Thursday, October 21

Thursday, October 21

Announcements
*Current Events Club
: The club meets at 8 am tomorrow in Dr. Smith’s room (210). Topics will include vaccine mandates, the Blues, and Squid Game.
*Fall Play: Performances of the fall play, 12 Nights, are at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23. General admission tickets are available in the bookstore or at the box office prior to the show. Ushers are still needed. If interested, reach out to Mr. Battles or sign up on the theatre call board. Ushers can reserve seats, and attend for free.
*Flu Shot Clinic: The last JBS flu clinic is from 10 to 2 today in the Taylor Family Athletic Center.
*Mock Trial Club: The next meeting is at 11 am on Sunday, October 24 in Mr. Lewis’ room (S311). It’s an important meeting for anyone who wants to be part of the trial this year; roles will be assigned. Bring a laptop. If you’re unable to be there, reach out to club leaders or Mr. Lewis.
*Musical Auditions: This year’s musical is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. A sign-up sheet is posted on the theatre call board outside Mr. Novak’s/Ms. Knadler’s office. The dance audition is at 3:15 pm on Thursday, October 28 in the dance studio. The singing audition is at 3:05 pm on Friday, October 29 in the Haertter Hall auditorium. Callbacks will be on Tuesday, November 2. Those who sign up will receive a set of materials including an info sheet, a form that must be filled out completely and brought to the audition, and four selections from the show. Choose one song for your musical and dress comfortably for the dance audition—no jeans. Auditions are open to all, including those new to dance or theatre. For more information, email Mr. Battles, Ms. Pietz or Mr. Estes.
*Sunday Funday: The next Sunday Funday is 2-3 pm on Sunday, October 24 at Cooper House. If you’d like to perform music or read a poem, sign up on the Montgomery Plan Canvas page or reach out to Liam Taylor ’22, Lizzie Wagner ’22, Uma Rayani ’23 or Madeline Buchowski ’23.

Technology Use
Mr. Abbott reiterated that the Commons should be a technology-free zone during the academic day, and that laptops and phones should not be in use there.

Laptops may be used in the library, classrooms, or in study hall (with teacher permission). Seniors may also use theirs in the College Counseling conference room.

On a trial basis, high school students may now use their laptops during the academic day for schoolwork in the upstairs of the Commons while the 7th and 8th graders are in class.