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Page 9 text:
Burges high school first opened
ts doors to students in 7955, and
1as continued this sort of
ieremonial event for many years.
This year the school celebrates its
30th anniversary. The list of
events during these thirty years is
endless, from new fads to new
of B. HS.
faces, and new faculty to new
facilities. The library was added in
1980 and the journalism room in
1983. This year the students and
faculty experienced a few distur-
bances as the girls'gym went
under construction in the summer.
As for the students and faculty,
there have been many changes in
their styles and ways of life. There
have been many new faces in the
faculty, especially in recent years.
This has created a new kind of
spirit in Burges and with the new
students every year, this spirit
continues to grow.
Page 8 text:
HOOfbeatS '35 Staff
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LAYOUT EDITORS: Norai Noiiga 3
Sammy Tinaj erO Liza Muro
my Tom CLASSES:
COPY EDITOR: Z
Mary Lou Hernandez
Mary Lou Hernande
DESIGN EDITORS: Terri Sherwood
Jesse Moreno Diane Ruybe
Lily Tovar Mary Lou Hernandez
INDEX: , Bill Minnich y
Femle Mafllnel David Lardizabal
Kathy Salem Fernie Martinez
Jesse Moreno Mary Lou Hernandez
David Lardizabal Kathy Salem
LIFE ........ R . . . . .20
SCHOOL DAYS. . . . .34
PEOPLE ............... . .82
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED . . . . 114
CHANGING TIMES . . . . 162
INDEX ...................... 208
Page 10 text:
Burgess High School named
after William H. Burges, first open-
ed its doors in 1955. Attending it
were students from the seventh
grade up to twelfth grade. When
MacArthur and Ross were built,
the seventh through ninth grades
were eliminated leaving tenth,
eleventh, and twelfth grades.
Through the history of Burges,
there has been three principals.
From 1955 to 1968 Don L. Mitchell
was the principal and the Assistant
Principal was Virgil Welch. Clifford
F. Schmidt then became principal
from 1968 to 1970. From 1970 un-
til now, Mr. Tom Chavez has
been the princpal together with
Mr. Crago, Mr. Silva, and Mrs.
lorjorian as Assistant Principals.
The semester system was in-
troduced when the school first
opened and is still being used. As
for the grading system, it was the
same then as it is now. In the
beginning school attire was very
strict. The boys had to wear belts
and adhere to conventional
hairstyles. No metal cleats were to
be worn on the soles of shoes at
Some of the teachers we have
now were here when the school
first opened. Mr. Russell taught
mechanical drawing and was a
trainer for the football team.
Wesley Hradek taught, and still is
teaching orchestra. Mr. Albert
Gutierrez, now the Student Ac-
tivities Director was then the
Thirty years of progress
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