Johannesburg-Lewiston Middle School

Welcome to J-L Middle School!


Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th
Memorial Day – No School

May 29th through June 1st
Book Fair BOGO watch for special times,
coming home soon.

Wednesday, May 30th
VIP Day (Grandparents Day) at 1:00 p.m. and
Spring Program at 6:00 p.m.
PTO Sponsored Ice Cream Social will be immediately following the Program

Friday, June 1st

Thursday, June 7th
Middle School Awards Celebration
at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, June 8th
End of 2nd Semester - 1/2 Day
Last Day of School

Monday, June 11th
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 p.m.

Johannesburg Middle School

Weekly Announcements
5/21 -5/25/18

Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule

(8:20 a.m. ~ 3:07 p.m.)
1st Hour ~ 8:20 - 9:11 a.m.
2nd Hour ~ 9:15 - 10:06 a.m.
3rd Hour ~ 10:10 - 11:01 a.m.
4th Hour ~ 11:05 - 11:55 a.m.
11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
5th Hour ~ 12:29 - 1:19 p.m.
6th Hour ~ 1:23 - 2:13 p.m.
7th Hour ~ 2:17 - 3:07 p.m.

Johannesburg Elementary
& Middle School P.T.O

The PTO Meeting for May will be on
Monday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Johannesburg Elementary Library

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Way to Go!

Three Johannesburg students
named essay contest winners

J-L Little League
J-L Little League
2018 Season


Oiler Football


Home of the J-L Cardinals!

May 21st thru May 25th


WEEK’S LUNCH MENU:  Monday: Chicken Nuggets; Tuesday: Mini Corn Dogs; Wednesday: Bosco Sticks; Thursday: Pizza; Friday: Chicken Patty


NO MORE LUNCH CHARGES: Please make sure you bring in money for lunches if needed.     Thank-you. Kitchen.


Monday May 28th: Memorial Day-No School

Tuesday May 29th thru June 1st : Book Fair BOGO watch for special times, coming home soon.

Wednesday May 30: Johannesburg Spring Program @ 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 30th: Grandparent/VIP Day starting at 12:30 till the end of day, for grades K-5! Hope to see you here!J

Wednesday May 30th: Baccalaureate at the Johannesburg Church @ 7:00 p.m. awards @ 8:00 p.m.

Friday June 1st: Graduation 7:00 p.m. High School Gym


Friday June 1st: The last day to register for JL Oilers Football is June 1st. Registration is open to all students who will be in 3rd through 8th grade in the fall. Please register online at

Tuesday June 5th: Athletic Banquet @ 6:00 in the H.S. Gym.



Atlanta Health Department:
(Private Insurance Accepted)
Monday, June 4, 2018
Please call for an appointment at: 989-785-4428


PTO: Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Elementary Library @ 6:00 p.m.
SPORT’S SCHEDULE: For the Week of May 21st thru May 25th

Monday:  BB/SB vs Onaway & Mancelona (JL vs Onaway @ 2:00 /Mancy vs Onaway @4:00 &  JL vs Mancy @ 6:00) H.S. Track @ Bellaire 3:30
Tuesday:   BB/SB vs Roger City 4:00                                                                                                                   
Wednesday:  MS Track @ Mancelona 3:30                                                   
Friday: BB/SB vs Mancelona 4:30

Activity Bus Schedule –NEW THIS YEAR!! Activity Bus Leaves Lewiston 5:15 p.m. everyday! And Leaves Johannesburg at 5:40 p.m. every day! Arrives back in Lewiston at 6:00 p.m. everyday.

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Writing Contest Winners
Three Johannesburg students named essay contest winners
Gaylord Herald Times

JOHANNESBURG — Three students from Johannesburg Middle School have been named local winners in the 49th annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.

Cordel Campbell placed first, Izabelle Withers, second, and Hunter Ettinger, third. All three received award certificates for their achievement.

As the school’s first-place winner, Cordel’s name also will be engraved on a plaque for permanent display in the school.

Cordel’s first-place essay now advances to the state competition, from which the top 10 essays in Michigan will be selected. The top 10 statewide winners, who will be announced in April, will each receive a plaque, a medallion and a cash award of $1,000.

In addition, the top 10 essayists will be honored at a banquet in Lansing, meet with Michigan’s top governmental leaders and be the featured guests at a Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball game dedicated in their honor.

A team of finalist judges that includes a top Michigan government official and the sponsoring teachers of last year’s top two statewide winners, will determine the ranking of the top 10 statewide winners this year.

Several thousand eighth-grade students from more than 350 Michigan schools participated in the 2017-18 America & Me Essay Contest, which was conducted with the help of Farm Bureau Insurance agents across the state. The topic of this year’s contest was “My Personal Michigan Hero.”

Started in 1968 and open to all Michigan eighth-grade students, the contest encourages Michigan youngsters to explore the greatness of America and its people. As sponsor of the contest, Farm Bureau Insurance has earned 11 national awards from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

Good Job!

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Absentees/Tardiness Policy
Regular attendance at school is not only required by law but is essential to the learning process.
PARENT CONTACT WITH THE OFFICE IS REQUIRED when your child is absent. Please submit all doctor notes.
1. When a student has accumulated 4 absences in a marking period a letter will be sent from the office to
the parents informing them of their child's absence record.
2. If a student accumulates 7 absences in a marking period a complaint may be filed with the County
Prosecuting Attorney's Office or the County Truant Officer.

Middle School Expectations
Students are expected to follow five general rules in each of their middle school classes.They are:
1. Listen and be attentive when others are speaking.
2. Respect others and their property.
3. Be prompt and come to class prepared.
4. Speak respectively to put-downs.
5. No gum chewing.
The consequences for not meeting these expectations are:
1. A verbal warning from the teacher.
2. Removal from the group.
3. Student phone parent.
4. Student meets with Principal
Individual teachers may find it necessary to alter or add to the lists. If this is necessary students are informed of the changes.

Class Trips & After School Activities

Students will have a number of opportunities for educational trips and activities.
A reminder to students that these trips are privileges and that your behavior in the classroom
is used to determine if you have earned this privilege.

We supply students with a variety of supplies. However, we do ask that each student
come to school with the following items:

1. Four 3-ring binders (1.5 inch or 2 inch)
2. A pocket folder for each class, unless binder has pockets in it.
3. Pencils (#2), pens (black, blue & red)
4. Pencil/pen pouch or container
5. Paper
6. Colored Pencils
7. 3 Brown Grocery Bags for Book Covers
8. An assignment notebook/daily planner will be provided...if lost the student must
purchase a new planner from the office.

If a family is unable to provide the necessary items, students should speak privately


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The Johannesburg-Lewiston Middle School Mission Statement
The Johannesburg-Lewiston Middle School Staff provides a learning and social environment which bridges the gap between elementary and high school.
Our goals are to instill in our students responsibility and respect toward self, peers, and community. We will provide an educational environment which develops independent learners by teaching problem solving, cooperative learning, and organizational skills.

Friendly Reminder:
Please send a note to the office, in writing, if bus plans change, if you are picking up your child, or if your child is
attending Cardinal Club. All notes and/or calls MUST be in the office by noon.
date, add first and last name of student. Thank you!

The Lost and Found for K-8 grades is in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please check for lost items.

Cardinal Middle School

Johannesburg-Lewiston Middle School
10854 M-32
Johannesburg, MI 49751

Updated 5/21/18

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