Supported Projects

The Johnston Booster Club distributes funds to district programs through grants, scholarships and fundraising partnerships.


The Johnston Booster Club provides funding for grant requests that offer opportunities reaching beyond the scope of the JCSD Activities Department’s regular funding limits. The objective of the Booster Club is to invest in grant requests that have a long-term impact on athletes/activity participants, coaches and activity leaders; represent non-recurring expenditures; and have measurable results. View more details about the grant application and review process.

Scholarships & Direct Student Support

The Booster Club supports coaches and activity leaders with “scholarship” funds throughout the year to help students with economic needs to fully participate in activities, including helping defray specific student’s participation in team camps or for personal equipment such as shoes.

Fundraising & Volunteer Partnerships

The Booster Club provides support to a variety of other district activities and groups through collaborative fundraising and volunteer work in concession stands.

Below is a list of recently funded projects and activities. Find announcements about recent funding awards by following #dragonboosted on social media.

  • Grant Recipient: Journalism/Photography/Yearbook Clubs
    Date: 2/13/2020. Amount: $3,128
    New photo studio equipment for the Journalism, Photography and Yearbook clubs.
  • Grant Recipient: JMS Weight Room
    Date: 1/17/2020. Amount: $1,584.55
    New equipment to meet increased demand on facilities, including safety squat bars, powermax strength bands and medicine balls.
  • Grant Recipient: JHS Show Choir
    Date: 1/17/2020. Amount: $5,729
    Shared cost of new choir riser in partnership with Johnston Vocal Parents Association.
  • Scholarship Recipient: JHS Athletics
    Date: 1/17/2020. Amount: $240
    Purchase of 24 pairs of running shoes to be provided to low SES students as needed.
  • Grant Recipient: JHS Pep Band
    Date: 12/11/2019. Amount: $2,500
    Hockey sweater style-uniforms to be used during performances
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Golf
    Date: 12/11/2019. Amount: $5,271.98
    Two 75" monitors and Skytrak swing program to be used by team. Monitors will be shared with JHS football program for team film review and coach professional development.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Football
    Date: 12/11/2019. Amount: $699
    Coach professional development training system
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Baseball
    Date: 12/11/2019. Amount: $6,000
    Design and installation of new JHS Baseball record board
  • Grant Recipient: JMS Step Club
    Date: 12/11/2019. Amount: $775
    Outfits to be used for JMS Step club performances
  • Grant Recipient: JHS Math Club
    Date: 11/18/2019. Amount: $1,900
    Entry Fees & Travel Expenses for the JHS Math Club
  • Grant Recipient: JHS Show Choir
    Date: 11/14/2019. Amount: $450
    Costumes for the JHS Show Choir Program
  • Grant Recipient: JMS Show Choir
    Date: 11/14/2019. Amount: $300
    Costumes for the JMS Show Choir Program
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Softball
    Date: 10/15/2019. Amount: $2,500
    Guest Presenter Fee
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Football
    Date: 10/9/2019. Amount: $375
    Team Travel Meals
  • Grant Recipient: JHS Dance Team
    Date: 10/9/2019. Amount: $2,204
    Entry Fees and Team Travel Expenses
  • Grant Recipient: Large Group Speech
    Date: 10/9/2019, Amount: $1,500
    Supporting Funds for Entry Fees, Judges, Royalties
  • Grant Recipient: JHS & JMS Show Choir
    Date: 9/11/2019. Amount: $1,450
    Uniforms for Low SES Choir Participants
  • Grant Recipient: Speech and Debate
    Date: 9/11/2019, Amount:  $4,110
    Speech and Debate Entry Fees & Judging Costs
  • Grant Recipient: JHS At-Risk Student JUMP Program
    Date: 9/11/2019. Amount: $625
    Activity passes & Booster Bucks for At-Risk kids in the JUMP Program to attend athletics events.
  • Grant Recipient: FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics
    Date: 9/11/2019. Amount: $7,900
    FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Materials
    Participation in Johnston’s ‏FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics has more than doubled in the past year, requiring more resources to sustain and grow this program in the district. The group has been busy raising funds to help offset startup costs getting two new teams started. A new Booster Club grant will help purchase tools and robotic parts to support continued success.
