John Burroughs School

Class of '20 Graduation Day Film


As the proud parent of a JBS grad, I can certainly appreciate how important this day will be for you, your graduate, and your family. This child; YOUR child — the one who seemingly just learned to tie their shoes, ride a bike, and cut their own waffles mere moments ago — is about to dance across the stage as a John Burroughs Graduate with their classmates and enter the next phase of their life-long adventure. That said, here’s what I’ll be doing to commemorate the big day:


Hi, I’m Craig Williams, Dad to Evan Williams, JBS ’18 (as well as Tivoli, ’32; and Bronx, ’34!), and I’ll be capturing footage for a short film celebrating the Class of ’20, featuring all the graduation day excitement and the ceremony itself.  Yes, we are in the season of COVID-19 and so things won't be quite the same, but we still celebrate this important milestone for our Burroughs students. We all enjoyed our novel 'drive-through' graduation on May 31, but there is something so special about the full-course, John Burroughs School graduation, that I'm glad that despite the unprecedented circumstances, the JBS leadership found a way to make it happen.  I don't offer these services to other schools, and it is not my primary business, but I've handled the JBS graduation video for the last two years at the request of the Parent's Council, and it is my honor to have been asked to do so again. My aim is to produce something truly memorable for our families, despite the necessary adjustments being made because of the health risks associated with the pandemic.  Please understand, this is not a profit center for me, which is one of several reasons why I'm using the infrastructure of another website of mine to facilitate the handling of the orders (convenience and ease of implementation, plus it is already set-up to accept online orders and secure payments). It is an important event in the life of our JBS families, and I think you'll be pleased with the finished product.