Assembly in Brief

Thursday, May 23

Senior Assembly
President of the Alumni Board Ellen Witscher Trovillion '73 welcomed the Class of 2019 to the alumni ranks. She was followed by addresses to the class from their president Beecher Baldwin, from Jamie Wagner (History) who the class chose as their faculty speaker and from Mr. Abbott. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Wednesday, May 22

During assembly on Thursday and Friday, students should return to their original 2018-2019 seats.

Announcements
*Aim High: The supply drive winds up this week ~ there's still time to donate!
*Field Day: Teams will be posted and t-shirts will be distributed today.
*Pop-up Library: Students are invited to check out as many books from the JBS library as they like for the summer.

John Burroughs is Coming to John Burroughs
Contemporary artist and JBS alum Tom Friedman was commissioned to create a sculpture of John Burroughs to be installed tomorrow in the Diemer Courtyard, behind the STAR, overlooking the football field. More will be posted after the installation.

Tuesday, May 21

Announcements
*KUTO: Today is Relaxation Day, featuring movies and snacks in conference room #3, coloring books throughout The Commons, and bubbles and chalk for outdoors.
*Middle School Choir Concert: The final concert of the year will begin at 6 pm tonight in Haertter Hall.

Reproductive Rights Protest
Adina Cazacu-De Luca '20 and Cecilia Gossow '21 invited anyone who is interested to participate in a protest of legislation to ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy. The measure has been approved by the Missouri Senate and House, and the governor has said he will sign it. The protest is from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday at Union Station.

It Can't Happen Here
Mr. Abbott told students about some offensive language that was written on a school chalkboard. He said everything we do affects everyone ~ it's not OK to be thoughtless ~ we all know better.

Monday, May 20

This is the last week of assemblies for 2018-2019!

Announcements
*Aim High: The supply drive continues.
*Business Club: Everyone is invited to the last meeting of the year at 8 am tomorrow in conference rooms #1 and 2. Businessman Dave Peacock will lead the discussion. Peacock is president and CEO of Schnuck Markets and former president of Anheuser-Busch.
*KUTO: The club is holding relaxation day tomorrow in conference room #2 ~ everyone is welcome to enjoy snacks and movies.

1968: Student Activism
Chris Front, director of academics and history teacher, completed the faculty-sponsored presentations on 1968 with a focus on student activism. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Friday, May 17

Announcements
*Aim High: The supply drive continues.
*Art Intensive Studies Show: Everyone is welcome to the opening of the intensive studies students' exhibit in the Bonsack Gallery at 6:30 pm today.
*Student Theatre Showcase: It's tonight at 7:30 pm in the Black Box ~ free but donations welcome. The evening features student-written work.

Abortion Ban
Eighth graders Sara Cao and Arna Gowda encouraged everyone who opposes legislation, recently passed by the Missouri Senate, to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, to contact their representatives.

Julie Harris
Mr. Abbott told students that Julie Harris, assistant head of school and 7th & 8th grade principal, has accepted the position of principal of The Biome School, a K-5 charter school in the Central West End. Ms. Harris will remain at Burroughs until next spring.

Thursday, May 16

Announcements
*Publication Leadership: The 2019-2020 editors of the Governor, World, Stubborn Ounces and Review will be posted on Friday.
*Student Theatre Showcase: Everyone is invited to this production featuring student performances of student work. It's at 7:30 pm on Friday in the Black Box. No charge (though donations welcome) ~ open (but limited) seating.

Common Day
Next year the administration is adding a new schedule called the Common Day. Replacing the advisory schedule, it will occur on most Wednesdays, mid-day, to provide time for a variety of needs ~ from the 10th grade diversity seminar to testing registration, from class meetings to advisories, from orientation meetings around community service and Drey Land to special programming. This change should allow most Tuesdays and Thursdays to be bona fide late start days for all students.

Wednesday, May 15

Announcements
*Anatomy Club: Everyone is invited to the last meeting of the year at 8:15 am tomorrow in Ms. Bahe's classroom.
*GYLI: Everyone is invited to tomorrow's lecture, about how to start a business, at 8 am in conference room #3.
*Student Theatre Showcase: Everyone is invited to this performance of original student work at 7:30 pm on Friday in the Black Box Theater ~ there's no charge but there is limited space.
*Sunday Funday: Everyone is invited to participate in the last Sunday Funday at Covenant House at 2 pm on May 19.

Tuesday, May 14

Announcements
*Aim High: The supply drive continues.
*Anatomy Club: The club's final meeting of the year will be at 8:15 am on Thursday in Ms. Bahe's classroom.
*AV Festival: Everyone is invited to the Newman Auditorium between noon and 4:30 today.
*Help Venezuela: The bracelets are in.

Monday, May 13

Welcome back to all 9th graders!

Announcements
*Aim High: The supply drive continues.
*AV Festival: Everyone is welcome between 12:30 and 3 pm tomorrow in the Newman Auditorium.
*Lacrosse: Fans are wanted at today's first round of state (division 1) competition. The home game is with Lindbergh at 5:30 pm.
*Montgomery Plan: The last Sunday Funday is from 2 to 3 pm on May 19 at the Covenant House. Everyone is welcome to perform (open mic) and/or attend.

Kudos to ...
the girls track team which took 2nd in districts over the weekend.

Stray Rescue of Saint Louis
A volunteer with Stray Rescue, the only no-kill shelter in the area, shared a video of a dog which has made a miraculous recovery at the shelter and will soon be ready for adoption. At any given time, Stray Rescue has 90 animals under care, 90+ in foster care and another 30 to 40 in various programs. Stray Rescue does not accept "surrenders" ~ its focus is on feral, abandoned and abused animals. The organization is always looking for fosters and adoptions, volunteers (18 and over) and donations.

Friday, May 10

Announcements
* GYLI: As part of participating in GYLI, students must bring leadership initiatives back to their schools. Our GYLI is sponsoring a lecture series, beginning on Thursday, May 16 with a discussion of personal lifestyles and finances. The discussion will begin at 8 am in conference room #3.
*Sunday Funday: The Montgomery Plan will sponsor its final Sunday Funday for this school year at 2 pm on May 19 at Covenant House. It will feature an open mic for JBS students and CH residents.

Music Friday
Grant Dahl '23 played Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" and Edvard Grieg's "Wedding Day." See "Campus Candids" later today.

Thursday, May 9

The Commons will be cleared early today so that the auction set up can begin.

Please don't prop open exterior doors ~ especially in The Commons.

Announcements
*Aim High: The supply drive continues.
*International Table Top Day: The Guild of Geeks is celebrating the day early ~ noon to 4 pm on Saturday on the second floor of the library.
*Stubborn Ounces: The year-end edition is out ~ pick up your copy.

Kudos to ...
the boys tennis team which won districts.

Wednesday, May 8

Announcements
*Aim High: Supply drive continues.
*Animal Allies: Submit your suggestions to name two goats and a pig ~ one vote is $1, five votes are $4 and 10 votes are $7. Proceeds will benefit an animal rescue operation.

Kudos to ...
the Quiz Bowl Team which won 1st in State last Saturday! The team includes captain Nathan Peng ’19, Adina Cazacu-De Luca ’20, Will DePlanty ’21, Mia Meier ’19, John Woodruff ’20 and Penny Zheng ’20.

Music Wednesday ~ a 2-fer
Twenty-one members of the 7th & 8th grade boys chorus sang Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road," and Two & Tu (sophomores Daniel Martin, Adam Zhao and Michael Tu) performed Mendelssohn's Piano Trio #2 in C Minor. See "Campus Candids."

Tuesday, May 7

Bio Drey Land Group 2, have fun!

Outdoor lunch today.

Announcements
*Aim High: The supply drive continues through the end of May.
*KUTO: Everyone is invited to the meeting at 8 am on Thursday in classrooms #2 and 3 in the library to discuss eating disorders.

Monday, May 6

Congratulations to the cast and crew of She Kills Monsters!

