Assembly Announcements

*Bird Nerd Club:
The Bird Nerd Club shared some facts about its Bird of the Week, the snowy egret, which can be found in St. Louis during spring and fall migration. The club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Ms. Donovan's room (212); students are encouraged to bring their phone to download a birding app.
*Challenger Baseball: The Challenger Baseball event will be held from noon to 3:15 pm Sunday, October 1. Additional volunteers are needed (grades 9-12 only); the sign-up sheet is located on the Student Activities bulletin board outside Haertter Hall.
*Common Day: Today is a Common Day; 8th graders will meet in advisory, 9th graders will meet in the squash courts for their health seminars, 10th graders will meet in the Newman Auditorium (please bring a device to register for the PSAT), and 11th graders will meet in Haertter Hall (please bring a device to register for the PSAT).
*Hispanic Culture Club: The Hispanic Culture Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Sra. Cohen's room (101).
*Marble Club: The Marble Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in S101 to build marble racing tracks.
*Model UN: Students interested in participating in the upcoming SLAMUN conference (Sunday, November 5 at Burroughs) must register by Saturday, September 30 via the club's Canvas page. No prior MUN experience is necessary. Please email Dr. Koropchak (English) at for more information.

Student volunteers are needed to help with this year's Open House from 9 am to noon Saturday, October 21. Students will lead campus tours and answer questions from prospective students and their families. To sign up, stop by the Admission Office or email Mrs. Gable at for more information.
*Danna Drive Carwash: Montgomery Plan will host its annual carwash from 2 to 4 pm Sunday, October 1, in the Price Road Circle Drive. Tickets ($5) are available in the Bookstore and will support LifeWise STL. Students can sign up to work at the carwash via the Google Form on the Montgomery Plan Canvas page; please email Mrs. Rathert at with any questions.
*Model UN: Burroughs will host a Model UN conference for middle and high school students on Sunday, November 5. Interested students should sign up by Saturday, September 30 via the club's Canvas page. Please email Dr. Koropchak (English) at for more information.
*Ping Pong Club: The Ping Pong Club will meet at 8 am Thursday.
*Safety Procedures: Over the next few weeks, students, faculty, and staff will review the school's safety procedures. Mr. Abbott said that the Ladue Police have had recent reports of car break-ins at businesses along Clayton Road; he said that while the school has a robust camera system in its parking lots, students should take precautions by locking their cars and keeping all personal items out of sight.
*Technology Acceptable Use Policy / Academic Integrity Statement: This fall, students will sign our Technology Acceptable Use Policy and our Academic Integrity Statement (see page 2 of the JBS Family Handbook). Students will read and sign both documents in advisory, signaling that they understand. Students should ask their advisors if they have questions.

Mr. Abbott reminded students that if they find themselves falling behind, it’s imperative that they reach out to teachers and let them know they are worried about a deadline, rather than be tempted to engage in academic dishonesty. He also emphasized the importance of citing one's sources, and to be transparent about any assistance received — ie., working with another student on an assignment — to avoid any appearance of impropriety. He specifically mentioned the use of AI tools and other emerging technologies, stating that students aren't discouraged from using these tools, but should always cite them when they do use them.


Anyone who would like to make an assembly announcement next week should email Rene Iannotti at to be added to the schedule.
*Current Events Club: The Current Events Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in Dr. Smith's room (210).
*Danna Drive: The Danna Drive (part of Montgomery Plan) will host its annual carwash from 2-4 pm Saturday, October 1. Proceeds will benefit LifeWise StL, a nonprofit that helps individuals and families achieve economic well-being. Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets during Saturday's MICDS football game, and to work during the carwash; a sign up form is available on the Montgomery Plan Canvas page. Tickets will also be available in the Bookstore beginning next week.
*Hispanic Heritage Month: Karen Hernandez-Soto '27 spoke about the life and legacy of the late American Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla.
*Spirit Week: The captains of the soccer and football teams competed in another "minute-to-win-it" challenge as part of the Spirit Week festivities. Winners will be announced tomorrow.
*The Women's Safe House: A new installation in the Kuehner Gallery (next to the dining room) features art and writing by residents of The Women's Safe House. A group of students meets bi-monthly at the shelter to create art with the kids who living there; anyone interested in learning more can email the group's faculty sponsor, Ashley Edgerton (Fine Arts), at


*Common Day:
Today is a Common Day. Seventh graders will meet in Memorial Gym for a class meeting, 8th and 9th graders will meet in advisory, 10th graders will meet in Haertter Hall for Diversity Seminar, 11th graders will meet with the college counseling team in the Newman Auditorium, and 12th graders will meet in the Multi-Purpose Room.
*Current Events Club: Members of the Current Events reviewed recent headlines. The club will meet at 8 am Friday in Dr. Smith's room (210).
*Muslim Affinity Group: The Muslim Affinity Group will meet at 8:15 am tomorrow in Dr. Jay's room (204). All students who identify as Muslim are welcome to attend.
*Spectrum: Spectrum encouraged students to check out the 10th annual Tower Grove Pride event taking place this weekend in Tower Grove Park.
*Spirit Week: Members of the boy's swimming team won "Pin the Fuse," today's minute-to-win-it competition (similar to "Pin the Tail on the Donkey").

*Montgomery Plan:
The Montgomery Plan will meet at 8:15 am Thursday in the Newman Auditorium. Leaders of other clubs are encouraged to come and discuss collaboration between clubs. To be featured in the upcoming Montgomery Plan showcase, please review the information on the Montgomery Plan Canvas page and complete the form by noon tomorrow. Clubs will have 2-3 minutes to present; all slides must be submitted to Ms. Rathert.
*Music Assembly: Sophie Hagemann '26 and Sydney Rhee '26 sang "Run" by Taylor Swift.
*Visitors on Campus: The administration and Board of Trustees from Columbus Academy in Ohio are observing and touring today. 
*World Religions Club: The World Religions Club will meet at 8 am tomorrow in in Mrs. Dodson-Ching's Room (203).