September 5, 2019
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
September 15 - FCCLA Leadership Training T-shirt Order due
September 22 - FCCLA Leadership Training Registration ends
November 1 - Affiliation Payment
November 15 - Career Development Events registration opens
Upcoming Dates
Ohio FFA Center open state-wide (Closed)
Eastland Career Center
September 27 - NextGen FinCamp , Financial Literacy Training - Cleveland Airport Marriott

Apollo Career Center
October 3 - WebXam Teacher Review
October 14-15 - FCCLA Leadership Training - Heartland Conference Retreat
Marengo, Ohio

November 1 - Fall FCS Professional Development , Bexley High School - Agenda
November 4 - New Adviser/Teacher Training , Agenda , Ohio FFA Center
November 18 - Early Childhood Education - Agenda , Ohio FFA Center
FCCLA Leadership Training
You are invited to join Ohio FCCLA members for a day and a half leadership training October 14-15 at Heartland Conference and Retreat Center, Marengo, Ohio. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect and share ideas with members and advisers, sharpen leadership skills through hands-on training and seminars. All attendees must have a signed Heartland Retreat Center Consent Form to turn in at registration.

Opening Session begins at 10:30 on Monday, October 14. This year Ryan Moran will be our keynote speaker for the evening session.

Registration is $130 per person which includes meals, lodging and training materials. Begin to share “Your Story” by attending FCCLA Leadership Training.

FLT attendees will have the opportunity to pre-order a t-shirt to be picked up at FLT. There is a limited number of shirts available. Please complete the attached information and return to by September 15. Each shirt is $12.50 with a $6.00 chapter handling fee.
Membership Madness
Membership Madness has officially begun! Be sure to apply for the Membership Madness toolkit in order to receive hands-on, ready-to-use recruitment materials. All applicants will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card in order to host a recruitment party! 
Click here to apply. 
Deadline: September 30. 
Why Agriculture Should Say Yes to FCS
5th Annual Ohio Early Childhood Higher Education Summit
September 27, 2019 – 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. (Event registration begins at 8:30 A.M.)
The Ohio State University - Marion Campus, Maynard Hall, 1461 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302
$18 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch
Leadership Hall of Fame Nominations
To help celebrate our 75th anniversary, FCCLA is launching a Leadership Hall of Fame to recognize and honor former and current FCCLA/FHA HERO members and supporters who:
  • Have achieved success in their chosen professions
  • Contributed significantly to their communities
  • Helped FCCLA reach its goals 
If you know a current or past member, adviser, or supporter who you feel should be nominated for this honor, please follow this link to submit a form: 
Nomination form will close on December 13.
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Lead4Change – State and National Outreach Project 

The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is the nation's leading and fastest growing free leadership and service program. Aligned to education standards and 21st century skills, Lead4Change will create a transformation in your students and real change in your community. 
Lead4Change provides leadership lessons with a community service project framework. The process is easy, using these start to finish steps: 
  1. Create your member profile
  2. Access and teach the lessons (lessons can be student led)
  3. Share your students' story in the Lead4Change Challenge. Challenge entries are due February 7.
The Lead4Change Challenge awards teams up to $10,000 for their school or charity. And service projects are often used for STAR Events - with many teams becoming State and National winners! 
Learn more at
Ohio Beef Council Virtual Field Trips
These live virtual field trips, with special emphasis for middle and high school Culinary and Food and Consumer Science classes, will turn Ohio classrooms into virtual beef farms through the use of live video conferencing technology.

A total of five virtual field trips, each guided by farmers and beef experts, will virtually transport students live to a cow-calf farm, feedlot, and into the meat lab to share how food is grown, cared for and provided in Ohio. Students will chat directly with farmers and experts during live Q&A sessions. Each trip is also recorded so that classrooms not able to participate in live virtual field trips can watch a trip on-demand.

Culinary and FCS classes registered for trips will receive additional educational resources to help students understand Ohio’s food supply while helping teachers cover many of Ohio’s standards regarding beef cuts (types, grades), choosing cooking methods, understanding meat production and sustainable practices. ( More information)
ACF Student Membership Programs and Certifications
Secondary School Program – FREE ACF Membership
1. All Juniors/Seniors at an ACFEF Accredited School are eligible to receive Free ACF Membership.
2. Students enroll as Junior Culinarians.
3. Program Coordinator appointed by School to facilitate must be an ACF Member.
4. Annual registration required for each School participating.
5. Junior Culinarians are not eligible for the ACF Life Insurance Member benefit and they are not eligible to vote in ACF elections. 

