Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter

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November 16, 2023

Calendar Reminders

December 15, 2023: Ohio FCCLA Career Development Events Registration Deadline  

January 25-27, 2024: Chapter Adviser Summit (Seattle, WA)

February 24, 2024: Culinary Career Development Events - Columbus State Community College

February 24, 2024: Culinary Career Development Events - Cuyahoga Community College

March 2, 2024: Culinary Career Development Events - Cuyahoga Community College

March 2, 2024: Region 1 Career Development Events - Penta Career Center 

March 9, 2024: Region 2 Career Development Events - Coshocton County Career Center

March 16, 2024: Region 3 Career Development Events - Mid-East Career and Technology Centers

March 16, 2024: Region 4 Career Development Events - Butler Tech D. Russell Lee 

April 20, 2024: State Culinary Career Development Events - Columbus State Community College

April 25-26, 2024: Ohio FCCLA State Leadership Conference - Ohio Expo Center, Kasich Hall


What’s Happening Wednesday 

This webinar is to support Family and Consumer Sciences, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism Educators, and FCCLA Advisers.


  • December 20, 2023 Registration
  • January 24, 2024 
  • February 28, 2024 
  • March 27, 2024 
  • April 17, 2024 
  • May 22, 2024


Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Pre-Registration is required

WebXam Teacher Reviews 

The purpose of the WebXam review workshops is to allow Career-Technical Education instructors a formal opportunity to review and comment on WebXam operational test forms. The workshop reviews should also be viewed as a tool the instructors can use to drive future instruction. The review workshops will be held onsite at CETE or, as a second option, hosted offsite at a local district through special arrangements. Individuals participating in the reviews will be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement that includes policy stating that sharing of any information attained during the review is strictly prohibited. The cost per teacher is $50.  

  • December 4, 2023 
  • January 12, 2024
  • January 31, 2024 
  • February 20, 2024 
  • March 11, 2024 
  • March 29, 2024 

Beef in the Classroom Grant Program 

Thanks to Ohio's cattle farmers, a Beef in the Classroom grant program was designed for Family and Consumer Science teachers. The purpose is to provide financial support for the use of beef products in these classes. This program will help educators reinforce lessons about lean beef selection, storage, preparation, nutrition and food safety. 

Realityworks Child Care Experience Program 

Realityworks’ Child Care Experience™ (CCE) is a complete solution involving software, occupational tools of the trade, and curriculum to provide a hands-on project for early childhood programs where students are challenged in class to manage the care of multiple infants simultaneously. Students clock in to “work their shift” in a simulated infant room and handle a “day in the life” of a childcare worker. The simulation even includes random workday events. Why use the CCE program in my classroom?  

  • Create an immersive, risk-free learning environment  
  • Expose students to scenarios they may not otherwise encounter  
  • Practice transferable career skills  
  • Offer an advanced infant care simulation experience  
  • Make learning fun and engaging 

Additional information can be found using the Child Care Experience Implementation Guide. Questions, contact Seth Short at seth.short@realityworks.com.


Teaching Positions

Anna Middle School/High School Contact Joel Staudter, Anna HS Principal, Start Date: February 1, 2024

Akron Public Schools

Austintown Local School District  

Buckeye Local Schools

North Olmsted City Schools

Toledo Public Schools


FCCLA Chapter & Individual Grant Application 2023-2024 

The Chapter & Individual Grant was designed by the National Executive Council to advance and modernize FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences. The grant provides opportunities for members to take action and create a legacy that exemplifies our mission, purposes, and initiatives. Funds will be used to grant chapters financial resources for individual and chapter use and support initiatives of the National Executive Council. The Chapter & Individual Grant is supported by members, supporters, and partners of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. The maximum amount to be awarded to a chapter/initiative annually is $1,000. This grant cannot be used to fund conference or meeting attendance support. If you are interested in seeking additional information, please contact the FCCLA Leadership Department.


How To Apply: The grant application can be found in the FCCLA Portal under the Surveys and Applications tab: Ultimate Leadership Fund Grants (ULF), Chapter & Individual Grants.

Now Available: Career Development Events Handbook

The Ohio FCCLA 2023-2024 Career Development Events Handbook is available on the Ohio FCCLA website. Ohio FCCLA Career Development Events will follow the National FCCLA 2023-2024 STAR Events Guidelines, including Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts: 3 production and 2 tasting evaluators rubric.

Now Available: Ohio Only Career Development Events Guidelines 

The Ohio Only Career Development Events Guidelines can be found in the FCCLA Portal under the Resource Tab. Using the Resource Type select the dropdown to State Resources: 

  • Curriculum Unit Development 
  • Language and Literacy 
  • Lesson Presentation 
  • Observation and Assessment 
  • Garde Manger
  • Education and Training - CDE Lesson Plan Template 


Coming Soon: Product Development

Career Development Events Scaffolding  

Ohio FCCLA Career Development Events Scaffolding for 2023-2024 include: 

  • Early Childhood Education (Level 2) 
  • Fashion Construction (Level 1) 
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation (Level 1-2) 
  • Interior Design (Level 1) 
  • Job Interview (Level 1) 
  • Leadership (Level 1)  
  • Say Yes to FCS Education (Level 1-2-3)

Regional Career Development Events Registration 

Ohio FCCLA Regional Career Development Events registration opens November 15, 2023 and closes December 15, 2023. Registration cannot take place if affiliation has not been paid - pending affiliation does not constitute as paid membership. All registration invoices are final. Career Development Event fees are non-refundable.  

