Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter

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May 4, 2023

Calendar Reminders

May 8: NLC ACF Certification Test Registration Deadline

May 9: Family and Consumer Sciences Spring Meeting

May 19: Early Bird National Leadership Conference Registration Deadline

May 19: NLC Culinary Math Management and Parliamentary Procedure Testing Window ends

May 30: FCCLA Membership Affiliation Deadline

June 15: NLC STAR Events Orientation Form Submission Deadline

July 2: National Leadership Conference State Meeting, 8:30 p.m.

July 6: National Leadership Conference, State Awards Recognition, 12:00 p.m.


Thank You Sponsors

Thank you to the 30+ Ohio FCCLA business and industry partners that provided support, scholarships, and sponsorships this year to Ohio FCCLA.

State Leadership Conference Survey

Ohio FCCLA State Staff is seeking advisers input on the 2023 State Leadership Conference. Please complete this survey no later than May 25th. Feedback from the survey will assist in planning of the 2024 Ohio FCCLA State Leadership Conference.

Top Finalist Medals

State staff is working with the vendor to get the top finalist medals out to schools as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

American Culinary Federation Credentials

Ohio is proud to announce that 36 of 55 members passed the Certified Fundamental Pastry Cook and 51 of 57 members passed the Certified Fundamental Cook credentials.

Career Development Events Rubrics

CDE rubrics are available in the State Leadership Conference Registration portal.

National Leadership Conference

The top 2 entries in each level in each event, meeting the score requirement of 80 or above, will advance to the National Leadership Conference. *Exception: The top 3 entries in Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts, meeting the score requirement of 80 or above, will advance to the National Leadership Conference. If an entry that placed first or second at the state competition cannot attend the National Leadership Conference, the third-place entry will be invited to compete if the required score is met.

National qualifying competitors have up to three days after the release of National Qualifiers to cancel their opportunity to advance to the national competition. Any chapter attending the National Leadership Conference will register directly through the FCCLA Portal. Please direct any questions to the national office.

Ohio competitors have until May 19, 2023, to register. If your competitor is not attending the National Leadership Conference, please notify the state office by Friday, May 5, 2023.

National Leadership Conference: Volunteer to Evaluate Competitive Events

Because STAR Events operates on a limited budget, unpaid volunteers are essential. State associations are responsible for providing one evaluator and/or room consultant for every three event participants. Evaluation teams consisting of members, advisers, and business and industry professionals will be assigned representing different FCCLA regions.

Chapter advisers and members can volunteer to assist with these events by completing the volunteer sign-up process as part of their 2023 NLC registration in the FCCLA Portal.


Ohio School Safety Center Art Contest

The Ohio School Safety Center and the Ohio Student Safety Advisory Council will be kicking off a state-wide Safety Art Contest for middle and high school students (grades 6-12).

Theme: What does school safety mean to you?


  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Videography (max 3 minutes)
  • Literary (max 1,000 words)
  • Mixed Media/Digital Art

**All physical artwork shall be no bigger than 36x48. 

Submissions must include a narrative section no longer than 250 words that explains your art work. Please include your name, grade level, contact information, school district and category selection in the narrative portion of your submission. Submissions will be collected digitally. Please submit an image (or video for videography) of your artwork to [email protected] prior to May 19, 2023 at 5:00 P.M. 

Finalists will be selected by the 2022-2023 Ohio Student Safety Advisory Council and invited to highlight their artwork at the 2023 Ohio School Safety Summit in Columbus on July 25-26 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


Teaching Positions

Bedford City Schools

Buckeye Local Schools

Mount Vernon City Schools

North Olmsted City Schools

Vermilion Local Schools


Ohio School Safety Summit

Mark your calendars for the annual Ohio School Safety Summit which will be held July 25 and 26 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Look out for registration details soon.

OATFACS Membership

Did you know that Ohio ACTE Organizational Members are schools and other institutions that join Ohio ACTE. All staff members receive complimentary Ohio ACTE membership and access to benefits. Please be sure to contact your school administrator to confirm membership. Once membership is confirmed, remember to add OATFACS Division for $30.

OATFACS Summer Conference


Family and Consumer Sciences Spring Meeting

The Ohio Department of Education, in partnership with the Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS), will be hosting a Spring Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Development Meeting. This meeting will include state updates and content based professional development.

General Information:

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Ohio FFA Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Tentative Agenda

Featuring: FCS Knife Skills Bootcamp

Chef Kibby is here to teach you the practical tools and tips you need to improve the way knives are used in your classroom. In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • How to use knives safely and effectively
  • How to choose knives and accessories that will cut down on accidents and increase productivity
  • How to avoid abuse to knives by implementing proper care procedures
  • How to access professional knife skills instruction with a click of a mouse!

Ohio Summer FinCamp -- Teacher Training for Ohio Teachers

Hosted by Ohio Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

June 14-15, 2023 Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Grove City

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

  • Ohio Jump$tart Sessions -- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Welcome Dinner -- 6 p.m. (Included)

Thursday, June 15, 2023

NGPF Sessions -- 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Breakfast and Lunch Included by NGPF) 

More Information.

Careers in Early Care and Education Directory

Child Care Services Association and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center is excited to release the sixth edition of the Careers in Early Care and Education Directory

This directory was created to introduce you to a variety of wide-ranging careers in the early childhood field, from child care providers to trainers, regulators, consultants and more. It contains a sampling of different types of employment opportunities in Early Childhood Education and the type of formal education that may be required.

This edition has added profiles of new career opportunities that began trending since the fifth edition was published. Each of the careers profiled introduces you to real people from across the country who are currently working in critical roles with young children and their families or performing other specialized functions on behalf of the workforce. Read more.

Ohio School Safety Center Stand Out Awards

The Ohio School Safety Center will be recognizing Ohio students and school staff members who have made significant contributions to school safety and security through their commitment, efforts, and leadership. Nominees can be from K-12 or higher education. Nominations for the School Safety Stand Out Awards will be collected through May 31, 2023. Awards will be presented, in person, at the 2023 Ohio School Safety Summit in July. 

Please review the category descriptions prior to submitting a nomination.

School Safety Stand Out Student Award (2 available)

To recognize students who have exemplified what it means to be an advocate for school safety. These individuals have made significant contributions to safety and security through their commitment, efforts, and leadership.

School Safety Stand Out Staff Award (2 available)

To recognize staff members who dedicate their time to educating others about school safety as well as preventing and protecting against imminent threats. Examples include but are not limited to teachers, administration, school resource officers, school nurses, transportation, school counselors, etc.


Nominate your staff and students here!

Staff Contact Information:

Alyssa BregelAssistant Director

Cheryl Hamblin, Administrative Professional

Christie Jackson, Education Program Specialist

Mary Jo Kohl, Education Program Specialist


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