AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School


Upcoming Events

High School Girls Tennis Away vs New Jewish Community @3:30pm (off campus courts @ Warner Center Tennis Courts)
Date: 10/23/2014
Location: Warner Center Tennis Courts 6336 Canoga Ave Woodland Hills California 91367
Coffee with the VP (7th and 8th Grade Parents)
Date: 10/23/2014, 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Location: School Library
All Students Must Wear the Armenian Genocide Commemoration T-Shirt To School
Date: 10/24/2014
High School Boys Flag Football Away vs Crossraods @6:00pm (off campus field)
Date: 10/24/2014
Location: Crossroads High School (off campus field) Corner of 18th and Olympic Santa Monica, CA 90404
High School Girls Volleyball Away vs A.G.B.U. Pasadena JV@4pm - Varsity@5pm
Date: 10/24/2014
Location: A.G.B.U. Pasadena 2495 E Mountain St, Pasadena, CA 91104 (626) 794-0363
High School Art Class Field Trip to Getty Museum
Date: 10/24/2014, 8:30 AM 3:30 PM
DHS Student Council Middle School Dance

Date: 10/24/2014, 7 PM 10 PM
Location: Downstairs, Next to the Art Room
7-8th Grade Girls Basketball Home vs Highland Hall @4:00pm
Date: 10/27/2014
Location: Nazarian Center
Dancing in the Rain - Tap Program
Date: 10/27/2014, 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Location: Agajanian Auditorium
“Allergies, Treatments Preventative Measures" Speaker Raffy Tashdjian, M.D.

Date: 10/27/2014, 7:30 PM 9 PM
Location: Agajanian Auditorium


News & Announcements

Character Counts Assembly

Character Counts Assembly On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, a Character Counts Assembly was held for grades K-5. The assembly was conducted by Obediah Thomas (from the “Razzle Bam Boom” performing company), entitled “The Character Show.”

Obediah is an engaging elementary school presenter, who uses humor, music and storytelling to educate and motivate elementary school students. He has 20 years of experience as a professional comic. He is also a skilled vocalist and trumpet player with a BA degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In 1999, he co-founded the popular duo Razzle Bam Boom. Obediah has performed live for over one million children at over 1,000 schools and theaters throughout the country.

We would like to thank Obediah Thomas for the wonderful assembly. He used humor, music and acting to teach our students about the six character traits: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The character message of the day fit perfectly with our school-wide character goals. We were impressed with the high level of engagement and enjoyment all the students showed during the assembly. The assembly helped our students to better understand and appreciate the Six Pillars of Character and the importance of demonstrating positive behavior at all times. Follow up classroom activities and discussions will be held with our students to reinforce the Six Pillars of Character.
KAHAM Track & Field

KAHAM Track & Field On October 19, 130 of our TITANS athletes participated in the KAHAM games "Track and Field." Thanks to all the parents and families who attended and encouraged our dedicated athletes by cheering them on! Congratulations to all of our athletes and a special thanks to all the coaches and Booster Club for their dedication. Go Titans! For results, visit the following website -
Fruit Tree Giveaway and Pep Rally

<b> Fruit Tree Giveaway and Pep Rally</b> On October 17, at 3pm, excitement was buzzing on our school campus as two important events brought a sense of community to students, parents, and neighbors.

Collaborating with Assemblymember Matt Dababneh's office, Million Trees LA, and Armenia Tree Project, one hundred fruit trees were given away at our school gate. It didn't take long for all of the mango, orange, and pomegranate trees to find a new home with anyone in the community who wished to stop by, meet, and chat with Mr. Dababneh, Sanan Shirinian, and Talin Sardarbegians (from Congressman Brad Sherman's office). We thank them for their communication with our school and hope to build upon this relationship in the future.

Additionally, our Booster Club parents hosted a successful pep rally in the quad area that involved lighthearted games with our coaches. Mr. Dababneh caught the tail end of that rally and presented our school administration with a certificate of recognition.
AGBU MDS is Now an Affiliate of The National Honor Society

AGBU MDS is Now an Affiliate of The National Honor Society We are pleased to announce that A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School is now an affiliate of the esteemed National Honor Society. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS membership is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Members are nominated and elected based on scholarship, exemplary character, and proven leadership and service. Additionally, membership in this prestigious organization will afford our students acknowledgement on their college applications, recognition during graduation, and eligibility for the NHS Scholarship Program.

Future updates and application information will be made available under the College Center’s tab in the coming months.
Positive Parenting Workshop

<b> Positive Parenting Workshop </b> School parent, Dr. Edrick Dorian, is a board certified clinical and police psychologist. On the morning of October 17, he took the time to present enlightening information regarding the dynamics of bullying inside and outside of the school context and how parents can best understand and curb bullying behaviors in children. In front of an audience of dozens of parents and school faculty and staff members, he identified crucial warning signs and raised awareness regarding resources that parents have at their disposal for additional information and assistance. We appreciate the efforts of our school counselor, Irina Stepanyan, and of course, Dr. Dorian, for putting together this timely and engaging morning presentation.

<b> ShakeOut! </b> Over 10,000,000 participants ducked, covered, and held on during The Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill, which took place at exactly 10:16am today (October 16). After our students, faculty, and staff got out from under their desks when all was clear, the entire school was evacuated into the playground. Each class checked and reported attendance. The entire process played out smoothly. Participating in such drills several times over the course of the school year will fully prepare our students and school employees for situations of natural or man-made disasters.
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