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Upcoming Events

NO SCHOOL - Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day
Date: 4/24/2014
DHS Interim Report Card
Date: 4/25/2014
AGBU Founders Day Celebration
Date: 4/27/2014, 5 PM 6 PM
9th Grade Field Trip
Date: 4/28/2014
Location: JA Finance Park.
10th Grade Field Trip
Date: 4/30/2014
Location: UC Irvine
6th Grade - Field Trip
Date: 5/2/2014
Location: Getty Museum
Titans Awards Night - Middle & High School Students Hosted by the Booster Club
Date: 5/2/2014, 6 PM 10 PM
AP Exams
Date: 5/5/2014
AP Exams
Date: 5/6/2014
Coffee with the DHS VP - 4th & 5th Grade Parents
Date: 5/6/2014, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Library

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AGBU MDS April 24 Commemoration Assembly & Events

<b> AGBU MDS April 24 Commemoration Assembly & Events </b> To commemorate the martyrdom of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School held an assembly for the entire student body today, Wednesday, April 23, in the Nazarian Center Gym. Attendees of the April 24 commemoration assembly included Chairman of the Board and Vice President of A.G.B.U. Mr. Sinan Sinanian, Congressman Brad Sherman, Father Shnork Demirdjian, AGBU-AYA San Fernando Valley Chapter Scouts, AGBU MDS parent volunteer groups including the Hye Vokee Committee, PTO, and the Booster Club, members of the administration and the staff.

Opening remarks were made by Principal, Mr. Hagop Hagopian, followed by a speech by Congressman Brad Sherman. Congressman Sherman emphasized the importance of recognizing the Genocide because it helps to prevent history from repeating itself. He also thanked our school for providing alumna Miss Arlet Abrahamian (class of 2003) with her excellent education from which he benefits daily. Arlet is a member of Congressman Sherman’s team. Before the completion of the assembly, Father Shnork led the student body in a moment of silence and a prayer for the victims. The Armenian Department members also enhanced the assembly with the students’ recitation of “100 significant words” in connection with the Armenian Genocide.

Immediately following the assembly, students participated in the flower laying ceremony around the replica of the Tsitsernakaberd (Armenian Genocide monument) on campus dedicated to April 24. All high school students departed to Montebello City Hall for a special event joined by Armenian Mesrobian School students. From there, the group marched 1.6 miles to the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument and attended a commemorative program there.

To view the photo album, thanks to Mr. Fadi Beyrouthy, click on the link.
PTOs Black & White Ball

<b> PTOs Black & White Ball </b> On Saturday, March 8, the PTO brought us our version of the BLACK & WHITE BALL in the Nazarian Center! Crystal chandeliers, black and white velvet, lounge chairs, club booths, black candelabras, and an era band performing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald completed the true recreation of Truman Capote's original Black & White Ball of 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City!

Our 38th Anniversary Gala Celebration benefited the Sounds of Our Children, with all fundraising efforts aimed at the acquisition of a state of the art sound system in our gym, as well as our annual funding of the PTO Educational Fund for our students on financial aid.

Photos do speak a million words and so we invite you to view the attached album. So many memories were created on the evening of March 8th and the smiles on everyone's faces was just another reminder of how satisfying it is to be able to do what we can to benefit our children and maintain our beloved school on the highest spectrum of academics and facilities.

We thank you, on behalf of all our children here at AGBU MDS, for all that you do for your generosity, your dedication and your passion.
Activities During the Week of April 21

<b> Activities During the Week of April 21 </b> We would like to keep you abreast of school activities related to the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide upon return from the Easter break. Click on the link above for a summary of the activities during the week of April 22nd:
April 24 Commemoration

<b> April 24 Commemoration </b> This year, as we approach April 24, we are determined not only to commemorate the martyrdom of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, but also to continue the struggle for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the return of our ancestral lands occupied by Turkey to its rightful owner, the Armenian people.

As part of the year-long planning to raise the national awareness of our school community and particularly our students, culminating on April 24, 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we are planning to have our students wear a special T-shirt on the 24th day of every month, beginning April of this year.

All students, Preschool through High school, will be wearing the Armenian Genocide Commemoration T-shirt on Wednesday, April 23, as they participate in the flower laying ceremony on campus, the assemblies dedicated to April 24, and the pilgrimage of high school students to the Armenian Martyrs Monument in Montebello. Students will be able to wear the T-shirt every day until April 30th and on the 24th day of every month, until April 24, 2015.
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