~ Upcoming Events ~
Art for Breakfast ~ Come refresh and surround yourself with Art for Breakfast at John Burroughs School (STAR building lobby) on Saturday, April 13. Continental breakfast will begin at 10am followed with a 10:30 am welcome by Andy Abbott & remarks by Dr. Bradley Bailey. Tours are self-guided. RSVP to Nelle Stough or 314-993-4045 x257.
Alumni Day of Service ~ Join other alums and members of the JBS community for our annual day of service on Saturday, May 4 in Forest Park. Details to come.
Links & Drinks ~ Join other alums, parents, past parents, grandparents & friends for our annual golf tournament and cocktail party on Friday, May 10 at The Bogey Club. All are welcome. Look for e-vite soon.
~ Recent Events ~
Truffles Party ~ on Tuesday, March 12 alums from the classes of 1940 - 1968 were invited for cocktails and appetizers at Truffles. More than fifty people attended.
Alumni Forum ~ Alums gathered on campus on Wednesday, February 20 to hear from Andy Abbott about the state of the school and the strategic plan, and to discuss ideas for increasing connections between alums and between alums and Burroughs.
Back to School Night ~ Alums, current and past parents and other members of the JBS community gathered on Wednesday, February 6 to take classes from current faculty which are not normally offered during the school year.
JBS in Chicago ~ CANCELED: Due to the extreme weather expected on Wednesday, January 30, we are postponing our Chicago events until spring. We will reschedule the SoulCycle class and reception. Stay tuned for details.
Alumni Hockey Game ~ On Sunday, December 23, students, alums and faculty hit the ice for the annual Bomber ice hockey game at Clayton Shaw Park Rink. See photo here.
Winterlude ~ On Thursday, December 20 alums, parents, past parents, grandparents, faculty and staff headed to the Commons for cookies and hot cocoa between the holiday programs. See photos here.
Gingerbread House Decorating Party ~ On Saturday, December 8 young alums and their families gathered in the Dining Room for a fun morning of gingerbread house decorating. See photos here.
Mini Alumni Weekend ~ On Friday, November 23, Burroughs hosted the classes of 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 for an alumni reunion cocktail party and dinner in the Commons. It was great seeing everyone on campus! See photos here.
4 Years in the Making Party ~ On Friday, November 23, members of the class of 2015, parents, faculty and staff gathered in the Athletic Center Trophy Area to catch up with one another. See photos here.
JBS/NFL Watch Party ~ On Sunday, November 18, members of the JBS community headed to Sportsman's to watch JBS alums and classmates, Dallas Cowboys player Ezekial Elliott '13 and Atlanta Falcons player Foye Oloukun '13, go head to head. See photos here.
Open House for Prospective Students and Parents ~ On Saturday, October 20, about 250 families (more than 600 people) visited campus to hear about Burroughs and tour campus. If you or someone you know would like to find out more about the Admissions process, click here.
Urban Harvest Alumni Happy Hour ~ On Thursday, October 18, 60 alums gathered for a happy hour on the Urban Harvest rooftop. Retreat Gastropub and Yellowbelly prepared farm inspired small bites and cocktails with fresh ingredients from the Urban Harvest rooftops fields. See photos here.
Alumni Weekend ~ was held Thursday, October 11 through Saturday, October 13. The classes ending in 3s and 8s gathered for reunions.
Thursday: At morning assembly we honored the 2018 Outstanding Alum and Distinguished Service recipients, John Dubinsky '61 and Steve Trulaske '75, respectively. Thursday evening we held the Alumni Wine & Cheese / Art Opening in the Bonsack Gallery which featured the artwork of Susan Scafati '95; See photos here.
Friday evening: The STAR building Celebration was held in the Commons and Haertter Hall lobby and everyone had a great time! See photos here.
Saturday evening: Individual class reunion parties were held off campus.
Blue & Gold Weekend ~ On Saturday, September 22, over 200+ students, alums and families participated in the JBS/MICDS Fun Run. See photos here.
Legacy Breakfast ~ On Saturday, August 18, we had about 60 people join us in the dining room as we welcomed our newest students who have parents, grandparents and/or great-grandparents who attended Burroughs. See photos here.
