Ohio's State Tests
JIS students will test on the following days:
April 18 & 19 ELA (both grades)
April 25 Science (5th gr. only)
May 2 Math (both grades)
Please make sure your child arrives at school on time, as testing will begin first thing in the morning.
FIFTH GRADE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TALK
On Wednesday, March 29th, Mrs. Annie Britton, one of our district nurses, and Mr. Jeff Rings, retired Johnstown Middle School Dean of Students, will speak to our fifth grade students regarding human growth and development. Mrs. Britton will speak to the girls, and in a separate session, Mr. Rings will speak to the boys.
The curriculum that will be used is from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and can be found at
http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/grow/?WT.ac=k-nav#cat. You can access the content by clicking on the links “girl stuff” and “boy stuff.” Mrs. Britton and Mr. Rings will only address issues that students are encountering with their physical maturation at this time in their life. Any other questions will be directed back to parents/guardians.
In order to give your consent for your child to attend the session, or to indicate you want them to be excused from the session, please complete the form that was sent home by Friday, March 24th.
5th Grade Musical Program
On March 28th, JIS fifth-graders will be performing in concert! Here is some important information to note:
The performance will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center (in the middle school).
Students need to be in the middle school BAND ROOM at 6:45 p.m. (They will not be able to enter the band room until 6:45.)
While attendance is not mandatory, we hope to see everyone there, as our students have worked very hard on the music, and we need everyone to make it a true success!
Attire for the concert is dependent on the class, but should still follow school dress code guidelines. Additional information will be sent home soon.
All students will remain on stage throughout the entire concert and may not leave early.
After the concert, students will be dismissed from the stage back to the band room, where parents/guardians can meet them to take them home.
Students will have outdoor recess unless the air temperature or wind chill is below 20 degrees. Students may stay inside if the field and mulch are too wet, even if the temperature is above 20.
Students do not wear coats in the classroom, so they may need to keep a sweater or sweatshirt in their locker during the winter months.
Students will NOT have specials on two-hour delay days.
Johnstown Intermediate School
85 W. Douglas Street
Johnstown, OH 43031
(740) 809-1626 (fax)
Welcome to Johnstown Intermediate School!
A Word About Report Cards
Johnstown Intermediate School's report card is a hybrid card, containing two grades.
1. Traditional Grades: As we build a bridge to the future, we wanted to better prepare parents and students for the marks they will receive at middle school and beyond. Each core subject will have a traditional letter grade.
2. Standards-Based Marks: As we have done in the past, we will continue to record the level of mastery of individual standards, or essential learnings, in each subject.
The marks are:
M: Mastery - Student performance meets the demands of the standard and/ or benchmark while demonstrating a firm grasp of concepts and procedures involved
AM: Approaching Mastery - Student understands relevant foundational concepts but requires support to meet the demands of the standard and/or benchmark
DV: Developing - Student is developing understanding of foundational concepts
L: Limited - Student has limited understanding of the foundational concepts, requiring consistent support
You'll notice report cards look very different this year. We hope you will appreciate more room for comments and the dual grades.
Thank you for your patience as we work through the implementation of this part of PowerSchool.