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@7food

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 Dynamics Syllabus

493100 Family Dynamics

Credit: 1 Grade Levels: 9-12

Course Description: Family Dynamics focuses on the role of the family in helping individuals reach their highest potential by addressing concerns of the community and global society through national FCCLA programs. Emphasis is given to dynamics of family life, individual development, life relationships, responsible parenting, crisis management, resource management, civic responsibility, healthy living, housing decisions, career planning, and trends affecting families. Upon completion of this course, the student should have an understanding of the impact of the family on an individual's ability to function succcessfully in an increasingly complex society.

Unit 1: Dynamics of Family Life

 

Unit 2: Individual Development

 

Unit 3: Life Relationships

 

Unit 4: Responsible Parenting

 

Unit 5: Crisis Management

 

Unit 6: Resource Management

 

Unit 7: Civic Responsibility

 

Unit 8: Healthy Living

 

Unit 9: Housing Decisions

 

Unit 10: Career Planning

 

Resources: Arkansas Department of Career Education FACS Family Dynamics Curriculum Content Frameworks

      Text- Families Today, Glencoe; Life & Career Management Pathway CEV Multimedia

      For vocabulary review:

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

                  Quizlets: http://quizlet.com/2281910/family-dynamics-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 Dynamics & Photo Release

 

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Signature of Parent/Guardian        DATE                                                Signature of Student             DATE