OT/PT students gain career experience through service learning projects. Their culminating project was with special needs students at Belle View Elementary School.
Did you know that more than 56,000 Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) students are enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses this year? They are preparing for college and employment in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand professions. Learn more about CTE courses available in FCPS
The West Potomac Academy Dance Program recently participated in master workshops with visiting artists from ClancyWorks Dance Company, Jadee Nikita, and returning Academy alumnus Rachel Lear. They are preparing for their NYC field trip on April 5th and 6th where they will attend Broadway performances, workshops and drop in dance classes as well a tour the Ailey School of Dance.
Dance students attended the ninth annual FCPS dance festival, “Dance ‘Til You Drop”, hosted by George Mason University on March 9th. Dancers participated in Zumba, African, Ballet, Modern, and Yoga classes with dance artists from George Mason and around the local area.
The dancers are also currently participating in a working residency with ClancyWorks company member Erin Tunbridge. They are learning and contributing to an original piece of choreography that will be presented on May 2nd and 3rd during the annual Academy Dance and Film Festival. The piece is centered around the festival theme of “What is Love?” Performances will be at 7pm in the WPHS auditorium.
Former Student Spotlight
Matthew Pablo attends Berkely College Of Music in Boston, Mass. where he is working on a dual major degree in Music Composition and Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game Music. Matthew has also began working with independent film makers and game developers as a freelance composer.
He visited WPA recently talking with current Music Tech students about his musical career opportunities and shared his musical genious. You can listen to his original compositions on his website: www.matthewpablo.com
For more information about the Music and Computer Technology class, contact Phillip Carter.
Coming soon... a WestPo Studios Android Phone App w/ photos, music, and current events
Contact: Phillip Carter, Phillip.Carter@fcps.edu, 703-718-2603
To view other student productions, visit:
CINEMA CHAOS Production Company
Please contact: Nancy Mantelli, 703-718-2636, email@example.com
Level 2 students will be completing eight week internship rotations with local FCPD substations
Criminal Justice Students participated in Skills USA competition and breakfast.
Former CJ student Dustin Sternbeck presented to the CJ2 class. He is currently the Arlington County Police Public Information Officer.
Students prepare for Job Shadow Experience where they will prep and observe oral surgery!
Students are preparing for the National DANB Radiology Certification Exam this April
Spring Internship Placement in local dental offices begins April through June
Spring Guest Speaker Series- professionals from all careers within the dental field come out to speak to Dental Careers Students
Contact Regina Weems for more information about the Dental Careers Program. We are always recruiting new guest speakers and dental offices to offer internships. Come in today for a classroom visit: 703-718-2754
Custom Mouth Guards- Students completed mouth guard orders for Herndon Lacrosse and Hayfield Lacrosse and football April/May.
Contact Regina Weems for more information: 703-718-2754 firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital Caring of Alexandria kicked off Job Shadowing Opportunities with presentation to students sharing career pathways, education, and personal experiences from a panel of healthcare professionals
Students will shadow a Capital Caring Healthcare Professional as they provide care for hospice patients this Spring
All Medical Assisting and Language of Medicine Students completed CPR Training this month.
Thank you to Walgreens Pharmacies in Alexandria, for hosting over 35 students for Job Shadowing.
Students are preparing for the VA State Pharmacy Technician exam being taken now. Congratulations to those that have already taken and passed the exam!
Please contact Joy Andrews, Pharmacy Tech instructor, if you are interested in being a guest speaker or if you would to have someone job shadow.
We need your help!
If you or your business is interested in sponsoring a student to attend and compete at the National Level, please contact:
Sharon Chan, 703-718-2756, email@example.com
Join us at the following student sponsored events.
"Give Back Night"
May 1- Chipotle , 4:00-9:00 pm
May 8 - Jersey Mike's, Vernon Square, Rt 1, 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, June 8
Belle View Elementary School
6701 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
Proceeds go to PT/OT students competing at the HOSA Student Leadership National Conference
A Great Strides Mini March was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Approximately 35 participants were on hand and $500 was raised for the CF foundation.
Thank you to those who participated in the OT/PT student sponsored event for Health Occupations Students of America National Service Project.
Students will be recognized at the opening ceremony for the
Great Strides Walk in Arlington, VA Bon Air Park, May 5, 2013 at 10:00 am
No student in Fairfax County Public Schools shall on the basis of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, Title IX, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information be excluded from or denied enrollment in any academic activity or course. The director of the Office of Equity and Compliance has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding nondiscrimination policies to include those covered under Title IX and can be reached at 571-423-3050. For concerns regarding compliance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact the coordinator Due Process and Eligibility at 703-317-3030.