April 23, 2003
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is requesting $150,000 for the city of Burbank's Middle School Violence Prevention Program. Schiff made his request earlier this month before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and State. In March 2001, the city and school district staff conducted a survey of all Burbank middle and high school students, who were asked to describe the three most significant issues facing them. No. 1 on the list was the prevention of violence in schools.
December 13, 2008
Supt. Gregory Bowman, who has held the reins of the Burbank Unified School District for six years and been an educator for 44, announced this week that he will retire in June. It seems, on the face of it, like a sad time to end an illustrious career. Burbank Unified, like other districts throughout the state, has struggled with state budget woes in recent months, and the jury remains out on how much Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s planned midyear cuts will worsen things. Bowman, in his final months in Burbank, has often had to scrape to keep his district functioning as well as possible.
May 20, 2000
Irma Lemus MAGNOLIA PARK -- John Burroughs High School student Nariman Ansari was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Burroughs senior was one of 200 students to receive the scholarship. About 9,000 other high school seniors from across the country applied, school officials said. Ansari was selected because of his school involvement and academic accomplishments. He has been a member of Burroughs' student government, played on the tennis team and participated in the Odyssey of the Mind problem-solving competition.
July 16, 2005
For the second year in a row, the Teens in Action Media Communications Team has been nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. "Sex: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" was nominated in the Education category. Show producer Colleen Duffy Felix hoped that the nomination was due to the way the show's content was presented. "We didn't tiptoe around certain wordage or issues," Felix said. "We presented the information without being preachy and in a way that they are learning."
July 4, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Summertime is good reading time. Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services will begin its summer reading programs Sunday for students of all ages. The first programs will be at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank. Several programs will be offered for adults and pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school students. The youngest students will focus on phonics and comprehension skills, while older students will focus on reading speed, vocabulary and study skills.
February 7, 2012
Nominations are now being taken for Burbank's Austin Cook Award for Outstanding Youth for recognition in May 2012. Each year the city of Burbank's Youth Board honors outstanding youth that have positively contributed to the community. Examples may include youth that have provided outstanding volunteer service, made an achievement while overcoming adversity or donated their talents to the community. This award program is designed to highlight middle and high school teens who live or go to school in Burbank.
November 22, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- A passion for education runs in her family, so for Alexis Sheehy, it seemed like a natural step to move into the position of director of secondary education. Sheehy, 57, a Redondo Beach resident who will take over the Burbank Unified School District position Jan. 8, said she learned her love of education from her mother and grandmother, who were both teachers. Her daughter, Shannon, is also a teacher. Sheehy has been an educator for 35 years, first as a teacher, most recently as a principal at West High School in Torrance since 1996.
April 13, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Ebi Gabor told of her arrival into Auschwitz and how the Nazis made her stand naked in the cold while they stripped her of her dignity and shaved her head. Then she held up her arm to show a faded, green tattoo of numbers. Students at John Muir Middle School leaned forward to get a closer look. Gabor described the horrific events leading to that point and how her life changed forever when Gestapo pounded on her family's home at 2 a.m. one night and arrested them.
April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes MAGNOLIA PARK -- Future Paul Klees and Mary Cassatts will be on display at the Creative Arts Center through May 2, as part of the Youth Art Expo. The work of 1,200 local students was narrowed down to the 200 selected from area schools. The show is sponsored by the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. Middle and high school artists were honored at a reception April 12 and elementary school artists had their debut Sunday.
May 9, 2001
The Burbank Human Relations Council, with the cooperation of Ted Bunch of the Burbank Unified School District, has just completed its 14th year of Holocaust presentations to the middle and high school students. This year we had 24 speakers, survivors and liberators who gave 50 hours of classroom testimony. We wish to compliment the students on their excellent behavior while attending these sessions. They were most attentive and asked excellent questions.