Announcements
*Friends of Wings: There will be a meeting at 8 am on Thursday in the nurse's office to discuss raising awareness and funds to support hospice care.
*Hispanic Culture Club: There will be a meeting at 8 am tomorrow in Senora Cohen's classroom. Also, to clarify, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico's independence but rather a celebration the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
*Makerspace Club: At 8 am tomorrow, Mr. Salomon will demonstrate use of the Cricut cutting machine.

Music Monday
Madeline Buchowski '23 (cello) and Lily Yanagimoto '23 (piano) performed Billie Eilish's "Lovely." Then they were joined on stage by Kennedy Holmes '23 (vocal) and Shayfer Huitt '22 (drums) and performed Christina Aguilera's "Fall in Line." See "Campus Candids."

Friday, May 3

Announcements
*8th Grade Car Wash: The car wash will run from 2 to 3:30 pm tomorrow in the front circle off Price. $5/car ~ proceeds go to the class's prom account.
*Animal Allies: The club is holding a bake sale today as well as a mini petting zoo in the Quad this morning.
*Asian Culture Club: Everyone is invited to tonight's dinner at 5:30 pm in the dining room. The evening will feature food from the House of India, speakers, dancing and henna designs ~ all free. However, additional food donations are welcome.
*Chess: The team presented their Gateway League co-championship trophy. (The team tied Ladue in March.)
*Lacrosse: Today's home game vs. Lafayette is senior night.
*SLAMUN: Applications for secretary are due May 15 to Mr. Bang.

Kudos to ...
students who performed at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival at Mizzou on April 25: receiving silver ratings were soloists Lily Sheets '19 (clarinet) and Knowlton Beck '19 (violin) and the violin quartet of Knowlton Beck, Nathan Peng '19, Carrie Zhang '20 and Jason Zhou '19; receiving    gold ratings were soloists Rafi Brent '20 (French horn), Sammie Lee '22 (string bass) and Liam '22 Taylor (cello).

"The Transient and the Permanent"
Dr. Bradley Bailey, associate professor of art history at SLU, spoke to students about the exhibit he curated for the Bonsack Gallery. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Thursday, May 2

Announcements
*Asian Affinity Group: This new group will have its first meeting at 5:30 pm next Thursday. All students who identify as Asian are welcome.
*Montgomery Plan: Those who want to participate in the MP/Alumni Association gardening project on Saturday morning in Forest Park should meet in front of the Jewel Box at 9 am.
*Publication Apps: Applications for next year's publication leaders are due tomorrow.
*She Kills Monsters: The play opens tonight at 7:30 pm in the Black Box.

Common Interest and Affinity Clubs
Mr. Abbott explained the difference between affinity clubs, in which members share a common identifier, and common interest clubs, in which members share a common interest (!). Most of our clubs are common interest; our affinity groups include African American, LGBTQ+, Latinx, Christian and Asian. All benefit the JBS community.

Holocaust Remembrance Day
Juniors Rafi Brent and Jon Sky spoke about recent anti-Semitic atrocities, the latest being a synagogue shooting in San Diego. They said anti-Semitism and hate crimes are on the rise in the U.S. Today is Yom HaShoah, the internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, sirens ring and the nation comes to a standstill for two minutes in remembrance. Jon and Rafi encouraged us all to remember. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Wednesday, May 1

Announcements
*Aim High Club: The school supply drive has begun.
*Animal Allies: The club will sponsor a bake sale on Friday and hopes to bring back Prom's baby goats!
*Asian Culture Club: Everyone is invited to the dinner at 5:30 pm on Friday in the dining room. No charge, but food contributions are welcome. 
*She Kills Monsters: Don't miss the spring play, with performances in the Black Box at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10.

Kudos to ...
the boys golf team which took 2nd in districts and advances to sectionals, and to Ethan Wang '19 who took top honors in the individual district competition.

Monday, April 29

This is the seniors' last day of regular classes.

There is no school tomorrow.

Announcements
*Aim High Club: AH's supply drive begins on Wednesday.
*Asian Culture Club: Everyone is invited to the dinner at 5:30 pm on Friday in the dining room. No charge, but food contributions are welcome.
*Crafts Club: If you'd like to learn how to knit ~ or improve your skills ~ join the club at 8 am on Wednesday in the makerspace.
*Jewish Culture Club: The speaker series on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues at 8 am on Wednesday in conference room #2.
*Quiz Bowl: The team advances to state on Saturday.
*She Kills Monsters: Tickets ($10) are on sale in the bookstore for performances next Friday and Saturday evening. Tickets for the Thursday night performance will only be available at the door.

Green New Deal ~ Sunrise Movement
Led by Caleb Hughes '19, students spoke briefly about the pending Green New Deal, "a nonbinding resolution [which] calls for a 10-year national mobilization on the scale of the original New Deal to shift the economy away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. It sets a goal to meet 100 percent of the power demand in the United States through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources, including nuclear power." They also encouraged students to become involved in the Sunrise Movement, an "American youth-led political movement coordinated by Sunrise, a 501 political action organization that advocates political action on climate change." 

Kudos to ...
a slew of fine arts students who have been recognized for their work in juried competitions. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Potpourri ... The Final Drawing ... really
Students were entered in this raffle either by finding a hidden STAR on campus or earning volunteer credits. The drawing for a gift basket was held.

Friday, April 26

Please keep all ramps clear and don't use the elevators unless necessary.

Announcements
*Baseball: Fans wanted for today's 4:30 pm home game vs. MICDS.
*Congress: Remember to sign up for your field day t-shirt. If you're interested in serving as chief of staff of the Congress, e-mail student body president Lola Fernandez with a paragraph explaining why.
*Crafts Club: Remember the trip to the Mary Ryder Home on Saturday and the meeting on Wednesday to learn how to knit.
*GAP: The club will sponsor concessions at today's baseball, soccer and lacrosse games to continue fundraising for the cow!
*She Kills Monsters: Tickets ($10) are on sale in the bookstore for performances next Friday and Saturday evening. Tickets for the Thursday night performance will only be available at the door.
*Track: The team welcomes  fans at the Clayton meet at 3:30 pm this afternoon.
*Viewfest: Everyone is invited to sign up/attend this open mic event at 6:30 pm tonight in the Quad. The evening is sponsored by The Review and Stubborn Ounces. Spectrum will hold a bake sale.

Kudos to ...
the Quiz Bowl Team which earned a spot in state competition.

Potpourri Raffle
The drawing for the grand prize, an Apple watch, was held.

Thursday, April 25

Announcements
*Classics: Remember to sign up for the marathon reading of Lucretius's On The Nature of Things on Thursday, May 2.
*Viewfest: Bring your blanket to the Quad at 6:30 pm on Friday for this open mic event sponsored by The Review and Stubborn Ounces

Kudos to ...
students who earned honors on the National Latin Exam administered in early March: in 1st place, summa cum laude recipients Anju Sadasivam ’19 and Matthew Yee ’19; in 2nd place, maxima cum laude recipients Arieyanna Davis ’20, Rahul Jasti ’21 and John Nash ’19; in 3rd place, magna cum laude recipients Angelo Benoit ’20, Thomas Champer ’21, Nathaniel Doty ’21, Phoebe Philip ’21, Samuel Wang ’21, Holly Wei ’21, Parker Williams ’21 and Jason Zhou ’19; in 4th place, cum laude recipients Beecher Baldwin ’19, Eleanor Hohenberg ’21, Adam Krekeler ’20, Akash Rajan ’21 and Lucas Willey ’20.

Potpourri

The student raffle continued. Mr. Abbott reminded everyone about parking (legally!), being respectful of the work volunteers have done, and resisting the temptation to ride scooters/bikes around campus.

Spring Break Service Trip
Students who travelled to Memphis for the spring break trip shared their stories and photos. Click here for details.

