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West Potomac Academy Fashion Design Instructor

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Maggy François, West Potomac Academy Fashion Design instructor, is one of 15 individuals from nonprofit organizations to be featured in Shoot for Change’s black and white photo exhibition on Wednesday, November 16, at the L2 Lounge in Washington, D.C. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Featuring photographs by Walter Grio—who has been working with West Potomac Academy Fashion Design students for the past few years to build their professional portfolios—the show features nonprofit leaders who have been transformed to look like classic movie stars. Each of the participants has also written an essay on what inspires him or her to do what he or she does and to keep doing it.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the West Potomac Academy Fashion Design program and other nonprofit organizations that were invited to participate.

5 Things You Can Do with a Nursing Degree

5 Things You Can Do with a Nursing Degree


5 Things You Can Do with a Nursing Degree

Nursing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, remains one of the most in-demand jobs across the nation. With excellent job opportunities, 2.6 million jobs in the field, and an above-average salary of around $62,000 per year, the field has a lot to offer. What most people are not aware of is all the variety the field offers to a person with a degree in nursing. Opportunities abound for choosing specialties and finding a variety of things to do with a nursing degree.

“Many people who think of nursing degrees picture one specific role that is open to them,” explains Pam McCullough, the director of the nursing program at Stratford University’s Woodbridge campus (www.stratford.edu). “People are often surprised at the variety that is available. In nursing, there is truly something for everyone.”

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts 2011 Career Fair

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts 2011 Career Fair
Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts 2011 Career Fair
Stratford University 
2011 Career Fair
Escoffier Room, 5th Floor, Stratford University
7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Stratford University will be hosting a Career Fair designed to serve the employment needs of the entire Washington D.C. and Virginia metropolitan area. Corporations will have the opportunity to gain access to a talented, well-rounded and professional group of job seekers in the DC/VA community.

Help The McLean Highlanders

From Meg Hashem:

We are competing in the "Under Armor Undeniable Challenge" to gain new uniforms and athletic equipment for our various teams. Most of our uniforms are over 5 years old and our athletic equipment is severely lacking. To win,we have to fulfill a series of challenges and vote on the website everyday.

FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition Begins October 31

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The fourth annual Artist Teacher Exhibition, featuring works by art teachers in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), will be on display at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) from Monday, October 31, through Saturday, December 3.   A reception is planned for Thursday, November 10, for 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the NVCC campus.

For many years, FCPS has sought candidates who are not only great art teachers but also excellent artists. Today there are more than 350 art teachers in FCPS, many of whom continue to create art while sharing their expertise with students. Thirty artist-teachers, represented by 46 artworks, will be featured in the exhibition. The works were selected from over 200 submissions by juror Joanne Bauer, curator at Greater Reston Arts Center.

FCPS Debuts New Website

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has launched a new website (www.fcps.edu) that has been designed to improve navigation and make the site more user-friendly for parents, students, employees, and the community. The transition from the old to the new website occurred during the evening of October 17.

The following changes will help make navigating the site easier.

FCPS Encourages Students to Adopt 9-5-2-1-0

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

As part of its 2011-12 school year goals to encourage good nutrition and physical activity among students, Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is promoting the 9-5-2-1-0 program in October.This program promotes 9 hours of sleep, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 hours of screen time, 1 hour of physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks for elementary school-age students each day.

In conjunction with the 9-5-2-1-0 campaign, FNS is introducing students to new fruits and vegetables and purchasing locally-grown seasonal produce whenever possible to serve in schools. These activities complement the Give Me 5! Colors That Jive! nutrition message that encourages students to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors in order to get proper nutrition. FNS is also working with schools to use produce that is grown in school gardens in school menus.