The Black & White

  • Dodgeball intrumural will be held Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.

  • Auditions for spring musical now open. Pick up forms from Ryan, Robilliard or Fitzpatrick. Auditions will be held after school Jan. 30

  • Student council coin war will be held Jan. 22 - Jan. 26. Bring coins to second period in order to compete.

  • Prom committee to have first meeting Jan. 18 in room 409

  • Seniors are now able to sign up for their Dragon Scholarship Fund interview. To do so, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e48a5af2aa75-dragon

City council considers changing parking ordinances on Newport Vista Drive

City council considers changing parking ordinances on Newport Vista Drive

January 5, 2018


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Johnston City Council has been considering changing the parking ordinances on Newport Vista Drive, the road directly east of the roundabout by the student entrance of the high school. The walk from the end of the parking lot to the student entrance of the building has deterred students from parking the...

Plaza Lanes burns down in accidental fire

Plaza Lanes burns down in accidental fire

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

December 23, 2017


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The Des Moines Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Plaza Lanes at 5:10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18. The flames were initially reported to be under control with the only visible smoke coming from the roof. Soon after, the flames engulfed the building and caused the dome roof to collapse. Randy...

Johnston public library to hold finals week activities

Johnston public library to hold finals week activities

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


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The Johnston public library will be offering a space for students to study and relax during the week of finals, Jan. 8 - 12, from two to eight p.m.. The large meeting room will be separated into two sides. One side will offer food and coloring and the other side will be for group studying. Therapy...

Cooking in the cold

Cooking in the cold

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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In the freezing cold, students were bundled around small fires waiting for food. Track six, outdoor pursuits, challenged students to cook outside and bring their own ingredients to use. The school provided jet fuel burners in addition to duel fuel burners, which used mainly gas. Many students decided...

Rocks mystify administration

Rocks mystify administration

Will Reiher, Design Editor

December 8, 2017


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When students attempted to park Dec. 4 they were presented with two parking spaces filled with bowling ball sized landscaping rocks. One student moved a number of rocks out of a third space to clear up enough room for him to park his car. Dec. 5, a third pile appeared covering two more parking spaces....

Looking forward at life skills

Looking forward at life skills

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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  JHS Looking Forward is an organization recently created to help students learn necessary skills not taught in school. The founders, Christine Wolford, Jennifer Palmer and Lisa Noe, are all teachers of the high school. They discovered many students are not knowledgeable in different aspects o...