reviews and scores, schools ultimately will receive constructive feedback and awards in honor of their achievements.
The year will culminate in a professionally produced Awards Showcase to be held on the Des Moines Civic Center stage Monday, June 5, 2017. The Showcase will feature more than 500 students performing highlights from this season’s productions. In addition, student representatives from participating schools will work with a guest Broadway music director and choreographer on special numbers to open and close the evening.
Tickets to the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase will be available in April 2017.
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JHS students performed “Footloose” as the spring 2016 musical.[/caption]
JHS Marching Band Named Grand Champions
The Johnston High School Varsity Marching Band recently completed a very successful season.
On Saturday, October 15 the band performed twice at Waukee Stadium. The band received a I (superior) rating during their afternoon show. During their evening show the band received first place in Class 4A and were the Grand Champions of the Waukee Marching Invitational. The band scored a 90.1 out of 100, representing one of the highest scores in school history.
The Johnston Drumline also received 1st place in Class 4A.
The band is directed by Jason Heeren and Jeff Robilliard.
JHS Journalism Students Rack Up Nominations
(Submitted by Leslie Shipp)
Students in the journalism lab have experienced quite the year.
JHS Mock Trial Teams Compete at State
Four Johnston High School mock trial teams competed at the state level on March 28-30 with great success, with one team taking home the semi-finalist trophy.
Large Group Speech Receives Top Ratings at State
Johnston's Large Group Speech team traveled to State and came back with top scores.
The state competition took place Saturday, February 6 in Waukee. All four of the Johnston team entries received division I ratings.
Johnston Takes Top Honors in Regional AcDec Competition
After speeches, interviews, and exams covering Indian economics, history, art, music, literature, science and mathematics, Johnston students won 53 individual ribbons and four of the nine overall medals. Aditi Jithendra and Afshan Chandani placed first and second overall in the Honors category, Alexis Pottebaum placed second overall in Scholastic, and Bobby Bailey placed second overall in Varsity. Below are the results by team:
20th Annual Showzam! Takes the Stage January 22, 23
When the lights go up, the voices come on – and the audience won’t be disappointed in what they hear.
Preparations are well under way for the 2016 Showzam! show choir weekend, January 22 and 23 at Johnston High School. The event, now in its 20th year, is hosted by Johnston school show choirs and the Johnston Vocal Parent Association. More than ten school districts will visit Johnston to compete with their 4A (varsity), prep (junior varsity), or middle school groups. Johnston show choirs Innovation, Synergy, Sound Advice, Impact, and Fusion will have exhibition performances throughout the weekend.