June 12, 2012
Three Burbank High School graduating seniors were honored at the Burbank University Women's Scholarship Tea at the home of Marcia Baroda May 10. Receiving college scholarships were Seda Byrut and Valery Vasquez from Burbank High School and Jordan Bradley from Burroughs High School. Seda was secretary of the Key Club, where she kept track of service hours for more than 400 students. For the Mock Trial organization on campus, she has been historian, secretary and now is president.
January 30, 2011
When we are given the opportunity to express ourselves through words, pictures, music, dance or any other form of artistic expression, we don't just grow artistically and intellectually, we also learn to analyze our thoughts, feelings and ideas. We gain a better understanding of the world. It gives us the chance to experience life in a fresh and more exciting way while becoming more interested in the ideas and works of others. That opportunity, given by the PTA Reflections Program, saw five Burbank students and 76 area students honored for their artistic expression at the First District PTA Reflections reception and awards ceremony held last week on the campus of Woodbury University.
February 23, 2008
The City Council’s decision to alter the Art in Public Places ordinance to allow developers to give a portion of their mandated contribution to the Burbank Arts Education Foundation to benefit local arts programs in schools was a boon for Burbank children and the community as a whole. With the council’s vote on Tuesday, developers can now offer half of their 1% Art in Public Places obligation to the foundation, which supports the Burbank Unified School District’s Arts for All program.
January 6, 2007
BURBANK — The Burbank Unified School District is continuing work on the first phase of an arts curriculum for all students with the addition of standards-based visual and performing-arts instruction at elementary schools, district officials said. The curriculum, Arts for All, is a long-range arts-education plan for teachers that was adopted more than a year ago after the district received a $35,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The district received funding from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to hire an arts coordinator to develop an arts-education curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
August 2, 2006
BURBANK — School district officials are bringing back the arts. Burbank Unified School District will restore the arts in its core curriculum with "Arts for All,"— a 10-year strategic plan that will provide visual arts, music, dance and drama to elementary schools. Teachers, administrators, community members and industry leaders created Burbank's strategic plan for an arts education over an 18-month period, Deputy Supt. Joel Shapiro said. "Our basic goal is to have sequential, standards-based arts instruction that is offered to all students at all grade levels," Shapiro said.
June 11, 2005
Jacqui Brown Not every student in public school gets to shine -- that's academic -- but when they fall under the wing of a local improvisational director, there's not a cloud in the sky. Stacey Jack, who moved to Burbank in the mid-1990s, definitely has something to crow about. Her talent as a theater actress and producer with three companies -- Theatre West, The Zoo District and Mt. Hollywood Church over the years -- led her to develop a unique program called the Gifted Crow Improv Theatre for Youth.
April 3, 2004
BURBANK HIGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER NAME WHAT HAPPENED At Thursday's school board meeting, members approved adding "Visual Arts" to the name of the Burbank High School Performing Arts Center. WHAT IT MEANS The board authorized spending $1,800 to design and add letters to the name of the performing arts center. The center is used for animation, video production and photography, in addition to performing arts such as dance and vocal music, Burbank High School Principal Bruce Osgood said.
January 22, 2003
Five Burbank high school students are semifinalists in the Music Center's 2003 Spotlight Awards for visual arts. Eleventh-grader Katherine Park of Burbank High School is competing in the two-dimensional design category. Photography semifinalists are Burroughs High School 12th-graders Marsha Graniel, Pachaporn Pandensaeng, Adam Senate and Curran Wedner. Winners will be announced March 6 during a reception at the Bobbie Greenfield Gallery at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica.