Edison Academy Bistro
Edison Academy Culinary Arts students offer a gourmet three course meal each Thursday in the Academy’s Bistro 1093. To receive weekly menus and reservations information to dine in the Bistro, please contact email@example.com to be added to our mailing list . To receive weekly emails about take-away meal ordering options each week, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details and information about the Culinary Arts program and the Bistro 1093, follow this link to the Cullinary Course page.
Quarter Two News Letter
The Winter 2014 Second Quarter edition of the Edison Academy Newsletter is now available on line. To read highlights of our Academy’s many exciting activities and events that took place during the second quarter go here: Q2-NewsLetter
Part Time Job for Students Interested in Horticulture and Healthy Food
Edison Academy Students, are you creative and self motivated? Would you be interested in a part-time job with a company that provides healthy, locally sourced, produce and bedding plants to residents of our Franconia area, Northern Virginia community? Nalls Produce is seeking seasonal employees now for cashier, head cashier, marketer, sales associate, and sales assistant positions. Pay range $7.25 -$11.00 depending upon position and experience. Visit Nalls website http://www.nallsproduce.com/ to learn more about this family owned and operated company. If you’re interested put on your best business attire, grab a good writing pen to complete a job application, and bring your resume to their SPRING JOB FAIR on Saturday March 8th 10:30-12:30 to apply for spring job openings. For more informatino see their attached flyer: Nalls Produce
Real Food For Kids Challenge Coming Up on March 13th!
Edison Academy Culinary Arts students! Are you taking part in the "Real Food for Kids -Feeding Academic Success" competition on March 13th at Falls Church HS at 4 PM? For this year’s challenge, students will be tasked with developing a vegan or vegetarian entree that meets FCPS lunch program guidelines for cost and nutrition. The top award for the winning team is a $200 cash award, a knife set, a day long stage at a top kitchen in the DC metro area, and a tour and lunch with the founder and Director of L'Academie de Cuisine, Francois Dionot. All participants will receive a Chef's knife and small kitchenwares package.
In addition to the challenge, there will also be video conferences and demonstrations prior to the challenge (at Edison Academy we will see these on Friday February 28th) with Joseph Comfort, Executive Chef, Lebanese Taverna; Todd Gray, Executive Chef, Equinox restaurant; Pati Jinich, Pati's Mexican Table, Maryland Public Television; Joseph Raffa, Executive Chef, Jose Andres ThinkFoodGroup; K.N. Vinod, Co-owner and Executive Chef, Indique, Indique Heights; and Janet Yu, Owner and Executive Chef for Hollywood East.
See Your High School Counselor to Arrange a Visit to Edison Academy
Are you a high school sophomore who is considering taking an FCPS Academy class at Edison Academy? If you missed the Open House spaghetti dinner and tour of the Academy on February 19th it's not too late to schedule a visit through your high school counselor to come check out courses and meet our instructors during the school day to learn more about the Edison Academy Career and Technnical Education programs we offer. See your counselor today to schedule a visit to learn how Edison Academy can help you gain skills and knowledge to give you a leg up on the competition for jobs and careers for the future!
Edison Academy Automotive Programs is Forming Local Advisory Committee
Edison Academy’s Automotive Collision and Automotive Technology classes are seeking local employers in the automotive field to join our local Automotive Advisory Committee. If you own or operate an automotive service center, car dealership, auto parts business, or shop providing service to local automotive customers we need your advise to help us insure students are prepared and ready for the workforce! For more information about becoming a member of our Automotive Advisory Board, please contact Genie Williford, Career Experience Specialist at email@example.com or call 703-924-18154.
Edison Academy IT Students Stand Out at CTE Career Academies STEM-H Expo
Did you come out to this past Saturday's CTE Career Academies STEM-H Expo at Chantilly High School? Edison Academy I students were there to share information with Expo attendees about their class and other STEM related courses we offer at the Edison Academy. The Academy IT Students and their instructor, Mr Patrick Kuesters, also conducted demonstrations in the main Expo exhibit hall throughout the day. One other lucky Edison student from the Electrical Construction and Engineering and HVAC&R classes, was interviewed by TV Worldwide! He also won an Xbox 360 raffle prize provided by STEM-H Expo Platinum sponsor, Microsoft! Be sure to attend this exciting event next year to connect with local employers and colleges in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health & Medical Science fields.
Edison Academy Recgonized by Wells Fargo Bank
Edison Academy was recognized by the Franconia Branch of Wells Fargo Bank at the Wells Fargo ‘South Potomac Days of Giving’ breakfast on November 5th, 2013 for outstanding commitment to students and to the Greater Washington DC community. The Academy’s Administrator, Brad Rickel, represented the Academy and accepted a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo which was given to the Academy to support its mission of teaching students the academic, technical, and life skills that are so critical to insuring a successful future in today’s rapidly changing global economy.
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Animal Science Grooming
The Edison Academy Animal Science program offers grooming services for dogs and cats for a very small fee on Wednesdays and Thursdays . For more information on this service, visit the Animal Science course page. Animal Science