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

Seniors slide into graduation

Seniors slide into graduation

Kathryn Ikeda
May 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Five days before their official graduation, some seniors orchestrated a prank in the form of a slip'n slide outside of the cafeteria. Students hurried to set up a tarp and poured water on it using water bottles, then added soap. Prepared students wore swim gear, but many seniors went down in the...

Debate team qualifies for nationals

Debate team qualifies for nationals

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under News

After nine students qualified for the National Debate Tournament in Birmingham, AL, in June, four of them travelled to Kentucky in April for a tune-up. Prakhyath Bujimalla, Jack Lucas, Peter Beebe and Kate Snyder participated in the Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Kentucky. This is the most presti...

Rumor busting: New high school

Rumor busting: New high school

Matthew Berry, Opinion Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under News

Rumor: Graduation will be held in the new gym of the high school next year due to the increase in seating capacity. Status: Busted. Reasoning: The new gym does not have an increased seating capacity. In an email interview, Athletics Director Gary Ross says that both the large gym at the current s...

Assembly recognizes students, activities from the year

Assembly recognizes students, activities from the year

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Photo Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In an end of the year assembly many students, clubs and sports were recognized for their achievements. One to three members of 44 different groups were able to place an object representing their activity. Items such as trophies, helmets and banners were placed around a "J" made of pompoms in the center...

Pack and purge

Pack and purge

Hannah Short, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The '16-'17 school year may be on the home stretch, but the transition into the new high school is just beginning. Possession of the new high school became official April 28. "June 2 afternoon is when school gets out," director of buildings and grounds George Smith said. "So district wide, custodians...

Johnston qualifies numerous students to nationals

Johnston qualifies numerous students to nationals

Andrew Maresca, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Twenty-five  students competed at the National History Day (NHD) regional competition April 8, 10  of which qualified for the national competition in Washington D.C. NHD allows students to compete through many different medias such as websites or presentations. Allie Tubbs ‘19 has qualified for national...