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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 11, 2014
Citing a long waiting list, Chamlian Armenian School officials are looking to increase enrollment to 700 students, up from its current cap of 500. Rodney Khan, a Glendale-based land use consultant, filed paperwork requesting the enrollment change with the city's planning department on behalf of the school in late February. He said the school has room, noting just 24 of its 30 classrooms are used at any given time by the kindergarten through eighth-grade students. "They've had a waiting list for many years," Khan said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 21, 2011
The Planning Commission on Wednesday denied permits for a new 9,345-square-foot gym at Chamlian Armenian School after a dozen neighbors argued the addition would be intrusive. School officials want to construct the 35-foot-tall gymnasium — which would include a sports court, lobby, two locker rooms, bathrooms and laundry facilities — near the east perimeter of the lot at 4444 Lowell Ave. just south of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta. No changes to existing driveways were proposed.
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By Jason Wells | March 6, 2008
CITY HALL — Chamlian Armenian School is poised to have two crucial conditional use permits renewed that would allow it to operate for at least another 10 years after administrators assured city officials Wednesday that they would continue to address neighborhood traffic concerns. School officials touted their efforts to reduce the traffic impacts of the 500-student school on Lowell Avenue during a zoning hearing for the renewal of two crucial conditional use permits — one to allow about half the required parking spaces, the other for the school to be allowed to exist in a single-family neighborhood.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
They might not be old enough to apply for a license, but elementary-school-aged children can still do their part to promote safe driving at and around school sites, Glendale Police Officer Matt Bolton said Tuesday during a presentation at Chamlian Armenian School in La Crescenta. Looking both ways before stepping into the street, using crosswalks and observing traffic signs will all help to minimize the risk of a pedestrian accident, Bolton said. "Just last Thursday, we had a young kid going down to Lincoln Elementary in La Crescenta here on bicycle, with his helmet on, thank goodness," Bolton said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 12, 2011
The Armenian spiritual leader visited Chamlian Armenian School on Wednesday, blessing a new gymnasium during a ground-breaking ceremony. His Holiness Catholicos Aram I received a warm welcome from students, teachers and parents during his visit to the school Wednesday morning. Students offered him and his clergy bread and salt in what Principal Vazken Madenlian described as an old Armenian welcome dating back centuries. “That was emotional, of course,” Madenlian said. The pontiff encouraged students to maintain the Armenian language, continue to study their culture and to flourish.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | October 5, 2009
Unwrapping a Hershey’s bar, the first thing students noticed was that the bar is divided into 12 squares — four squares in three rows. Their first task of the assignment was to figure out how much candy was in one-third of a bar. Students in Tsolaire Aghamanoukian’s sixth-grade math class Monday morning at Chamlian Armenian School in Glendale worked in teams to isolate the correct portion of candy on their desks and write out the answer on their miniature white boards.
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By Angela Hokanson | February 15, 2008
Students gazed up at a starry sky from the inside of the auditorium at Chamlian Armenian School on Thursday, picking out constellations and locating the North Star. The children learned about the solar system and the Milky Way galaxy while ensconced under a billowing tarp known as the Sky Dome Planetarium. The mobile planetarium, which is a program run by Mobile Ed Productions, a Michigan-based educational programming company, was spending the day at the school for the first time to teach students about astronomy, said Rita Kaprielian, the school’s vice principal.
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September 17, 2001
C is for the color O is for obedience M is for multitude M is for multi-language U is for unity N is for natural differences I is for identity T is for traditional beliefs Y is for youth NARBETH KARIMIAN Chamlian Armenian School Colors Colors all around Some fear them. Why? I ask people. What is wrong? Tell me. No one wants to tell me. Why the colors all around are Some so cheerful and some so sad I want to pick cheerful ones, And forget about the sad. SAHAG YEDALIAN Chamlian Armenian School The Man of Many Nations, Came to me today.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 29, 2011
Five Chamlian Armenian School students have advanced to the State Science Fair after earning top honors at the county-level competition, school officials announced. Hagop Margossian, Talar Kassabian, Leona Abrahamian, Mathew Hartounian and Vahe Yacoubian will be among the 900 middle and high school students competing at the 61st annual California State Science Fair, a two-day event which kicks off Monday at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. “It is quite an achievement,” said Lida Gevorkian, science fair coordinator, of the school’s showing.
