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Principal: Bernie Conway's Message

Dear Trojan Families,

I am writing with great anticipation and excitement to introduce myself as the new Principal at JMS.  I look forward to working with staff of JMS, Mr. Ribblett , students  and parents to build a strong learning community at JMS based on sound educational and emotional practices.

I have a long standing history with the Greater Johnstown School District.  I was a student in Greater Johnstown from Kindergarten until going to Greater Johnstown Vo-Tech.  I then attended UPJ where I graduated with a degree in biology secondary education.  Upon graduation from college I was hired by Greater Johnstown in 1990 and have been here as a Substitute teacher, a Middle School Science teacher, track coach, Assistant Principal and now Principal.  Almost my entire life has been spent as a part of the Greater Johnstown School District.  I intend to do my best to maintain the standards set forth by the district.

My wife and I have 4 children ages 17-7.  I understand all the challenges facing today’s children and the daily ups and downs that occur.  We at JMS will work diligently to address children’s issues as if they are our own children.  This is going to be an ongoing adventure that I look forward to with great excitement.

I am very eager to have the students back in the building and begin the 2022-2023 school  year.  I plan on being visible and talk to students as much as possible throughout the course of the day.  My door is always open and I look very much forward to getting reacquainted with the students that were at JMS when I was here as an Assistant Principal and meeting the new students at JMS.


Bernard V. Conway III