• October 13, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 10/13/2019

    Good evening Bulldogs, this is Dr. Crowther with announcements for what is a busy week ahead.

    Monday, our football team will host the Muir Mustangs in a rescheduled Pacific League game at Memorial Field. This is an important game for the playoff picture, so come out and support the football team and remember to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ASB will be giving out mini pink footballs and pink Blue Crew shirts for the occasion. Friday, football hosts the Glendale Nitros. Please note, this game is being played on campus at Burbank High School.

    Thursday, our girls’ volleyball team will play at crosstown rival, Burroughs High School, in a 6:00 p.m. match. Burroughs has already secured a share of the Pacific League title – let’s have a huge crowd turnout to root on our squad at what is Senior Night for both teams.

    Thursday is the annual “Great Shakeout” disaster drill. The drill takes place at 10:17 a.m. and will last one hour. It is very important that students attend school and participate in our emergency preparation procedures. Off-schedules will only be honored with a medical note during the drill. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

    Monday, AP exams go on sale. Tuesday, tickets for this year’s homecoming dance, “Havana Nights.”. Wednesday, the PSAT takes place for sophomoes and juniors who have purchased exams. The PSAT is once again sold out.

    Saturday, the softball program will host a car wash from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Carl’s Jr. parking lot near McCambridge Park. Every patron who gets their car washed will have a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to In&Out. Come out and support our Bulldogs.

    This concludes announcements, have a wonderful Sunday evening.

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  • October 6, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 10/6/2019

    Good evening Bulldogs, this is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week ahead.

    The PTA’s reflections art program is going on now. This year's theme is “Look Within” and entries can be in one of seven categories – visual art, photography, film production, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and special artists. The deadline for submissions is Friday the 25th at 3:15 p.m. Submit entries to Lauren Wygle in the front office.

    Pacific League football action continues this Friday, October 11 with another huge game at Memorial Field, where our Bulldogs take on the Muir Mustangs. Kickoff is 7:00 p.m.

    The fall drama production, “Alice in Wonderland” continues with performances Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m., a Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m. and an encore performance on Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. See our website for ticket information, don’t miss this amazing show!

    Advanced Placement exams go on sale October 14. See our website for new procedures and deadlines related to the College Board A.P. exams this year.

    This year’s homecoming dance theme is, “Havana Nights.” Ticket information for the October 26 event is coming soon.

    This concludes the announcements for this evening, enjoy your Sunday.

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  • September 29, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 9/29/2019 5:00:00 PM

    Good Evening BHS Families,

    This is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week ahead, where we welcome the month of October.

    Congratulations to our National Hispanic Recognition Scholars -- Samuel Almer, Allen Arsenian, Matthew Castro, Sol Fernandez, Cassandra Morin-Gaona, Amira Ottosson and Gabriel Preciado! This honor to seven students, in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month, is one more reminder that at BHS our diversity is our strength. Well done!

    “Coffee with Crowther,” a casual conversation with me and others will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m. One topic for discussion is changes to the timeline for Advanced Placement exam registration. Please come as your schedules allow, and, with other topics you would like to discuss. Thank you.

    A shout out to our Cross Country program, who represented us well at the 2019 Nike Portland XC Invitation in Blue Lake Park in Portland, Oregon this past weekend. Amongst more than 200 schools, and nearly 6,000 athletes, our boys’ team finished 5th and girls’ team placed 8th overall. Congrats to both teams and to Coach Nelson for a great showing.

    Our football team remained unbeaten in Pacific League play with a convincing win versus Pasadena High last Thursday. We invite fans to a huge contest against unbeaten CV this Friday at Moyse Fied on the campus of Glendale High School. This is a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

    “Alice in Wonderland,” Burbank High School’s fall Drama production begins on Friday, October 4, 2019 and two shows Saturday, October 5. Come see a memorable and magical rendition of a classic children’ tale. This play is appropriate for younger audience members, make it a family affair.

    The September newsletter from the College and Career Center can be found in the Counseling section of our school website. Check it out. Remember, October marks the opening of the college application season. Families of seniors should complete the FAFSA as an initial first step. We will be hosting a FAFSA Night workshop on October 30. More details in the weeks ahead.

    The District and the Burbank Police Department are aware of two recent physical fights in the Downtown Burbank area involving students from several schools. A reminder that these incidents have potential consequences on both a police and school level. Be smart Bulldogs and remember that our PBIS focus on being responsible, respectful and compassionate applies to all settings. Our students represent us, and #WeAreBurbank.

