Student Groups & Clubs
- Amnesty International
- Anatomy Club
- BioMedical Sciences Club
- Business Club
- Chess Club
- Classics Club
- Computer Science Club
- Current Events Club
- Debate Club
- Environmental & Ecology Club
- JBS MUN (JBS Model United Nations)
- Math Club
- Middle School Model UN
- Mock Trial Team
- MUN Impact Club
- S.L.A.M.U.N. (St. Louis Area Model United Nations)
- Super Mileage Vehicle Club
- TED Club
- Young Republicans Club
Student leaders: Kalika Ivaturi and Will Friebel
Sponsor: Carrie Dodson-Ching
Mission: Amnesty International is a global organization focused on advocating for human rights. Our club focuses on advocating for humans rights and raising awareness, especially for campaigns that donâ€™t get talked about as much such as asylum seekers, indeginous peoples, freedom of expression, and more.
Participants: Applications due in October
Faculty Sponsors: Shannon Koropchak & Andy Newman
Mission: To promote the debate of and collaboration around complex international issues in accordance with the United National and the Sustainable Development Goals. We hope as well to work toward the resolutions of these lofty goals at the local level.
Student Leaders: Koan Morris & Andrew Wang
Faulty Sponsor: Glenn Dutch
Mission: To participate in the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded to inspire young peoples' interest and participation in science and technology. It provides unique opportunities for students to apply science, technology, engineering and math-related concepts and skills by competing in the FTC robotics program.
Student Leaders: Rahul Jasti & Isa Rosario-Blake
Faculty Sponsor: Jon Bang
Mission: To have students engage in a role-playing activity based on the operation of the United Nations by drafting resolutions, discussing assigned topics on current world events and voting on proposals. Participants will hear guest speakers and become knowledgeable about writing resolutions and planning debate procedures. Students from St. Louis area schools engage in three sessions of this Model UN at which time resolutions are heard, debated and voted on.
Student Leaders: Udonne Eke-Okoro, Yara Levin, Abby Philpott & Lily Walther
Faculty Sponsor: Carrie Dodson-Ching
Mission: To parallel the UNICEF mission to empower youth to be effective global citizens and help the world's most vulnerable children. JBS UNICEF will educate, advocate and fund raise to help at-risk children around the world.
Student Leaders: Thomas Dobbs & Phoebe Philip
Mission: To discuss conservative views and issues both specific to JBS as well as the US and world and to possibly present and help the JBS community get a better perspective on what we believe. We will hold meetings with both specific and open discussion topics.
- Asian Culture Club
- CISI (Conversations Involving Student Identity) Club
- Diversity E.T.C.
- French Club
- GEO (Gender Equity Organization)
- GYLI (Global Youth Leadership Institute)
- Hispanic Culture Club
- Jewish Culture Club
- Middle School Diversity
- RISE (Race Intersectionality with Socioeconomic Status)
- Stubborn Ounces
- World Religions Club
Student Leaders: Vivienne Lu, Anyi Sun & Katie Xu
Faculty Sponsor: Julie Shimabukuro
Mission: To increase awareness of Asian culture, country by country, through the study of the history, language, art, religion, music and food, and to help students gain a better understanding of how race and ethnicity inform identity.
Faculty Sponsor: Martha Fischer
Mission: To instill the joy of living through the advancement of community. We believe that it is an integral part of education during these formative years to cultivate character and compassion by productive interaction. Welcoming all, regardless of background or opinion, Diversity E.T.C. strives to serve as a clearinghouse for ongoing, open discourse, with the goal of encouraging affinities within the Burroughs community. Functioning to enhance learning through formal meetings, informal conversations and planned activities, we are always striving to promote awareness and enrich consciousness.
Student Leaders: Madeline Dornfeld, Leila Fischer, Katie Holekamp & Kate Smith
Faculty Sponsors: Ashley Edgerton & Jessica Hunt
Mission: To promote gender equity, spread awareness and work to create solutions to prevalent gender issues in our community through public outreach and events within Burroughs.
Student Leaders: Evan Harris, Jacquelyn Harris, Jillian Mays & Molly O'Brien
Faculty Sponsor: Andranique Harrison
Mission: To support discussion of issues relevant to the intersection of race and socioeconomic status, engaging in "revealing" activities that highlight inherent privilege, or lack thereof, by virtue of one's race of socioeconomic status.
Student Leaders: Will Friebel, Claire Harkins & Tamar Kreitman
Faculty Sponsors: Ellie DesPrez & Jennifer Jones
Mission: To represent the LGBTQIA+ community in an effort to increase awareness of and safety for Gender and Sexuality Minorities (GSM) in the Burroughs community. This is done by spreading information about various gender and sexuality identities through meetings, assembly speeches and events, as well as promoting response to any issues which may infringe upon the rights of those who identify as a GSM.
Editors-in-Chief: Isa Rosario-Blake, Katie Xu & Nina Zhu
Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Harris
Mission: To create a publication in the 'zine style, focusing on creating meaningful and respectful conversation among members of the JBS community on the topics of diversity and inclusion. It is a publication that is submission-based and includes all types of artistic expression.
