Mesrobian in the News

Mesrobian High School Launches Distance Robotics Club| Asbarez| June, 2020

PICO RIVERA—Armenian Mesrobian School is turning the challenges of distance learning into opportunities to advance its mission in new and innovative ways. True to Mesrobian’s commitment to a well-rounded education that includes “STEAM” subjects (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics), it launched an online Distance Robotics Club in early May, led by High School student Andrew Josephbek.

Senior Surprise 2020| NBC Nightly News| June, 2020

NBC Nightly News aired a clip of our Senior Suprise! Congratulations Class of 2020!

Mesrobian School, Gabriel Preschool Earn Six-Year WASC Accreditation| Asbarez| March, 2018

PICO RIVERA—The Armenian Mesrobian School announced it has received a maximum six-year term accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), expanding the school’s accreditation to include the Ron and Goharik Gabriel Preschool through Grade Twelve.

Mesrobian School: An Armenian Corner in California|| October, 2017

Thank you CivilNet.TV for visiting Armenian Mesrobian School and spreading our story! CivilNet.TV journalists from Armenia Ani Grigoryan and Armen Mkryan spent the day at Mesrobian School to interview students and film campus life. Click here to view the story on their website.

Mesrobian Class of 2017 College Acceptances Announced| Asbarez| May 16, 2017

PICO RIVERA, Calif.— The Mesrobian High School Class of 2017 Seniors have been accepted into some of the world’s most competitive and prestigious universities.
Among the schools to which Mesrobian High School students were accepted include Georgetown University — which is considered “most selective” by U.S. News & World Report — and UCLA — the most applied-to four-year university in the nation with a notoriously low acceptance rate.

'My record is still alive!': High school boys basketball state record holder reacts to LaMelo Ball's 92-point game | L.A. Times| February 9, 2017

Like many sports fans, Tigran Grigoryan watched highlights of LaMelo Ball’s 92-point game for Chino Hills High on Tuesday night with great fascination. His favorite part of the video was when Ball finally stopped shooting.
“He walked off the court and I’m like, ‘OK, my record is still alive!’’’ Grigoryan said with a laugh.
Yes, believe it or not, Ball’s splurge wasn’t even the best scoring night by a boy in Southern California high school basketball history

Mock Trial: Mesrobian High School Wins Coveted Top Mock Trial Awards | The Armenian Weekly | December 12, 2016

PICO RIVERA, Calif.—The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) awarded two Senior Division Awards to Mesrobian High School Students Ani Khachigian and Anya Avedissian, who came out on top against thousands of students from over a hundred of Southern California’s largest public schools, prestigious independent schools, and private schools in the 39th Annual CRF Los Angeles County Mock Trial Program.

Alumni Spotlight: Artist Arpi Krikorian Inspires Students at Alma Mater Mesrobian | Asbarez | February 18, 2016

“I have great pride in being a ‘Mesrobiantsi.’ The pride in being Armenian that was instilled in me here, could not be possible anywhere else in my opinion, especially in the United States.”... My Mesrobian friends are my family, there’s no distinction. We’ve been friends for over 40 years and still I look to them like my sisters and brothers.”

Mesrobian at 50: From Breaking Ground in 1964 to Groundbreaking in 2015 | Asbarez | July 1, 2015

Armenian Mesrobian School is celebrating its fiftieth year of education and service as it opens general enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.

Mesrobian School’s Nairy Ghoogasian Named Teacher of the Year | Asbarez | June 9, 2015

On Monday, June 6, Armenian Mesrobian School Third Grade teacher Nairy Ghoogasian was named Teacher of the Year by the Shops at Montebello following an extensive campaign to select a Teacher of the Year from seven cities in the region.

Artist of the Month - Musicians Davit Sargsyan Violinist & Nona Zakharyan Pianist | Montebello Reporter | June, 2015

Davit and Nona are husband and wife, and owners of the Royal Academy “Sound of Music” in Montebello. Both are extremely talented and experienced. Davit and Nona along with the Holy Cross Armenian Cathedral are organizing and conducting a Charity Concert. All proceeds of the concert will benefit the Armenian Mesrobian School. The concert is dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Davit and Nona have had their business in Montebello for over 5 years and continue to give back to the community their special gifts of talent.

Mesrobian School Children Experience "Life at the Rancho" | Montebello Reporter | May, 2015

Fourth graders from Armenian Mesrobian School got a taste of "life at the Rancho" when they visited Montebello's Sanchez Adobe April 10, along with teacher Christine Rublacava. The day's activities, spearheaded by Montebello Historical Society Second Vice President Kathleen Rabago, began with a history of the Adobe by curator Jon Reed, including the families that have lived there over the years, as well as the inner workings and economy of the rancho.

Armenian Mesrobian School Marks Growing Emphasis on ‘STEAM’ | Asbarez | April 8, 2015

Armenian Mesrobian High School students and their teacher Haig Shahinian assembled a multimedia computer from parts this week for yearbook and video production, marking the growing emphasis the school is placing on STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics).

A True Genocide Survivor | Montebello Reporter | April 2015

Mkrtich had an undying dream to establish an everyday Armenian School in America. Against great odds and with much hard work and love, Mkrtich and four of his friends saw their dream become reality with the establishment of Armenian Mesrobian School in September 1965

Mesrobian High School Senior Earns Distinction of John Greenleaf Whittier Scholar | Montebello Reporter | March 2015 | and Asbarez | March 12, 2015 

Elise Nercessian became the 6th Mesrobian High School senior to earn the coveted distinction of John Greenleaf Whittier Scholar at Whittier College.