    As legendary basketball coach John Wooden said, “Character is what you are in the dark…” in other words, your character is best revealed in the moments where you think no one else is looking. In 2019, students should also assume someone is always looking in the era of cell phones and social media.

    On that note, I’d also like to take a moment to speak to the bystanders as well. You have the power to make a difference. The conscious decision to record an altercation with your cell phone is every bit as disturbing as the decision to strike another. In the time it takes to take out your phone, there is the opportunity to do something much more powerful. Make the right decision.

    This concludes this week’s principal’s message, have a wonderful evening.

    -Dr. Crowther

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  • September 22, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 9/22/2019 5:00:00 PM

    Good evening Bulldogs, this is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week of Monday, September 23, 2019.

    Congratulations to our three National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists -- Kim Pape, Anna Tong and Corine Chung. Less than 1% of all high school seniors in the United States earn this distinction based on their junior-year performance on the PSAT. Congratulations to all three students for this honor.

    At this time, PSATs for next month are sold out. We are exploring the possibility of adding additional exams and we will send an all-call if we are able to attain more. Thank you.

    If your student in in Advanced Placement classes, please check the website for purchase dates as procedures have changed from previous years. AP exam purchases will occur in the fall. This information is on the website, and, will be reviewed as part of the next “Coffee with Crowther” at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2.

    Congratulations to the football team for its win against Arcadia to open Pacific League play, and, to wide receiver Ben Burnham for setting the school record for receiving yards in a game. Burnham had 302 yards and three touchdowns to break an 11-year old school record by nearly 100 yards. Good luck to the Bulldogs this Thursday in our home league opener against Pasadena, 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Field.
    One fundraising reminder, the football program’s car show is Saturday in the parking lot off of Glenoaks.

    Good luck to our girls’ volleyball team in league action against crosstown rival Burroughs High Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at BHS.

    Praise to Director Brett Carroll and the choir program for a fun and successful Singing-Slingin Coral and BBQ event this past weekend.

    If you missed last month’s parent education opportunity on teenage vaping last month at BHS, there is a second presentation in the Burroughs cafeteria this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Since the last presentation there have been eight fatalities across the country, and illness in 37 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands associated with vaping. Come learn more about this dangerous epidemic.

    Parents, check out the link to BH-TV on Tuesday and Thursday this week to learn more about PBIS at BHS, and how your student can earn incentives when they are responsible, respectful and compassionate.

    Finally, a reminder that students with unscheduled periods 5 and 6 must show their ID to leave campus at lunch. This concludes the announcements for this week, have a wonderful night. Remember, it’s still great to be a Bulldog.

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  • September 15, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 9/15/2019

    Good evening Burbank Bulldogs, and welcome to the week of Monday, September 16, 2019. This is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week ahead.

    This week we will be honored to announce three National Merit Scholarship semifinalists from BHS, based on their performance on the PSAT last fall. Stay tuned for this exciting announcement, and, remember that exams for next month’s PSAT are on sale now. We have less than 100 remaining, and they will sell out. If your student is a current sophomore or junior with college aspirations, they should consider taking this practice test. The cost is $25.00 and may be purchased at the finance office in the morning, at nutrition or at lunch.

    We will be having our second safety drill of the 2019-2020 school year a day this week. Currently, we are looking for 1-2 parent volunteers to join a stakeholder committee that will examine current safety procedures on campus. Please contact assistant principal Narineh Barzegar if you are interested in joining this important committee.

    The first performances of the school year for our National award-winning vocal music program is this Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 with the annual Singing-Slingin-Corral and BBQ. Tickets are available our online through the program’s website.

    The fall play for our amazing Drama Department is coming soon, and promotion posters are on display throughout campus. This year’s fall production is “Alice in Wonderland” and will run October 4-5 and 11-12. Don’t miss out!

    After one of the more difficult nonleague schedules in the area, the Burbank Bulldogs open our Pacific League football season on Thursday evening at Arcadia High School. Our league opponents will quickly learn the value of seeking-out tough opponents for nonleague games. Make the drive out with us as we battle the Apaches at 7:00 p.m.

    If you missed the Parent Education opportunity at BHS on Teen Vaping last month, there is a second change at Burroughs HS on September 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. In the days since our presentation in late August, the Center for Disease Control has linked lung disease in 36 states, and six fatalities, to vaping. I cannot stress enough the importance of continuing to teach our youth of the danger of these products. Please attend as your schedules allow.

