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Family & Consumer Science Department

The Family and Consumer Sciences classes are required at the 6th, 7th and 8th grade level.  They are exploritory classes introducing student to family and consumer sciences subject matter such as:  work of the family, food and nutrition,  healthy eating habits, child development, money management, laundry, sewing skills,  the history of FCS and others.  Semester long classes of Food and Nutrition and Sewing and Home Decor are offered at the high school level equipping students to be prepared for college and life beyond high school.  

 

Department Faculty

Department News

The One Million Pillowcase Challenge

by MaKayla Ptaschek

The One Million Pillowcase Challenge is a challenge in the United States to supply comfort to foster children, cancer patients, and victims of domestic violence. The first semester Sewing class decided help out with this cool challenge and donate 19 wonderfully made pillowcases. To this date, over 234,000 pillowcases have been donated to this challenge. Mrs. Carlson taught the students a new technique for making pillowcases that is fast, easy, and fun!

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Courses Offered

Food and Nutrition 1

Course Number: 
6450
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

Students examine how food is used by the body and explore how to provide safe and nutritional food for individuals and family. This includes food safety and sanitation, applying dietary guidelines in the selection and preparation of various foods, and cooperative food laboratory experiences.

Sewing And Home Décor

Course Number: 
6430
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

In this course the student will learn about textiles, fabrics and design principle. Students with beginning or more advanced sewing abilities may take this class as basic skills will be practiced and new techniques learned. Clothing and home décor projects will be a part of this class. Cost of the projects will be the responsibility of the student. Specific choices that appeal to boys and girls will be offered.

Exploratory 7 FCS

Course Number: 
j770

This exploratory class will include several FCS concepts. Students will study the history of FCS and the work of the family. Other areas of study are nutrition, money management, laundry and sewing. Hands-on lab work is part of this class.

 

Exploratory 8 FCS

Course Number: 
j862
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

In this class, students will continue to explore nutrition and making healthy food choices through a variety of learning experiences. Other concepts related to the work of the family will also be studied including child development, quilting and sewing.

 

Food and Nutrition 2

Course Number: 
6460
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

Students explore how to provide safe and nutritional food for individuals and families. Students will apply skill preparing various baked and culinary food products, examine current food issues that affect the family and society, and explore multicultural differences in food choices.