Burbank High Arts students celebrated their collaboration on the new Arts building mural with Nickelodeon interns and artists with a series of performances by students in the dance, instrumental, visual and film programs. The colorful mural was designed and directed by senior Ana Cristina Varela.
The large, colorful murals depict swimming and water polo scenes created by student artist Ella Jennings and several student and parent volunteers from the JBHS Aquatic program.
More than 200 students and community members rallied to support gun reform legislation at the Students Against Gun Violence event at John Burroughs High School. Congressman Adam Schiff and Assemblymember Laura Friedman also spoke at the event.
Instead of the annual Party on the Plaza gala with its costly overhead, Burbank Arts For All Foundation is running a "black tie optional, pajamas preferred" month-long fundraising effort in order to boost the amount of funding they can provide Burbank Unified in the face of mounting financial need.
Students in the Burbank High School Drama program present Arthur Miller's play of the 1692-93 Salem witch trials at the Massachusetts Bay Colony at The Colony Theatre, April 11-13.
Seven hundred students with improved or perfect attendance from BUSD middle and high schools, academies and programs attended a private screening of the recently-released movie "Shazam!" as guests of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Performers and PTA volunteers who put on the Ralph Emerson Elementary Multicultural Celebration were recognized for their efforts by the Burbank Board of Education and local lawmakers.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox spoke with John Burroughs High School students about leadership and the value of humanitarian work in other countries, after learning of work the school's Build A Miracle club has been doing for years, building and furnishing homes in the poverty-stricken El Florido area of Tijuana.
The musical production was presented by fourth-grade students at Joaquin Miller Elementary School.
Burbank and Burroughs High School choirs and bands join forces with industry professionals from Musicians at Play Foundation to raise funds for the two high schools' instrumental and vocal music programs with a concert featuring iconic works by John Williams and Michael Giacchino and conducted by Anthony Parnther from the London Philharmonic.
Burbank Unified elementary schools celebrated Read In Day throughout the district with special attention to the importance of literacy skill and the joy of reading.
Tickets are still available for two shows on Saturday and one show Sunday, showcasing some of Burbank's top student talent.
With the $100,000 donation, Burbank Unified has one-third of the funding for weekly music classes at the district's 11 elementary schools for 2019-20.