Assembly Announcements

*Black History Month: 
In honor of Black History Month, 10 students performed a majorette dance. Majorette dancing, which dates back to the late 1960s, is a high-energy, rhythmic and synchronized style of dance that draws from modern dance, jazz, ballet, stepping, and hip hop.
*Film Club: The Film Club will host a screening of Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) at 6 pm Friday, February 10 in the Newman Auditorium.
*Ice Hockey: Congratulations to the ice hockey team on two important wins over the weekend, and good luck to them in tonight's game against Parkway West (8:40 pm at Fenton Forum Ice Arena). A win tonight will earn the Bombers a berth in the next round.
*ISACS Visiting Team: Mr. Abbott welcomed nine visitors from ISACS (Independent School Association of the Central States), Burroughs's accrediting body. This year, ISACS members will spend time in the Classics, Science, and Fine Arts departments.
*Robotics Team: The Robotics Team recently competed in the St. Louis South League Qualifier. As part of the winning alliance, the team will advance to compete at the state level on Saturday, March 4. A trophy was presented to the school.

*All-School Event: This weekend's all-school event begins at 6:30 pm Saturday, February 4, in the field house. Student Congress revealed the lineup of faculty and staff members who have agreed to be "pied" in the face by students during the event; other festivities will include games and light refreshments.
*Basketball: The varsity basketball teams play Lutheran North High School tomorrow evening at home (girls at 5:30 pm and boys at 7 pm).
*Black History Month Concert: All are invited to this year's Black History Month Concert, featuring Grammy-winning jazz pianist and Burroughs past parent Peter Martin. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm tonight in the Commons.
*Film Club: Students are encouraged to vote on the Film Club's next movie for an upcoming screening; a form will be shared via email later today.

*Black History Month: Jah'de Alexander '23 spoke about the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. Jah'de highlighted a number of the late actor's film credits, sharing some of the roles that he feels illuminate symbols of Black excellence and help connect African-American audiences with their heritage, including Black Panther, Get On Up, 42, Marshall, and Da 5 Bloods.

"We're all looking for heroes that we can identify with," Jah'de said.

Quoting an article from The Guardian, Jah'de ended his presentation saying: "Chadwick Boseman began his career playing African American icons and pioneers; he ends it as one himself. His career has been cut tragically short, but his achievements, as an actor and as a cultural force, will surely prove to be as heroic as those of the characters he portrayed. At the very least, he leaves the film-making landscape looking very different to how it was when he entered it."

*Black History Month:
Today is the first day of Black History Month. Brooke Jones '26 and Sabie Witt '26 kicked off Burroughs's celebration, highlighting this year's theme selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History — "Black Resistance" — and inviting students, faculty, and staff to explore additional resources available in the JBS library. Burroughs's Black History Month programming begins at 7:30 pm tomorrow with a jazz concert in the Commons.
*Book Club: The Book Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Commons Conference Room 2 to discuss Normal People by Sally Rooney and vote on its next book.
*Common Day: Today is a Common Day. Students in grades 7-9 will meet with their advisors; 10th graders will meet on the squash courts with the College Counseling Department; 11th graders will meet in Haertter Hall with the College Counseling team; and 12th graders will meet in the Newman Auditorium.
*Food Bank Club: The Food Bank Club will host a bake sale today during periods 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 to support local food banks. 
*Marble Club: The Marble Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in S101.
*The Review: The Review will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Dr. DesPrez's room (112) to review newly submitted art and writing submissions. Submissions are welcome at — all forms of writing and art, including video and audio, are accepted. Please include the work's title and medium.
*Scholar-Athlete Appreciation Day: Athletic director Peter Tasker welcomed everyone to join the Athletics and College Counseling teams at 3 pm today in the Commons to honor student-athletes from the class of 2023, and to celebrate those who will continue their athletic journey at the collegiate level.

*Marble Club: The Marble Club will meet at 8 am Thursday, February 2 in S101 to build marble racing courses with Hot Wheels tracks. Check out their creations on Instagram (
*Music Assembly: Aria Langley '27 sang and performed Conan Gray's "Heather" on ukulele.

*50th Anniversary of Roe: 
Students joined Ms. Edgerton (Fine Arts) in sharing a brief history of Roe vs. Wade in honor of its 50th anniversary, which occurred earlier this month. They also spoke about the current status of abortion rights since the landmark Supreme Court decision was overturned earlier this year.
*Black History Month Concert: All are invited to this year's Black History Month Concert, featuring Grammy-winning jazz pianist and Burroughs past parent Peter Martin. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm Thursday, February 2, in the Commons.
*Current Events: Mr. Abbott spoke about recent events in the national news that may be weighing on students, faculty, and staff. He spoke about the importance of caring for oneself and one's friends during stressful times. He encouraged everyone to take advantage of the support resources available through our Counseling & Wellness Department if needed.
*No School Friday: School will be closed on Friday, February 3, for a faculty professional development day.
*UNICEF: Burroughs's UNICEF chapter will meet at 8 am tomorrow in the painting and drawing studio to discuss its upcoming fundraising plans, including a bake sale, and to take its yearbook photo.