    Friday’s club-rush reminded students of the many clubs and activities on our campus. I encourage every student to get involved in at least one athletic program, art program or campus club to help make their high school experience complete.

    Many of our clubs recognize the diverse backgrounds of our students. At BHS, diversity is our strength. It is something we embrace, recognize, celebrate and honor. Our aim is not mere tolerance for differences, but an appreciation, admiration and embrace of different religions, race, gender and sexual orientation. Parents we ask that you help us in educating students on the importance of recognizing what makes every individual special and unique. Thank you.

    The next "Coffee With Crowther" is 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 in the cafeteria. One topic on the agenda is changes to the Advanced Placement exams procedures. I encourage all parents to attend as their schedules allow.

    We continue a direct ask of $50.00 per senior with the hopes of raising enough money to once again host graduation on our campus. We must raise most of this money by the end of the calendar year in order to make this happen for our seniors. Donations can be made through our school finance office. In the event we come up short of our goal, donations can be refunded, or applied to other senior events such as Prom.

    This concludes announcements for the week ahead. Have a wonderful Sunday evening.

    We are Burbank... where it's still great to be a Bulldog!

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  • September 8, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 9/8/2019 7:00:00 PM

    Greetings Bulldogs,

    This is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week of Monday, September 9, 2019.

    The PSATs are approaching for current 10th and 11th grade students. Starting Monday, tests can be purchased at the Finance Office at 7:15-7:50 am,Nutrition, and Lunch. Students must have their school ID at the time of purchase. The test takes place Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in the school gymnasium. Do not procrastinate as the test will sell out. The PSAT cost $25.00 

    Congratulations to girls’ volleyball for winning their Pacific League opener against the Muir Mustangs last week, and, to our football team for their first win of the season with a 35-21 victory against Orange Vista last Friday. Good luck to all sports in action this week. See the calendar on the school website for a complete list of slated action.

    A shout out and thank you our ASB and Advisor Mr. Wells for an amazing Foam Party to celebrate the first month of school. We had over 800 students attend this annual event, and a wonderful time was had by all.

    Attention Bulldogs, do you like it when we beat crosstown rival Burroughs High School? Here’s our first chance. This month is a competition between the two schools to see who can secure more PTSA memberships. We are currently trailing and need your help. Membership costs as little as $7.00 and can be done in person or through the link on our website. I’d love if every teacher, staff member, student and parent would consider joining this great organization which is approaching nearly one million members in our state! Please join today.

    The PTSA’s next meeting is scheduled for September 11, 2019 in the school cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. Among the scheduled guests is Mr. Mercado, who will talk about the seniors’ Grad Night at Disneyland.

    This concludes the announcements for this week. Have a wonderful Sunday. 

    -Dr. Crowther  

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  • September 1, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 9/1/2019 7:00:00 PM

    A good evening and happy long weekend to all Burbank Bulldogs and their families, this is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week ahead.

    First, a reminder that school is closed Monday, September 2, 2019 in observation of Labor Day. We resume on Tuesday, September 3 with a regular day schedule. Then, Wednesday, BHS invites all families to our annual Back to School Night starting at 5:30 p.m. with our Jazz Band and some display booths welcoming guests in our main quad.

    At 6:00 p.m. we begin grade-level meetings with 9thgraders in the cafeteria, 10th& 11thgraders in the library and 12thgraders in the Wolfson Auditorium. Classroom visits begin at 6:50 p.m. with Period 0 classes, as parents should follow their student’s class schedule. The evening concludes at 8:30 p.m. Please note, this evening is meant to preview the year ahead, but it is not the time for an individual parent-teacher conference. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

    Congratulations to the boys’ water polo team for opening its season with a 17-13 win over Webb HS last Friday. Good luck to all sports’ teams in contests this week.

    Friday, September 6 is our annual Foam Dance starting at 7:00 p.m. Students must wear their Dog Pound shirt to get in, and, please note that there are no ins/outs or reentries. Thank you.

    This concludes the Sunday call for this week, enjoy your holiday and go Bulldogs!

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  • August 25, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 8/25/2019 5:00:00 PM

    Good evening Burbank Bulldogs, this is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week of August 26, 2019.

    Friday, August 30 we will host a senior meeting with our 12thgraders, reminding them of expectations for this year. Among other things, we will remind them of attendance and behavior guidelines in order to be eligible for our graduation ceremony. Bulldogs are responsible, respectful and compassionate. Students should make the days count, not count the days.

     A reminder that September 4 is our annual Back-to-School Night starting with grade level meetings at 6:00 p.m. Parents, we hope to see you there.