Announcements
*6 Man Club: The game of the week is today's home baseball game vs. MICDS at 4:15 pm.
*Crafts Club: Everyone is invited to visit the Mary Ryder Home on Saturday, and next Wednesday the club will teach knitting at 8 am in the Makerspace.
*GAP: Still trying to raise dollars to help an entrepreneur in Nicaragua to buy a cow. GAP will run concessions during this afternoon's home athletic contests.
*Jewish Culture Club: The first in a series of speakers about Israel and Palestine, sponsored by the JCC, is Dr. Jay. Everyone is invited to her classroom at 8 am tomorrow.
*MUN Impact: The club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Dr. Koropchak's classroom.
*Review Preview, aka Viewfest: This open mic event is co-sponsored by The Review, Spectrum and Stubborn Ounces. It will start at 6:30 pm on Friday in the Quad. Everyone is invited ~ to perform and/or just enjoy!
*Venezuela: Sofia Di Lodovico's sale of wristbands raised $800 for Venezuela relief.

Potpourri
The raffles continued, and students and faculty modeled some of the fashions to be found at the upcoming sale.

Homework Survey
Students were asked to check their e-mail after assembly to take a 3-to-5 minute survey about homework.

Tuesday, April 23

Congratulations to Lola Fernandez who was elected as student body president for 2019-2020 ... and to others who were elected to the student court!

Announcements
*Aim High Supply Drive: A supply drive for pencils, large posters, glue sticks, etc. will begin on May 1.
*Crafts Club: Everyone is invited to join CC on a visit to the Mary Ryder Home from 3 to 4:30 pm on Saturday.
*Environmental Awareness: The club will have a meeting at 8 am on Thursday in Ms. Goran's classroom.
"GEO: Denim Day is tomorrow. Dress accordingly to stand in support of sexual assault awareness.
*KUTO: The next meeting (TBD) will focus on eating disorders. Also, anyone interested in being a lead next year should submit an application.
*Montgomery Plan: MP will join members of the Alumni Association for a morning of service in Forest Park on Saturday, May 4.

Potpourri Raffles
Two names were drawn for the general raffle and one for the STAR raffle. 

Monday, April 22

Announcements
*2019-2020 Publication Leadership: Applications for the yearbook, Review, Stubborn Ounces and The World are available online.
*DETC: Everyone is invited to a meeting at 8 am tomorrow to discuss microaggressions.
*Election Results: School-wide officers have been elected for the 2019-2020 school year.
*Hispanic Culture Club: HCC is sponsoring salsa dance lessons at 8 am tomorrow in the dance studio.
*Potpourri: A promotional video was aired and the STAR raffle was explained ... STAR tickets can be found hidden on campus or "earned" by buying 20 or more regular raffle tickets. During assembly Tuesday through Friday, one student STAR winner will be drawn and that student and the faculty members of their choice will be pampered for a day.
*Review Preview: An open mic event on Friday, the Review Preview is being re-branded as Viewfest.

The Environmental Movement 
As part of the series of assemblies dedicated this year to 1968, Martha Keeley (science) spoke about the environment and the environmental movement before, during and after the late 60s. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Friday, April 19

Happy Easter ... Happy Passover

Thanks and good-bye to our visitors from Stuttgart

Announcements
*DETC: Diversity ETC has a meeting at 8 am on Tuesday in Ms. Fischer's classroom. The discussions will be on microaggressions and on college admissions.
*Guild of Geeks: The winning ticket was drawn for tickets to the opening of Avengers: Endgame.
*Hispanic Culture Club: HCC has a meeting at 8 am on Tuesday in the dance studio ~ salsa dancing!
*Varsity Soccer: The girls varsity soccer team has a home game with MICDS at 4:15 pm today ~ fans wanted.

School-Wide Elections
Candidates for 12th grade justice, chief justice and student body president made their cases to the student body. Voting takes place through 8th period today.

Thursday, April 18

Announcements
*Passover Exchange Program: The Jewish Culture Club encourages families who will have a Passover Seder on Friday to invite interested non-Jewish members of our community.
*Review Preview: Performers who plan to use school equipment should speak with Mr. Baker by Wednesday.

School-Wide Elections
Candidates for 8th-11th grade justices spoke to assembly today. Candidates for senior justice, chief justice and student body president will speak tomorrow. Voting will begin after tomorrow's assembly.

Wednesday, April 17

The upper school orchestra concert is tonight.

Announcements
*Potpourri Move-In: Student volunteers are needed to help with move-in on Saturday. You can earn entry to the pre-sale by helping out.
*Review Preview: Sign up to perform at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 26 in the Quad.

Brexit ... Notre Dame
Members of the Current Events Club spoke about Brexit and the recent fire at Notre Dame. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Tuesday, April 16

Spring outdoor picnics begin today ~ please clean up after yourselves.

Announcements
*Business Club: Harry Orchard '87 spoke to club members this morning about entrepreneurship. The club will sponsor a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at 1 pm on Tuesday, April 30. The club is also gauging student interest in a tour of CORTEX,
*Crafts Club: The CC will visit the Mary Ryder Home from 3 to 4:30 on Saturday, April 27. All welcome.
*GAP: The club will meet at 8:15 am tomorrow in the athletics conference room.
*Jewish Culture Club: There will be a screening of Big Sonia at 6 pm tomorrow at Ladue High School. Club members are also trying to generate interest in a Passover exchange program in which Jewish families welcome other members of the JBS community to their homes for Passover Seder. The club is sponsoring speakers at 8 am on Thursday, April 25 and Wednesday, May 1 to discuss ongoing conflicts in Israel.

Monday, April 15

We have an unusual schedule this week: Tuesday and Wednesday will be late start days. Elections will be Thursday and Friday, so those will be X Days.

Announcements
*Business Club: The BC continues its speaker series at 8 am tomorrow in conference room 2 with parent Harry Orchard '87. Orchard is the founder of the startup Gabbit, and will talk about his career journey and share advice about entrepreneurship and life. 
*Guild of Geeks: GoG is running a raffle to win two opening night tickets to The Avengers, with proceeds benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. Tickets are $1 for one, $4 for 5, $7 for 10.
*Potpourri: This Parents Council committee is looking for about 180 student volunteers on Saturday, April 20 to load and unload trucks and help unpack for the big sale on April 27. If you volunteer, you'll earn vouchers you can use at the pre-sale on April 25. It will also allow you to purchase an item for every two hours you work. Find the signup sheet in the bookstore.
*Venezuela Fundraiser: This is the last week to purchase bracelets to support the fundraiser for Venezuela. Get them at the bookstore or during lunch periods (today for 7th, 8th, 11th and 12th graders, Wednesday for 9th and 10th graders). The cost is $1, but you can donate as much as you would like after purchasing a bracelet. Sofia Di Lodovico will explain the charity, and where the funds are going, at a future assembly.

Kudos to...
2019 All School Debate champions juniors Max Kellaher and Hugh McKelvey!

Friday, April 12
Plant Operations will begin clearing out the Commons at 3 pm for prom —  make sure to get all backpacks and other belongings picked up before then.

Announcements
*Crafts Club: CC is offering a volunteer opportunity next Saturday at the Mary Ryder Home, a senior citizen home for women, from 3 to 4:30 pm. Anyone can join and help create crafts with the residents. More information to come.
*The Review Preview: This annual event happens at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 26. Depending on the weather, it will be held in either the Commons or the Quad. If you’d like to participate, the sign-up sheet is posted on the activities board.

Kudos to...

the boys varsity tennis team which won the Metro League Tournament this week, and presented a plaque to the school.  

All-School Debate: College Tuition
This year's resolution: Should the U.S. Federal government provide free tuition at public universities for all academically qualified, in-state students? Arguing for the affirmative were Turner Carlson '19 and Avi Dundoo '19; arguing against were Hugh McKelvy '20 and Max Kellaher '20. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Announcements
*Current Events: All are welcome at tomorrow's meeting at 7:45 am in Dr. Smith's classroom to discuss the college admissions scandal, the election in Israel, the Mueller Report, etc. Also, the club needs leadership for next year.
*Spectrum: Remember tomorrow is the National Day of Silence. If you participate, participate to the fullest.
*Sunday Funday: See Ms. Rathert if you'd like to participate.

Class Elections
One candidate for class office in 2019-2020 have been disqualified for violating election rules. The final results will be posted later today.

Lisa Damour
Psychologist, teacher, speaker, consultant and bestselling New York Times author Lisa Damour spoke to students about the upsides of stress and anxiety. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Choir Concert Preview
Owen French '21 sang The Fry's "Never Say Never."

