Everything you need to know to attend Tuesday's ceremony for Johnston High School graduates.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Horizon Elementary students sent thank-you banners, cookies and cards to members of the Johnston Police Department this week.
From the Johnston Schools Students at Horizon Elementary celebrated National Police Officer Day and National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on Wednesday, May 15, according to Laura Dillavou of the Johnston school district communications office. "We appreciate the support our schools receive from the Johnston Police Department," Dillavou said in a release. Horizon students sent thank-you banners, cookies, and cards to officers of the Johnston department.
Use our free announcement service to share the good news about your Johnston High School or college graduate.
Johnston High School's graduation is on Tuesday, and if you have a child graduating from either high school or college, you no doubt want to spread the news. You're in luck. Patch can help you do that...for free. Shout how proud you are to the world. Post a free announcement by click here. In the category drop down box (see photo), select "graduation." Enter the graduate's name, school and any other details you'd like to share. Directly below the "description" box, you'll see an "Upload photos and videos" button. If you'd like your announcement featured on the home page, be sure to add a photo or video. Only announcements with photos or video will be featured on the home page. Once you have filled in the information about your graduate and…
Check out Patch's live coverage of Friday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet.
The Iowa High School state track meet continues Friday at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude tomorrow morning. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day two. Will you be at the event today? Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Check out Patch's live coverage of Thursday's events at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet. The meet continues today.
The Iowa High School state track meet was in full swing at Drake University. The meet kicked Thursday and will conclude on Saturday. Check out our live blog for tweets and coverage of day one. Will you be at the event Friday? We'll be covering that too. Tweet using #iahstrack and contribute to our coverage. For result lists, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A 31-year-old Johnston man was charged with child endangerment and a gun law violation last week after his 8-year-old took a loaded gun to Lawson Elementary School in Johnston.
The father of a child who brought a loaded gun to school earlier this month is scheduled to be in court Thursday, WHO Channel 13 reports. Louis Friestad, 31, of Johnston is charged with child endangerment and making a gun available to a minor. He was charged last week after his 8-year-old child was found in possession of a gun at Lawson Elementary School in Johnston. Sign up for Johnston Patch’s free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter On May 7, police were called to Lawson shortly before noon. The gun found on the child was not loaded and no one was injured. According to a press release issued by the Johnston Police Department, Friestad was called to the school the day of the incident to meet with a student resource …
Everything you need to know to attend next week's ceremony for Johnston High School graduates.
Another school year has come and gone, and the time is here to wish a new class of graduates good luck as their high school years come to an end. Johnston High School will hold its commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 21. Here's what you need to know: When: May 21, 7-10 p.m. Where: Drake University's Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave., Des Moines. Parking: Ample free parking is available around campus, but you might want to arrive early if you want to avoid walking long distances. Also, for those of you with graduates this year, rehearsal for senior recognition night and graduation will be Monday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the JHS big gym. Sign up for Johnston Patch’s free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Friday, May 10, 2013
On May 17, Des Moines University will honor 62 people who donated their bodies to further medical education in the past year.
Media Release: On Friday, May 17, Des Moines University will honor 62 people who donated their bodies to further medical education in the past year. This year's service recognizes donors from across the state, as well as Illinois and Missouri. The family of each donor, the DMU community and the public are invited to remember and recognize each generous gift. The non-denominational service will begin at 1 p.m. in the Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 Grand Avenue. The body donor memorial service has been held annually for more than 40 years. Military honors will be performed for the veteran donors. Family members at the service will be given a lapel pin that honors the gift their loved ones made. "Thanks to the incredibly selfless gift …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Police responded to the report at Lawson Elementary School on Tuesday morning, according to media reports.
Local police were called to a Johnston elementary school Tuesday morning after a second-grader was found in possession of a handgun, the Des Moines Register reports. The incident occurred at Lawson Elementary School shortly before noon, the article said. Police Chief Bill Vaughn told the newspaper the weapon was removed from the 8-year-old student prior to the arrival of police officers. The gun was not loaded and no students were harmed, district spokeswoman Laura Dillavou also told the Register. School officials said the incident was reported to a teacher by fellow students, the article said. Police and administrators were called to Lawson Elementary at 5450 N.W. 62nd Ave. about 11:50 a.m. No students or staff were harmed, officials said…
Monday, May 6, 2013
May is Iowa School Board Recognition Month, and Johnston's school board members will be honored at a reception Monday night.
From the Johnston School District: The Johnston school district is joining with other communities throughout Iowa this spring to honor its elected school board members during Iowa School Board Recognition Month during May. This year’s theme — “Building Brighter Futures” — recognizes that Iowa’s volunteer school board members are providing leadership, through responsibilities ranging from strong financial stewardship to ensuring high-quality curriculum, to make sure all students are prepared for a “brighter future” when they graduate, according to a district news release. Serving on the Johnston school board are Mike Farrell (President), Greg Dockum (Vice President), Marci Cordaro, John Dutcher, Deb Henry, Jill Morrill, Julie Walter, and …