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By Rachel Kane | April 18, 2007
BURBANK — State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell stopped by Luther Burbank Middle School Monday to deliver some good news: It was named a California Distinguished School for 2007. "In order to be a California Distinguished School you really have to be the best of the best," O'Connell said. "You really have to exceed our expectations in the Academic Performance Index." It is the third time Luther Burbank received the award, the first two times in 1994 and 1985.
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May 2, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Diana Reynolds, a sixth-grade teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, said she and her students work in preparation for the Future Problem Solving Event all year long. "It's very exciting," said Reynolds, the school's problem-solving coach. "These kids will make decisions that affect us all in the future." One participant, Byron Weiss, finished first in the individual junior cometition and will be representing California in the junior division at the International Conference this June in Athens, Ga. Reynolds and sixth-grade teacher Barbara Weiss coached their Gifted and Talented Education students at the Future Problem Solving State Bowl Saturday at Luther Burbank.
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October 5, 2002
Moms and dads will have the opportunity to attend back-to-school programs at Burbank public schools next week. Teachers will speak with parents about course outlines and will review state curriculum standards for the various grades. Additionally, teachers and parents will review classroom behavioral guidelines, including attendance and discipline. At middle and high schools, parents will follow their children's schedules, as they go from one classroom to the next.
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August 8, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Volunteers are needed to mentor Burbank middle school students in improving their reading skills. The Warner Bros. Time To Read Program, which began in 1992, integrates a five-step reading process designed to improve the reading skills at Burbank's three middle schools -- David Starr Jordan, Luther Burbank and John Muir. Volunteers will be asked to donate one hour each week, excluding school holidays. A three-hour tutor training seminar will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Sept.
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March 19, 2005
Burbank Unified School District overall: 751 -- 2004 API base 2004 statewide rank 2005 API target ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Walt Disney 779 7 780 Elementary Thomas Edison 789 8 790 Elementary Ralph Emerson 818 8 A Elementary Bret Harte 807 8 A Elementary Thomas Jefferson 837 9 A Elementary William McKinley 747 6 750 Elementary Joaquin Miller 787 7 788 Elementary ...
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March 13, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Residents irked by traffic, cable television, airport noise or any other concern can attend one of the city's town hall meetings. The first in this series was Thursday at John Muir Middle School with two more scheduled in the coming weeks. "At last year's goal setting for fiscal year 2001-2002, one of [council members'] goals was to improve communication with the public," said Vida Wolfe, assistant to the city Mmanager. By being less formal than council meetings, council members hoped to reach new people, Wolfe said.
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By Max Zimbert | January 26, 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.
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August 2, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Posters created by nine Burbank middle school students on the theme water use in the 21st century will be considered for a Metropolitan Water District of Southern California 2001 Calendar. The nine students, three from each of Burbank's public middle schools, were winners in the local "Water is Life" contest. Their artwork was submitted to the calendar competition, said Pat Rude, a conservation advisor with the city of Burbank.
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July 28, 2007
SECURITY GRANT The council unanimously approved a resolution accepting a $92,500 federal homeland security grant. The funding is dispersed through the Department of Homeland Security's Urban Areas Security Initiative, providing monetary assistance to certain urban areas in the United States. The funds go toward equipment, training and operations related to preventing and responding to potential acts and threats of terrorism. WHAT IT MEANS The grant requires no matching funds from the city and will address three distinct areas: $35,000 will be applied to personal protective equipment; $50,000 will go toward tactical equipment; and $7,500 will be used for training.
