02 March 2014, 21:28
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Chamlian finishes February in stlye

 

Krikor Satamian visits

 

With a 53-year history in theatre, Satamian has become an icon both in Armenia and the diaspora. His career began in 1960 when he joined the newly established AGBU Vahram Papazian Theater Group in Lebanon. A graduate of the American University of Beirut (AUB), Satamian attended the London School of Film Technique as well as the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in England. After one season of acting at the Belgrade Theater in Coventry City, England, Satamian returned to Beirut to take up the position of Artistic Director of the AGBU Vahram Papazian Theater Group as well as Lecturer of Drama at AUB.

The timing of the assembly was especially fitting as Chamlian’s Drama Club members, led by adviser Sarene Adessian, have been working dilligently for the past several months in their various roles as cast and crew members in preparation for their highly anticipated production, Alice @ Wonderland, set to premier on March 6, 2014. The assembly gave them a great opportunity to ask Satamian questions on how to prepare for the stage and how to refine their comedic timing.

Koko Satamian concluded the assembly with a promise to attend the play, stating that "he is excited to see what Chamlian students have to offer." The administration is grateful to Satamian for his time with our students and for his words of support and encouragement.

Planning for Future Technology

The board members from Chamlian Armenian School met with the schools’ administration, staff and IT team for an open forum with the goal to discuss the schools’ technology needs.

Armineh Khachaturian, School Board Chairperson, shared the agenda and led the discussion. Annette Baghdassarian, Middle School Academic Director, introduced the members of the Technology Steering Committee (TSC) and shared the committee’s vision and mission. Zareh Movsessian, Technology Steering Committee (TSC) Chairperson, presented the TSC’s plans, by covering what they have done thus far and the approach that has been taken to identify future plans with regards to integrating technology into the curriculum. The administration, staff and IT team had an opportunity to share the technological needs that would help with their job performance and further enhance the school’s overall operation.

Students Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

Chamlian also held its annual Academic Award Ceremony to recognize the 6th-8th grade students who have demonstrated outstanding academic effort and commitment, and have completed the first semester of the academic school year with a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

The Vice Principal, Rita Kaprielian, welcomed the parents with her opening remarks, after which the Principal, Vazken Madenlian, addressed the students with his inspiring words about the importance of hard work and perseverance. He encouraged students to stay motivated and to always strive for success, not only for their personal growth, but to become productive and contributing citizens in the future.

Glendale City Council Member, Ara Najarian, served as the keynote speaker, congratulating the students and reminding them to always be mindful and appreciative of the fact that they have been given the opportunity to excel in academics in a private school, and the sacrifices their parents make to enroll them in a private school. He encouraged students to embrace the exceptional learning opportunities available at Chamlian, to always be mindful of the choices they make for their future, and to find ways to give back to their community through volunteering at various organizations, many of which are affiliated with the City of Glendale.

The ceremony concluded with an opportunity for parents and students to meet and take photos with Najarian.

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