Ohio Family and Consumer
Sciences Newsletter


June 4, 2015    
Family and Consumer Sciences
Middle School Validation

Validation for Middle School Career-Technical Education Certification: Family and Consumer Sciences licensed teachers (4-12) are exempted from this process. All middle school Family and Consumer Sciences courses will carry the VN curriculum code which will meet the new Middle School Career-Technical Education initiative.

Professional Development

It's the end of the school year and you know what that means?

It's time to register for the OATFACS Annual Conference!

So many exciting changes are in store for Family and Consumer Sciences which include:

  • New Strands to replace the standards
  • New courses to implement for 2016-17
  • CTE Program Review for all FCS programs for 2015-16
  • CTSO requirements for FCCLA
  • Brand New Marketing Plan for FCS across Ohio!

There is only one place you can get all the information you need to understand the changes coming, the professional development needed to make program changes, and the support from other teachers to navigate these changes.


IMPACT 2015: Career Tech Education through FCS
August 3-5, 2015
Hilton at Easton/ Columbus, Ohio
Follow the link to register:  
This is definitely the year you don't want to miss!

FCCLA at the Ohio State Fair

Calling all FCCLA Members and Advisers! You are invited to participate at the Ohio FCCLA booth during the Ohio State Fair, July 29, 2015 - August 9, 2015.  Each participating chapter will receive a day parking pass, free admission and lunch tickets.  

We are looking for one chapter to provide one adviser and four members to participate each day.  The booth will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and chapters are asked to report at 8:30 A.M. to the Lausche building. 


Chapter volunteers will supervise an interactive community service project sponsored by Ohio FCCLA as well as educate visitors on the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences education.  If you are interested or would like more information please contact Kelly Jung at Kelly.Jung@education.ohio.gov
Culinary Pilot Competition:  Product Development


Caramel Apple Cookies Win the Prize!

The Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program piloted their second Food for Thought contest targeting Ohio's Culinary Arts Programs with the help of Mary Jo Kohl, Family & Consumer Sciences Consultant from the Ohio Department of Education. Teachers worked with industry representatives to design a contest featuring Ohio's soft red winter wheat. Teams from Tri-Rivers (instructor Shelia Hamm), Medina (instructor Tony Stanislo) and Eastland-Fairfield (instructor David Eichhorn) developed cookie recipes. The teams prepared the cookies for judges in April at Bradford School for Culinary Arts in Columbus Ohio. 

Tri-Rivers winning team of Annslea Schaber and Dejani Harris (pictured with Brad Moffitt, Director of Market Development & Membership, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers) took first place with their Caramel Apple cookies. The goal of the contest was to increase awareness of the wheat industry in Ohio, address misconceptions about gluten and support students in culinary arts. Each participating student received a new chef's coat and the winners received a school trophy.


This competition will be open to all culinary chapters this fall. Look for information on the Ohio FCCLA website under Career Development Events.

ATTENTION Advisers attending NLC

We are still in need of approximately 200 advisers and adults to serve as Adult Room Consultants and Evaluators for the 2015 National STAR Events competition.  If administrators, parents, or chaperones are attending, they would be a good choice as an evaluator.  


To register as a volunteer, log into your affiliation/registration system and click on "Meetings & Events."  You will then click on the blue plus sign under "Add Items."  On the fourth registration screen please complete the volunteer information required, and submit as usual.  Their name will appear a second time and they have to check the box under select and then click the red submit registration button.  A new invoice will be created with a $0.00 balance.


At this time, we need volunteers in the following events:  

  • Advocacy 
  • Career Investigation
  • Chapter in Review Display and Portfolio 
  • Chapter Service Project Display and Portfolio
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Ambassador 
  • Fashion Construction
  • Focus on Children
  • Food Innovations
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation
  • Illustrated Talk
  • Interior Design (only those with Interior Design experience, please)
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Job Interview
  • Life Event Planning
  • National Programs in Action
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Teach and Train
Rally for Red!!

Join your FCCLA family as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary on Capitol Hill and rally for FCS. On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, all 2015 NLC attendees are invited to participate in an advocacy rally on the lawn of the Capitol from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.  We will rally to bring attention to the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences, Perkins Funding and the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act.