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June 25, 2003
Myles Grene, 11, of Burbank is a sixth-grader at Luther Burbank Middle School. "Rugrats Go Wild" was a decent movie, definitely geared toward smaller elementary school, if not younger, kids. I didn't think it was very good. For a smaller kid, it would be very good and funny. Bruce Willis did a good job as the voice of Spike. Combining the characters of both shows was kind of abrupt, since on TV they never mention each other. For example, Nigel Thornberry is suddenly Tommy Pickles' idol.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
Burbank Unified school district is falling in line with a growing state trend that has seen student suspensions decline over the past school year compared to the year prior, according to data released this week by state officials. There were 246 fewer suspensions in Burbank schools in 2012-13 compared to 2011-12, the most recent years for which extensive data is available. While there were 948 suspensions across Burbank Unified in 2012-13, there were 1,194 the year before. There were also five fewer expulsions during the last academic year, compared to the year prior when there were 16. Statewide, expulsions decreased by about 12% from more than 9,700 in 2011-12 to about 8,500 in 2012-13.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 31, 2013
Burbank school officials are paving the way for students to become members of an equestrian league just in time for them to compete in a major horse competition at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center on Sunday. With recent approval by Burbank Unified school officials, local teens will go head-to-head against hundreds of others during the Interscholastic Equestrian League's first horse show of the season. During a Burbank school board meeting last week, parents and teens appealed to school officials as they sought their permission to allow Burbank students to become league members.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | July 19, 2013
Beginning in September, the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club will charge students at three Burbank middle schools $60 a month to use its after-school drop-in program. The fees are being implemented to recover some of the $91,000 in rental and maintenance fees the nonprofit expects to pay Burbank Unified to use 10 district campuses for its various after-school programs. “We feel that $60 is very affordable for a month,” said Shanna Warren, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley, adding that families unable to pay can apply for scholarships.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | March 19, 2013
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene . Boys' basketball players earn all-league honors : Boys' basketball players from Burroughs High, Burbank, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson were honored with all-league awards in their respective leagues. Leading the Burbank area in scoring this past season was Pioneers junior Christian Ware-Berry , who was an All-Liberty League first-team selection. The junior averaged 22.2 points a game to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals.
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April 24, 2012
Home. A sacred place. Imagine you found out it is being threatened, along with your long-term health, by something that your city council recently decided was a good idea. For the first time ever in Burbank, a cellphone tower is slated to be installed in a residential neighborhood, on your street. Imagine you learn more and more about the effects of these towers so close to homes and schools. You learn that the EMR Policy Institute recommends a buffer zone of 1,500 feet between towers and schools, that children are the most vulnerable to tower emissions, that studies show many types of health effects, that two schools, Bret Harte and Luther Burbank, as well as a day care center, are within this 1,500 feet of the proposed tower.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 23, 2011
A bare flower bed at Luther Burbank Middle School was transformed Thursday when students, staff and community volunteers marked Earth Day by installing a native-plant garden designed to capture rain water. The 3,900-square-feet plot near the front entrance of the school was a collaboration between the middle school and Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute. "It creates a good environment for learning," Luther Principal Anita Schackmann said of the beautification project.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
Take a dilapidated motorbike and an enthusiastic science teacher, add a half-dozen enterprising students and some expert volunteers, and what do you get? An engaging, two-month engineering lesson and one seriously tricked-out ride. The Luther Burbank Middle School mascot mini-bike project was born out of teacher Joe Reed’s Exploring Technology class, where students study in a hands-on atmosphere of physics, robotics, electronics and forensics. Included in the coursework is disassembling and assembling a 5 1/2-horsepower engine.
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By Max Zimbert | March 13, 2010
A Burbank middle school is on a list released Thursday of schools that have not met federal proficiency targets on standardized tests. Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank Unified and Roosevelt Middle School in Glendale Unified were among the roughly 2,500 schools statewide that are being monitored for not meeting either math or English student achievement standards two years in a row. If the campuses do not meet their benchmarks within...
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By Christopher Cadelago | January 31, 2010
Liam Taylor surveyed a large pile of conked-out computers, televisions and cell phones like a fisherman admiring his catch. As the founding president of Imagine Green Eco Club, he spent weeks imploring the community to drop off unused or spent appliances at the club’s inaugural e-waste collection and recycling event Saturday at Luther Burbank Middle School. The goal, he said, was to prevent toxic and hazardous materials from clogging landfills and polluting the environment.
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