Principal's Communication

Dragon TV
Driver's Ed
Senior Central

Main Office: 278-0449
Attendance: 278-6786
Guidance: 278-0779
Athletics: 278-2407
Nurse: 278-0382
ARC: 278-0470
Transportation: 278-8149
Community Ed: 278-0552
Accounting: 276-5378
Fax: 276-5795

high school buildingJohnston High School hosts students in grades ten through twelve with a student body of approximately 1,550 students. The JHS staff and students take pride in the school's history of academic and athletic achievements. We invite you to learn more about our school by exploring our web site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Principal - Ryan Woods
Associate Principal - Jerry Stratton
Associate Principal - Randy Klein


-----------> First Day of School - Monday, August 24, 2015 <------------

JHS classes begin at 7:45am and end at 2:50pm (note that this is a change from last year)
School Registration Materials and Forms

JHS Back to School Open House- Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Parents and students will be able to come and walk around building to become familiar with locating their classrooms, lockers, and other areas.

Digital Learning Environment 1:1 --- Orientation for Sophomores/New Students – Thursday, August 20
New students (regardless of grade) and Sophomores along with their parents must attend the Orientation session to learn about the benefits and details of the 1:1 program, pay the $50 deposit and sign policies/agreements.  The orientation is scheduled for 6:00-6:45 in the Auditorium.  The Technology Responsible Use Policy and the Digital Learning Environment 1:1 Handbook and Agreement form can be viewed ahead of Open House. Link for more information.

Digital Learning Environment 1:1 --- Returning Junior and Senior Students
Senior and Junior students that have attended JHS do not need to attend the orientation session at Open House. Signed parent forms are carried over to the next year.   Student forms will be reviewed and re-signed during the first day of school. Senior and Junior returning students need to have a paid deposit on record.
Returning Juniors/Seniors: You MUST have the AppleID and Password to set up the iPad.
Please bring this information with you on the first day of school.

iPad Distribution
Student iPads will be distributed the first few days of school to students who have the policy/form signed and deposit paid.
The district has set up sophomore and new students’ AppleIDs that will be used for the 1:1 iPad.  Returning Senior and Junior students will use the AppleID that they used last school year.

It is IMPERATIVE that returning students know their AppleID (email address) and the password for the account to be able to set up the iPad.  Students that do not come with that information will NOT be able to set up the iPad on the first day of school.  Those students will need to attend a makeup session – those dates/times will be posted at JHS.

-----------> First Day of School - Monday, August 24, 2015 <------------

JHS classes begin at 7:45am and end at 2:50pm (note that this is a change from last year)
School Registration Materials and Forms

Johnston High School
New Construction!!!

Construction on the new high school is well underway!
New Johnston High School website


Moodle is a website that houses information that you will be looking for throughout the year.  Go to the website and click the Principal’s Communication tab, and then Parent Information.  Login as a guest to the site.  This page will continue to be updated during the school year.  The Back to School Night Schedules as well as some of the documents will be posted.

Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus is the program we use as our student management system.  The schedule, locker number, and student network/JDragonmail username and password are listed under the Reports tab and the username and password is listed under Network UN/PW tab.   (If you need information sent to you via hard copy, please contact us at the 278-0449)
District Infinite Campus Help Page
Portal Information Guide   

Congratulations to all our JHS Athletics and Activities Groups!
Check Out the Accomplishments and Successes on the Athletic Website

Building Security
We have made a few changes to our building security plan for this school year. The district has invested in the construction of a new secure front entrance at the high school. All who enter the building need to check in with the attendance office. In order to gain access to the building, you must either have a school district ID or have been processed through our Raptor system. Any visitor will need a driver’s license, which is scanned against a database to determine if they can be allowed into the building. After the search is run an ID badge will be printed that a visitor will wear while in the building. This process will be done with all guests who enter district schools, and will allow us to keep better tabs on who enters our buildings. Thank you for your understanding of this process.

We will be announcing some changes to where and when students will be able to enter the building this year. We ask that ALL visitors only enter through the south main entrance.

School Hours
School Hours: 7:45-2:50.
In addition to our normal schedule, we do have early outs on Wednesdays.  Busses will run one hour earlier on these days for students using our transportation system.   Students who will be staying at the building for practices after school or wanting to study will be allowed to stay and work at JHS in designated areas during this time. 

Parking is limited.  Those students who were issued a tag must have a 2015-16 tag in order to legally park on the JHS campus.  Students can not park in grassy areas, along the curb or in the blue or yellow grid areas located on the outside of the designated parking areas.  If a student is found to be parked in one of those locations, or without a tag, they will be fined.  Students can only park in the designated yellow parking areas and will need their tag for the first day of school.  Students with a school permit, but do NOT have a tag, must park at City Hall, NOT on 59th Court. 

Senior Central
Information specific to Seniors can be found on a Senior Cental website page ---> Find information on Yearbook Senior Photos and Yearbook
Senior Ads.

2016 Graduation
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Drake Knapp Center

2015-2016 COURSE Handbook

2015-16 Parent/Student Handbook

Student iPad Help Site
Students can access the Student iPad Help website to address any questions they may have about their iPad. Students must log in to the content using their jdragonmail account. Staff is also able to help in person if students visit the iPad Headquarters stationed in the high school library.