Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
Regional Conference and Competitive Events



Regional Coordinators will be contacting schools concerning their Regional Conference and Competitive Events.  
Teaching Professions Meeting canceled
The February 20, 2015 Teaching Professions Meeting is canceled.  Attendees were notified.
Items Due
1   Adviser Recognition Application Due March 1, 2015
2   State Projects Application Due March 1, 2015
3   Endowment Scholarship Due March 1, 2015
4   Endowment Financial Form Due March 1, 2015
5   Adviser Consultant Team Application Due March 1, 2015
6   Board of Directors Application Due March 1, 2015
8   National Program Application Due March 1, 2015
9   State Executive Council Application Due March 16, 2015
Save the Date
1    State Officer Practice Interview Day - March 14, 2015
2    State Officer Interview - March 27, 2015
3    State Leadership Conference - April 22-24, 2015
4    National Leadership Registration opens - May 1, 2015
5    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Lebanon High School - April 28, 2015
6    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Penta Career Center - May 1, 2015
7    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Knox County Career Center - May 5, 2015
8    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Delaware Area Career Center South - May 7, 2015
9    FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Vantage Career Center - May 8, 2015
10  FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Portsmouth - May 12, 2015
11  FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Austintown-Fitch - May 14, 2015
12  FCS/FCCLA Regional Meeting Great Oaks - May 15, 2015
Gearing Up for FCCLA Week

As you know, National FCCLA Week is February 8-14, 2015, so it's time to start preparing to "Spread the Red"! If you have not yet started planning what your organization will do to celebrate this special week in our 70th anniversary year, the national office is pleased to provide some simple tools and ideas to help you get the attention you deserve in your school and local community. Please visit the FCCLA website for a press release template to promote FCCLA Week to your local media; a proclamation to share with your local legislators; and a list of resources and sample activities you might want to consider using in your schools and communities.


Once FCCLA Week arrives, share all you're doing with us and all of your social media friends by using #FCCLAWeek. Let's Spread the Red!

Request a State Officer

Are you interested in having a State FCCLA Officer visit your chapter? The State Executive Council is very eager to make classroom visits, present workshops, serve as speakers, etc. The officers aspire to expand interaction with local FCCLA Chapters and reach out to schools that have yet to start an FCCLA program. Please feel free to directly contact any of the State Officers via email. The email addresses for the State FCCLA Officers are as follows:

Mary Buehler mbuehler@ohiofccla.org

Colton Amberger camberger@ohiofccla.org

Elizabeth Pleiman epleiman@ohiofccla.org

Andy Denny adenny@ohiofccla.org

Kelsey Breznicki kbreznicki@ohiofccla.org

Macy Boggs mboggs@ohiofccla.org

Adrianna Beavers abeavers@ohiofccla.org

Kyna Wright kwright@ohiofccla.org

Chelsea Kent ckent@ohiofccla.org

Blake Miller bmiller@ohiofccla.org (National Vice-President of Competitive Events)

Regional Officer Pictures

This is a link to all of the pictures taken during the REC meeting in December. There are head shots of each individual REC member too under this link - some of the advisers wanted copies of this pictures too, so maybe we could send the link out to them?



State Officer Candidates
Save the date for March 14th! New this year: any FCCLA member interesting in running for the State Executive Council is invited to participate in a practice interview day where you will be introduced and coached on the areas of the state interview process. More detailed information to come.
FCCLA Board of Directors
Even numbered regions will elect an advisor to the Board of Directors at Regional Meetings.  This is a great leadership opportunity for an adviser to help structure the future of FCCLA in Ohio.  There are three meetings a year (June, December and February).  Demonstrate to your students how to be a viable part of a growing organization!  Applications are due by March 1, 2015 to ohiofccla@education.ohio.gov subject line: BOD Application.
Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity Available for
Early Childhood Education Career Tech Students


The Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA) is partnering with Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and Ohio Department of Education to offer assistance with the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Assessment Fee for your Early Childhood Education Program students.



  • Seniors enrolled in a Career Tech ECE Program
  • Seniors who have met the CDA requirements set by the Council for Professional Recognition (for information on the requirements please visit http://www.cdacouncil.org)




  • OCCRRA pays for $375 of the $25 Credential Assessment Fee
  • The application includes a $50 check or money order when submitting the CDA Assessment Fee Scholarship Application to OCCRRA
  • Upon receipt of CDA Credential within the contract period, OCCRRA will reimburse the $50 fee 


For more information please contact:
Denielle Young
Toll Free: 1-877-547-6978 ext. 304
Email: dyoung@occrra.org


Endowment Scholarships Available

The Ohio FCCLA Endowment annually awards ten $500.00 scholarships. Candidates applying may attend a certificated program, technical school, a two-year postsecondary school or a four-year postsecondary school. Awards will be granted upon successful completion of the first semester of studies or upon successful completion of a program. Scholarships will be paid to individuals or educational facility for use toward tuition, books and or/room and board, Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Scholarship money will be dispersed no later than February of the following year. Recipients must send necessary information to the treasurer of the Endowment for payment; information will be provided with the awarded scholarship. All applications are due March 1, 2015 and can be found at www.ohiofccla.com under the About FCCLA tab - Endowment Board


  •  Adel Riegel $500
  •  Jay Hershey Memorial $500
  •  Clifford "Poppy" Collins $500
  •  Lindsay Platfoot $500
  •  Six $500 Endowment

The State Farm� Good Neighbor Scholarship


The State Farm Companies Foundation believes all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to fifty high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.

