Assembly Announcements

Announcements
*Cheerleading: The varsity cheer squad will compete in its regional competition Sunday at Lindenwood University; the squad will go on around 2 pm. Tickets are available here.
*Chris Front: Mr. Abbott shared that Chris Front (History, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs) has accepted a new position as the head of school at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. Mr. Front will work at Burroughs through the 2022-23 school year.
*Football: The varsity football team plays at Priory at 2 pm tomorrow. The theme is "whiteout."
*Middle School Math Club: The Middle School Math Club will meet after school today in Mr. Taff's room (217).
*Science Olympiad: The Science Olympiad competes at 23 team events focused on a variety of scientific disciplines throughout the year  Students will receive an email from their principals soon with more information about how to apply.

Announcements
*Challenger Baseball: 
The annual Challenger Baseball event for kids with disabilities will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 pm Sunday at Burroughs. Student leaders are looking for about 10 more volunteers from grades 10-12 to participate as buddies.
*Music Assembly: Mr. Abbott encouraged interested students to sign up soon to perform during a Music Assembly this school year. To sign up, students can email performances@jburroughs.org.

Announcements
*Common Day:
It is a Common Day today. Juniors will meet in the Newman Auditorium, 10th graders in Haertter Hall, 9th graders on the squash courts, and 8th graders in the choral room; seniors and 7th graders are off campus today.
*GEO:  The Gender Equity Organization will meet at 8:15 am tomorrow in the dance studio to discuss the ongoing Iranian protests over the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police. All are welcome.
*Hispanic Heritage Month: Sophia Frater '25 spoke about her Mexican heritage, sharing photos of delicious breads her family serves at its restaurant in Tepoztlán, a town south of Mexico City.

Announcements
*Blue & Gold Weekend:
Mr. Abbott thanked students, parents, faculty, staff, and fans for a great Blue & Gold Spirit Weekend. He also expressed his gratitude for SAGE Dining and the entire plant ops team for their hard work over the weekend to accommodate large crowds and rainy conditions. For a 90-second video recap of the weekend's festivities, click here
*Clayton Road Desk: Mr. Abbott reminded students that the Clayton Road Desk is off limits and that students should be respectful of the space when it's not in use.
*Drey Land: Seventh graders are at Drey Land this week. Group 1 left Sunday and will return tomorrow, when Group 2 makes its trip to the Ozarks.
*GEO: The Gender Equity Organization will meet at 8:15 am Thursday in the dance studio to discuss the ongoing Iranian protests over the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police. All are welcome.
*Greece Trip: Mr. Barnes (Classics) shared photos from this summer's Greece trip, highlighting art, architecture, food, and even felines that the group encountered during their travels. The trip, which occurs every three years, is open to students, alumni, and past and present parents.
*Music Assembly: Students interested in performing during a Music Assembly should email performances@jburroughs.org for more information.

Announcements
*Blue & Gold Spirit Weekend: Assembly opened with a photo compilation of past Blue & Gold festivities. Mr. Abbott then spoke about the late Lt. Roz Schulte '02, who lost her life to a roadside bomb near Kabul. She is remembered as a very active student-athlete who loved Spirit Week, so her family and friends established the Roz Schulte '02 Spirit Fund, which (among other things) covers the cost of the student-designed Spirit Week T-shirts handed out each year.

Tonight's Blue & Gold Spirit Weekend festivities kick off at 6:15 pm with the student picnic, followed by the pep rally and bonfire; students should be picked up by 8:30 pm. Students and their families are all encouraged to attend tomorrow's Fun Run (8 am), Family Picnic (noon), and athletic games against MICDS (all day).

*C Soccer: The boys C soccer team plays at 4:15 pm today at MICDS. The theme is Spirit Week T-shirts.
*Danna Drive Car Wash: The Danna Drive will host a car wash from 2:30 to 4:30 pm Sunday in the Price Road Lot to raise money for Almost Home, a St. Louis nonprofit that empowers young mothers to break the cycle of generational poverty. Volunteers are needed to work at the car wash and to sell car wash tickets during this weekend's Blue & Gold events; students can sign up for either volunteer opportunity on the Montgomery Plan Canvas page.
*Guild of Geeks: The Guild of Geeks will host its weekly board game session after school today in Mr. Solomon's room. Students can also play Magic the Gathering in the classroom next door.