  • Grant Recipient: JHS Cheer
    Date: 9/11/2019. Amount: $455
    Entry fees for competitive cheer events
  • Grant Recipient: JHS Cheer
    Date: 9/11/2019. Amount: $906
    Warm-up uniforms for the squad.
  • Grant Recipient: Math Club
    Date: 6/12/2019. Amount: $1,000
    Funding for bus travel for 2019-2020 competitions.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Athletics/Strength Training
    Date: 5/1/2019. Amount: $6,229
    Force plates for weight room
  • Force plates are great for force management in training as a way to monitor fatigue. Force analysis is a primary metric for keeping athletes healthy and helping to return them to health and competition.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Tennis
    Date: 4/30/2019. Amount: $6,265
    Hitting wall at JMS tennis courts
  • Grant Recipient: Boys & Girls Soccer
    Date: 3/13/2019. Amount: $1,200
    HUDL Video add on module
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston High School Varsity Marching Band
    Date: 2/12/2019. Amount: $5,342.27
    Marching Band Sound System
    A new Booster Club grant will be combined with funds from the Johnston Band Parents Association (JBPA) and the district to support the purchase of a new amplified sound system to be used in outdoor performances.
  • Scholarship Recipient: Girls Bowling
    Date: 2/12/2019. Amount: $500
    Girls Bowling Uniforms
    A Booster Club grant will help the team purchase of a set of team warm-up jackets and pants that will be available to students who need assistance.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston After Prom 2019
    Date: 2/12/2019. Amount: $2,000
    After Prom 2019 Event Support
    A new Booster Club grant will help support costs for food, activities and administration of the After Prom 2019 evening event. 
  • Scholarship Recipient: Boys Varsity Soccer
    Date: 1/30/2019. Amount: $1,000
    Boys’ Soccer Uniforms Gear
    A Booster Club grant will help the team purchase of a set of "loaner" uniforms, apparel and personal equipment that will be available to students who need assistance.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Middle School Dragon Power
    Date: 1/9/2019. Amount: $3,497.57
    JMS Weight Room Equipment
    A new Booster Club grant will help purchase five new pieces of training equipment in the Johnston Middle School weight room to support all JMS sports programs, physical education classes and student wellness.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Athletics
    Date: 11/7/2018, Amount: $361.57
    Refrigerator for Low SES Support
    The Booster Club is proud to support Johnston High School and their effort to support students in need with a recent purchase of a refrigerator to store perishable donated food. Booster club grants help our programs compete at the highest level while promoting student participation and well-being.
  • Grant Recipient: Speech and Debate
    Date: 11/7/2018, Amount:  $4,169
    Speech and Debate Entry Fees & Judging Costs
    The Speech and Debate team has more than tripled membership in last few years, and is coming off its most successful year as a team. The group placed in the top 20 at the national Speech and Debate Tournament in July, and has won several local and state tournaments. A new Booster Club grant will support fees and judging costs for this year, helping to ensure that the team continues to compete at high level
  • Grant Recipient: Boys and Girls Bowling
    Date: 11/7/2018, Amount: $200
    Food for Bowlers
    This grant will support Bowling teams with snacks and meals for some of their longer trips.
  • Grant Recipient: Baseball
    Date: 11/7/2018, Amount: $7,204.15
    Baseball Video Equipment
    A Booster Club grant will help purchase a new video system for the team room, including cameras to capture in-game and practice action; and two video monitors to use in team meetings and one-on-one training sessions. The video footage will help coaches provide feedback, instruction and immediate analysis to help build on their success!
  • Scholarship Recipient: Boys Varsity Basketball
    Date: 11/7/2018, Amount: $1,200
    Boys’ Basketball Practice Gear
    A Booster Club grant will help the team purchase of a set of practice uniforms that will be available to students who need assistance.
  • Grant Recipient: Girls and Boys Track and Field
    Date: 11/7/2018, Amount: $1,700
    Track & Field Records Board
