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May 13, 2000
Irma Lemus RANCHO DISTRICT -- Call Matthew Scharch's essay on volunteerism a home run. Matthew, 11, a sixth-grader at David Starr Jordan Middle School, won four tickets to the April 28 Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Florida Marlins after his essay describing his involvement in the community won a contest sponsored by John Boal, owner of PacRim Publishing. The Burbank-based company has offered similar contests to students about four times in the past year, school officials said.
NEWS
March 29, 2003
Amy Herman, a sixth-grader at David Starr Jordan Middle School, is dismayed that four of her favorite teachers are among the 21 who received preliminary termination notices March 12. Amy and a dozen of her classmates decided to sell lemonade, Kool-Aid and baked goods to raise money for teachers Heather Good, Marleigh Adelstein, Chris Demore and George Velarde. Their stand will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 740 S. Griffith Park Drive, across the street from Mountain View Park.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2013
Local athletes found the themselves in the heat of competition Saturday at the annual Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track and Field Meet. Boys and girls' in the sixth through eighth grades from the three local middle schools - Jordan, John Muir and Luther - took to the track and infield at Burbank High for the friendly event. Nearly 300 athletes took part in the meet. PHOTOS: Burbank All-City Track and Field Meet It was also a good showing as far as new meet records go, as 16 new marks were set across the divisions.
NEWS
March 15, 2008
Top three results from the event held Saturday at Memorial Field. 6TH GRADE BOYS 1. Muir 121, 2. Luther 60, Jordan 26 60-yard hurdles 1. Dylan Gabriel (Muir) 9.50; 2. Noah Tipton (Jordan) 9.53; 3. Jon Weber (Luther) 9.54. 50 1. Jon Webber (Luther) 7.15; 2. Isaiah Amos (Muir) 7.23; 3. Thomas Wee (Muir) 7.31. 100 1. Isaiah Amos (Muir) 13.60; 2. Jon Webe (Luther) 13.75; 3. Ricardo Mendez (Muir) 14.00. 400 1. Gakbe Mckenzie (Muir)
SPORTS
March 21, 2007
8th GRADE GIRLS 100 1. McKenzie Paul (Muir) 12.60; 2. Nicole Maldonado (Jordan) 12.62; 3. Mariah Winters (Muir) 12.91. 200. 1. McKenzie Paul (Muir) 29.30; 2. Mariah Winters (Muir) 29.40; 3. Stephanie Coyne (Jordan) 30.78 400 1. McKenzie Paul (Muir) 1:03.8; 2. Daniela Salinas (Jordan) 1:06.7; 3. Courtney Austin (Muir) 1:11.69. 880 1. Danielle Reid (Muir) 2:37.6; 2. Daniela Salinas (Jordan) 2:38; 3. April Hishinuma (Muir) 2:41. Mile 1. April Hishinuma (Muir)
SPORTS
March 17, 2007
8th GRADE GIRLS 100 1. McKenzie Paul (Muir) 12.60; 2. Nicole Maldonado (Jordan) 12.62; 3. Mariah Winters (Muir) 12.91. 200. 1. McKenzie Paul (Muir) 29.30; 2. Mariah Winters (Muir) 29.40; 3. Stephanie Coyne (Jordan) 30.78 400 1. McKenzie Paul (Muir) 1:03.8; 2. Daniela Salinas (Jordan) 1:06.7; 3. Courtney Austin (Muir) 1:11.69. 880 1. Danielle Reid (Muir) 2:37.6; 2. Daniela Salinas (Jordan) 2:38; 3. April Hishinuma (Muir) 2:41. Mile 1. April Hishinuma (Muir)
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
March 29, 2006
Individual results from Burbank's Finest Middle School Track Meet: 6TH GRADE BOYS 50 yards 1. Sebastian Acosta (Luther) 6.9 seconds; 2. David Umana (Luther) 7,2; 3. Matt Saavedra (Jordan) 7.2. 100 yards 1. Sebastian Acosta (Luther) 13.3; 2. Zander Anding (Jordan) 13.9; 3. Nathan Frazier ( Muir) 14.1. 400 meters 1. Sebastian Acosta (Luther) 1:07.3; 2. David Umana (Luther) 1:12.4; 3. Kevin Enriquez (Luther) 1:12.7. 880 yards 1. Andrew Wernstraum (Muir)
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 1, 2014
David Starr Jordan Middle School is one of three middle schools that are finalists in a countywide competition to reduce the amount of trash schools send to landfills. Months ago, Jordan students began participating in a competition overseen by Grades of Green, an environmental nonprofit that works with the sanitation districts in Los Angeles County to promote environmental education. Over time, students already involved in a club on Jordan's campus known to pick up trash after lunch began educating other students by informing them in classroom presentations about which bins on campus should be used for recyclables, trash or compost items such as orange peels or salad.