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Announcements
*Class Elections: Elections for class officers for the 2019-2020 school year are being held today.
*Potpourri Fashion Show: More student models are needed ~ if you model, you will get a ticket to the pre-sale.
*Venezuela Fundraiser: Bracelets are on sale in the bookstore ~ all proceeds will benefit Venezuela.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Please welcome our student and faculty guests from our partner school in Stuttgart!

Announcements
*Music Assemblies: If you're a rising junior and would like to help coordinate next year's music assemblies, contact Bella Strawbridge or Lindsey Steinkamp.
*National Volunteer Week: Explain why you volunteer on cards provided on the activities bulletin board ~ ultimately, all cards will be displayed.
*Sunday Funday: Please sign up to perform at Sunday's recital at 3 pm.

Kudos to ...
the Trivia Team which took first in Quiz Bowl districts at Orchard Farm.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Announcements
*Day of Silence: Lindsey Steinkamp '20 explained the mission/purpose behind next Friday's National Day of Silence. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.
*GAP: As long promised, the club presented Ms. Lorencz in a cow suit. Lorencz's only comment was "Moo."
*Montgomery Plan: The next meeting is at 8 am on Monday in the Newman Aud. Also, there will be a Sunday Funday on April 14 ~ talent wanted.
*Skippy Keefer Relays: The annual track meet will run between 9 am and 4 pm tomorrow. Our track team would love some fan presence!

THIMUN Reports
Our 2019 delegation to THIMUN Qatar reported on the prep, the journey, the conference and the cultural immersion. Their trip was documented on our "Campus Candids" pages in January.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Announcements
*Guild of Geeks: The club is holding a raffle for two early-bird tickets to Avengers: Endgame. Proceeds will benefit the fight against childhood cancer.
*Marathon Reading: On Thursday, May 2, the Classics Department is sponsoring a marathon reading of "De rerum natura" ("On the Nature of Things") by Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius. Anyone who is interested in reading for about 15 minutes should contact Ms. Dillard. Everyone is invited to drop in the Bonsack Gallery to listen.

Venezuela
Senior Sofia Di Lodovico spoke about the current crises in Venezuela and shared her personal connection. For the next two weeks, wristbands will be on sale in the bookstore to support Venezuela. If Sofia's remarks become available, they will be posted on "Latest News and Assembly Presentations."

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Today is John Burroughs' 182nd birthday!

There is an admissions reception this evening ~ we'll be clearing the library and Commons early.

Announcements
*Aim High: The club will hold a meeting at 8:15 am tomorrow in Mr. McKone's classroom.
*Environmental Awareness: The club will hold a meeting at 8:15 am tomorrow in Ms. Goran's CLAB.
*Quad Fund: The club will hold a meeting at 8:15 am tomorrow in the PE/athletics office.
*SMVC: The team is leaving for Sonoma for the Shell Eco-marathon competition and in two weeks will be headed to state competition. Follow their progress on the club's social media.
*UNICEF: The club will hold a bake sale tomorrow.

Kudos to ...
the boys tennis team which won the Deco Turf Tournament in Chattanooga over spring break.

Debunk the Big Bad Wolf
Ginny Busch '97, executive director of the Endangered Wolf Center, spoke to students about the need to change the cultural value of wolves (and other wild species) which are essential to our ecosystem. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Announcement
*Animal Allies: Everyone is welcome to join AA for a visit at 1 pm on Saturday to the Mauhouse Cat Cafe. If you're interested, contact Amy Phillips '20.

Winter Sports Awards
Coaches presented the winter sports awards to athletes recognized by the media and/or local sports organizations. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Welcome back! You'll notice a few things happened over break: the big tree in front of the Brauer Building came down to facilitate a drainage system for the basement of that building. The pink house is gone, with the garage scheduled for demo in the next day or so to make way for a gravel lot (slated to become a permanent lot within the next year or so). Over near Beckman Soccer Field, work is underway on what will soon become a small putting green, to be used by the golf teams as well as summer camps. Thanks to our school nurse CasieTomlinson, all women's restrooms on campus will be stocked with feminine hygiene products. 

Student elections are just a couple of weeks away. Mr. Abbott emphasized the importance of a diverse student government, which can only happen if diverse candidates run for office and are supported by the student body. He hopes to see a congress and student leadership that is reflective of JBS's student body. 

Announcements 
*Potpourri Fashion Show: All grades are invited to participate, including middle school students. Those interested should contact Sammy Bernstein by April 19. The event is scheduled for April 25. 
*UNICEF: There's a bake sale this Thursday to raise funds for the crisis in Yemen. If you want to donate food or help at the bake sale, contact Will Dreesen, Divya Srihari or Carrie Zhang.

Kudos to ...
the chess team which competed at the State tournament in Columbia, and finished second in the state championship for the fifth straight year. On board 2, Avi Goldberg took second place; on board 3, Matthew Yee took third place; and on board 4, Colin Bradley was the state champion and Andrew Wang won a medal.

Sruthi Dommaraju, who performed two pieces from "Marimba" at last Saturday's Metro 8 Middle School Solo and Ensemble competition, and received a comment of "brilliant" from the judges. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Announcements
*Aim High: TA applications are due March 30 ~ they're available online and in the Aim High Office (lower level of Brauer Building). The summer program runs from June 13 through July 19. Students are 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders.
*Climate March: There will be a march from noon to 2 pm tomorrow, starting at the Old Courthouse, to protest inaction on climate change.
*Elections: Applications for class office for the 2019-2020 school year are due April 3 ~ applications for schoolwide office are due April 5. Apps are available online and in the front office.
*GAP: You may see Ms. Lorencz in the cow suit today ~ if not today, after break.
*Holi Celebration: World Religions and the Asian Culture Club are sponsoring a Holi festival at 3:45 pm (and at 5 pm for athletes who have practices after school) on Thursday.
*Review: There will be a marathon meeting after school today in Mr. Chen's classroom.
*Tampon Drive: The drive winds up today with a "field trip" to Schnucks (not Ladue Market) after school ~ meet at the arrival court at 3 pm. GEO is also sponsoring a petition to have menstrual products available in all JBS bathrooms ~ sign it.

Kudos to ...
the chess team which tied for the league championship. The governing body may decide to have the championship re-played so that there can be a clear winner ~ stay tuned, and to the boys lacrosse team which won its match against Clayton last evening.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Announcements
*Avengers: Endgame: Sign up to join the Guild of Geeks at an opening screening of Avengers: Endgame on April 26.
*Holi Celebration: World Religions and the Asian Culture Club are sponsoring a Holi festival at 3:45 pm (and 5 pm for athletes who have practices after school) on Thursday. 
*Lacrosse: The boys varsity game is at 7 pm at Clayton ~ the theme is Roaring 20s.
*March Madness: Mr. Wagner is once again sponsoring a March Madness competition. The $5 entry fee will benefit a charity.
*Review: There will be a marathon meeting after school on Thursday.
*Summer Opps: There will be a representative from the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Commons to talk about summer volunteer opportunities.
*Tampon Drive: GEO spokespersons said the drive winds up at break and invited everyone to a "field trip" to Ladue Market to purchase more supplies after school on Thursday. GEO is also sponsoring a petition to have menstrual products available in all JBS bathrooms.
*Water Polo: There's a game today.

Diversity, ETC
The club led a stand-up identity activity which revealed the self-reported make-up of our student body around race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political orientation and socio-economic status.

Kudos to ...
senior Jason Zhou and sophomore Michael Tu who were invited to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (based on their strong performance in last month's AMC10/12 test) and to eighth grade Luke Tu who placed 20th (out of more than 150) in the state's MATHCOUNTS Competition.

Current Events
Sophomores Claire Harkins and Tama Kreitman spoke to assembly about the crises in Venezuela. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Announcements
*Holi Celebration: World Religions and the Asian Culture Club are sponsoring a Holi festival after school on Thursday. Holi is the annual Indian celebration of love, hope and spring. The throwing of colors is a major component of the celebration. $8 covers two packets of color and snacks.
*Review: Submissions are due by spring break. There will be a marathon meeting after school on Thursday.