THE818NOW
October 15, 2011
An Armenian spiritual leader will make another visit to Glendale on Sunday morning, welcoming community members at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church. His Holiness Aram I is currently on his fourth pontifical visit to the west coast, touring the region until Oct. 23. Earlier this month, he visited Glendale Memorial Hospital and Chamlian Armenian School. He will lead Sunday's mass and blessing service, which starts at 10:30 a.m., with His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 11, 2014
Citing a long waiting list, Chamlian Armenian School officials are looking to increase enrollment to 700 students, up from its current cap of 500. Rodney Khan, a Glendale-based land use consultant, filed paperwork requesting the enrollment change with the city's planning department on behalf of the school in late February. He said the school has room, noting just 24 of its 30 classrooms are used at any given time by the kindergarten through eighth-grade students. "They've had a waiting list for many years," Khan said.
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March 6, 2012
In one fell swoop, the unnamed editor of the March 3 editorial “A shining example of harebrained bureaucracy” insulted the Planning Commission, the Design Review Board, the residents who live near the Chamlian Armenian School, and indirectly Councilman Dave Weaver, whom the editor commented has previously been known to be “typically unsympathetic.” Perhaps even worse than characterizing these individuals as component parts of a “harebrained bureaucracy”...
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 4, 2012
To serve a diverse population, Glendale translates several documents - from police forms to community brochures - into multiple languages, but differing dialects and incorrect translations make some materials difficult to understand, according to an internal audit report. Translations are currently done in a patchwork fashion, which could lead to grammatical and spelling mistakes, officials found. Some departments rely on internal staff or local church leaders to lend a hand in translating documents into Armenian, Spanish and Korean, the most commonly used secondary languages.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 25, 2011
Glendale schools will receive $1 million to improve safety on nearby roads and crossings to encourage more parents and students to ride a bicycle or walk to campus. The competitive grant was awarded through the Federal Safe Routes to School Program as a part an effort to increase safety around Glendale schools. The city also received $500,000 to fund educational programs that promote walking or cycling among students in 21 elementary and middle schools. “We are in an age where most kids are probably not riding or walking to school,” Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.
THE818NOW
October 15, 2011
An Armenian spiritual leader will make another visit to Glendale on Sunday morning, welcoming community members at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church. His Holiness Aram I is currently on his fourth pontifical visit to the west coast, touring the region until Oct. 23. Earlier this month, he visited Glendale Memorial Hospital and Chamlian Armenian School. He will lead Sunday's mass and blessing service, which starts at 10:30 a.m., with His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 12, 2011
The Armenian spiritual leader visited Chamlian Armenian School on Wednesday, blessing a new gymnasium during a ground-breaking ceremony. His Holiness Catholicos Aram I received a warm welcome from students, teachers and parents during his visit to the school Wednesday morning. Students offered him and his clergy bread and salt in what Principal Vazken Madenlian described as an old Armenian welcome dating back centuries. “That was emotional, of course,” Madenlian said. The pontiff encouraged students to maintain the Armenian language, continue to study their culture and to flourish.
NEWS
June 3, 2011
The roughly 500 students of Chamlian Armenian School this week got an important lesson in civic government: Never stop believing that your local officials should work for you, rather than against you. The City Council on Tuesday rightfully overturned a decision by the Planning Commission to deny the project, saying arguments from nearby residents that the building would overwhelm the neighborhood in size and would generate additional traffic were...
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 1, 2011
CITY HALL — Chamlian Armenian School can move forward with plans for a new gymnasium after the City Council on Tuesday unanimously overturned a commission-level decision to deny the project. The decision on Tuesday was a victory for the dozens of school administrators, parents and students — many donning athletic jerseys — who packed the City Hall chambers in support of the gym. “Our only purpose for this project is to enhance our daily physical education classes for our students,” said Principal Vazken Madenlian.
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May 13, 2011
The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is presenting a fundraising Wine Tasting and Art event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 23 at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale. A selection of carefully selected wines will be featured. The Forest Lawn Museum, which offers a panoramic evening view of the city of Glendale, will feature “The Art of Artis Lane,” an exhibit by an award-winning sculptor and painter. There will be an array of fine chocolate and delectable cheeses.
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