~ Past Events ~
JBS in Southern California ~ On Monday, June 25 (San Diego) and Tuesday June 26 (Los Angeles), about 60 alums gathered for happy hours at Pueblo and 800° Woodfired Kitchen. See photos here.
Graduation ~ On Sunday, June 3, in Graduation Grove Burroughs held its ninety-third graduation. See photos here.
Links & Drinks / Golf Tournament & Cocktail Reception ~ On Friday, May 11 one hundred golfers played in the annual golf tournament. Around 5:00 another 70 alums and friends joined in for the cocktail reception. It was a beautiful day and all enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to the club host, Steve Trulaske '75. See photos here.
Alumni Day of Service ~ On Saturday, April 21, about 35 students, alums and friends joined forces with the Flora Conservancy to mulch around and near the Jewel Box. See photos here.
JBS in Boston ~ On Wednesday, April 11, alums and friends gathered and caught up at Drink - Fort Point. See photos here.
JBS in Washington D.C. ~ On Tuesday, April 10, older alums (which included those of whom had celebrated their 50th reunion) enjoyed breakfast at the Cosmos Club. Cocktails and heavy hor d'oeuvres were enjoyed by alums at The Front Page on Tuesday evening. See photos here.
JBS at Go! St. Louis 2018 ~ On Saturday, April 7, JBS had a tent in Forest Park for students, parents, alums and friends to mingle and check their belongings before the race. Thanks to the few who braved the freezing temperatures to visit the tent and run the 5K! See photos here.
Cocktails and Camaraderie at Truffles ~ On Tuesday, March 13, about 50 alums from the classes of 1940-1967 gathered at Truffles. See photos here.
Skate Break ~ On Sunday, January 7, about 20 alums braved the rain and freezing temperatures to enjoy skating, hot cocoa and cookies at Shaw Park Ice Rink. See photos here.
Winterlude ~ On Thursday, December 14, about 400 students, parents, alums, faculty and staff gathered in the Commons for cookies and hot cooca between the holiday programs.
Blue & Gold at the Glow ~ On Thursday, December 7, about 30 young alums gathered for a happy hour at Sasha's on Shaw followed by Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. See photos here.
Four Years in the Making ~ On Saturday, November 25, 2017, about 85 members of the class of 2014, parents, faculty and staff gathered in the Commons to catch up with one another. See photos here.
JBS Alumni Ice Hockey Game ~ On Friday, November 24, 30+ alums participated in the JBS Alumni Hockey Game at the Webster Grove Ice Arena. Check out the group photo here.
Open House for Prospective Students and Parents ~ On Saturday, October 21 hundreds of prospective families visited campus to hear about Burroughs and tour campus. If you or someone you know would like to find out more about the Admissions process, click here.
Alumni Weekend was held Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October 14, 2017: Hundreds of alums from ten classes (years ending in 2s and 7s) headed back to campus to celebrate their reunions and spend time on campus:
Alumni Family Picnic ~ On Saturday, October 14, many gathered in the Quad for a picnic lunch and were entertained by The Twangadours featuring Larry McMahon '69 and Joe Dreyer '73. There was a photo booth, face painter and frosty treats for dessert. See photos here.
Taste of Burroughs ~ On Friday, October 13, the Quad was transformed into a street fair atmosphere ~ 200+ alums dined on a sampling of small plates from restaurants owned by our talented alumni. We also celebrated our 2017 alumni award recipients: Jane Smiley '67, Outstanding Alum Award and Beth Adams Louis '72, Distinguished Service Award. See photos here.
Art Opening ~ On Thursday, October 12, around 200 alums, students, friends, families and faculty/staff gathered to celebrate the opening of the painting exhibit, Close to Home, by the late Linda Dubinsky Skrainka '57. See photos here.
Blue & Gold Weekend ~ On Saturday, September 23, over 200+ students, alums and families participated in the JBS/MICDS Fun Run. See photos here.
Legacy Breakfast ~ On Saturday, August 19, we welcomed our newest students who have parents, grandparents and/or great-grandparents who attended JBS. See photos here.a
Links & Drinks ~ The 25th Annual Golf Tournament & Cocktail Party was held on Thursday, May 18 at Algonquin Golf Club. It was a beautiful day for golf and, afterwards, about 140 people attended the cocktail reception. See photos here.
