Ohio Family and Consumer
Sciences Newsletter


August 13, 2015  
  Family and Consumer Sciences
FCS: Tech Prep Consortiums Meetings:
September 23rd  -Northeast - FCS AM
November 10th - Southwest - FCS AM
Hospitality and Tourism: Tech Prep Consortium Meetings:
September 23rd -Northeast - Hospitality and Tourism PM
October 2nd - Central
October 29th - Southwest
November 10th Southwest - Hospitality and Tourism PM
Culinary Arts Education Summit:
September 14 - 9:30 - 3:00, Columbus Culinary
  • Sous Vide - Chef Daineal Donovan
  • Breads - Chef Laurie Sargent
  • The direction of the Restaurant Industry -Dan Reese, Matt Schenk, Industry Professionals
  • New Courses and Test Item Writing - Mary Jo Kohl
  • FCCLA Updates - Mary Jo Kohl
Save the Date: January 29, 2016 Culinary Education Summit, Columbus Culinary
April 8, 2016 Culinary Education Summit, Columbus Culinary
Early Childhood Education Seminar:
November 16th  Tri-Rivers CTC, Marion, Ohio
May 12th Tri-Rivers CTC, Marion, Ohio
Teaching Professions Seminar:
November 9th Tri-Rivers CTC, Marion, Ohio
March 4th Tri-Rivers CTC, Marion, Ohio
Supervisors Meeting:
November 24th FFA Center, Columbus, Ohio
It is that time of the year again. CETE at The Ohio State University, requests your participation in writing and validating 2015-16 End-of-Course (EOC) test items for selected Career-Technical Education domains. Participants will work with a facilitator to complete item writing, validation, and recommendations for performance standards for the following courses:  (attach)
Please follow this link to the CETE Subject-Matter Expert (SME) survey to be considered for participation in End-of-Course reviews: news.webxam.org/item-writing/apply/
Upon completion of the survey, a CETE recruiter will follow up with you via email and phone.
CETE at The Ohio State University, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly OBR), requests your participation in writing and validating 2015-16 End-of-Course (EOC) test items for selected Career-Technical Education domains. Upon completion of the Item-Writing and Validation workshop, you will be awarded a certificate with contact hours that you can submit for your continuing education requirements.
Hospitality and Tourism (attach)
Family and Consumer Sciences (attach)
Professional Organization
Show your pride in being an FCS professional!
One way to market a professional image of FCS is through appearance.
Join OATFACS Board members and our Speakers Bureau representatives in selecting a fresh white shirt showing the new FCS  Ohio logo.  
Visit   www.oatfacs.org to connect to the OATFACS online store. A wide selection of tops, shirts, and sweaters, each embroidered with our new FCS marketing logo, are available for purchase until midnight on September 7, 2015 .  Orders will be processed starting September 8, 2015 and shipped directly to you by September 21, 2015.   Wear your new FCS shirt for open house, field trips, parent conferences, school board meetings, casual dress days at school and anytime you want to promote our FCS profession!
IMPACT 2015 - Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS) Summer Conference
Impact 2015 was a resounding success!  Did you miss the only professional development conference planned just for you, the FCS professional?   Well, mark your calendars now for next year's OATFACS summer conference, Impact 2016, August 1-2, 2016 with post conference sessions on August 3, 2016.  We will again be at the Hilton Easton so line up your roommates and plan on the dates.
This year's conference included presentations in the new pathways, STEM in the FCS classroom, FCCLA vision's for 2016, how to present a professional FCS image, new marketing ideas for FCS and so much more.  Members who attended received a window cling of the new logo and of course, we had lucky winners of a kindle fire and a multi charger.
  National FCCLA Conference
CAP CITY - FCS guest chef
Our guest chef, Sydney Mazik invites you to try her award-winning Spaghetti Squash Asparagus Pie! (attached)
FCCLA State Theme
FCCLA State Theme
Building Champions for 70 Years
Activities Promotional Video    
Fall Leadership Training
October 12-13, 2015 - Heartland Conference and Retreat Center
3201 County Road 325, Marengo, Ohio 43334
Registration will open August 24, 2015 and close September 11, 2015 with all payment made by October 9, 2015. Cost will be $100 per participant. The tentative agenda and information will be in the next newsletter.
FCCLA Endowment Update
Wanted to give a quick update concerning the raffle. We collected a total of $1,921 last week from the raffle/endowment donations/scholarship donations. A huge thank you to all who participated and contributed towards Ohio FCCLA Endowment.

Applications for open positions on the Endowment board are available at the Ohio FCCLA Endowment.
REC Positions Open
Currently we have 4 positions open on the REC. If you have a student interested in this leadership opportunity please have them submit a written request with the following information:
Student Name
Adviser Name
Why they wish to participate (200 words or less)
This needs to be submitted to Maryjo.kohl@education.ohio.gov    by August 21, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.
Will open on the National FCCLA website (www.fcclainc.org) by August 31st.  All affiliation will be handled through National FCCLA.  Reminder once you have submitted your affiliation you are responsible for the dollar amount.  Affiliation must be paid before you can register for competitive events.  Deadline to affiliate is November 1, 2015.  Please direct all affiliation questions to National FCCLA at 703-476-4900.
New Adviser Information
If you are a new adviser or know someone interested in starting a chapter please call Kelly Jung or Mary Jo Kohl at 614-466-5718 for details.
Local Teacher Completes National Food Safety and Nutrition Training
From Farm to Table, Teachers Explore the Science Behind Nation's Food Supply.
Michelle Hirsch, a teacher at Brooklyn High School in Brooklyn, OH was one of 34 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Tea chers Association (NSTA), and Graduate School USA. The one-week program for middle and high school science teachers, as well as Family and Consumer Sciences and health education teachers, took place in Washington this summer.  (attached)


Copyright © 20XX. All Rights Reserved.