The Black & White

JMS discusses policy for locking doors

Mallorie Goodale, News Editor

January 31, 2013

Middle school staff met Jan. 30 and plan to meet Feb. 6 to discuss safety. The doors into the middle school do not lock during the day. The high schools doors lock at 8 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. on late start Wednesdays for safety reasons, with the exceptions of the main and athletic doors. "During ou...

NHS sells carnations

NHS sells carnations

January 28, 2013

The National Honor Society (NHS) will be selling carnations from Jan. 28 - Feb. 11, and they will be delivered on Feb. 14. Students of NHS sell carnations in order to fundraise to pay their dues. "It gives the students an opportunity, if there is a financial issue or something, to pay thei...

Big Give ties the community together

Big Give ties the community together

Katelyn Lunders, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013

This year Johnston's Big Give is working to help the community. The goal this year is to raise money and collect items for the community. “Our goal is to be able to support the community to the best we can and to bring the student body as well as Johnston community together,” senior and student...

Choir receives a shout out

Choir receives a shout out

Senad Besic, Staff Writer

January 22, 2013

The varsity show choir, Innovation, placed fifth overall in the Linn Mar Supernova competition Saturday Jan. 12. Innovation's performance received feedback on Twitter for the first time, from Joey Contreras, composer of Innovation's first song, "Ready." “Joey Contreras was raving about Innovatio...

eBooks offered to students

eBooks offered to students

Ellen Bennett, Staff Writer

January 22, 2013

"Real books" are not the only thing the library is now offering. The new app available for iPads, Follett Digital Reader, allows students to access an online collection of books from the library. The app currently offers 253 titles, mostly nonfiction and reference books, and will continue to grow. To...

New locked door policy being implemented

New locked door policy being implemented

Katelyn Lunders, Staff Writer

January 16, 2013

In light of recent events, the high school decided to implement a new locked door policy to help ensure the safety of students and employees. This policy was implemented on Jan. 4. "Sadly the issues that you see around the country and the issues that you see happening all over the place just made...