The Johnston Community School District is part of the Central Iowa Metropolitan League (CIML). To learn more about the CIML and the schools in it, read Understanding the CIML.
Please read our Dragon Stadium Guidelines for protocol on student seating and other safety/security measures.
School sports begin in the eighth grade, with a few exceptions starting practices in seventh grade. For a listing of sports offered at each grade level, please refer to that school’s handbook or contact the athletic/activities office at 515-278-2407.
Starting with the 2017-2018 school year and as of July 1, 2017, families can now sign up for Johnston athletics online. This includes uploading physical exams, reading the mandatory concussion information form, the Good Conduct Policy, and medical information. Click here to begin.
State rules require that all student athletes have a physical examination before starting athletic practices each year.
The Johnston Booster Club arranges for volunteer physicians to provide screening of athletic physicals as a fundraiser each summer. This will satisfy the requirements for athletic physical exams, but should not be considered as taking the place of an ongoing relationship with your personal physician. Any problems identified will be referred to your personal physician.
Please complete the information on the physical form and bring with you on the day of the Booster Physical screening. Be sure to complete the insurance waiver information also on the back of the physical form.
At your discretion, the physical can be performed by your physician. Have him/her complete the form below and return it to the Activities Office, P.O. Box 10, Johnston, IA 50131.
Good Conduct Policy – Updated 2016 – Fall
Extracurricular activities are an integral part of the total educational opportunity for all students. The right to participate is open to all students. However, once students make a commitment to participate in an extracurricular activity, the right becomes a privilege. When the students are granted this privilege, they accept the responsibility of following behavior guidelines outlined in policies and rules established for administration of the extracurricular programs. Because the participants represent the school community of Johnston in extracurricular activities, they are expected to adhere to even more stringent and demanding behavior codes than non-participating students.
The Iowa Legislature passed a new law, effective July 1, 2011, regarding students in grades 7 – 12 who participate in extracurricular interscholastic activities. Please note this important information from Iowa Code Section 280.13C:
Brain Injury Policies:
1 – A child must be immediately removed from participation (practice or competition) if his/her coach or a contest official observes signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion or brain injury in an extracurricular interscholastic activity.
2 – A child may not participate again until a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and other brain injuries has evaluated him/her and the student has received written clearance from that person to return to participation.
3 – Key definitions: “Licensed health care provider” means a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, advanced registered nurse practitioner, nurse, physical therapist, or athletic trainer licensed by a board. “Extracurricular interscholastic activity” means any extracurricular interscholastic activity, contest, or practice, including sports, dance, or cheerleading.
IMPORTANT: Students participating in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading and dance; and their parents/guardians; must sign the acknowledgement form and return it to their school. Students cannot practice or compete in those activities until this form is signed and returned.
Student Activity Tickets (SAT)
Involvement of the student body in extra-curricular activities is an important part of student life, whether they participate in the activity or attend as a “Dragon fan.” The district allows families to purchase a student activity ticket (SAT) to allow admission into many district activities at no cost for the student.
The Johnston Booster Club is an all-volunteer group of parents and community members working together to raise money and coordinate support for athletics, activities and the arts in Johnston schools. The club raises money through athletic concession stand sales, individual and corporate sponsorships and other activities.