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FIV cat looking to live a long life!

FIV cat looking to live a long life!

The first words that you think of when you see Laurel are “pretty” or “affectionate”, not “sick”. She isn’t ill, but Laurel has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Cats with FIV can eventually develop feline AIDS, but many FIV positive cats live healthy for many years without symptoms and some never show any. Right now, Laurel is simply carrying the virus and is not symptomatic. She is energetic, playful and loves to get attention! 

Like the other animals in our care, WHS is looking to give Laurel the best life possible. Her new parent won’t need to treat her any differently than any other cat. He or she would just need to monitor her health and take her to the vet if she seems tired or blue. She’ll need to be an only cat because there is a chance that she could pass the virus along to another kitty, but other than that she will be an ideal family pet.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community:

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

Are you looking for a charter school for your child? Then don’t miss the D.C. Charter School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. It will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C..  Come and meet the school leaders of the 52 charter schools. 

Teachers are encouraged to attend to see what teaching opportunites are available. 

Take the Metro right to the Convention Center to avoid traffic and parking challenges. Call 202-328-2660 if you have questions, or just come down. Tell your friends!
 
The first 500 children that attend will receive giftbags!
 
This event is free for D.C. families and metro-area teachers.

For more information visit our website www.dccharterexpo.org.

 

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Family Christmas Concert at the Kennedy Center

Concerts at the Kennedy Center are wonderful any time of the year, but they’re especially magical during the holidays when the halls are adorned with seasonal decorations, spirits are jovial, and family activities are in demand. This weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the experience; on Saturday, December 18, The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents a Family Christmas Concert: The Night Before Christmas, a theatrical concert for audiences of all ages.