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

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Johnston High School hosts students in grades ten through twelve with a student body of approximately 1,400 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 via the numbers provided at left.

Principal - Brent Riessen
Associate Principal - Jerry Stratton
Associate Principal - Randy Klein

News school

JHS Vocal Music Presents "Into the Woods" April 25-27
The Johnston High School music department will open the curtain on its production of the musical "Into the Woods" on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and continue through Sunday, April 27 at the Johnston High School Auditorium, 6501 NW 62nd Ave. Show times are Friday, 4/25 @ 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4/26 @ 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 4/27 @ 2:00 p.m. Tickets are now available to purchase online via the eReserve ticketing site:

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
On April 9, students at JHS will have the opportunity to be screened by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionaire. The SDQ is a brief behavioral screening questionnaire for 11-17 year olds. There are five areas that the screening covers:
- Emotional symptoms
- Conduct problems
- Hyperactivity/inattention
- Peer relationship problems
- Prosocial behavior
This screening is open to any student at JHS whose parents are interested. For more information you may contact Angela Hunt at (515)278-1737 or visit for more information. Parent permission forms (link to form) must be turned in by April 4th.

2014-2015 COURSE REQUEST - Current Students in Grades 9-10-11
Students should contact their couselor with questions about their 2014-2015 course selection.
Course Selection Handbook

2014-2015 Parking Application
2014-15 Application for Parking. This can be turned in starting Monday, January 27, 2014.

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. Information on the iPad 1:1 Initiative can be found on the district website.

New Athletic Websitelogo
The Athletics Department has launched a new website - check it out!

Infinite Campus Portal
Students and Parents have accounts on Infinite Campus. An App is also available for mobile devices.
District Infinite Campus Help Page
Portal Information Guide

Parent School Information
Parents should use the Moodle site to access additional school information.
See link on this page to navigate to the JHS Moodle site - Principal's Communication > Parent Information

Important Senior Dates:
Prom: Saturday, May 3rd from 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm, at Consumer Choice Credit Union Convention Center (Vets)
Seniors last day: Thursday, May 15th
Rehearsal for Senior Recognition Night and Graduation: Monday, May 19th at 8:30 am in the big gym
Senior Recognition Night: Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm in the big gym
Graduation: Tuesday, May 20th at 7 pm, Drake Knapp Center

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.

Final Day of School for Sophomores and Juniors

This is a reminder that the final day of school is Friday, May 23rd .
The final exams are being held on Wednesday, May 21st; Thursday, May 22nd ; and Friday, May 23rd.

Wednesday, May 21 Thursday, May 22 Friday, May 23

Period 1 Exam 7:50-9:20
Period 3 Exam 9:30-11:00
Lunch 11:05-11:40
Period 5 Exam 11:45-1:15
Revisit/Make-up Exam 1:25-2:55

Period 2 Exam 7:50-9:20
Period 6 Exam 9:30-11:00
Lunch 11:05-11:40
Period 7 Exam 11:45-1:15
Revisit/Make-up Exam 1:25-2:55

Period 4 Exam 7:50-9:20
Period 8 Exam 9:30-11:00
Lunch 11:05-11:40
Revisit/Make-up Exam 11:45-1:15
Revisit/Make-up Exam 1:25-2:55