Daily Assembly Announcements

*Assembly Announcements
: Assembly has been tightly scheduled this year due to late-start days, but with the seniors off campus, the 9th graders having their ‘Drey Land’ experience and many students in AP exams, there is a lot of room for announcements this week and early next. If your club, group or team has an announcement, or if you’d like to perform, take advantage of the extra time on the schedule. 
*Auction: Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for the faculty/staff raffle. Congratulations to Ms. Yetter, the winner! 
*Sunday Funday: The first in-person Sunday Funday of the year is from 2 to 3 pm in the courtyard at Crestview Senior Living. Students are invited to sing, play an instrument or recite a poem. Note that no piano is available, and due to spacing requirements, only students may attend (no parents). If you’d like to participate, sign up on the Montgomery Canvas page with your name and your act.

Good luck to everyone getting ready for AP Exams next week, and to all of the athletics teams finishing their regular season and heading into districts!

*Drey Land
: The 9th graders head out today for their “Drey Land” experience.
*Vaccinations: Yesterday the JBS Health Office sent an email to JBS families with links to register for vaccine appointments this weekend and early next week. The vaccines are expected to be approved today for those 12 to 15, so make your appointment and let our health office know when you have received your first and second shots.


Reminder: We are on a Common Day schedule today.

*Food Drive
: Several cities in the metro area, including Ladue, are partnering with the St. Louis Area Food Bank for Mayors for Meals, a collection drive for food and cleaning supplies. In Ladue, you can drop off donations from 9 am to noon on Saturday, May 8 at City Hall (9345 Clayton Road). For more information, reach out to Elizabeth Clarke ’23.
*JBS Auction: Students may purchase auction raffle tickets on behalf of faculty and staff to win a three-night stay the Inn at Hermanhoff in Herman, Missouri. Tickets are $5 each and are available in the bookstore. The winner will be announced on May 10.
*Vaccinations: In the next few days, the Pfizer vaccine will be approved for use for those ages 12 to 15. There have been inquiries about a vaccine clinic for younger students at Burroughs, but approval and organization of these clinics can take some time. Mr. Abbott’s recommendation is for students to talk to their parents, work with their pediatrician or visit a pharmacy, and get vaccinated as soon as possible.



*Engineering Fundamentals
: Mrs. Keeley gave an update on the Engineering Fundamental’s Clean Water Project: thanks to their purchase of bracelets, JBS students raised $1500 in addition to the $1500 that was raised in the fall, and this allowed Global STEM Squads to complete the build of a water system for a school in El Limon, Panama. The system will be ready for students when they return in the fall. 

Kudos to…
students who received accolades for their work on the National Latin Exam: Niko Theodos ’22 and Teddy Gillanders ’22 (cum laude); Uma Rayani’23  and Eliot Barnes ’22 (summa cum laude); Annie Gill ’22, Jacob Tuteur ’23, Julius Hollander-Bodie ’22, Ethan Jick ’22 and Katie Holekamp ’21 (maxima cum laude) and Maddy Pass ’23, Grant Dahl ’23, Yara Levin ’22, Arushi Katyal ’22, Nathanial Doty ’21 and Samuel Wang ’21 (summa cum laude/gold medal).

Review Preview:
Sea Gira ’22 performed Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique. See “Campus Candids” later today.

Congratulations to Ms. Zmudczynski (English) on the birth of a baby boy yesterday! Leslie Layton Zmudczynski and his parents are doing great.

*AP Exams
: Testing begins today in Memorial Gym, Academic Support and in classrooms on the first floor of the Brauer Building. Please be mindful during passing periods, and keep noise down as much as possible. All test-takers should report to their testing locations by 7:30 am for morning exams and 12:30 pm for afternoon exams. Due to AP testing on the third floor of the Brauer Building (in Academic Support), access to the hallway will be restricted.
*Field Day: Students have until 5 pm tonight to fill out the Field Day form (sent by Mrs. Grantham), listing their shirt size and indicating whether they’d like to participate in a tug-of-war.
*JBS Auction: Students may purchase auction raffle tickets on behalf of faculty and staff to win a three-night stay the Inn at Hermanhoff in Herman, Missouri. Tickets are $5 each and are available in the bookstore. The winner will be announced on May 10.
*Math Club: The club has partnered with puzzle makers Great Outdoors, and they are making puzzles for a fundraiser. They are setting up a team of elite puzzle makers to meet throughout May and over break. There’s a sign-up form on the Student Government page. If you’d like more information, email Chris Perez ’22 or Julius Hollander-Bodie ’22.
*Montgomery Plan: Empty Bowls was a success, raising $1,477 for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Thanks to everyone who came out. MP will meet at 8 am tomorrow in the Newman Aud to recap Empty Bowls and discuss ongoing initiatives including Sunday Fundays and summer volunteer opportunities. New club leadership will also be introduced.

Kudos to ….
the baseball team, which won the JBS tournament!

Review Preview
Molly Magarian ’25 performed Kathryn Gallagher’s “Whatever You Can Do.” See “Campus Candids” later today.