Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences - FCCLA  

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year!  We are looking forward to a fun filled educational year of events.  The State Theme this year is Ohio FCCLA:  "Unmasking Your Potential".
Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Professional Development
Upcoming Events
Region 1 Sept 23 Penta Career Center

Region 2 Sept 15 Der Dutchman Bellville 

Region 3 Sept 16 Tallmadge High School 

Region 6 Sept 18 Location TBD 

Region 7 Sept 25 Table 1 Lancaster 

Region 8 Sept 25 Table 1 Lancaster 

Region 9 Sept 18 deSha's American Tavern 

Region 10 Sept 18 deSha's American Tavern

Save the date 
Teaching Professions Fall, October 3, 2014, Eastland Career Center
Early Childhood Education, November 7, 2014, Eastland Career Center
Hospitality, November 21, 2014, FFA Center
Culinary, January 23, 2015, Eastland Career Center
Teaching Professions, Winter February 20, 2015, Eastland Career Center
Hospitality, March 12, 2015, FFA Center
Mark your calendars 
Regional Conference will be held February 7-14, 2015 at Regional Locations.  Information will follow.

Good news 


Hospitality and Tourism


Begins September 2014

  • Standards Revisions
  • Course Development
  • Assessments

Family Consumer Sciences


Begins September 2014

  • Standards Revisions
  • Course Development
  • Assessments

Conference resources 


Presenters Powerpoint available


OATFACS Summer Conference


Region Officer Openings


Regional Officer Application must be submitted electronically by September 15th to Cheryl Hamblin at ohiofccla@education.ohio.gov.  Application submission not available until September 2. 

Duties of Regional Officer:

  • Attend Leadership Training (October 13-14th)
  • Attend December 12th Training Meeting (Columbus)
  • Plan and implement Regional Conference (during FCCLA Week)


Number of Openings


Three (3)


Two (2)


Four (4)


One (1)


One (1)


Four (4)


Three (3)


Four (4)


Two (2)





If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams


Ohio ACTE Teacher of the Year
Tim Michitsch received an award from the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education.  Michitsch has made significant innovative contributions to the culinary arts field and has helped to promote and improve career-technical education at the JVS and around the state during his 25 year tenure.
A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., he earned an Ohio Teaching Certificate from Kent State University and is a certified culinary educator and a certified executive chef with the American Culinary Federation.
"Tim has been an exceptional educator," said JVS principal Jill Petitti. "He truly cares about the needs of his students and goes 'above and beyond' to help students reach their full potential and succeed at the JVS and in their future career paths."
Michitsch, of Olmsted Township, received his award at the summer OHIO ACTE conference in July.
National Officer
Blake Miller is a senior at Crestline High School in Crestline, Ohio.  He is currently serving as State Historian and was recently elected as the 2014-2015 National FCCLA VP of Competitive Events.  He will serve on the Ohio FCCLA Board of Directors as a national liaison, and will continue to serve on the National Competitive Events Advisory Team. 
Affiliation is available through National FCCLA.  Membership kits and FAQ's are available to guide you to kicking off a fabulous year.  
Any High School FCS Chapter wishing to do 100% affiliation please call Mary Jo Kohl at 614-644-6333.

2014-2015 Affiliation - New System First Time Login: If you are affiliating an existing chapter you will need to enter your chapter into the new system and provide adviser and chapter information to establish your chapter in the new affiliation system - please click on the "2014-2015 Affiliation" button. Once you have completed this process, a username and password will be emailed to you for future use in the Affiliation System.  When you enter your Chapter Name please list CTPD first (example Ohio Hi-Point-Benjamin Logan).


First Time Chapter Affiliation: If you are affiliating a new chapter - please click on the "First Time Chapter Affiliation" button and follow the on-screen instructions carefully.

Returning Users: Enter your Username and Password and click on the Login button.

Leadership Training October 13-14
To kick-off the year, leadership training has been designed by the State Officers to help members "Unmask Their Potential".  A Community Service project "Caps for Kids" will be completed and sent to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.  Members will design and create superhero capes for children who have extended treatment times at the hospital.  Come with ideas! 
Our featured speaker this year is Tim H. Mills and he will speak on unmasking your superhero skills.  Outstanding member workshops and an adviser track have been developed with a focus from our partners State Farm, Lion's Club and the American Dairy Association.
If you are a new chapter please contact Cheryl Hamblin at 614-466-5718.
A list of items members need to bring along with the tentative agenda can be found on Ohio FCCLA.  Registration is open.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Leadership Training in October.
Top Ohio winners at FCCLA Nationals

Congratulations to the sixty (60) plus students who placed in the top 5 of their STAR Events at Nationals.  A complete list of individuals and their perspective events can be found here. 

WebXam Tests

Earlier this spring it was announced that WebXam would have a pre and post-test for all modules in the system. It has since been decided to move forward with offering pre-test on the pathways that have currently gone through the rewrite process (Construction Technologies, Engineering-Science Technologies, Health Sciences, Law and Public Safety, and Manufacturing Technologies).


Therefore all other pathways and Family and Consumer Sciences must follow established rules. This means testing of a module or course can only be done once during a school year.

If you are planning to test during 1st semester, students can be added to WebXam at any time - the sooner.  Your EMIS coordinator can send a file with all the student information.

News from Nationals

2014/2015 Theme - Together We Are...

As discussed previously, and unveiled at this year's National Leadership Conference, FCCLA will have a single, unified theme for all of our events and initiatives throughout the 2014-2015 school year. That theme - Together We Are... - and its visual representation allow us to state the many things that we are as an organization (Family, Leaders, Stronger, etc.) and enable customization to suit a specific event, initiative or program. The Together We Are... logo is posted (in several formats) here on the FCCLA website for your use.


Policy & Process for Proposing to Use the FCCLA Emblem on Products or Apparel

With its launch as the new, official emblematic supplier for FCCLA, E Group has been granted the exclusive legal right to use the FCCLA logo and acronym on saleable merchandise. However, recognizing that individual states and/or chapters might occasionally have the need to use a local vendor for a specific merchandise request/order, the national board of directors recently approved a policy and process for requesting such use of the logo. The full policy, as well as the merchandise request form and the vendor agreement form, are posted here on the FCCLA website.

Cheryl Hamblin
Family and Consumer Sciences/Ohio FCCLA
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

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