Family and Consumer Science

 

Acorn HIGH SCHOOL

Annette A. Hays

Family and Consumer Sciences AND Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Email:  ahays@orsd.k12.ar.us     School phone:  479-394-2101

Webpage: http://ahs.ouachitariversd.org/

Conference/Plan Period:  First Period:  8:00-8:47 a.m.

Remind 101: 81010@fba74

WELCOMEto Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)! As a classroom teacher with 31 years experience (27 years in the Acorn Public School, now a part of Ouachita River District), I am a lifelong learner and dedicated educator whose primary goal is to help students recognize and develop their potential. The Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum and the Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), offers students the opportunities to attain success through development of their creative and critical thinking skills, vocational preparation, personal growth, and academic achievement. Truly the FACS curriculum and involvement in FCCLA can help students apply academics to life skills that will propel them to prosper in every aspect of their lives-socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and morally. The opportunity is there and my desire is that each student will seize that opportunity, take responsibility for their learning, and exceed expectations to become positive, productive members of society.

Family and Consumer Science Syllabus

493080 Family & Consumer Sciences

~~~Foundation Course for Completer Status~~~

Credit: 1 Grade Levels: 9-12

Course Description: Family and Consumer Science is designed to provide students with basic information and skills needed to function effectively within the family and within a changing, complex society. Emphasis is given to the development of competencies related to Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America; individual and family relationships; housing and interior design; wardrobe planning and selection; garment care and construction; the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children; nutrition and food selection; healthy lifestyle choices; meal planning, preparation and service; home management; money management; the application of current technology in the home and workplace. Upon completion of this course, the student should have developed life skills that promote a positive influence on the quality of life.

Unit 1: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Unit 2: Family/Individual Health and Relationships

Unit 3: Housing and Interior Design

Unit 4: Clothing and Textiles

Unit 5: Child Development

Unit 6: Food and Nutrition

Unit 7: Home Management and Consumer Education

Resources: Arkansas Dept. of Career Education FACS Family & Consumer Science Curriculum Content Frameworks

Text-Applying Life Skills:Glencoe; Introduction to FCS Pathway,CEV Multimedia

For vocabulary review: (these links can be found and connected to on my webpage!!!)

                  Studybulb: http://www.studybulb.com/dir?grade=2&subject=99&tag=arkansas_frameworks&page=1

                  Quizlets: http://quizlet.com/2271123/ar-facs-comprehensive-all-units-flash-cards

GENERAL CLASSROOM RULES are based on Respect for Self, Others, and Authority. I follow all the guidelines and policies set forth in the AHS Student Handbook and established by the Principal and/or School Board. A separate handout outlining the CLASSROOM PROCEDURES/EXPECTATIONS/STANDARDS/NORMS for the Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom/Lab Areas will be explained and modeled during the first week of school.

GRADES:  The grading scale in the AHS handbook will be followed. Numerous opportunities (at least 3 per week) to earn grades will come from tests, projects, fair entries (fall semester), labs (where appropriate) as well as time management, participation, bell work (thought for the day), daily quizzes, class work-group and individual, and homework.

SUPPLIES:  Notebook- 3-ring binder, notebook paper, pens and/or pencils.

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA (FCCLA): All secondary students who are currently reenrolled or who have been enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences course for at least one semester are eligible to join the national Career Technical Education Student Organization (CTSO), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA, whose main focus is the family. Dues remain $10.00.

ACHIEVE PRESTIGIOUS FACS COMPLETER STATUS @ GRADUATION!!! (2 options):

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION COMPLETER:

  • Family and Consumer Science is the core course and must be taken first and passed; l credit.
  • Total of 3 credits in FACS courses by second semester senior year.
  • Completer Certificate awarded during Senior Awards Assembly.
  • FACS completer seal affixed to transcript or diploma.
  • Resume builder-demonstrates a knowledge base and skills attained in a CTE program of study.

FOOD  PRODUCTION  MANAGEMENT  & SERVICES COMPLETER

  • Food & Nutrition (1/2 credit) is the core course.
  • Total of 3 Credits in FACS courses INCLUDING THE CORE COURSES-Food & Nutrition(1/2 credit);

& Food Production (1 credit) then 1 1/2 additional credits including nutrition & wellness (1/2 credit) & FACS (1 credit),

  • Completer Certificate awarded during Senior Awards Assembly.
  • FACS completer seal affixed to transcript or diploma.
  • Resume builder-demonstrates a knowledge base and skills attained in a CTE program of study.

Please sign the acknowledgement portion of this letter below. This will become the first page in the student binder, until they receive the table of contents @ end of the nine weeks, then this will become page 2! Your student will receive credit for your signature at the end of first nine weeks, first binder check.  Thank you,

                                                                                                                   Mrs. Hays

We have received a copy of the Letter of Responsibility/Syllabus for the FACS Course named and allow our student to be photographed and published to appropriate media releases:

Family and Consumer Science Class and Photo Release

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Signature of Parent/Guardian        DATE                                                Signature of Student             DATE

Contact phone number of Parent/Guardian:____________________________________