The Black & White

  • Dance Team tryouts will be held May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • The counseling office has arranged for the Iowa College Access Network to present to Johnston juniors and parents in the high school auditorium May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Student council will be hosting a dog walk on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Elementary school

  • Student council barbecue will held May 12 at Price Chopper from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sophomore and junior girls wishing to play volleyball must attend the meeting held May 11 at 7:15 a.m. in room 611.

Clay II students try Raku

Clay II students try Raku

Shabana Gupta, Staff

May 29, 2018


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Emily Phillip's Clay II class went on a trip to the Des Moines Art Center to fire their raku pots with the help of professionals. Raku is a technique of 'baking' pots in an extremely hot kiln at about 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Phillips decided to do a obvara style of firing, where students remove thei...

Educators in the outside world

Educators in the outside world

Shabana Gupta and Kara Green

May 21, 2018


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As kids, we all remember at one point or another we would joke about teachers who lived in the school building. They slept under their desks and ate in the cafeteria. However, as we grew up we realized that this couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, some teachers even have second jobs. ...

The virtual economy

The virtual economy

Gretchen Lagerblade, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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Erin Lamberty ‘18 and Darrick Beckman '18 were strategizing to try to come up with a way to keep their country afloat after it was hit by a hurricane. “Every round we get hit by something bad and we lose a lot of resources and we are India so we need a lot of resources,” Lamberty said. Lam...

Rumor-busting: Student rights in school

Rumor-busting: Student rights in school

Jenna Gilbert, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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Earlier in the semester school resource officer James Slack and student liaison Josh Kennedy spoke with Kristine Volesky's Business Law for Personal Use class. While discussing the topic of the Fourth Amendment rights in the school, Kennedy asked the class what they know about searching and seizure....

The story of the after prom props

The story of the after prom props

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


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The after prom committee received help from the Mitchellville womens' prison to assist in painting the after prom props. Sally Kreamer's job as the Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services deputy director is to supervise community-based corrections. Kreamer is the mother of Ben...

Dragon Time leads to mixed responses

Dragon Time leads to mixed responses

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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The new addition of Dragon Time this year has left a variety of impressions on staff and students. Depending on the teacher and student's situation, the popularity of Dragon Time can be vastly different. Dragon Time was supposed to be a time for students to get help in classes they are struggling...