Farming Feeds Alabama Cookbook: A GREAT Christmas Gift!

The Chelsea Middle School FCCLA is currently taking orders for the Farming Feeds Alabama Cookbook!

Alabama farmers represent one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the country, growing everything from soybeans to sweet potatoes and cattle to catfish. This book, produced in hardback form, introduces you to these farmers who grow our food, along with 200 recipes and beautiful food photography highlighting some of Alabama’s best country cooks. For every book sold, the Chelsea Middle School FCCLA will get $6.00 to help support local charities. This book makes a great Christmas gift!!!

  • To place an order, return the bottom portion of this order form along with payment by September 29th, 2017.
  • Make all checks payable to CHMS. 
  • Books will be delivered by November 3, 2017.


Join FCCLA Today!

FCCLA is the acronym for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. The mission of this student organization is to promote personal growth and leadership skills through Family and Consumer Sciences classes and community service projects. At Chelsea Middle School, FCCLA is available for 7th and 8th grade students who are enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences class. The community service projects and activities vary each school year. Some examples are:

  • Make and deliver wreaths for assisted living residents
  • The Linus Project
  • Help raise money for charities 
  • Make homemade cards for children who are sick
  • Participate in the local beef cook-off at the University of Montevallo
  • Field Trips

There is a $25 fee to join FCCLA which covers the cost of state and national affiliation as well as an FCCLA t-shirt. The deadline for first semester students to enroll will be Monday, August 25th 2017. Second semester students will have an opportunity to enroll in January 2018. To find out more about FCCLA please visit their website at


FCCLA Shelby County Cook-Off

FCCLA members Jackson Powers, Jenna Shehadeh and Ava Bosshart competed in the Shelby County Cook-Off at the University of Montevallo on February 17th. I am so proud of their hard work and for representing CHMS so well!

FCCLA Popcorn Pep Club Contest Community Service Project

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Give me a P-O-P-C-O-R-N and what have you got?  A chance to win cash prizes for our school!  Every fall from October 1 through December 31, the Popcorn Board holds their annual Popcorn Pep Club Contest. Schools from all over the U.S. are invited to showcase their team spirit and love of popcorn for a chance to win.

The Chelsea Middle School FCCLA wanted to enter the contest for a chance to win money for their organization while also serving the community. FCCLA students made Christmas wreaths using foam board, popcorn and LOTS of hot glue. After all of the wreaths were completed, members delivered them to all of the residents of Chelsea’s Hidden Acres assisted living facility.

The winners will be announced this month so stay tuned!

FCCLA Popcorn Pep Club Community Service Slideshow

Welcome to FACS!

blog pictureHello! My name is Leslee Hunter, and this is my first year at Chelsea Middle School. In addition to teaching Family and Consumer Sciences, I am also the FCCLA advisor. I am thrilled to be teaching at CHMS, and feel blessed to be a part of such a great school.

I grew up in Selma, Alabama where I attended John T. Morgan Academy. My school was much smaller than Chelsea Middle, so I feel right at home in an environment where everyone knows each other. After high school, I attended Auburn University where I received a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. This past May, I received my Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Montevallo.

I am married and have two children. Wilkins is 12, and Mary Cothran is 9. Wilkins attends Berry Middle School and plays football and baseball. He and my husband Will also love to hunt and fish, and we all love going to our hunting camp during hunting season. Mary Cothran attends Greystone Elementary School and plays softball and takes tumbling classes. They are both very active, and keep me busy after school and on weekends!

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy watching my children play sports, going “junking,” and curling up with a good book. Fall is my favorite season, and I can’t wait to tailgate on the Plains again this year – War Eagle! I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes. I also love interior decorating and creating a beautiful and comfy space to welcome my family and friends. I also enjoy watching Netflix, although I don’t have much time to watch TV.

I hope you have enjoyed learning a little bit about me, and I look forward to learning more about you! It’s going to be a great year here at CHMS. Go Hornets!