February 18, 2021
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
March 1: State Degree
March 30: Ohio FCCLA Endowment Scholarship Interviews
April 1: Outstanding Chapter and State Degree Interviews
Professional Development
Date: March 17
Time: 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Topics: FCCLA State Leadership Conference Information, Mary Jo Kohl
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Virtual Tours and other Offerings
Executive Council Candidates

Executive Council Members are equipped with skills for life as members take responsibility in planning and implementing state and regional programming and events. Any affiliated member who is enthusiastic, innovative, futuristic, active, committed and passionate for FCCLA, we have an opportunity for you. Being an Executive Council member is a fantastic opportunity to learn, make new friends, and strengthen your communication, travel and leadership skills. Elevate your ultimate leadership experience and enhance your leadership skills by running for a Regional or State Executive Council position! For more information.

March 20 - Virtual Executive Council Candidate Training 9:30 - 12:30
March 23 - Application Due
March 27 - Virtual Interviews - time frame will be 9:00 - 11:30 and 1:00 - 3:00

State Leadership Conference
State Leadership Conference will be virtual this year. All chapters and members participating in CDE state competition or receiving recognition awards must register for the conference. There will be RED Talks, Spotlight on Projects, Professional Development for advisers, keynotes and College and Industry Fair along with recognition sessions. There will be an opportunity to meet the regional, state and National Executive Councils as well as the Executive Council Candidates. Details will be available in March.
Family & Consumer Science CTE-26 Application Renewals

The application window for the FY2022-2026 program period closes March 1, 2021, for all new and renewal Career-Technical Education provider applications. Renewals are only for those approved applications that will expire at the end of the FY17-21 program period. All CTE-26 provider applications renew on the year they expire. Most of the Family and Consumer Science applications are due to expire and shall be renewed this year.

Please visit the CTE-26 process page for additional resources. For technical assistance while applying, schools and districts may contact their Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Centers.

Ohio Tech Prep Regional Centers have planned CTE-26 provider application workshops for schools who are renewing or adding new Career-Technical Education programs for the FY2022 school year. Please see contact information for your regions below:

Northwest: For more information contact Chief Administrator, Kathy Wilson 
Northeast: For more information contact Chief Administrator, Jennie Koch   
West: For more information contact Chief Administrator, Pam Hunt
Central: For more information contact Chief Administrator, Carrie Scheiderer
Southwest: For more information contact Chief Administrator, Terry Benedict
Southeast: For more information contact Chief Administrator, Katie Good

Free Trial for all FCS Programs

WindowsWear is offering all FCS schools a free trial of WindowsWear from today until September 1, 2021! Just sign-up for a free account and email education@windowswear.com with your name, school, telephone number and email address and WindowsWear will upgrade you and your entire school for free! Please also indicate if you would like to join one of our special informational sessions to be held on Thursday, February 18th at
7 P.M. ET and Thursday, February 25th at 4:30 P.M. ET.

After the free trial, the annual discounted membership cost is $225 per middle and high school (college and university costs are higher), which includes full access for everyone at the school, and group discounts for districts and states are available. More information about WindowsWear educational benefits can be found here: www.windowswear.com/education and the best way to reach us for any questions is at education@windowswear.com.
Job Posting

Lifesavers is the largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the United States. In 2021, the Lifesavers Virtual Conference will provide a global platform with over 70 virtual workshops, plenary sessions, peer exchange discussion groups, and an extensive interactive exhibit hall. The Lifesavers Conference will virtually engage federal, state and local government; law enforcement; public health; injury prevention; advocacy and non-profit agency professionals in an exchange of ideas, strategies, and programs to reduce these preventable injuries and deaths. 

Congratulations to Anthony Wayne Jr High School - Penta Career Center for being selected to participate in a traffic safety panel! They have invited Kay-Lynne Schaller, Allen Zhu and Violet Lowe to be on the panel to share more about their FACTS project. The event will be hosted virtually from April 26-28, 2021. Title: Youth Advocates for Safe Systems: Changing Cities and Changing Mindsets

Description: This session will feature youth who have led advocacy projects that support strategies for safer systems for bicycle and pedestrian safety. These youth safety advocates will share what they have learned to work most effectively in engaging their peers and provide suggestions on how to engage youth in your communities. Congratulations on representing Ohio at this national conference.

Access AT&T
Now more than ever, access to home Internet is important to stay connected to friends and family, work from home or attend school online. Access from AT&T is offering you an affordable way to stay connected with Internet service for $10/month+taxes for up to 10Mbps for qualified households. More details at att.com/access or call (855) 220 -5211.  

Monday, March 1 - 3:00 P.M. -5:30 P.M.
Saturday, March 6 - 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Monday, March 8 - 3:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

State Office Phones
State Office telephones have been forwarded to our computers. If you need to talk to Cheryl Hamblin, call 614-466-5718 or Mary Jo Kohl, call 614-644-6333.
Watch Ohio FCCLA website for specific details.
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