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August 30, 2008
The bell has rung again at local campuses, with students saying goodbye to another summer and hello to the classroom. It’s a time for making new friends, discovering new subjects and perhaps most importantly, discovering oneself. At every level, whether elementary, middle or high school, the school scene is one big social study, and our teachers and administrators continue to do a great job keeping the schools safe and healthy. This is an ethnically diverse area that sees its share of racial tension.
NEWS
By Lauren Hilgers | April 29, 2006
Every year at David Starr Jordan Middle School, there comes a time when sixth-graders are called upon to put down their books and put on a toga. Students arrived at school on Friday draped in white sheets and wearing laurels in their hair. The annual Greek Day celebration gives students at taste of what things were like in ancient Greece, Principal Mary Margaret Kljunak said. "This really brings Greece to life," she said, observing students as they participated in their version of the Olympic Games.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | October 28, 2009
BURBANK — Roosevelt Elementary School celebrated its namesake’s birthday Monday with a lesson on fitness and healthy choices to honor the late president’s legacy. Every student received a free jump rope, and each grade had about 25 minutes of freestyle jump rope and relays. “The school and community are doing a good job to keep kids active,” Jennifer Fagnani, communications director for St. Joseph’s Medical Center, which provided the jump ropes, and whose son Michael is in second grade.
NEWS
June 16, 2004
Muir principal makes it official HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Burbank Unified school board members recently named Dan Hacking as principal of John Muir Middle School. Hacking was named interim principal last year after then-principal Bruce Osgood was reassigned to Burbank High School. Hacking, a former John Burroughs High School social studies teacher, spent four years as a summer school administrator before being appointed assistant principal at John Muir in 1999.
NEWS
May 24, 2003
Tim Willert Bruce Osgood, a longtime Burbank resident and former Burbank High assistant principal, is returning after three years to become the school's new principal. The school board voted unanimously this week to reassign Osgood from John Muir Middle School, where he has served as principal since 1999. "As a parent and a longtime administrator, Bruce is committed to improving student learning achievement and supporting staff," Supt. Gregory Bowman said.
NEWS
March 15, 2003
A celebration honoring Bernice Hardman on her 100th birthday was shared with close friends and four generations of her family Feb. 16 at the Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank. She received commendations from L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, state Assem- blywoman Carol Liu and La Canada Flintridge Mayor Dave Spence. She is a native Californian, born in Cedarsville in 1903, moving to Knight's Landing on the Sacramento River at 9, and graduating from Woodland High School in 1920.
NEWS
June 27, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- It's become clear to parents and educators that in order to bring music back to district elementary schools, it's going to take initiative. The school board voted Thursday to appoint a task force of 10 to 12 members to address the issue after hearing a proposal by Greg Bowman, the Burbank Unified School District deputy superintendent planning the return of the music program to the primary schools. "What we're looking to establish is a timeline and begin some interim implementation, thinking ahead to next year," said Bowman, whose strategic master plan for the district lists an elementary school music program as one of 13 priorities.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
Gary Moskowitz RANCHO DISTRICT -- It's the illumination of the imaginary light bulb that Heather Reichard sees above her students' heads when they understand a lesson that makes the local teacher love her job. Reichard, a second-year sixth-grade language arts/social studies teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, was one of about 50 first- and second-year teachers to recently attend a new teacher support meeting....
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | September 11, 2009
Juan Gomez wiped sweat from his forehead in between planting scores of American flags Friday on the grassy area outside Burbank Community Day School. “I should be home eating, but I came out early to help out,” he said. He was one of eight students at 7:30 a.m. putting the finishing touches on a 9/11 memorial that students had been researching for two weeks. Thirty minutes later, the rest of his 45 schoolmates had arrived, and the students’ mural, six posters and about 1,000 U.S. flags dotted the exterior of Burbank Community Day School at the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue.
FEATURES
October 20, 2007
M any young people think Christianity is too judgmental, hypocritical and anti-gay, according to new findings by Christian-based research firm The Barna Group. The group reportedly found that church attitudes about people are creating a negative image of the faith among people 16- to 29-year-olds, and thus driving them away. Are you seeing this within your own faith community? And even if it’s not Christian, how do you convey traditional religious messages to youth to keep them interested in the faith?
