November 8, 2019
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
November 15 - Career Development Events registration opens
November 20 - FACTS Grant Application due
November 30 - State Project: Ohio School Breakfast Challenge Application due
December 15 - Career Development Events registration closes
Professional Development
November 13 - Chapter Officer Training/Adviser Update, Akron North High School
November 18 - Early Childhood Education - Agenda , Ohio FFA Center
November 26 - Supervisors Meeting , Ohio FFA Center
December 11 - Professional Development Workplace Success Workshop , Ohio FFA Center
Career Development Information
Advisers, please remember if you have any outstanding invoice with Ohio FCCLA or have not paid your affiliation invoice you will be blocked from registering for Career Development Events until the invoice(s) in question have been paid in full.

This year the fee for all Career Development Events has increased to $70.00 per event. Culinary Team will be $125 for regionals. State Culinary Team fee will be $55 per team. For chapters competing in Culinary CDE’s as well as the other CDE’s there are two sites to register. All CDE registrations will close at the end of business on December 15.

The Career Development Committee decided to suspend Straight to State events this year. All registered CDE’s must be evaluated at their specific regional location. The top ten competitors in each level in each event that score a 75 or above will become State Qualifiers. State qualifiers will be announced no more than 10 business days after the last regional event.
Achievement Awards Information
This year State Degree and Outstanding Chapter registration will move to March 1 and will have a special link titled Achievement Awards. Registration will open February 1 and close March 1. There is no charge to chapters for either of these events.

Power of One registration will remain the same as in the past with advisers identifying recipients in the FCCLA portal. This year the Five Unit Recognition Application for each recipient must be uploaded into the portal. Deadline for submission is March 1.
Career Development Events
Family and Consumer Sciences education programs expand across four additional career fields while giving students experiences beyond the classroom. Every ray provides:
  • A benefit to students.
  • The classroom is the hands-on experiential learning of the content.
  • FCCLA is the leadership, professional skills and personal growth portion.
  • Career fields is the authentic real world skills.
  • College and career ready, including academics, knowledge, technical expertise. And a set of general, cross-cutting abilities called employability skills.

Through participation in Career Development Events, FCCLA members gain employable skills and industry insight needed to thrive in the 21st Century. Members may choose from 50+ Competitive Events which apply skills and knowledge gained through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education.

Career Development Events set members up for career success as members explore Career Pathways and address important personal, work, and societal issues through competing on the region/district, state, and national level.
Career Development Events categories (when used) are based on grade level and not on type of FCCLA membership. If a member of a team, the student will compete at the highest level of the teams’ members. Some events will still have FCS course requirements or other eligibility criteria. (see Career Development Event Chart) The Career Development Event levels are:

Level 1 - Members through grade 8
Level 2 - Members in grades 9 and 10
Level 3 - Members in grades 11 and 12

When reviewing Career Development Events with your members please use the OhioFCCLA website under Career Development Events as a guide.  
Adviser Expectations with Career Development Events
Importance of Chapter Advisers serving as judges for regional, state and national CDEs. Chapter advisers are subject matter experts in both Family and Consumer Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training and FCCLA. As subject matter experts, they serve an important role in providing essential information about FCCLA, Family and Consumer Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training curriculum, and Career-Technical Education to both members and other adult volunteers. Without chapter advisers serving as event volunteers, evaluation teams may lack critical context and subject matter information that could negatively impact final scoring.
State Project: Ohio School Breakfast Challenge
In Ohio, only 35.3% of teens report eating breakfast every day. Research shows that eating breakfast impacts learning and has a positive effect on:
  • Attendance
  • Attentiveness
  • Behavior
  • Classroom Participation
  • Concentration

