Tuesday, May 20, 2008

BHS Centennial Meeting & Memorial Day

Email Reminder from Dave Thomson:

Hello All,

As we approach the end of the school year, I have a couple of important reminders for you. We have a meeting next Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 pm in the BHS Library. This is an important meeting as we have several deadlines approaching, and we will have plenty of exciting updates as well. Please remember the ad sheets are due back by June 6, and many of the projects we have planned will be on hold until we can raise funding. If funds come in soon, then we can get some of the projects completed before the celebration in September. Help us out in any way you can!

Please remember the first official Centennial event will be next Monday, May 26 as we celebrate the rededication of the Burbank High School war memorial. Please join us at McCambridge Park at 11:00 for the City of Burbank ceremony, and then back at BHS for an Open House from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. We need your help getting out the word and need your presence at the Open House as well. Kelsey Browne, our Publicity Chair, has been working hard and if you click on the link,
http://www.knbc.com/burbankraw/index.html you’ll see that NBC news has already given us coverage. There should be more information in the Burbank Leader this weekend as well. Thank you Kelsey!

Thank you again for all of your help and we hope to see you on Monday.

All the Best,
Dave Thomson
David Thomson
BHS Social Science
Centennial Chair
Key Club Advisor
818-558-4700 x51162

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Here is the NBC blog post linked above:

Happy Centennial, Burbank High … You don’t look a day over….”

12 May 08


Burbank High School is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year…and it will be kicking off what it calls “a century of pride” on Memorial Day.

That is when the school will unveil an updated Memorial plaque that includes letters. photos and news clippings of Burbank soldiers who have fallen in war.

The high school actually opened its doors on September 14th, 1908. Beginning this coming September, the school will have a series of events honoring its past and its celebrity alumni.

But the current students are busy working on the 136 page commemorative book of photos, records and stories compiled over the years. The book and an accompanying DVD will go on sale in the fall. This summer, three museum quality displays will be constructed on the Burbank High School campus and will feature past yearbooks and photos of distinguished alumni.

For more information about centennial plans, you can go to the Centennial website at www.burbankhigh100.com a place which its creators hope will not only unite past and present BHS students, alumni, staff and friends, but will also serve as a resource where students can get advice on college and careers from former students who’ve pursued similar goals.

Thus far, more than 1,600 alumni have signed onto the database.

The theme of the centennial year is “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Impacting the Future.”

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