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By Max Zimbert | October 28, 2009
BURBANK — Roosevelt Elementary School celebrated its namesake’s birthday Monday with a lesson on fitness and healthy choices to honor the late president’s legacy. Every student received a free jump rope, and each grade had about 25 minutes of freestyle jump rope and relays. “The school and community are doing a good job to keep kids active,” Jennifer Fagnani, communications director for St. Joseph’s Medical Center, which provided the jump ropes, and whose son Michael is in second grade.
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By Max Zimbert | September 11, 2009
Juan Gomez wiped sweat from his forehead in between planting scores of American flags Friday on the grassy area outside Burbank Community Day School. “I should be home eating, but I came out early to help out,” he said. He was one of eight students at 7:30 a.m. putting the finishing touches on a 9/11 memorial that students had been researching for two weeks. Thirty minutes later, the rest of his 45 schoolmates had arrived, and the students’ mural, six posters and about 1,000 U.S. flags dotted the exterior of Burbank Community Day School at the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue.
NEWS
August 30, 2008
The bell has rung again at local campuses, with students saying goodbye to another summer and hello to the classroom. It’s a time for making new friends, discovering new subjects and perhaps most importantly, discovering oneself. At every level, whether elementary, middle or high school, the school scene is one big social study, and our teachers and administrators continue to do a great job keeping the schools safe and healthy. This is an ethnically diverse area that sees its share of racial tension.
FEATURES
October 20, 2007
M any young people think Christianity is too judgmental, hypocritical and anti-gay, according to new findings by Christian-based research firm The Barna Group. The group reportedly found that church attitudes about people are creating a negative image of the faith among people 16- to 29-year-olds, and thus driving them away. Are you seeing this within your own faith community? And even if it’s not Christian, how do you convey traditional religious messages to youth to keep them interested in the faith?
NEWS
By Lauren Hilgers | April 29, 2006
Every year at David Starr Jordan Middle School, there comes a time when sixth-graders are called upon to put down their books and put on a toga. Students arrived at school on Friday draped in white sheets and wearing laurels in their hair. The annual Greek Day celebration gives students at taste of what things were like in ancient Greece, Principal Mary Margaret Kljunak said. "This really brings Greece to life," she said, observing students as they participated in their version of the Olympic Games.
NEWS
June 16, 2004
Muir principal makes it official HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Burbank Unified school board members recently named Dan Hacking as principal of John Muir Middle School. Hacking was named interim principal last year after then-principal Bruce Osgood was reassigned to Burbank High School. Hacking, a former John Burroughs High School social studies teacher, spent four years as a summer school administrator before being appointed assistant principal at John Muir in 1999.
NEWS
May 24, 2003
Tim Willert Bruce Osgood, a longtime Burbank resident and former Burbank High assistant principal, is returning after three years to become the school's new principal. The school board voted unanimously this week to reassign Osgood from John Muir Middle School, where he has served as principal since 1999. "As a parent and a longtime administrator, Bruce is committed to improving student learning achievement and supporting staff," Supt. Gregory Bowman said.
NEWS
March 15, 2003
A celebration honoring Bernice Hardman on her 100th birthday was shared with close friends and four generations of her family Feb. 16 at the Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank. She received commendations from L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, state Assem- blywoman Carol Liu and La Canada Flintridge Mayor Dave Spence. She is a native Californian, born in Cedarsville in 1903, moving to Knight's Landing on the Sacramento River at 9, and graduating from Woodland High School in 1920.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
Gary Moskowitz RANCHO DISTRICT -- It's the illumination of the imaginary light bulb that Heather Reichard sees above her students' heads when they understand a lesson that makes the local teacher love her job. Reichard, a second-year sixth-grade language arts/social studies teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, was one of about 50 first- and second-year teachers to recently attend a new teacher support meeting....
NEWS
June 27, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- It's become clear to parents and educators that in order to bring music back to district elementary schools, it's going to take initiative. The school board voted Thursday to appoint a task force of 10 to 12 members to address the issue after hearing a proposal by Greg Bowman, the Burbank Unified School District deputy superintendent planning the return of the music program to the primary schools. "What we're looking to establish is a timeline and begin some interim implementation, thinking ahead to next year," said Bowman, whose strategic master plan for the district lists an elementary school music program as one of 13 priorities.
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