Congratulations to our local FCCLA cook-off winners:


1st – Molly E, Chicken Pesto Tortelini; 2nd – Kamryn C, Skinny Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo; 3rd – Leighton T, Chicken Spaghetti


1st – Mary S, Italian 3-cheese Stuffed Shells; 2nd – Anna C, Mexican Lasagna; 3rd – Addi J, Lasagna Casserole

Dairy Dessert

1st – Grace T, Cookies n’ Cream Cheese Bundt Cake; 2nd – William P, Strawberry Cream Pie; 3rd – Niyah S, Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

 These local winners will compete at the Shelby County Competition on February 15th.

Extending Your Learning

In an effort to take learning outside the classroom, 7th and 8th grade students will choose one square from each category of the Extending Your Learning project to complete each nine-week grading period.   See the detailed instructions on the attached document.  Remember…a dated parent signature is REQUIRED for each paragraph turned in.  Don’t wait until the last minute!!  Only one reflection will be accepted per week.

EYL Guidelines and example

OMMS-ExtendingYourLearning-spring 2018



Family Meal Planning Project

Family Meal Planning Packets are due DECEMBER 12TH!!  While I emailed this information to parents earlier,  I also wanted to post it just in case a student has lost his or her packet and evaluation sheet.  Students hopefully have already planned to prepare their meal by now and may just need to cook and then fill in the evaluation sheets.  Everything they need is attached.  Please remember that students MUST turn in the completed rubric…a handwritten note will not suffice for the grade.

There are several recipes posted under the “Recipes” tab at the top.  These are great options for the meal planning project.  In addition, I would LOVE to include recipes from our students and their families.  Please email me if you would like a recipe included…of course I’ll give you credit. 🙂

family meal planning assignment

family meal rubric

Skillet Meal

The 7th and 8th grade semester classes prepared a “Beefy Rice Skillet Meal” today in class.  This is a great way to incorporate multiple food groups and have a healthy, easy dinner on the table in only half an hour.  Many students asked for the recipe so here is the link…

This would be a great option for the Family Meal Planning project which is due on (or before) December 13.

Eclipse Food Lab Coming up August 21st

I wanted to do something fun and yummy to commemorate the Great American Solar Eclipse but since we have not had any cooking instruction (and our classes will be cut a little short on Monday) it needed to be super easy.  We have more several more food allergies this year than we have had in the past so I felt it was important to give you a heads up about our Eclipse Cookies.  🙂
We will be dipping Golden Oreos into Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels.  If your child cannot eat either of those items please let me know and then feel free to send in a snack that they can enjoy in class.