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THE818NOW
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
David Starr Jordan Middle School's main office remains closed several months after the school's roof was replaced, due to employees at the school site still able to detect lingering fumes . Concerns about the fumes among employees began after school started in August , not long after Jordan's roof was replaced using Measure S bond funds. By mid-October, English teacher Dana Rangle had relocated to another classroom after feeling numbness in her tongue and lips and a burning sensation in her lungs and throat.
THE818NOW
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 29, 2013
A hot-air balloon that floated above the grassy field at David Starr Jordan Middle School on Monday carried some special passengers - two teachers and three administrators - much to the amazement of the students dozens of feet below. Because the balloon, named “Lofty Idea,” needed to share the skies with traffic from Bob Hope Airport, it didn't get too far above the field, where ropes tethered it to a trio of pickup trucks. The balloon's appearance followed two balloon-themed science projects that math and science teachers Sarah Reed and Catherine Eskandar conducted earlier this year.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 14, 2013
Concerned about a persistent smell following the installation of a new roof at Jordan Middle School during the summer, officials moved a class out of one classroom and relocated 11 administrators and staff members from the campus' main office while they try to determine its cause. Jordan Middle School was one of eight Burbank campuses to receive new roofs over the summer that used materials manufactured by a company called Tremco. The work was paid for with Measure S bond funds. Four other schools, including Luther Burbank Middle School, Disney Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, and Burbank Adult School, received new roofs that emitted odors after the installation, but the fumes dissipated at those sites, said Craig Bell, the district's director of facilities.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | June 21, 2013
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Jordan Card (Burbank High, 2011) sophomore, Cal Lutheran women's water polo: During her second season, the former Pacific League Player of the Year got but four starts during the Regals' 28-game 2013 season. Yet, Card still dazzled every time she got into the water, leading Cal Lutheran with 46 goals, seven more than former Pacific League rival Adrienne Ingalla of Crescenta Valley, who was second-best with 37. Card started in four games, but played in all 28 and also tallied 10 assists and 21 steals, as the former All-Area selection clearly had a big year.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2013
Local athletes found the themselves in the heat of competition Saturday at the annual Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track and Field Meet. Boys and girls' in the sixth through eighth grades from the three local middle schools - Jordan, John Muir and Luther - took to the track and infield at Burbank High for the friendly event. Nearly 300 athletes took part in the meet. PHOTOS: Burbank All-City Track and Field Meet It was also a good showing as far as new meet records go, as 16 new marks were set across the divisions.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | February 26, 2013
Jordan Middle School volunteers were up early Saturday morning building tables and benches or setting plants in neat rows for the Betty Steinkolk Literacy Patio and Garden, dedicated to the beloved former principal who died in 2009. The 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony was the culmination of a yearlong partnership between the Burbank Business Partners, Burbank Assn. of Realtors Community Service Foundation and the Burbank Noon Rotary Club, said Sue Georgino, board member of the Business Partners.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | February 5, 2013
Straight-A student Rami Makarem, 11, had three words to say as his fork was poised over two pancakes on the paper plate Friday morning before class. “They taste delicious,” said the Jordan Middle School sixth-grader. The event was the annual “A's Breakfast,” and 750 students who earned an A on their report card were treated to a pancake breakfast beginning at 6:45 a.m., said Principal Stacy Cashman. Administrators, teachers, secretaries, instructional assistants and custodians all did their part to make the students feel special.
SPORTS
BY JEFF TULLY, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 13, 2012
The Burroughs High track and field team has not even held a home meet at its new Memorial Field facility. Instead, a group of local youth athletes got first crack at the venue in an annual event Saturday. They were able to test out the new running track and compete on the state-of-the-art field event areas. Area athletes also found themselves in the heat of competition at the annual Burbank Middle Schools Track and Field 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.
SPORTS
April 1, 2011
Results from the Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track Meet . 6TH GRADE BOYS (Muir 102, Luther 57, Jordan 43) 60 Forest Fajardo (Muir) 8.70; 2. Journey Shank (Jordan) 8.90; 3. Dillon Rosen (Muir); 4. Everett Kanoho (Jordan) 9.56; 5. Zach Morales (Luther) 11.06. 8.97. 100 Preston Hernandez (Luther) 13.6; 2. Forest Fajardo (Muir) 14.08; 3. Journey Shank (Jordan). 14.5; 4. Everett Kanoho (Jordan) 15.5; 5. Zach Malone (Jordan) 18.15. 400 Brandon Phillips (Muir)
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