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JOHNSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR STUDENT DROP OFF/PICK UP
Construction to the main entrance of the middle school is projected to be complete by the end of October. Until the main entrance is complete, students, staff, and visitors will enter through the doors by the media center. In order to provide for the safest and most orderly drop off and pick up of students to the Johnstown Middle School, drivers will need to adhere to the following traffic and parking directions during school days:
PLEASE ABIDE BY THE DIRECTIONS BELOW AND WATCH CAREFULLY FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL. JOHNSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL IS LOCATED ON THE SAME CAMPUS AS JOHNSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL SO THERE ARE MANY STUDENTS WALKING AND DRIVING TO SCHOOL.
Arrival and Dismissal (Williams Street)
Parents will come down Williams Street and line up in front of Searfoss Elementary. The buses will come down Oregon and line up in front of the Performing Arts Center to unload. Oregon Street is not to be used by car riders; only buses will use Oregon Street. Once students are dismissed from buses, parents will be directed to continue in front of the Performing Arts Center to drop off their students and exit onto Faye’s Freeway (the road that runs perpendicular with the middle school).
From State Route 37 (Main Street)
Cars will not be able to enter the middle school campus from either road off State Route 37 (Main Street). Faye’s Freeway will be a one-way street, only exiting the campus. Chambers Way, the road that runs beside the one-room schoolhouse, will be high school traffic only and flow through the middle school parking lot will be blocked.
Parking for middle school visitors is located in the lot in front of Searfoss Elementary and the Performing Arts Center. There is additional parking in the gravel lot on the hill across from the Performing Arts Center. Parking directly in front of the middle school gymnasium will be blocked due to construction. The back two rows of parking in front of the gymnasium and the parking on the south side of the gymnasium is for high school students only.
TO AVOID UNSAFE SITUATIONS AND UNNECESSARY TRAFFIC CONGESTION, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS TO ENTER OUR CAMPUS DURING ESTABLISHED STUDENT DROP OFF/PICK UP TIMES
(7:10 AM – 7:20 AM AND 2:20 PM-2:30 PM).
To assist donnors with the ability to help various areas in the Johnstown School System, a link to make a donation has been added under the Quick Links portion of the district's homepage. Thank you for your financial support!
Dale L. Dickson
Have you ever heard people talk about how fast time seems to be flying by? The older I get the more I feel that time is truly passing by more quickly. But is it age that makes time seem to move more quickly? Or is it the “busyness” of life, our wants, and our desires that causes us to keep our mind so occupied that we fail to enjoy and appreciate each minute of every day? We get so busy that when we do take time to pause, we look back and say “Wow!” Where did time go? I recently spent some time recovering from a surgery which “made” me pause from the “busyness” and reflect upon just how much our school district has accomplished in recent years. Let’s just pause for a moment to consider what we currently have in public education and in our school district.
- In Ohio our students are learning more, achieving more and experiencing more success than at any other time in the history of our great state.
- Even with the increased rigor of the curriculum, high stakes testing, and social challenges of our times, Ohio’s students are graduating at a rate higher than at any other time in history.
- Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools, its teachers, its administrators and board, have continually worked to improve instruction and provide for the opportunities for students to improve academic achievement. Currently we are working to narrow the scope of the vast state curriculum to the most critical concepts and develop proficiency scales so that teachers, administrators, parents and students can track more efficiently what students know, and what students need to know to be successful.
- Although we continue to focus on meeting the mandated academic requirements of the State of Ohio, implementing the required testing and curriculum, we also realize the importance of teaching students those skills that we constantly hear from business owners are of utmost importance. Business owners tell us that they want employees who realize the importance of being on time, working in a conscientious way for the good of a company or organization, able to work cooperatively with others on a team of workers, able to pass a drug screening test and be able to walk up to an employer, look them in the eye while they shake their hand, and tell the employer about themselves. Our students gain these skills not only in the classroom experience; but, through their participation in extra-curricular, co-curricular programs and clubs. Did you know that over 90% of our high school students participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular programs (i.e. band, athletics, choir, musicals, school clubs, etc.)?
- In the past five years the Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools have constructed and opened a new elementary facility and new high school facility. We have completely renovated the high school building which is now used to serve as our middle school. We have created a compliant and safer stadium facility by re-constructing and re-surfacing the stadium field and track. We are under construction to replace the stadium facility that was lost to fire in December, 2017. We have demolished the old Adams and Oregon school buildings and are excavating that 15-acre site for future use in service to our students and community. We are constructing a new softball field to replace the one displaced by our new high school. We will be improving underground infrastructure and repaving the parking lots in front of the middle school, Performing Arts Center, and Educational Center this coming summer. And we are working to make appropriate renovations to the Educational Center to accommodate our growing enrollment of students.
- The district has put in place new management practices and protocols to protect the taxpayer’s investment in the schools. These practices and protocols include: improved facility use controls, improved paperless internal business processes, improved efficiency of technology services, improved security systems, improved safety protocols, improved controls on budgeting and appropriations and efficient management of more than $50 million in facility improvement projects.
- The district’s student athletes, band members, vocal music students and actors continue to improve and perform in extraordinary fashion. Our community rallies behind our students in amazing ways to support the extra-curricular and co-curricular programs that we are fortunate to be able to provide.
- Our community is amazingly supportive of our schools. Parents, alumni, businesses, village, township and county government officials, and foundations have supported our efforts to improve educational opportunities for our students via donations, passage of our income tax and emergency property tax renewals, volunteering, providing services, and providing quality positive input at many levels.
When we pause to reflect upon the many blessings we enjoy in our school district, we realize just how special a place is the Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools. Great students, great parents great staff and great community. As with any public service or organization we will always have a certain number of people who want more, will offer up complaints and view the glass as being half empty. And we as district staff, district administration and board of education must never cease in our efforts to continually improve. However, it is so very important that along the way we do not become so enthralled in the “busyness” of what we do, or so focused on our individual wants and desires, that we fail to pause and ‘smell the roses’, and perhaps show our appreciation, along the way. We have much to celebrate in our school district and perhaps time will not appear to fly by so quickly if we conscientiously pause to realize and cherish what we already have.