Friday, May 10, 2013
As always, graduation is outdoors in the Grove.
Baring any major rain event, the 88th annual John Burroughs commencement exercise will be held out of doors in the Grove starting at 7 p.m. In event of rain, everything will be moved indoors to the new athletic center on the north end of campus. The class includes 99 graduates--49 girls and 50 boys. Parking will be on campus. In event of rain, a shuttle service will run between the north parking lot and Ladue Chapel.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Massive community garage sale is a major fundraiser for the school each spring.
If you are driving in the area of Clayton and Price roads Saturday and if you are not looking for one of those fabulous discount deals at Potpourri on the campus of John Burroughs, you might want to find an alternative route. By 7:30 a.m., the doors swing wide open on the biggest shopping event of the year each year at this historic school in Ladue. Jennifer McDonnell, Kris Milner and Janet Rogers are graciously serving as tri-chairs of this event. It takes a full year to pull off a successful Potpourri. Burroughs has three annual fundraisers and this is the largest of the three. The money is generally a gift to the operating budget; a gift to a capital fund (with one currently underway) and a gift to the faculty wish list for items that …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Alton Telegraph reports hiring of Travis Williams of East Alton-Wood River.
Travis Williams, a former three-sport star at East Alton-Wood River High School and former player at the University of Illinois has joined the coaching staff at John Burroughs. He has the opportunity to go from a part time to a fulltime teaching position at the school in Ladue. Here is he full report from the Alton Telegraph newspaper, earlier this week.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Host Rams are looking for some warmer weather and clear skies and a day of great competition.
For those who love track and field, it doesn't get any better than the Brusca/Strobach meet at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Saturday. This has grown into one of the premier meets of the spring season. The weather can be downright iffy. A couple of years ago, organizer and Ladue head track coach Keith Harder had to send everyone home because of a total rainout. "This has been the worst weather season I can remember," said Harder, keeping his pulse on the long-range forecast. This will be a real treat. A late entrant are the boys of John Buroughs. Ezekiel Elliott has pulled out of the Kansas Relays to run at home. He will be favorite in the sprints and hurdles and recently became a high jumper. This is the website for TRXC Timing, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Jimmy Lemkemeier, sophomore recognized by Build-A-Bear Workshop program.
Thursday, April 11
Information provided by Build-a-Bear Workshop Jimmy Lemkemeier, a 16-year-old sophomore at John Burroughs has been named a semifinalist in the 2013 search for Build-A-Bear Workshop® Huggable Heroes®. Jimmy is among 80 young social entrepreneurs being recognized for helping make their community and the world a better place. Lemkemeier founded Village in Need, a nonprofit organization that supplies goods to children in developing countries. He collected used sports team uniforms from local schools and shipped them to relief organizations in Ecuador, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Haiti, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. To date, he has collected and delivered more than 3,000 items. In addition to recognizing the Huggable Heroes, Build-…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The center to open after just 10 1/2 months of construction.
With great pride, Andy Abbott, Head of School at John Burroughs announced to his school community the opening of the new athletic center on May 23. The Class of 2013 will be honored with the annual senior assembly. Barring any unfavorable weather, the graduation ceremony will still be held out of doors in the Grove as it has almost every year since the school was founded. The athletic building opens six weeks ahead of schedule, and the gym, weight and cardeo rooms will be open for the students this summer. Because of the opening, Haertter Hall, the Commons and the Cissel Center will be released to construction on Monday, May 20. The last school wide assembly will be held in Haertter Hall on May 17 and the last performance will be held May …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Amos Bartelsmeyer of MICDS was off racing in California this weekend.
Kirk Smith had a pretty much mixed-bag day at the Skippy Keefer Relays at his school John Burroughs. Smith lapped most of the 3,200 meter field and raced to a very easy win in 10:08.77 in the eight-lap race. But he didn’t get to race against his running partner Amos Bartelsmeyer of MICDS. Bartelsmeyer was in California this weekend, running in the prestigious meet in Arcadia. So Smith had to outdistance the field mostly by himself. Getting into the 2013 season has been a challenge. The weather has hardly cooperated for outdoor practices. Was Smith satisfied with his time? “Not really.” “I was looking forward to facing Amos. I’ve beaten him before in cross country.” The pair will duel at the Henle Holmes Meet at Parkway Central next weekend…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
One of the most popular track events in the region each spring.
The 13th annual Skippy Keefer Relays is one of the largest high school track and field events in the St. Louis area. Previous meets have drawn as many as 24 girls' teams and 16 boys' teams—as many as 900 student athletes. The event runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. This year's field will include sprint and hurdle state champion Ezekiel Elliott of Burroughs; middle distance state champ Amos Bartelsmeyer of MICDS; sprinters from Nerinx Hall and other regional stars. Skippy Keefer is the retired athletic director and former coach at Burroughs for many years. For More Information: contact Burroughs track coach Daniel Harris at email@example.com or phone (314)993-4045 ext. 221.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This 43-year-old is a business professional; mother of 2 and the driving force behind the historic move to the new Colonial MarketPlace in Ladue.
Candace Williams is a 43-year-old mother of two who is a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley and in her spare time is president of the St. Louis Woman’s Exchange. That kind of lineup hardly leaves time for breathing. “My husband (Clint) and I both work as financial advisors at Morgan Stanley Financial Services; we work it 24/7,” she said with a laugh. “We are business partners and life partners,” she said. Her 13-year-old son goes to John Burroughs and 10-year-old son attends Reed School in the Ladue School District. She has a deep fondness for her hometown of New Orleans, and tries to get back there often. These days, Williams has guided the St, Louis Woman’s Exchange through unchartered waters as they make the big, bold move into the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Fraz Ahmad will paricipate in International Model United Nations conference in April.
Wednesday, March 13
Special to the Ladue-Frontenac Patch from the John Burroughs Communications Department, reprinted with permission. Faraz Ahmad, a sophomore at John Burroughs School, will travel to Doha, Qatar, in April to participate with high school students from around the world in the THIMUN (The Hague International Model United Nations) Qatar Northwestern Film Festival. Ahmad’s film, Battles with Food, has been nominated for Best Story, Best Picture, Best Sound and Best Editing in the festival, which serves as a platform for young people worldwide to create advocacy films on local or global issues. In producing the 8-minute film, which explores the various struggles that people have with food, Ahmad interviewed a therapist, a doctor at an eating …