  • 2023-2024 Regional Career Development Events Registration Price: $90 per event 
  • 2023-2024 Regional Culinary Registration Price: $125 per entry (Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts)
Register Here

Career Development Events: Subject Matter Experts 

The Office of Career-Technical Education and Ohio FCCLA State Office have the expectation that advisers will help facilitate Career Development Event competitions in the role of Subject Matter Experts at the regional, state, and national levels. Ohio FCCLA State Staff members are key in identifying qualified evaluators, room consultants, and event volunteers. Because Career Development Events operate on a limited budget, unpaid volunteers are essential. Chapters are responsible for providing one evaluator and/or room consultant for every three event participants. 

2024 Ohio FCCLA Regional Career Development Events Locations 

Culinary Regional Career Development Events 

  • February 24, 2024: Columbus State Community College 
  • February 24, 2024: Cuyahoga Community College 
  • March 2, 2024: Cuyahoga Community College 


Career Development Events Location 

  • Region 1: March 2, 2024, Penta Career Center 
  • Region 2: March 9, 2024, Coshocton County Career Center 
  • Region 3: March 16, 2024, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Zanesville Campus 
  • Region 4: March 16, 2024, Butler Tech D. Russel Lee 


The Ohio FCCLA Regional Culinary Career Development Events Location Assignments are available on the Ohio FCCLA website.

Career Development Events Dress Code  

Student dress should contribute to a positive and professional image of FCCLA. Career Development Event participants must adhere to the published conference Dress Code. In order to promote equity and professionalism, the use of costumes is no longer permitted. Only the FCCLA official dress or chef attire is permitted. Dress Code has now been added to the Point Summary Form. Points were previously given in the rubrics with body language.

Rural Teen Road Safety Assessment

FCCLA is excited to present the Rural Teen Road Safety Assessment (RSA) initiative for the 2023-2024 school year. This youth-led effort engages students, school administrators, local law enforcement, and others to study an intersection in front of or near your school or community. The goals of the program are to:

  • Use peer-to-peer education to engage students in addressing a geographic area they use daily, whether walking or driving
  • Connect students with local members of their community to address road safety
  • Help teens become smarter drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, through education and awareness

Rural Teen Road Safety Assessment Toolkit

Rural Teen RSA Checklist

FCCLA is providing an opportunity for chapters that successfully complete Rural Teen RSA projects during the 2023-2024 school year to earn national recognition. This recognition includes a $1,000 cash award for the top twelve (12) projects. Deadline: FACTS National Program Award Application including the RSA Report Form must be submitted in the FCCLA Portal by March 1, 2024. Visit fcclainc.org/engage/contests for more information.

2023-2024 Ohio FCCLA FACTS Stipend

Is your FCCLA Chapter looking for a way to make a big impact this school year? Apply for an opportunity from Ohio FCCLA made possible by the Ohio Department of Public Safety to earn a $1,250 stipend to conduct a FACTS project in your community. One hundred (100) local chapters will be selected to receive a stipend to help bring their project idea to life. Applications (FCCLA National Portal > Survey Application > Ohio FACTS Initiative > 2023-2024 Ohio FCCLA FACTS Stipend Application) will be accepted and reviewed on December 1 and January 5 or until all one hundred (100) stipends have been disbursed, whichever occurs first. All applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come first-served basis. Projects must be within these 4 topic areas: Speeding, Impaired Driving, Distracted Driving, or Seat Belts.

Poppin Popcorn  

Poppin Popcorn's hassle-free online fundraiser earns you 50% profit, guaranteed! Just download the Poppin Popcorn app and sell anytime, anyplace! Customers choose from over 20 flavors of gourmet popcorn, plus candy, snacks and more. Orders are shipped within 24 business hours to their home! It's the absolute easiest way to raise money! For more information, contact Roy Rodriguez, Fundraising Manger at roy@poppinpopcorn.com or Office: 877-873-6297 Ext. 108.

Funds2Orgs: Shoe Drive Fundraiser 

A shoe drive fundraiser benefits more than just your community, but communities all over the world! There’s no need to ask supporters for money or sell unwanted merchandise. All you do is collect gently worn, used and new shoes. This fundraiser is completely FREE to your chapter, members, and those who give you shoes. Funds2Orgs provide everything chapters need for success. What do advisers have to do:  

  • Sign up for more information and talk to the Funds2Orgs team on when you’d like to start your drive. Don’t forget to mention FCCLA! 
  • Funds2Orgs fundraising coaches will coach advisers through your entire shoe drive fundraiser. 
  • After a planning call, Funds2Orgs send advisers a Welcome Kit with the collection materials, marketing templates and more! 
  • Your chapter can also receive custom promotion materials and social media posts. 
  • Collect gently worn, used and new shoes from your school and community. 
  • Once Funds2Orgs picks up the shoes, chapters get a check within two days of receipt and processing. 


Funds2Orgs What’s Happening Wednesday Webinar Presentation Link.

Staff Contact Information:

Alyssa BregelAssistant Director

Cheryl Hamblin, Administrative Professional

Christie Jackson, Education Program Specialist


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