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Mrs. Houchens, FCS Educator

I graduated from WKU and began teaching in January 2014.  I am one of the 3 advisors for our FCS department and our student organization- FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America) it is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus!

With that being said---I think family should always come first for everyone! I am married with two children.


Welcome to Sparta!

My name is Brandy Houchens and I began teaching at SWHS in 2014. I teach the Fashion & Interior Design and Consumer & Family Management career pathways in the Family and Consumer Sciences department. 

My website contains information for each class including general resources and helpful websites.  For online assignments, important announcements, daily assignments, or in case of an absence, students can find this information on google classroom.  Students and parents/guardians should also monitor student progress on Infinite Campus.

Grades:  Always check Infinite Campus for a grades or any missing assignments.  If an unsubmitted assignment is marked as "Missing", I will still accept it.  If an unsubmitted assignment is marked as a "0", the assignment is too late to be submitted.  If it is blank or marked "Turned In", this means that I have not yet graded the assignment, but that it has been turned in.  If an assignment is marked as "Incomplete", this means that only a portion of the assignment was completed.  Please contact me to see if it is still within a reasonable time frame to accept the missing portion of the assignment.

Fashion & Interior Design career pathway: Provides opportunities for students to develop career competencies in the fashion & interiors industry while participating in entrepreneurship opportunities in the student ran Pincushion business.The Pincushion designs and creates a variety of the school's club and team tshirts as well as embroidery, monogramming, custom orders, and alterations.-----KOSSA Tests & Industry Certifications:•Fashion & Interior Design

Consumer & Family Management career pathway:  Helps students develop skills associated with early career employment opportunities and rigorous education programs that prepare for this level of the career ladder. The knowledge and skills validated span across a broad range of Family and Consumer Sciences content areas and are central to career areas involving human services, consumer services/protection/advising, education and training as well as social and community services.


NTI Days Information

Students should check their google classroom for announcements and assignments. I am on maternity leave until April 8th. Students should contact Mrs. Hudson with any questions they have about assignments until then. I have posted Mrs. Hudson's contact info on google classroom. If the classroom code is needed to join, please email me and I will send it. My email is

Be sure to look for the new projects to be assigned for the week of April 13th-17th. All assignments should be turned in to the appropriate folder under "classwork" on google classroom---assignments should not simply be posted to the stream.  

I will update student grades as assignments are turned in after April 8th. 

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