School News

  •  Turning Fun into Funds at Chuck E. Cheese

    Chuck E. Cheese Night

    Please join us for a fun night at Chuck E. Cheese and support our school! Please see the flyer for additional coupons and play points, which can be scanned from a phone. Just let the Chuck E. Cheese staff know you are with Johnson K-8 each time you make a purchase, and 20% of the sale will come back to the school. All proceeds will go towards our student activities throughout the school year. We hope to see you there!

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  • Out of Field Letter

    Please review the list of teachers who are currently teaching out of the field on their certifications.

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  • Online Payments through Revtrak

    Introducing a new way for families to make online payments to the school for a variety of situations including buying an MYP yearbook, purchasing school pictures, paying for a school field trip and more!

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  • Lunch Reservations

    Reserve a table today to have lunch with your child! Please remember to bring a photo ID with you to the front office. Family members must be on the child's pick-up list. Please call the front office if you have any questions.

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  • PYP Yearbook

    Pre-order the PYP Yearbook today for a 10% discount.

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District Top Stories

  • Get Focus at your fingertips! Download the MySDMC Focus App.

    The MySDMC Focus App provides parents, students and staff an easy and convenient way to get real-time notifications of grades, attendance and upcoming assignments.

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  •  Be ready when something suspicious happens.

    Download the FortifyFL App.

    FortifyFL allows you to report suspicious activity to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.
    Someone who knowingly submits a false tip through FortifyFL may be subject to further investigation by law enforcement, and may be subject to criminal penalties under section 837.05, F.S.

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  •  Got Lunch?

    Click to Apply for Free or Reduced Price Meal Benefits.

    Due to expiration of the USDA’s nationwide COVID-19 Waivers, lunch meals will no longer be free for all students. Students who qualify for free or reduced meal benefits based on direct certification or an approved 2022-23 meal benefit application will continue to receive meals at no or reduced costs. Students who are not eligible based on income will return to a full pay status.
    Breakfast is free for all students.

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  • Register to Ride a school bus for the 2022-2023 school year.

    To control school bus capacities and to keep our students safe, ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER, and be assigned to a school bus, PRIOR TO RIDING A SCHOOL BUS. Each student should be individually registered online.

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  • School Board Seeks Civic-Minded Citizens to Join Audit Committee

    The Audit Committee recommends the appointment of internal and external auditors; reviews the scope, plan and reports of the internal and external auditors; and reviews the collection and proper use of the funds raised through the one-half cent sales surtax for school capital outlay expenditures.

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  • IB International Baccalaureate School
  • 100% School Choice
  • A School Grade for 2021-2022
  • 925 Students

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Welcome to Johnson K-8

  • Mission Statement
    To inspire students to achieve academic excellence, embrace global diversity, and become lifelong learners.

    Vision Statement
    To be a premier International Baccalaureate Programme.

About Us

  • Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies was authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization in July of 2009 to become an International Baccalaureate World School. As the only 100% choice school in Manatee County, we have a diverse population with an overall enrollment of 1000 students. Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the Primary Years Programme (K-5) challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students in grades 6-8.  It provides a framework of learning, which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.  We offer the structure, academic environment, and caring atmosphere to enable students to be successful. Each student is treated with respect and encouraged to reach his or her highest potential. With the assistance of our PTO, School Advisory Council, and numerous other parent volunteers, we will help our students to soar worldwide.