Burbank Junior High School - Wizard Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

 - Class of 1940

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Page 7 text:

■ jyrU AT IS A SCHOOL? Is it VV book andpaper?Isitthe building and grounds? Is it the teacher and principal? It is in part all of these, but most important, itis the boys and girls who go to that school. Show me a real boy or girl who does not want his or her school to be the best. Good books, a line building and beautiful grounds mean much to the spirit of a school. We shall have the best of these for our school. Teachers and principal are here to help and guide as they can. You, the pupils, however, carry the real spirit of the school, as each individual accepts his responsibility in setting the standard by which the schcol is judged. The one who determines what your school shall be, day after day, year alter year, is you. Sincerely yours, Bruce L. Zimmerman SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS Dr. Virgil E. Dickson, Superintendent M. C James, Deputy Superintendent A. B. Campbell, Asst. Superintendent BOARD OF EDUCATION. Dr. Louise L. Hector Mayor F rank S. Gaines C. L. Ziegler Walter T. Steilberg Mrs. Christine Wilson Clara F. Andrews A HISTORY OF BURBANK HISTORY OF BURBANK ns with Franklin School. In the spring of 1906, Mr. James T. Pres- ton became the head of the Franklin School, then called the San Pablo Avenue School. Before this, as the pi ' oneer school of Berkeley, its name was Ocean View. To help build the school, Patrick Rooney donated an acre out of his land, Captain Bowen gave the lumber, and two public- spirited citizens built the one room school for thirty pupils who came from the county line to the north, to what is now Golden Gate on the South. When Mr. Preston became prin- cipal, the San Pablo Avenue School saw a great change. He encouraged the children to do more and better things, and interested them in dramat- ics. At this time, the name changed to Franklin School. After considerable thought and discussion it was decided that a jun ' ior high school should be built to separate the the older children from the younger group. This was done in 1901. The seventh, eighth and ninth grades of about three hundred pu pils moved into the newly built Bur- bank Junior High School. Since that time the enrollment has grown to nearly one thousand pupils until the original buildings, shops and bunga- lows are inadequate; but the Board of Education has promised many im- provements during the coming year. Our many graduates are proud to say “I ’m from Burbank.” — Grace Sakaguchi



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ABOUT U TO OUR SCHOOL T HIS TERM we are dedicating our school yearbook “The Wizard” to Burbank and to its organizations and groups that make our school a happy one It seems very suitable to dedicate this “Wizard” to our school, which is developing better boys and girls who some day may hold impor- tant places in our nations. We first wish to express sincere appreciation to our faculty whom we know as our friends, who do all in their power to make our school life a happy and worthwhile one. In the coming years, we shall look back at our school and remember its faculty. “The Wizard” is dedicated to our school which has given us these words “Honor above Victory” which we shall always remember. — Mary Louise Daus LOOKING FORWARD LANS HAVE been underway to Jl remodel and enlarge Burbank Jun- ior High. The Board of Education, wishing to make use of all available ideas for a modern school plant, asked for suggestions from interested citi- zens. The tentative plans include many of these suggestions. Present plans indicate a larger audi- torium and fheextention of the pre- sent building to the east to provide for a model cafeteria and a larger library. The present library will be part of a group of offices to be used by the counselors. Every one is looking forward to thematerialization of these fine plans. — Eda Rasmussen - c rrR. BRUCE ZIMMERMAN jL v JL is a native son. He was born in Whittier, California. His grammar school days were spent in Los An- geles; he attended high school in San Bernardino, graduating in 1915. For two years, before going to college, he worked at ranching, in a store and was in charge of an irrigation system. Then came the strenuous days of the World War, and enlistment in the heavy artillery at Fort Winfield Scott in the Master Gunner’s school in 1917 and 1918. Bruce Zimmerman began his work as an educator in 1919. For two years he was vice-principal and teacher in the Highland Grammar School in Southern California near Los Angeles. Concluding his work there he entered the Universit y of California and in 1924 received his A. B. degree, and that of M. A. in 1925. Upon graduation, he became a teacher and boys’ counselor at Gar- field Junior High from 1923 to 1930 He was then made Director of Visual Instruction for two years and also, taught on the faculty at the McKinley High School. Before coming to Burbank, Mr Zimmerman was made principal of Longfellow Elementary School. He served there for seven years. He has been with us at Burbank for a year, and we are looking forward to many years of association and achievement with him. — High Nine English Class

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