Saturday, February 26, 2011

Burbank High Academic Decathlon team advances

Academic Decathlon team advances to state competition


By Megan O'Neil, Burbank Leader
February 16, 2011


The Burbank High School Academic Decathlon team has advanced to the state championship after finishing fifth at the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon earlier this month.


Led by long-time Burbank High English teacher Val Beidelman, students Benjamin Reyes, Hector Santa Cruz, Mariam Kyarunts, Rafael Santa Cruz, Audrey Min, Amanda Porreca, Marc Hoffman and Bruno Maynez faced off against competitors from 47 other Southern California high schools during two days of competition on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5.


Burbank High finished with a team score of 40,600 out of 60,000, good enough for fifth place. West High School in Torrance won the competition for the third consecutive year with a score of 44,476 points. The top eight teams advance to the state competition, which kicks off on March 12 in Sacramento.


Reyes, a senior and Burbank High Academic Decathlon president, earned an award for individually scoring more than 8,000 points. The team also won several sectional awards, including first place in the oral super quiz and third place in the super quiz

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bruce Osgood, BHS Principal,Takes New Job at Village Christian

Burbank High principal takes job at Village Christian

Bruce Osgood will step down at the end of the school year; search is on for his replacement.

By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com
February 18, 2011, Burbank Leader

Burbank High School Principal Bruce Osgood will step down at the end of the academic year to assume a similar role at Village Christian Schools in Sun Valley, officials said Thursday. Osgood, 56, will serve as principal for the middle and high schools at Village Christian, a K-12 private school with an enrollment of about 1,000 students, said Head of Schools Tom Konjoyan. He replaces Lisa Levoe, who served as interim principal for one year. Levoe will now assume the title of assistant principal and continue to be in charge of college counseling.

Village Christian has been a standard bearer in private education for 60 years, Osgood said, and offers a unique experience for an affordable price. "I have been in public education for 25 years and have always loved it," Osgood said. "That hasn’t diminished at all, but I just feel at this time the call was to move to a Christian school where I could pursue my two great passions, ministry and education."

Since Osgood took the helm at Burbank High in 2003, the school raised its Academic Performance Index score by more than 100 points, and he supervised a major refurbishment project. He has been a champion for the school’s athletic teams, and two years ago oversaw the Burbank High centennial celebration.

In 2010, he was honored by the Assn. of California School Administrators as the 2009-10 High School Principal of the Year. READ FULL STORY

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Burbank On Parade 2011

The City of Burbank is celbrating it's 100th Birthday this year and this is the theme for this year's Burbank On Parade which will be on Saturday April 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Olive Ave between Keystone Street and Lomita.
For more information click here Burbank On Parade.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BHS 2nd Alumni Baseball Game

Photo from last year's (2010) alumni baseball game
On Saturday, February 26, 2011, Burbank High School Baseball will host their Second Annual BHS Baseball Alumni Game - Varsity vs. Alumni at 6:00 pm.There are many ways to participate as an alumni - be a player, be a coach, be a sponsor, be a spectator. Just come out and support the BHS Baseball program and re-connect with old friends, teammates and coaches. Please RSVP to this event if you are able to attend and check back often for updated information. Hope to see you at the field! At last year's game they had tables set and food was served before the game and during the game. Dress warm as was very cold and windy last year and everyone was freezing cold.