    September 6 is the annual Foam Dance. Students must where their “Dog Pound” t-shirt to be admitted to the dance. Watch this week’s BHS TV announcements for more information on the upcoming Foam Dance. Students and parents are encouraged to check out the latest BHS TV announcements by visiting our school website. Announcements are the best ways to stay current on all things BHS.

    Our first College and Career Center Newsletter will go out this week. It is also attached to the email edition of this week’s principal message.  Students are encouraged to visit our College & Career Center for information concerning CTE and college courses available to students, scholarship opportunities and college visits.

    Please note that this Friday evening’s football game versus Golden Valley High School is on Canyon High School’s campus.

    This week is the last week that students can add/drop classes and still put in the seat time to earn credits this semester. Please remember that most classes are full at this time with the exception of Period 0 classes. Thank you for your understanding.

    Have a great final week of August and a wonderful weekend and remember... It's still great to be a Bulldog!

    -Dr. Crowther

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  • August 18, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 8/18/2019

    A good Sunday evening to all Burbank Bulldogs and their families, this is Dr. Crowther with announcements for the week of August 19, 2019.


    First, a thank you to all students and staff members for a great first week. There was an energy and a buzz on campus that was contagious. Let’s continue with the good vibes and have an even better week two.


    BUSD is hosting a parent education opportunity on teen vaping this week, Thursday. August 22 at 6:30 p.m. in our cafeteria. This is open to parents from any of our schools, so please feel free to invite friends with students on other campuses to learn the harmful effects, and preventative measures regarding this epidemic.


    The first opportunity for coffee with me, Dr. C., is on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. Parents are invited for casual conversation about all things BHS. We will alternate between mornings and evening times on a monthly basis to accommodate households and their unique schedules. These gatherings are smaller and more intimate than other meetings and allow for conversations of all kinds to take place. Please come as your schedules allow. Once again, the first coffee with the principal is the 28ththis month, at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. 


    Fall sports begin this week. On Monday, girls’ volleyball will host Providence High in a 3:30 varsity match at BHS. On Friday, the football season kicks off when our Bulldogs host Moorpark in nonleague action at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Field.


    Tryouts for other programs continue this week and are as follows:


    Baseball tryouts are Monday at the baseball field and softball is Tuesday at McCambridge. Boys’ soccer will offer individual workouts to players who missed last week’s tryout. Girls’ basketball tryouts are Tuesday and Thursday. Boys’ basketball concluded tryouts last week.


    A thank you for your patience with wait time in the Student Center. Counselors will continue to respond to emails in the order they were received. Please do not feel the need to send more than one email on the same matter, as this slows down the process for all students. We will be balancing some classes this week and it is possible that class changes will take place in order to secure the best academic experience for all students at Burbank High. I appreciate our amazing counseling team continuing to make time for every one of their students. Please continue to be patient as we move through the process this week.


    Student parking spots have been assigned, students without a parking permit may not use the parking garage. If they would like to apply, applications can be submitted to the Student Center.


    This concludes announcements for the week ahead. Remember it is still great to be a Bulldog and we are Burbank! Have a wonderful Sunday night.

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  • August 12, 2019

    Posted by Lizzie Windler on 8/12/2019

    A Good Sunday Evening to all BHS Families,

    This is Dr. Crowther with reminders regarding first day procedures for Monday, August 12, 2019.

    Remember, there is no Period 0, or Early Release on the first day of school. All students start at 8:00 a.m. As students enter the quad, they will be directed to one of our kiosk stations, where large spreadsheets list all students by grade level, last name and first period class. There is also a master list of all students located in the cafeteria. Any student who is not listed, should report to the Student Center for assistance.


    Students will then report to first period, where they will be given a copy of their official schedule of classes. Our ASB students and many BHS staff will be in the quad to assist students and they will be identifiable by a BHS shirt.


    One more important note about schedules; classes are full, our schedule is impacted, and we cannot make schedule changes based on teacher requests. Only scheduling errors or course changes can be accommodated at this time. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

    I want to encourage all families to join our PTSA. Our first meeting this school year is Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. You can join in person for just $7.00. You can also visit, https://jointotem.com/ca/burbank/burbank-high-ptsa, and support our PTSA today!


    Good luck to all Bulldogs this school year. Remember the importance of a great start as it is much easier to “stay caught-up” then to “get caught-up.” Make your mark, and have a successful year.

    It’s still great to be a Bulldog, we are Burbank… good night.


    -Dr. Crowther, Principal


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