"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama
In 8th grade, Family and Consumer Science is a 20 week course which meets every other day. This course is taught using a “hands – on” approach utilizing, incorporating, and reinforcing math, science, reading, writing, and technology skills whenever possible. The following topics may be covered: Money Management, Consumerism, Career Exploration and Entrepreneurship, Parenting and Child Care, Clothing Management, and Personal Environment Management, Food Management and Nutrition
Teacher Cell Phone / Electronic Device / Ear Bud Policy
Cell phones /Electronic Devices / Earbuds are not allowed in school at all for 7th or 8th grade. If a student is found with a cell phone, it will be taken and given to a school administrator, as outlined in the school student handbook.
Students’ work will be evaluated in the following way:
20% Classwork / Homework / Participation
40% Food Labs / Projects
Students missing a food lab will be given an alternate assignment. Food labs cannot be re-created. Late assignments will have 10 points deducted from assignment grade.
Students will need to bring a yellow binder (with 3 dividers) with them every day to class, along with their agenda. They must have a blue or black ink pen or pencil and a supply of loose leaf paper.