Burbank Arts For All Foundation holds a Community Exchange featuring the BUSD Superintendent and other speakers who will discuss the current budget concerns and cuts and discuss solutions and advocacy steps.
Bret Harte Elementary School's annual Open House drew picnicking families and engaged students with STEM activities and scavenger hunts.
Students, parents and community members learned more about the budget cuts Burbank Unified faces and took stacks of flyers to hand out to Burbank residents with information on the ongoing budget crisis for public schools.
Halfway to their goal, the nonprofit organization has 10 days remaining to raise another $100,000 to reach their target of $200,000 to support arts education in Burbank public schools.
‘The 15 For 15 Challenge’ Will Match Donations up to $15K
Each year, students at BHS and JBHS create keepsake portraits of individual children in other countries facing war, violence, poverty and abuse, to be sent to those children in coordination with The Memory Project program. For the 2018-19 school year, students created portraits of Rohingya children currently living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
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.