March 31, 2010
They are the future track and field standouts for the local high school programs. Proving that many are ready to make the leap, nearly 300 area athletes took part in Saturday’s annual Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track Meet at Burbank High. Boys and girls’ from the three local middle schools — Jordan, John Muir and Luther — took to the track and infield at the venue to see who is the city’s best in various running and field events. Muir eighth-grader Destiny Dutton had a hand in four victories, as she won the girls’ 200 and 400 and helped her 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams gain wins.
September 1, 2004
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March 24, 2004
Finding out who's the best in the city There will be a large group of youngsters running and jumping around at Burroughs High on Saturday. But the boys and girls will be scampering about for a purpose -- to find out who are the best middle school track and field athletes in the city Athletes will be taking in the annual All-City Track Meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. between the three local schools, John Muir, Jordan and Luther Burbank. The meet used to be a local tradition until it fell on hard times and was not run for almost 15 years.
March 12, 2008
MEMORIAL FIELD — Local athletes found the themselves in the heat of competition Saturday at the annual Burbank All-City Meet. Boys and girls’ from the three local middle schools — Jordan, John Muir and Luther — took to the track and infield at Memorial Field for the friendly event. Nearly 300 athletes took part in the meet. “We didn’t have a lot of records set, but we had some great results from the athletes,” said one of the meet’s organizers, Kenny Knoop, of Jordan.
July 3, 2004
Mark R. Madler Burbank Unified School board members have rejected a suggestion from an area lawyer to rename John Burroughs High School after former President Ronald Reagan. Thomas Cotrel, a 1977 Burroughs graduate, suggested the school be renamed after Reagan, who died last month. "He was a significant enough player on the world stage to justify the renaming of the school," Cotrel told school board members Thursday. If the district decided to go ahead with the renaming, private donations could be sought to pay for new signs and stationery, Cotrel said.
May 24, 2003
Deborah Greene Nguyen, a 1994 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, received her doctorate in pharmacology from the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her research in the field of HIV reproduction has been published in the European Journal of Immunology. She earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Cal State L.A. Deborah was married to Dzung H. Nguyen of Pennsylvania, who also received his doctorate in pharmacology, in April 2001 at the Church of the Lighted Window in La Canada-Flintridge.
November 29, 2003
MILLS Amber L. Beardsley and Steve M. Mills were married on the sand surrounded by 60 family members and friends at the Radisson Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. The service was officiated by the Rev. Don Schutt, the bride's uncle, and the Rev. Carolyn Miura. The matron of honor was Kelly D. Beardsley-Gutierrez. The bridesmaids were Michele Rumfola, Anne Heaphy, Melissa Zaldivar, Whitney Scott and Nicole Wilson. The flower girls were Jessica and Brittany Schutt.
February 25, 2006
Jordan wins boys' basketball title There was some fine play on display Feb. 16 when the annual Burbank Middle School Eighth Grade Basketball Tournament was held at Jordan Middle School. There were five rounds of competition and three rounds of playoffs. The boys' final pitted host Jordan against John Muir. Enjoying home-court advantage, it was the Cougars winning the championship, 27-22. Jordan made it a clean sweep by winning the girls' championship against Luther, 21-15.
August 24, 2005
Burbank Unified School District principals returned to work on Monday to get ready for the new school year, which begins Sept. 1. Among them were Anita Schackmann, the new principal at Luther Middle School, and Heather Haug, the new assistant principal of discipline at Burbank High School. "I'm kind of old, but new," said Haug, who previously taught science to Burroughs High School students. "The district is familiar with me, I've worked with a lot of people, but Burbank High School is brand new. Meeting the staff and the new students will be the best part of the job."
June 14, 2000
Neala Yde Sullivan Looking back on my teaching career, all 38 years spent at John Muir Middle School, my reflections are memorable ones that I take with me as I retire this month. I could write a book about all of the changes in curriculum, personnel and students at Muir since I started teaching in 1962. For 20 years, I taught home economics, which has virtually disappeared in its original form. My last 18 years have been spent teaching math and algebra in grades 6 to 9. When I started at Muir, then called a junior high school, I taught grades 7 to 9. In the early years, seventh-grade girls were required to take one semester of Foods and their measure of success was how well their "Eggs a la Goldenrod" turned out. Boys in the same grade had to complete one semester of shop, wood or drafting.