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February 18, 2009
FUNDING GRANTS AND CUTS The Burbank Unified School District Board of Education will discuss the impacts on city schools from the federal stimulus package and the state?s most recent budget plan. District staff members held a special meeting for the board Tuesday to update trustees on the financial benefits and dangers they might soon have to balance because of the combination of cuts and grants that the district may soon receive. The federal stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday will offer millions to the district to help fund supplemental programs for special education and for schools with high percentages of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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NEWS
By Rachel Kane | January 30, 2008
President William McKinley was assassinated more than a century ago, but on Tuesday morning, a few parents and a principal managed to breathe new life into the former leader. It was President McKinley’s birthday, and parents from William McKinley Elementary School put together a short skit for their third- to fifth-grade students on the president’s life. “It’s an opportunity to let the kids know who their school is named after,” PTA President Suzanne Weerts said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | August 30, 2006
BURBANK ? Many coaches at Burbank and Burroughs highs are looking forward to making the jump from the Foothill League to the Pacific League. Teams from the two schools will be joining the new league beginning this school year after a long association with the Foothill League, traditionally a tough group of teams. But in girls' golf, the Pacific League could likely prove to be a more talent-laden league than what the Indians and Bulldogs have been used to. "We are joining a very good league," Burroughs Coach Mike Krose said.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 9, 2013
The 2013 Leadership Burbank Class laughed while they raised funds for this year's community project “31 Violins” to support music education in the local elementary schools, said class member Amy Albano. More than 100 guests packed the Flappers Comedy Club in Downtown Burbank for the event on March 28. “Specifically, we are hoping to buy 31 violins and music stands for Providencia and Roosevelt elementary schools, and any extra money we have will go in general to support the program,” Albano said.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | November 5, 2013
The instrumental music associations of Burbank and Burroughs high schools are setting aside their crosstown rivalry this week and producing a fundraising jazz concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Burbank High School Auditorium. “An Evening of Jazz” will showcase TV composer and Burbank resident Ron Jones (“Family Guy”) and his Influence Jazz Orchestra, along with jazz ensembles from the two high schools. Proceeds will benefit the music education programs at Burroughs and Burbank high schools.
SPORTS
October 26, 2005
tullyCROSS-COUNTRY 58th annual Mount San Antonio College Invitational: Burbank and Burroughs had some fine performances Saturday at the meet in Walnut. The top local varsity effort was turned in by the Indian girls' team, which placed fifth among the 26 schools in its race. Michelle Martinez led the way by finishing eighth in 19 minutes 16 seconds. She was followed by Sadee Martinez (11th; 19:46), Brenda Santana (29th; 20:53), Lilyana Morejon (31st; 21:03) and Audrey Akcasu (70th; 22:19)
NEWS
February 28, 2001
The author of the editorial "Rah! Rah! Rah!" featured in the Feb. 14 "Gains & Losses" owes several Burbank schools an apology. Describing John Muir Middle School and others as "losers" on the basis that they didn't rake in the big bucks in last year's API race displayed a lack of journalistic integrity. Why not detail the dedicated and amazing amount of work that was done by the staffs and students of the schools that were the big winners? You'd make better use of the space in your column to praise and congratulate them and leave it at that.
NEWS
February 14, 2001
I applaud the sentiments expressed in Jill Herbertson's letter ("Test hardly a fair picture of schools," Feb. 7), which raised many good points about the quality of the schools and their teachers, which can hardly be measured on a test. As a further measure of fairness, in addition to tests that grade the schools and their teachers, how about tests that grade that other crucial component to any child's education -- their parents. Let's rate each child's parents in terms of the quantity and quality of their participation in their child's schoolwork, be it as simple as correcting nightly homework, all the way to volunteering in school activities, with numerous other items in between.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | August 25, 2007
BURBANK — A set of seminars on cross-cultural awareness for John Burroughs High School athletics staffers seeks to enhance the sensitive side of the school’s coaches. Darryl Kincy, a motivational speaker, made a presentation to all of the high school’s athletics staff Tuesday and spoke with them about ethnic and cultural sensitivity and taboos. The first of two seminars was part of ordinary staff development, and not in response to ethnic and cultural clashes at the school, said Jan Britz, assistant superintendent of instructional services.
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