Principal's Update

Principal's Update


June 12, 2017


This week’s edition of the Burbank Bulletin will close out the school year. And, what a great year it has been. I am tremendously proud of the accomplishments of our staff and students. This year, we introduced two new programs to support our school’s collective mission. We added a new technology class, Innovation Lab (i-Lab), to our 6th and 7th grader’s schedule. This class has been hugely popular with our students, not to mention beneficial in teaching them important and innovative technology-related skills. We also added an advisory program for all students in grades 6-8. The implementation of advisory for us at the middle level has marked an important step in meeting the rapidly developing social and emotional needs of our adolescent students. Feedback from teachers and students on advisory has also been positive, proving advisory is working to strengthen our already strong and positive school climate. In addition to our new curricular programming, this year also brought new enrichment and support opportunities for students. We have added a Green Team, Gay Straight Alliance, and video production “company”, LBTV, to our after school offerings.  These offerings have complemented our current enrichment program and have provided additional opportunities for our students as we work to meet their diverse needs and interests.  Next year, we will look to even further expand our programming and offerings for students. I am already looking forward to all of the growth, academic and otherwise, next year will bring.

As we journey ahead, please remember that we journey together. I encourage your participation and your input as we work together to provide your child with the best possible middle school experience. If you and/or your child are around this summer and want to stop in to say “hello”, please know my door is always open. I’d love the visit. Until then…

Summer… here we come!

Best Regards,

Laura Friend



Our last day of school will be Tuesday, June 20th. Dismissal will be at 10:45 AM, with no lunch served. This last week will go by quickly. Please take a look at the important reminders, below, about these last days of school.

June 13, Keith Munslow Comedian for Kids, 9:30 AM

June 13, LBMS Book Swap – Jump start to summer reading!

June 13, Meet & Greet – Rising 6th grade parents/guardians presentation, 6:00 PM (Title 1 presentation) 6:30 PM (Meet & Greet)

June 14: Field Day, All School Event – Thank you, volunteers!

June 14, NRHS Fall Athletics Update, gr. 8-11, 6:30 PM, NRHS (. See flyer.)

June 19, Move Up Day

June 19, Gr. 8 Grade Recognition Night Ceremony & Dance

June 20, Last day of school (early release, dismissal at 10:45 AM, no lunch served)