    A new track and field record board will be created for the south end of the stadium with support from a recent Booster Club grant. The board will be easier to update and match the design and traffic flow of the new stadium.
  • Grant Recipient: Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball
    Date: 10/10/2018, Amount: $1,200
    HUDL Video System Upgrade
    The HUDL video system is used by the boys and girls basketball teams to break down opponents game film and use data to plan practices, game plans, individual workouts, etc. This will allow the team to have ample scouting video of opponent player tendencies, the ability to see all of their set plays, offense, out of bounds plays, and their defenses. This will allow both teams to compete at the highest level and best represent the JCSD athletics and our community.
  • Grant Recipient: Softball
    Date: 10/10/2018, Amount: $4,000
    Rapsodo Hitting Analytics System
    This radar, camera and app system will allow players to receive instant video feedback and see the exact launch angle, spin rate, exit velocity, 3D flight, and other metrics within their swing. The portable system can be used indoors and outdoors, providing year-round use. The team plans to start using the system this winter and spring as part of their off-season workouts.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Fishing Club
    Date: 10/10/2018, Amount: $12,000
    Matching Funds for Team Bass Boat
    The Booster Club is providing matching funds to support Johnston Fishing Club’s goal of purchasing a team bass boat to use in local, state, and national fishing competitions. This rapidly growing club provides Johnston students with a unique opportunity to participant in a school activity, and appeals to individuals of all skill sets and experience levels. The club allows new anglers opportunities they have never had to participate, experienced anglers advanced learning opportunities to hone their skills and knowledge, and to compete at a national level.
  • Grant Recipient: Boys HS Cross Country
    Date: 10/10/2018, Amount: $2,000
    Cross Country 10x20 Team Tent and Travel Cart
    The Johnston Boys XC team has grown significantly over the past few years with numbers nearing 100 students.  Being an outdoor event, the team runs in high temps, sun and rain which means a need for shade and cover from the elements and a place for Johnston to stake their claim. The purple and gold sidewalls with the dragon logo will show off our school pride and identify our presence on the XC course. This heavy-duty pop-up tent will stand up to weather and years of use. The heavy-duty cart that can be used to carry water, tent and supplies on the course.
  • Scholarship Recipient: 10th Boys Basketball
    Date: 10/10/2018, Amount: $120
    Low SES Request
  • Scholarship Recipient: Vocal Music
    Date: 10/8/2018, Amount: $3,900
    Vocal Music trip scholarships for low SES students.
  • Grant Recipient: Large Group Speech
    Date: 9/12/2018, Amount: $1,000
    Supporting Funds for Entry Fees, Royalties, Props
    The supplemental funds from this Booster Club grant will be used to pay for entry fees for contests, royalty fees, and props for musical theatre, ensemble acting and one acts. We look forward to watching Johnston students showcase their work this year!
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Athletics
    Date: 9/12/2018, Amount: $150
    National Law Enforcement Day Student Volunteer Opportunity, January 9th
    National Law Enforcement Day is January 9th. Johnston athletics administration and coaches are coordinating this day to provide food for local law enforcement, and an opportunity for athletes to volunteer.
    The Booster Club will help pay for breakfast and lunch meals, along with serving utensils, etc.
  • Grant Recipient: Boys and Girls Track
    Date: 9/12/2018, Amount: $1,000
    Secondary Timer for Inside of Track
    It will be easier for boys and girls track mid and long distance athletes to pace themselves as they make their way around the Dragon Stadium oval this spring. The booster club is providing funds for a second timer to be used on the inside of the track.
  • Grant Recipient: Johnston Athletics
    Date: 8/10/2018, Amount: $3,000
    Fall Event Stadium Scoreboard Videos
    Funds supported the district working with a video production company to produce new roster and “hype” videos for Football, Volleyball and Marching Band events.
  • Scholarship Recipient: Varsity Football
    Date: 7/17/2018, Amount: $485
    Provide entry fees for low SES athletes to attend the Central College Football Camp.

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