April 18, 2009
BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL CHEER WINS COMPETITION The Burbank High School cheer squad, made up of 20 girls, traveled to Anaheim March 28 and 29 with hopes of qualifying for the finals in the 2009 USA National Cheer competition. Not only did they qualify, but they took first place. This is the first time Burbank High School has won the event. This year?s cheer squad members are Madison Blakey, Lacey Cabrera, Erine Robles, Cristina Robbins, Alyssa Stage, Erika Alarcon, Elyssa Alarcon, Cassie Wright, Becca Wright, Moriah Heizer, Rachel Lampert, Hayley Taylor, Danielle Pendleton, Michelle Fager, Sophie Irwin, Jane Davis, Paige Laurent, Devin Rhodriquez, Candice Abrignani and Ashley Sarquiz.
August 25, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Burbank adults will have the opportunity to converse in Spanish this fall. Four levels of conversational Spanish, from beginning to advanced, will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning the week of Sept. 10. The courses run for 18 weeks and take place at Burbank High School, 902 N. 3rd St. The fees, per course, are $35 with an additional $6 lab fee and must be paid upon registration, which takes place during the first class meeting.
September 10, 2008
Burbank High School’s four-day Centennial Celebration kicks off on Thursday after 2 1/2 years of planning. History teacher David Thomson served as the 100th Centennial Celebration chairman and worked to bring together different generations of graduates. “About 150 current students have been involved in various ways, not including students performing at the event and others who are doing things throughout the event,” Thomson said. Students are decorating the campus and putting together display cases with different themes.
May 19, 2001
Lolita Harper MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A registered sex offender was arrested after allegedly stalking Burbank High School students in direct violation of his parole terms, police said. Jonathan Taylor, 31, of Downey, was arrested April 27 after police learned he consistently annoyed five girls from Burbank High School, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Jonathan Taylor was charged with three counts of felony annoying or molesting a child under 18 and parole violations.
March 9, 2012
A popular Burbank High School football player died at his home in Shadow Hills Tuesday night in what officials have ruled a suicide. The student was identified by Los Angeles County coroner's officials as 17-year-old Matthew Smyser. The official cause of death was released Thursday. Burbank Unified officials were notified of the death Wednesday morning by the Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis Response Team, Supt. Stan Carrizosa said. District grief counselors were immediately deployed to the school, where they remained all week.
November 11, 2006
A conglomeration of convertibles carried the 2006 Burbank and Burroughs high schools' homecoming courts before the start of the 58th annual football game between the two rival schools Thursday. Thousands gathered at Burroughs' Memorial Field before the start of the homecoming game to get a glimpse of high-school royalty. This year, Queen Sable Potts and King Robert Linda represent the court for Burbank High School and Queen Caitlin Block and King Carl Gonzalez rule for Burroughs.
July 8, 2000
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Margarette J. Cala, the daughter of Ray Cala of Burbank, has completed an electrical equipment repair course. She joined the Marine Corps in 1999. Arman D. Gopez, the son of Flordeliza Datu of Burbank, has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. He is a 1999 graduate of Monterey High School. Jesse J. Austin, the son of David A. and Penny Austin of Burbank, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonia, Texas.
March 15, 2003
Ben Godar While the Burbank Unified School District regularly provides physicians and even an ambulance at football games, it appears it is not required to supply such medical staffing. The issue could come into play in a lawsuit filed recently on behalf of a San Gabriel Gabrielino High School football player who lapsed into a coma during an Oct. 4 game against Burbank High School. Andrew Castillo collapsed and stopped breathing after complaining of head pain.
October 15, 2003
Molly Shore The book of knowledge just got easier to read at Burbank High School's year-old library. With $10,000 worth of furniture donated by IKEA of Burbank, students now have comfortable areas in the library's second-floor loft and first floor lounges to study or curl up with a book. At a Monday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony, the furniture was unveiled to an appreciative audience of district administrators, city officials, teachers and students.
September 25, 2004
SUTTON Barry and Kathy Dantagnan of Burbank have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristin, to Steve Sutton of Bozeman, Mont. Kristin graduated from Alemany High School, attended Loyola Marymount University, where she received her degree in psychology and completed her education at Dominican College in San Rafael, where she received her master's in educa- tion and a teaching credential. Steve is the son of Nancy Sutton of Signal Mountain, Tenn.