VIDEO: Congratulations Resilient Class of 2020

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Congratulations to our Resilient Class of 2020! We celebrate our students and young leaders who persevered through a year like no other to reach a very special milestone as they begin a new and exciting chapter. We are proud of each and every one of our students as they continue to inspire us and give us great hope for the future of our community and world. Onward and upward! About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board…

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VIDEO: Statement on George Floyd, Black Lives Matter & Hope for Next Generation Through Education

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Statement on George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and Hope for Next Generation Through Education 1️⃣ To those who are protesting peacefully, I applaud you. 2️⃣ To those dedicated public servants who are serving honorably, I thank you. 3️⃣ To those who are creating anarchy, please go home. 4️⃣ To those who are spreading misinformation or inciting division or violence, please stop. Schools are the epicenter of our community and if we are going to address racism and injustice, it is going to start with education. We want an inclusive and safe environment for our entire community. I have great hope…

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VIDEO: Coffee Hour with Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian

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Join the conversation on the future of the Glendale Unified School District and self-care during COVID-19 with Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian and YWCA Glendale Executive Director Tara Peterson. The virtual event was livestreamed on Facebook Live, Twitter Live, and YouTube Live on May 7, 2020. Watch the livestream and join the conversation here:  Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/ShantSahakianGUSD/videos/585629745644904/  Twitter Live: https://twitter.com/ShantSahakian/status/1258517253642809347?s=20  YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/8y5Cu2UGkow Learn more about the Coffee Hour virtual event by clicking here.

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VIDEO: Armenian Genocide Commemoration Message

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April 24th is a day to commemorate and honor the 1.5 million innocent grandfathers and grandmothers, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters who perished in the Armenian Genocide more than a century ago. Today and every day, we must reaffirm our commitment to educating our next generation to ensure that atrocities like this one from the darkest chapters of our history never happen again and we continue our fight against Genocide denial. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are tied in a “single garment of destiny.” May the future be stronger, safer,…

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VIDEO: Storytime with GUSD Students

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Shant Sahakian joined the Lincoln Reads initiative and read “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss for GUSD students learning from home. Thank you to Lincoln Elementary School Principal Barbie Fariss for a great initiative. About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. Shant is a lifelong resident of Glendale and a product of Glendale public schools with deep roots in the community. He is a longtime community leader who…

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VIDEO: Message on COVID-19, Remote Learning & Community Unity

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Message from the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education meeting on COVID-19, remote learning, and the importance of being united as we navigate through these challenging days together. 🍽 41,714+ Breakfast/Lunches Served 💻 7,708+ Chromebooks Distributed 📶 500+ Hotspots Ordered ✊️ 1 Glendale Unified Family Source: GUSD Board of Education Meeting April 7, 2020 About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. Shant is a lifelong resident of Glendale and…

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VIDEO: Year in Review 2019

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Today, our students return to school for the start of a new decade at the Glendale Unified School District! I wish each and every one of our students, families, teachers, staff, and community members a happy, healthy, and prosperous year as we begin a new chapter with exciting and important work ahead of us. Happy 2020! About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. Shant is a lifelong resident of Glendale and a product of Glendale…

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VIDEO: Congratulations Class of 2019

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It is an exciting time of year as we celebrate our students who have reached a major milestone and begun their next big chapter. As our 2018-2019 school year came to a close, I had the honor of attending and participating in nineteen of our GUSD schools’ awards nights, promotion ceremonies, and graduation ceremonies. We applaud the success of our students and we thank our community of teachers, staff, parents, families, and friends who supported them throughout the year. Congratulations to our GUSD Class of 2019! About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board…

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