Over 600 California Armenian School Students Commemorate Genocide in Montebello | Asbarez | March 23, 2015 | and California Courier | March 31, 2015

Welcoming everyone on behalf of all the Armenian school principals in his opening remarks was David Ghoogasian, Principal of Armenian Mesrobian School, which hosted the event. Mesrobian graduates Jack Hadjinian, Mayor of City of Montebello, and Gevorg Iskajyan, Executive Director of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee's March for Justice, also spoke during the commemoration.

Students from Local Armenian Schools Fight Denial at Junior Statesmen Conference | Asbarez | March 13, 2015

Over the weekend of Feb. 28 to March 1, a team of students from Armenian Mesrobian School in Pico Rivera and Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School in Hollywood, successfully introduced and passed a measure recognizing the Armenian Genocide at the Winter Congress of one of the largest national youth organizations in the United States, the Junior Statesmen of America (JSA).

Armenian Mesrobian School Unveils 50th Anniversary Logo | Asbarez | March 2, 2015

Armenian Mesrobian School, which is currently celebrating its 50th year of education and service to the community, unveiled its 50th Anniversary Logo this week.

Mesrobian High School Hosted 'Path to Success' | Montebello Reporter | March 2015

Armenian Mesrobian School hosted an event on its campus to educate the community about the unique opportunities for success and the advantages offered at Armenian Mesrobian High School on Wednesday, February 18.

Back to School: Armenian Bar Members Prepare Students to Compete in Nation Mock Trial Competition  | Armenian Bar Association | Fall 2014

Armenian Mesrobian High School's participation in the National Mock Trial Competition was featured in the Fall 2014 edition of the Armenian Bar Association's newsletter. Mesrobian's High School students worked closely with the attorneys of the Armenian Bar Association to prepare for the competition. Ashod Mooradian, Senior Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California, head coach of the Mesrobian Mock Trial team andMesrobian Class of 1987 alumnus, was quoted in the article.

Armenian Mesrobian School to Host Open House March 7 | Asbarez | March 2, 2015

Armenian Mesrobian School, which ranges from pre-school to high school, announced that it will host an Open House on its campus Saturday, March 7 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Mesrobian to Expand Transport Services to Orange County and Glendale | Spotlight on Montebello | February, 2015| and Asbarez | December 8, 2014 

Defying trends of declining enrollment at private schools across the nation, Armenian Mesrobian School is experiencing a dramatic increase in student enrollment. From June 2013 to the present, Mesrobian School’s student population increased by more than 30 percent, the school reported Friday.

Mesrobian High School to Host ‘Path to Success’ Event Feb. 18 | Asbarez | February 4, 2015

Armenian Mesrobian School announced this week that it will host an event on its campus to educate the community about the unique opportunities for success and the advantages offered at Armenian Mesrobian High School on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Armenian Mesrobian School to Feature Author Nathan Levy Wednesday | Asbarez | January 27, 2015

On Wednesday, Jan. 28, author Nathan Levy will present a workshop at Armenian Mesrobian School as a part of the school’s ongoing Parent Education Series.

Mesrobian School Receives Glowing Review from WASC | Asbarez | March 28, 2014

A visiting committee from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), after spending over two days at school reading reports, reviewing data, observing classrooms, interviewing stakeholders — administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents, and board members – gave a praising review to the school noting the many accomplishment of the school community. They congratulated the school on a number of recent changes that have taken place in areas including academics, extracurricular programs, availability of tutoring by teachers, and the overall positive atmosphere at school.

2014 Mesrobian Graduating Class Shows Unparalleled Success | Asbarez |  July 21, 2014

Students have been accepted to outstanding programs and institutions throughout the United States and have been offered what amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships. One of the seniors was accepted directly from high school into law school with an offer for a scholarship.

Armenian Mesrobian High School Seniors Set the Pace | Asbarez | March 18, 2014

While hundreds of thousands of students across the nation await word from admissions offices of the colleges and universities to which they applied, some High School Seniors at Armenian Mesrobian School have a rather favorable dilemma. Despite most campuses of the University of California not informing applicants of their acceptance until late March, Poghos Iskajyan, who has attended Mesrobian since second grade, has already been accepted to the University of California, Irvine’s Honor’s Program, which accepts only the highest achieving students. He has also been invited to the University of California, Santa Barbara as one of the top applicants that they have this year. Other universities showing an interest in him or which have asked him for an interview include Harvard, Brown, Columbia, and Georgetown.

Mesrobian Student Makes a Difference for Ailing Children in Armenia | Asbarez | March 20, 2014

Earlier this school year, Mesrobian 7th grader Sevana Chalian travelled to Yerevan, Armenia with her father Dr. Armen Chalian and mother Maro Chalian, both Mesrobian Alumni (class of 1980), to provide voluntary anesthesia services for pediatric reconstructive surgeries along with a seventeen-member delegation from across the United States. The medical team was sponsored by Plasticos Foundation. and only two others beside the Chalians were of Armenian descent.

Armenian Mesrobian School Making Major Strides | Asbarez | April 19, 2013

Mesrobian School is buzzing with activity. On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the school, established in 1965, will be opening its doors to the entire Greater San Gabriel Valley Armenian Community and beyond for an Open House from 12:00 noon to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by Club Mesrobian Alumni Organization.

David Ghoogasian Appointed Mesrobian School Principal | Asbarez | March 1, 2013

The Board of Regents of the Prelacy Armenian Schools announced the appointment of David Ghoogasian as the new principal of Mesrobian Armenian School.  A proud graduate of Armenian Mesrobian School, Ghoogasian, served as the Principal of his alma mater from 1991-1999.