May 31, 2003
Katherine Morin, 15, a ninth-grader studying theater arts at Marshall Magnet School in Los Angeles, and Daniela Stitz, 17, an 11th-grader studying visual arts at Oakwood High School in North Hollywood, were awarded the Governor's Arts Scholar medallions. Katherine and Daniela are among 520 California high school scholars statewide to be honored for their accomplishments in the arts. The Burbank teenagers received their awards at a ceremony Friday hosted by Paramount Pictures.
July 3, 2004
Mark R. Madler Donations from various sources will help a Burbank teenager spend the summer studying at Harvard University. Deysy Ordonez, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Burbank High School, was accepted into the university's summer school program but was not able to receive any financial aid. Thanks to the Burbank Firefighters Assn., an area Realtor, and other donors, Deysy left recently for the East Coast to spend eight weeks earning college credit and experiencing the life of a college freshman.
February 21, 2009
PLAN TO SHARE HIGH SCHOOL POOLS Jan Britz, assistant superintendent of instructional services, presented a report on a developing plan to share pools at Burbank and John Burroughs high schools with the city during its summer 2009 aquatics program. Burbank?s two public pools, at the McCambridge and Verdugo recreation centers, were damaged during an earthquake in July, and officials are developing plans to repair both. Under a memorandum of understanding, the district would provide the pools for use during specific hours for the city?
August 5, 2000
Erin Park BURBANK -- An onslaught of questions ranging from "What's the weather like over there?" to "Do you like 'N Sync?" bombarded 12 exchange students from Burbank's sister city, Ota, Japan when they visited summer school at Luther Burbank Middle School this week. The Japanese students, 12 to 18 years old, took a tour of Luther Burbank, visiting several classrooms to get a taste of what school life in America is really like. "I hope they saw a lot of nice students and were welcomed," said summer school student Veronica Wachowiak, who will be entering her senior year at Burbank High School.
October 30, 2004
Jacqui Brown When the middle school graduation requirements for Burbank Unified were changed three years ago, it was intended to gives students as complete an education as possible. That goal has proven elusive, as the 120 unit requirement for graduation has proved difficult for students who face a shortage of summer school options when they must make up classes. Middle school principals and counselors, along with the Assistant Supt. Alexis Sheehy, have been working on how to implement the policy over the past three years, but all agree it can't work as it is written.
August 7, 2002
Molly Shore Joselyn Huesca used to stammer and get nervous when she had to read in front of anyone. But the girl, who is entering seventh grade, said she is getting over her reading impediments with the help of Reading For Life, the summer school class she took at Jordan Middle School. "It's also helped me in my writing skills," Joselyn said. The six-week class, taught by Jeanne Savoy and Jennifer Woods, helps most of the students increase their reading ability, Savoy said.
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.
June 30, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- They took individual kernels of corn from each cob then ground the kernels into a course powder using a flat, grinding stone called ao7 metatef7 . Add a little water, ball up the powder, flatten it with a wooden press and heat, and the next thing you know a whole group of fourth- and fifth-grade students at George Washington Elementary School are dipping crunchy corn tortillas...
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.