Assembly Announcements

Announcements
*Asian Affinity Group:
The Asian Affinity Group will meet at 5:30 pm today in the Newman Auditorium.
*Common Day: Today is a Common Day. Students in grades 7-10 will meet in advisory; 11th graders will meet in the Newman Auditorium; and 12th graders will meet in the Commons.
*Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code will hear from present parent Srujana Velaga, an applications development manager, at 8 am tomorrow in the Computer Science lab (STAR Building). All are welcome.
*God of Carnage: Upper-school students will perform God of Carnage this weekend, with performances at 7:30 pm Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, and at 2:30 pm Sunday, April 28, in the Salomon Black Box Theater. Tickets ($10) are available in the bookstore. Please note, seating in the theater is very limited and shows may sell out.
*Hispanic Culture Club: The Hispanic Culture Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in the FACS Room (STAR Building).
*Model UN: The Model UN Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Dr. Koropchak's room (108) to practice lobbying, collaboration, and debate skills. 
*Ping Pong Club: The Ping Pong Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Memorial Gym.
*Pride Week: Today's special assembly focused on the Lavender Scare, the Cold War-era dismissal of gay and lesbian employees from government service based on unfounded fears about national security.
*Scholar/Athlete Signing Day: Immediately after 8th period, the Athletics and College Counseling departments will celebrate students in the senior class who have committed to playing a sport at the collegiate level. All are welcome to attend this celebration in the Commons.

Announcements
*Asian Affinity: The Asian Affinity Group will meet at 5:30 pm tomorrow in the Newman Auditorium to finalize plans for AAPI Month (May).
*God of Carnage: Upper-school students will perform God of Carnage this weekend, with performances at 7:30 pm Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, and at 2:30 pm Sunday, April 28, in the Salomon Black Box Theater. Tickets ($10) are available in the bookstore. Please note, seating in the theater is very limited and shows may sell out.
*Pride Week: Today’s Pride Week presentation focused on the history and contributions of people of color within the LGBTQIA+ community. Several key figures and civil rights organizations were highlighted for their important work in advancing queer rights.
*Review Preview: The annual Review Preview will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Friday, May 3. Students interested in performing during this event (similar to a mini Commons Cafe) can sign up on the Student Activities Canvas page.

Announcements
*Chouteau Island Cleanup:
The Montgomery Plan will host its annual Chouteau Island Cleanup on Tuesday, April 30 (a scheduled day off from school). Students in all grades are welcome; for more information and to sign up, please visit the Montgomery Plan Canvas page.
*Cooking Club: The Cooking Club will meet at 5:15 pm Friday, April 26, in the FACS room (STAR Building). Students interested in attending can sign up via the Google Form on the Student Activities Canvas page.
*Earth Day: Happy Earth Day! Members of the Green Team shared some simple ways to help protect our planet, such as carpooling, avoiding single-use plastic, shopping more sustainably, and contacting legislators to advocate for healthy climate policies.
*Girls Who Code: Girls Who Code will host a guest speaker from Siemens Digital Industries Software at 8 am Thursday, April 25, in the Computer Science lab (STAR Building). All are welcome.
*Learning to Disagree: Author and current JBS parent John Inazu, PhD, will discuss his newest book, Learning to Disagree, from 6:30 to 8 pm Thursday, April 25, in the Newman Auditorium (STAR Building). This event is part of the JBS Community & Equity Partnership's ongoing Civil Discourse Series. All are welcome and encouraged to attend; click here for more information and to RSVP. 
*Pride Week: This week is JBS Pride Week. To kick things off, members of the History Department spoke about the experiences of queer individuals at JBS, sharing anonymous comments from a Spectrum survey. Special presentations will continue in assembly throughout the week. 
*Spectrum: Spectrum will meet at 8 am Thursday, April 25, in the MakerSpace. The club will also host drop-in hours in the MakerSpace throughout the week; students are invited to stop by during free periods to work on Pride-themed crafts.

Announcements
*Potpourri:
The final winners of this year's student raffle were announced. Students may purchase Shake Shack from the Potpourri Restaurant today.
*Soccer: The girls varsity soccer team plays Parkway Central at 4 pm today on Beckman Field.
*SPENSA: Students interested in volunteering at tomorrow's SPENSA session (8:30 am on Field 2 at the soccer park in Fenton) should sign up via the Google Form on the Montgomery Plan Canvas page. Upon arrival at the soccer park, please meet at the base of the steps.
*Spring Play: The spring play, God of Carnage, opens next weekend with performances at 7:30 pm Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, and 2:30 pm Sunday, April 28 in the Salomon Black Box Theatre. Tickets will be available in the bookstore after 5th period today; please note, seating in the black box is limited and shows may sell out.
*Winter Sports Awards: Athletic director Peter Tasker and varsity coaches congratulated student-athletes who have been honored by the local press and various league organizations for their performance in winter sports. A full list will be available on our website later today.

Announcements
*Animal Allies: 
There are four spots left at this weekend's day of service hosted by Animal Allies. This volunteer opportunity (9 to 11:30 am Sunday, April 21, at the Animal House Cat Rescue & Adoption Center) is open to all students. Please contact Ms. Allison (Fine Arts) if you'd like to attend. Students who have already signed up were reminded to turn in completed permission slips to Ms. Allison by tomorrow.
*Potpourri: "The Happiest Week of the Year" continues! Jewelry, books, and the Potpourri restaurant (featuring Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, and Shake Shack) open today. Members of the JBS community are also invited to shop the Potpourri pre-sale from 4 to 5 pm today in the field house; the line for entry will begin at 3 pm. Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the student raffle.
*Publications: The application for leadership in any publications due Monday, April 22 (yearbook, the world, the review). No late applications will be accepted.
*Music Assembly: Owen Front '25 performed "In the Kitchen" by Renée Rapp, accompanied on piano by Ms. Pietz (Performing Arts).
*Student Congress: Student body president Monét Witherspoon '24 thanked the student body, fellow members of Congress, faculty sponsors Mrs. Grantham and Mrs. Gillanders, and her chiefs of staff Ryan Seavee '24 and Aarnavi Paduru '24 for all of their support throughout the 2023-2024 school year. She also congratulated Charlie Desai '25 on becoming the school's next student body president.