Family and Consumer Sciences

If you have not paid for your affiliation you will not be able to register for Regional Conference. 


Regional conference is open now.  Here is a tutorial with step by step instructions on registering.  Please continue to check the website for updates on locations and dates.


November 21, 2014 CTE Hospitality, FFA Center

November 25, 2014, FCS Supervisors Meeting, FFA Center 

January 16, 2014, Culinary Arts, Eastland Career Center
Deadline to apply Friday, November 7, 2014

 Insurance Essentials

Six-Week Insurance Essentials Curriculum and Certificate Pilot.

Interested in a FREE six-week web-based curriculum to enhance or maybe even replace how you're teaching insurance to juniors and seniors?  If so, read on!

Insurance Essentials, a fully online-course leading to a nationally recognized certification, is available to pilot in January 2015 following a November 18, 2014 training session in Columbus.  The course syllabus, designed by the lead faculty for Ohio Dominican University's Insurance & Risk Management degree, integrates online coursework with industry-provided classroom speakers and information regarding insurance related careers.  Did you know that the Ohio insurance industry needs to hire over 26,000 people between now and 2020 to maintain current operations?  This new coursework will inform students about the "whys and hows" of the various products offered by life, health, property and liability insurance companies while also helping them understand the variety of insurance and risk management positions available upon high school or college graduation.  (For more information)

National Cluster Meeting, Little Rock Arkansas

There are 15 seats available on the bus for the National Cluster Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The cost is $130.00 dollars.  The bus is leaving from Anna High School on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. and returning to Anna High School at approximately 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  Please contact Brenda Wuebker if you are interested.  Her email address is

I am Career Tech

I wanted to share with you a unique opportunity for high school career technical education students who would like to be the official representatives for iAmCareerTech. This internship is for conferences (state convention) only and 5 will be given out. We will choose an intern to represent us at FCCLA, Business Professionals of America, SkillsUSA, DECA and FFA. Deadline to complete the application is November 15th. Check out  
for more information.

Help High School student find a career through the Ohio Career Exploration Internship Program

Businesses can be reimbursed for 50 percent of an intern's salary, up to $5,000!  The Ohio Career Exploration Internship Program will help high school students explore potential careers and gain valuable work experience in a professional environment. Through an internship of at least 20 weeks and 200 hours of on-the-job training, students have the opportunity to explore all aspects of a profession and gain better understanding of the skills, training, and education needed to enter a career.


Click Here to Learn More

Knife Safety
Nasco has completed another Family & Consumer Sciences lesson plan with two levels of learning. The first one, "Knife Safety," is a little easier and intended for 7-9th grade students. The second, "Knife Cuts," is a little more difficult and designed for 9-12th graders. Check out the other FREE FCS lesson plans at the website. And be sure to visit them for all your Family & Consumer Sciences personal finance education supplies.
FCCLA @ the Table

FCCLA national campaign -  FCCLA@theTable - is asking its 200,000+ members to Take the Pledge to plan, prepare and share healthy meals for their families. It isn't a tough pledge to take as it can be a one-time commitment or more. 


And FCCLA has a BIG goal: 70,000 meals before the 2015 National Leadership Conference! At NLC next year, states with the greatest percentage of meals prepared and shared will be recognized.  Don't forget to share photos of your meal on Instragram and use #FCCLA@theTable.


Lead2Feed, an FCCLA partner, has developed a 10-lesson leadership curriculum and is offering FCCLA chapters the opportunity to use the curriculum and earn cash for their chapter's favorite charity and valuable technology for their schools. To participate, simply:
(1) Go to - the place to find the 10-lesson leadership curriculum and the project information. 
(2) Register. 
(3) Do the lessons  and tell your story. 
It's that easy and can earn your chapter up to $25,000 for their charity and up to $25,000 in technology products for their school. 
Lead2Feed looks forward to seeing what you and your students will do. 
Shape the Leaders of Tomorrow to Lead the Fight Against Hunger. Sign-up today at  

Middle School Affiliation Policy

Parental Consent Process for students under the age of 13.


1. FCCLA advisers will provide a copy of the COPPA Parental Consent form

    located at the end of this policy to the parents of all students under the age of 13.

2. The student's parent(s) or guardian(s) will sign the completed form and return

     it to the FCCLA adviser.

3. The FCCLA adviser will upload the forms to the FCCLA Affiliation System. The

     adviser will need to save the forms as individual documents and upload a form

     for each student under the age of 13 using the Upload Consent Forms button.

4. The FCCLA adviser may then begin the affiliation process for those students.

5. The Membership Department will file a scanned copy of the form in a specific

     library that is accessible by the staff with membership responsibilities.


Information collected from children consists of membership roster data including name, home address, age, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, birthdate, gender, ethnicity, race, residence type, high school graduation year, grade level and t-shirt size. This information, which may be shared with state associations and local chapters, is used to help students complete applications for awards and recognition, create participation portfolios, deliver the FCCLA magazine to students and notify students and their parents and/or guardians of opportunities supportive of the educational mission and objectives of the FCCLA. We do not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the foregoing activities. We do not disclose information collected from children to unaffiliated third parties.

Parents and legal guardians may review personal information we have collected about their child, request deletion or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information. To do so, please contact Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. 1910 Association Drive, Reston, VA

It Can Wait

Great news! We have extended the FCCLA Waits2Text contest (that's right, the one where you can win  $5,000) to December 1, 2014. Participants in the FCCLA Waits2Text contest will take a creative video or photo slideshow to spread the word throughout their family, school and community about the dangers of texting and driving for a chance to win the grand prize! Register your chapter today! 


FCCLA Waits2Text, a student-led contest that encourages youth from across the country to take a pledge to never text and drive, is in full swing. Underwritten by a generous contribution from AT&T, FCCLA Waits2Text has two project goals: to encourage all participants to take the pledge, and to create, plan and execute an It Can Wait community-wide event. One lucky chapter will win a $5,000 cash award to attend the 2015 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. for its efforts.

Japanese Exchange

Japanese Exchange is a scholarship opportunity for FCCLA members to travel to Japan for four-to-six weeks as an exchange student. This scholarship is funded by the Kikkoman Corporation, administered by Youth For Understanding USA. Scholarships are worth more than $11,000 each.


Don't miss your opportunity to live in Japan next summer with a Japanese host family. You can be one of 14 FCCLA members selected to experience a Japanese tea ceremony, traditional Japanese foods, or climb up Mount Fuji with a Japanese brother or sister.  It will be a summer you will never forget! 


Deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. Apply for this amazing opportunity today!


Cheryl Hamblin

Family and Consumer Sciences/Ohio FCCLA
25 South Front Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183


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