This fall, Ohio FCCLA members have the opportunity to participate in the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge as the State Project. This State Project can be used with many Career Development Events, State Project and National Programs Awards and use the hours spent on this project as service learning hours to track in the Service Learning Portal. Register your chapter for to participate in the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge Project by November 30 at this link. In addition, your chapter can apply for an AdCap Grant to help implement the project. Here's more details
Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS)
I am Mary Jean Gosnell, your new OATFACS President. I hope that the first quarter of the school year has gone smoothly for you. There are lots of exciting changes coming for you from OATFACS. One big change is our new conference venue. The OATFACS Conference will be held on August 3 & 4 at the Marriott Columbus Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, 43017.
Help us to gather information, so we can help you! Please complete the OATFACS FCS Teacher Input Survey as soon as you can.
FCCLA Student Ambassadors Needed!
We need student leaders to share personal knowledge and stories regarding teen traffic safety as part of a county-wide Safe Communities Committee.
Adult committee members seek a teen perspective on traffic safety as they develop programs and strategies to improve traffic safety across local communities.

Adult committee members represent police, sheriff, fire, and medical personnel as well as some civic groups.

Our ideal student representative should be interested in promoting community safety, may have an interest in a safety-related career field, displays leadership qualities, and has support from the FCCLA adviser, parents, and school principal.

Students will attend at least 2 meetings and may require release from school. Schools may determine transportation policy to attend the meetings. This is a great chance to show the leadership potential of your student and to show the community the power of FCCLA as a leadership program. Please share the information and application with students in your chapter. Student Ambassador Application (due by November 22, 2019). Contact Kelley Smith for questions or assistance:
Congratulations to all Ohio F.A.C.T.S. Grant Recipients!
Thanks to the generosity of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 50 Ohio FCCLA chapters have been awarded $1000 to complete an FCCLA F.A.C.T.S. project this year!

Additionally, four Ohio chapters will be awarded $2500 each at Ohio FCCLA Leadership Conference in April to recognize their outstanding work to promote traffic safety through a F.A.C.T.S. project.

Although the grant deadline was Nov. 22, all funds have been awarded and this grant is now closed.
AdCap Funding for State Project
FCCLA State Project: Ohio School Breakfast Challenge
To be considered for funding:

Submitting the project on is Step #1 of the grant application
DECEMBER 15 for Winter deadline / February 15 for Spring Deadline
Project Name must include “(OH)” at the end (Ex: Ross Rams Maroon Café (OH) )

Project ideas must support the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge, leverage student leadership and AdCap funding to help make breakfast programs more robust to increase participation
  • Project grant funds may be up to $1000/per school
  • Students must designate their FCCLA Advisor as their School Contact
  • FCCLA Adviser must read and approve the project before it is submitted and is responsible for managing the implementation of the project and the project’s budget
  • Provide all the appropriate and valid email addresses for communication decisions regarding the project
  • Commit to executing the project the project will not be considered until has received verification from the parent/guardian and the FCCLA Advisor that they support the project
Project Designer 101
The Project Designer provides students with an easy step-by-step process for implementing their Projects. Check out the video walkthrough of the Project Designer.

For more information, you can also contact the AdCap Team at or 856-425-2953 and mention you are from FCCLA!
Black Skirts for Sale
Ohio FCCLA has three black, lined skirts from Twin Hill for sale. Each retails for $35.00 but will sell for $25.00 each, sizes are Regular 6, Regular 14 and Womans 18. If you are interested in purchasing these skirts contact Mary Jo Kohl at
Granville Middle School wins National School Lunch Contest
Granville Middle School has won the Ohio 2019 National School Lunch Contest! The mascot from the Ohio Department of Education visited with students October 17th students during their "Ohio" themed lunches. To go along with the theme, we ask that students dress in their Ohio gear that represents the state or Ohio sports teams. During lunch the students listened to Ohio music like, "Hang on Sloopy", OSU Marching band, "Beautiful Ohio", and musical groups from Ohio, like Rascal Flatts. After students ate lunch, they are encouraged to join in a game of kickball in the GMS gym. This years contest theme was "Lunch Menu Playlist". The GEVSD Food Service Jon Harbaugh, Family and Consumer Sciences students, and Mrs. Zenah planned the menus, theme for each day, music, and activities to celebrate National School Lunch Week.

Ohio Insurance Institute Online Resources
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