Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum Coordinator Contact Information
Name: Melissa Jacobs
Primary Location of Coordinator: Council Rock South High School
Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum Overview
Family and Consumer Sciences 7-8:
Middle school FCS students learn through a variety of curriculum-based projects and hands-on experiences. Development of basic skills in nutrient knowledge, home safety, food preparation, measurement, consumerism, and care of personal and household goods is integral to student learning. Experiences are designed to assist students in achieving the competence and responsibility needed to become contributing family members. In addition, the curriculum aids students in developing personal abilities, confidence, and interests.
Family and Consumer Sciences 9-12:
FCS elective courses provide unique learning experiences that empower students to manage the everyday challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. Family and Consumer Sciences emphasize leadership, coping skills and critical thinking skills needed to deal with the challenges affecting one’s environment. Instruction also strengthens academic skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Learning opportunities in nutrition, foods, child development, early childhood education, housing, clothing and personal finance foster critical-thinking skills through practical applications in real-life situations. All courses satisfy elective requirements for graduation.
Family and Consumer Sciences Special Programs and Related Events
Cooking Club - (9-12)
This club open to all high school students desiring to improve their skills and donate food to charitable causes. Meetings are monthly after school at both high schools.
Annual District STEAM/ Science Night - (K-6, May 30, 2019)
FCS teachers are privileged to be a part of this larger event and with their students offer experiences relating to food science and chemistry. (See the Science page for full details.)