Certification for Accredited Secondary and Postsecondary Programs*:
1. Students that are completers/graduates from a secondary accredited culinary arts/baking and pastry program are eligible to receive their CFC or CFPC certification without having to take a written/practical exam. CFC/CFPC application and completed transcripts are to be sent to the ACF National Office Certification Department. Application fee is waived because of the new membership program for juniors/seniors at an accredited secondary culinary arts/baking and pastry program. ( More information)
Looking for FUNDS to support a FCCLA Project? Want to make a difference in your COMMUNITY?
Apply for the Ohio FCCLA and Ohio Department of Public Safety grant to receive $1000 to implement a F.A.C.T.S. project this year! We have dollars to provide 50 Ohio FCCLA chapters $1,000 each to conduct a F.A.C.T.S. project in their community. The following Career Development Events lend themselves to this topic: Event Management, Professional Presentation, Public Policy Advocate, Chapter Service Project Display, Chapter Service Portfolio, Leadership, National Programs in Actions, along with State Project Award, National Programs Award and Service Learning Hours Award. There is a wonderful project for every chapter and is the perfect way to create connections with other community organizations and local government agencies. Do you need project inspiration? Use the resources found in FCCLA’s F.A.C.T.S. Program Guide to get started. For more information about FCCLA’S F.A.C.T.S. national program, visit

Applicants must create and complete a well-thought-out plan of action using the FCCLA Planning Process as a tool to determine how your chapter will impact traffic safety within your school or community. 

In addition to the $1,000 grant, four projects will be selected as the most outstanding and will be awarded a $2,500 cash prize each at Ohio FCCLA’s State Leadership Conference and will be considered for additional state and national F.A.C.T.S. program awards. Application deadline is Nov. 22 so start planning now! Submit your grant application through FCCLA here 
Contact Kelley Smith, Grant Coordinator, for questions or assistance:
Ohio Career Development Events Updated
New Year, New Updates Details can be found at 

Updated Ohio CDE’s                            
Culinary Team
Curriculum Unit Development
Garde Manger
Language and Literacy
Lesson Preparation Team
Pastry Tray
Product Development
Observation and Assessment

CDE Name Changes
Creative Cake is now Decorated Cake
Event Planning is now Event Management (national)

New CDE’s 
Baking and Pastry (top place from Pastry Tray)

Event Management
Event Management is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who apply skills in FCS courses to plan an event for a client (an educational institution, community or non-profit organization, business, or a government institution). 

Participants prepare a portfolio and an oral presentation. Level 2 and 3 participants also complete an event volunteering experience.  
This updated event represents careers in the Hospitality and Tourism career pathway, and is the first event to be scaffold to have a progression of skill requirements with each level, and will have three separate rubrics.
Chapter and Member Awards Update
Outstanding Chapter rules and rubric has been updated. Power of One has been revised by Nationals and Ohio will follow their guidelines. The new handbook can be found on the Affiliation portal.
2019-2020 Competitive Events Guide Published Soon!
The 2019-2020 Competitive Events Guide will be available on the Resources tab of the FCCLA portal on or before September 15th. This document will be available until November 1st to all FCCLA chapters, but only affiliated chapters will have access after November 1st.
The guide contains information on the following competitive events:
  • FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge – Personal Finance
  • FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl
  • Skill Demonstration Event
  • STAR Events

All resources and templates will remain available for members on the STAR Events Resources page of the National FCCLA website. 
NextGen FinCamp: Free Financial Literacy Professional Development Opportunity
Next Gen Personal Finance ("NGPF") is a non-profit team of former educators delivering free personal finance curriculum, professional development and advocacy support to over 10,000 teachers nationwide. This year an all-day free professional development workshop for Financial Literacy teachers, called FinCamp, will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Teachers of all backgrounds are welcome. A substitute stipend is available for schools and breakfast and lunch will be provided. This event is limited to the first 50 respondents. Register here
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