Principal's Update

Principal's Update


June 12, 2018


This week’s edition of the Burbank Bulletin will close out the school year. It’s been a fun-filled productive year, and I am tremendously proud of the commitment and accomplishments of our staff and students. The 2017-2018 school year brought newly enhanced offerings to strengthen our academic programming and support our school’s collective mission “to build wisdom, knowledge, respect, responsibility, and compassion by engaging the head, hands, and heart of each one of our students.”  An enriched technology class, Innovation Lab (i-Lab), entered its second year, serving to deepen our students’ technology and critical thinking skills; while our school’s advisory program also entered its sophomore year, working to meet the rapidly developing social and emotional needs of our adolescent students through a small group discussion format. 

Extracurricular programming also expanded this year as we have collectively worked to embrace our school’s mission and journey together as an inclusive community. To this end, our programming extended to include an expanded Green Team, Gender and Sexualities Alliance, video production “company” LBTV, and Game Club.  These offerings have complemented our current enrichment program and have provided additional opportunities for our students to celebrate their uniqueness and explore their individual talents and interests.  Next year, we will look to even further expand our programming and offerings as we strive for continual growth on a variety of fronts.

Enjoy the time that the summer weeks have to offer. Feel free to stop into the office to say “hello” if you are in the neighborhood. My door is always open, and I would certainly love the company.

It truly is an honor and a privilege to serve the Lancaster community as principal, and I look forward to another great year ahead.

Yours in partnership,

Laura Friend


2017-2018 School Council Parent Survey

At the end of each school year the teaching and administrative teams at LBMS take some time to reflect upon the school year, making note of things we did well and areas where we wish to make improvements.   Feedback from parents, students, and staff helps us gain a broader perspective on the school year.  Your feedback is an important part of this process.  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and to give us some positive and constructive feedback regarding your experiences at LBMS this year. Our survey will close on Thursday, June 21st.


Our last day of school will be Thursday, June 21st. Dismissal will be at 10:45 AM, with no lunch served. These last two weeks will go by quickly. Please take a look at the important reminders, below, about these last days of school.

June 13, NRHS Fall Athletics Update, 6:30 PM, Grades 8-11, NRHS (Click here for more information)

June 14, Meet & Greet – Rising 6th grade parents/guardians presentation, 6:00 PM (Title 1 presentation) 6:30 PM (Meet & Greet)

June 18: Field Day, All School Event – Thank you, volunteers! (Students are reminded to wear sneakers,

bring water bottles, wear and bring sunscreen, and apply insect repellant at home)

June 19, LBMS Book Swap – Jump start to summer reading!

June 20, Move Up Day

June 20, Gr. 8 Grade Recognition Night Ceremony & Dance

June 21, Last day of school (early release, dismissal at 10:45 AM, no lunch served)