Assembly in Brief

April 21, 2017

*JBS Night at Busch Stadium: Buy tickets in the PE/athletics office for the April 28 Cards vs. Reds game (7:15 pm) at Busch Stadium.Tickets half priced!
*Potpourri: Set-up has begun. Move-in begins tomorrow.
*Review Preview: Sign-up to perform next Friday (7pm, April 28).

School-wide Elections
Speeches continued with remarks from candidates for senior justice, chief justice and student body president. Polls will be open throughout the school day.

April 20, 2017

11th & 12th Grade Principal Named
Effective July 1, Jennifer Salrin will succeed Chris Front as principal of 11th and 12th grades. She is currently associate director of college guidance, an English teacher and dean of the junior class at Sewickley Academy (Sewickley, PA). Mr. Front will be our next director of academics.

School-wide Elections
Candidates for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade justice made their campaign speeches. Tomorrow, candidates for 12th grade justice, chief justice and student body president will speak. The polls will be open after assembly tomorrow.

April 19, 2017

*Publication Applications: There is now a common app for JBS student publication leadership and staff positions. Students may apply for multiple staff positions but only one leadership position. The deadline is May 1. Faculty sponsors for 2017-2018 will be Katie Bava (yearbook), Maggie Ervin (World), Missy Simonds (Review) and Shannon Koropchak (Works in Progress). 

Kudos to ...
our SMVC team which went to state yesterday and came home with four awards: best in show, best pit crew, engineering and 1st place bio-diesel with 180.9 mpg (beating their previous state high of 151 mpg).

April 18, 2017

Last night the bands delivered a great concert ~ Wednesday evening the orchestra will perform.

*Day of Silence: Friday is the national day of silence in support of LGBTQ teens.
*Menstrual Product Drive: Please contribute.
*Senior Picnic: Invitations for the seniors' last day of classes picnic are on assembly seats.
*Visitors on Campus: Please welcome visitors from Randolph School.

Upper School Jazz Bands
Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Band 2 played several selections from last night's concert, including "Will It Go Round in Circles," "Willow Weep for Me" (featuring vocalist Morgan Nelson '17), "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (featuring vocalist Izzy Thorpe '19) and "Mr. Magic."

April 17, 2017

Congratulations to juniors Abdullah El-Brown and William Howlett who won Friday's all-school debate!

*KUTO: Training on eating disorders from 6 to 7 pm on Thursday, led by alums. Anyone interested in being a KUTO leader next year should see Ms. Gershman.
*Potpourri: Move-In is on Saturday ~ all volunteers welcome and needed! A third promo video re the time machine raffle was shown.

April 14, 2017

*Guild of Geeks: Bake sale next Tuesday to benefit the Megan Meier Foundation.
*Lacrosse: Seeking fans for noon game on Saturday vs. Clayton.
*SpoFo: Last event of the year will be a wiffle ball match on Sunday, April 30 ~ stay tuned for details.

All-School Debate
The final all-school debate focused on whether the Keystone XL Pipeline should be part of U.S. energy policy. Speaking in the affirmative were seniors J.H. Wagner and Max Williams. Speaking in the negative were juniors Abdullah Brown-El and William Howlett. See "Latest News" later today.

April 13, 2017

Congratulations to everyone who performed at last night's upper school spring choir concert ~ well done!

*GEO Menstrual Supply Drive: The club is sponsoring a month-long drive to collect 2500 menstrual products for the Women's Safe House. These products are not covered by food stamps and many women ~ disproportionately women of color ~ cannot afford them.
*Potpourri: A second video promoting Potpourri and the time-machine raffle was shown.

April 12, 2017

*Chem Club: Meeting at 7:40 am tomorrow in the lab next to Mr. Knispel ~ making slime.
*Spectrum: Meeting at 8:15 am tomorrow in  room 313 to discussion representation of LGBTs in the media.

Upper School Choir Concert
Students previewed a few numbers from tonight's spring choir concert (8pm, Haertter Hall).

April 11, 2017

Congratulations to 2017-2018 class officers who were elected in class meetings yesterday!

*6-Man Club: Don't miss today's varsity baseball game vs. MICDS ~ 4:15 pm at JBS. Also, dress for the Blues tomorrow!
*Potpourri: A video was shown previewing Potpourri and the time-machine raffle.
*Review Preview: Sign up to sing, play, read, etc. on Friday, April 28.
*SMVC: In the next couple of weeks, two JBS super mileage vehicles are heading for competitions ~ one in Warrensburg and the other in Detroit. The club is vying for several awards and would appreciate community support for their communications efforts at Facebook: smvc-jburroughs / Instagram: smvc_jburroughs /  Twitter: smvc_jburroughs / Website: