Saturday, December 6, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well, it has been a busy beginning to school and I have been lax in my posting of information to this blog.  Student have been busy completing assignments as well as FCCLA activities.  Please take a few minutes to look through the pages for new pictures and information.  It has been a successful start to the year and I hope it will continue through the rest of the year.

Sarah Jane Deacon
FACS Teacher
FCCLA Adviser

Monday, August 25, 2014

Good First Week

Thanks to everyone for a good first week.  Each of the three classes scheduled this year has a good group of students. Students who need to make a schedule change are always welcome to come into our classes at anytime during the year.  A brief outline of what is in store for this week's classes is listed below.

Child Development - The Family Life Cycle and Issues with Family Life will be the main topics for lessons.  Because this class is so small, Ms. Deacon is making some changes to the curriculum to allow for more interaction between students. 

International Foods - Students will finish their survey of the Hungry Planet: What the World Eats photo display on Tuesday and then move to lessons in the Structure of the Food Industry. 

Life Management/Individual Development - Students will continue their work on Values, Aptitudes and Goals in preparation for a brief study of Careers. 

FACS After School Starts WEDNESDAY!
Join Us!

 Update on TOP - The program is privileged to have Kayla McKean join us this year as our Teen Outreach Facilitator.  Meetings will start the week after Labor Day.  Initial topics will focus on the importance of connecting to community and being part of a team.  The first community service project of the year should begin shortly after the first meeting.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Welcome to East Rock FACS

Welcome to the East Rockingham High School's Family and Consumer Science Blog.  Family and Consumer Sciences at ERHS is an active and largely project oriented program that encompasses a diverse set of subjects including Individual Development, Nutrition and Wellness, Child Development and Parenting, International Foods, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Early Childhood Education, and Life Management.  The department offers students the chance to explore home arts such as interior design, cooking and sewing as well as career oriented skills such as teaching, health careers, and hotel management.  Personal development skills such as making good choices, conflict resolution, communication and workplace readiness are also included in every course taught.

Check here for regular updates for what is happening with Ms. Deacon's classes and club activities.  This year we will again have the Teen Outreach Program through JMU as well as an active FCCLA club.  See our FCCLA page for more information about how to participate in this leadership opportunity. 

We would like to here your comments.  We ask that you do not comment on specific students and address difficulties with the class by contacting Ms. Deacon directly. 

Here is to a good year!