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By Max Zimbert | March 10, 2010
A Burbank Unified School District teacher turned herself in Monday for having sex with a 14-year-old student from March to September last year, police said. Amy Beck, 33, a sixth-grade teacher at Jordan Middle School, surrendered Monday afternoon to Burbank police with her lawyer, and was being held on $400,000 bail, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. “We’re still trying to piece everything together, what happened, where, what kind of sex acts, how many, and how long it’s been going on,” he said.
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NEWS
By Max Zimbert | January 28, 2010
Eighth-grader Spencer Malden’s only experience building things is with Legos. But three days into a lesson at Luther Burbank, he donned mechanic gloves and disconnected a sparkplug from an engine while explaining how its piston worked. “I’ve been trying to take it apart, and I’m getting better at it,” he said. “I don’t know [if I want to be a mechanic], but it’s better than math.” Spencer is in the Exploring Technology Lab elective at school, providing hands-on learning opportunities in 16 roughly two-week courses, ranging from robotics, forensic science, applied physics, audio broadcasting and microbiology.
FEATURES
November 28, 2009
POSTER CONTEST SPONSORED BY BURBANK NOON LIONS CLUB While students in Germany celebrated the 20th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall, Burbank students were sharing their images of world peace as part of the Burbank Noon Lions International Peace Poster Contest award ceremony. The 14th annual contest is open to middle school students, and those selected were from John Muir, Jordan and Luther Burbank middle schools along with middle school students at the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank.
NEWS
October 24, 2009
Students, administrators and dignitaries joined in a spirited celebration Wednesday to officially dedicate the new athletic field and all-weather track at Burbank High School. Visitors of all stripes said the facility would serve as a source of excitement for student athletes after decades of low-quality playing conditions. Cheerleaders performed as former City Manager Mary Alvord and former Burbank Unified Supt. Gregory Bowman joined city and school district officials in dedicating a large placard that began with the promise: “Together for a better community.
NEWS
October 22, 2009
Students, administrators and dignitaries joined in a spirited celebration Wednesday to officially dedicate the new athletic field and all-weather track at Burbank High School. Visitors of all stripes said the facility would serve as a source of excitement for student athletes after decades of low-quality playing conditions. Cheerleaders performed as former City Manager Mary Alvord and former Burbank Unified Supt. Gregory Bowman joined city and school district officials in dedicating a large placard that began with the promise: “Together for a better community.
SPORTS
August 26, 2009
BURBANK ? Football players at Burbank High are chomping at the bit to get a chance to practice on their new football field for the first time. However, the Bulldogs might only have to wait a few more days to get their first feel of the new facility. Some final preparations on the field itself were being taken care of on Tuesday, and first-year Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said he hopes to have his squad trying out the field by the end of the work week. However, Valencia said he hasn?
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | July 31, 2009
BURBANK — City and school officials set foot on Burbank High School’s new artificial turf field Wednesday, getting their first look at a product of their $18-million joint venture. The sight of a sweeping green mat of fake grass, which was part of a larger, three-pronged project, offered a sense of encouragement to the excited officials, who wanted to get an early glimpse of the field, they said. “It’s just impressive when you spend your whole life in Burbank and drive by and all you see is dirt.
NEWS
April 18, 2009
A local school nabbing a California Distinguished School Award is always a cause for celebration. But when John Burroughs High School took the prize this month, it was particularly heartening after the rocky path the Burbank Unified School District has taken the last few weeks. The school board rescinded 25 teacher layoff notices at the end of March, but the possibility still exists that the district will have to make its first staff cuts in half a decade. And Jordan Middle School became the target of protests last week after teachers voted to cut seventh-period electives.
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