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

The Black & White

  • Wrestling informational meeting for any high school student interested in wrestling on Nov. 6 at 3:05 p.m. in the wrestling room.

  • Volleyball intramural will be held Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. in the gym. Forms can be picked up in room 507 and 123.

  • Art Club to host annual pumpkin painting/carving contest on October 24 from 3-4 p.m. in room 722

  • French Club will have a pre-Halloween get together on Oct. 30 in room 205 @ 3:00 p.m.

  • Fishing Club will be hosting a fundraiser at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on Saturday (10/21) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Homecoming Dance: Under the Sea

Homecoming Dance: Under the Sea

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Biology classes simulate survival of the fittest

Biology classes simulate survival of the fittest

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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Biology students scrambled around in a courtyard on Wednesday Oct. 11 in an effort to learn about survival of the fittest. Students were given either a fork or a spoon and a cup. The objective was to collect at least the required amount of beans using only their given utensil and cup. After each trial...

Marching band performs at Valleyfest

Marching band performs at Valleyfest

Shabana Gupta, Staff

October 11, 2017


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Marching band performed at Valley Stadium, ranking third in the day show's 4A section, and third overall out of 23 bands. During the night show, Johnston ranked 10th out 11 in A class. The band's theme is Africa: Awake and Alive.

New policies at the high school

New policies at the high school

Kaitlin Hughes, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


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In addition to a new building, the year started with several new policies. Both juniors and seniors now have the opportunity for open campus. “With the new building and all the changes, we're trying to find the most efficient way of using our teachers," principal Ryan Woods said. Now instead...

Students prepare to return to school Oct. 4 following threats

Students prepare to return to school Oct. 4 following threats

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

October 3, 2017


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The police department will be fulfilling a request from the district to perform proactive security sweeps of each school building prior to classes beginning Oct. 4. Due to this, there will be a two-hour late start in effect to ensure the sweeps will be thoroughly completed. There will also be additional...

School cancelled Oct. 3 due to threat

School cancelled Oct. 3 due to threat

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


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School has been cancelled Oct. 3 due to a threat sent to individual students and parents, according to a statement sent out using the emergency memo system by superintendent Corey Lunn. The messages of threats started arriving around 8 p.m. and have continued. All before and after school activities...