Kudos to ...
Amy Phillips '20 who won the Nanda Silva Prize at the Emerson Young Artists' Showcase and to the following students who received an Exemplary rating for their performances at the Metro District 8 Solo and Ensemble Festival, making them eligible to compete at the State festival next month:

  • Soloists: Rafi Brent, French horn; Sammie Lee, double bass; Liam Taylor, cello; Knowlton Beck, violin; Daniel Martin, violin; Lily Sheets, clarinet; Michael Tu, piano; Ethan Wang, French horn
  • Violin Quartet: Jason Zhou,Carrie Zhang, Nathan Peng, Knowlton Beck
  • Piano Trio: Daniel Martin, Adam Zhao, Michael Tu 

Nuclear Arms
Brian Connor (Sustainability) shared a brief presentation titled "Prepare to Adapt." He spoke about the nuclear bomb which crashed in Greenland 50 years ago, resulting in radioactive contamination; his personal visit as a Boy Scout to a missile silo at Whiteman Air Force Base; and recent nuclear brinkmanship by North Korea. Connor said "We are adaptable" and need to be prepared to adapt given rising global temperatures which are resulting in higher sea levels throughout the world.

Political Polarization Paralyzes Climate Action
Senior Caleb Hughes presented his findings from an independent study researching how public policy affects efforts to address climate change. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Announcements
*Aim High: Apply to be a TA online.
*Holi Celebration: World Religions and the Asian Culture Club are sponsoring a Holi festival after school on Thursday. Holi is the annual Indian celebration of love, hope and spring. The throwing of colors is a major component of the celebration. $8 covers two packets of color and snacks.
*Review: Submissions are due by spring break. There will be a marathon meeting after school on Thursday.
*Water Polo: The JV and varsity teams have their season openers today at 4:30 and 5:30 pm. Fans wanted!

Music Monday
The Screaming Walrus (seniors Beecher Baldwin, Collin Bradley, Will Forsen, Drew Hardwick, John Nash, Louis Rothweiler-Lightfoot) bravely performed Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" and Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." See "Campus Candids" later today.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Announcement
Today, the Commons will be cleared at 2 to set up for the PRIDE celebration at 3. The International Games begin at 4, and the International Dinner begins at 6.

Newman Prize
The annual Newman Prize gives one junior the opportunity to meet a famous American of choice. Nandini Jain '19 spoke about her visits with Wendy Kopp (founder of Teach for America and Teach for All) and Judy Woodruff (host of the PBS NewsHour). Then, Andy Newman '62, son of the namesake of the Newman Prize, announced that Jordan Ryan is the Newman Prize winner for the Class of 2020. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Announcements
*Anatomy Club: AC is sponsoring a bake sale today.
*GEO: The tampon drive continues until spring break. 
*Montgomery Plan: There will be a Sunday Funday from 2 to 3 pm on March 10 at the Mary Ryder Home.
*Review: Art and writing submissions are due by spring break.
*Spectrum: A PRIDE celebration will be held from 3 to 5:30 pm on Friday in the Commons.
*Stubborn Ounces: Please submit articles before spring break. Also, "Talk-of-the-Town" boxes will be placed around campus for your short notes.
*Summer Days: Student volunteers are needed for this two-week camp for children from the Youth & Family Center.

Kudos to ...
the chess team which is advancing to the league championship.

Black History Month
Isaac Bledsoe '19 shared personal reflections. See "Latest News & Assembly Presentations" later today.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tomorrow is a special programming day ~ listen to your principals for instructions!

Announcements
*Anatomy Club: The club will sponsor a bake sale on Thursday and needs volunteers.
*Asian Culture Club: ACC is partnering with World Religions to sponsor a Holi festival after school on Thursday, March 14. All students are welcome ~ $8 will cover two packets of color and snacks.
*French Club: Members of the French Club explained the history and traditions of Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) and announced their bake sale today, which will benefit the Crudem Foundation in northern Haiti.
*GAP: Ms. Lorencz will don a cow's costume, having "won" the raffle contest to raise funds to help a dairy entrepreneur in Nicaragua buy a cow. The raffle raised about half of the dollars needed ~ stay tuned for more.
*Spectrum: At 7:50 am tomorrow, the club will show a short film, Curmudgeons.
*Spring Play: Mr. Battles (Theatre) announced auditions for the spring Black Box production of She Kills Monsters. Auditions will begin on Monday at 3 pm in the Black Box, followed by callbacks on Tuesday. Sign up.

Kudos to ...
the Science Olympiad team with took second in regionals last weekend.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Legally Blonde!

Announcements
*Empty Bowls: The dinner raised $2000 for Urban Harvest STL, which provides equitable access to fresh, affordable and healthy food.
*Environmental Awareness Club: EAC will have a meeting tomorrow at 8:15 am in Ms. Goran's room in the STAR building.
*French Club: Tomorrow at 8:15 am, the French Club will decorate the Commons for Mardi Gras. If you come early to help, you get first choice with beads. There will also be a King Cake bake sale. Dress up if you like — Mardi Gras is like Halloween. The dress-up day is in conjunction with Spectrum, so wear Mardi Gras colors or rainbow colors.
*Montgomery Plan: The club will meet tomorrow at 8 am in the Newman Aud to talk about the leadership application process, with talks by current leaders, who will share their experiences.
*Review: Keep submitting! The due date is the first day of spring break.
*Spectrum: Happy Pride Week. There will be a meeting tomorrow at 8 am in Mrs. Zmudczynski's room (313 in the STAR), as well as a screening of the Thanksgiving episode of Masters of None's, written by Lena Wraite, the first Black woman to win an Emmy in comedy writing. There will be a presentation in the library of LBGQT+ books.

International Week Presentation
Peter Tasker (PE/Athletics) and Eric Knispel (Science) launched International Week sharing their experiences in the Peace Corps. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today. The week culminates in the International Dinner on Friday. 

Student Voices, Part 2
Mr. Abbott thanked Avi Goldberg '19 for his soundoff on Friday. He said that student voices are vital at Burroughs, which is one of the reasons we have soundoffs. Mr. Abbott agreed that students and faculty should be in conversation long before an event happens to make sure there are not last-minute changes. With this and other concerns, students should feel comfortable making their voices heard, including through Student Congress, Student Court and surveys. Mr. Abbott invited any club or affinity group — as well as any individual student — to reach out to any faculty member if they have something they would like to get feedback about. 

Peanut Butter
Mr. Abbott also addressed the school's recent decision to remove peanut butter from the dining room. In conversations with other schools and area medical experts, the administration discovered that there is not another school in St. Louis that keeps open peanut butter containers in the dining area. We have 42 students with nut allergies, and some of those are extreme. Despite attempts to keep these students safe by placing them in nut-free areas of the dining room, cross-contamination is still occurring, and causing health problems — sometimes severe ones. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe in the dining room.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Congratulations to the boys basketball team — they had a great game last night, and are having a great season.

Grades 9-12 Grandparents Morning is today. Please welcome our guests. 

Announcements
*Empty Bowls: Everyone is invited to this potluck dinner tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm in the dining room. All proceeds will go to Urban Harvest STL whose executive director spoke to students about equitable access to fresh, affordable and healthy food.
*GAP Raffle: There's still time to buy raffle tickets to have your favorite faculty member don a cow's suit for a day. Winners will be announced on Monday.
*Legally Blonde: Tickets ($15) are on sale in the bookstore for performances of the musical at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday. They are still in need of one usher for Saturday's show.  If you’re interested, sign up on the theatre call board — you’ll get a free ticket and your choice of seat. 
*Spectrum: Next week is Pride Week, and there are lots of fun activities planned, including dress-up days. Next Friday, before the International Dinner, there will be a Pride Celebration, including an open mic night where you can present poetry, songs or standup comedy. More details to come next week.

Student Voices
Avi Goldberg ’19 spoke about disagreements between faculty and seniors on topics such as dress-up days, chanting at athletic events and eating contests. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Grades 9-12 Grandparents Morning is on Friday.

