SCHOOL OPENING Taniel Varoujan Armenian Saturday School 2020 - 2021 Academic Year
Dear Parents, Thank you for your responses, concerns and questions to our School Opening survey. Due to those responses, the uptick in positive cases within our community and in Illinois, and our concern for the safety of our students and staff, Taniel Varoujan Armenian School will begin the school year fully remote. The first day of school is Saturday, October 3. We also have decided to re-evaluate our learning situation in January for a possible switch to a hybrid setting in February. Please note, remote learning this year will utilize technology specifically for e-learning and will focus on live sessions with teachers and students to create a virtual classroom setting. Details about how class sessions will convene, registration and tuition will follow soon. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out. Communication is essential in these ever-changing times. Thank you for your continued support.
Lavakouyn Maghtanknerov, Best Wishes, TVAS Board and Principal Talin Artinian
School Hours are 9:50AM - 2PM School Address, Email & Website: Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church - Taniel Varoujan Armenian Saturday School 1701 North Greenwood Road, Glenview, IL
We look forward to welcoming you on opening day! Principal & School Board For more information, please contact: Talin Artinian firstname.lastname@example.org, Principal Arpik Soulakian, email@example.com School Board President
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Taniel Varoujan Armenian School Begins 51st School Year with Presentation by Author M. N. Mekaelian By Contributor on November 8, 2017 in Mid-West
M. N. Mekaelian (Photo courtesy of Mikhail Mekaelian) CHICAGO—The 2017-2018 academic year of the Taniel Varoujan Armenian School—its 51st—officially began on Sept. 9 with a parent/teacher meet-and-greet and a presentation by school principal Talin Artinian and members of the school’s board of education, who play vital roles in the functioning of the school. Moreover, this year, a special guest speaker, author M. N. Mekaelian—an alumnus of Taniel Varoujan Armenian School—gave a series of presentations on Sept. 16 about his recently published novel: Choose to Rise; The Victory Within. For the student body, it was an inspiration; and for the teachers and staff, it was a testament that their labor had borne fruit. “Our school is extremely grateful that M. N. Mekaelian returned to the school as a role model and mentor,” the school said in a statement. During his presentation, he mentioned that being raised in the Armenian family and culture is what motivated him to research and write his book. For over 50 years, the Taniel Varoujan Armenian School has played a major role in the Chicago community by educating Armenian-American children in Armenian history, grammar, reading, writing, and conversation, helping to preserve Armenian language and culture. Students are also exposed to Armenian art, culinary tradition, music, religion, and poetry. Moreover, the children are encouraged to build strong and meaningful relationships with their peers, which often blossom into lifelong friendships. School enrollment is currently at 108 students, with 15 teachers and alumni assistants. It has graduated more than 400 students. The school has functioned under the auspices of the Armenian National Educational Committee (ANEC) of the Eastern Prelacy and the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) since 1967. The school board consists of the following dedicated individuals: Chairperson Arpik Solakian, Vice Chairperson Sylva Jerikian, Treasurer Nairi Krikorian, Assistant Treasurer Raffi Gulumian, Registrar Vartkes Panossian, Recording Secretary Hrach Alexanian, and Corresponding Secretary Kelly Ipjian. The honorary principal of the school is Mrs. Arpy Killian. Locally, the ARS “Zabelle” Chapter and the Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church Board of Trustees sponsor and support the school to provide today’s students, and the students of coming generations, the best Armenian education possible. “The commitment of stellar teachers, staff, and administrations over the years has been the pillar of strength for Taniel Varoujan Armenian School. They respect the soul of the Armenian nation—its language, history, religion, and culture. It is their commitment that has guided the education of the school’s students, producing young adults who speak, read, and write Armenian with fluency,” the school statement concluded.