Johnston High School - 6501 NW 62nd Ave Johnston, IA

The Black & White

  • Rugby substate tournament May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Des Moines Rugby Club

  • Junior Attendants: Valerie Boksa and Josh Marckmann

  • Senior Commencement Speakers: Nicole Hobson and Luke Grezch

  • Student Council Intramurals Director announced: Emily Battani

  • Student Council Communications Director announced: Kathryn Ikeda

Teacher organizes outdoor learning center by new high school

Teacher organizes outdoor learning center by new high school

Grace Ballesteros, Staff Writer
June 1, 2017
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AP Biology teacher Sara Kate Howe plans to create a science space at the new high school by getting a grant to make the land a prairie. The retention pond and land on the southwest corner of the property inspired her to create a outdoor learning space. Howe plans for the prairie to be fully equippe...

Students compete in National History Day

Students compete in National History Day

June 1, 2017
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Allie Tubbs '19 made it to nationals for the first time for National History Day doing a performance.  She tried NHD after watching her brother do it, and ended up falling in love with it herself.  "While at nationals I sat in on some of the performances," Tubbs said. "There was this one performance that was really powerful and I was really inspired to try doing a performance myself." ...

Teachers resign as school year ends

Teachers resign as school year ends

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
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Four staff members will not be coming back to the district next fall. Jill Versteeg, Madeline Gage, Curt Larkin, Susan Krebs, Alicia Rollison all have memories of Johnston. Teachers who are resigning will finish out the rest of this year. Versteeg, an instructional coach, finished her administrative degree last J...

New school brings new course

New school brings new course

Abby Nichol, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
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Along with the opening of the new high school, the education department is also introducing a new class called "Blended History." Blended History will be a learning style that is a combination of online and in-class learning that will be offered to students in the 2017-18 school year. In this class,...

Art Center throws raku

Art Center throws raku

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
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The Des Moines Art Center created a Teen Clay Academy for teens who want to advance themselves with ceramics. After applying to the Academy, 12 students were accepted to participate on scholarship for the semester, starting in January. The semester is about to end, so instructor Maggie Harlow-Volt decided...

Athletes bring their “B” game

Athletes bring their “B” game

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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JV B soccer is all about having fun and playing to the best of your ability. “We have the most energy out of every single team, we have the most heart, I would say we are the most fun team as well," team captain Ben Smlatic ‘17 said. They are all about incorporating intense energy with a great tim...