Announcements
*Empty Bowls: Everyone is invited to this potluck dinner from 5:30 to 7 pm in the dining room. All proceeds will go to Urban Harvest STL whose executive director spoke to students about equitable access to fresh, affordable and healthy food.
*GAP Raffle: There's still time to buy raffle tickets to have your favorite faculty member don a cow's suit for a day.
*Legally Blonde: Tickets ($15) are on sale in the bookstore for performances of the musical at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
*Review: Submit your art and writing before spring break.

Black History Month
Ella Merritt '24 spoke about Dr. Charles Richard Drew who developed ways to process and store blood.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Announcements
*Baron Wolman Photo Raffle: The drawing was held for a signed Wolman photograph. All proceeds ~ $1100 ~ will go to the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund.
*Boys Basketball: Fans wanted at the team's second round district game versus Priory at 5:30 pm today at Ladue.
*Legally Blonde: Tickets ($15) are on sale for the 7:30 pm performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mr. Connor needs a little help with the set ~ drop by the scene shop.

Black History Month
Senior Elle Harris spoke about her dream to be seen ~ for all Blacks to see themselves in literature and movies and mainstream culture and know that they are valued. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations."

Monday, February 25, 2019

Announcements
*BioMed Club: The Club will have a meeting at 7:45 am tomorrow in conference room #1.
*Guild of Geeks: The GoG is sponsoring a group watch of Avengers: Endgame when it is released on April 26 ~ sign up.
*Legally Blonde: Tickets ($15) are on sale for the musical ~ performances at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Haertter Hall. Ushers needed.

Kudos to ...
the girls and boys varsity basketball teams each of whom won their first game in districts. The girls broke a 10-year losing streak to MICDS!

Chess Extravaganza
Chess Club sponsor Mark Smith shared a little of the history of recent chess competition at Burroughs. He said the senior class is a particularly talented group, having won 2nd in state in 7th grade, 1st in state in 8th grade, 2nd in state in 9th, 10th and 11th grades ... with this year's competition to come. He brought in a spokesman from the Saint Louis Chess Club and a Spanish grandmaster Pepe Cuenca who faced off 7th graders Ashley Clarkson and Jack Parsons and then seniors Avi Goldberg and Jason Zhou on stage. Chess boards will be set up in the Commons all day for any and all interested players.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Announcements
*Aim High Club: AHC will sponsor a bake sale next Tuesday.
*All-Student Event: All students are invited to tonight's event from 6 to 9 pm in the field house ~ no charge ~ the theme is jerseys.
*Asian Culture Club: ACC is sponsoring a Bollywood marathon in conference room #2 today.
*Basketball Districts: District play begins tomorrow. JBS girls face MICDS at 3 pm and boys face Parkway North at 1:30 pm ~ both at Ladue.
*GAP Raffle: There's still time to buy raffle tickets to have your favorite faculty member don a cow's suit for a day.
*GEO Tampon Drive: The collection of products continues.
*Legally Blonde: Tickets ($15) are on sale for next week's performances (7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Kudos to ...
Filberto Lopez (Plant Operations) who recently became a U.S. citizen!

Black History Month
Senior Harley King spoke about Marsha P. Johnson, an African-American transgender woman and LGBTQ rights activist.

Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary
Martha McMahon (Computer Science, chair) spoke about Apollo 11 ~ and the human intellect, teamwork, innovation, technology and luck behind the successful mission. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Announcements
*Asian Culture Club: There will be an all-day Bollywood marathon tomorrow in conference room #2.
*GAP Raffle: There's still time to buy raffle tickets to have your favorite faculty member don a cow's suit for a day.
*KUTO: The peer workshop will run from 6 to 7 pm tonight in conference room #2.

Kudos to ...
the chess team, which completed an undefeated season.

Black History Month
Junior Lindsey Okafor delivered a spoken word performance.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Announcements
*All-Student Event: The Class Cup event will be held from 6 to 9 pm in the field house. Sign ups for the dodge ball and chess tournaments close today. Other activities will include apple bobbing and hot dog eating.
*Animal Allies: Meeting at 8:10 am tomorrow in the 2-D studio ... to make cat toys to deliver to a shelter on Saturday.
*Baron Wolman Photograph: Today is the last day to buy raffle tickets to win a signed Baron Wolman photograph.
*Blood Drive: If you're 17 or older, please give blood. Red Cross personnel will be in the field house between 11 am and 5 pm.
*Debate: There will be a meeting at 8:15 am tomorrow in the Newman Auditorium ~ and remember to sign up for the all-school debate by Friday.
*Empty Bowls: Everyone is invited to a dinner of soups, chili, stews and bread ~ largely donated by the JBS community ~ from 5:30 to 7 pm on Friday, March 1. $10/person. All proceeds will benefit Urban Harvest St. Louis.
*KUTO: Peer training around suicide prevention will run from 6 to 7 pm tomorrow in conference room #2.
*Review: There is a meeting at 8 am tomorrow in Mr. Chen's classroom. Art and writing submissions are due before spring break.
*St. Louis Women's Conference: Today is the last day to sign up.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

NEW: Tomorrow ~ Wednesday, February 20 ~ will be a late start day, with assembly beginning at 8:45 am.

Black History Month
Junior Gabby Randall spoke about Fred Hampton, activist and Black Panther Party leader. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Welcome to our guests who have been invited to join the JBS community as 9th grade families next fall.

School will close at 11:40 am today. A buffet lunch will be available and the Commons will remain open for students who need or want to stay.

Announcements
*All-School Debate: Sign up.
*GAP: Raffle tickets are on sale in the bookstore. The faculty member (Mr. Wagner, Mr. Abbott, Mr. Dieffenbach, Ms. Lorencz, Dr. Smith, Mr. McKeown or Mr. Tasker) with the most "votes" will have to wear a cow suit for a day. Proceeds will help Ever purchase a cow and begin his dairy enterprise.
*GEO: The menstrual products drive continues.
*SAP: The Staff Appreciation Project is a new club which will meet next Thursday ~ details to come.
*Spring Break Service Trip: See Ms. Rathert if you're interested in this trip to Memphis the second week of spring break.
*St. Louis Young Women's Conference: See Elle Harris '19 if you're interested in this conference which will feature 11 highly experienced women to speak with high school women on Thursday, March 7. There is a sign up sheet on the Activities Board.

Music Friday
Lucas Bernstein '21, Shayfer Huitt '22 and Phoebe Martyn '22 performed The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and an original piece (which might be titled "She's Like a Cigarette I Can't Put Out" or maybe "She's Not Like the Other Imitators" or ...). See "Campus Candids" later today.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Announcements
*Art Raffle: Tickets are still on sale in the bookstore for the raffle of a 1968 photograph signed by Baron Wolman.
*Crafts Club: Drop by conference room #2 today to make a card.
*Current Events Club: There will be a meeting at 7:45 am on Friday in Dr. Smith's classroom to discuss the U.S. budget, the demise of the rover and the current turmoil in the state of Virginia.
*Extra Hands for ALS: There is a Saturday service project. If you'd like to participate, let Ms. Dillard know and meet up in the Price Road entrance at 10 am.
*GAP Cow Fundraiser: There is a raffle to raise money for Ever to purchase a cow (see entries below). Students who participate will put their tickets into buckets designated for seven faculty members ~ whichever faculty member gets the most tickets, will wear a cow costume for a day. The faculty are Mr. Wagner, Mr. Abbott, Mr. Dieffenbach, Ms. Lorencz, Dr. Smith, Mr. McKeown and Mr. Tasker.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Announcements
*Business Club: Commerce CEO John Kemper '96 will speak to interested students at 8 am tomorrow in conference room #2.
*Class Cup Event: Remember to sign up for chess and/or dodge ball tournaments that will be part of the all-student event from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, February 22 in the field house.
*Comp Sci Club: Everyone is invited to a "code along" after school on Friday in the STAR computer lab. No experience needed!
*Crafts Club: Make your valentines before school on Thursday in the 2-D studio and during the school day in conference room #2.
*French Club: If you'd like to join the club for a Valentine's Day breakfast, meet in the Clayton lot at 7:45 am tomorrow. The group will then head to the City Coffee House & Crêperie in Clayton.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Announcements
*AMC 10-12 Competition: If you're participating, come to the field house before 8 am tomorrow with a pencil and eraser ~ no calculators.
*Spectrum: Spectrum, World Religions and Ted Club are co-sponsoring a discussion of the intersection of religion and the LGBTQIA+ community at 8:10 am on Thursday in Ms. Z's classroom.
*World: If you want to submit a valentine's note, the World will post it on Instagram on Thursday.

