Latest News

Keep reading for news from the Family Network, the bookstore, Potpourri, and Unique Boutique.

Family Network

The JBS Family Network promotes communication and the exchange of ideas on adolescence and parenting through many on-campus events, such as book clubs, parenting together programs, parent-to-parent events, and more. All parents are always welcome to attend all Family Network events.

Parenting Book Club
Parenting Together: the 7th Grade Year
Thursday, April 18, 8:30 to 9:30 am, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
What to Expect in 8th Grade.

Faculty-led Book Club
Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 pm, Conference Room 3 
Jamie Wagner (Social Studies/World Civilizations) leads a discussion of Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire

JBS Dad and Father Figure Event 
Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm talk 
Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Ned Presnall, Executive Director of Clayton Behavioral and Adjunct Professor at Washington University discusses "Love with Limits: Celebrating, Supporting, and Protecting our Teens." All JBS fathers and father figures are welcome to attend. 

Parenting Together: The 12th grade Year
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, Newman Auditorium
Jennifer Jones, JBS Counseling & Wellness Department, leads a discussion titled "What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College."

Parenting Together: the 9th Grade Year
Wednesday, May 1, Noon to 1pm, Fonference rooms 1 & 2
Expectations of the JBS Sophomore and How to Support Your Student, led by Scott Deken and Sally Kilbride. 

Parenting Together: the 8th grade Year
Thursday, May 2, 8:30 am, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Scott Deken (9th and 10th Grade Principal) and Kim Bouldin-Jones, JBS Counseling & Wellness Department, lead a discussion titled "What to Expect in 9th Grade." 

Family Network Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 8:30 am, Conference Room 2 

—Co-chairs Kellie Hynes & Julie Hyken

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities 

Looking for a fun way to get involved and interact with the students? The bookstore has a few remaining shifts available for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to be added to the substitute list, please contact Kirsten Schultz, JBS bookstore co-chair. Also, make sure to start the year off right with your JBS fanwear favorites. 

—Co-chairs Kirsten Schultz, Rachel Wilkins and Rachel Rackers


Potpourri 2019 is less than a month away! The last sort day is Friday, April 12, and the last day to drop items at the Clayton lot trailer is Wednesday, April 10. Our volunteers have put in countless hours of sorting and boxing donated items over the last nine months and we are ready to move in. There are many ways you can still be a part of the fun:

  • Sign up to volunteer for a shift or two. We have weekends, weekdays and evenings available, so everyone should be able to find something that works with their schedule. See the excitement and experience the fun firsthand, whether you're working the restaurant or browsing the books.
  • Bake something (or donate store-bought baked goods) for our student bakery on Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25. We're looking for bagels, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, donuts and more! New this year, and very important: we cannot accept baked goods containing nuts.
  • Purchase raffle tickets ($3 each, 10 for $25) online through Friday, April 19 or in the Bookstore Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25. Prizes include Apple air pods, an Apple Watch, a pass to be the first shopper in Recycled Rags, gift cards to local restaurants and more. 
  • Spread the word!  Let your friends, neighbors and co-workers know about Potpourri — admission is free, and it's open to everyone.  New this year: credit and debit cards are accepted! 

The pre-sale for the JBS community is Thursday, April 25 from 4 to 5 pm. Check in at the table near the 9th & 10th grade Commons to get your wristband for sale access. Potpourri itself happens Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 1 pm. A huge thank you to those who have already volunteered, and a thanks in advance to those who would like to join us during these next few weeks. Potpourri can only happen because of the amazing Burroughs community, your help is greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you all during Potpourri week!

—Co-chairs Mary Tricamo-Park, Ben Park, Kristin Pass and Daryl Rosen-Huitt

"Latest News" is updated in conjunction with the mailing of the Parent Newsletter. (The next one will be mailed in mid-September.)