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March 7-9: Dental Career and PT/OT students competed in the HOSA state competition in Roanoke Virginia. First, Third and Fourth prizes were won. Congratulations to our students.group picture of students
Dental Career students are partnering with EIC to create videos with essential information about health issues. More to follow.


Medical Assisting Job Shadowing
This Spring, select students in the Medical Assisting Classes are participating in the West Potomac Academy Job Shadowing Program with Business Partner, Capital Caring of Alexandria.  Students will spend a day with a Capital Caring Medical Professional and visit hospice patients in long term care facilities and in the homes.  To kick off the Job Shadow Program, members of the Capital Caring Medical Team spoke to the students about their jobs, career paths, and the importance of working as a team in the healthcare industry. 
May: Students will be taking the National Medical Assistant exam.
Medical Assistant teacher Ms Mihok explains her curriculum to possible future students.


April: Visiting Pharmacist Christine Cooper and Pharmacy Intern Brian Chang talk to future Pharmacy Technicians.
Pharmacy Tech Internships
This Spring, eligible students in the Pharmacy Technician Classes are participating in the West Potomac Academy Internship Program with Walgreens Pharmacies.  The Internships began with a kick off presentation by our local Walgreens Pharmacists and Pharmacy Intern.  Walgreens Pharmacy is a strong supporter of The Governor's Health Sciences Academy at West Potomac.  Be a patron to your local Walgreens Pharmacy today.
May: Students take their Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam to become certified in the state of Virginia.


March 21, April 25, May 16:   PT/OT Students Visit Head Start Once a month, PT/OT students plan and implement lessons designed to develop and refine gross motor skills with children in the West Potomac Head Start Program. 
March 19, April 23:  PT/OT Students Visit Belle View Elementary For the second year, PT/OT level 2 students plan and implement activities once a month for the special needs students in Mr. Hall's Class.  The lessons are designed to reinforce fine motor skills in school-based activities such as cutting, pasting, and coloring.     
February-April Physical/Occupational Therapy Clinical Observations: PT/OT students are participating in the West Potomac Academy Internship Program with The Anderson Orthopedic Clinic, Back In Motion, and Accelerated PT.  Students also have the opportunity to participate as Student Athletic Trainers in their base schools. 



March 14: Dristrict 5 Awards Breakfast for Career Skills USA. Criminal Justice II winners attend with instructor Ron Giovannucci.Skills breakfast
April 1 & 2: Criminal Justice students go to the range to practice their skills.
April 3 - Delegate Scott Surovell
April 10 & 11 - Marine Corps Recruiter
April 23: CJ II students visit Coffeewood Correctional Center in Culpeper County.
April 25 - Traffic Motorcycle Officers
April 30 - Helicopter Lands
Criminal Justice Internships
February 3 - April 3, select students in Criminal Justice II are participating in the West Potomac Academy Internship Program with FCPD- Franconia & Mount Vernon Stations, Reagan National Airport Police, and Metro Transit Police.


Erin Tunbridge of ClancyWorks Modern Dance Company returns to work with dance students on an original piece being set on them which will be performed in the Dance, Theatre and Film Festival on May 8th and 9th.
April 2:  Dance Master Class - Company E

Former WPA dance student AJ Guevara taught a master class to current dance students
April 4: Guest teacher Linda Gianscpro will present "Ballet Busters" workshop to the students.
April 5: The dance class will be hosting instructor, Linda Gianscpro.  Attached is her info and the workshop’s info.  Dance students will be helping with organization during the event.  Raising the Barre Workshop 2014

April 11-12:  New York City Trip
TV students will visit Mercy College, the New York Film Institute and visit the Museum of the Moving Images.  Dance students will take classes at Broadway Dance Center and participate in a class with a Broadway Performer from Newsies and learn show choreography.  All students will see the Broadway Musical Newsies and the sites of New Your City.

May 8-9:  Theater, Dance & Film Festival
The Theater, Dance and Professional TV Production Classes will present:  "Kaleidoscope-Many Colors, One Festival" in the West Potomac High School Spring Bank Auditorium.   See the flyer in next month's E-News for event information and tickets or contact West Potomac Academy, 703-718-2750.


Feb. 4-8:  Crystal Couture
Fashion Design students assist with the professional production of this community fashion event


Students are currently creating Full Length instrumental Cd’s for current students to sell by the end of the 3rd quarter. More information to follow.
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Students take home a second place in Skills USA in Roanoke, April 3&4.

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) will be working with Academy interns to promote the health classes. These include classes in STEM H and the Governor's Health Sciences Academy. Academy partners with EIC

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