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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 1,550 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 - Brent Riessen
Associate Principal - Jerry Stratton
Associate Principal - Randy Klein


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

2014-2015 -- Back to School Information

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.  Please look to the Infinite Campus online site to see schedules and locker information (schedules will be available for all 6-12 students on July 28th).  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   

Back to School Night - iPad Rollout - New Student Orientation -- NEW SCHEDULE THIS YEAR
August 11-12-13 --> Please read materials carefully for details of attending. Seniors/Juniors/Sophomores and New students have specific days, times and a schedule.
Please look at this schedule as it is different this year.  Seniors will be issued their iPads on Monday, and Juniors on Tuesday.  Sophomores will be on Wednesday followed by our Back to School Open House.  We hope to see you all there!
Back to School Night Schedule
iPad Rollout Schedule and Rollout Important Details
Building Security
Students will be receiving an ID badge and lanyard that they will need to wear EVERY day which will open specified doors in our building during school hours.  This will allow us to keep all but the front doors locked during the day. 
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. 

Academic J
The Academic J Ceremony is held for students who received a GPA of 3.75 or higher for EACH semester last school year.  If you met this requirement, and do not receive information about the ceremony by August 15, please contact the counseling office.

Schedule Changes

  1. New students and families can register for classes, by scheduling an appointment with the Guidance Office. Appointments will be held on August 1, 4, 5 and 6th, between 8:00 – Noon and 1:00 - 4:00.
  2. If you need to change your schedule please refer to the handout on Moodle that describes this process. 
  3. Seniors may come to the office Thursday Aug 7 from 7:30-11:30 to change their schedule.
  4. Juniors may come to the office Thursday Aug 7 from 12:00-4:00 to change their schedule.
  5. Sophomores may come to the office Friday Aug 8 from 7:30-11:30 to change their schedule.
  6. If the listed times above do not work, schedules may also be changed on Friday August 8th from 12:00-4:00 and on August 15, 18, or 19th. 
  7. This schedule applies to students involved in fall activities as well.  Due to the volume of requests, students will be served on a first come, first served basis. 
  8. There is limited flexibility for schedule changes.
  9. Students should be reminded to follow their current schedule on the first day of school.

Important Dates/Times
School Hours this year are 7:50-2:55.
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. 

August 1 and 4-6         New Family Registration in the Guidance Office
August 7-8                   Schedule Change Days (Directions on Moodle)
August 11                    Senior iPad Pickup
August 12                    Junior iPad Pickup
August 13                    Back to School Night 5:30-8:30 (Directions on Moodle) 
                                    (This includes iPad Orientation for Sophs and new to JHS students)
August 14                    First Day of School 7:50 AM (Schedule on Moodle)
August 25                    Academic J Awards 7:00 PM
August 26                    HS Picture Day (All Students)
September 21-27         Homecoming Week
September 26              Registration deadline for Oct. 26 ACT Test
September 28              Golden Circle College Fair 12:30-3:00 at Iowa Events Center

Picture Day
Tuesday, August 26th—All students need to have their picture taken

Parking is limited.  Those students who were issued a tag must have a 2014-15 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. 

High School School Supplies
High school does not have a specific school supply list. Teachers will inform students of needed supplies and materials the first few days of school.

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.

2014-2015 COURSE 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.

2015 Graduation and Senior Recognition Night
Last day for seniors—Friday, May 15, 2015
Rehearsal for recognition night and graduation—Monday, May 18th at 8:30 am in the big gym (seniors only)
Senior Recognition Night—Monday, May 18th at 7:00 pm in the big gym (families welcome)
Graduation will be held at the Drake Knapp Center on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm. (no tickets needed)