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PTA News: GHS recognizes student awardees

January 10, 2012|By Edna Karinski

Glendale High School

Glendale High’s PTSA President Karen Veloz recaps December’s joint PTSA meeting with Wilson Middle School and representatives from Roosevelt Middle School which is hoping to start a PTA unit. “Glendale High showcased a few programs such as the Jazz Band and Cosmetology School,” she reports. The meeting also acknowledged student awardees in the GHS Reflections Program: Visual Art — Alex Avagimian; Photography — Mane Avagyan, Vanuhi Vartanian, Gladiola Pelayo, Seth Coffman; Literature — Adrine Shahnazaryan, Nasrin Jafari, Anahit Sargsyan, Jamil Vargas; Dance Choreography — Christian Davis, Shelby Henderson, Martin Hechanova, Allina Urumieh; Musical Composition — Alex Choi, Justin Llamas, Shushanik Gabrielyan, Frank Mezzatesta. Parents, students, and teachers of the GHS community who have served the school and students in a noteworthy way were honored: Stephen Sie, Nareg Ghazikhanian, Christa Bretz, and Karin Bashin.

Veloz adds that the PTSA will send representatives to the Sacramento State Legislation Conference in February. “Our goal is to be educated about the issues our government faces as they relate to our children and what part as parents we can play in affecting an outcome that benefits their welfare and safety,” she said. “Our theme this year is ‘Every Parent Involved’ and we hope to find ways to accomplish just that.”

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Wilson Middle School

PTSA Historian Linda Guzik congratulates students recognized in the Glendale Council PTA's Reflections program. Alexander Ayvazor received Second Place in Literature. Zachary Erstad placed third in Music Composition, and Austin Borusiewicz received Second Place in Video/Film Production. The students will receive a certificate at an upcoming school board meeting in March.

RD White Elementary

A Safe Routes to School meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library, reports Principal Suzanne Risse. Friday at 7:45 a.m. the school hosts its “First Friday Walking School Bus.” “Join families, teachers, and staff at designated locations and walk to school,” says Risse.

Verdugo Woodlands Elementary

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