Welcome to Family and Consumer Sciences!
The required courses in Family and Consumer Sciences are FCS 8, a 9-week rotation course, and FCS Exploration, a semester course. Electives include Nutrition & Food Science and Relationships & Family Living (which are both full year courses) and Cooking Strategies and Cooking for Special Occasions (which are both semester courses). I also teach Newspaper, a full year course, in which students create our student newspaper, Dragon Tales, and write for the local newspaper, The Indiana Gazette.
Keys to Success in FCS 8 and FCS Exploration:
- Be present and participate every day with your best effort.
- Do assignments as they are given to you and ask for help if you need it.
- Talk to your family about their experiences with the class concepts in their lives.
Keys to Success in Cooking Strategies, Cooking for Special Occasions and Nutrition & Food Science also include:
- Practice safety and sanitation to avoid foodborne illness and injury.
- Measure foods accurately and follow the recipe precisely unless directed by the teacher to modify it.
- Work cooperatively in your group to manage time and tasks wisely during the class period.
Keys to Success in Newspaper:
- Begin interviewing the most appropriate sources as soon as the article is assigned.
- Interview sources as close to the event as possible, when applicable.
- Use class time wisely by working on articles and layout every day in class.
- Meet your deadlines! Only published work is graded in a student publication.
I attended Seton Hill University in Greensburg for my B.S. degree, then earned my Master of Education degree from St. Francis University while teaching at Purchase Line. I am certified to teach both Family and Consumer Sciences and English.