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September 21, 2023

Calendar Reminders

September 26: Chapter Officer Training @ Ohio Hi-Point Career Center 

September 28: Chapter Officer Training @ Penta Career Center 

October 9-10: Ohio FCCLA Fall Leadership Training 

November 1: Affiliation Priority Deadline 

November 10-12: National Fall Conference, Birmingham, Alabama  

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.


  • September 27, 2023 Registration  
  • October 25, 2023 
  • November 15, 2023 
  • December 20, 2023 
  • 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 


FranklinCovey Leader in Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive model that builds leadership and life skills in students, creates a high-trust school culture, and lays the foundation for sustained academic achievement. The four Leadership in Me courses focus on developing a student's social emotional skill set, leadership skills, as well as college and career readiness. Each course is designed to be delivered one course per year, either as a semester class (50 min per day) or yearlong (40 min per week) option. 


Leadership in Me Course Overview 

FranklinCovey High School Course FAQ


For additional information or questions, please contact Adriana Berger at [email protected] or 614-580-7449.

Connected Career Rounds 

The Cleveland Clinic Center for Youth and College Education is pleased to announce enrollment is now open for Connected Career Rounds for the 2023-2024 school year. Educators are invited to have their middle and high school students join a team of our caregivers to learn about the career journeys that landed them face-to-face with today’s most challenging healthcare issues.  


Each session includes a caregiver team, whose members discuss their career path and how they contribute to providing care around a specific health topic. The sessions also provide valuable information about the depicted careers such as average income, education requirements, expected 10-year job growth and local education/certification programs. At the end of each live session, students have the opportunity to ask the caregivers any questions they may have.  


In addition to the live sessions, students and teachers can go to the Connected Career Rounds on-demand website to watch recordings of prior sessions, which will be posted on Fridays after live events. The website also includes video features on in-demand Cleveland Clinic jobs, caregiver testimonials from healthcare professionals, links to other education programs and other career exploration resources. To access the materials, visit the Connected Career Rounds on-demand website and select “log in as a guest.” 


Teachers and other school professionals: If you are interested in participating in live Connected Career Rounds sessions, please register your class today. Once registered, you will receive RSVP emails one week before each live session so you can save a spot for your class. 

Register for live sessions 

Learn more about the program 

Questions? Please contact [email protected].


OAFCS Conference  

Registration deadline October 1, 2023.

Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference Agenda.

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


Fall Leadership Training Extended Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for Ohio FCCLA Fall Leadership Training has been extended to Friday, September 22, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Join us for an unforgettable Ohio FCCLA Fall Leadership Training to connect members and advisers, as we come together to network, expand team building skills, and enhance FCCLA knowledge through youth workshops. We know that chapter members are missing the chance to elevate their leadership skills. Don't miss this opportunity to come together for the Ultimate Leadership Experience!

Register here. Contact Cheryl Hamblin if you have questions. 

Now Available

The Outstanding Chapter Award Guidelines, State Degree Criteria, and 2023-2024 Ohio FCCLA Regional Culinary Career Development Events Location Assignments are now available on the Ohio FCCLA website.

Cleveland Cavaliers FCCLA Day 

The Cleveland Cavaliers FCCLA Day event includes a professional speaker panel, food and beverage activity, and community service project.

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023 

Check-In: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Cliffs Entrance  

Education Day: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   

Where: Rocket Mortgage Field House, 1 Center Court, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115  

Community Service Project Location: TBA 

*speaker panelists still being finalized along with related content standards  


Dinner (on own) in the Gateway District: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Cavaliers vs. Pistons: 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) 



  • If you are bringing a bus: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse is still finalizing details and pricing for bus parking for the 2023-2024 season and will communicate all information once they have it.  
  • If you are not bringing a bus: There are more than 15,000 parking spaces available within a 10-minute walk of Rocket Mortgage Field House. All surrounding parking lots and garages offer spaces for guests with disabilities. Rates are $10-$20 depending on the garage or parking lot.  
  • More information about parking will become available closer to the date of the event.  


Registration is $65-Loudville Sideline and $34-Loudville Corner and it covers the Education Day and Cavaliers game ticket. To register, please contact Thyran Nowden by email or at 216-219-3433 as soon as possible. Deadline to confirm attendance by payment will be Friday, October 27th. 


Executive Council Chapter Visit 

Looking for someone to help recruit members? Need a presenter on FCCLA information? The Ohio FCCLA Executive Council is available for either in person or virtual presentations depending on your needs. To secure an Ohio FCCLA Executive Council member, complete this form. They are looking forward to meeting members this year and helping them on their Ultimate Journey through FCCLA!   


Chapter Officer Training  

This training is designed to provide local chapter officers an opportunity to experience high quality hands-on activities, establish a chapter program of work, develop leadership skills to become a well-rounded chapter leader, and network with other chapter officers. 

Date and Location:  

  • September 26, 2023: Ohio Hi Point Career Center 
  • September 28, 2023: Penta Career Center 


Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Cost: $25 per person 

Dress Code: Business Casual – FCCLA polo encouraged 

Registration: Ohio FCCLA Website > Leadership Development Events > Chapter Officer Training > Register Now 

Registration Closes: Registration closes one week before each host site.

Knowledge Bowl Guidelines 

The Knowledge Bowl TeamSmarts Quiz testing window for the fall is now open. Teams have until September 27 to submit the quiz to be eligible. The Top 40 teams will advance to the National Fall Conference for the next round of the competition. Information on team registration can be found in the 2023-2024 Knowledge Bowl Guidelines.

Adviser Academy 

Registration for FCCLA Adviser Academy is now open. This year, the Academy features an upgraded experience, including self-paced learning modules in addition to valuable virtual collaboration opportunities. Registration is due November 1, 2023. Learn more about Adviser Academy.

Chapter Adviser Summit 

Get ready for the 2024 Chapter Adviser Summit, coming to the vibrant city of Seattle, WA from January 25 - 27, 2024! Are you looking to take your classroom and FCCLA involvement to the next level? The FCCLA Chapter Adviser Summit (CAS) is your chance to do just that!  

Here's what you can expect at CAS 2024: 

  • Up-to-date Professional Development 
  • Inspirational Sessions on Competitive Events, National Programs, Chapter Management and more! 
  • Tour the host site of the 2024 National Leadership Conference! Discover all the incredible spots to take your members. 
  • Networking Opportunities with Chapter Advisers from Across the Nation 


This incredible event is developed and led by FCCLA's National Staff and the National Consultant Team (Alaina Tharp & Savannah Wright Wegner) to ensure you get the best resources and insights to empower your students and chapter.  


A tentative schedule is now posted, and National FCCLA will be continuously updating it with the most up-to-date information and exciting sessions in the lead-up to registration opening.  Registration officially opens on November 1, 2023, in the FCCLA Portal.

Save the Date

Staff Contact Information:

Alyssa BregelAssistant Director

Cheryl Hamblin, Administrative Professional

Christie Jackson, Education Program Specialist


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