Johnston High School - 6500 NW 100th St, Johnston, IA

The Black & White

Johnston High School - 6500 NW 100th St, Johnston, IA

The Black & White

Johnston High School - 6500 NW 100th St, Johnston, IA

The Black & White

Mask Mandate Lifted for All Grade Levels

Mask Mandate Lifted for All Grade Levels

Noah Gilbert and Allison Christensen November 30, 2021

On Monday, November 29, 2021, the school board held both a private and public session regarding the mask mandate. The initial administrative recommendation was to repeal the mask mandate for students...

Three newly elected school board members, Clint Evans, Deb Davis and Derek Tidball, being sworn into their new positions.

Newly Elected School Board Members Formally Seated

Noah Gilbert, Tatum Bremner, and Catherine Reiher November 23, 2021

Newly elected school board members, Clint Evans, Deb Davis and Derek Tidball, were sworn into their new positions on Monday, November 22, 2021. The school board meeting started with the three former...

A protester holds up a sign during the March Against the 1776. The group asked the new school board members to denounce the 1776 Pledge.

“March Against the 1776” Ends In Speeches at School Board Meeting

Noah Gilbert and Tatum Bremner November 23, 2021

On Monday, November 22, 2021, community members, parents and students attended the "March Against the 1776." Participants gathered at the Johnston Community Library at 5 pm where organizers Esha Bolar...

Planned March Against 1776

Planned March Against 1776

Noah Gilbert and Catherine Reiher November 21, 2021

In September of 2020, former President Donald Trump established the 1776 Commission. The goal was to support "Patriotic Education." On January 18, 2021, the commission released the 1776 report. In the...

Questioning Curriculum

Questioning Curriculum

Noah Gilbert, Editor-In-Chief November 16, 2021

On November 15, 2021, reports of a parent complaint surfaced regarding the presence of two books, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," and "The Hate U Give", in classroom curriculum and libraries. “It...

Password Changes Cause Confusion

Password Changes Cause Confusion

Allison Christensen, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

In the late spring of the last school year,  the school District began having discussions regarding password changes. “It wasn't really a question of if, but when," said Brandon Kowalsky, a technology...

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