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October: Speaking Out for Family & Consumer Sciences
Remember to use #SayYestoFCS with your social media posts!

  • Educators share about why they are a family and consumer sciences educator and the impact they make. Change profile photo to “Proud Educator” image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. (
  • University family and consumer sciences education majors share why they chose the major and change profile photo to “Future Educator” image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. (
  • Program advocates who are not educators or planning to become an educator can use the “Say Yes to FCS” profile image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. (
  • Program participants share photos or videos illustrating what they’ve learned through family and consumer sciences programs/organizations…all possible because of a family and consumer sciences educator.

5 shades of Hunger 5k

5 Shades of Hunger 5k: Saturday, April 18th

Click on the registration form to complete. After completing the form registration fees can be Mailed to 101 Washington Street, Columbiana, Alabama 35051, Attn Alana Ray. For more information email Alana Ray or call at 205-682-6518.

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Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to school from the SCHS family and consumer sciences department! I am excited about what is in store for the new school year! We will be beginning our first unit in each course the week of August 18th. In fashion we will be starting the “Clothing and Society” unit. In food and nutrition we will be starting “Food and Kitchen Safety”. In personal finance we will be starting the Building Wealth booklet beginning with “Budget to Save: What Does It Mean to Be Wealthy?”.  FCCLA will have its first meeting this same week to elect officers.  I’ll keep you posted on what is happening in the SCHS family and consumer sciences department. 

FCCLA Meeting

FCCLA will meet in Mrs. Ray’s room immediately afterschool on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Topics to be discussed are state conference, community service projects, and the New Year FCCLA gathering. Make plans to attend this meeting!

FCCLA Christmas Party: Build-A-Bite

The FCCLA Christmas Party will be Wednesday, December 18th immediately after school. Come by Mrs. Ray’s room to sign up for a bag of candy and a dish to bring to the party. Our theme is Build-A-Bite and we will be constructing gingerbread houses at the party. Make plans to attend the 2013 FCCLA Christmas Party this year!

Christmas Stockings

My fashion classes are currently sewing Christmas Stockings to donate to SCHS FFA for the Backpack Buddies program. Our goal is 100 stockings! The SCHS FFA group purchased fabric and donated it for the fashion classes to sew the stockings. The stockings will be given to the SCHS FFA student organization to fill up with goodies. The SCHS FFA group will be distributing them.


Welcome to our FACS Blog!

href=””>welcomeWelcome to the SCHS Family and Consumer Sciences blog.  My name is Alana Ray and I am the family and consumer scieces teacher at SCHS. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is formerly known as Home Economics. Home economics was changed to FCS in 1994  due to the complex social and economic issues that individuals, families, and communities face today. Like any other applied science, FCS has evolved with society and technology. Our emphasis is on issues relevant to today’s individuals and families, skills critical to successful living and working in the 21st century global society.  At SCHS the following classes are offered under FCS: Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion, Food and Nutrition, Career Preparedness and Personal Finance.

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