The Black & White

Maps (technically) not required

Paige Cramer, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2013

The school recently participated in MAP, Measures of Academic Progress, testing during the first week of April. "We as a school are required to give two different types of standardized tests a year by No Child Left Behind," guidance counselor Kurt Larkin said. This is a state requirement in place for...

New iPad keyboards available

Ashleigh Edwards, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013

Students have been using their new iPads to type papers and do a numerous amount of assignments. This can get difficult when writing a five-page essay with just an iPad screen keyboard. The library recently solved this problem by purchasing iPad keyboards that are available to check out and use dur...

Academic Decathlon places at state

Back row from left to right:
Senior Erin Conlan, freshman Aubrey Soderlund, senior John Finn and senior Xavier Gaumer

Front row from left to right: 
Senior Breanna Wiliams, senior Austin Busch, senior Josh Boeschen, senior Abby Abeyta-Martin

Paige Cramer, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2013

The Johnston High School Academic Decathlon club placed fifth as a team at the State Competition March 1 and 2 in Mount Vernon. Students also won individual awards over the weekend. In Honors category, senior Josh Boeschen placed third in mathematics and junior Vaibhav Srikaran placed third in inter...

Wrestlers qualify for state

Anne Rogers, Sports Editor

February 12, 2013

Four Johnston wrestlers  placed second at districts Feb 9, advancing them to wrestle at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday Feb. 14. Sophomore Henry Pohlmeyer will be competing in the 106 weight class, sophomore Travis Price in the 113 weight class, senior Zack Robinson in the 145 weight clas...

New gaming regulations initiated

Paige Cramer, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2013

School officials asked students not to play shooting games or games suggesting violence at  school. The discretion of what is acceptable is left up to each individual teacher. An e-mail through Infinite Campus sent out to all the students and parents Feb. 5 explained the game policies when at school...