ERHS FCS Classes
Life management is a course available to learn about health, family relationships, friend relationships, cooking, and personal growth. Every class you start out by journaling. You can get a prompt or if you have something on your mind you can write about that. Then you could cook, work in the textbooks, do group projects, and work on your public speaking skills. This class is great to take if you are looking for an easy way to express your feelings and learn about life!
Intro to Foods
In this class you learn about different foods and how to take care of them and how to cook or bake them. Almost every class period we start off by learning about the food then you get to cook it. After you make it and are graded on the results, most of the time you get to eat it! If you like to cook/bake or if you just like to eat this class is a great way to learn more and have fun.
Intro to Early Childhood Education
Intro to early childhood education is the class to take if you are interested in working in childcare or if you just love kids. You learn about the importance of childcare and what kids do at different developmental stages. In our classroom we have a preschool corner set up for our small class of preschoolers who come over from River Bend Elementary School. In this class you get to teach young kids and interact with them.
State and National Conferences
The Virginia FCCLA State Leadership conference is held annually in Virginia Beach. At state conference you can compete in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events, listen to keynote speakers, go to leadership meetings, and attend a college exhibition. If you choose to compete in a STAR event, you present your project to three or four judges, the first and second place project in each category qualifies for the National STAR event competition. Keynote speakers discuss topics ranging from leadership to social issues. Leadership meetings allow you to meet new friends and the expo allows you to learn about what colleges offer for FCS. Chapter members can also participate at the state level as an officer.
At the National Leadership Conference, you get to enjoy the same things as State Conference but at a higher level. You get to meet people from other states, listen to major keynote speakers, dance the night away at the gala, and enjoy your week in the beautiful host state. Each year a different state hosts the National Leadership Conference. The 2019 conference is in Anaheim, California. In addition to the conference participants can visit Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure. Participants also get to present their STAR event against other state winners.
Here's a glimps at the 2018 National Leadership Conference.
Taylor Comer attended State Conference 3 times and National Conference 3 times. She earned one silver medal and 2 gold medals at state and 3 gold medals at national.
Anna Rodgers attended State Conference 2 times and National Conference 2 times. She earned one silver medal and 1 gold medals at state and 2 gold medals at national.
Kaitlyn Lam attended State Conference 5 times and National Conference 4 times. She earned 3 gold medals at states and 1 gold at nationals.
Kaitlyn Lam (2017-2018) Vice President of Membership
Program of Work
FCCLA provides the following programs for chapters to participate in throughout the year:
- Career Connection - Explore career pathways and skills for success.
- FACTS - Raise awareness on impaired driving and traffic crashes.
- Families First - Strengthen family relationships.
- Financial Fitness - Manage your money.
- Community Service - Take action in your community.
- Power of One - Give yourself the power to make a positive change.
- STOP the Violence - Empower youth to reduce youth violence.
- Student Body - How to be the best you.
Our Chapter uses career connection, families first, community service, and stop the violence. We use career connection because in our different FCS course you learn about different career paths. Families first is a program we use because we learn about ways to keep your family safe. We use community service because we go out into our community and look at the different ways we can help. Stop the violence is used because we made Human trafficking cupcakes to help educate our community on this issue.
I would like to thank the following people who helped me with the website
Mrs. Vucic, Mrs. Stroop, Mrs. Penny, Mom and Dad.
We do not have any sponsors but are writing letters and sending them out to local businesses.
STAR Event Documentation Links