For more informationand to apply, please visit scholarshipamerica.org or contact Scholarship America at 1-507-931-1682. Email: statefarm@scholarshipamerica.org

Additional details:  Applicants to the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2014-15 school year*
    *Children of employees, agents, and retirees of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (the "Company") and children of employees of the Company's subsidiaries and affiliates who are otherwise eligible may apply for scholarships, but they will not receive any preferences. Disqualified persons of the Foundation (within the meaning of Section 4946(a)(1) of the Code) will not be eligible for scholarships.
  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year
  •  Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 to 3.20 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent)
  •   Be a U.S. citizen
  •  Demonstrate financial need 
  •  Up to fifty (50) selected recipients will receive a $2,500 award
  •  Awards may be renewed up to one additional year based on   maintaining satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrollment 
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only
  • Your application must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 2, 2015
  • Only the first 700 applications received will be accepted
Career Field Students


For the fourth consecutive year, the Office of Career-Technical Education will select one exemplar graduating senior from each of 15 career fields.  The difference for the Class of 2015 is that we are partnering with the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education with the added benefit that two of our 15 honorees will receive the $1,000 Darrell Parks Scholarship.  All 15 will receive certificates of recognition from Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross. The 15 also will be featured in a visual presentation during the association's conference this summer, among other visibility opportunities in FY2016.  To learn more and download the scholarship application form (called Darrell Parks Student Scholarship in honor of a former state office director), click hereSubmission deadline is March 15, 2015.  

To look at the Class of 2014 honorees, click here

Please take this opportunity to showcase your students and your programs!

FCS Postings

Millstream Career Center is in need of a long term substitute for Family and Consumer

Science for the last quarter of the school year.  This position may potentially be open for 

full-time employment in 2015-2016.


The successful candidate will have proper FCS licensure and will be assigned to courses at

Findlay High School.


Please contact Mr. Chris Renn, Millstream Director at crenn@findlaycityschools.org or at


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  • Share scholarship opportunities with your students


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Family and Consumer Sciences Education Is Back at BGSU

Bowling Green State University has reopened its Family and Consumer Sciences Education program.  This teacher licensure program can be completed at either the undergraduate or graduate level.  Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2015 admission for the undergraduate baccalaureate degree program.  Those holding an undergraduate degree in an FCS-related major may now apply for Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 admission for the graduate-level program.  General information is available at:  http://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/school-of-teaching-and-learning/workforce-education-and-development.html


For more specific information, contact Dr. Robert Berns, program coordinator, at rberns@bgsu.edu or 419-372-2904.


Dr. Berns stated, "We are very pleased to be returning to serve the Family and Consumer Sciences community in this way."

Board Member Position Opportunities

FCCLA is actively seeking candidates to fill two positions on its National Board of Directors: Board of Director Positions will become available in July 2015 for an Occupational Adviser and a Business and Industry Representative


For the Local (Occupational) Adviser position, candidates must have been a local chapter adviser for at least two years, and must currently be serving as a local chapter adviser affiliated with the national organization. In addition, they must be a member of two of the following professional organizations: ACTE, AAFCS, FCSEA, or other related educational groups, and must attend the national conference at which they are a candidate for election.


For more information and to apply for the Local (Occupational) Adviser position, please Click Here.


For more information and to nominate a candidate for the Business and Industry Representative position, please Click Here.


The deadline to apply for both board positions is May 1, 2015.



FCCLA@TheTable has been gaining momentum: We have 15,918 meals pledged for this national campaign, which asks youth to take a pledge to plan, prepare and share healthy meals with their family!

But, we've got a ways to go if we're going to hit the ultimate goal of 70,000 pledged meals before the National Leadership Conference this July in Washington, D.C.

So, we issue a big challenge to members during FCCLA Week: on February 10 we want to add 10,000 new meal pledges. Chapters should start planning now on how they can generate a lot of new pledges on the 10th. In addition to their chapter, they also can reach out to their friends and classmates to take the pledge.

We've enhanced the pledging process, so that individual and chapter pledges can be made.


Take the pledge here: http://bit.ly/1CFje3N. For complete details, visit the @TheTable website here: http://fcclaatthetable.org 


Let's add 10,000 more pledged meals on February 10th!

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