October 6, 2012
About five Burbank schools participated in the annual “Walk to School Day” event, which is held nationwide each October. At Stevenson Elementary School, roughly 500 students walked to school Friday with parents and teachers. Once on campus, they were given prizes and snacks provided by Cartoon Network, Whole Foods and Clif Bar & Company. At Bret Harte Elementary this coming week, students will sign a pledge to walk to school, recycle and discuss how to help the environment.
October 6, 2007
Parents and students of William McKinley Elementary School were greeted by more than just a crossing guard on their walks to schools Wednesday morning. Walkers were rewarded with sweets and drinks as part of the school’s participation in International Walk to School Day. Volunteers camped out on four corners leading to the campus at tables stocked with tea cakes, mini-muffins, bagels and cream cheese, coffee and juice. “Yay!” said Charlotte Skinner, who manned the table at South Victory Boulevard and West Valencia Avenue.
October 8, 2008
Crossing guard Claudette Costes sits each day in a beach chair, an umbrella at hand for the days of extreme weather, on the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Keystone Street. On any given weekday, 75 to 100 Thomas Edison Elementary School students wait for her to raise a hand-held stop sign and guide them safely to the other side of the street. Today, her workload will be doubled. Edison PTA President Donna Cunningham organized 200 students to be a part of the school’s first Walking School Bus today in recognition of International Walk/Bike to School Day. “The Walking School Bus is a great benefit and has created a community within our school, and we’re hoping this will encourage others to take part in it,” Cunningham said.
April 17, 2014
Burbank police investigated a threat made by a John Burroughs High School student Wednesday afternoon after the student - who has not been identified - alluded to a teacher that the next day could hold potential danger. “The student said something inappropriate in class about it being a bad day - tomorrow being a bad day,” said Supt. Jan Britz, adding the student was taken into custody. School administrators reported the threat to police before the end of the school day, and officers found the student had neither the intention nor means to carry out the threat.
October 11, 2003
Molly Shore Valaya Burke enjoys walking to school with her grandmother. "Grandma walked me to school when I was in kindergarten," the Stevenson Elementary School first-grader said. On Wednesday, Valaya, 6, and her grandmother, Genola Burke, walked to school as part of International Walk to School Day, which Stevenson participated in for the fifth year. "It was a treat to walk with Grandma, but we didn't have a group to walk with," Valaya said.
September 20, 2003
Molly Shore Attendance in Burbank public schools is considered high, but Board of Education members, district administrators and parents think it can go even higher. Hank Jannace, Burbank Unified School District's director of pupil services, told school board members Thursday about 96% of students attend class each school day, which leaves a little bit of room for improvement. "The state has raised the bar on academic standards," Jannace said.
October 7, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Even family pets got into the spirit of International Walk To School Day as Robert L. Stevenson Elementary School students, their parents and more than a few dogs used their feet and paws to promote pedestrian safety. The event brought out about 300 Stevenson students and their parents Wednesday morning, Stevenson Principal Paula Willebrands said. This was the second year Stevenson has participated, she said. Created in Chicago in 1997, Walk to School Day has quickly spread throughout the country, as well as to Canada and other parts of the world, organizers said.
September 22, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Parents, students and members of the community are invited to participate in the International Walk To School Day next month. Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School will host the event, which will begin at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 2. Participants can also join the 8:15 a.m. group, and both the early group and late group can choose from four different starting points for the walk. The walk is designed to encourage people to be environmentally conscious, to talk to their neighbors, help protect neighborhoods from crime and be health conscious.
February 15, 2003
Jackson Bell Dedicated students of Stevenson Elementary School and their parents braved cold morning rain and dodged puddles to participate in Walk Kids to School Day and open house. Well, at least some of them did. Those soaked from the expedition Wednesday said they had a great time. Third-grader Mathew Smith said he loved the rainy walk to school with his father. "We talked about what we would do to be careful [when walking] and he's sick, so I asked him if he's feeling better," Mathew said.
October 11, 2008
More than 200 Thomas Edison Elementary School students walked to school Wednesday, joining students across the nation in celebrating International Walk/Bike to School Day. On a typical day, the school’s crossing guard guides about 100 children across the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Keystone Street; but thanks in part to the organizing efforts of PTA President Donna Cunningham — who started a group called the Walking School...