Kudos to ...
Eli Hurwitz '19 who won the St Louis Branch competition of the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition. They’ll advance to the national competition in New York City in April. 

Black History Month
Sophomore Isa Rosario-Blake spoke about author, journalist and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Emily Bernard
Author and professor of English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont Emily Bernard read the title essay from her book, Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine. After assembly, she spoke with students, and tonight she will speak at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. The St. Louis County Library Foundation brought Dr. Bernard to St. Louis as part of its Black History Celebration. Dr. Bernard came to Burroughs thanks to her lifelong friendship with Dr. DesPrez (chair, English Department).

Monday, February 11, 2019

Late starts on Wednesday and Thursday

Announcements
*Crafts Club: Materials to make valentine's cards will be available all day Thursday, first in the 2-D studio and later in conference room #2.
*GAP: The club will handle concessions at today's basketball games vs. Clayton. Proceeds will go to Ever to help him buy a cow. (see February 7 entry.)
*GEO: The club is launching its tampon drive ~ bins will be at both of the main entrances and under the Activities board in the Commons.
*Model UN Impact Club: This new club will hold its first meeting at 8 am on Wednesday in Dr. Koropchak's classroom. Part of the agenda will be sustainable development goals and members showed this video to illustrate.
*Review: The next meeting is at 8 am on Wednesday in Mr. Chen's classroom. Keep submitting: "If you write it, we want to read it!"

ISACS Visiting Teams
Mr. Abbott introduced members of the visiting teams who are on campus to observe our History, FACS, Computer Science and IT & Engineering Departments.

Blood Drive
A spokeswoman for the American Red Cross thanked the Burroughs community for once again sponsoring a blood drive: 11 am to 5 pm in the field house. Donors need to be 16 or older (16-year-olds need a signed permission slip), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. The spokeswoman said that school drives account for about 20 percent of the blood supply in our area, serving about 70 hospitals. She said the Red Cross is currently in "emergency plea" mode.

Black History Month
Senior Sofia Di Lodovico spoke about contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley who paints regal portraits of everyday people. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Announcements
*Black History Month Concert: The concert, featuring Peter Martin and Anita Jackson, is tonight at 7 pm in the Commons. Plant Ops will start clearing the Commons at 2 pm.
*Games of the Week: The varsity basketball games at MICDS on Friday will be pink-outs.
*GAP: The club is raising money to buy a cow for Ever, a Nicaraguan who wants to start a dairy farm. Peter Tasker (AD, Modern Languages) befriended Ever in their mutual work for the Fabretto Children's Foundation. Profits from concession sales at Monday's boys varsity basketball game vs. Clayton will go to the cause.
*SLAMUN: If you're interested in participating in the February 27 session, see Mr. Bang today.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Announcements
*Animal Allies: The club will show a documentary about service dogs after school tomorrow in the 2-D studio.
*Summer Days: Any rising 9th through 12th grader who might be interested in volunteering with this two-week summer camp should contact Coach Clark. Click HERE for some background.

Canned Food Drive Sculptures
Images of many of the sculptures created out of cans and other non-perishables by advisories last semester were shown, and the winners of the competition were named.

Black History Month
Senior Bella Strawbridge spoke about writer and political activist Eldridge Cleaver whose words, warnings and hope, penned 50 years ago, still resonate today. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations" later today.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Announcements
*All-School Debate: Sign up sheets for each division (7/8, 9/10 and 11/12) are posted around campus.
*Bonsack Gallery Raffle: Raffle tickets for a signed Baron Wolman photograph (currently on exhibit in the Bonsack Gallery) are available in the bookstore. All proceeds will benefit the California Wildfire Relief Fund.
*Vintage Athletic Wear: Check out "vintage" gear, beginning at 9 am today in the athletic center arrival court.

PRAXIS Week
The 2019 PRAXIS Week will be from June 3 to June 7. Applications are due by February 15. All 9th, 10th and 11th graders are eligible. Click HERE for a glimpse of last year's inaugural PRAXIS Week. Contact Ms. Keeley with questions.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Tuesday and Thursday are late start days and Friday there will be no classes.

On Friday, faculty and staff will engage in a professional development exercise organized by the school's safety committee.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Announcement
*Black History Month: Anyone who would like to speak in assembly next week about African Americans whose contributions have not been fully recognized is welcome to do so. Please see Ms. Fischer.

Learn, Work Hard & Serve
Wash U's Dr. Will Ross spoke to students about serving — and taking responsibility for — the larger good. See "Latest News and Assembly Presentations."

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Announcement
*Class Cup Competition
~ drum roll please ... the current standings are as follows: the juniors are in first place followed by the seniors, sophomores, 7th graders, 8th graders, freshmen and faculty/staff.
~ mark your calendars ... an evening of student competitions to raise class standings will begin at 6 pm on Friday, February 22 in the field house ... contests will include dodge ball and chess tournaments, musical chairs, hot dog eating and more.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Announcement
*Spectrum: Spectrum will discuss the status of LGBT civil rights (especially in the context of the recent assault on Empire actor Jussie Smollett) during a meeting tomorrow at 8 am in 313 Brauer.

Pink House Down
Mr. Abbott told students that in the next several weeks the pink house (just west of our Clayton Road parking lot) will be torn down. The area will be graveled over and should be available for additional parking by spring break.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Announcements
*Bake Sale: The junior class is holding a bake sale today.
*KUTO Training: Part 2 of peer training will run from 6 to 7 pm tomorrow in conference room #2.
*PRAXIS Week: Applications to participate in this summer's week-long PRAXIS Week are due by February 15 to Ms. Keeley. Click HERE for information about last year's inaugural program.
*Swimming: The seniors' last home meet is today at 4 pm vs. Villa ~ fans wanted!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Dance Show. Well done!

Welcome home to our THIMUN delegation.

Announcements
*Baron Wolman Photograph: Raffle tickets ($10) to win a signed Baron Wolman photograph are on sale in the bookstore through February 20. The winner will select one of the photographs in the 1968: A Portrait of Rock & Roll exhibition in the Bonsack Gallery. All proceeds will go to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund. 
*Debate Club: The club will meet at 8:15 am tomorrow in the Newman Auditorium (STAR).
*GAP: GAP will meet at 8 am tomorrow in the athletics conference room.
*Hockey Fights Cancer: The winners of the HFC raffle were announced. The drive raised $2175.
*Princeton's Triangle Club: Students who would like to attend the Triangle Club's performance at 7 pm tomorrow night at Chaminade may pick up free tickets at the JBS front desk. The Triangle Club is the oldest touring collegiate comedy group in the U.S. Ellie Kemper '98 is a TC alum.
*Robotics: The upper school robotics team is going to the state qualifiers on February 9.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Announcements
*Dance Show: Tickets ($10) are on sale for the 7:30 pm performances tonight and tomorrow night.
*Friends for Football: Connors Sheehan '20 announced a collection for football gear for African immigrants ~ boxes are in the Commons.
*Summer Opportunities Fair: The SOF is from 10 am to 3 pm tomorrow ~ expect lots of cars!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Announcements
*Basketball Game: Boys C1 takes on Logos at 4 pm in the Athletic Center.
*Dance Show: Tickets ($10) are on sale in the bookstore for the 7:30 pm performances on Friday and Saturday.
*Ice Hockey: Support the team as it faces Ladue at 8:45 pm on Friday at Webster. And please continue to support Hockey Fights Cancer.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The best news of the day: Charlie James McKeown was born yesterday! Everyone is doing fine and is healthy. Feel free to reach out to Mr. McKeown to say congratulations.

With so many juniors and seniors at THIMUN this week, there's plenty of room on the schedule for assembly on Thursday and Friday. If you've been wanting to make an announcement or do a presentation, feel free to sign up.

