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By Rachel Kane | August 4, 2007
For most people, flying happens only on commercial airplanes or in their dreams. John Muir Middle School teacher Stacie Crowther has made dreams come true for hundreds of children while following her own as a volunteer pilot in the National Young Eagles program at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima. Crowther has been taking young people interested in learning more about aeronautics into the wild blue yonder once a month for the past two years as part of the program. She's now cleared to fly commercially but said she really loves donating her time helping youngsters realize their piloting potential.
By Rachel Kane | January 20, 2007
Students flooded onto the lower playing field of John Muir Middle School on Thursday to watch a grudge match, 12 years in the making, unfold. Blue sky and sunshine saturated the scene at this year's Muir Bowl, the annual flag-football game that pits teachers against students on the last day of finals. "It's a muddy field today," teacher and announcer-for-the-day Stephen James said over the loud-speakers. "This could be the students' opportunity to get some of the teachers a little bit dirty."
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.
By: Sarah Hill | 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."
April 2, 2005
JEFF TULLY A group of athletes made a statement last weekend at Memorial Field. Just by their participation in the Burbank Middle Schools' Track Meet, the young boys and girls are extolling all that is good with today's youngsters. Instead of sitting at home spending hours absorbed in mind-numbing PlayStation games, or hanging out at the mall, those athletes from John Muir, Jordan and Luther were hard at work, engulfed in competition, at the event.
March 30, 2005
Jeff Tully A group of anxious youth track and field athletes were poised and ready to compete in the annual Burbank Middle Schools' Track Meet. However, rain washed out the originally scheduled competition March 19 at Memorial Field, forcing the athletes to wait. Although it was a week late, the athletes got their chance to shine Saturday at a rescheduled meet that featured boys and girls from John Muir, Jordan and Luther middle schools. The meet was held in boys' and girls' divisions and broken down in grades six, seven and eight.
September 1, 2004
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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.
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.
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.
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