JBS Open House for Prospective Students Join us on Saturday, October 25 to hear from our head of school about the Burroughs philosophy, to tour the campus and to meet faculty, students, parents and alums. Pre-register National Merit Semifinalists Seventeen seniors (Class of 2015) have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. New Spaces An 18-month construction project, which has transformed more than 40 percent of the JBS campus, culminated with the opening of the new student Commons. Old Newsboys Day JBS students and faculty helped raise funds for area children’s charities. Old Newsboys Day is just one of dozens of service initiatives undertaken every year. The Arts Front and Center All of our students participate in some aspect of our arts program – fine, performing and/or practical. It’s at the heart of a Burroughs education. Dance Marathon Our student-led Dance Marathon raised more than $22,000 for Aim High St. Louis, a personal and academic enrichment program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Hague Model United Nations (THIMUN) JBS students collaborated with peers from more than 90 countries at THIMUN, one of more than a dozen international and domestic school-sponsored trips. Winter Musical: Hair! A cast of 34 upper school students performed the rock classic Hair — the first musical to be staged in the new Haertter Hall. 14th Annual Skippy Keefer Relays Six hundred athletes from 30 high schools competed in this spring meet at Burroughs. Our boys took first out of 15 schools and our girls took third out of 19. Robotics Team Third in World The JBS robotics team was part of the three-team alliance that placed third in the FIRST* Tech Challenge World Championships held at the Edward Jones Dome. Bio Drey Land As the culmination of a year-long, lab-based study of biology, 9th graders engaged in field ecology study at Drey Land, our 40-acre campus in the Ozarks. Class of 2014 Graduation Family, friends and faculty attended the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2014 whose members are headed to 65 colleges and universities nationwide. Grand Canyon Trip Half of the 8th grade class made the optional annual geologic expedition to the Grand Canyon, including the Coral Pink Sand Dunes.