Student Leaders: Evan Harris, Eleanor Hohenberg, Ava Kennard, Ellie Strahorn & Liam Taylor
Faculty Sponsor: Sally Kilbride
Mission: To aid and ease the navigation of kids under twenty-one through the world of middle/high school and the stress and/or mental obstacles that may be encountered along the way.
Editors-in-Chief: Ava Kennard & Kate Smith
Faculty Sponsors: Mike Gesiakowski & Sorsha Maness
Mission: To have students work together from the beginning of the school year through March to produce a traditional yearbook called the Governor. Under the direction of the senior editors-in-chief, students are responsible for page layout, design, writing, editing and photography. Students work together during open meeting times and individually to complete these tasks.
Editors-in-Chief: Udonne Eke-Okoro, Lauren Keeley & Michael Tu
Faculty Sponsor: Andy Chen
Mission: To promote visual arts and creative writing while collecting pieces for the annual publication of the student literary magazine, The Review. We host regular meetings to review nominations, which are open to all grade levels. In addition, The Review sponsors the annual Review Preview, a music and spoken word festival.
Editors-in-Chief: Hana Ilahi, Story Kummer, Molly Magarian
Faculty Sponsor: Jill Donovan
Mission: To nurture and help showcase the creative writing and art of middle school students. Participants support each other as writers in after-school creative workshop gatherings, and help to edit and lay out the literary and art magazine Works in Progress: An Anthology of Middle School Creative Work at Burroughs.
Editors-in-Chief: Kendall Allen, Graham Brown & Thomas Dobbs
Faculty Sponsors: Allison Roberts & Megan Zmudczynski
Mission: To be a beacon of independent journalism and critical thinking at Burroughs. Our members will ask questions to spark candid, respectful conversations about topics both within our school and the global community and report about them accurately. We will not stop in our pursuit of objectivity and will be the microphone that amplifies student voices.
- Aim High
- Animal Allies
- Extra Hands for ALS
- Global Aid Project
- MakerSpace Club
- Montgomery Plan Committee
- Sports for Charity (SPOFO)
- Staff Appreciation Club
Student Leaders: Ayah Hamed & Yara Levin
Faculty Sponsor: Marni Dillard
Mission: To provide assistance to people living with ALS throughout the St. Louis area. While in the homes of patients, students perform household chores that are difficult for people living with ALS. The club also raises money to help fund ALS research and participates in community-wide events that raise ALS awareness.
Student Leaders: Simran LaBore, Dev Nayak, Liam Taylor, Lily Walther & Nina Zhu
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Fogarty
Mission: To enable Burroughs students to help people in other countries by providing micro-loans to assist individuals around the world in growing small businesses. We focus on supporting single women building their independence. Burroughs students will raise money, then choose the people, causes and businesses they want to support.
Student Leaders: Hannah Nelson, Vanessa Polk, Ellie Skale & Alina Tekwani
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Salomon
Mission: To serve as an interest group for students in the Burroughs community who like to create things, to increase interest and awareness about the MakerSpace and provide educational sessions and to provide disadvantaged students from the broader St. Louis area with the the opportunity to access the Burroughs MakerSpace.
Student Leaders: Each activity is chaired by a different set of student leaders
Faculty Sponsors: Jill Donovan, Ashley Edgerton, Jim Holmes, Sally Kilbride & Meghan Rathert
Mission: To promote social consciousness, cultivate relationships, foster empathy, and inspire lives of civic responsibility by compassionately engaging with the greater St. Louis community through volunteering and service
- Cloud Club
- Comedy Club
- Guild of Geeks
- Music Club
- Ping Pong Club
- Sixth Man Club
- Student Congress
- Student Court
Student Leader: Andrew Wang
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Salomon
Mission: To serve as a welcoming environment to promote awareness and increase participation in board games and a variety of other different media that are less popular. We strive to be inclusive in our activities, and, above all else, to simply have fun.
Student Body President: Eleanor Hohenberg
Faculty Sponsors: Kate Grantham & Maria Russell
Mission: To direct student organizations and help establish an understanding between students and other branches of the JBS community. It creates an atmosphere and a forum for the open discussion of school problems. Congress helps define and implement the JBS philosophy and is the main student vehicle to initiate change within the school. Past activities include the Holiday Drive for the Hundred Neediest Cases, Dance Marathon, Movie Night, Commons Café and Field Day. All meetings are open to the student body. The Student Congress is comprised of the president of each class, Chief Justice of the Student Court, Student Body President and an appointed secretary.
Chief Justice: Leyla Fern King
Faculty Sponsors: Pete McKeown & Kate Ward
Mission: To hear cases arising from alleged violations of school rules. The Student Court is composed of ten students, including a chief justice, two seniors, one junior, one sophomore, one freshman, one eighth grader, two bailiffs and the court secretary. The Student Court offers the community unique opportunities for learning and developing fostered responsibility. The court meets every Friday morning to establish punishment for certain crimes, discuss and process more than 500 cases a year and demonstrate some sophisticated judgments and creative punishments.