Announcements
*Dance Show: It's happening this Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, and looks to be a full house both nights. The show starts at 7 pm and tickets are available at the bookstore for $10. Ushers are needed for Saturday: you'll get free admission to the show, and the chance to choose your seat. Sign up on the theatre call board if you are interested; on Saturday, arrive by 6:45 pm, and check in with Mr. Battles.
*Environmental Awareness Club: There's a meeting tomorrow morning at 8:15 am in Ms. Walther's room.
*Wrestling: There's a tri-meet varsity wrestling match today at 4:30 pm, with Burroughs, Maplewood and Bishop DuBourg.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Thanks to everyone who traveled through the snow to participate in the lock-in/poverty simulation on Sunday, and for everyone who spent the day Monday engaged volunteer activities for the annual MLK Day of Service.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the exhibit in the Bonsack Gallery, about the music of 1968. Feel free to sit in the bean bag chairs, but very careful with the lava lamps — they are delicate and should not be touched. 

Announcements
*Dance Show: Tickets ($10) are on sale in the bookstore for the January 25 and 26 performances.
*Girls’ C Basketball: There's a game tonight at 5:30 pm at Westminster. 
*Guild of Geeks: Those who are new to gaming and want to learn how to make characters, come learn how today, tomorrow and Thursday at 3-3:40 pm in Mr. Salomon’s room (312 in the STAR). 
*Hockey Team: They are raising money for Hockey Fights Cancer, with a final donation drive during Saturday night’s game against Ladue, 8:45 pm at Webster Ice Rink. The fundraiser this week is a raffle, with prizes including a David Backes Blues jersey and two tickets to an upcoming Blues game. Buy raffle tickets at the bookstore ($10 for the first one, which includes a $5 ticket to the game, and $5 thereafter). The drawing will happen at next Monday's assembly.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Announcements
*Basketball: Fans are a must for Monday's games vs. MICDS ~ 4:30 pm start for girls, 6 pm start for boys.
*Bio Drey Land Counselors: Any senior who would like to be a Bio Drey Land counselor must submit the application to Ms. Bahe by midnight.
*Bonsack Gallery: The opening of 1968, A Portrait of Rock and Roll is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm today.
*Dance Show: Tickets ($10) are on sale in the bookstore for the January 25 and 26 performances.
*Ice Hockey Raffle: The Bomber ice hockey team is going to run a raffle to raise funds for Hockey Fights Cancer. Stay tuned for details.
*THIMUN: Mr. Abbott wished our THIMUN delegation a good trip!

1968 Music!
Teachers, students, a parent pro and a guest vocalist performed a handful of 1968 favorites: Otis Redding's (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, the Beatles' Hey Jude, and Dionne Warwick's Do You Know the Way to San Jose. Fingers crossed that we will have pictures and a video clip to post on "Campus Candids" later today.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Before assembly began, a slide show of student, faculty and staff photographs taken over winter break were shown. They will be on exhibit in the Kuehner Gallery.

Announcement
*Star Wars Trivia: Grade-level winners of the recent Star Wars trivia competition were announced. Ryan Fogarty '22 took top honors.

We Can't Be Bystanders
Drew Battles (Theatre) spoke to students about a racial slur that was written in the snow last Friday. He commended (without attribution) the student who saw, removed and reported it. While no one knows who wrote the slur — student, faculty, staff, visitor — Battles condemned the action and reminded us that we can't be bystanders. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Announcements
*Debate Club: The club will meet at 8:15 am tomorrow in the athletics conference room.
*GEO: Everyone is welcome to make signs tomorrow in the Makerspace for Saturday's Women's March.
*TED Club: A discussion of immigration will begin at 8 am tomorrow in the green room.

Heads Up
While Plant Ops is trying to remove much of the snow and ice on campus roof tops, please pay attention to the signs. 

Music Wednesday
Seniors Olivia Lamb and Bella Strawbridge performed Leonard Cohen's "Halleluiah" and sophomore Madison Nelson (accompanied by Jerry Estes, Music) sang Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man." Madison then played and sang The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name." See "Campus Candids" later today

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Announcements
*Community Service: Director of service learning, Meghan Rathert, shared some slides from recent community service projects and thanked participants. She also reminded everyone of additional opportunities on MLK Day of Service.
*KUTO:  There will be peer helping training from 6 to 7 pm on Wednesday is conference room #2.
*Star Wars Trivia: SW trivia will be going on all day in Mr. Salomon's classroom.
*Trivia Club: There will be a practice quiz bowl at 7:45 am on Thursday in the academic support area. And one more fact: Today marks the centennial for several meaningful events but one that stands out is the Boston molasses flood in 1919.

An Homage to Fred Rogers
Brian Connor (Sustainability) paid tribute to Fred Rogers. "Who would have guessed that the kindest , most trusted man on television not only wanted you to be his neighbor, but also wanted you to care for the planet?"

Monday, January 14, 2019

Climate Survey
Mr. Abbott briefly described the climate survey which he asked all students, faculty and staff to take before first period today. He explained that the main purpose of the survey is to find how how it actually feels to be a student at JBS ~ from every individual perspective.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Announcements
*6-Word Memoir: A collage of sophomore 6-word memoirs on race are posted outside the Newman Auditorium.
*MLK Day of Service: After a lock-in/poverty simulation on January 20, students will engage in community service on the 21st. Questions? Interested? Contact Ms. Rathert.

Quiz Bowl
Members of the faculty faced off with members of the student body in a quiz bowl. Both teams put in impressive showings but the faculty prevailed. Participants included Dr. Dowdall (history), Mr. Barnes (classics), Mrs. Bledsoe (math), Dr. Koropchak (English) and Dr. Winters (science), sophomore Will DePlanty, juniors John Woodruff, Ann Zhang and Penny Zheng, and senior Ethan Wang.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

It Was Really Just a Joke ... Not!
Mr. Abbott reminded students not to post anything "you wouldn't want me or your grandmother to see." What might seem just silly can be truly hurtful and offensive, particularly to people who are under-represented (religion, gender identity, ethnicity, etc.). He also mentioned that the third annual school climate survey will be administered next week to measure how it feels to be a student at Burroughs.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Importance of Effort and Practice
During advisory today, upper school students may discuss their first-semester reports. Mr. Abbott urged students to focus on their individual growth. While it is tempting for students to compare themselves to one another and to honor high grades, students really ought to think about how much they've learned and improved. Abbott said we often honor the phenom or the natural, when the real honor should go to those who work hard, are passionate and are prepared. He encouraged everyone to have a growth mindset: IQ is not fixed.

Music Wednesday
Accompanied by Paul Salomon (Math, Makerspace), senior Juliet Mahony sang Sara Bareilles' "Bluebird" and "She Used to Be MIne." See "Campus Candids" later today.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Announcements
*Guild of Geeks: There will be a Star Wars trivia quiz next Tuesday in S312 (Mr. Salomon's classroom).
*Hispanic Culture Club: Last Sunday was El Dio de Los Reyes (Three Kings' Day, Feast of Epiphany) ~ particularly special to children in Latin America and Spain who leave straw in shoes/boxes to be replaced with gifts.
*Trivia Club: Last Friday was National Trivia Day and club leader Nathan Peng '19 shared talked about foreign-accent trauma, idea-phobia and e-sports scholarships.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Announcements
*Alums on Ellen: At 3 pm today, Jake Bain '18 and Hunter Sigmund '18 are scheduled to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The program will be shown in Haertter Hall.
*Break Photography: Mr. Newman (Fine Arts, school photographer) reminded students to submit by Friday one to five images taken over break for an exhibit in the Kuehner Gallery.
*Environmental Awareness: The club will have a meeting at 8 am tomorrow in Ms. Goran's classroom in the STAR.
*Real Estate: Within the next week or so, Aim High and the Parents Council will take over the space on the lower level of the Brauer Building, made available when IT&E moved to the STAR.

Fall Sports Awards
Peter Tasker, AD, and coaches presented awards to more than six dozen upper school students for team and individual successes during the fall season. See "Latest News & Assembly Presentations" tomorrow.