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Led Lighting Installed at Bell-Jeff High

Bellarmine-Jefferson High School has begun the “Ultimate Classroom Project” to transform the lives of students in their classrooms. The first step in the execution of this project includes upgrading all learning environments with LED lighting.

Through the gifts of generous donors—including a $25,000 sponsorship from actress and 1949 alumni Angie Dickinson—Bellarmine-Jefferson High School has installed LED lighting in six classrooms and two administrative offices with more to come. The long-term benefits also include higher efficiency and considerable cost savings. In partnership with Go Green, the school is beginning to create an environment that is less harmful for learning.

According to a study conducted by Mark Winterbottom of Cambridge University and Arnold Wilkins of the University of Essex, research concluded that the traditional 100 Hz fluorescent lighting in average classrooms create an “imperceptible flicker that can cause visual discomfort and make it more difficult to read accurately.”

“The support of our generous alumni donors, including Ms. Angie Dickinson, will allow Bellarmine-Jefferson High School the opportunity to provide truly state-of-the-art learning environments for students,” said Principal Mr. Michael Stumpf. “Flexible payment options and work scheduling in partnership with Go Green Solutions has allowed our school to begin the Ultimate Classroom Project with very little disruption to our students and faculty. We are truly grateful to Go Green Solutions for their support throughout this process.”

For more information about how you can contribute to Bellarmine-Jefferson High School’s Ultimate Classroom Project, please contact Renee Rodriguez, Director of Development, at (818) 333-5539 or rrodriguez@bell-jeff.net.

Bellarmine-Jefferson Principal Marks First Year

Bellarmine-Jefferson Principal Michael Stumpf has one year under his belt leading the high school, and he’s looking forward to overseeing new programs and classes for the coming year.

Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Principal Michael Stumpf begins his second year this July 2014. (Photo Courtesy of Bellarmine-Jefferson High School.)

Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Principal Michael Stumpf begins his second year this July 2014. (Photo Courtesy of Bellarmine-Jefferson High School.)

The high school launches its Google-based Chromebook technology program in the fall. After months of research and discussion by teachers and administration, Bell-Jeff is ready to commit to the new program.

Students will be provided with the necessary technology and resources to read textbooks, work on and submit assignments and interact with teachers and fellow students, say school officials. They emphasize technology skills and knowledge are vital for success in college and work in the 21st century.

“I am excited for what is to come for Bell-Jeff,” said Stumpf. “We truly are here to stay and we are growing in so many ways. Bell-Jeff is a special place where each student is important; our students will receive a quality Catholic Education, and be prepared to succeed in life.”

New courses will debut in the coming 2014-15 school year, including Mobile App Development, Robotics, Gardening and Sustainability and Technology Literacy. The school sees these new courses as ways to promote the STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – focus that educators throughout the world have been underlining as necessary knowledge for the coming years.

“I am very blessed to have so much support at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School,” Stumpf added. “I am thankful for the entire Bell-Jeff community. In addition, I have had tremendous support from the Los Angeles Archdiocese as well as the local community in the city of Burbank.”

The school has been able to extend its 2014-2015 application period through the month of July and offer scholarships for families seeking financial assistance, with the addition of new funding for tuition assistance.

“Here at Bell-Jeff we have adopted the idea of F.A.M.I.L.Y. ®, which means ‘forget about me I love you,’“ Mr. Stumpf also commented. “This sums up what it means to live the gospel message. We are proud of the fact that the students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni are all a part of the Bell-Jeff family.”

Bellarmine-Jefferson High School is a private, co-ed, four-year, accredited, Catholic school for grades 9 – 12. Bell-Jeff draws students from throughout the San Fernando Valley area and is located on Olive Avenue in Burbank.

St. Robert Bellarmine School Honors Burbank Police Officers

Photo By Ross A. Benson

St. Robert Bellarmine school in Burbank held a special mass in honor of the Burbank Police.  Officers were presented with hand made cards by students to show appreciation for their service to the community.  After the Mass, officers were treated to a lunch