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.

Seniors continue the elementary school visit tradition

Seniors continue the elementary school visit tradition

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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All across the district, the class of 2018 was welcomed to their elementary schools the attended on May 18. Former Lawson elementary seniors were paraded down the halls while current Lawson students lined up on either side. They were given a tour of all the updates of the building done in 2012 rig...

Protest leads to questions of what flags can be flown at school

Protest leads to questions of what flags can be flown at school

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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Students participated in a walkout April 20, protesting for school safety. The students had varying opinions from wanting gun regulations to honoring the victims from the Florida shooting to wanting to protect the Second Amendment. many students walked out of class to voice their opinions. During...

New attendance policy proves ineffective

New attendance policy proves ineffective

Taryn Kauffman, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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When Hanna Peterman '18 came home from school one day, she was approached by her parents. She was told that a letter had been sent home saying she had missed too many days of school. During the first semester Peterman had missed almost the entire month of November due to traveling to Hawaii with her...

Lehman takes out Oldham’s stitches

Lehman takes out Oldham’s stitches

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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During a short game of basketball after school with some students, science teacher Dave Oldham got a small injury above his left eye. He was hit in the face by a student's wrist, which caused large amounts of bleeding due to being a head injury. Oldham received six stitches. While Oldham was talking...

Naanep wins District Singles Title

Naanep wins District Singles Title

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

May 17, 2018


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Cari Naanep '19 won the girls' district singles title on Wednesday afternoon, qualifying to state in an assertive fashion. This is Naanep's third District title in three years, winning a doubles championship as a freshman and a singles championship as a sophomore. By winning each and every match she...

School board finalizes plans for new baseball/softball complex

School board finalizes plans for new baseball/softball complex

Jack Lucas, Sports Editor

May 11, 2018


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Earlier this year, the school board announced plans to improve the baseball-softball complex through revamping the current baseball facility and building an adjacent softball field in a $3.4 million project. Construction will begin Aug. 2018 and will end May 2019. “The biggest feature will be the fie...