Young Alumni Happy Hour ~ On Thursday, May 11, about 45 young alums (from the classes of 2000-2012) gathered at the BHIVE in the Central West End to enjoy conversation and cocktail demonstrations. See photos here.
Art for Breakfast ~ On Saturday, May 6, about 100 people from the JBS community gathered for a continental breakfast and saw the art exhibitions at The Mildred Lane Kemper Museum on the Washington University campus. See photos here.
Alumni Day of Service ~ We had more than twenty-five alums, friends and students gather on Saturday, April 22 at the Jewel Box in Forest Park, to help The Flora Conservancy dig up tulips and prepare the beds for summer annuals. We all had a great time.
Celebrate Stamper...On To The Next Chapter ~ A reception was held on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 4 to 6 pm; we said farewell to the old Stamper Library and hello to the new Stamper Family Library through a virtual reality tour. More than ninety alums, friends and faculty (former and current) attended. See photos.
JBS in Texas ~ On Saturday, January 21, about 25 alums and friends gathered at the historic Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin for a reception. See photos. Then on Tuesday, January 24, almost 30 alums and friends looked out over downtown Dallas from The City Club (70 floors up). Thanks to those who were able to attend - It was great to see everyone. See photos.
JBS Defeats MICDS 2 - 1 in the Ice Hockey Winter Classic! About 200 brave souls faced the freezing temperatures on Friday, January 6 at Busch Stadium to cheer the Bombers on to V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. See photos here.
Alumni Hockey Game ~ The annual Bomber ice hockey game was held at Creve Coeur Rink on Wednesday, December 21 - Alumni Players vs. Varsity Team.
Winterlude ~was held between the two holiday programs on Thursday, December 15 in The Commons. More than 150 alums, students, parents, past parents, grandparents, faculty and staff joined the holiday fun with cookies and cocoa. See photos here.
2017 Reunions ~ A planning meeting was held on Tuesday, December 6 for classes ending in 2's and 7's. If you are interested in helping plan your reunion in Fall 2017, please contact Lisa Holekamp Yost.
Gingerbread House Decorating Party ~ On Saturday, December 3, more than 140 alums & friends and their children gathered in the dining room for a fun morning of gingerbread house decorating. See photos.
4 Years Out Party ~ On Friday, November 25, over 75 alums and parents from the Class of 2013 gathered in the Commons to catch up with one another. See photos.
Alumni Weekend of 2016 was held October 6 - 8 and it was great to see so many local alums and those from years ending in 1s and 6s.
Art Opening ~ On Thursday, October 6, alums joined us in the Bonsack Gallery for wine and cheese and to enjoy the photography of Martin Schweig '42. See photos.
One Woman Show ~ On Thursday, October 6, singer and actor Rosalinde Block '70 performed Drama of the Gifted Grownup in the Black Box Theatre.
Alumni Awards Reception ~ On Friday, October 7, many alums were back on campus and enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as we celebrated the 2016 alumni award recipients: Butch Buchholz '59, Outstanding Alumni Award: Pat Esserman '51 and John Esserman '56, Distinguished Service Award. See photos.
Film Preview ~ On Saturday, October 8, alums met in Haertter Hall to view the first four chapters of Oh Yeah, a documentary of songwriter and riverboat captain John Hartford '56.
Family Picnic ~ On Saturday, October 8, many gathered for the annual picnic before cheering on Bomber Football as they played Trinity. See photos.
Blue & Gold Weekend ~ On Saturday, September 24, we had a great crowd for the JBS/MICDS Fun Run.
JBS in Chicago ~ On Friday, August 26, Andy Abbott greeted more than sixty alums and friends at Celeste for cocktails and appetizers. See photos. On Saturday, August 27 the JBS Varsity Football Bombers faced the Lake Forest Caxys. See pictures from pre-game picnic here.
The southern California reception was held on Thursday, June 23 at The City Club - LA. More than 60 alums and friends gathered to reconnect and chat with Andy Abbott. See photos.