Rock the Red! Wear your best FCCLA official attire and enjoy an engaging speaker followed by Michelle Obama's "Gimme Five" dance led by your NEC. Afterwards, state teams designated by your state adviser will make visits on Capitol Hill.  The Capitol is a small building and cannot accommodate all of the attendees so please enjoy the area attractions on your way back to the convention center for more content beginning at 12:30 P.M.
Competitive Events

STAR Events Participant and Volunteer Emails 

On June 1, 2015, an email went out to all registered and submitted STAR Events participants directing them to go to the national FCCLA website to download important event information. Please let your STAR Events participants know this correspondence is not spam, and to be looking for it. The email address used is the one provided to FCCLA during conference registration. 


Please note that for Applied Math for Culinary Management and for Parliamentary Procedure, we are encouraging chapters to complete their required event testing prior to National Leadership Conference.  There are two testing windows available.  Specific instructions can be found on the national website.


For Culinary Arts, students no longer have a required equipment drop-off on Sunday, July 5, 2015.   This year, participants will be bused on Monday, July 6, 2015 to the event site and can take their equipment with them.  Orientation is on Sunday at 6:00 P.M. and is required. 


National STAR Events and FACS Knowledge Bowl Volunteers are Still Needed!

Student competition at the National Leadership Conference cannot exist without sufficient youth and adult volunteers. Please encourage your chapter advisers to add additional volunteers by going into their registration, clicking "add items" for those who would like to volunteer, and proceed with the required information.  Approximately 200 or more additional advisers and adults will be needed to fully staff the 2015 competition. Your help in securing enough adult volunteers is greatly appreciated.


NLC Competitive Events Registration Pick Up Reminder - 3 Points Awarded

Please remember that all national Competitive Events registration packet information (included with the conference registration packet) need to be picked up no later than Sunday, July 5, 2015 by 6:00 P.M.


Competitive Events packets will be available for pick up Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 8 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. and on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 7:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.  In this packet will be information for all STAR Events participants, including schedules, ribbons, and recognition session information.

NLC Delegate Shipping Information
  • Items should be received at the hotel no more than 5 days prior to your arrival. Packages arriving more than 5 days in advance will be charged additional fees.
  • Hotel Charges: Packages less than 1 lb. will not be assessed a fee. Packages weighting more than 1 lb. but less than 60 lbs. will be charged up to $25 based on weight.
  • Ship Items to: Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. Hold for: (Name) (Arrival Date) (Cell Phone Number) 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20001.
  • The name on the package MUST be the name of the individual who will pick up the package. 
NLC State Meeting


Sunday, July 5, 2015 -7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Marriott Marquis- Liberty L/M Meeting Level 4

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 4:00 P.M. to 4:45 P.M.

Conference Center- Room 202AB- Level 2


Healthy Lifestyles Energy Balance 101 Grant

National PTA's Healthy Lifestyles Grants provide local PTAs with tools to use in partnering with schools and engaging families in improving awareness of energy balance. Energy balance is simply finding a balance between the calories we consume each day through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.


Grant funding must be spent between October 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.


Review the Request for Proposals for additional information about funding requirements, selection criteria, eligibility, key dates and specific application components.  Apply online.  


Deadline for applications is Friday, June 19, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. ET

Help Us Kick Off Our Lead2Feed Partnership

Effective. Tested. Life-changing.


Lead2Feed is a service learning program that nurtures a new generation of leaders - the ones sitting in your classroom - while working to end local and global hunger.  Based on the best-selling book "Taking People With You by Yum!"  Brands Executive Chairman, David Novak, Lead2Feed empowers students to act, serve and to make big things happen.  Join the leadership movement today! - See more at: www.lead2feed.com


FCCLA will be working with Lead2Feed this year to kick off our partnership at NLC by hosting a Food Drive to benefit a local food Bank "Food for Others."  Food for Others has provided a list of their most needed foods, which include: peanut butter; spaghetti sauce - prefer plastic or cans; canned beans; dried beans - 1 lb. bags; rice - 1 lb. bags; canned fruit; canned chili; canned meat - chicken, beef, turkey, or seafood; canned pasta (e.g. Chef Boyardee) - individual and family serving sizes; canned tomato - diced, peeled, chopped, sauce; canned beef stew; juice - 100%; macaroni & cheese - individual and family serving sizes; cereal - individual and family size. 


Please drop off your food donations to the area outside of the NLC Registration desk! If traveling with food donations is challenging, please note there are grocery stores near the Convention Center.

Job Opening

Buckeye Valley High School, half time at the High School and half time at the Middle School for Life Skills.  If interested, contact Mr. Albanese at jalbanese@mybvls.org or 740-363-1349.


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