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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


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

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...

Biology kids have fun as cells

Biology kids have fun as cells

Molly Hauser, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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While learning about how cells form, biology students in Lisa Horsch's class went outside to go through the different stages of meiosis on May 2. Students were either given hats, rings or bracelets to wear during the activity. They traded the accessories  between pairs of matching 'sister' chromoso...

Mennen encourages mental health

Mennen encourages mental health

Jacob Kim, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At surface level, physical education classes are an opportunity for students to gain exposure to activities and exercises that will encourage healthier lifestyles. For one Johnston P.E. teacher though, being physically conditioned is only part of leading a life of good health. Daniel Mennen is both...

Streets of After Prom

Streets of After Prom

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Creative Differences, News

In order to put up decorations for after prom, parents decided to consult the art teachers and set up a time for students to create their own artwork and decorations. Roxi Evans-Guilloz brought spray paint for students to use after school with the art club and anyone else who wanted to join. ...

Raising Healthy Dragons: A community-focused learning forum

Raising Healthy Dragons: A community-focused learning forum

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Summit Middle School hosted a resource fair and featured sessions to help parents better understand their kids. C.O.R.E., G.S.A. and We The People, UnityPoint Health, JCSD Nutrition, Johnston Public Library, Johnston Police Department, Orchard Place, Youth Homes of Mid-America, Project Silence No More...

Choir students leave the rooms

Choir students leave the rooms

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

There have been multiple times over the year that the choir students have left their rooms for practice. Samantha Robilliard brought out her group today to sing in a circle in front of the auditorium. “When a song gets to the point where we’re confident, we take it out to a space with different acoustics...