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.
April 2, 2003
Burroughs hosts annual music festival MAGNOLIA PARK -- John Burroughs High School will host its fourth annual music festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium. Student musicians from Burroughs and Burbank high schools, and Jordan, Luther Burbank and John Muir middle schools will perform. There will also be performances by students from schools in other areas. The public is invited to attend the free festival. Burroughs High School is at 1920 Clark Ave. Entrance to the campus is on Parish Place.
June 28, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Trading summer vacation for more time in the classroom may not be the holiday of choice for most Burbank students, but that's exactly how many will be spending their time. After a one-week break, more than 3,000 Burbank students returned for summer school this week. About 670 students showed up Monday at David Starr Jordan Middle School, where the district middle school summer session is being held this year. Students were not the only ones less than thrilled with the prospect of more time at school.
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.
October 2, 2009
BURBANK — The latest standardized test results released by state education officials Tuesday showed significant progress in narrowing the achievement gap between white and minority students in the Burbank Unified School District. Latino students gained 20 points on the Academic Performance Index, a vital state-mandated benchmark, compared with the year prior, according to the report. And while students with learning disabilities remained the lowest-scoring test takers, they gained almost 20 points to be proficient in English language arts and mathematics.
July 22, 2000
Joyce Rudolph The Woman's Club of Burbank honored 12 Good Citizenship award recipients from the city's three public middle schools at a luncheon meeting at Genio's Restaurant. Recognized from David Starr Jordan were Elizabeth Alcaraz, Benjamin Baker and Corina Cardenas, all sixth-graders; Adriana Santos, a seventh-grader; and Hai Dao, an eighth-grader, who has received the honor for three consecutive years. From John Muir the good citizens were Louren Rowsey, a sixth-grader; Joanna Lee and Tanner Bennett, both seventh-graders; and eighth-grader Lernik Honarchian.
August 4, 2004
Mark R. Madler When classes resume next month at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and two of the district's middle schools, students will see several new faces in the principals' offices. Naming a new principal at Roosevelt and reinstating assistant principal positions at Luther Burbank and David Starr Jordan middle schools will be among the appointments Burbank Unified school board members are scheduled to make. The board will meet in closed session at 3 p.m. Thursday at Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. The public session begins at 6 p.m. School board members will also consider hiring an assistant principal for guidance at John Burroughs High School, and a director of curriculum, instruction and assessment and a director of operations and maintenance for the school district.
October 15, 2005
service clubsWhat better way to view peace than through the eyes of a child? Once again, the Burbank Noon Lions Club is seeking to reinforce the importance of peace by allowing Burbank students between 11 and 13 to express their feelings in the 18th annual International Peace Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Peace without Borders" and youth are encouraged to express their views on what peace means to them. For the past nine years, the club has sponsored the local middle schools and the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank for this competition, which is organized by the Lions Clubs International.