Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
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Culinary Arts meeting has been changed to January 16, 2015, Eastland Career Center. 
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Insurance Essentials
Six-Week Insurance Essentials Curriculum and Certificate Pilot.

Interested in a FREE six-week web-based curriculum to enhance or maybe even replace how you're teaching insurance to juniors and seniors?  If so, read on!

Insurance Essentials, a fully online-course leading to a nationally recognized certification, is available to pilot in January 2015 following a November 18, 2014 training session in Columbus.  The course syllabus, designed by the lead faculty for Ohio Dominican University's Insurance & Risk Management degree, integrates online coursework with industry-provided classroom speakers and information regarding insurance related careers.  Did you know that the Ohio insurance industry needs to hire over 26,000 people between now and 2020 to maintain current operations?  This new coursework will inform students about the "whys and hows" of the various products offered by life, health, property and liability insurance companies while also helping them understand the variety of insurance and risk management positions available upon high school or college graduation.  (For more information)

Career Connections


Career Advising and Student Success Plans State law requires the department to publish model career advising policies and student success plans by Dec. 1, 2014. Districts can use these model policies and plans to inform local implementation for meeting the new requirements beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. To share your ideas for the model policies and plans, contact Carolyn.George@education.ohio.gov  



Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is sponsoring its 20th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for the awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. Students must complete the application, which is available online at http://spirit.prudential.com, by Nov. 4 and then submit it for certification to a middle or high school principal.

Schools will then select the top recipients in early November and submit those names for state-level judging. The middle and high school recipients for each state will be named on Feb. 10. The top middle and high school candidates in each state receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., with a parent for four days of recognition events scheduled for May 2-5. Ten national honorees will be named and among other things, will receive an additional $5,000 in awards.


FEA Ohio
Advisor support webinars have been hugely useful to attendees! FEA Advisor-in-Residence Crissy Lauterbach is a phenomenal presenter. She makes sure that all voices are heard and that every question gets a substantive response.

Join us for the next advisor webinar on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. ET. The topic: D.C. or Bust: Tips for Planning, Logistics, and Learning at the National Conference. Save the date and register here. (It's always free.)



The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.  Socrates

2014 Leadership Training


The 2014 Leadership Training was a success with 375 students and advisers in attendance. Following the theme "Unmasking Your Potential", students were engaged in the Hero Project through the Payton Manning Children's Hospital called "Capes for Kids".  One hundred and fifty capes were designed and completed to let young heroes know that they have "something special" that will launch them to superhero status.


The keynote speaker, Tim H. Mills delivered an uplifting message on how to "Unmask your Potential".  Workshops were lead by the State Executive Council.  Kim Lust from State Farm presented information on Wait to Text and a $20,000 check for Ohio to promote activities to prevent distracted driving.  Jennifer Tagliarino from the American Dairy Association presented breakout sessions on the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.  

Leadership Training payment
A financial block will be applied to all outstanding invoices for The Adviser Seminar and Leadership Training.  Any questions call Cheryl Hamblin at 614-466-5718.

1.) Click "Pledge with Blake."
2 ) Log in with Facebook,

3)  Once you are done, a screen will pop   
     up that says "Can you do this by
    June 30?" Click "Yes, I can do this." 
4) After you have completed your meal go to: https://www.causes.com/campaigns/78207-empower-youth-to-plan-budget-prepare-family-meals 
5.) Click the green "My pledge is complete"
6.) On the next screen, check the three 
     boxes and click "Yes, I'm all done."

It's Not Too Late to Win $5,000!
Wait to Text

FCCLA Waits2Text, a student-led contest that encourages youth from across the country to take a pledge to never text and drive, is in full swing. Underwritten by a $95,000 contribution from AT&T, FCCLA Waits2Text has two project goals: to encourage all participants to take the pledge, and to create, plan and execute an It Can Wait community-wide event. One lucky chapter will win a $5,000 cash award for its efforts.


Participants in the FCCLA Waits2Text contest will take a creative video or photo slideshow to spread the word throughout their family, school and community about the dangers of texting and driving for a chance to win the grand prize! Register your chapter's event today! Events will begin this week and conclude Oct. 25 during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

America Saves is excited to announce that the America Saves Week sign up is open. We hope that all of you will join them in this annual opportunity to encourage, support, and motivate individuals to reduce debt and save money. If you have already signed up for ASW2015, they look forward to working with you as you make plans to participate in the week.


Each year America Saves has seen tremendous growth in both participation and outreach for this event. In 2013 they reached 35 million people and in 2014 the reach was 40 million!

FCCLA members have been invited to join the Food Day Twitter Conference, a 5-hour food education conversation.

Hosted on October 24, 2014 from 12pm - 5pm, students can live-tweet on issues ranging from food justice to food education, health and other. Every hour will be dedicated to a topic, with Food education between 4-5 pm ET.

Next week, the First Lady will welcome students and chefs from the around the country to the White House for the annual fall Kitchen Garden harvest. The White House garden was planted in 2009 and inspired the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative to help kids and families lead healthier lives.


And before the First Lady gets her hands dirty in the garden, she's going to answer your questions on Vine, an app for creating and sharing 6 seconds or less videos (not to be confused with the kind you'd find in the garden).

Here's how you can join:

*     Record a 6 second video with your    

      question about healthy eating, home 

      cooking, gardening, and all things.  Let's



*     Post your video on Vine with  

      #AskTheFirstLady, and you can share it  

on Twitter too.


*     Follow along on Tuesday, October 14th  

to see if the First Lady answered your     



Whether you're a teacher, student, parent, garden enthusiast or aspiring chef -- the First Lady wants to hear from you and answer your questions.

Cheryl Hamblin

Family and Consumer Sciences/Ohio FCCLA
25 South Front Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183